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September 2, 2014

Beer gardens help raise money for public parks

  • One South Carolina county makes $4,000 each time it holds Yappy Hour, which involves dogs, bands, wine and beer.
    Associated Press

    MILWAUKEE — Oversized mugs of beer clink together as drinkers sitting under a canopy of trees in a Milwaukee public park listen to live accordion music and proclaim “Prost!” — the German equivalent of “cheers.”

    It's a scene that harkens back 150 years, when Germans brought breweries and beer gardens to the city, until Prohibition shut the gathering spots down in the early 20th century.

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