Shipwrecked Restaurant & Brewery
In the heart of Egg Harbor, Shipwrecked Brewery claims to be the only micro-brewery in Door County.
It is also a restaurant, but here we will focus on the brews that they concoct.Shipwrecked has a somewhat nautical theme, and is housed in an historic building that dates back to the mid-to-late 1800's. There is a nice bar to the right as you walk in, with tables to the left as well as the restaurant, mainly housed in another room. There is also a very nice patio out front, where, in season, you can enjoy a nice micro-brew.They do seasonal beers as well, like a Pumpkin Ale in the Fall, or maybe even a coffee porter. But their standard brews are as follows, and, yes, we have had to sample them all, many times.
- Bayside Blonde, which is blonde colored, of course, from roasted barley and choice hops from the Northwest. It is a little hoppy, but has a nice crisp taste and flavor.
- Captain's Copper, which is copper-colored, and more of a full-bodied ale ala the English ales, with a slight caramel flavor. We enjoy this one quite a bit.
- Door County Cherry Wheat, sounds kitschy, but this is my favorite micro-brew here. It's a medium bodied beer, of course made with wheat and juice from fresh Door County cherries. It really is quite refreshing on a hot summer day, and I have enjoyed this one the most.
- Lighthouse Light, is indeed a lighter brew, yet hold up to the rest, with a hint of honey. Very enjoyable indeed.
- Peninsula Porter, is your dark, heavy beer offering, a little sweet, slight hint of coffee, with a rich malt flavor.
Shipwrecked opened in 1997, but the building is an historic pub and restaurant from the logging days back in the late 1800s. There is even rumor that a notorious gangster from Chicago used to hang out here once in a while when he was laying low.
Open weekends (Friday-Sunday) in winter too!
Stop in for a cool one, and please tell them that DoorCountyNavigator.com sent you