Craft Beer

Minnesota Breweries May Be Forced to Stop Selling Growlers Under Current Barrel Cap Law

Growlers account for 30% of Castle Danger's Taproom sales.

TWO HARBORS, Minn. – Several Minnesota breweries are advocating to change a law, which puts limitations on barrel production and growler sales. If the law stays the same brewery owners believe it could prevent potential business growth. In Minnesota, breweries are only allowed to produce up to 20,000 barrels of craft beer while selling growlers out of their taprooms. Right…

Lake Superior Brewing Expands Industry Night Specials To All

Working Class Gets Cheap Beer Specials On Craft Brews

DULUTH, Minn. — The bar and restaurant industry night is expanding it’s special prices to all working class people! That’s right, if you have a job, any job, you qualify for this special at Lake Superior Brewing. Every Thursday and Sunday all pint beers are $3 from open to close. They are providing us with this special on brews in…

How To Build A Perfect Beer

Hoops Brewing Teaches Brittney Merlot What Goes In To Brewing A Seasonal Beer

DULUTH, Minn. — Learn how brew masters build the perfect beer in this week’s Cooking Connection. We take you to Hoops Brewing to talk with Dave Hoop himself on seasonal brews, techniques and flavors. Categories: Business, Community, Cooking Connection, Entertainment, Features, Minnesota, News, News – Latest News Tags: Brew Master, Building a Beer, Cooking Connection, Craft Beer, Dave Hoops, Hoops…

URSA Minor Brewery Steps Closer to Opening its Doors

URSA Minor Brewery will serve up nearly eight beers on tap, but they're not ready just yet.

DULUTH, Minn.- A new brewery preparing to open in Duluth’s Lincoln Park neighborhood is making a lot of progress. URSA Minor Brewery will serve up nearly eight beers on tap, but they’re not ready just yet. The craft brewery is now installing its brand new equipment and getting all the finishing touches to open in the near future. “That first…

Fitger’s Brewhouse Owner Finds Way Around Law To Distribute Brewpub’s Beer

Rod Raymond Gives Brewhouse's Beer Recipe Rights To Son To Create 'Duluth Brewhouse'

DULUTH, Minn. – It’s no secret the craft brewing industry is continuing to explode in the Twin Ports. Microbreweries, like Bent Paddle and Lake Superior Brewing can now be found everywhere — in liquor stores, bars and restaurants. But there’s a law still on the books in Minnesota preventing brewpubs like Fitger’s Brewhouse from doing the same. Brewpubs can only…

Bent Paddle to Celebrate Five Years with Annual Festival

Festiversary Takes Over West Michigan Street on Saturday

DULUTH, Minn. – Bent Paddle is celebrating their fifth anniversary and they want the public to join. Their annual Festiversary is taking place on Saturday, May 12 from 2 – 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door and $10 for those under 21 or the designated driver. Kids 14 and under are free. This is a…

Duluth Homegrown Music Festival Celebrates 20 Years

Local Musician and Brewer Share Homegrown Memories

DULUTH, Minn. – Springtime brings a music festival to Duluth that no one wants to miss. Duluth Homegrown Music Festival is starting up on Sunday, April 29 celebrating 20 years. Many Duluthians have been part of every festival. Dave Hoops, the owner of Hoops Brewing, has been brewing for Homegrown since the second year. While he was working as the…

String Quartet to Perform in Duluth Breweries

Beerthoven: On Tour

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth is known for its great craft beer industry, and also for the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra. Now, the two are joining forces. The Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra is going on tour with Beerthoven to five different breweries. The Highland String Quartet will be performing at Hoops Brewing from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. This is free to…

New Bent Paddle Taproom Soon to Open

The new location will be welcomed in with Spring.

DULUTH, Minn.- Craft brewery lovers can start their count down for spring and look forward to an extra incentive. The new Bent Paddle tap room doors will open this spring. The new location is just one block further down. Officials say the new space is coming along, it will offer more room and a dog friendly patio. “More beer on tap, more…

Local Brewer Gives Food and Beer Pairing Tips for Super Bowl Parties

Hoops Brewing Visits FOX 21

DULUTH, Minn. – It’s nearly time to prepare Super Bowl snacks and beer for a party celebrating the big game. Dave Hoops, Owner of Hoops Brewing, stopped by FOX 21 to lend his expertise on the subject. “Number one I’m going to say drink some water, but number two, if you’re going to have a party you want to have…

Klockow Brewery Brings Local Craft Beer To Grand Rapids

A New Brew Pub Is Set To Open Saturday, October 28th, 2017.

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. — Kegs are tapped as brand new Klockow Brewery will begin pouring on Saturday, October 28th. The idea for this brewery came about when the Klockow family kept visiting family in Grand Rapids, with no other local brew pub in the area, they decided that that they needed one and they were going to open it. The owner…

Castle Danger Celebrates 6 Years

Cheers To The Years - This Weekend At The Brewery In Two Harbors!

TWO HARBORS, Minn. — Kegs are tapped in celebration of Castle Dangers 6 Year Anniversary this weekend. They are celebrating their success with live music, food trucks, lawn games, raffles and of course, drinking their dangerously good beer with friends. “It’s been the longest six years and the shortest six years that the brewery and I can imagine. When we…

Fuse Duluth Takes Networking Outdoors

Young Professionals Group Hosts First-ever Disc Golf Tournament

DULUTH, Minn. – This week Fuse Duluth is taking networking outdoors. The organization, designed by the Duluth Chamber of Commerce to attract and retain young talent to the area, is hosting a disc golf tournament on Thursday, August 10. This is taking place at the Miller Creek Disc Golf Course from noon to 5 p.m. Each of the course’s nine…

New “Taste of Duluth” Festival to Provide Local Entertainment

Festival Encourages Family-Fun

DULUTH, Minn. – This weekend a first-of-its-kind festival is coming to Bayfront Festival Park. The Taste of Duluth is Saturday, July 1 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. There will be more than 60 vendors of food, beer, crafts and more. There will also be live music throughout the entire festival. The event is aimed at highlighting all the great…

Local Brewery Marks Anniversary with Annual Celebration

Bent Paddle Brewing Co. Celebrates 4th Annual Festiversary

DULUTH, Minn. – Celebrations will be underway this weekend as a local brewery marks its anniversary. Bent Paddle Brewing Co. is hosting the 4th Annual Festiversary on Saturday, May 13 from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This outdoor brewery festival celebrates the brewery’s 4th anniversary with live music, family activities, food trucks and plenty of Bent Paddle beer. The event…