By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Nov 06, 2023 at 11:02 AM

As part of its ongoing Rough Draft series of collaboration beers, Bay View’s Enlightened Brewing has teamed with Sweet Smoke BBQ for a whopping three joint brews that will be released later this month.

On Saturday, Nov. 18 from noon until 6, at the taproom, 2020 S. Allis St., Sweet Smoke BBQ will be on hand for the Rough Draught Series Collab Release, serving food pairings for the trio of beers being released.

The beers are "Get Off My Lawn" Lemongrass Saison, paired with Lime Shrimp Skewers over Polenta; "Second Summer" toasted Palo Santo wood infused Ale, paired with Tres Leches Cake; and "Tasteful Nudes" Hazy IPA, paired with a Pork Sausage made with hops.

Sweet Smoke will also offer its full regular menu at the event.

Ten bucks gets you a flight of all three beers, plus you can get $4 short pours and $6 tulips.

Although Sweet Smoke stops serving at 6 p.m. the taproom will be open until 11.

“At Enlightened, we have a small-batch/pilot program called the Rough Draught Series where we frequently collaborate with retailers, friends or other industry folks,” says Enlightened’s Tommy Vandervort. “This turn was given to Sweet Smoke BBQ, who is regularly at our taproom serving probably the best Texas Style BBQ – plus smash burgers and all kinds of stuff – in Milwaukee.

“The beers were designed by them and brewed by us, inspired by flavors they love and that might pair well with some specials they're creating for the occasion.”

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.