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According to a post on its website, Bend, Oregon-based Deschutes Brewery will bring its Street Pub tour of outdoor events to Milwaukee on Saturday, July 22.
A location for the event, slated to run from 2 until 10 p.m., has not yet been announced. Deschutes calls the event, "an outdoor pub of epic proportions that we bring to town for one day."
"We’re excited to bring our pub to Milwaukee for one day," reads the post. "Street Pub is a family friendly one-stop shop to try lots of our beers with over 50 taps – from year-round and seasonal beers to specialty and pub exclusive beers.
"We’ll pair these beers up with culinary creations from our Executive Chef, Jeff Usinowicz and a couple of local chefs and we’ll top it off with live music from local bands!
"Bringing the community together over a pint to raise funds for local non-profits has been an amazing experience over the past two years. We’re excited to do it again in 2017 and we hope you will join us!"
The website notes that Deschutes – which was founded in 1988 and makes popular craft brews like Black Butte Porter, Chainbreaker White IPA and Mirror Pond Pale Ale – has raised more than $840,000 for nonprofits via previous Street Pub events.
The tour – for which Deschutes is partnering with Hydro Flask, Humm Kombucha and KEEN Footwear – also stops in Cincinnati; Roanoke, Virginia; Portland, Oregon; and Sacramento this year.
Stay tuned for further details on tickets, partnering nonprofits and a location.
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.