By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Feb 12, 2024 at 12:26 PM

Eagle Park Brewing and Distilling Company’s Joint Beer Fest returns to the Muskego taproom, S64 W15640 Commerce Center Parkway on Saturday, April 20 and this year’s installment of the collaboration brewfest will bring together more than a dozen Midwest craft breweries pouring unique beers brewed specially for the event.

Taking part this year are 3 Floyds Brewing, 3 Sheeps Brewing, 1840 Brewing Company, G5 Brewing Company, Goldfinger Brewing Company, J. Henry & Sons, Modist Brewing, Ope! Brewing, Pulpit Rock Brewing Co., Supermoon Beer Company, Young Blood Beer Company and Milwaukee Brewing Company.

More collaborators and vendors are expected to be announced before the event.

“The Midwest has an incredibly rich craft beer culture, so it’s an honor to collaborate with some of the best brewers in the region to craft this one-of-a-kind party,” said Jake Schinker, Brand Director at Eagle Park. “Even after a few years off, we saw an incredible turnout at last year’s Joint Beer Fest, and we’re excited to do it all over again in April.”

Joint Beer Fest will also have live music frbyom Hollyy, Free Joel, Ur Mom and Cruel Buddhist.

Tickes are $105, with a $125 VIP option, which offers early admission at noon plus two exclusive cans of barrel-aged collab beers.  Both VIP and GA tickets include a mixed 12-ounce six-pack selection from collaborators, unlimited beer samples from a limited edition glass and an unlimited buffet of munchie-themed food.

A $40 Designated Driver or “I Don’t Drink Beer” ticket includes entertainment and unlimited food. Non-collaboration beverages can be purchased at the main bar.

There will also be a pre-party on Friday night with exclusive tappings. Festgoers can register early to skip the Saturday line and pick up their beer, glass and lanyard at the pre-party, which will feature a performance by Wire & Nail 6 to 9 p.m.

For more information visit

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.