By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Sep 30, 2021 at 2:04 PM

A pair of South Side block parties this weekend will find some interesting, limited edition collaboration brews on tap as well as some new releases.

On Friday, Oct. 1 from 4 until 10 p.m. Love, Milwaukee will take place at the Lincoln Warehouse, 2018 S. 1st St., in Bay View

The fun event is centered around great local beer and features Immy’s African Cuisine food truck, pizza from Transfer and more.

On tap inside the New Barons taproom will be a series of collaboration brews, including:

1840 Brewing with Girls Pint Out & Barley's Angels – Scottish Ale brewed with rye

New Barons Brewing Cooperative with LGBT Community Center – Belgian Blonde Ale

Company Brewing with MKE Black – Honey Brown Ale brewed with honey

Component Brewing with Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee -- Paloma Gose brewed with grapefruit, blood orange, mango and sea salt

Gathering Place with ElevAsian – Pale Ale brewed with Thai basil and lime

Soul Brew Kombucha with Collective Flow and BU Magazine – Kombucha made with blackberry, lemon and mango

The beers have also been packaged to create a special Love, Milwaukee six-pack.

Find complete details here.

Meanwhile, up in Walker’s Point, Indeed Brewing is hosting its third annual block party called The Lowdown.


In addition to live music, live art, food vendors and a range of beers on offer, the brewery is bringing back the Beer Brulee experience, which red hot pokers heat up and carmelize pints of beer.

Honey Nut Cream Ale and a Smoked Vienna Lager will be released at the event, and you can also try the new Loretta Dark Lager, a year-round malt bomb perfect for the cooler months.

The festival will include food from Twisted Plants, Arts & Large Cafe and others, as well as a live art creation by Jeff Redmon.

Music starts at noon and ends at 10, with The Boogie Bang, Dropbear Collective, Chicken Wire Empire, Browns Crew and You Win!!!

OK, so there’s no block party up at Hacienda Beer Co. on Farwell and North on the East Side but there are two new beers launching on Saturday.


Falsch-tober is a 5.5 percent Marzen fermented with Oslo Kveik yeast and You Assumed Wrong, a collaboration with New York’s West Kill Brewing, that’s an oak-aged mixed culture saison with local green coriander.

Also coming soon from Hacienda are:

  • How Dare You Speak To Me (Hazy IPA with Mosaic Incognito, Simcoe Cryo and Mosaic T90, 6.7%) and The Third Steeple (Collab with Bad Moravian, Oak Aged Saison with Rishi Peach Blossom Tea and Cascara, 5.1%) on Oct. 9.
  • The Only Time Is Party Time (Milk Stout with Coconut & Isely Coffee, 7.8%) on Oct. 16.
  • Does Anyone Work Around Here? (Wet Hop Lager Brewed with Local Fresh Hops, 5.3%) and True Hallucinations (Double IPA with Mosaic, Vic Secret and Idaho 7, 8.5%) on Oct. 23.
  • DDH Everything Eventually HBC-586 (Hazy Pale Ale Double Dry Hopped with Citra & HBC-586, 5.9%) on Oct. 30.
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.