Bier Zot to Host Midwest's Most Exclusive Festival of Stouts!

Unfolding over three days in the heart of Northern Door County, Bier Zot Beer Café will host the Holly King Festival to showcase some of the country’s rarest Stouts, all on draft, on December 17.

Part Winter Solstice celebration, part dark beer love-a-thon, Holly King Festival includes three days of beer events. Bookending the festival are an intimate five-course prix fixe dinner paired with an eclectic group of stouts and a limited entry main event featuring Imperial Stouts from Deschutes, Surly, Goose Island, Avery, Dieu Du Ciel, Oskar Blues, Epic, Founders, Van Houzen, and more to be announced!  

In addition to a pouring of rare draft Imperial Stouts from all over the world, the festival will also assemble some of the Midwest’s most talented brewers to take part in the Wild Beer Hall, who will be pouring some of their best along with other cellared rarities on draft and a pop-up bottle shop.

All events are 21+ and take place at Bier Zot in Sister Bay, tickets now on sale at:

Cellar Works Barrel-Aged Bonanza

Date: Thursday, December 15
Time: 5:30 pm
Tickets: $75, includes a five-course prix fixe dinner paired with bottled stouts from our 800+ bottle cellar. Hosted by Bier Zot Bar Manager and Beverage Curator, Ryan Castelaz.

Bottle Swap & Exclusive Bottle Silent Auction

Date: Friday, December 16
Time: 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Tickets: Free, Attendees are invited to
dig into their own collection and swap coveted bottles with other beer lovers. In addition to the swap, Bier Zot and friends across the Midwest will host an Exclusive Bottle Silent Auction with over a dozen elusive ales to benefit the Door County Land Trust

Holly King Main Event
Date: Saturday, December 17
Time: Noon- 4pm
Tickets: $50, includes admission into
Bier Zot and includes five pours, food, and a Bier Zot sampling glass. Ticket also includes entry into the Wild Beer Hall from Noon- 4 pm. Confirmed Imperial stouts include: Deschutes 2015 AbyssSurly 2016 DarknessGoose Island 2014 Bourbon CountyAvery 2015 Tweak, Dieu Du Ciel Aphrodisiaque on Nitro, Oskar Blues 2016 BBA Ten Fidy, Epic 2016 Double Barrel Baptist, Founders 2016 Lizard of Koz, Van Houzen 2015 Whiskey BA Rumplestoutskyn with Cherries, North Coast Barrel Aged Old Rasputin and 5Rabbit Cacao

Featured in the Wild Beer Hall: (available for purchase)
 Steenberge Rum BA Piraat, MKE Gin BA O-Gii, Paradox Mangozacca, North Coast 2014 Wheat Whiskey BA Old Stock Cellar Reserve, Toppling Goliath IPA, with more to be announced!