DULUTH – What's this weekend's reason to celebrate? The slow but sure end of the pandemic finally in sight? The repeal of the statewide mask mandate? All these awesome new brews on tap? Whatever you're out for, remember that Duluth's indoor mask mandate is technically still in place until the City Council votes to repeal it May 24, and each business may have its own rules. Be kind and tip well - it's going to be a bumpy few weeks.

May Flowers Sour

Ursa Minor Brewing

There's always something new brewing at Ursa, and this sour packs in strawberry, hibiscus and lavender for a not-too-tart sipper that pairs well with this patio weather we're having.

Details: Get it on tap and in crowlers to go at the Lincoln Park taproom

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Disco Cubby Hazy IPA

Castle Danger Brewing

The Two Harbors brewery's first foray into the so-hot-right-now hazy IPA style holds "rich pineapple and tropical fruit flavors and aromas with a subtle finish of orange creamsicle from the Lotus hops," the brewery says. Only three barrels are available, get it while it lasts.

Details: Only available at the taproom.

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Hazy Pineapple Cider

Wild State Cider

Haze is all the craze these days, and even Wild State is getting in on the unfiltered trend. They've released a hazy version of their seasonal pineapple cider, a "refreshingly tart summer juice box (for adults)," which is getting a wide release in cans around the region.

Details: Find it at liquor stores and at the taproom.

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Blimey British Ale

Bent Paddle Brewing

OK, OK, enough with the sours and hazies and dank IPAs, you say. Here's a classic style with some northern Minnesota flair - a slightly bitter British ale, at a light 4.8% ABV, brewed with, of course, Lake Superior water.

Details: Find it at the taproom.

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These offerings from previous weeks may also still be available.

Badass Warrior Goddess

Ursa Minor Brewing

Order it for the name, order another one because it's that good - and each crowler sale sends $2 to Safe Haven Shelter & Resource Center. It's a hazy IPA, by the way.

Details: Get it on tap and in crowlers to-go at the Lincoln Park brewery.

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Skye's Spring Sipper

Blacklist Brewing

The Belgian-inspired brewery has a rotating selection of hard seltzers, and this one is a blackberry rhubarb that'll make you roar. Named after 11-year-old black bear Skye, proceeds from these seltzer sales benefit her new home, the Lake Superior Zoo.

Details: Order crowlers online or at the downtown Duluth brewery.

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Chicken Scratch IPA

Bent Paddle Brewing

Brewed to benefit Homegrown Music Festival - $5 from every growler and crowler sale goes to benefit the nonprofit that runs the annual fest - this double citra IPA with an 8% ABV meets the definition of "gnarly" or perhaps simply "gnar." Pairs well with streaming or revisiting this year's virtual festival content.

Details: Get it at the Lincoln Park taproom.

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Royal Bohemian Pilsner

Earth Rider Brewery

This week's new offering as part of First Pour Friday at the Superior brewery is a crisp German lager with just enough hops to keep you sipping and not chugging.

Details: Get it on tap at Earth Rider's taproom, the Cedar Lounge.

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Blackberry Mosaic Cider

Wild State Cider

Blackberries, hops and apples combine for an unfiltered, tart treat coming in at 6.4% ABV. Delectable.

Details: Now on tap and available to go at the Lincoln Park cidery.

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Be Hefe'n Nice

Ursa Minor Brewing

It's hefeweizen season, and you could probably make a North Shore brewery tour out of just hefs right now. (See also: Hoops, Castle Danger, Blacklist, Bent Paddle.) This malty brew is "especially slammable" and pairs well with a chair on the Ursa Minor patio looking over West Superior Street and the throngs of folks sure to be joining you this weekend.

Details: Get it on tap and in crowlers to-go at the brewery.

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Sultana of Swing IPA

Bent Paddle Brewing

The latest Rotator IPA release from Bent Paddle's pilot brewery takes sultana hops — and "cryo" sultana hops, yes, cryogenically processed hops — for an IPA-flavored IPA.

Details: Available at the taproom.

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