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Because why should the kids have all fun – especially when its the parents who will have to stand out in the cold clutching a sippy cup of joe once again this year at the neighborhood park while the little ones hunt for plastic eggs filled with candy (moms and dads know what I’m talking about) – MobCraft Beer is hosting its second annual Hop Along Can Hunt and Brunch.
Beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Walker’s Point taproom, 505 S. 5th St., MobCraft will serve an Easter brunch catered by Hidden Kitchen MKE and bottomless beermosas for $50. The entry ticket, which can be purchased here, also includes a four-pack of MobCraft cans.
Of course, as the name implies, you’ll also search for Easter eggs – or, more accurately, decorated beer cans – stashed around the brewery. The cans will be numbered for use in a raffle for a variety of prizes.
The event will also serve as the bottle release for the limited edition taproom-only Convergence Imperial Milk Stout with PhiloÇoffia cognac barrel aged coffee. Folks who come to the event will get the first shot at buying a bottle.
"We want to give the hard-working people of Milwaukee the chance to do something fun for themselves this holiday," said MobCraft CEO Henry Schwartz in a news release. "Sure, chocolate eggs are nice, but chocolate eggs with craft beer is much better!"
While you’re there, check out the Aunt Hazel barrel aged imperial hazelnut milk stout and please report back, because I have yet to try it and I'm a hazelnut fiend. (A bourbon barrel aged version is currently at rest and due for release later this year.)
Between now and Sunday, you can stop in at the taproom to decorate a can. Your creativity and labor will be rewarded with a free pour of beer. Did I mention Aunt Hazel barrel aged imperial hazelnut milk stout?
For more info, visit mobcraftbeer.com.
And, a happy (y)Easter to all you craft beer fans.
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.