By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Mar 23, 2021 at 11:01 AM

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If you're not comfortable visiting your favorite tavern these days, Miller Brewing has a trio of new products that can help you recreate the mood at home.

The Bar Smells line of candles in a can allows you to close your eyes and imagine you're at your local dive bar, arena district sports bar or sun-drenched beer garden.

The three candles, available online, are $20 each and all proceeds benefit the U.S. Bartenders’ Guild Foundation to help support hospitality workers during this difficult time.

Dive Bar offers whiffs of musk, tobacco (no smoking in the dive bar!), pine and yeast.

Game Day Bar has salted peanut, jalapeno and the cracked leather of a well-loved mitt.

Beer Garden offers green moss, warm pretzel, cracked wood and (presumably painless) sunburn.

Pop the top on your favorite American pilsner, fire up one of these candles and be transported.

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.