Racine hadn’t had a craft brewery since Prohibition when Benjamin Beer Company showed up in 2016. Relocating from its original space in Paddock Lake, this microbrewery named after the Ben Franklin has thus been crowned “Racine’s Oldest Craft Brewery.”
Benjamin Beer offers a tap room right through the door of its storefront along this busy and increasingly popular stretch for foodies and beer enthusiasts. Beers are brewed on-site and tours are available Saturdays and Sundays at 1 and 3pm. Otherwise, the tap room offers their regular and seasonal brews along with occasional guests from other brewers in Wisconsin and Illinois. They don’t have a restaurant yet, but they will provide ample pretzels as you cleanse your palate between beers.
You’ll find Benjamin Beer Company in a storefront on 6th Street along the strip in Racine’s downtown, right along westbound Highway 20 and southbound Highway 32. It’s across from Indian Motorcycles and within a stone’s throw from The Kewpee, one of our favorite burger places. Highway 11 is just to the south by a mile or so, and Highway 38 approaches on the north end of downtown.
Tues – Thurs 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday 4:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
507 6th Street
Racine, WI 53403