"Bar Month" at OnMilwaukee is back! For the entire month of March, we're serving up fun articles on bars, clubs and beverages – including guides, the latest trends, bar reviews, the results of our Best of Bars poll and more. Follow along with the #DrinkOnMke hashtag too. Grab a designated driver and dive in!
The Packard Brothers, whose "Hey, Pass Me A Beer" video went viral in 2012, are still at it and their new video was filmed in a number of local breweries.
The Milwaukee-based brothers, Jack and Nick Packard – who are filmmakers and marketing consultants – are on the fifth in their ongoing series of trick-shot beer passing videos, which have notched more than 100 million views to date.
They've also done videos like viral "Bowling Trick Shots" for the popular comedy website Funny or Die.
This one was made for Oktober Can Seamers, which makes can sealing equipment for breweries and taprooms.
The breweries featured in the video include 1840 Brewing, Enlightened, Black Husky, Good City, Indeed, Rock Bottom, Lakefront, MobCraft, Eagle Park, Big Head, The Explorium, Milwaukee Brewing, Broken Bat, Component, The Fermentorium and Third Space, as well as Rogues Gallery bar.
"We actually started shooting in October last year and just finished in early February," says Nick Packard. "We had to work around a lot of schedules, holiday parties and a new product (can seamer) for the client."
The video was posted on Friday and already has more than 3,500 views.
"(We) hope to spread the word on these great local breweries," says Packard. "Anything to help them in this time of transition for their business would be appreciated. They are all such amazing people that opened their doors to us while making the video."
Enjoy the video and then hit Saturday's Beer Drive-Thru, so you can have a good stock on hand to try this at home.
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.