Growler Magazine: Fitger’s co-founder announces plans to open new brewery in Superior, Wis.
Tim Nelson, one of the co-founders of Fitger’s Brewhouse and brewery consulting firm Bev-Craft, announced plans today to open Earth Rider Brewing Company in Superior, Wisconsin. The brewery will be located near the High Bridge at 1617 N. 3rd Street (the former home of Leamon Mercantile Co.), with plans to service the Twin Ports, and the South and North Shores of Lake Superior.
Read the full article at Growler Magazine.
Duluth News Tribune: Earth Rider Brewery coming to Superior
Local craft brewing pioneer Tim Nelson is building a $2.5 million brewery in Superior.
Earth Rider Brewery will set up its fermenters in the Leamon Mercantile Co. building at 1617 N. Third St. this spring, and it will focus on beer drinkers “around the corner of the lake.”
“We’re going to service our community, that’s our number one thing, and we’re aiming for 2,000 barrels in the first year,” Nelson said Thursday. To compare, he said Bent Paddle produces about 25,000 barrels a year.”
Nelson said he expects the first draft to be poured late this summer.
Read the full article at the Duluth News Tribune.
Twin Cities Pioneer Press: Fitger’s Brewhouse co-founder launching new brewery in Wisconsin
“That gives us all the green space that’s there to use as a beer garden — it’s bigger than a beer garden,” Nelson said.
The brewery is the second to be incubated by Bev-Craft, a regional consultancy started by Nelson, Paul Christensen, Brad Nelson and Dave Hoops last year. The first business born of Bev-Craft, Hoops Brewing, is set to open this spring in Canal Park.
Earth Rider will start out with a 20-barrel system and eventually add cans; it plans to distribute between Ashland, Wis., and Two Harbors, Minn.
Read the full article at Twin Cities Pioneer Press.