By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published May 13, 2022 at 3:01 PM

The annual Sprecherfest returns to the Bavarian Bierhaus Biergarten grounds, 700 W. Lexington Blvd, in Glendale, Friday, June 10, through Sunday, June 12.

As part of the three-day beer, music, food and fun festival, Sprecher Brewery and Bavarian Bierhaus will again brew their Pub Brown Ale collaboration, last brewed in July 2016.

The English-style ale is brewed with seven varieties of malt, a subtly fruity British yeast culture and a light touch of hops.

If that’s not your style, don’t worry, both breweries will bring a lot of different beer to the party, plus Sprecher Root Beer. There will also be a traditional keg tapping with free beer from the keg, while it lasts.

There will be live music by The Toys on Friday and The Love Monkeys on Saturday, plus a midway area for kids, and a variety of food, including pig and chicken roasts.

The part starts at 4 p.m. on Friday, when admission is $4; 11 a.m. Saturday, when tickets are $10; at at 11 a.m. Sunday when admission is free! You can get reservations for eight-person picnic tables for $30.

Tickets and reservations, plus more information, here.

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 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.