Brew North: A Beer Story
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DVD - Brew North: A Beer Story
This documentary explores the rise, fall, and rebirth of brewing in northern Minnesota. From historic breweries in Duluth, Virginia, and Tower to the craft beer revolution underway, discover the pioneering spirit and passion that connects the brewing community throughout time. Learn how Duluth, MN became #Duluthbeercity, the self-proclaimed craft beer capital of the state. Brew North contains a treasure trove of archive photos, vintage advertising, and original interviews with brewers, historians, and collectors connected to the industry in this original documentary by WDSE WRPT.
- The Beer Hole at Fitger’s
- Fitger’s tour 1984
- Lake Superior Brewing 1994
- Virginia Brewing Dreams 2017
- Brewmaster Tastings:
- Byron Tonnis, Bent Paddle Brewing
- Brian Schanzenbach, Blacklist Brewing
- Jeremy King, Castle Danger Brewing
- Dale Kleinschmidt, Lake Superior Brewing
Book - Naturally Brewed
Beer brewing was the first industry at the Head of the Lakes, started in 1859 by German and French immigrants. Pioneer breweries bounced between economic booms and busts until 1885 when August Fitger took charge of the Lake Superior Brewery. Four major breweries Fitger's, Duluth Brewing & Malting, Northern, and People s served Duluth and Superior through their boom times, struggled during Prohibition, and thrived after its repeal but could not survive the post-war consolidation that put an end to most regional breweries. Fitger s closed in 1972, marking the end of Duluth s oldest manufacturer but the historic facility survived to incubate the area s craft-brewing industry, helping to make the Twin Ports the beer lover's paradise it is today. Featuring nearly 600 historic and modern photos, Naturally Brewed, Naturally Better traces the history of the Twin Ports brewing industry from 1859 to 2018 and introduces readers to today's craft brewers.