Good City and Milwaukee Pretzel have collaborated on Biergarten pretzel ale – a perfect autumn brew – which releases today.
This pretz-ale (you're welcome), was designed by Good City Head Brewer Dane Mariani and includes actual Milwaukee Pretzel German pretzels in the mash, as well as the addition of sale just before packaging.
The pale ale clocks in at a crushable 5 percent ABV and is being released Thursday at Good City on the East Side, 2108 N. Farwell Ave.
Head over to the release party at 5:15 p.m. for a stein holding contest and a free Milwaukee Pretzel.
“We’ve served Milwaukee Pretzel in our taproom since Day 1," says Good City co-founder Dan Katt.
"It’s always the popular pairing choice with our beer and so we thought it would be a lot of fun to actually put in a beer!”
Biergarten pretzel ale will be available on draft and in six packs at all the Good City locations and should arrive at local retail in coming weeks.
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.