Breweries & wineries in Manitowoc and Two Rivers
Raise a glass in Manitowoc and Two Rivers—the area is home to plenty of breweries and wineries to explore, whether you’re looking for a locally crafted IPA or want to enjoy an award-winning wine at a vineyard with a stunning view. Here are few places you shouldn’t miss.
Manitowoc is home to two unique breweries that serve up tasty craft beers: Petskull Brewing Company on Buffalo Street and Sabbatical Brewing Company on South 29th Street. Petskull, located in a historic century-old building in the city’s River Point District, is a 10-barrel facility that makes all its own beers in house, including River Point Copper Ale and Luck O’ the Skull stout. Stop by to enjoy a pint and some delicious Cajun- and Creole-inspired cuisine on their 2,100-square-foot pet-friendly outdoor patio or head over for live music on the weekends.
A newer addition to Manitowoc’s brewing scene, Sabbatical Brewing Company occupies a former mill on the west side of the city and serves up a wide variety of beers, from Roundabout Red Ale to Postmodern Pale Ale to Stormin’ Norman Pastry Stout. Sabbatical also offers an outdoor dog-friendly beer garden, regular visits by local food trucks, and lots of live music.
Head a little north from Two Rivers and you’ll find Ahnapee Brewery in Algoma (formerly known as Ahnapee). Ahnapee Brewery was originally founded in 1868 and became well-known for its Ahnapee Lager. The brewery was reopened near the original location in 2013 and recently moved into a new, larger taproom where they sell favorites like Little Soldier American amber, Two Stall chocolate milk stout, Hail Mary Helles lager, and Cherry Mechanic ale, as well as experimental brews. Ahnapee also has a second location in Suamico.
There’s another new brewery on tap, too: Cool City Brewing Company plans to open in downtown Two Rivers later this year.
The Manitowoc-Two Rivers area is also home to some great wineries where you can relax and enjoy the view while sipping on reds, whites, fruit wines, and more. In Kewaunee, head to Parallel 44 Vineyard & Winery to sample internationally award-winning wines, explore their 10-acre vineyard, and relax on their outdoor patio. Cold Country Vines & Wines, also in Kewaunee, is well-known for their ice wines—come in the summer to enjoy the view overlooking the Ice Age Trail or listen to talented artists at their Summer Music Series.
North of Two Rivers in Algoma, you’ll find the von Stiehl Winery, the oldest licensed winery in Wisconsin. Sample more than 30 varieties of wine at this historic, award-winning facility that overlooks Algoma Harbor. Duck Creek Vineyard & Winery in Denmark makes dry red wines, whites, semi-sweet fruit wines, and meadwines, as well as five flavors of kombucha tea, gin, flavored moonshines, whiskey, rum, brandy, and bourbon. Silarian Vineyards produces estate wines and sells wine and local brewed beers at its facility in Cato.