All events for April 2020 are postponed or cancelled due to Covid 19. We look forward to serving you when it is safe to do so.
You can enjoy craft beer from Voyageur Brewing Company in Grand Marais, Minnesota whenever you’d like. There doesn’t need to be a special event to visit our beautiful taproom with a terrific view of Lake Superior. But if you need a nudge to get out and enjoy a delicious beer then we’re here to give you that nudge.
We host special events in the taproom including bag tournaments, live music, beer release parties and more. We also attend events like tap takeovers, craft beer festivals and tastings across the state.
Be sure to check our event page often so you don’t miss out on a Voyageur Brewing Company event.
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Icelandite Coastal Fen and Fun
January 18, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Voyageur Brewing Company loves to showcase the wonder and beauty in Cook County. State Parks, National Forests and other historical sites get most of the fame in Minnesota but just as important and sometimes even more special are SNA’s, or Scientific and Natural Areas. Some places don’t hold the distinguishing name of a SNA but are equally interesting and we invite you to explore a place nearby that is deserving of recognition.
Meet at the Grand Marais Public Parking lot in front of the Cook County Coop at 1:00pm to carpool to the location. Or meet at the location itself near mile marker 121 at 1:30pm. Be sure to dress warm because all time will be spent outside and there will surely be a cool breeze off of Lake Superior. All participants will receive a token for a free 9-ounce pour at Voyageur Brewing Company where conversation and learning can continue.
Maybe you’ve heard of them, maybe you haven’t. Find out more about SNA’s on the MN DNR website.
Scientific and Natural Areas are exceptional places where native plants and animals flourish; where rare species are protected; and where we can know, and study, Minnesota’s fascinating natural features.
They protect natural features of exceptional scientific or educational value including:
native plant communities,
populations of rare species,
and geological features.
They may also contain:
relict flora or fauna,
habitat for concentrations of animals,
or vantage points for observing migration routes or other animal concentrations.
World-class peatlands in northern Minnesota,
native prairie remnants in western and souther Minnesota,
unique shorelines along Lake Superior, and
the blufflands of the southeastern Minnesota.
Protection of multiple sites in each landscape region is a vital means of capturing the genetic diversity and preventing the loss of important species, communities, and features. This strategy observes the wisdom of not putting all our eggs in one basket.
Characteristics that distinguish Natural Areas include:
Undisturbed plant communities, such as prairie or peatlands
Rare or endangered species habitat, such as the sunny rock outcrops needed for the “uncommon” five-lined skink
Seasonal habitat for bird or animal concentrations, such as herons, egrets and the endangered piping plover
Natural geologic formations and features, such as eskers and rock outcrops
Plant communities undergoing succession as a result of natural processes, such as old-growth forests