The Germania Society of Cincinnati is launching a monthly Summer Biergarten Series at its park at 3529 W. Kemper Road.

Biergarten evenings will be free and open to the public.

The first will occur May 11. The series will then continue June 8, July 27, Aug. 10, Sept. 14 and Oct. 26. Each event will run from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m.

The Summer Biergartens will feature a family-friendly environment, live music and German food.

Taft’s Brewing Co. (June), Braxton Brewing Co. (July), West Side Brewing Co. (August) and Fretboard Brewing Co. (September) will host tap takeovers over the course of the series. Each takeover will feature at least three of the participating brewery's beers.

The May and October events will feature beers from all four breweries. The Biergarten evenings will feature imported German beers.