September 29, 2017 10:30 PM
An exciting moment for Earth Rider Brewery in Superior. Friday morning, they were making their first official batch of beer. "We're flying solo today," explained Tim Nelson, owner.
They had help from equipment suppliers earlier this week, in getting all of the system working properly. They did a pale ale and a wheat ale with them. Then, on Friday, it was time for the light lager, all on their own. Next week there will be one more brew, and all four of their fermenters will be filled up.
"We've been working really hard. We're excited for this next phase," Nelson added.
Superior's last brewery closed 50 years ago. Nelson said both Duluth and Superior have been really supportive. "Superior in particular is excited to have its first production in 50 years. I've met some of the people who worked at Northern Brewery, and they are so excited."
Tim Wilson, Co-Lead Brewer added, "I think what sets Earth Rider apart is our ability to not only make beer at a consistent level, but also make many different styles of beers.. Our goal is to not just brew one or two or even five different styles."
Nelson added, "Breweries are a place that people can gather around and meet their other community members and feel a part of something bigger."
The beer needs to be in the fermenting tanks for a few weeks. But they hope to start pouring in mid-October.
Updated: September 29, 2017 10:30 PM
Created: September 29, 2017 02:41 PM
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