Blacklist Artisan Ales to open new brewery and taproom in Duluth

Blacklist Artisan Ales Owners, L to R, Jon Loss, Brian Schanzenbach, and TJ Estabrook

Blacklist Artisan Ales Owners, L to R, Jon Loss, Brian Schanzenbach, and TJ Estabrook

Blacklist Artisan Ales announced Sunday it is opening a new brewery and taproom in a historic building on Superior Street in Duluth, Minnesota.

The 5,700-square-foot building at 120 East Superior Street was built in 1908 as a hotel and was most recently occupied by the notorious Last Place On Earth, which forfeited the building to federal authorities in 2013 after its owner Jim Carlson was sentenced to prison for selling synthetic drugs.

Titanium Partners has since purchased and invested heavily in returning the building to its former glory, salvaging and showcasing the building’s unique and historic architectural features. It was a perfect opportunity for Blacklist Artisan Ales, which was crafting small batch beers in a cramped warehouse space nearby.

“This move allows us to expand production while continuing to experiment with new ales, in a setting that leaves us more accessible and better connected to our customers,” said Brian Schanzenbach, founding partner of Blacklist and head brewer, in a press release.

“We are thrilled to be securing a space in Duluth’s Historic Arts and Theater District, a HART District location aligns with our goal to further solidify our place in Duluth’s dynamic craft brewing and arts community,” added co-founder and marketing director Jon Loss.

The brewery and taproom will utilize a portion of the building and serve as the flagship tenant. Blacklist hopes to be fully moved into its new home by summer of 2016.

Check back for more information about news on the brewery’s grand opening.


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