Calling All Craft Beer, Wine and Cider Lovers!

August 24, 2017

Local Craft Beer, Wine and Cider Makers!

While staying at Bluefin Bay Family of Resorts you’ll have many opportunities to experience the flavors, sights, and sounds of the North Shore. Our local breweries, wine, and cider makers create unique products that are crafted with experience and showcase the place they call home – Minnesota’s North Shore of Lake Superior. Here are the fantastic, not-to-miss places you’ll find within a 30-minute drive of the resort.

Voyageur Brewing Company

You’ll find this brewery and taproom in downtown Grand Marais creating signature and seasonal craft beers year-round. Their lovely pub menu will keep you going as you enjoy a flight or a pint (or two!). You’ll enjoy – Brewery Tours, Lower Deck and Roof-top Seating Options, Live Music, Views of Lake Superior!

Bonus: Enjoy a Voyageur Brewing Company beer on tap at our Bluefin Grille or by the bottle at Coho Café & Bakery.

Gunflint Tavern

Located in downtown Grand Marais overlooking the harbor, the Gunflint Tavern opened in 1998 serving microbrews and a full menu which is known for its ethnic fare. They poured their first house-made beer in 2014 and have been creating signature flavors ever since while showcasing their creative, definitive style. During your visit be sure to head across the hall to The Raven, their pub specializing in fine spirits and specialty drinks. You’ll enjoy – Rooftop Seating, Live Music, Views of Lake Superior!

North Shore Winery and the Sawtooth Mountain Cider House

Experience a taste of Lutsen! This delightful winery and cider house is located halfway up the Ski Hill Road that leads to Lutsen Mountains Ski and Summer recreation area. The North Shore winery celebrated their first year of business in July and have already maximized their wine and cider-making capabilities and increased production by seventy-five percent. A sure sign that their products are delicious! The tasting room offers tasting flights, carafe, glass, and bottle purchases of wine and hard ciders. The tasting room also offers a selection of Minnesota crafted cheeses and cured meats. You’ll enjoy –  Outdoor seating, Live Music, Tours!

Bonus: Sign-up for a North Shore Winery Shuttle as part of our complimentary resort activities! Also, look for our very own Bluefin Bay wine served at the Bluefin Grille, created especially for us by the North Shore Winery.


Check out this awesome Land of 10,000 Drinks map. An interactive Minnesota brewery, distillery, winery and cidery map brought to you by Growler Magazine. A great tool for discovering many other fun places to visit during your travels to the North Shore. Cheers!