Former Fitger’s Brewhouse head brewer Frank Kaszuba joins Bev-Craft

Superior, Wisconsin-based “craft think tank,” Bev-Craft, has added another member to its team, as they’ve hired Frank Kaszuba as project manager and brewer. From his early years of apprenticeship at Lake Superior Brewing Company, to Anchorage’s Borealis Brewery and Cusack’s Brewpub, to his time as head brewer at Duluth’s iconic Fitger’s Brewhouse, Kaszuba has over 20 […]

Now Open: Moose Lake Brewing Company

Paul Christensen and Shawn Wigg met like many people do in the brewing industry—through mutual friends who also loved beer. At the time in 2014, craft breweries were exploding in the Twin Cities, but Wigg and Christensen noticed craft beer hadn’t reached their part of the state. Soon, they started homebrewing in their garages and […]

Hoops Brewing to open in Duluth in 2017

Master Brewer Dave Hoops, formerly of Fitger’s Brewhouse, is opening a brewery and beer hall in Duluth’s Canal Park in spring of 2017. The project, a culmination of years of experience and planning, will be called Hoops Brewing, and will occupy the former Timber Lodge Steakhouse space in The Suites Hotel building at 325 Lake […]

Bev-Craft aims to help startup breweries hit the ground running

Tim Nelson’s finger has been on the pulse of the craft beer scene on the North Shore since he co-founded Fitger’s Brewhouse back in 1995. In the 20 years that followed, he seized opportunities to bring craft beer to more people through opening other bars and restaurants. Even now, after selling his stake in those […]

Former Fitger’s Brewhouse owner and brewer start craft beer think tank

It seemed only a matter of time before former Fitger’s Brewhouse brewer Dave Hoops and former Fitger’s Brewhouse owner Tim Nelson jumped back into the beer industry. Today, the longtime business associates announced the launch of a craft beer think tank called Bev-Craft. The business will serve as an incubator and consulting firm to breweries, using a “four-pronged approach that encompasses development assistance, […]