Archive Dive: The West Superior Brewing Company

This week’s dive into the ZCP archive tells the story of Superior’s West Duluth Brewing Company, created in 1889 by Bernard Schwanekamp and his very wealthy brother-in-law, Joseph Hennes. The brewery initially thrived, then struggled in the wake of the panic of 1893 and later became part of the Northern Brewing Company. From our book. Naturally Brewed, Naturally Better: The Historic Breweries of Duluth & Superior. Check out the story here.

The West Superior Brewing CO. ca. 1890. [Image: Zenith CIty Press]