On Saturday, I texted my brother a little after lunch time and asked what he was doing for dinner. He didn't have any plans, so I invited myself to his town. :) Joe lives in Milwaukee, which is just a quick drive from where we live, and I haven't made the trip nearly enough since he moved there a year ago. Scott and I spent the entire drive talking about our future and where we want to live as we raise a family (Chicago proper? Chicago suburbs? Iowa? Charleston?) so the trip absolutely zipped by. Pretty soon, we were in Milwaukee.
We grabbed Joe, and headed to a place that Scott found on Yelp: Milwaukee Ale House. We had our choice of being inside or outside, but it was a nice evening, so we headed to their patio outside. It was awesome! It was right on the river, and was a really cute deck/patio area.
It's a brewery, so in addition to the ol' standbys, they also had their own beer which we all decided to try. (My favorite was one that Joe came up with - their "OGii" beer mixed with lemonade. Perfect for a warm summer night!)
It was awesome seeing Joe (obviously) and fun exploring a part of Milwaukee I'm not very familiar with. Milwaukee, I'll be back!