Beer Brewing

Zenith City Press’s 2018 release Naturally Brewed, Naturally Better covers the entire history of beer brewing in Duluth, Minnesota and the Minnesota Iron Range as well as that of Superior, Wisconsin, and the Wisconsin South Shore of Lake Superior. We have condensed portions of the book to create the posts below to provide a basic overview of historic brewing centered on Western Lake Superior from 1859–1972. Preview the book, which contains nearly 600 historic and modern photographs and lithographs, here.

Pioneer Breweries of the Twin Ports (1859–1886)

Fitger’s Brewing Company (1885–1972)

West Superior Brewing Company (Superior, WI; 1889–1901)

Klinkert Brewing Company (Superior, WI; 1890–1909)

Duluth Brewing & Malting (1896–1966)

Northern Brewing Company (Superior, WI; 1898–1968)

People’s Brewing Company (1907–1957)

Historic Minnesota Iron Range Breweries (1891–1920)

Historic Wisconsin South Shore Breweries (1881–1937)