Hacienda North Ave. Taproom Grand Opening!
Beer Dinner with 1840 Brewing & Hacienda Beer Co
We promised and promised, now the day is finally here! Join us Saturday, June 1st for our grand opening at 2018 East North Avenue in Milwaukee’s Eastside neighborhood.
Back in November of 2018 we let everyone in on our plans to open a new space in Milwaukee. We wanted to create a dedicated space for our brand that would serve as a hub to showcase the exciting and unique small batch beers we brew in Door County. After many months of hard work alongside the talented and tireless team at 360 Degrees we are excited to share our new home with you!
Hacienda Hits Chicago! Join us Thusday 5/9 at Hopleaf
On Friday, June 14, Hacienda Beer Co invites you to an intimate family style beer dinner with 1840 Brewing Company of Milwaukee, hosted by Heirloom Cafe and Provisions.
We’ve been long admirers of 1840 as we both share a mutual appreciation for slow fermenting barrel aged beers and juicy IPAs. As we host 1840 for two collaboration brew days, come join us for a special evening filled with some of the most interesting beer Wisconsin has to offer. You will enjoy a four course family style dinner put on by Heirloom Cafe and Provisions, a guided tasting from Kyle Vetter of 1840 and Danny McMahon of Hacienda Beer Co, as well as a tour of Hacienda’s barrel aging facility.
Tickets are limited, must be 21+ to purchase and participate. Dress for casual outdoor dining. Menu is served family style, if you have dietary restrictions please email firstname.lastname@example.org ahead of purchasing ticket(s).
Now Hiring! Brewery Apprentice in Baileys Harbor, WI
We're pumped to announce that we've partnered with Heartland Beverage to provide occasional drops of delicious beverages into Chicagoland. We're debuting our beer THIS THURSDAY 5/9 at Hopleaf in Andersonville starting at 6pm—and we hope you'll join us.
Hop Culture's Juicy Brews Late Night at Cinderlands Beer Co.
We are searching for a Full-Time, Entry Level Brewery Apprentice to join our production team in Baileys Harbor. This position will assist with beer production and packaging, with a focus on cellar work, wort production and packaging line operation. We don't hire production employees often—this is a rare opportunity to get in on the ground floor, with the possibility to move up in our company and get your feet wet in a bunch of aspects of the beer making process. You'll also have the unique opportunity to help with our koelschip production, barrel room aging/fermentation, and hop/yeast experiments.
The job includes full-time benefits, including health and dental insurance, paid time off, 401-k, employee discounts, and more. See the full job post at the link in our profile.
Think you're qualified? Send an email with a CV and cover letter to email@example.com.
Hop Culture's 12 Best New Breweries of 2018
We’re excited to be joining Hop Culture for another Juicy Brews fest in March—this one in Pittsburgh hosted by our friends at Cinderlands Beer Co. JUICY BREWS LATE NIGHT will be held at Cinderlands’ new product facility in the Strip District of Pittsburgh on March 2. The fest will have unlimited pours from 20+ breweries, as well as music and a killer menu of late night-inspired bites from Cinderlands’ kitchen. Tickets are already sold out, but we hope you grabbed one—if so, we will see you there!
Now Hiring! Milwaukee Tasting Room General Manager
Whoa. It's crazy to think we only started this little side project back in February. We're beyond humbled to be included in Hop Culture’s list of the 12 Best New Breweries of 2018! Thanks to Hop Culture and all of you for showing us so much love this year.
Release of The Floor is Guava Cans
NOW HIRING IN MILWAUKEE! Thank you to everyone who has already reached out about employment opportunities at our new tasting room in Milwaukee. We are now looking for applications for Tasting Room General Manager for our new location on the East Side. This GM will be the leader of our Milwaukee taproom and be responsible for hiring, training, and managing staff, overseeing day-to-day operations and inventory, coordinating in-house events, and creating an exceptional taproom experience for people to relax, engage, and enjoy themselves (among many other duties). If you feel you have the experience and are interested in applying, please send an email with cover letter & CV to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are interested in other positions at our new taproom, please hold off on sending us an email just yet—we will be posting details on other positions and how to apply soon.
Milwaukee, Let's Party!
Introducing THE FLOOR IS GUAVA. Forget that it’s nearly December and snow is falling from the sky. We just canned up a new tropical milkshake IPA brewed with Azacca & El Dorado hops, milk sugar, and pink guava. If you’re a fan of our peach milkshake IPA, Whatever Feels Right, then this is your beer. TFIG combines a creamy, pillowy mouthfeel from lactose & oats + a slight tartness from the guava + grapefruit, stone fruit, and pineapple notes from the hops.
Release of Smallish – Petite Barrel Fermented Saison
Hacienda Beer Co. is coming to Milwaukee! As of Tuesday, November 20th, we are the newest addition to Milwaukee’s East Side neighborhood. We are excited to announce that we will be opening a Hacienda Beer Co. taproom at 2018 E. North Ave. mid 2019.
Hop Culture's Winter Juicy Brews Invitational: 1980's Après-Ski Party
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.
First Koelschip Fill & Spontaneous Fermentation
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.
Release of Vertigogo Cans
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.
Release of It Just Does Weird Things 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!
Koelschip Cabin Renovation
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.
Release of L'automne – Our Fall Seasonal Saison
Last winter, we started renovating the old cabin next to our beer garden to house a coolship. It’s been a long time coming, but this week we’re finally giving it a go. Stay tuned for scenes from our first koelschip fill and spontaneous fermentation brew.
Bhramari Above the Clouds Fest
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.
Release of Rano Pano – Norwegian-Inspired Farmhouse Pale Ale
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!
The Mix Tape: A Beer Dinner at Parador with Hacienda Beer Co.
Today we are releasing another farmhouse ale fermented with Norwegian kveik—RANO PANO, a Norwegian-inspired farmhouse pale ale dry hopped with a unique blend of German and American hops. This hop combo gives a complex array of fruity notes layered with the citrusy/spicy notes from the kveik.
Half Acre Far + Away
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.
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.