City Lights Brewing, 2200 W. Mount Vernon Ave., will celebrate the Milwaukee Brewers' opening day by giving away 2,200 bratwursts.
The brewery in the Menomonee Valley — a stone's throw from Miller Park — sweetens the deal with live music, shuttle service to the game and the tapping of a new brew. Think of it as a brewery triple play.
The new brew is Lemon Grass Wheat, a re-interpretation of a 200-year-old recipe for lemongrass ale, according to David Ryder, the chief innovation officer at the brewery. The beer has an alcohol by volume (ABV) of 5%.
City Lights chose 2,200 brats as the number to give away because of the brewery's address, said brewery president Robin Gohsman.
Doors open at 8 a.m. and live music begins at 10 a.m. with the Stage Hoggs. At 4 p.m., the Kelsey Miles Band performs. Shuttle service (free with beer purchase) to Miller Park begins at 11 a.m. and continues until the third inning.