Archive Dive: Superior’s Northern Brewing Company

Superior’s Northern Brewing Company grew out of the family-operated Klinkert Brewing Company and thrived in the 1890s and early 1900s with its flagship Blue Label Beer. The brewery was busted during Prohibition for making strong bear instead of near beer, but got back on its feet in the 1930s with Northern Select and later Vic’s Special, but by the 1960s they couldn’t compete large national brands and closed its doors in 1968. Enjoy a much more detailed history of People‘s from our book Naturally Brewed, Naturally Better: The Historic Breweries of Duluth & Superior. Check out the story here.

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Lithographic postcard of Superior’s Northern Brewing Company, ca. 1905. [Image: Hartel Family]