Posts by Tony Dierckins

Superior Beer Brewing History on Tap for October 22

Thanks to everyone who showed up at Beaner’s Central last night for our presentation from Naturally Brewed, Naturally Better on the history of West Duluth’s People’s Brewing Co., and especially to our friends Jason and Bob and their crews from Beaner’s and the Zenith Bookstore, respectively, for co-sponsoring the event. You have two more chances…

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People‘s Brewing Co. History on Tap for October 9

Thanks to everyone who showed up at Fitger’s last night for our presentation from Naturally Brewed, Naturally Better on the history of the Fitger Brewing Co., and to our friends from the Boat Club restaurant and the Bookstore@ Fitger’s for co-sponsoring the event. If you missed it, you can still make it to the remaining…

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Fitger‘s History on Tap Tuesday, October 2

We are still overwhelmed by the remarkable turnout for the release of Naturally Brewed, Naturally Better—the Clyde Iron staff estimated over 200 people in the crowd! If you missed it, you’ll want to make it  to one (or all!) of our upcoming events on the histories of the Twin Ports’ four major historic breweries. Next…

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The Beer Book is Here!

Copies of Naturally Brewed, Naturally Better: The Historic Breweries of Duluth & Superior have arrived just in time for this Thursday’s launch celebration! Special thanks to Tobbi Stager and his crew at J.S. Print group for helping us get the book manufactured and delivered on time. Thanks to their pre-press staff, the images—all 585 of…

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Free passes to “Brewing History Bus Tour” at upcoming book events

We’re giving away tickets to The Duluth Experience’s new “Brewing History Bus Tour” at the book events surrounding the release of Naturally Brewed, Naturally Better. Fueled in part by history from Zenith City Press, the DE’s new tour “explores the stories of the Twin Ports pioneer breweries while sampling some of today’s brews along the…

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Embracing Preservation Only When Convenient Means Losing Our Landmarks

The Duluth Economic and Development Authority recently announced it rejected all proposals submitted to redevelop the burned-out Kozy Bar and proposed its demolition. The Kozy was constructed in 1887 as the Pastoret Terrace. Designed by Oliver Traphagen, then Duluth’s premier architect, the Pastoret contained six opulent townhouses. By 1924, the townhouses were split into smaller, less-expensive…

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“Beer Book” update: Off to the Presses!

Four years after work began in earnest on Naturally Brewed, Naturally Better: The Historic Breweries of Duluth & Superior—and forty years after coauthor Pete Clure’s first started researching and collecting all things related to brewing in the Twin Ports—final corrections have been made and the layout files are off to the printer! The book covers from 1859 to today, telling…

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“Naturally Brewed” Book Events

All events are free and open to the public, and local craft beer will be served at each event! CLICK HERE TO PREVIEW OR PURCHASE THE SOFTOVER OR LIMITED-EDITION HARDCOVER A Brewery for the…People? West Duluth’s People’s Brewing Co. Author signing to follow presentation; co-sponsored by Zenith Bookstore & Beaner’s Central DATE: Tuesday, October 9 TIME: 7…

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FREE Superior Street History Tours!

Zenith City Press has teamed up with the Duluth Experience and the city of Duluth to create free historic walking tours of Superior Street during its reconstruction project. The tour covers the portion of Superior Street undergoing renovation between Third and Seventh avenues west, exploring the history and evolution Duluth’s main thoroughfare and the stories behind many of the…

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