By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Mar 27, 2024 at 3:01 PM

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Because dogs are the best people, Black Husky is hosting an event supporting a no-kill cat shelter in early April.

On Saturday, April 6, Riverwest’s Black Husky Brewing, 909 E. Locust St., hosts Cat Mom – The Revenge, an event celebrating the release of Cat Mom Triple IPA, brought out of retirement to raise funds for Happy Endings No Kill Cat Shelter.

Cat Mom Triple IPAX

The big beer is 10.2 percent ABV with 60 IBU, thanks to the Solero hops.

Cat Mom will be available on tap and in 16-ounce four-pack cans.

“Happy Endings No Kill Cat Shetler cats are taking over Black Husky Brewing,” says co-owner Toni Eichinger.

“They have hijacked the brewery and have thrown glitter everywhere!”

In addition to cat merchandise for sale by Happy Endings, there will be a door prize for the best cat costume, faffle baskets that include Brewers box tickets, cat, dog, coffee, yoga, cooking, fitness, gardening and beauty products themed baskets, and an appearance by Mr.P's Grilled Cheese to keep you fed.

The event runs from 1 to 5 p.m. and all proceeds will benefit the shelter.

“We hosted one (of these events) for them pre-Covid,” says Eichinger, “and it was a ton of fun.”

For more info, visit the event page.

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.