By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Feb 01, 2022 at 9:02 AM

Ray’s Wine & Spirits is again teaming with Indiana’s 3 Floyds Brewing for the fourth annual Wuckfinter beer bash in the Wauwatosa store parking lot, 8930 W. North Ave.

This year’s event – which returns to in-person after a virtual year – takes place Sunday, Feb. 27 from noon until 6 p.m. Admission is free.

The event started off as a middle finger to winter in 2019 – named for a special annual 3 Floyds imperial stout release (there's a podcast about it here) – and has become a much-anticipated event, with beer tastings, great food, great brews, music and more.


“Born out of foolish conversations with friends over a bevy of beverages, Wückfinter has been an exercise in addressing cabin fever since 2019,” reads the event page. “And in 2022, the necessity to Wückfinter has never been stronger.”

This year, Ray’s promises, “a festival of beer and food beyond any previous parking lot gathering.

Here's a list of beers on tap:

  • 3 Floyds Zombie Dust
  • 3 Floyds Alpha King
  • 3 Floyds Gumball Head
  • 3 Floyds Barbarian Haze
  • WarPigs Foggy Geezer
  • 3 Floyds The 50 Million Dollar Man
  • 3 Floyds Robert the Bruce
  • 3 Floyds Brian Boru
  • 3 Floyds Region X
  • WarPigs Salmon Pants
  • WarPigs The Apparition
  • 3 Floyds Aggromaster
  • WarPigs Astral Queen
  • WarPigs High Celebrant

Here's a list of what's at the Rare Beer Bar:

  • 3 Floyds Grapes of Smash
  • 3 Floyds Chevalier Bertrand du Guesclin
  • 3 Floyds Molten Mirrors
  • 3 Floyds Cherry Canis Invertus
  • 3 Floyds Barrel-Aged Blot Out the Sun
  • 3 Floyds Barrel-Aged Behemoth
  • 3 Floyds Crushing Mass
  • 3 Floyds Twinkie Throne Lies Empty
  • 3 Floyds Cocomungo
  • 3 Floyds Dark Lord 2019
  • 3 Floyds Dark Lord Chemtrailmix 2021

Plus, in cans:

  • 3 Floyds LazerSnake
  • WarPigs Four Phantoms
  • City Water Hard Seltzers

And a special Wuckfinter slushie:

  • Ray's Barista Before Beer Boozy Slushie, a frappe-inspired slushie with 3 Floyds Brewing Aggromaster Coffee Ale and 3 Floyds Busthedd Aquavit.

Here's more on the food from Bavette:

Plus there will be special pop-up menus from Sanford, Tots on the Street, Kelly's Greens and I.d.

“With three outdoor bars pouring over twenty 3 Floyds beers on draft, a one-day only 3 Floyds boozie slushie, food prepared by our incredibly talented friends from Sanford, Bavette, I.d. and Kelly’s Greens, and the sweet serenade coming from the turntables manned by the fellas of Rush-Mor Records, your winter doldrums will fade away warming your spirit in the community of friends.”

More 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.