RACINE — The Downtown Racine Corp. has announced that it will host its first Craft Beer Week Feb. 24-March 3.
With 20 locations, 10 different visiting breweries and more than 80 events and specials over eight days, the week-long event will introduce attendees to new brews and expand their craft beer knowledge.
Craft Beer Week will include trivia nights, beer dinners, free tastings, tap takeovers and craft beer specials.
Participating Downtown locations include: The Brickhouse, Butcher and Barrel, Carriage House, Dewey’s Sports Bar and Restaurant, Evelyn’s Club Main, Harbor Lite Yacht Club, Ivanhoe Pub and Eatery, John’s Dock, Little Port Brewing, Main Hub, McAullife’s on the Square, Michigan’s Pub, Pepi’s Pub and Grill, Racine Brewing Co., Reefpoint Brew House, The Nash, Toad Hall, Uncorkt and Yardarm Bar & Grill.
As part of Craft Beer Week, a few featured events will take place in Downtown Racine.
At 5 p.m. on March 1, Little Port Brewing Co., which is planned to open later this year at 214 Third St., will offer free tastings of its beer during its fundraiser at George’s Tavern, 1201 N. Main St.
On March 3, the Racine Brewing Co. is scheduled to officially open for business at 303 Main St. with a ribbon cutting ceremony at noon. At 1 p.m. that day, the Belle City Brew Fest will kick off at Festival Hall, 5 Fifth St.
The DRC will give away 10 Belle City Brew Fest tickets throughout Craft Beer Week at participating locations.
For the full list of specials and events, go to RacineDowntown.com/event/craft-beer-week.
“This is a great way to sample new brews, support small business and enjoy good times with friends.” — Kelly Kruse, Downtown Racine Cooperation executive director