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Here in Wisconsin, there are few things we love more than getting together with friends and family over a cold beer. Fortunately, in Racine County, there are plenty of beer and wine opportunities to be found at seasonal beer gardens, craft breweries, wineries, distilleries, and special events.
Franksville Craft Beer Garden
The Franksville Craft Beer Garden is a community gathering spot in Franksville Memorial Park, 9614 Northwestern Ave., Franksville. Open on weekends from May to October, the garden offers 22 craft and specialty brews made in Wisconsin. You'll find yard games, a playground, sand box, and lively conversation at the picnic tables under ample shade trees. This gathering place also offers events and activities throughout the summer such as food trucks, live music, movie nights, yoga classes, and more.
Coming summer 2022 is the Union Grove Beer Garden, a collaboration between the Union Grove Recreation Department and Franksville Craft Beer Garden (FCBG). Enjoy live music, food, beer, and community spirit at this pop-up beer garden powered by the FCBG, Racine County's original beer garden.
June 17-18 at School Yard Park, 1365 State St.
July 15-16 at Joseph Leider Memorial Park, High St. at 8th Ave.
August 19-20 at School Yard Park, 1365 State St.
The Runaway Nanopub & Microbrewery
Located in an historic downtown Racine building a few blocks from Lake Michigan is Littleport Brewing Company, 214 3rd St., Racine. Littleport has 21 beers on tap that include a variety of local craft IPAs, stouts, lagers, and more. Milwaukee Pretzel Company baked pretzels and stone-fired Brew Pub Lottza Mozza pizzas are also available.
You'll find an eclectic vibe at 1 of Us Brewing, 8100 Washington Ave., Mount Pleasant. Founded by a group of 10 friends, this quirky craft brewery opened in 2021 and is named for the Todd Browning movie, "Freaks." With both an outdoor beer garden as well as an indoor taproom, 1 of Us Brewing focuses on sessionable ales that offer a bold character profile. From the assortment of mismatched furniture and cartoonish monster art wall to the feather bowling lane (a mix of bocce ball, bowling and curling originating in Belgium), you're promised a memorable experience.
In the heart of downtown Burlington is The Runaway Nanopub & Microbrewery, 109 E. Chestnut St., Burlington, 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.
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.
Coming late 2023 is MobCraft Beer, 122 N. 2nd St., Waterford. Located along the Fox River, the facility will include an indoor and outdoor bar, a full kitchen, a 3.5-barrel brewhouse, dining room, and 1,500-square-foot events space.
Spirits of Norway Vineyard
Located in the historic town of Norway is Spirits of Norway Vineyard, 22200 W 6 Mile Rd., Franksville, a boutique winery that grows winter hardy, hybrid wine grapes. Their selection of grapes include Marquette, Brianna, Marechal Foch, Frontenac, Frontenac Blanc, Frontenac Gris, Catawba, Somerset, Itasca, St. Pepin, Leon Millot, and Petite Pearl. The vineyard holds special events throughout the year and offers a "Tour 'N' Taste" vineyard experience two weekends per month from April to October (reservations required).
Waterford Stillhouse, 228 E Main St., Waterford, is a family-owned microdistillery nestled next to the Fox River in the heart of Waterford. They offer locally-produced, small-batch Premium Vodka and Bourbon. Each batch is meticulously produced to ensure the highest quality. Visit them and enjoy their premium spirits in their tasting room.
AEppelTreow Winery & Distillery, 1072 288th Ave., Burlington, is a producer of small batch cider, perry (pear analogue to cider) and spirits. They use different kinds of apples and pears in their products and make a range of styles including sparkling, draft, still/table, and fortified/dessert. Their products lean on the dry side, but they also have some medium-sweet offerings. In addition, they are a distillery using Wisconsin grown crops and wood to make whiskey and brandies.