By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Aug 15, 2022 at 8:01 AM

While summer is in full swing, Miller High Life has gotten into the ice cream game. Because what’s as refreshing as a cold beer on a hot day?

The Miller Dive Bar – dark chocolate-coated beer ice cream on a stick – is also a tribute to the 100th anniversary of the ice cream bar. They go on sale nationwide today, Monday, Aug. 15.

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Before you get too excited, here’s a description:

“There is nothing quite like the tastes, smells and feels of a dive bar. You know what I’m talking about … the immediate smell of history when you walk in because the bar is undoubtedly old, the peanuts on the bartop that are free to eat, your feet sticking to the floor, the dim and dark lighting no matter what time of day it feels like night and aroma of smoke that doubles as cologne for those in the bar.”

But, seriously, they sound ... pretty good?

With peanut and caramel swirls, the bar – made in partnership with Tipsy Scoop – is also laced with a hint of tobacco smoke and sprinkles of carbonated candy. Of course, the ice cream is infused with Miller High Life and has an ABV of 5 percent.

You can buy the Dive Bars online at TipsyScoop.com and Goldbelly.com and at Tipsy Scoop’s three New York City ice cream barlours. Online orders are shipped overnight by TS. Deliveries require a signature from someone 21 and up, with ID.

They’re $36 for a six-pack. In person, you can buy single bars for $6.
Dive on in!

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 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 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.