Award Winning Beer

Six of our signature craft beers have won awards. Our Nut Hatchet Brown Ale won Silver at the 2014 World Cup. Our Hank & Dabs Pale Ale won 2nd place for Best in Show and 1st place in the Pale Ale category at the 2019 MN Brewers Cup. Our Click Drag Kolsch, Lone Trekker Belgian Single, and Old Avalanche Barley Wine also took home awards at the 2019 MN Brewers Cup. And most recently, our Lone Trekker Belgian Single took home Gold and our Splendid Wood Scottish Ale took home Bronze at the Best of Craft Beer Awards in 2020.

Powered by the Sun

In 2018 we installed 38 low-profile solar panels on the roof of our brewery. We’re always working to find better ways to make our business more sustainable and environmentally friendly. A huge thank you to our staff, Midwest Wind & Solar, and all those involved in the design and implementation.

Locally owned family business

Canal Park Brewing Company is a locally owned family venture. We’ve successfully owned and operated many businesses in the Twin Ports and the surrounding area for over fifty years. However, creating a brewery on the shore of Lake Superior was a longtime dream. Our ties to the brewing industry in Duluth go back as far as the 1940’s and 1950’s when our great uncle, Maxamillian Herrnberger I, was employed by Fitger’s Brewery. As a treat, he would bring these handcrafted beers and sodas to family gatherings. We salute those who’ve mastered the art of crafting beer and we’ve passed on these rich traditions from one generation to the next. Welcome, we hope you enjoy the craft beer, great food, and amazing view.

A long road, but worth every penny

After years of dreaming, saving, and planning, we found the perfect place in the heart of our community where we could share our love of craft beer and great food. Saving a strip of land in Canal Park from being turned into another parking lot, we invested considerable time and money into cleaning up years of soil contamination left over from a long history of industrial pollution. Today the brewery sits on pristine land with amazing views of Lake Superior and downtown Duluth. Continual efforts are made to support other local businesses, the community, and the environment, as well as provide high-quality food and drink with sustainably sourced ingredients, often organic and local.

CPB Crew

No business is complete or successful without a great crew of people (that work hard and know how to have fun). Our staff creates a warm inviting atmosphere at the brewery that makes you feel like you’re somewhere special.

Meet The Brew Posse

Meet our craft beer champions. This diverse group of diabolical beer makers (and drinkers) put their heart and soul into creating a place for people to gather, drink beer, and have a really good time.

Mitchell Alexander

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Sleeping and Hiking the North Shore

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Head Brewer

Harper Hopson

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Running with the dogs or studying for law school

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Assistant Brewer


We are committed to the people who work in our community. These are just some of the local companies that we partner with.


We care a whole heck of a lot about sourcing and brewing with the best local ingredients that we can possible dig up. We are lucky that Briess is right in our backyard; the Chilton, WI malter has been making the industry’s best malts and brewing ingredients for over 130 years.

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JS Print Group Inc

Comfortable and functional clothes that fit well and look great! With local company, JS Print Group's creativity and skill, we're able to offer all kinds of stylish branded CPB-wear.

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Halvorson Fisheries

Lake Superior's finest fresh fish that is served to perfection at the Canal Park Brewing Company.

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