Plenty of variety on tap at Gitchee Gumee Brewfest, in Superior

By KBJR News 1

April 5, 2014 Updated Apr 5, 2014 at 10:40 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - Northlanders looking to mix it up and try out a new beer need not have looked any further than Wessman Arena in Superior Saturday.

The annual Superior Jaycee's Gitchee Gumee Brewfest was in full swing with plenty of variety on tap.

In its17th year, the Brewfest featured 125 craft and microbrews provided by 35 brewers.

After gaining and admission – and showing an I–D of course – attendees are provided with a five ounce sampling glass and turned loose to drink to their hearts content.

Organizers say that the sold out capacity this year contributed to the night being the most successful in the Brewfest's history, which is good news for the Twin Ports.

"For brewers it's great the local ones because they get lots of people finding their brews here, and then and be able to go back to their brewery and sample," said event coordinator Amber Pedersen, "but all the money that we raise tonight goes back to our communities, so it's a big fundraiser for the Superior Jaycee's."

Most of the brewers are from the Midwest region, although in some cases they came from as far away as Alaska.

Al Skomars