By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Apr 06, 2022 at 12:31 PM

Continuing the ongoing expansion of its line of sodas and nonalcoholic beverages, Sprecher Brewery has launched a new series of craft lemonades.

Last October, the Glendale-based brewery and soda maker added a number of Chicago sodas to its lineup.

The new lemonades are made with natural ingredients, including real fruit juice, in what Sprecher calls, "a small-batch approach to quality," and they come in lemon,  strawberry, raspberry and blueberry.

Sprecher says the sodas include no artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners.

Each flavor is available still or sparkling.

Drink them as they are or use them as cocktail mixers.

Recipes can be found here.

Sprecher lemonades also make great mixers with craft beer and spirits to create shandies and cocktails. For recipes, see our blog at

The lemonades are available online, at Sprecher Brewery, 701 W. Glendale Ave., and at Menard’s stores.

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 can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.