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4… 3… 2… 1… BEER WEEK IS COMING!

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4 years of celebrating Craft Beer in the Kenosha Area

3 local breweries participating in the festivities

2 “block parties” to explore

1 week of great beer, food, and culture!


You don’t have to love beer to participate in Kenosha Craft Beer Week. From food trucks and games, to bike rides and block parties – Kenosha Craft Beer Week offers something for everyone. There will be pairing events, educational events, and even a “hangover cure” event! You just may learn to love beer during Kenosha Craft Beer Week.


Let’s be clear. Craft beer isn’t about getting drunk, though. Through small breweries, bars, restaurants, and retailers, craft beer makes a positive difference in Kenosha – and around the world. It’s about conversation and camaraderie. Entertainment, culture, history – these are all part of what craft beer is all about. In turn, these elements are all part of Craft Beer Week. And while all the week’s events aren’t happening in Downtown Kenosha, a great deal of them are. Here is just a sampling of some of the events happening in #DowntownKtown during the week…

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Kick off party at R'Noggin featuring music, food trucks, games and, of course, tasty brews from R'Noggin and guests Rustic Road and PUBLIC Craft Brewing.

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Collaboration Beer Release Party at tg’s Restaurant & Pub

This is the official release party for the three-part collaboration beer created by PUBLIC, Rustic Road, and R’Noggin (Kenosha’s three local breweries).

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Enjoy a Three Floyds Tap Takeover and Food Pairing event at The Buzz.

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Visit Captain Mike’s as they fill their tappers with brews from Kenosha’s three breweries! The bar and restaurant will also be featuring an oyster bar that night!

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High Gravity/Rare Barrel Tap Takeover at Rustic Road and four courses will be served up at Mangia Wine Bar, each paired with a beer from neighboring PUBLIC Craft Brewing. Get your tickets for this one early!

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PUBLIC Craft Brewing and R’Noggin have a second collaboration brew being released at Rutz Puzzle House!

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Giant Beer Week Block Party outside of PUBLIC! This is the ultimate way to enjoy Kenosha Craft Beer Week. Music, food, a cigar lounge, and more! The block wasn’t even big enough – the party is expanding into the parking lot of our friends at the Kenosha News!

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Hangover Cure Breakfast at Franks Diner – a Garbage Plate is the best cure for any aches that Block Party attendees may have.


Raise a glass to small business, to entrepreneurs, to lovers and livers of life! Cheers to Kenosha Craft Beer Week – hope to see you out and about for a cold one!


R'Noggin Brewing Company, 6521 120th Avenue, 262-960-1298

tg's Restaurant & Pub, 4120 7th Avenue, 262-658-8080

The Buzz, 5621 6th Avenue, 262-220-7782

Captain Mike's Beer & Burger Bar, 5118 6th Avenue, 262-658-2278

Rustic Road Brewing Co, 262-320-7623

Mangia Wine Bar, 5717 Sheridan Road, 262-652-4285

Rutz Puzzle House, 4224 7th Avenue, 262-764-3289

PUBLIC Craft Brewing Co, 716 58th Street, 262-652-2739

Franks Diner, 508 58th Street, 262-657-1017