Business Spotlight: 1 of Us Brewing Company | Local News I Racine County Eye
1 of Us Brewing Company is the new place in town for beer lovers. Their goal is to produce session beers that have a daring artisan touch. The idea behind the brewery is simple: party all day long by serving a lighter option, for longer drinking pleasure.
Located at 8100 Washington Avenue in Mt. Pleasant, 1 of Us features a beer garden and will soon be home to a bar. But that’s not all, you can also find 1 of Us Brews in Wisconsin at various retailers. They offer beers on tap or in cans. Click here to find a drink near you.
Anastasia Buh, one of the owners of 1 of Us, says, “We have a good variety of beers and styles, and we add more. Currently we have an American Pilsner, Hefeweizen, Slushy Gose, Pale Ale, 2 NEIPA, Breakfast Stout, Fruited Blonde and Amber Ale on tap or in cans.
Meet the owners
Not only is this brewery a place to sip local beers, but it’s also a place where the community connects. A handful of friends became business owners after bonding at another local brewery, R’Noggin Brewing in Kenosha. Together Justin and Julie Buh, William Lerch, Steve Rosenberg, Linda Timmons, Kevin Wosz, Cody Sikorski, Joey Greco, Alejandro Quiroz, Tyler and Anastasia Buh, Brian Cashmore and Sara Higgins own 1 of us.
Justin Buh is currently brewing at R’Noggin Brewing and has started teaching some of the other owners how to homebrew. “Over time, during the home brewing sessions, there were discussions about starting a craft brewery and how great it would be to create a brewery that our rags group could call their own. So the brewery was founded for the love of craft beer, the community and a desire to contribute to the great craft beer community of Wisconsin, ”says Buh.
Become 1 of them
This group welcomes people from all different backgrounds, interests and lifestyles. This is where their name comes from. Todd Browning’s “Freaks” is a film that revolves around a group of circus monsters. In one particular scene, the stars of the film are seated at a table and welcome a newcomer to their group. At that point, they chant “one of us, one of us, we’ll make you one of us!”
That’s when the owners of 1 of Us realized this was what they wanted their business to represent: a place to welcome everyone and be a gathering place for the community.
“When our customers visit one of the Us Brewing, they will be greeted as if they were one of our own.”
All of the clients of 1 of us are part of the growing business. And to go further, 1 of us offers subscriptions.
- Mug Club: 20% off all beer purchases at their location, free beer every month, and merchandise reduction.
- Growler Club: same benefits as Mug Club plus 1 free growler fill or 4 packs per month, stainless steel growler, t-shirt and hat.
- Lifetime: All benefits for life.
Most of the owners make their home in Southeastern Wisconsin and that’s why they chose the location they chose for their brewery. They knew the area and the community they wanted to be a part of.
“The space had to be close to the house, close enough to other local breweries, but not too close to create unwanted conflict; we wanted to add to the brewing community and not take it out. It’s close enough to the Racine and Kenosha breweries for brewing hops, but far enough to establish our own customer base.
They have carefully decided on the current location and it meets all of their needs. 1 from Us Brewing Company is already growing.
Taproom to open soon
Throughout the summer months, patrons of the Racine community enjoyed sipping a cold drink at 1 of Us Beer Garden. However, winter is fast approaching and the days of drinking alcohol outdoors will come to an end.
“Since our beer garden has only recently opened, we have felt tremendous support and encouragement from the community and we are happy to contribute to the Racine community,” says Buh.
1 of us hopes to continue to serve the region via its valve room. It’s currently under construction, but Buh says, “we’ve learned over the last year that setting a date for the inside opening hasn’t turned out the way we would have liked… so we’re looking forward to it. to set a date. ”
Until then, 1 of us will continue the party outside and at our next event.
Hallowobller is your chance to get a taste of what 1 of us is. On October 23, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., a Halloween event will take place in their brewery. It’s a party of 21 years and over. Breweries across Wisconsin will have beer samples available. In addition, there will be a DJ, vendor market and food trucks at the Hallowobbler.
Buy tickets for the event on their website here. Profits will be donated to participating breweries. An added bonus when purchasing tickets is that one of us offers a selected ticket to have a designated driver booked for the day / night of.
“Come and try our beer in our beer garden and buy some beers to go! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for new beer releases, build updates and when the tasting room opens. Let us know what you think of our products and feel free to let us know your suggestions for beers you would like to see us brew. Also, request our beer at your favorite bars and restaurants so you can enjoy our crafts when you visit your favorite establishments.
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