There’s more than beer and spirits emerging from the stunning Eagle Park Brewing & Distilling facility that opened last year in Muskego these days as the brewery and distillery has announced the release of four new canned beverages this week.
“These beverages will bend people's perception of what craft beverages can be by bringing cocktail inspiration into a 12-ounce can,” says Eagle Park’s Jake Schinker.
First up is EP Mimosa, which is a canned cocktail that’s not just for brunch.
Sold in 12-ounce six-packs, this Mimosa packs 8% ABV and is made with real fruit and all natural flavors.
“No more need to buy all the ingredients separately only to be left with a half drank container of orange juice and a flat bottle of champagne in your refrigerator,” says Schinker.
The other three new releases are a trio of what Eagle Park is calling Hard Smoothies.
“We use our ultra pure hard seltzer base and loads of real fruit puree to create beverages you’d more expect to come out of a blender behind a tiki bar rather than out of a can,” says Schinker.
The first three flavors arePina Colada, Strawberry Banana and Tropical (mango pineapple and passionfruit), and it sounds like more varieties are in development.
All four of these canned gems are gluten-reduced.
“All four of these products have been in development for almost a year in our taprooms and we couldn't be more excited to finally share them with the city we love,” says Schinker.
In more Eagle Park news, Jeff Alworth of the Beervana blog and author of the encyclopedic and yes extremely readable “TheBeer Bible,” is hitting the road and makes a stop at the Milwaukee location of Eagle Park Brewing, 823 E. Hamilton St., on Wednesday, Oct. 13 at 5 p.m.
Alworth will be in conversation with EP founder Jackson Borgardt. There will be an audience Q&A period, a book signing and discounts on beer. The event is free.
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.