Quenching Your Thirst for Four Years

The fourth annual Door County Beer Festival will quench thirsts and fill stomachs June 20 in Baileys Harbor. This year’s festival features more than 200 craft beers from dozens of breweries, with more than 40 beers available on draft.

True beer lovers won’t want to miss this year’s VIP event, featuring a roundtable discussion about the Wisconsin craft beer scene. Kyle Cherek of Wisconsin Foodie hosts, with Russ Klisch of Milwaukee’s acclaimed Lakefront Brewery, Grant Pauly of 3 Sheeps, Danny McMahon of Door County Brewing Co., and Deb Carey of New Glarus.

The VIP event starts at 10:30 am and features specialty beers from the brewers. All VIP attendees receive a beer festival bottle koozie, bottle opener, and early admission to the tasting tent as well.

Outside the tasting tent will be a food promenade to make mouths water.

Photo by Len Villano.

Local chefs from Chives, Wickman House, Door County Creamery, Harbor Pie Company, Mission Grille, and The Fireside will all be serving up specialties, and Tapuat Kombucha will be sampling as well.

And, there will be live music on the lawn all afternoon, with roots rockers The Dead Pigeons and the bluegrass duo of Ohlrich and Vanier.

VIP tickets are $75 and limited to just 100 people. General admission tickets to the festival are $40. Both can be purchased at

The Door County Beer Festival takes place June 20 at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall Park and is organized in conjunction with the Peninsula Century Spring Classic bicycle ride. Tickets for the events are sold separately.