By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Feb 01, 2022 at 11:31 AM

Leinenkugel's is releasing a new year-round beer and the Wisconsin brewer says its their first-ever session sour.

Juicy Peach – clocking in at a sessionable 4.4 percent ABV (with a modest 10 IBUs) – is definitely not the only Leinie's to embrace fruit (I'm looking at you Berry Weiss, Summer Shandy, Grapefruit Shandy, Lemon Haze IPA).

The beer, which balances sweet and mild tart notes and uses natural peach flavor, is available, for now, only in the Great Lakes region.

Find it on tap and in six- and 12-pack 12-ounce cans.

“Leinenkugel’s is known for brewing different and exciting styles of beers," says Tony Bugher, sixth generation Leinenkugel and a part of the brewery’s marketing team. "It’s what we do best and our drinkers expect it.

"Juicy Peach is our latest example of that.  It’s our refreshing take on the popular tart session-sour style and we’re thrilled to offer it right now.”

The beer is not Leinie's first-ever tart brew. In 2016, for example, it released BeerGarten Tart, a Berliner Weisse-style beer.

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.