At noon on Friday, Nov. 4, Walker's Point-based Broken Bat Brewing. 135 E. Pittsburgh Ave., will unveil a new can branding look as well as some new beers.
"In the game of baseball, and in life, sometimes you have to change your approach at the plate – and after 5+ awesome years, we're excited to introduce a new era here at Broken Bat," reads an email from the baseball-themed brewery.
"To celebrate our new look and feel, we’re introducing 6 brand new brews to the lineup. Our Head Brewer, Karl Osterman, hand-picked these brews to kickstart our new era. "
Those new beers are:
- Schtoinker: A dark, malty wheat beer registering at 5.6% ABV.
- Batters Rye: This Rye IPA is for the hop-heads out there, stepping into the box at 6.8% ABV.
- YAZ: Brewed with a legendary Triple Crown winner in mind, this 8.7% ABV Belgian Tripel is savory, crisp, and slightly dry, perfect for cold-weather sipping.
- Corre Light: Similar to our beloved ‘Corre Corre’, this sessionable version registers at 4.7% ABV, and we're letting you decide if you want to add a slice of lime or not.
- Fungo: An every day Classic American Lager, this 4.5% crusher should be a staple in every beer fridge.
- The Arm Barn: Our new Hazy IPA, 'The Arm Barn' is stepping into the year-round lineup with a perfect 6.0% ABV.
Osterman, who has been with Broken Bat for a year and a half, was promoted from assistant brewer to head brewer in January.
The new beers, as well as some familiar brews, will be available on tap and in cans to go beginning at noon on Friday.
All weekend – Nov. 4-6 – Broken Bat will celebrate the new era with a food truck, music and more at a rebranding and beer release party.
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 OnMilwaukee.com 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.