If you’re from Minnesota, or have visited here a time or two, you probably realize that Minnesotan’s have a deep love of beer. Craft Breweries are growing increasingly popular in cities around the country. In Duluth, it’s no different. In fact, Duluth has proclaimed itself as the Craft Brewery Capital of Minnesota. You’ll find plenty of great breweries in Duluth, coupled with expansive, beautiful views along the North Shore of Lake Superior that can’t be found anywhere else. April is a great time to come sample the finest craft beer in Duluth, as it is time again for the annual Gitchee Gumee Brewfest. The stunning accommodations at the A.G. Thomson House Bed and Breakfast are the perfect compliment to your trip. You’ll need a comfortable place to sleep after a long night of beer drinking. Book your room today, and discover the thriving craft brew culture in Minnesota.
Craft Beer in Duluth
There is a long and rich history of brewing in Duluth. As a result, Duluth is home to an abundance of local microbreweries and brewpubs that have created a constant and delicious supply of interesting and unique craft beer. Duluth even has an official beer trail for the true enthusiast. In addition to sampling the many great brews and breweries in Duluth, beer enthusiasts visiting Duluth this April should plan on attending the Gitchee Gumee Brewfest. It will be held on April 8 at the Wessman Arena in Superior. VIP tickets are already sold out, but general admission tickets are still available. You’ll want to act fast! As usual, there are a huge number of breweries from all over the country coming to the Brewfest. As you’ll see below, Duluth is well represented! Here are just a few of our favorite breweries that will be there:
- Blacklist Brewing from Duluth
- Bent Paddle Brewing from Duluth
- Canal Park Brewing, also from Duluth
- Capital Brewery, the 2nd largest brewery from Wisconsin
- Castle Danger Brewery, located on Lake Superior’s North Shore
- Central Waters Brewing Co. from Wisconsin, known as one of the most environmentally sustainable breweries in the country.
- Goose Island from Chicago
- Lagunitas Brewery from California
- Lake Superior Brewing Company from Duluth
- Lift Bridge Brewery from Stillwater, MN
- Thirsty Pagan Brewing from Superior, Wisconsin
If the Gitchee Gumee Brewfest somehow leaves you still feeling thirsty, there are plenty of places to go in Duluth for more great craft beer. In addition to those listed above is another Duluth favorite; Fitger’s Brewhouse. Fitgers is Duluth’s original brewery, as is definitely worth stopping in for a pint. Touring local breweries is also a fun and unique way to spend an afternoon in Duluth. In fact, with so much happening on the beer scene these days, a tour might just be the best way to make the most of your beer drinking experience in Minnesota. There are plenty of breweries and tours to choose from, but our friends at The Duluth Experience have one of the best selections we’ve seen. Transportation is provided, and you’ll enjoy unprecedented behind-the-scenes access to the breweries, tastings of craft beers, a souvenir sample glass, and a wonderful local meal.
No matter what you choose, you won’t be disappointed in the breweries of Duluth. When your thirst has been satisfied, come back to the luxurious accommodations at the A.G. Thomson House for the best night of rest you’ll get away from home. Book your room with us today, and experience the unbeatable craft beer culture in Duluth.