Free booze bubbler!
Free booze bubbler!

Drink Wisconsinbly and SoulBoxer are giving away free booze bubbler

You might have dreamed of a "Booze Bubbler," but did you know Drink Wisconsinbly Pub actually has one that dispenses SoulBoxer Brandy Old Fashioned? But wait, it gets better: they are giving it away.

"Since the launch of SoulBoxer, we were searching for a way to showcase the Wisconsin soul of the brand," says Jason Neu, SoulBoxer co-founder. "And this bubbler was it."

Drink Wisconsinbly’s table-top bubbler – which has been in use since February – was created to dispense SoulBoxer Old Fashioneds but can be used with any liquid. (Note: Boozy liquids are highly recommended.)

"We realize people can’t visit the Pub and our bubbler every day," says Richard Lorbach, Drink Wisconsinbly’s founder. "So we figured out a way to bring the Bubbler to them."

One lucky winner will receive the Bubbler, keg and necessary CO2 equipment to make the bubbler do its thing. Anyone 21 years old or older can enter by visiting or by stopping by Drink Wisconsinbly, 135 E.National Ave. Entries close on Friday, Dec. 30. 

"Somebody is going to have the best Christmas ever," says Lorbach.

Dominic Inouye is the current Pfister Narrator.
Dominic Inouye is the current Pfister Narrator. (Photo: Royal Brevvaxling)

Meet the Pfister's writer; apply to be the hotel's artist

Check in early and stay late during OnMilwaukee's "Hotel Week" sponsored by VISIT Milwaukee. The next seven days will be packed with stories about historic area hotels, reviews, history, food and drink, staycations and more. Find out what it's like to be a tourist in this town. (Chocolate on your pillow not included.)

The Pfister Hotel’s Artist-in-Residence and Hotel Narrator (writer-in-residence, of which I was one) programs have been celebrated since their inception almost nine years ago. Both programs provide a paid, one-year position to a carefully selected visual artist and a writer to artistically represent the hotel.

The artist works from inside an open studio on the ground floor of the hotel and guests are encouraged to watch the artist work and engage with him or her. The narrator wanders the public spaces – including the Lobby Lounge and The Pfister Cafe – talking with and listening to guests to find content for The Pfister’s blog. Both the artist and the writer work on a variety of other creative projects during their tenure.

Currently, The Pfister is in search of its next Artist in Residence to move into the studio April 1, 2017. The deadline for applications is Dec. 5. Interested artists can download the application here. Abstract expressionist painter Pamela Anderson is the current Artist in Residence.

The Pfister Narrator will be chosen in early spring 2017, but OnMilwaukee recently checked in with current narrator, Dominic Inouye, who started the position on May 1, 2016. Inouye was also profiled today about his ZIPMKE project. He chats here about his life as a hotel writer: what he's learned, what he's doing and where he's going with the opportunity.

OnMilwaukee: What have you learned so far as The Pfister Narrator?

Dominic Inouye: This experience has been a lesson in many things. I’ve learned that sometimes I’m really shy. I guess I’ve always been. This job is about approaching guests and talking to them, and I’ve realized I’ve been mo…