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Battle of the beer gardens: Does Green Bay or Appleton have the better beer garden?

From the Local 5 Digital Desk

(WFRV) – It’s a battle of the beer gardens.

Local 5 visited two beer gardens: one in Green Bay and one in Appleton to find out which garden reigns supreme. McFleshman’s in Appleton specializes in traditional German lagers and English real ales. The brewery is a mixture of English and German styles.

“We wanted the inside to feel like an English pub and the outside to feel like a German beer garden,” says the owner Bobby McFleshman. “It’s between two buildings, one which is about 30 feet high. This wall sort of closes in the space for music and just to make you feel a little bit off of downtown.”

McFleshman’s, which has been in the Appleton area since 2018, uses four beer engines to pour their beer, which is practically unheard of now.

Meanwhile, Keggers on Broadway in downtown Green Bay, which has been in Green Bay for 14 years, prides itself on supporting local breweries. The neighborhood hangout is widely known for its bar, but some may not know about the hidden gem in the back.

Image Credit: Will Liebergen

“We’re kind of hidden. We’re kind of behind in the back of the bar. We have our main bar that everybody goes to, but we have this patio outside that’s really nice for the winters and summers,” says Will Liebergen, owner of Keggers beer garden. “It has an ambiance that’s different and hidden, and not everybody knows about it and you can kind of escape here.”

For more information on Keggers, click here. For more information on McFleshman’s, click here.

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