Beer and brat summit features plenty of Wisconsin products

Governor hosts event to bring lawmakers together

Plenty of Wisconsin food and beverages will be on the menu when Gov. Scott Walker hosts his so-called “brat summit” Tuesday.

The Republican governor has invited members from both political parties to join him at a cookout a week after he fought off a Democratic-led attempt to recall him from office. Walker is hoping the event will help him mend some fences.

The cookout’s menu includes brats from four Wisconsin companies: Trig’s, Johnsonville, The Brat Stop and Usinger’s.

Beer is coming from MillerCoors, along with the smaller Sconnie Beer, Potosi Beer and Titletown Brewing Co.

And, there’ll be a big cheese tray from Cheesers.

So far, 98 lawmakers — 37 Democrats, 60 Republicans and one independent — and 236 staff plan to attend. Walker will be grilling the brats.