Bits & Bites: New Brews in the Neighborhood

Raise a glass to the new brews, new tasting rooms and new projects entering the Door County beer scene.

Ahnapee Brewery opens new digs
202 Clark St. in Algoma

Ahnapee Brewery will host a June 4 grand opening at its new Algoma digs after relocating from the original location on Navarino Street to a new garage taproom on Clark Street that overlooks Legion Park and Lake Michigan. It will be open year-round, seven days a week, so have a seat at the dog-friendly patio to enjoy one of the brewery’s latest small-batch brews or a staple such as Little Soldier, Cherry Mechanic or Two Stall. Find more details and a full beer menu at

Hey, Big Sister
8099 Hwy 57 in Baileys Harbor

Big Sister Wit, a summer seasonal, has arrived at Door County Brewing Co. Available on tap and at retail, Big Sister – a nod to the bigger island that gives Sister Bay its name – offers a refreshing, crisp brew for hot summer days. With just the right amount of spice – from the Belgian yeast strain used during fermentation – and tartness from hibiscus flowers, it’s perfect for sipping lakeside, poolside or with a side of your favorite summer eats. 

Hold me close, Sway me more

From Matt Sampson of Hacienda Beer Co. comes a new beer project that will focus on creating a diverse range of simple, easy-drinking beers. Sway, which will be operated out of Hacienda’s oak cellar below Heirloom Cafe and Provisions, 2434 Cty F in Baileys Harbor, is a concept long in the making. A mixed-culture saison and lager will lead the vision, and other classically inspired styles will follow. This summer, you can sample Sway Beer directly from the fermentation cellar in Baileys Harbor. Visit for updates.