Plymouth’s first brewery proudly serves craft beers along popular trail.
As Plymouth’s first and only brewery, cofounded by Kate Coward and Tim Naumann, Luce Line Brewing pours up a variety of bold-flavored craft brews from the 2,000-barrel facility. Located next to Trailhead Cycling and along the Luce Line State Trail, this is a hot spot for walkers, cyclists and cross country skiers to take a break and toss back a refreshing cold one.
Coward says that the brewery was a dream of hers that combined her love for cycling, good camaraderie, tasty treats and beer. As one who’s traveled to Europe and Japan, Coward says that she developed an appreciation for brewing and the diversity that it holds. Trying a new brew in each location she visited, Coward found that beer, “Universally connected people with one another.”
Serving up to 16 different brews, each one is unique in flavor and named after other cycling, hiking and walking trails located in Minnesota. Constantly rotating varieties, Coward says that they do so in a way that aligns with customers’ preferences through sales. “We like to experiment and keep things fresh, so people have a reason to come and try new things,” she says.
To accompany its beverages, Luce Line dishes up fan favorites, including handcrafted pizza, soft pretzels, charcuterie boards, hummus and guacamole. It also offers non-alcoholic options, such as hop tea, kombucha, craft sodas and coconut water.
WON’T GET LUCE
As a dog-friendly company, Luce Line teamed up with Stunt Puppy, a Minneapolis-based designer and manufacturer of gear for dogs. As companies that both focus on living an active lifestyle, it was a perfect match for a collaboration. Creating a line of dog leashes, collars and runners (hands-free leashes), Luce Line ensures that pets “Won’t Get Luce.”
“Working with local companies that are doing the same thing we are is a super satisfying way to connect,” says Ken Goldman, president of Stunt Puppy. “And when dogs are the center of it all, it makes everyone pretty happy.”
In addition to the walkable trails near the brewery, Luce Line also has a dogfriendly patio, enabling pets to join in on the fun, and Coward hopes to add a line of dog treats and incorporate dogfriendly events.
WHAT’S ON TAP (FLAGSHIP ITEMS):
• Hard seltzers: Mango, Cherry and Clara (unflavored)
• Foggy Bottom Hazy IPA
• Sault Line Stout
• Heartland Hefeweizen
• Mesabi Iron Range Lager
• Big Rivers Pale Ale