Release of Smallish – Petite Barrel Fermented Saison

Next Monday, 11/19, we will be releasing bottles of Smallish, a petite saison fermented and aged entirely in oak barrels with a blend of our house saison yeast strain, Brettanomyces and Lactobacillus. Since starting Hacienda, we’ve been eager to produce low ABV mixed fermentation beers—and Smallish is the first of many to come. Smallish was brewed back in April, spent over 4 months in used white wine barrels, and finally conditioned for the last 3 months in bottles. Sitting at just 4% ABV, Smallish is funky, tart, and drinkable—a perfect beer to pair with a glutinous Thanksgiving meal. The funk and acidity of Smallish are rounded out by hints of candied lemon, cherry, rye, and oak. 750 mL bottles of Smallish will be sold at our taproom upon opening at 1pm on Monday, 11/19. We will also be selling bottles of Smallish for on-site consumption. If you are heading up to Door County for Thanksgiving, be sure to swing by the taproom and grab a couple bottles to share with family and friends. 

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Hop Culture Winter Juicy Brews Invitational: 1980's Après-Ski Party

We’re excited to announce that we will be join 20+ other breweries in Brooklyn, NY on Saturday, 12/8 at Hop Culture’s Winter Juicy Brews Invitational! Grab your Pit Vipers and ski poles—this year's theme is a 1980's Après-Ski party. The fest will have unlimited pours, food trucks, a DJ spinning tunes, and winter-themed merch and glassware from designer Sam Taylor. Additional details & tickets here.

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First Koelschip Fill & Spontaneous Fermentation

This week, for the first time, we transferred our first batch of wort into our new koelschip. We opened up the windows of our koelschip cabin to let the cool air flow through the small building. The wort naturally cooled overnight and native microflora settled into the beer. The next morning, we transferred the cooled wort into barrels for extended aging. Five days later, there was clear evidence of spontaneous fermentation, as the barrels were overflowing with an active fermentation. If everything goes as planned, the beer in these barrels will be ready in 1-2 years. Be patient with us.

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Release of Vertigogo Cans

We finally have some beautiful labels for one of the first beers released under our Hacienda label, Vertigogo—our milk stout brewed with espresso & cinnamon. We just finished canning a little over 80 cases—plenty to go around. Come grab some in the taproom now!

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Release of It Just Does Weird Things Cans

We finally have labels for It Just Does Weird Things, our juicy IPA dry hopped with Mosaic, Citra & El Dorado. And today, we are releasing 4-pack cans. This has quickly become a crowd favorite, and we will be brewing this several times over the next month—so there will surely be plenty to go around. Cheers.

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Release of L'automne – Our Fall Seasonal Saison

This Friday, to celebrate peak fall color here in Door County, we will be releasing bottles of our fall seasonal saison, L’automne. The 2018 version of L’automne was brewed with buckwheat, earl grey tea & orange peel, fermented with our house saison yeast strain, and refermented in the bottle with a blend of Brettanomyces. The result is a rustic, earthy & floral beer with notes of orange, hay, & black tea and a complex malt profile.

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Bhramari Above the Clouds Fest

We are super excited to announce that we are sending some beer out to Asheville for Bhramari Brewing Co.’s Above the Clouds Fest—a celebration of hazy & hoppy beer. The fest is Sunday, Oct. 7 and will feature live music all day,  whole hog BBQ, & a selection of hazy/juicy IPAs from around 30 breweries. It’s going to be a rad time. Ticket details can be found HERE. Thanks for the invite Bhramari!

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The Mix Tape: A Beer Dinner at Parador with Hacienda Beer Co.

We are teaming up with our friends at Parador for a special ticketed multi-course beer dinner on Thursday, Sept. 20 – The Mix Tape. We are bringing four of our recent bottle-conditioned beers—Le Printemps, L’été, Motel Citroën, and Rano Pano. Parador is putting together a sampling of their all-time favorite tapas, including Steak and Egg, Queso de Cabra, and Chocolate Bomba, along with a few new jams. There are only a limited number of seats available—so act now to ensure yourself a spot. Dinner starts at 6:45pm on 9/20, and doors open at 6:30pm. Tickets are $75 and available for purchase here.

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Half Acre Far + Away

We couldn’t be more excited & honored to be invited to pour our beer alongside so many incredible beer producers for Half Acre’s Far + Away on October 13. Far + Away will provide a weekend of enjoyment and alignment among brewers and makers from outside Illinois, within the abundant creative energy Chicago has to offer. We can’t wait to see you there. 

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Release of DDH Everything Eventually with Vic Secret Cans

We just finished canning a new double dry hopped version of Everything Eventually — this one featuring the Australian hop Vic Secret. Just like for Everything Eventually, we first dry hopped the beer with Citra — then we added an additional dry hop with Vic Secret. The result is a beer with a ton of passionfruit, grapefruit, pineapple & pine aroma/flavor. Cans are now available for to-go purchase in the taproom. We will also be unveiling this tropical paradise land of a beer at Great Taste this weekend & at our pre party at Mint Mark. Cheers.

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Release of L'été – Our First Bottled Mixed Fermentation Saison

The time has come for the release of this year’s L’été, our summer seasonal saison. For 2018 L’été, we selected a small number of our favorite barrels containing aged mixed fermentation saison. The result is a dry beer with a complex Brett expression and subtle acidity, with notes of ripe pineapple, lemon, hay, funk, and oak. The beer in this year’s blend was fermented and aged entirely in used red or white wine barrels with a mixed culture of Brettanomyces and souring bacteria. AND this marks our first time bottling a mixed fermentation beer. After bottle conditioning with additional Brett for nearly 4 months, we absolutely love how this beer turned out. It’s everything we love about mixed fermentation saison. 

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Release of Luxe and Reduxe Cans

Today, we are finally releasing cans of Luxe and Reduxe, our milk stout brewed in celebration of Door County Brewing Co.’s 5 year anniversary. This decadent milk stout brewed with maple syrup and cold brew coffee—it’s sweet, it’s rich, it’s the perfect nightcap. This first round is taproom only. Limit THREE 4-packs per person per day. Cheers.

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Release of Motel Citroen – Norwegian-Inspired Farmhouse Ale Brewed With Lime Zest & Lemon Verbena

This Friday, 6/29, we are releasing MOTEL CITROEN, a Norwegian-inspired farmhouse ale brewed with key lime zest & lemon verbena and fermented with a Norwegian kveik strain. This bottle conditioned version of Motel Citroen is pure magic—a subtly complex combo of lemon/lime aroma/flavor and a wide array of tropical fruit notes produced from fermenting this Norwegian farmhouse strain at extremely high temperatures.

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Release of Whatever Feels Right Cans

Today we’re are releasing our third canned beer—WHATEVER FEELS RIGHT, our peach milkshake IPA brewed with lactose sugar. We are super pumped with how this latest batch of our peach milkshake IPA turned out. The peach & tropical fruit/citrus notes are jumping out of the can. Whatever Feels Right is priced at $11.99/4-pack with 43 total cases packaged. Cheers. 

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Release of Closer Everywhere Cans

Today, we are releasing 4-pack cans of Closer Everywhere, packaged yesterday. Since this is our first Hacienda can release and we only packaged a small amount, we are putting limited on to-go sales of these cans. Each person is limited to THREE 4-packs per day. Closer Everywhere is $12.99/4-pack with 51 total cases packaged. Due to the small number of cases, these will only see limited distribution—but more will be making their way into distro soon.

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Release of Everything Eventually Cans

Today, we are releasing 4-pack cans of Everything Eventually, packaged yesterday. Since this is our first Hacienda can release and we only packaged a small amount, we are putting limited on to-go sales of these cans. Each person is limited to THREE 4-packs per day. Everything Eventually is $11.99/4-pack with 80 total cases packaged. Due to the small number of cases, these will only see limited distribution—but more will be making their way into distro soon.

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