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We’re a rugged northwoods community known for world-class outdoor recreation and an award-winning craft beer scene. Fueled by the crisp, clean waters of Lake Superior, our quaint port city of 86,000 residents boasts nine breweries whose craft creations reflect a wide variety of styles.

If you’re more of a craft cocktail aficionado, Duluth also has an award winning micro-distillery, Vikre Distillery located at the foot of the iconic Aerial Lift Bridge.

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Blog Posts

Hoops on Hops: Best beers during the shutdown

By: Dave Hoops

Back in 2016, I wrote about the best beers I’ve ever had that were associated with big events in my life. It was fun to reminisce about those moments and the beers I enjoyed with them.

So today, I’m writing about the best beers I’ve enjoyed in these past five months of 2020 during the pandemic shutdown — just for fun and for some more positive stories during these times.

Dave Hoops: Master Brewer, Realist, and Risk-Taker

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Ursa Minor Brewing Becomes the Newest Member of Duluth’s Craft Beer Community

By Dave Grandmaison – The Duluth Experience

Whoah! Check out this fabulous news… our friends Ben, Mark, and Andrew have finally made their plans public. Much to the delight of craft beer fans in Duluth – Ursa Minor Brewing – will open this summer in Lincoln Park. There’s a lot of excitement swirling around Lincoln Park and with good reason! Now, with Ursa Minor’s announcement we’re looking forward to continued cultivation and education on the importance of craft beer as an economic driver and the role that “craft-epreneurs” are playing to drive revitalization in our community.

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Twin Ports Beer Scene Making Waves at International Competition

By Dave Grandmaison – The Duluth Experience

If you’ve had the chance to try any of Earth Rider’s beers, you know how good they taste. If you know the brilliant brewers behind the Superior, WI brewery… you’d understand exactly why their beer is so good. We all know. And now the world knows because our friends at Earth Rider Brewery earned the 2018 World Beer Cup bronze medal in the Oatmeal Stout category for their North Tower Stout!

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Welcome to Duluth Beer City!

By Dave Grandmaison – The Duluth Experience

If you’ve ever visited, you know it… Duluth is one of those towns you’ve got to experience. It boils down to this: we’re a rugged Northwoods community known for world-class outdoor recreation, a vibrant music and arts scene that spawns bands like Trampled by Turtles and Low, and an award-winning craft beer scene. In fact, Bent Paddle Brewing Company just brought home a gold medal for their 14° ESB at this year’s Great American Beer Festival in Denver. Their community involvement and unique “bending traditions” approach to craft beer has helped catapult Duluth to the forefront of the regional beer industry.

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