If we ever needed to get ourselves recombobulated, 2020 is that time.
So, it's good news that Milwaukee Brewing Company, 1128 N. 9th St., is landing its limited seasonal Recombobulation Russian Imperial Stout this week.
The beer has appeared taken flight before – as has a Recombobulation Imperial Dark Lager (though that one is NOT back now) – but has come home again for the holidays.
"I haven't tasted it yet, but according to the folks at MKE Brewing, "This recipe's decadent flavors may remind you of a popular holiday treat: the Bourbon-Chocolate Truffle. With a warm, smooth flavor that comes from our bourbon barrel aging process, Recombobulation has a rich cocoa aroma and a hint of raspberry sweetness.
"Coming in at 9.6% ABV, this full-bodied stout is the perfect choice for this time of the year!"
The name, of course, is a nod to Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport's world-famous Recombobulation Area that allows folks to get themselves back together after passing through security.
The stout is expected to arrive Friday, Dec. 11 at the 9th Street Taproom at noon. Four-packs are $18.99.
Pre-orders will be taken at the website, Watch the Milwaukee Brewing Co. Facebook for the link this week.
Then, you can head over, collect your bags, I mean beer, and get yourself recombobulated.
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.