By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Sep 06, 2022 at 4:51 PM

West Allis' Layman Brewing hosts its second annual Fish Boil on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 5 to 8 p.m., which will also serve as a release party for its newest bottled beer, Honey Moon Quad.

Brewer Kyle Ida will fire up the kettle for a classic Northwoods fish boil with potatoes and veg in herbed stock. There will also be the standard sides, like rye bread, lemon wedges, scratch coleslaw and Layman’s own special onion-based tartar sauce.

Save room for cheesecake with homemade fruit compote for dessert.

There will be table games and more at this outdoor event (dress appropriately).

Ida and Sarah Warran will also launch their latest bottled brew, a Belgian quad made with caramelized orange blossom honey. Aged eight months, this amber beer takes its inspiration from Medovik, a traditional Ukrainian layered honey cake. It has rich honey and burnt sugar flavors, with toasty malt and a hint of spice.

Fish boil tickets are $20 and available in person at Layman Brewing, 6001 W. Madison St., or online here. Last year's event sold out, so don't wait too long.


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 can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.