New owners take the helm at Lake Superior Brewing

Duluth’s oldest craft brewery, Lake Superior Brewing, officially has new owners. Lars Kuehnow and Lisa Blade are taking over Lake Superior Brewing (LSB), as former owners Don and Jo Hoag, John Judd III, Karen Olesen, and Dale Kleinschmidt step aside from owning the brewing business. “We look forward to watching the next phase for LSB,” says … [ Read more]

Then and now: Uncovering Duluth’s storied People’s Brewing Co.

People’s Brewing Company of Duluth was ahead of its time. Founded on socialist principles in 1907 by Martin Smith, F.G. Sandstedt, and Michael J. Gleeson, the brewery stood up to big beer long before it was hip to do so. At that time, Duluth had two other breweries, Fitger’s Brewery (unaffiliated with Fitger’s Brewhouse) and … [ Read more]

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Bent Paddle Celebrates Two Years with ‘Festiversary’ Party May 30

When Duluth’s Bent Paddle Brewing Co. opened in 2013 they expected growth, just not at this level. “We’ve blown our seven-year business plan out of the water,” says Laura Mullen, one of the business’ four owners. Set to celebrate their second anniversary with a May 30 “Festiversary” party, the brewery is already testing the limits … [ Read more]

North Shore Craft Beer Roundtable—a look into Northern MN’s beer scene

By Grace Sell The North Shore beer scene in Minnesota is a rapidly growing community that prompted Mayor Don Ness to proclaim Duluth the “Craft Beer Capital of Minnesota.” On March 23rd, The Duluth Experience will host the first of four live panel discussions, which will explore the rise of the North Shore craft beer scene. The discussions … [ Read more]

Beer Olympics Comes to Duluth: Fitger’s Sochi Series

Fitger’s Brewhouse brings the spirit of competition and the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi a little closer to home. Duluth’s very own Fitger’s Brewhouse shows it’s patriotism this winter season with their new Olympic-themed Sochi Series. Making it’s debut at the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild’s Winterfest, happening in St. Paul’s newly renovated Union Depot on January 31st , … [ Read more]

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North Shore Excursions

By Emily Weiss We’re all familiar with wine and cheese pairings, their decidedly masculine equivalent of scotch and cigar parties, and of course any dabbler worth their salt knows the boundless pleasure of matching the right beer with its ideal burger mate, but let us venture outside the realm of food and smokes and think … [ Read more]

A Blind Tasting beer festival

Taste & Rate 48 Minnesota Oktoberfests

Sept. 20, 2019 | 5:30–9pm
Upper Landing Park
Tickets: GA $40 | DD $20