Third Wednesday Social

Sidney Luce established Duluth’s first brewery in 1857. Twenty-four years later in 1881 Michael Fink bought it, moved it to its current location, and called it Lake Superior Brewery. Within three years, Fink’s German brewmaster August Fitger had purchased the business along with partner Percy Anneke. It was renamed A. Fitger & Co. / Lake Superior Brewery. It finally closed up in 1972 after 115 years in operation, only re-opening 12 years later as Fitger’s Brewery Complex. Before long, the Lake Superior Freethinkers were meeting there at Bennett’s Restaurant on a regular basis (charging $13 for the buffet). The restaurant, recently known as MIDI and since last year as The Boat Club, will host the Lake Superior Freethinkers once again on Wednesday, November 21st for a social dinner starting at 5:30 pm.  Why not bring a friend and enjoy some food and history?

Author: Jim Lyttle

Retired academic from Canada keeping busy at non-profit administration.

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