By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Mar 04, 2022 at 8:30 AM

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If it’s St. Patrick’s Day season then, for the fourth year in a row, it’s time for Third Space Brewing’s annual Mystic Knot Irish Coffee Stout.

Inspired by Irish coffee flavors, Mystic Knot is a 10.5% ABV Imperial Cream Stout aged in 12-year-aged Knob Creek Bourbon barrels for seven months and steeped in Stone Creek Coffee.

The beer, which comes with three additional variants, will be released at the brewery, 1505 W. St. Paul Ave., in the Menomonee Valley, on Saturday, March 12.

“Mystic Knot is one of our favorite days of the year at Third Space” said Third Space Co-Founder and President, Andy Gehl.

“Not only does it mean the return of our most popular barrel-aged beer and a slate of fun new variants, but St. Patrick’s Day and this party always feel like the gateway to Spring just around the corner.”

The beers are available on tap and in four-pack 16-ounce cans, which can be preordered at Pre-orders must be picked up on the release weekend (March 12-13).

There is also a two four-pack package that includes one unit of reach variant and two units of Mystic Knot for a special price.

Mystic Affogato, a vanilla cream coffee stout with Stone Creek’s Cream City Blend, lactose and vanilla beans, makes a return as one variant.

Another is Mystic Tiramisu, a coffee dessert stout that includes Stone Creek Black Sheep coffee, cacao nib, vanilla bean and orange peel.

The final variant – Mystic Double Shot, which aged in two different bourbon barrels – will be sold only in single 16-ounce cans. This new variant rests first in a 12-year Knob Creek cask and then a three-year Central Standard bourbon barrel. Then it was boosted with a double dose of Stone Creek’s Green Bike Espresso blend to create Mystic Double Shot. Yowsah!

The March 12 release will be enlivened with Celtic and bluegrass from Paddygrass, 1-4 p.m., and CBD baked goods from Kelly’s Greens.


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.