WE BREW beer that’s inspired by our surroundings.

Door County Brewing Company is inspired by our surrounding; our friends, our families, our landscape. Our mission is to create beers that lead to a gathering of community and friends where ever you are. We promise to create only the best tasting, thought provoking, carefully sourced, eco conscience beers that are constantly pushing the edge of imagination and senses.

What you will find in our beers is music, food, friends, family, travel, trees, soils and flowers—not just ingredients.

Visit our Brewery and Tap Room next time you're in Door County. Come by, grab a beer, listen to some music, and make some new friends.

  • We believe in an environmentally friendly, carefully sourced, community minded driven , hoppiness-induced good time.
    —Door County Brewing Co.
  • Hey-Hey what u say?
    —Freddie Kodanko
  • "Goat Parade is my favorite Imperial Smoked Stout, yeah mine too"
    —Earl & Clegg

Our Beer

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POLKA KING PORTER

Freddie Kodanko was a legendary figure in Door County — a dancing, laughing character who loved polka, his red tractor, and of course, beer. Freddie would wear his “king” outfit and play his favorite polka tunes at local festivals and parades. You always knew when Freddie was enjoying a beer, since most days he drove his tractor to the tavern. In his honor, we created Polka King Porter. This dark brown porter is brewed with pale chocolate malts and English hops. It’s a malty beer with notes of roasted chocolate and caramel—the perfect stepping stone for those looking to venture into the realm of darker beers. So kick up your heels and drink to the king!

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LITTLE SISTER WITBIER

Named for the smaller of the two islands outside of Sister Bay, Wisconsin, “Little Sister” is a reflection on the relaxed, laid back atmosphere of a Door County summer. This cloudy, pale Belgian style ale is brewed with equal parts Belgian Pilsner malt and wheat. Little Sister is spiced with coriander and orange peel, both traditional to the style, plus we’ve added a blend of other unique spices to produce notes of pepper and citrus. Like our beer, the people of Door County are influenced by the freshness of the landscape and the openness of the people around them. And, they aren’t too shy either.

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BIÈRE DE SEIGLE

It takes a certain Frenchman to fully understand joie de vivre. In the late 1600s, that man was Pierre Espirit Radisson. The adventurous French explorer wintered in Door County during a fur trading expedition and was never the same. “Oh là là,” he said, as he described the region as a place of such great bounty, whatever a man could desire was his for indulging. In honor of our rich land, we created Bière de Seigle. Brewed with our saison yeast, low alpha hops and two types of rye for added depth and spice, Bière de Seigle is a rustic American approach to a classic Belgian farmhouse ale. The range of flavors is a tour de force.

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PASTORAL

It’s about your everyday man. The dirt underneath his fingernails is not just a constant but a comfort. He wakes and dawns with the sun, he farms his own land, and he brews his own beer. Not just any beer, a traditional Belgian style Farmhouse ale. In Door County, hard seasonal workers forged our heritage. Pastoral is a celebration of the seasons and the land—from farmhouses past to fields present. Both refreshing and dry, with hints of pepper, citrus and green grass, the recipe is not just about the beauty in simplicity but also the pride in tradition.

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Bare Bottom Madness

In the early 1900s there was a sheep farmer in the town of Sevastopol named Mr. Templeton. New to his profession, he often needed the townspeople’s guidance on herding his flock. One particular occasion, searching for salt to lure the sheep in, the town stumbled upon what they thought to be three barrels of salt. Templeton pried the barrels open, which to everyone’s surprise, was a liquid. He smelled it. It smelled like beer. He tasted it.It tasted like beer. He concluded, “it is beer!” Thrilled at their grand discovery of liquid luxury, Sevastopol celebrated with haste, forgot the sheep and reached the bottom of the barrels quite quickly. With barrels dry and sheep amuck the town danced themselves into and unforgettable bare bottom madness. A madness that celebrates the unexpected, our pale ale is brewed with notes of grapefruit, citrus, pine and a touch of caramel malt for sweetness. Bare Bottom Madness rejoices in the flavors of Door County you’re so happy to find, you can’t bare the thought of the bottom.

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Big Sister

She was always the cool one. The one you watched, the one you copied and the one that taught you how to get away with it. Truly an original, she knew exactly who she was and would change for no one. She was the Big Sister. Named after the bigger of the two Sister Islands in Sister Bay, Door County Brewing Company’s Big Sister Witbier captures the lovable, bold and wild spirit of our surroundings. Uninhibited and a little tart, proceed with caution, she always leaves you wanting more. Bolder and brewed with citrus Belgian pepper yeast and Hibiscus flowers—our newest pink Witbier is unapologetically full flavored and fun. Big Sister is ambitious and delicious, because well-behaved beer seldom makes history. Available May-September.

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Silurian Stout with Vanilla

Over 425 million years ago, Door County was entirely encompassed by the warm, shallow Silurian Sea. A submerged geographic anomaly, Door County was home to some of earth’s first reefs and biodiverse life forms. A tribute to the beginning, we brewed our own rich, dark and velvety creation. Dive into the delicious depths of Door County Brewing Company’s Silurian Vanilla Milk Stout—with chocolate and dark malts, a hint of coffee, lactose sugar and vanilla bean. Ruling land and sea, this legendary milk stout is unlike anything of our time. Available October-April.

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L’automne

Over a century ago, the first Belgian settlers arrived in Southern Door County and quickly became the largest Belgian population in the nation. In our blood, our land and our beer, The Door County Brewing Company Farmhouse Ales pay homage to the history and the hops of our Belgian ancestors. A compliment to the pioneers of beer, every farmhouse ale resonates a seasonal sensation and familiar flavor of our Belgian roots. Brewed with our Belgian saison yeast, white and dark wheat, caramel malts and rye, our fall release, L’automne, has just the right amount of warm spice, bright citrus and a dry finish. A twist on a classic, at Door County Brewing Company, we believe you should revere the past and enjoy the present. Available September-November.

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L’hiver

Over a century ago, the first Belgian settlers arrived in Southern Door County and quickly became the largest Belgian population in the nation. In our blood, our land and our beer, The Door County Brewing Company Farmhouse Ales pay homage to the history and the hops of our Belgian ancestors. A compliment to the pioneers of beer, every farmhouse ale resonates a seasonal sensation and familiar flavor of our Belgian roots. A beer almost as black as night, L’hiver (pronounced lee vair) is brewed to get you through those cold winter months. A twist on a classic, at Door County Brewing Company, we believe you should revere the past and enjoy the present. Available December – February.

  • Dedicated to the hard working people of Door County, Wisconsin and to those who know how good a beer tastes at the end, or beginning of the day.

  • “You can take my heart, you can take my bike, but please don’t take my beer”

    – Little Sister

NEWS & EVENTS

Door County Brewing Co. believes in supporting our community and will be at events throughout the year. Come by, enjoy a beer, talk to us, tell us what you think and lets have a good time.

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February 20, 2016

Small Forest Live at Door County Brewing Co.

Baileys Harbor, WI

Come by, grab a beer and listen to the musical stylings of Small Forest live in our tap room, February 20 at 7pm. According to the band, “Small Forest’s roots stretch out from the beautiful Door ...

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February 15, 2016

Door County Brewing Co. re-releases Pastoral

Baileys Harbor, WI

Big news! We are now brewing Pastoral with locally grown barley and yeast. In honor of Door County’s Belgian heritage we decided to give Pastoral a new look as well. The familiar recipe will incorporate Door County grown ...

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February 12, 2016

Dead Horses Live at Door County Brewing Co.

Baileys Harbor, WI

Join us at the brewery for the return of Dead Horses, live in our tap room on February 12 at 7pm. Dead Horses is a young acoustic band with a cultivated folk sensibility well beyond ...

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January 30, 2016

Ice Cold Beer Festival with Door County Brewing Co.

Minocqua, WI

Catch Door County Brewing Co. at the Wisconsin Beer Lovers Ice Cold Beer Festival in Minocqua this January. A premier all-Wisconsin craft beer and tasting festival featuring selections from 30 breweries highlighting “Winter Warmer” styles of beer. Tickets ...

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