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.

SARA BOOTS

Hometown :

DULUTH

Find Her :

CONCERTS / FESTIVALS

Favorite Beer :

SPLENDID WOOD

ROCKIE KAVAJECZ

Hometown :

WASHBURN, WI

Find Him :

BIKING CHEQUAMEGON

Favorite Beer :

MOST EXCELLENT IPA

Austin Clem

Austin Clem

Hometown :

Detroit Lakes Minnesota

Find Him :

Chasing local music

Favorite Beer :

Elliot Ness Amber Lager

Ben Gipson

Ben Gipson

Hometown :

Central California

Find Him :

Playing D&D at Dungeon’s End

Favorite Beer :

Köstritzer Schwarzbier

INGREDIENTS FROM WHERE YOU ARE

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

BREISS MALT

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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ST. CROIX VALLEY HOPS

Great beer starts with great local hops, so we've partnered with a local grower out of St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin. Owners Eric and Tammy Anderson have been growing specialty crops for 20 years.

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FROST RIVER

If we were going to have growler bags, we knew they had to be locally manufactured. That thought led us to the door step of Frost River, a soft goods manufacturer right here in Duluth. Their lead designer and craftsman went as far as to design a less expensive, tough as nails, nylon option for campus life here on the Northcoast.

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