18 Best Breweries in Duluth, MN (Tap Houses Too)

Canal Park Brewing - One of the best breweries in Duluth MN

Welcome to the complete list of breweries in Duluth, MN and the surrounding area. This list covers the best breweries, tap houses, cideries, and distilleries, including our favorite, Bent Paddle Brewing Company.

There are also has three great breweries located just over the bridge in Superior, WI.

Duluth has an awesome craft beer scene that will please any beer lover.

Best Breweries in Duluth, MN

Enjoying a drink at the best breweries in Duluth, MN

Duluth, Minnesota sits at the southern tip of Minnesota’s North Shore and shares 10 breweries among its 86,000 inhabitants. It is safe to say that Duluth has a great local brewery scene.

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1. Bent Paddle Brewing Co.

Bent Paddle Brewing Company is one of our favorite Duluth breweries. It is a quintessential North Shore brewery that is famous for “bending the traditions” in the brewing industry. We stop by on every trip.

We love, and I mean LOVE, their Venture Pils, Black Ale, and Light Lager. They also make a great Non-alcoholic Hop Water and some CBD infused drinks.

Address: 1832 W Michigan St, Duluth, MN 55806

2. Canal Park Brewing Co.

Canal Park Brewing Company is located in the heart of Canal Park neighborhood on the shores of Lake Superior and is a local favorite. This solar-powered, family-owned brewery is known for its good ales, excellent food, and amazing views of Lake Superior.

Nut Hatchet Brown Ale and Stoned Surf IPA are crowd favorites. They also serve craft cocktails and wine.

Address: 300 Canal Park Dr, Duluth, MN 55802

3. Blacklist Brewing Company

Blacklist Brewing Company is a legend in the North Shore brewing scene and is one of the area’s finest breweries. In addition to amazing beer, they are also Duluth’s first Ax Throwing bar and are located right on Superior Street!

We love Lake Walk Pilsner, Peach Hazy, and other signature beer tastings. They also serve gluten-free seltzers and NA Craft Beer.

Address: 206 E Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802

4. Fitgers Brewhouse

Fitger’s Brewhouse is Duluth’s original brewpub and one of Duluth’s finest eateries. It is located in the old Fitgers Building, where they have been brewing beer since 1857! Fitgers is a full service brewpub, so get ready for a full drink list and mouth-watering meals as well.

We love their flagship beers: Munich Helles and Superior Trail IPA.

Address: 600 E Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802

5. Hoops Brewing Company

Hoops Brewing is what happens when a German Beer Hall meets UMD Bulldog hockey Fans. Grab a bit to eat from any of the nearby restaurants and enjoy the best Bulldog watch party in town at this amazing north shore brewery.

Rink Rat Ale and their Munich Lager are excellent.

Address: 325 S Lake Ave, Duluth, MN 55802

Website: https://hoopsbrewing.com/

6. Lake Superior Brewing Company

Lake Superior Brewery is a full service brewpub with an amazing kitchen. In addition to excellent beer and food, it is also a great place to enjoy live music.

Kayak Kolsch and Sir Duluth Oatmeal Stout are our favorites.

Address: 5324 E Superior St, Duluth, MN 55804

7. Ursa Minor Brewing

Ursa Minor Brewing is where great beer meets even better wood-fired pizza. They host live local music and many community events.

We love Pterodactyl Screams IPA and Sauna Beer.

Address: 2415 W Superior St Suite B, Duluth, MN 55806

Best Breweries in Superior, Wisconsin

I know we’ll have some angry fans here wondering why we would Cheeseheads in this list, but we had to. Superior, WI is a stone’s throw from Duluth and has a growing brewery scene of its own.

8. Earth Rider Brewery

Earth Rider Brewery is just over the lift bridge in Superior, Wisconsin, Duluth’s sister city. They focus on using only the finest ingredients, clean, crisp Lake Superior water, and working in small batches.

Caribou Lake IPA and Northern Tower Stout are two great beers to start with.

Address: 1617 N 3rd St, Superior, WI 54880

9. Warrior Brewing Company

Warrior Brewing Company feels more like a speakeasy than a brewery. It’s a bit off the beaten path, but worth it. It is located not far from Duluth Grill and is known for its adventurous craft beers.

We love their Barbarian Imperial Stout and Oktoberfest Marzen.

Address: 2711 W Superior St Suite #204, Duluth, MN 55806

10. Thirsty Pagan Brewing

Thirsty Pagan Brewing is a full-service brew pub with excellent pizza. They are based in the old Soo Line Building in Superior, Wisconsin, right across the river from Duluth.

We love Peacock Pilsner and Harbor Haze Hazy IPA.

Address: 1615 Winter St, Superior, WI 54880

Best Tap Houses in Duluth, MN

View of Fitgers Tap House from the outside - one of the best breweries in Duluth, MN

In addition to great breweries, the North Shore of Minnesota is also home to a number of excellent tap houses serving up great food alongside local beer.

Read More: 32 of the Best Places to Eat in Canal Park, Duluth, MN

11. Duluth Tap Exchange

Duluth Tap Exchange is a serve yourself tap house! You get an RFID wristband that is linked to your ID and you can pour till you can pour no more.

Their large selection of taps have beer from all over the US, a nice selection of wine, and a menu with local food. New beers are frequently added.

Address: 1905 W Superior St, Duluth, MN 55806

12. Dubh Lin Brew Pub

Dubh Lin is an Irish Brew Pub located in Duluth, MN. Enjoy traditional Irish food, excellent beer and great local music. It is a great spot to bring the whole family.

Carmody Irish Pub is another option if you are looking for an Irish experience.

Address: 109 W Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802

13. The Barrel Room

The Barrel Room is part of the Fitgers complex and is located right across the hall from the brewery and restaurant. It’s a nice spot to sit back and try as many beers as you can. They also have a full bar.

We love the historic building and unique decor.

Address: 600 E Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802

14. Arrowhead Taphouse

Arrowhead Tap House is located at Duluth International Airport. We are still so impressed that a small airport like Duluth already has a tap house!

Address: 4701 Grinden Dr, Duluth, MN 55811

15. Crooked Pint Ale House

Crooked Pint is a midwestern tap house chain. They are family friendly, serve excellent food, and have great beer. They are best known for their Juicy Lucy.

Address: 1402 W Arrowhead Rd STE 100, Duluth, MN 55811

Best Cideries in Duluth, MN

Beer not your thing? Thankfully, the North Shore of Minnesota has a number of excellent cideries as well.

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16. Wild State Cider

Wild State’s ciders are all natural. They do not include added sugar and are never made from concentrate. They have a bunch of unique events, including a Taylor Swift Era Barre Class!

We love their Classic Dry Cider and Hazy Pink Pineapple Cider.

Address: 2515 W Superior St, Duluth, MN 55806

17. Duluth Cider

Duluth Cider is another excellent cidery with a tap house and tons of great events.

We like Las Lajas Coffee Cider and Trailside Strawberry Basil Cider

Address: 2307 W Superior St, Duluth, MN 55806

Best Distilleries in Duluth, MN

Finally, we come to distilleries and wineries. As you can imagine, growing grapes in the frozen tundra is not an easy feat, and there is only one distillery and one winery in the area. Both are worth a stop.

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18. Vikre Distillery

Vikre Distillery is best known for their unique Gins. Boreal Cedar Gin and Boreal Spruce Gin are excellent. They also make a very nice vodka.

Address: 525 S Lake Ave #102, Duluth, MN 55802

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