By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Jun 02, 2021 at 12:54 PM

Now everyone can enjoy the amber goodness that is Lakefront Brewery's Riverwest Stein. After 34 years as the hometown brewery's flagship, the amber lager is now available in a non-alcoholic version.

Launched in 1987, Riverwest Stein Amber became the best-selling amber in Wisconsin and also a beer synonymous with its maker, Lakefront Brewery.

Riverwest Stein NA is sold at retail in 12-ounce, six-pack cans.

"Trends in the marketplace continue to shift. Currently, folks are looking for a refreshing, low to no alcohol beverage, so we formulated a non-alcoholic version of our flagship, Riverwest Stein,” says Lakefront Brewery President Russ Klisch.

“We’re thrilled with the result of our Riverwest Stein N/A and feel it’s the best tasting N/A craft on the market."

The original brew – still available, of course! – is 5.8 percent ABV.

Even without the alcohol, Riverwest Stein is a gem, says Lakefront Brewery Brand Manager Michael Stodola.

“You can try any IPA, fruit beer or barrel-aged stout before coming back to drink a Stein, and realize what a perfect beer it is.”

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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 has be heard on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories, in that station's most popular podcast.