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Hoops Brewing opens in Canal Park

Hoops, there it is: Duluth’s newest brewery has opened in Canal Park.

Hoops Brewing, founded by longtime Fitger’s Brewhouse master brewer Dave Hoops, is now open daily from 11 a.m. to midnight at 325 S. Lake Ave. — formerly the Timber Lodge Steakhouse.

Hoops plans on offering a wide variety of brews and to keep the focus on the taproom before distributing too widely.

"My goal is to provide some beer that almost any beer drinker would like," Hoops told the News Tribune last fall when the brewery was announced. "Then I like to brew my own way with some funky, fun stuff."

The taproom allows customers to bring or order in food, complementing rather than competing with the many nearby restaurants.

Brooks Johnson

Brooks is an investigative/enterprise reporter and business columnist at the Duluth News Tribune.

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