Post-ride Party Just Got A Lot Better

We told you we had exciting news about this year’s Ride for Nature coming for you – and we weren’t lying.

We’re excited to tell you that the first ever Door County Beer Festival will be held in conjunction with this year’s Ride for Nature! The festival, featuring more than 120 of the finest craft beers in the country, with a special focus on Wisconsin micro-brews, will be held at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall Park near the finish line of the Ride for Nature.

“It’s called a beer festival,” says founder John McMahon, “but this is about a lot more than beer. We’ll have several local vendors serving all locally sourced food. We have at least five educational seminars planned featuring representatives from O’so Brewery, Capital Brewery, local chefs and cheese experts. And of course, we’ll have great live music.”

In addition, Kyle Cherek, host of the popular television show Wisconsin Foodie, will be at the festival to talk about the show and his culinary adventures across the state.

“When John told me about this, I jumped at the opportunity,” Cherek said. “I love Door County. I love beer. It crosses socio-economic demographics so it engages so many people.”

Tickets for the festival will be available soon, and Ride for Nature participants will receive a $10 discount on admission to the festival. In the meantime you can learn more about the first-of-its-kind festival here, or you can “Like” the Door County Beer Festival on Facebook. Follow @doorcountybeer on Twitter to keep up on the latest additions to the festival activities.

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“It was a great event and a gorgeous ride.” – Angela Hilbelink Ruh

“Great day for a ride on the scenic back roads of Door peninsula. We enjoyed it all! Wonderful food and drink and friendly volunteer staff all the way – kudos to everyone involved.” – Ellen McAllister

Ellen McAllister

Loved the ride! Route was beautiful and very well marked. Rest stops were plentiful and had plenty of food and drink. Loved the ice cold beer and delicious food at the end. I’ll definitely be back!

2014 Participant

This year was the third annual excursion for myself and some friends. The ride and beer festival are becoming a tradition for us. Always a great weekend. Thanks, and keep up the good work!

Brian Meiers


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