“Naturally Brewed” Book Events

All events are free and open to the public, and local craft beer will be served at each event!

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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 p.m.
PLACE: Beaner’s Central, 324 N. Central Ave., Duluth
BEER: Varieties from Bent Paddle, Earth Rider, and Lake Superior Brewing
The history of West Duluth’s People’s Brewing Company is steeped in legend and myth. Many believe it was the result of a socialist movement, a revolt of tied-house saloonkeeper’s against the very breweries who supplied their beer. Find out if the legend is true, and how People’s failed during Prohibition but re-emerged in the 1930s and thrived in the 1940s after introducing Regal Supreme—whose “spokesperson” was none other than Duluth namesake Daniel Greysolon Sieur du Lhut—only to close fifty years after it first made beer from Lake Superior water. Coauthor Tony Dierckins will tell the People’s story in a presentation and he and coauthor Pete Clure will sign copies of the book’s softcover edition (hardcover exclusively available here.)

We Made It Good, You Made it Famous: Superior’s Northern Brewing Co.

Author signing to follow presentation; limited-edition hardcovers available at this event
DATE: MONDAY, October 22
TIME: 7 p.m.
PLACE: The Cedar Lounge, 1715 N. 3rd St., Superior
BEER: Earth Rider’s flagship beers on tap
When Northern began brewing in 1898, it was one of three breweries operating in Superior. Ten years later it stood alone. Discover the story of how Northern became a political force in Superior and the city’s largest real-estate holder until Prohibition led to the brewery’s demise, as well as the tale of its reemergence and then struggle to hold on as large breweries began swallowing up their smaller competitors. Includes the history of Superior’s pioneer breweries (1859-1874) as well!  Tony Dierckins will tell the Northern story in a presentation and he and coauthor Pete Clure will sign copies of the book’s softcover and hardcover editions. Get your history where it was made: the Cedar Lounge—today the taproom for Earth Rider Brewing—was built in 1912 by Northern Brewing as a tied-house saloon!

Make a Date with 58: Duluth Brewing & Malting Co.

Author signing to follow presentation; limited-edition hardcovers available at this event
DATE: Tuesday October 30
TIME: 7 p.m.
PLACE: Ursa Minor Brewing, 2415 W. Superior St., Duluth
BEER: Ursa Minor’s flagship beers on tap
When Duluth Brewing & Malting just started making beer in 1898, the legend goes, a moose wandered through the brewhouse yard, inspiring founder Reiner Hoch to label his brew “Moose Brand Beer.” DB&M thrived until Prohibition and reemerged in the 1930s with its Royal Bohemian brand, which later became Royal 57. Fearing it would be called “The Ketchup Beer” due to the popularity of Heinz 57, it was renamed Royal 58, but its own popularity wasn’t enough to keep the beer flowing after 1966. Tony Dierckins will tell the DB&M story in a presentation and he and coauthor Pete Clure will sign copies of the book’s softcover and hardcover editions. Get your history where it is being made: Learn about the West End’s historic brewery at Ursa Minor, the newest brewery (and home to wood-fired pizza!) in the West End, aka the Lincoln Park Craft District!