By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Feb 22, 2023 at 11:24 AM

Ray’s Wine & Spirits is again teaming with Indiana’s 3 Floyds Brewing for the fifth 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. 26 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 last year 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.

Here's a list of beers on tap:


  • 3 Floyds Zombie Ice Undead Double Pale Ale
  • 3 Floyds Zombie Dust
  • 3 Floyds Gumballhead
  • 3 Floyds Speed Castle
  • 3 Floyds The 50 Million Dollar Man
  • 3 Floyds Moloko
  • WarPigs Ominous Portent


  • 3 Floyds Alpha King
  • 3 Floyds Animalized
  • 3 Floyds Barbarian Haze
  • 3 Floyds Robert the Bruce
  • WarPigs A Light in the Black
  • WarPigs Raze the Dawn
  • WarPigs Foggy Geezer
  • WarPigs Blinding Light Show
  • WarPigs Devine Huntress
  • WarPigs Lord of Wolves
  • WarPigs Nemesis Divina


  • 3 Floyds Wückfinter Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout
  • 3 Floyds Dark Lord Casino Beach
  • 3 Floyds Dark Lord Keyrock
  • 3 Floyds Dark Lord Hellaboozie
  • 3 Floyds Dark Lord ‘Rrari Crochet
  • 3 Floyds Barrel-Aged Blot Out the Sun
  • 3 Floyds Crimson Mask
  • 3 Floyds Cocomungo
  • 3 Floyds Coconut Pillar of Beasts
  • 3 Floyds Dismembers Only
  • 3 Floyds Canis
  • 3 Floyds Cherry Canis
  • 3 Floyds Molten Mirrors
  • 3 Floyds Pear Bear
  • WarPigs All Shall Fade
  • WarPigs Wolf’s Blizzard


  • WarPigs Devine Huntress
  • 3 Floyds Zombie Dust
  • 3 Floyds Speed Castle

3 Floyds Distilling cocktails, a Wuckfinter slushie and more:

  • Kaiju's Redrüm Slushie - Blanq Reavers Silver Rum, Campari, Pineapple, Lime & Brown Sugar Syrup
  • Aquavit Hot Chocolate - BüstHedd Aquavit & Hot Chocolate
  • Whiskey Hot Toddy - Bubblegumhead Whiskey & Lemon Honey Tea
  • Gin Bloody Caesar - Oude Boatface Not Normal London Dry Gin, Spiced Clamato & The Alchemist's Molotov Cocktail Sauce
  • Plain Hot Chocolate - For the kids! (And grown-ups)

There will be food pop-ups from:

  • Bavette
  • BB Cakes Pop-Up & The Alchemist Hot Sauce
  • Brandywine
  • Morel
  • 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 can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.