It's been a few months since our last Tap Takeover event, and we've been waiting (impatiently) for the next. We're so excited that the wait is over and we can finally welcome Door County Brewing and Hacienda Beer Co. to take over all six of our tap lines on Saturday, July 21st!
Door County Brewing Co. was established in 2012 in Bailey's Harbor, Michigan, on the Door Peninsula. The craft brewery was started by John, Angie, Danny, and Ben McMahon, and it continues to be family owned and operated.
Their mission was simple: to draw on the rich legacy of the country's largest Belgian-American population to create one-of-a-kind craft beers while honoring the values of family, friendship and community above all else. Sourcing as many ingredients from the Door County and Wisconsin as possible, they focus on creating beers that pay homage to the local resources, influences, and heritage of the region.
This sort of emphasis on the richness of the local community and everything that it and the terroir has to offer is exactly what we're all about at the Lounge, and one of the many reasons we can't wait to taste some of the beers they're bringing along this weekend!
Hacienda Beer Co. continues the proud McMahon family tradition. Founded by Danny and Ben McMahon as well as Allyce Mohs (the brand's Operation Manager) in 2017, the brothers sought to combine the local values emphasized by the Door County Brewing Co. brand while focusing on experimentation. Likewise located in Bailey's Harbor, they create "unique hoppy ales, stouts, and Belgian/farmhouse-inspired ales, in addition to constantly experimenting in barrel-aging and mixed fermentation."
Hacienda's collection is largely released through the Door County Brewing Co. Taproom & Music Hall, and their selections often enjoy only limited distribution. Their fun and experimental nature combined with this small batch availability make their involvement at the event this Saturday a special opportunity. We'll be enjoying some delicious craft beers you're unlikely to find anywhere else!
We hope you'll stop by the Lounge this weekend and tell us your favorite!
We'd love your feedback to help us decide which beers we should add to our next rotating tap selection. Make sure to check out the details for the event on our Tap Takeover page. It's going to be an afternoon you won't want to miss! Not only will Ben from Door County Brewing be available to answer all your questions and provide you with samples of their delicious beers, but he'll also be providing some beautiful merchandise for some special giveaways!