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"Since Sour Fest was going to be this Saturday," says MobCraft's Henry Schwartz, "we are pivoting to digital."
What that means is that while the second annual in-person celebration of wild yeast won't take place at the brewery at 505 S. 5th St., beer lovers can still salute sour beer together.
"But we’re happy we can enjoy sour beers together while being safe," reads the Facebook event page for this new version.
"Join us at 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 28 via Zoom for a MobCraft staff hosted celebration of sour beers! Enter code 692-496-276 to join the meeting. Cheers!"
Click here to order a Sour Fest at Home Kit, which includes a reusable bottle bag, Wild & Sour poster and six beers – Thai'd Up, Flanders Red, Sour on the Vine, Diligence Peach, Nuance Sour and Golden Ale Cranberry – for $30.
Order it now and it'll be ready for pickup in 15-20 minutes. You can also order pretzels and pizzas.
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.