The Historic Breweries of Duluth & Superior
by Tony Dierckins and Pete Clure
Paperback | 224 pages | Nearly 600 Photos & Lithographs | Retail $24.95
AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 2018!
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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 the 1859 to 2018 and introduces readers to today’s brewers. The book is scheduled for release in September, 2018. In the meantime enjoy a brief history of brewing in Duluth from our book Lost Duluth.
Hardcover Edition $44.95
A very limited number of Naturally Brewed, Naturally Better are available in a special hardcover edition. This unique volume contains the same elegant interior pages as the softcover edition encased in a hardcover wrapped in black cloth with the title foil-stamped in gold leaf (shown at right) as well as printed endsheets in a design featuring brewing icons all protected by a full-color dustjacket that replicates the softcover.
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