Announcing the Release of Le Printemps, the First of our Series of Seasonal Saisons
Behind the Scenes: Foeders Arrive in Baileys Harbor
We are excited to announce the release of Le Printemps, our Spring seasonal saison brewed with raw Wisconsin honey and dry hopped with Huell Melon hops. Le Printemps is brewed as a reflection of the Spring season—snow melting, weather warming, green slowly returning. Expect a rustic, dry beer with notes of citrus, spice, melon, and honey.
Le Printemps was the first batch we brewed on our new 15-barrel brewhouse back in late January. This beer also represents another important milestone for both our Hacienda Beer Co. and Door County Brewing Co. brands, as this is our first beer ever bottled in Baileys Harbor.
Door County Brewing Co. 5 Year Anniversary + Beer Festival
In late March, we received a shipment that we've been eagerly awaiting since announcing this Hacienda project back in February—three oak foeders from Foeder Crafters of America in St. Louis. Foeder Crafters have made foeders for a bunch of well-known sour producers in the US, including New Belgium Brewing, Side Project Brewing, The Bruery, and Trillium Brewing, among many others, and are the only producers of American foeders. Although ours are on the smaller size (7 barrels each), these oak vessels will allow us to substantially increase the production of our mixed fermentation beers. The first of these three foeders will be the home of a rye Brett saison that is currently undergoing primary fermentation with our house saison yeast strain. We can't wait to see how this first beer ages in its new home.
Madison Craft Beer Week: May 4–13
DOOR COUNTY BREWING CO. TURNS 5 THIS YEAR! Join us for a weekend long celebration of the 5 Year Anniversary of Door County Brewing Co. on 6/15, 6/16 & 6/17! We will have live music from The Lil Smokies and Night Moves on Friday and Saturday nights. Their anniversary coincides with the annual Door County Beer Festival 2018 on Saturday 6/16—be sure to join us at the fest!
April & May Music Hall Events
Madison Craft Beer Week is just around the corner! Join us for a week of events in Madison from May 4-13. We will be unveiling new beers throughout the week and hosting events at Brasserie V, Off Broadway Drafthouse, Jordan's Big10 Pub, and Trixie's Growlers to Go-Go.
Behind the Scenes: Bottling Le Printemps
Join us this April and May at the Door County Brewing Co. Taproom & Music Hall for a stellar lineup of live music, including a ticketed show by Dale Watson on Sunday, May 6, as well as a special Beard and Mustache Competition on Sunday, May 6. Visit the Music Hall's Facebook page for more details and to RSVP.
In Case You Missed It: Our Launch Events Across Wisconsin
Two weeks ago, we bottled our first beer for Hacienda—Le Printemps, our Spring seasonal saison brewed with raw Wisconsin honey and dry hopped with Huell Melon hops. Le Printemps is brewed as a reflection of the Spring season—snow melting, weather warming, green slowly returning. This rustic saison has a dry finish with notes of citrus, spice, melon, and honey.
This bottling day marked an important achievement for our team—for both Hacienda and Door County Brewing Co. Not only was this the first bottled beer under our Hacienda label, but this was also the first time we bottled a beer produced in Baileys Harbor (under either brand).
In Case You Missed It: Hacienda Launch Party Recap
In February, we shared our first beers with a handful of bars and restaurants in Milwaukee, Madison, and Appleton. With this new Hacienda venture, we have the ability to send these markets more beer produced in Baileys Harbor than ever before—this is something we're thrilled about.
Behind the Scenes: Brewing Le Printemps & Everything Eventually on New Brewhouse
If you weren't able to make it to our Launch Event this past Saturday, don't worry—we have a brief recap for you here, along with photos that perfectly captured the vibe.
The beers started flowing right at 11AM. We launched our first three drafts—Vertigogo, a milk stout with espresso and cinnamon; DNT LSTN, a funky, tart Chardonnay barrel fermented saison; and Velvet Bulldozer, a double-mash imperial stout, coming in at a meager 11.5% ABV.
Hacienda Launch Party: Feb. 3
This past Friday and Saturday, we were finally able to put our new 15-BBL brewhouse to test. For our first batch, we brewed Le Printemps, our Spring seasonal saison brewed with raw Wisconsin honey, dry hopped with Huell Melon hops and fermented with our house saison yeast culture. Le Printemps is brewed as a reflection of the Spring season—snow melting, weather warming, green slowly returning.
February & March Music Hall Events
Join us on Saturday, Feb. 3 for the official launch of Hacienda Beer Co.
Our drafts will be released for the first time—including Vertigogo, a milk stout with coffee and cinnamon, and Dnt Lstn, a chardonnay barrel fermented saison. We'll also have a firkin of Vertigogo with chocolate and raspberries starting at 2 pm. There will be lawn games in the beer garden all day, and Joseph Huber will keep the good vibes rolling as the musical feature starting at 7 pm.
Door County Brewing Co. Founders Launch New Brewing Venture: Hacienda Beer Co.
Join us this February and March for live music every Saturday night starting at 7PM at the Door County Brewing Co. Taproom & Music Hall! Visit the Music Hall's Facebook page for more details and to RSVP.
Behind the Scenes: New 15-Barrel Brewhouse Arrives in Baileys Harbor
On February 3, 2018, our founders Danny McMahon (Head Brewer) and Ben McMahon (Sales Manager) as well as Allyce Mohs (Operations Manager) will launch a new brewing venture, Hacienda Beer Co. Located in Baileys Harbor, WI, Hacienda will primarily focus on producing experimental hoppy ales and stouts as well as traditional and non-traditional Belgian/farmhouse-inspired ales.
This past week, our new 15-barrel brewhouse from Quality Tank Solutions in Oconomowoc, WI arrived at our Baileys Harbor brewery. It's a big upgrade from our 7-barrel system residing at the old Door County Brewing tap room down the road—it terms of both aesthetics and functionality. To start, this system will be paired with four 15-barrel fermenters, which are currently on their way to the brewery.