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 … [ Read more]

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, … [ Read more]

It’s a nice day for a ‘Wit Wedding’

Fitger’s Brewhouse in Duluth is serving a special edition beer for owner Tim Nelson’s wedding. The beer is a white IPA called ‘Wit Wedding.’ It’s got a 5.7% ABV, a spicy medium body, and an assertive hop profile featuring citrus. The spice notes balance the wheat and the Belgian yeasts add pleasant esters. Duluth cartoonist Chris Monroe did … [ Read more]