GABF has come and gone, friends. And while the focus of the beer festival was, as always, the beers – we were fortunate enough to work with a brewery that had facial hair nearly as impressive as their brewed creations. For all four of the Great American Beer Festival sessions we poured for Fitger’s Brewhouse from Duluth, Minnesota. If like us you’ve never been to Duluth, then that may not impress you much. We had never heard of them either, since the crazy Minnesota blue laws mean they can only sell their beer from their own establishments and there is no distribution. But now that we’re in the know we can tell you that Fitger’s rocks! The beers they offered at GABF were unique and delicious, and just a drop in the bucket compared to the varieties they offer at their brew pub.
From what we have learned from the fans they attracted at GABF they make a lot of excellent beers and serve great food, all in a fabulous brewhouse that features live music and breathtaking views from the shore of Lake Superior. I tell ya, it’s enough to make you want to take a road trip to Duluth. Best of all, the entire gang from Fitger’s were awesome. We had so much fun working with them that we ended working a session more than we planned, staying for the crazy Saturday night session just to keep pouring for this great group. And of course, they rocked the most spectacular beards….