By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Jul 19, 2021 at 10:03 AM

In another great example of a beer brewed for a good cause, Milwaukee’s Component Brewing has teamed with New Berlin Recreation to create, Recreation(ale), a sessionable IPA to benefit the Waukesha County city’s new Activity and Recreation Center.

The limited release brew, with 4.8 percent ABV, is brewed with Citra, Mosaic, Simcoe and Cryo Pop hops. Four-pack cans will be available during the New Berlin Beer Gardens, which launch on July 23, from 3 until 8 p.m. at Malone Park.

A dollar from each can sold benefits the new center, which is expected to open in 2022 at 15321 W. National Ave. Component may also sell cans of the beer in its Bay View taproom at the Lincoln Warehouse.

Here is the complete schedule for the beer gardens, where you can purchase the new ale on tap.

  • July 23-25 at Malone Park
  • Aug. 20-22 at Malone Park
  • Sept. 17-19 at Malone Park
  • Oct. 3 at Historical Park


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 can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.