By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Feb 08, 2021 at 8:02 AM

Lakefront Brewery releases the ninth installment of its Small Tank Series of limited edition beers on Monday.

The brew, released in 500mL bottles, will be familiar to some.

Rendezvous, a French-style Biére de Garde, was brewed as the house ale for Sandy and Angie D'Amato's beloved Coquette Cafe in the Third Ward (which later became home to Fauntleroy)

In 2014, Lakefront Brewery barreled some of the brewer in brandy barrels and is now sharing that six-year barrel-aged beer.

“It’s our Rendezvous with a brandy chaser,” said Lakefront’s Brand Manager Michael Stodola, in a statement.

“At 13.9 ABV, you get plenty of brandy-sweetness with very little booziness.”

Rendezvous is available for $10 a bottle beginning at 9 a.m. All orders should be placed online before pickup. Buyers can select a pick-up time when purchasing.

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.