Two Festivals on North Shore: Art and Beer Celebrated July 11-12 in Lutsen and Grand Marais



Two Festivals on North Shore:

Art and Beer Celebrated July 11-12 in Lutsen and Grand Marais

COOK COUNTY, Minn., (June 11, 2015) – is brewing up activities for all to enjoy along the North Shore this summer.  Spend one of Lake Superior’s peak weekends, Saturday, July 11 and Sunday, July 12 visiting Budget Travels 2015 Coolest Small Town in America during the 25th Annual Grand Marais Arts Festival and the Hopped Up Caribou Beer Festival at Lutsen Mountains.


One of the coolest things to do in the coolest town in America is attend the Grand Marais Art Festival that will showcase over 70 local and regional artists.  “The artists aren’t just at the festival to display their craft, but will also be providing art enthusiasts insight into the artistic process through demonstration and dialogue,” says Amy Demmer, director of the Grand Marais Arts Colony.  More than a dozen types of art can be seen at the art festival (which is a free event), including:  ceramics, drawing, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, other, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and wood.


A new commemorative pint glass offered by Voyageur Brewing Company of Grand Marais will be available during the Grand Marais Arts Festival. This limited edition stainless steel pint glass is available for $20 and includes a free fill from Voyageur Brewing Company.  Every fill after that will be a dollar off.  This glass celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Grand Marais Arts Festival and helps to defray the expenses of the festival.




Hopped Up Caribou Beer festival at Lutsen Mountains


About 20 minutes south of Grand Marais on U.S. Highway 61, 18 regional brewers are participating in the 5th Annual Hopped Up Caribou Beer Festival at Lutsen Mountains.  Beer aficionados can sample flavorful pours from the best regional brewers, enjoy chef-prepared barbecue, and watch live entertainment by a local Duluth band, Big Dave and the RipplesLodging and beer fest packages are available, as well as single-day Beer Garden tickets.  Single-day tickets can be purchased for $29/advance or $40/door.


Participating Brewers: Indeed Brewing Company, Fulton Brewery, Bent Paddle Brewing Company, Voyageur Brewing Company, Castle Danger Brewery, Gunflint Tavern Fine Food & Ales, Surly Brewing Company Third St. Brew House, Town Hall Brewery, St. Croix Ales & Stouts, South Shore Brewery Summit Brewing Company, Fitger’s Brewhouse Ales & Lagers, Lake Superior Brewing Company, Carmody Irish Pub, Bell’s Brewery, Schell’s Brewing Co., BoatHouse Brewpub & Restaurant.


Whether you appreciate the kind of craft you can see with your eyes, touch with your hands, hear with your ears or the kind you can taste with your tongue, your senses will be heightened during a trip to Cook County July 11-12.


About Visit Cook County


Cook County, Minn. includes the communities of Lutsen, Tofte, Schroeder, Grand Marais, the Gunflint Trail and Grand Portage. This spring, Grand Marais was named the 2015 “Coolest Small Town in America” by Budget Travel, thanks to a social media voting contest. Visit Cook County inspires guests to rekindle their sense of adventure by boldly escaping the ordinary, from Minnesota’s tallest mountains to its greatest lakeshore. Stay in touch via, Twitter @CookCoVisitors or Facebook.


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