By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Mar 15, 2024 at 8:23 AM

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Vennture Brew Co., which announced last month that it had purchased Biloba Brewing in Brookfield, will open its taproom there this weekend.

According to a social media post on Thursday, the new location, 2970 N. Brookfield Rd., will open Saturday, March 16 at noon.

"We will be open from Noon til 7-8-9pmish and slinging our lovely Irish Red – Kerry Me Home and Irish Stout – Patty O' Furniture alongside several other beers," the post noted.

"We will only be open Saturday and Sunday (Noon-7pm) this week and plan on being open Saturday and Sunday the following week while we get our staffing and scheduling ready for the big time."

In the short term, however, Vennture West will not be brewing coffee on-site.

"We still have a bit of work to do an equipment to order before we will be able to rock your faces off with lovely coffee, but rest assured, that is on its way. We will have beans for sale though, so you can start to think about how wonderful it will be to drink a latte next to someone who is sipping a beer."

Read more about the former Biloba Brewing and the new Vennture location 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 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.