By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Oct 19, 2022 at 10:36 AM

’Tis Dining Month, the tastiest time of year! This means we’re dishing up fun and fascinating food content throughout October. Dig in, Milwaukee! OnMilwaukee Dining Month is served up by Potawatomi Hotel & Casino and Wollersheim Winery & Distillery.

Riverwest's Gathering Place Brewing Company will open its Tosa taproom and patio at the former Stock House Brewing site, 7208 W. North Ave., on Saturday, Oct. 29.

The grand opening event will take place from 2 until 10 p.m. The opening follows on the heels of changes at The Fermentorium nearby and the opening of Lion's Tail Brewing on 86th and North last weekend.

Owner Joe Yeado announced in August that he had acquired the former Stock House space.

The grand opening event will include tappings of limited release beers and special aged beers, including a 2017 version of Limb Shaker Belgian Tripel with Door County Cherries.

There will also be a food truck on the new patio out back.

“The outpouring of support since we announced this project has been truly humbling,” said Yeado in a statement issued Wednesday. “We’re very excited to continue sharing excellent, locally-made craft beer with the Tosa community and to join the growing number of businesses that are making a home on North Avenue.”

The Tosa tasting room and patio will initially operate as a taproom serving beer made in Riverwest but will ultimately add a brew system. Gathering Place is currently seeking the required permits.

“The new location gives us more opportunity to innovate and create beers that will only be found in the taproom,” said Corey Blodgett, head brewer. “We have lots of ideas for using new ingredients and techniques and can’t wait to share these beers with guests.”

Gathering Place donates 20 percent of online and taproom sales every Thursday to a different nonprofit and Yeado said the Tosa taproom will also be included in the program.

Find more details on the Facebook event page.

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.