The Carmody Story:
Carmody Irish Brew Pub in a tiny little brew pub overlooking a great big lake. Our building (across from the Sheraton Hotel and next to Duluth Trading) is one of the oldest structures in downtown Duluth. What was once a Livery stable for horses in the 1880's has been re-purposed as a small brewpub ten years ago.
In the world of brewing craft beers we are a nano brewing facility, utilizing a Rick Sauer (Siebolds trained & educated) designed 3 1/2 barrel system. Four core beers along with two seasonal's, Carmody concentrates its efforts on unique artisan brews. Agnes Irish Red (named after my favorite Irish cuz, Agnes Carmody) is just that with the unique character and finish so well known in the West of Ireland, particularly Kerry. Dewey Scanlon IPA (named for Duluth's NFL coach and namesake beer well liked by George Clooney and Emilio Estevez) is a not overwhelming ABV India Pale Ale with great mouth-feel. Who can have an 'oirish' pub with out a good stout? Thus, Black '47 is our answer to Mr Guinness and named, of course, after the tragic event that brought most of the Irish here. Finishing off our four is People's Pub Ale an homage to the Carmody-Gleeson clan that created People's Brewing over a century ago to counter the Nativist mood to shut down ethnic taverns where workers could speak freely without retribution from their Bosses. A nice blend of an American Pale Ale with a British Isles Pub finish. The prodigal son of brewing in this area of the world, Rick Sauer, has trained and influenced over a dozen brewers who've gone on to create their own breweries ie Bryan Tonnis from Bent Paddle, Jason Baumgarth at Voyageur. With the direction of Rick Boo, who successfully managed Duluth's Norshor Theatre as a performing arts venue for over eight years. Carmody expanded beyond the saloon into a dining experience in Two Harbors three years ago with noted Minneapolis chef Joe Boo and his brother Lex Boo, creating Carmody 61. Two more locations are planned within the next few years to meet the growing appetite for artisan craft beer that can only be met with onsite consumption or growler sales for offsite enjoyment.
The Carmody-Gleeson clan along with other People's Brewing shareholders in Lincoln Park, located in Duluth's West End circa 1913.
308 E Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802 • (218) 740-4747