Name aside (since I’m a believer:-), Thirsty Pagan Brewery is my kind of place. Located in Superior, Wis., it’s laid-back, unpretentious, warm and full of local color. So far, it’s my favorite venue on the tour.
Nothing says welcome more than a hand-printed sandwich board. We stopped for a bite, thankfully just before the noon hour rush. And rush there certainly was!
When I say local color, I mean color. Located in an old creamery, TPB, as they like to call themselves, is a uniquely divided space. The tiled dining room in front reflects the whitewashed purity of the building’s former life. The bar in back is hipster-vibed with multi-colored walls, beer art and, once again, hand-printed signage. Blackboards will do it every time!
This sign made me laugh. It was posted over the small stage where live music plays daily.
Wait! How can you outlaw Freebird?
As you can tell, ambiance is huge for me. But food and beverage must also make the mark and TPB hit it spot on. We had a delicious deep dish pizza, complimented with a North Coast Amber and Lawn Chair Ale. Heavenly!
A very fun place and I’d love to come back for the live music.
Our previous stop: Fitgers in Duluth. Our next stop: Leinenkugel’s in Chippewa Falls.