This week Third Space Brewing kicks off its new Pints with a Purpose series of collaboration beers to raise funds for nonprofits.
The first beer – a hoppy wheat ale brewed with Kveik yeast – was made in partnership with Courage MKE, which will benefit from the beer’s sale, and will be released during the weekly Brewmaster's Toast on Friday, July 23 at 5 p.m. at the Menomonee Valley brewery, 1505 W. St. Paul Ave.
Third Space will donate 20 percent of all taproom sales from the release night along with 20 percent of the continuing sales of the collab brew to Courage MKE.
Brewed on Third Space's five-barrel system, the brews will only be available on draft in the taproom.
Courage MKE – which offers housing, resources and services to displaced and homeless LGBTQ+ youth – will be on hand for the event to explain its mission to customers.
“The goal of the program is to raise funds and awareness for organizations doing great things in our community,” says Third Space Brewing’s Home Market Manager and the Chair of its Community Outreach Committee Nick Cusatis. “Helping our community and creating a welcoming Third Space for all is at the core of Third Space Brewing.
“We have designed the Pints with a Purpose Program to make a positive and lasting impact on local organizations by dedicating a tap line to their cause over a three-month period and by throwing a great release party around the fun collaboration beer that each organization will help us create.”
Third Space’s brewing team working with Courage MKE to create the recipe for the collaboration beer.
A new nonprofit will collaborate on a beer in the program during each quarter of the year.
To apply to take part, nonprofits should visit thirdspacebrewing.com/pints-with-a-purpose.
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.