Door County Beer Festival Celebrates Craft Beer and Local Food

‘Care for a taste?’ A vendor at last year’s inaugural Door County Beer Festival plucks a bottle of ice-cold beer for the crowd to taste. Photo by Katie Sikora.

Beer lovers rejoice – tickets for the 2013 Door County Beer Festival are now available at!

After drawing 1,100 people to the grounds of the Baileys Harbor Town Hall in 2012, the event returns June 15, 2013, offering tastings of more than 140 of the world’s best craft beers, locally sourced food and incredible live music.

“You’re going to have to try really hard not to have a good time at this festival,” said festival producer John McMahon.

This isn’t just any festival, however, it’s a celebration of the beer-brewing craft and the region’s culinary artisans, including seminars from Wisconsin cheese-mongers, Alterra Coffee Roasters, Tapuat Kombucha and more.

Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys will entertain the more than 1,500 people expected at the June 15 Door County Beer Festival.

The live music slate includes Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys, a Michigan bluegrass quartet that stretches the boundaries of the genre. They’ll be joined by Door County favorites Highland Road.

New this year is the hard to find, rare and cellar beer swap, which takes place off the grounds of the festival and will give attendees the chance to trade these beers with fellow aficionados. Meanwhile, home brewers can measure their talent in the second annual Door County Homebrewing Championships.

Oh, and if you want to burn a few calories before your tasting, you’re covered there too. The Ride for Nature, a bicycle ride featuring routes of 15 to 100 miles, starts and finishes on the grounds of the festival.

For complete details, schedules, seminar info or to buy tickets, visit today or email [email protected]. For updates, follow Door County Beer Festival on twitter (@doorcountybeer) or like them on Facebook.