Duluth Brewery Moving Into Old ‘Last Place On Earth’ Building

Owners Hope To Open By Grandma's Marathon

The Blacklist Artisan Ales will be moving its brewery to 120 East Superior Street– more commonly known as the former home of Last Place On Earth. 

“We have the opportunity to make a new story and good at this location,” said TJ Estabrook, one of the co-owners of Blacklist Artisan Ale.

“Currently we are Second and Second East. We are just a distribution brewery and we wanted to add a tap room,” said Jonn Loss, a co-owner of Blacklist Artisan Ale.

“There’s clearly a great brewing community in this area and we’d like to say we can add our own flavor to it,” said Brian Schanzenbach, another co-owner. 

A brewery that was birthed on a grade-school friendship cultivated the formation of the business in 2012. This expansion will bring new items to the menu as well. 

“We going to have a limited menu of snacks. We won’t have a full kitchen, but a brewpub should have stuffed pretzels.” Loss said. 

Co–founders Schanzenbach and Loss are natives to the Northland and have had a business partnership on the brain for years.

“I’d say from college on, Jon and I have always had the plan to start a brewery.”

And a Kickstarter campaign opened the doors to opportunity on their adolescent dream,  and in 2015, former Milwaukee attorney  TJ Estabrook joined the party as co-owner.

“Being part of the Hart District [Historic Arts & Theatre District] is going a good thing for us and the community. So it’s a win win for all parties involved.” Estabrook said. 

The men said they looked at more than 30 buildings before settling on the old Last Place On Earth building.

They hope to open up in the new location in time for Grandma’s Marathon.

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