This post is sponsored by Pick ‘n Save. All opinions are our own.
This past winter, Jonny and I went on a week-long tour, being put into the thick of things in terms of how Wisconsin “Does Wisconsin.” This was done in order for us to get a feel for Wisconsin culture so we could help Pick ‘n Save grocery stores select a beer of the month for their build-your-own-six-pack program, The Craft Collection, and in turn, introduce the fine folks of Wisconsin to some craft beers they might not have heard of.
During this week, we did lots of nutty things, but hands down, the most surreal moment was when we checked out Koz’s Mini Bowl.
In Milwaukee, there are many bars or taverns that look like residential homes on the outside. If you are on a neighborhood block, there is a chance that one of the homes is a tavern. Upon walking in, we were greeted by one of the family members who owned the place, Justin. Justin is this laid back dude, someone you have no problem chatting up or drinking beer with. This very old bar has so much to take in, including all the stuffed game mounted on the wall.
So while this is a bar, it’s also a mini bowling alley that has four miniature bowling lanes. Jonny and I got to sneak in a few rounds while filming “The Imports” video series we made with Pick ‘n Save, and it’s as fun as you’d imagine.
Justin gave us the history of the place including how he helps less fortunate kids in the neighborhood by paying them to “set pins.” Because this is an antique mini bowling alley, there is no computerized scoring nor is there automatic pin setting and ball returns.
While they mostly served industrial light lager, Justin does keep some craft beer in rotation. I was able to enjoy a few Sierra Nevada Pale Ales while playing a few frames.
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