By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Aug 19, 2020 at 3:31 PM

Hey, if we Milwaukeeans have gotta be here all year long, it's only fair that Wisconsinite stay, too.

Due to popular demand, Lakefront Brewery has added Wisconsin Summer Weiss – which was released in April as the Commerce Street brewery’s 2020 summer seasonal – to its permanent, year-round line of brews.

With Wisconsin-grown two-row pale malt, pale wheat malt and Wisconsin-grown Santiam, Liberty and Tahoma hops, Wisconsinite, which has an easy-drinking 5 percent ABV, has earned its name.

It's medium to light bodied and with a pale golden color that will have you dreaming of summer on the River Walk even in the depths of winter.

"This is our state beer and we’re proud to build such solid refreshment from local farmers," says Lakefront's Michael Stodola. "(It) is flavorful with its banana and clove notes and its fresh-baked bread sweetness. It’s a unique beer with distinctive character that is beloved. We couldn’t let it go."

More on Lakefront here.

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.