The Riverwest Brewery Syndicate – the five breweries that call the neighborhood home – is launching a free shuttle service to transport patrons between the breweries, not all of which are in walking distance.
The participating breweries are Amorphic, Black Husky, Company, Gathering Place and Lakefront.
The FIVE THREE BREW ONE TWO – a riff on the neighborhood’s 53212 ZIP code – will run each Saturday on a continuous 35-minute loop between all five of the breweries from 2 until 7 p.m.
Service will begin on Oct. 22 and is entirely free for patrons.
“Our goal is to facilitate people enjoying the Riverwest brewery experience,” says Amorphic’s Ron Hockersmith. “Between the five breweries that are all putting out high quality products, there are diverse beer styles ranging from european classics and hop-forward creations, to innovative unique beers at all of the taprooms.
In addition, every taproom has a unique vibe: one being on the river, two in a residential neighborhood, and two an industrial area. We hope to show people what Riverwest has to offer, even beyond the breweries themselves, and continue to draw more people to this exciting area.”
Think of it as a Brewers shuttle-style ride, except that the breweries ask that you keep your drinks in the taprooms, and don’t bring them on the bus. Still, you should tip the driver.
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.