In support of Pride Month, Milwaukee's MobCraft Beer has partnered with Courage MKE to create the limited-release limoncello-inspired Limonata Love is Love Ale, with lemon, lactose, passion fruit and strawberries.
The brew will be released in the MobCraft Beer Brewery and Taproom on Thursday, June 2 to help celebrate the start of PrideFest at the Henry Maier Festival Park and the June 5 Milwaukee Pride Parade, which takes place in Walker's Point, where MobCraft is located.
“When my friend asked if we were making a beer to support Pride Month, my answer was yes, of course we can make that happen,” says MobCraft owner and President Henry Schwartz.
“Milwaukee and particularly our Walker’s Point neighborhood has a vibrant LGBTQ+ community! Creating Limonata Love is Love is an opportunity for us to continue to stand in solidarity with our community and LGBTQ+ friends to support inclusivity, unity and love for all.”
The ale will be on tap at MobCraft and some other Walker's Point bars and restaurants all month or until supplies are exhausted. You'll be able to find it by looking for the distinctive handmade tap handle (see photo at top).
One dollar for every pint sold will benefit Courage MKE, which works to offer housing, resources and services to displaced and homeless LGBTQ+ youth in Milwaukee, as well as scholarships, hygiene care packages and other services to LGBTQ+ youth in the area.
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.