By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Mar 06, 2023 at 8:02 AM

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Food, art, music and, of course, beer are all featured at Amorphic's second annual math nerd beer fest.

The event – which debuted last year – takes place at the brewery on March 11 and 14 and the return is part of the brewery's self-professed, "never ending quest to stay the most science-nerd-esque brewery in Milwaukee."

Here's what you can expect (in the words of Amorphic) ...

Saturday, March 11

From 2 to 4 p.m. two engineering challenges will take place, one involving the launching of marshmallows and the other flying chicken eggs from the roof. All materials provided, grab your team and show up, fun for all ages, prizes awarded.

From 5 to 9 p.m. Don Pastor food truck (which won last year's OnMilwaukee Taco Fest) will be outside slinging their award-winning Mexican cuisine.

New beer releases planned:

  •  Lagrange Points, 7.0% ABV, a gluten reduced West Coast IPA made with Michigan-grown Chinook hops.
  •  DDH Fluffy Logic Moteuka-Mosaic Cryo, 6.3% ABV
  •  Particle Smasher, 6.7% ABV – All Citra hazy IPA with liquid flowable whirlpool and dry hops.
  •  Eye of the Beerholder, 7.1% ABV – Collaboration with Garth's brew bar in Madison, Citrus Infused Czech style Maibock.

From 6 to 11 p.m. MKE Music Night will take place behind the brewery in the backroom, featuring live music performances by Matt Froelich, Shell Bells, Sam Balisteri, Tlalok, and Cosmic Lovechild. Featured art pieces from Yuliya Bay, Erika Elz and Tyrone Macklee Randle Jr.

On Saturdays, you can take the free shuttle between Riverwest's five breweries. More on that here.

Tuesday, March 14, 4-10 p.m.

Free pie from Honeypie Cafe while it lasts, show up, have a beer, eat some pie, watch some science videos, and celebrate Einstein's birthday.

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Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.

He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.

With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.

He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.

In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.

He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.