Located on the western shore of Lake Michigan, just two hours north of Chicago, Milwaukee epitomizes the American industrial and agricultural heartland. It is the headquarters of the original American muscle machine: Harley Davidson. Its drink of choice? Beer, as brewed by local powerhouse Miller Brewing Company. Its main dish? Sausage (particularly brats), as prepared by Johnsonville Sausage company, headquartered just an hour to the north.
And, of course, it is located in Wisconsin, America’s dairy land, famous for cheese and other dairy products (and “cheeseheads”) the world over.
So how can you experience all of this in a single day? Answer: go to a Milwaukee Brewers afternoon baseball game, then mosey down the street to the Harley Davidson Museum. This blog will cover the ballpark. The next blog entry will show what can be found at the museum, especially when you wander in on “bike night.”