Behind the Scenes: Bottling Le Printemps
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.
Door County Brewing Co. Founders Launch New Brewing Venture: Hacienda Beer Co.
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.
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.