Racine County Holiday Gift Guide: Spirits & Brews

 

Local shops are the heartbeat of our neighborhood and the spirit of our county. Now more than ever, our small businesses need you to shop local and shop early this holiday season. 

Please note this is a starter list if you are looking for businesses in Racine County to support this holiday season. It is by no means a definitive list of those that are worthy of your patronage. We hope this list of local breweries, wine sellers, and coffee shops inspires you to show your love for local and discover the amazing products and services Racine County has to offer.

 


 

Runaway Brewery

Racine County Breweries
Various Locations

The Runaway Nanopub and Microbrewery, 109 E. Chestnut St., Burlington, was the first brewery in more than 65 years to be established in the city. This single-room micropub and nanobrewery serves handcrafted, small-batch beer, and delivers Burlington foodie favorites like Fred’s World-Famous Burgers right to your table. Visit their brewery to purchase gift certificates or merchandise. Online shopping for clothing and glassware is available. Open Thursday through Saturday.

Just around the corner from The Runaway is the Low Daily taproom, located in the former Burlington Standard-Press building, 700 N. Pine St., Burlington. The space includes a large beer garden that looks out onto Echo Lake and an interior that welcomes you to a cozy but modern vibe. Visit their website. Open Tuesday through Sunday.

East of Interstate 94 is 1 of Us Brewing, 8100 Washington Ave., Racine, which brews primarily session ales with a bold craft flavor and aroma. 1 of us brewing was created for the craft beer enthusiast who enjoys craft beer, but needs a lighter option for longer drinking enjoyment without the kick of higher ABV beers. If you are looking for some sweet brewery duds or want to give the gift of a brewery membership, visit their store or online shop. They also sell gift certificates and 4-packs to go in store. Open Friday through Sunday.

Located in downtown Racine a few blocks from Lake Michigan is Littleport Brewing Company, 214 3rd St., Racine. Littleport has more than 20 beers on tap that include a variety of local craft IPAs, stouts, lagers and more. Pizzas, Bavarian soft pretzels, and gourmet snacking products are also available. Shop the 'Port online or visit to purchase gift certificates. Open Thursday through Sunday.

Or consider the gift of homebrewing! The owners of D.P. Wigley Company and Littleport Brewing Company sell brewing and winemaking supplies at Hop To It Brewing and Winemaking Supplies. Their online store offers more than 4,500 brewing products. You can also visit their store at 234 Wisconsin Ave., Racine. Open Monday through Saturday.

 



FCBG Friends

Franksville Craft Beer Garden
9614 Northwestern Ave., Franksville 

For the beer lover, a 2022 Franksville Craft Beer Garden Legacy Membership is the perfect holiday gift. The Legacy Club Membership includes an exclusive 2022 Legacy Club mug, four FREE Legacy Club Member drink chips, $1 OFF all Legacy Club Member beers on Thursday nights, and member-only extras throughout the season. Click here to shop online.

The Franksville Craft Beer Garden (FCBG) is an exciting community gathering spot located in the Caledonia-Mt. Pleasant Memorial Park in Franksville. The FCBG host many events throughout the summer including Live Music on the Real Racine Live Music Stage, Food Trucks Nights, Fish Fry Nights, Taco Thursday, and is home of the Franksville Food Truck Festival and Taco Fest of Racine.

 


 

Spirits of Norway Vineyard

Spirits of Norway Vineyard
22200 W. 6 Mile Rd., Franksville

Spirits of Norway Vineyard makes locally hand-crafted, award winning wines that are sure to impress even the most distinguished of palates. Located in the historic town of Norway, Spirits of Norway Vineyard utilizes the rich soil right here in southeastern Wisconsin by growing winter hardy, hybrid wine grapes that include Marquette, Brianna, Marechal Foch, Frontenac, Frontenac Blanc, Frontenac Gris, Catawba, Somerset, Itasca, St. Pepin, Leon Millot, and Petite Pearl. Take your best friends and enjoy a tour of their vineyard and winery. Purchase bottles of wine, wine baskets, and unique gift items at their winery or visit their online store. Or give the gift of wine tasting tickets or a V.I.P. Wine Club membership.

 


 

Uncorkt Gift Baskets

Uncorkt - Wine All You Want
240 Main St., Racine

Uncorkt is downtown Racine's true wine expert. Uncorkt features hand-selected, small-batch fine wines and craft beers from around the world. Discover for yourself their one-of-a-kind shopping experience, which includes a great selection of fine wine and beer, a tasting bar, a special selection of cheese and chocolates, and a full range of wine accessories. Gift cards are available if you're looking for the perfect gift for that hard-to-buy-for-someone in your life. Gift baskets are also a great option! Visit their store today to see their full selection.

 


 

Cafe 213 in Waterford Wisconsin

Café 213
213 E. Main St., Waterford

Café 213 offers friendly service and a great location with everything made fresh per order. In addition to lattes, frappes, bubble tea, smoothies, fair trade coffee, and other beverages, the owner handmakes a small selection of baked goods, including cookies, breakfast breads, bread loaves, and custom cakes. In addition, homemade soups and sandwiches are served daily for lunch as well as a fish fry on Fridays. Gift certificates are available.

 


 

Coffee House Burlington

The Coffee House at Chestnut & Pine
492 N. Pine St., Burlington

The Coffee House at Chestnut & Pine opens early and stays up late. The cafe is a space for the community to gather in conversation. Enjoy their popular Open Mic Night every Thursday and live music on the weekends. A full menu of specialty sandwiches, flatbreads, small plates, and bakery items is available daily. e-Gift certificates are available online.

 


 

Divino

Divino Gelato Cafe Racine
245 Main St., Racine

Divino Gelato Cafe Racine is the perfect Main Street spot. Pop in for the freshest variety of gelato, coffee, or a quick bite. The building holds quite a history, as it was home to the historic Bijou Theater at the turn of the century. Immerse yourself with the mezzanine level for a great perspective and a quiet chat. Their French macarons and bubble teas are also a must-try. Stop by on an evening when they host live music and local acts for an even more memorable experience. Gift certificates are available ($10 minimum).

 


 

Mocha Lisa Coffeehouse in Caledonia Wisconsin
 

Mocha Lisa Coffeehouse
2825 4 1/2 Mile Rd., Racine

Mocha Lisa Coffeehouse delivers high-quality coffees, espresso drinks, teas, baked goods, and more in a cozy and more intimate setting than larger chains. A 100-year-old farmhouse in Caledonia has been renovated to resemble the quaintness of Door County coffeehouses. Mocha Lisa is a play on the famous masterpiece, but also hints to the coffeehouse's more artsy side of their business. Visit Mocha Lisa to find a unique gift made by local artists and crafts people. Gift certificates are also available.

 


 

Wilson's Coffee & Tea

Wilson's Coffee & Tea
3306 Washington Ave., Racine

Wilson's Coffee & Tea is West Racine's number one spot for the best locally sourced coffee and tea while providing a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere for all. As a bonus for receiving a unique Racine experience, Wilson's is conveniently located between two of Racine's kringle bakeries, Bendsten's and Larsen! Gift certificates are available.

 


 

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