Duluth’s iconic brewpub is turning 20 years old this week and is celebrating with the release of its annual Cherry Batch, a red ale with nearly 1,000 pounds of Door County cherries.
After 20 years, the brewpub is seeing some major changes with co-founder Tim Nelson selling his stake to business partner Rod Raymond, and with the announcement that Master Brewer Dave Hoops is stepping down.
With Raymond at the helm of the business and Frank Kaszuba taking the reins in the brewhouse, this anniversary is as much a celebration of Fitger’s past as it is a look forward to the future.
The kickoff for the 20th anniversary is set for this Wednesday, September 16 and welcomes the Brewhouse’s most iconic mainstay musician ever to its stage, Charlie Parr. The Black-eyed Snakes will perform in the Redstar Bar on the same night (no cover charge).
The event will also feature a toast by Rod Raymond & Mayor Don Ness and raffles each hour from 3pm–6pm. Prizes include Brewhouse merchandise, Brewhouse beer, and other give aways.
Learn more at the Fitger’s Brewhouse Facebook page.