By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Apr 29, 2020 at 11:40 AM

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Feel like having a beer with Brewers’ MVP Christian Yelich?

Well, on Friday at 5 p.m., you can join him and Leinie’s Dick Leinenkugel for a virtual happy hour in a Leinenkugel’s Instagram live.

The event is part of an ongoing series of Leinenkugel’s virtual happy hours to keep folks connected while we social distance during the coronavirus pandemic.

Leinie’s promises that Yelich and Leinenkugel will talk about beer, about baseball and whatever else comes up as fan questions can submit questions live during the event.

Find the Leinenkugels Instagram account here.

Cheers to you, cheers to the Crew and cheers to a frosty Leinie’s brew (which, for me, is a Canoe Paddler).

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.