Superior’s Thirsty Pagan Brewing has quietly opened its doors at the former Soo Line Depot at 1615 Winter St. The brewery started serving Tuesday, May 21, as part of a soft opening.

“Please keep in mind we still have some kinks to work out and some trim to paint! But we are ready to pour some beer and serve some pizza,” the owners wrote on Facebook.

Thirsty Pagan will have adjusted hours for the next week at its new site, according to depot owner Deb Emery. The business will open at noon Friday, May 24, through Memorial Day, May 27. It will open at 4 p.m. May 28-30 and at noon again Friday, May 31. It closes daily at 10 p.m.

“Please come and visit us. It’s a soft opening, so it’s in transition, but we’d love to have people come and try their favorite beer,” Emery said. “We almost have a full menu.”

Work is still underway on the building and parking lot, but the new location passed all its city inspections Tuesday, May 21.

Opened in 2006 before the craft beer boom in the Twin Ports really started frothing over, Thirsty Pagan closed its location on Broadway Street earlier in May after breaking ground at the 111-year-old depot in January.

The brewery’s grand opening will coincide with the Superior Mayor’s Bike Ride & Luncheon on June 8. The event starts at 11 a.m. at the Yellowjacket Union and includes lunch at Thirsty Pagan for $5 per person. Find out more and register at