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]

Duluth Brewer’s Path Paved with Persistence, Powered by Pink Boots

Though inroads have certainly been made in recent years, the craft beer industry is still a largely male-dominated landscape. Duluthian Ginga Newton is a brewer who has been struggling to break into the field. For a number of years, she has settled for jobs on its periphery, biding her time and waiting for an opening. … [ Read more]

Lake Superior Deep Water Black IPA

Lake Superior Brewing Company ABV: 10.3% Uncapped, Lake Superior Brewing Company Deep Water Black IPA is nothing short of black in color. As it pours, a sustainable, creamy head grabs hold of the walls of the glass and never lets go. It smells a bit sweet, possibly caramel, chocolate, and coffee. Further assessment found us pondering a … [ Read more]

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