By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Feb 21, 2024 at 1:01 PM

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

This year’s event – with WarPigs Brewery, too – takes place Sunday, Feb. 25 from noon until 5 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.

The event returned in-person in 2022 after a virtual year during COVID.

“Born out of foolish conversations with friends over a bevy of beverages, Wückfinter has been an exercise in addressing cabin fever since 2019,” notes the event page.

In addition to beer, cocktails and food (details below), there will be merch for sale and DJs from RushMor Records providing the music.

Earn a free can of 3 Floyds Turbo Reaper if you get up on stage and show everyone your best air guitar to "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" by Blue Öyster Cult.

This year there will also be an all-new Wheel of Wuck fundraiser for Hope House of Milwaukee. Donate $5 to spin the wheel and you'll get a "mystery prize" from 3 Floyds. Proceeds benefit Hope House's efforts to end homelessness and boost area communites.

Here's a list of beers on tap:


  • 3 Floyds Cocomungo
  • 3 Floyds Zombie Dust
  • 3 Floyds Return of the Ancients
  • 3 Floyds Turbo Reaper
  • 3 Floyds Jinx Proof
  • 3 Floyds Black Sun
  • 3 Floyds Behemoth
  • WarPigs Foggy Geezer


  • 3 Floyds Trolls, Trolls, Trolls
  • 3 Floyds Sabertooth Berzerker
  • 3 Floyds Zombie Dust
  • 3 Floyds Jinx Proof
  • 3 Floyds Dismembers Only
  • WarPigs Burned Fortress
  • WarPigs Raze the Dawn
  • WarPigs Foggy Geezer
  • 3 Floyds Wuckfinter Barrel-Aged Stout
  • 3 Floyds Turbo Reaper
  • 3 Floyds Black Sun
  • 3 Floyds Robert the Bruce
  • 3 Floyds Zombie Ice
  • 3 Floyds Alpha King
  • 3 Floyds Coconut Pillar of Beasts


  • 3 Floyds Dark Lord
  • 3 Floyds Dark Lord Adult Sized Beverage
  • 3 Floyds Dark Lord Chemtrailmix
  • 3 Floyds Dark Lord French Vanilla Militia
  • 3 Floyds Dark Lord Raspberry Diamonds
  • 3 Floyds Dark Lord Sundae Thunderstorm
  • 3 Floyds Dark Lord Hellaboozie
  • 3 Floyds Dark Lord Marshallow Handjee
  • 3 Floyds Foeder Fiend Mango
  • 3 Floyds Foeder Fiend Strawberry
  • 3 Floyds Canis Invertus
  • 3 Floyds Pear Bear


  • 3 Floyds Turbo Reaper
  • 3 Floyds Jinx Proof
  • 3 Floyds Gumballhead

3 Floyds Distilling cocktails, a Wuckfinter slushie and more:

  • Zombie Punch Slushie: 3 Floyds Blanq Reavers Rum, Hawaiian Punch, Tropical Molasses Ginger Syrup

  • Pineapple Mango vodka and soda canned cocktail
  • Coconut Lime vodka and soda canned cocktail
  • Orange, Lemon & Pineapple vodka splash canned cocktail
  • Pineapple, Lemon & Lime vodka splash canned cocktail
  • Plain Hot Chocolate - For the kids! (And grown-ups)

There will be food pop-ups from:

  • Baked Cheese Haus
  • L'Etoile Madison
  • Bavette La Boucherie
  • Kelly's Greens
  • Tots on the Street
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.