If you’re at all into drinking beer, then you probably have heard of the craft brew craze taking over taps across America. Craft Breweries, which are characterized as small, independent, yet traditional breweries, have seen a 15% increase in sales over the last year. Though annually the production of craft breweries is still small, at a mere 10% of national beer sales, it’s hard to deny the popularity of these increasing local fixtures. Luckily for us, Duluth has proclaimed itself as the Craft Brewery Capital of Minnesota. You’ll find great breweries in Duluth, coupled with expansive, beautiful views along the North Shore of Lake Superior that can’t be found anywhere else. Book your room at our beautiful Duluth Bed and Breakfast today, and discover the thriving craft brew culture in Minnesota.
Visit Duluth’s Breweries
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 beer. There is even an official beer trail that you can follow, which will guide you through the delicious flavors of Duluth’s top breweries. If you have some time and would like a challenge, you can take on the Official Duluth Beer Challenge, featuring 18 of the best beers from the top 6 breweries. Of these popular breweries, you can’t go wrong grabbing a brew at the famous Fitger’s Brewhouse, which opened its doors as the only brewpub in Northern Minnesota, let alone Duluth, in 1995. A relative newcomer to the scene that is proving immensely popular is Bent Paddle Brewing, which is production brewery with a 30-barrel brewhouse.
Whether you’re a beer aficionado or simply interested in learning about this thriving new industry, taking a tour of local breweries is a fun 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, but in addition to that, you’ll enjoy plenty of beer-related education, unprecedented behind-the-scenes access to the breweries, tastings of craft beers, a souvenir sample glass, and a wonderful local meal. In total, there are 5 brewery tours to choose from, both private and public. No matter what you choose, you won’t be disappointed in the breweries of Duluth. Book your room with us today, and experience the unbeatable beer culture in Duluth.