Disclosure: The Kenosha Area Convention and Visitors Bureau covered the cost of our drinks at PUBLIC Craft Brewing Co. However, all opinions are my own.
When I travel I love to visit local breweries and wineries. It’s always been one of my favorite ways to experience a slice of the community. My recent trip to Kenosha, Wisconsin was no different.
We popped into PUBLIC Craft Brewing Co. on a quiet Thursday afternoon to take refuge from the cloudy, windy day over a couple of pints. This cozy Kenosha brewery is the perfect place to spend a quiet afternoon. With giant Jenga, shuffleboard, and Foosball there’s plenty to entertain a group catching up over beers. Or, if you’re more of a solo sipper, there’s a bookshelf overflowing with interesting titles to peruse.
Both my mom and I are fans of darker beers and were thoroughly obsessed with the one of the brewery’s seasonal selections, the Belgian Dark Strong. So much so that we begged the bartender to tell us where we could get some to take home. Unfortunately, PUBLIC doesn’t can or bottle their seasonals so we had to savor every sip. If you’re also a fan of dark beers, the Bone Dry Irish Stout was pretty stellar, too.
While PUBLIC doesn’t serve substantial food (you can purchase a snack of pretzels and cheese for $4), visitors are welcome to bring in their own. During our visit, a regular popped in with a to-go cup from Scoops Ice Cream & Candy, located just up the street. He proceeded to create his own beer float using one of PUBLIC’s darker selections, and, if I’m being honest, we wanted to be his new best friend. If there are two things I truly love, it’s craft beer and ice cream. I’ll be eternally grateful to PUBLIC Craft Brewing Co. for helping me realize I should be combining the two a lot more often.
Public Craft Brewing Co., 716 58th Street in Kenosha, Wisconsin
A huge thank you to the Kenosha Area Convention and Visitors Bureau for buying us a drink!