By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Feb 10, 2023 at 9:01 AM

After a two-year pandemic-induced break, Milwaukee Public Museum is bringing back its popular Food & Froth fundraiser on Saturday, March 11.

The 21+ event, which runs from 7 to 10 p.m., with a 6 p.m. VIP entry, is the 23rd annual iteration (if you ignore those last two years) and it helps fund the museum's exhibits, programming, educational programs and community outreach.

It debuted in 1998.

In addition to sampling beers, ciders, meads and more, you'll also get to taste some great dishes from area restaurants and caterers.

Plus there's live music and more, all taking place on the museum's exhibit floors.

Tickets are $100 and include admission, samples and a collector's glass. There is also a limited number of Designated Driver tickets available for purchase. The $175 VIP tickets are sold out.

For ticket information call (414) 278-2728.

So, who's taking part?

Here's a list of participating breweries, meaderies and cideries, with asterisked ones new this year:

  •     3 Sheeps Brewing Company
  •     Barrel 41 Brewing Co
  •     Bofferding*
  •     Ciderboys
  •     City Lights Brewing Company
  •     Domaines Vinsmoselle*
  •     DAOU Family Estates*
  •     Foxtown Brewing*
  •     Gathering Place Brewing Company
  •     Great Lakes Brewing Company
  •     Hinterland Brewery
  •     Lakefront Brewery
  •     MobCraft Beer
  •     New Glarus Brewing Company
  •     Odyssea Sangria*
  •     Pilot Project Brewing*
  •     Raised Grain Brewing Co
  •     Ramborn Cider*
  •     Sahale Ale Works*
  •     Sprecher Brewing Co
  •     Stevens Point Brewery
  •     Surly Brewing Company
  •     Sweetwater Brewing Company*
  •     Tangent Beer Co.
  •     Third Space Brewing
  •     The Brewery @ Milwaukee/Water Street Brewery
  •     Titletown Brewing*
  •     Torzala Brewing Company*
  •     Vintage Brewing Company

Food samples will be provided by:

  •     Jen’s Sweet Treats
  •     Meat on the Street
  •     Thunder Bay Grille
  •     Ultimate Confections

Also taking part are Beer Barons of Milwaukee, Museum of Beer & Brewing and Trubmeisters Homebrew Club.

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.