By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Jul 27, 2020 at 12:01 PM

Why have beer with your pizza when you can have beer in your pizza?

Milwaukee's Screamin' Sicilian Pizza Co. (aka Palermo's) and Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company have joined forces to create a line of frozen pizzas dubbed ‘Za Brewski.

The same pizza company that recently brought you Johnsonville brat pizza now has four pies that use a crust baked with Leinenkugel’s Original, an American Pilsner brewed with pale malts and cluster hops.

The crust is available on these flavor combos:

  • Philly Cheesesteak: Leinenkugel’s Original Beer-Infused Crust, Beer Cheese Sauce, Whole Milk Mozzarella, Steak Strips, Green Bell Peppers and Caramelized Onions, Parmesan and Romano
  • Pepperoni: Leinenkugel’s Original Beer-Infused Crust, Beer Cheese Sauce, Whole Milk Mozzarella, Pepperoni, Diced Provolone, Parmesan and Romano
  • Hot Italian Sausage & Pepperoni: Leinenkugel’s Original Beer-Infused Crust, Beer Cheese Sauce, Whole Milk Mozzarella, Sliced Hot Italian Sausage, Sliced Pepperoni, Parmesan and Romano
  • BBQ Meatball: Leinenkugel’s Original Beer-Infused Crust, Beer BBQ Sauce, Whole Milk Mozzarella, Beer Glazed Mini Meatballs, Roasted Red Onions, Parmesan and Romano

It seems a shame that there's not a Johnsonville brat version, too. But, hey, there's time.

The pizzas are available at the places you usually find Screamin' Sicilians, including Piggly Wiggly, Woodman’s, Jewel, Sendik’s, Festival Foods, Harris Teeter, Hy-Vee, Price Chopper Midwest, Berkots, Caputo’s, Sunset Foods, Butera, SVT, and Kroger (aka Pick 'n Save and Metro Market).

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 an episode of TV's "Party of Five," 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.