Now that it's in its second year, Lakefront Brewery's Fall Fest of Ale can officially call itself "annual."
From 10 a.m. (it's 5 o'clock somewhere!) until 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 29, the outdoor space around Lakefront Brewery, 1872 N. Commerce St. in Brewers Hill, will become a lively mix of food trucks – including the CurdWagon – makers market, family fun and, of course, beer and other beverages.
There will be art, crafts, live music, pumpkin bowling and glitter tatts for the kids, plus tea, coffee, hot cocoa, hot apple cider, pumpkin shandies, Bloody Marys and, yes, beer made right there, as well as at Black Husky, Gathering Place and Company Brewing.
The four breweries are members of the Riverwest Brewery Syndicate, which recently brewed a neighborhood collaboration beer.
Beer geeks will be excited to dig through the gems on sale at the Lakefront Brewery rummage tent, which will be full of collectibles.
You can also get Fall Fest of Ale tees screen printed right on site, within your sight. You get a free shirt (one per person) when you spend $5 on any food or beer.
The exclusive Fall Fest of Ale tasting glass is $5 and includes the first fill. But you'll want to sample more because Lakefront will have five "unique, autumn-inspired cask beers available only at the Fall Fest of Ale."
While you're there, be sure to check out Kegnado!
More at lakefrontbrewery.com and (414) 372-8800.
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 can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.