Duluth’s fleet of breweries is about to become even larger. Hoops Brewing will open come Spring 2017 in the space that formerly housed Timber Lodge Steakhouse at 325 South Lake Avenue in Canal Park.
When it opens Hoops Brewing will be a 9,000 square foot “boutique” brewery complete with a 250 seat taproom that will be open to the public. Guests will be able to find between 15 and 30 beers on tap at a time. Food will not be provided in the taproom however guests can bring in food which won’t be an issue of finding considering Canal Park is packed with restaurants.
Dave Hoops, the man behind the project, has been brewing since the 1990’s including a job as master brewer at Duluth’s own Fitger’s Brewhouse. Melissa Rainville, another Fitger’s alumni, will join Hoops as Master Brewer.
The opening of Hoops Brewing in Canal Park will add to the list of breweries that have opened in Duluth in the past years. in fact Hoops Brewing will have a few close neighbors as Canal Park Brewing Company is just a few blocks away while in Downtown Duluth Blacklist Artisan Ales, another brewing facility and taproom, is under construction with an anticipated completion in December.