By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Mar 22, 2022 at 11:55 AM

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After months and months of preparation, dare I even suggest years, Old Germantown is finally getting its brewery up and running.

The farmstead restaurant, W148N12696 Pleasant View Dr., that has quickly become known for its great wood-fired pizza, was started by former Bradley Tech teacher Scott Sommer.

It's also beloved for the family-style vibe of its rural restaurant and for the housemade sausage that Sommer and his family and team make on site.

He's been working toward opening his own brewery for a while now and according to a recent Facebook post, Sommer expects to have beer ready for a tasting team on Easter weekend, April 16-17.

Stay tuned for more info as we'll visit Scott soon.

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.