By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Feb 21, 2024 at 12:01 PM

The Milwaukee County Historical Society hosts “Beer at the Bank: A Brew City Beer Fest” on Saturday, Feb. 24,  from 1 to 4 p.m., at 910 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.

The event celebrates Milwaukee's beer history in the beautiful old 1913 Second Ward Bank building that the MCHS calls home and where many of the beer barons kept their "gold."

But the event doesn't just focus on old beer stories. By including six craft breweries, it celebrates contemporary beer culture, too.

Check out MCHS' ongoing "Brew City: The Story of Milwaukee Beer and Many Lives of Milwaukee: Objects of Identity" exhibit while you taste unlimited pours of brews from Amorphic Beer, Vennture Brew Co., Ope! Brewing Co., Rookery Brewing Co., Supermoon Beer Company and MobCraft Beer.

Plus, there will be food from Turning Tables Tavern’s food truck, and you get a limited edition Brew City glass.

Tickets are $60, and $55 for MCHS members, and can be purchased online.

The event is a fundraiser for our friends at Milwaukee County Historical Society, so it benefits a great cause: an institution working hard every day to preserve and share Milwaukee's history.

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 has be heard on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories, in that station's most popular podcast.