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January Beargrease
Events

It’s our favorite month of the year and we’ve partnered with some of our favorite breweries, restaurants and race partners to bring you some winter fun! This is a great way to learn about the race and meet the Beargrease!

**Please note: There is a mask mandate per the City of Duluth, masks are required indoors and on public transportation.  Also, small businesses along our race have posted their mask policies. Help our small businesses, and keep our race teams & volunteers safe.

January 2 | Bent Paddle Tapping of the Keg Kick-Off & Meet the Mushers 

January 10 | Ursa Minor Patio Pups Beargrease Party

January 13 | Grandma’s Canal Park Tap Take Over

January 17 | Ursa Minor ‘Meet a Musher’ 

January 20 | 310 Pub Tap Takeover 

January 22 Cub Run Two Harbors Golf Course

January 24 | Ursa Minor Pre-Race Party

January 27 | Sir Ben’s Tap Takeover

January 28 | 7 West Miller Hill Send off Party

January 29 | Beargrease Vet Checks & Meet the Mushers at St. Louis County Fairgrounds

January 29 | KQDS Mini Sled Dog Races at Earth Rider Cedar Lounge

January 30 | Race Start! 10:00 a.m. Billy’s Bar, Duluth, MN

**Watch the start streaming live from Mushing Midwest! Visit our Race Info Page for Link

January 30 | Beargrease 40 Finish, “The Pit” Two Harbors

January 31 | Beargrease 120 Finish, Trestle Inn, Finland 

February 1 | Beargrease Marathon Finish, Grand Portage Lodge & Casino

SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE INFO ON EACH EVENT!

January 2 | Tapping of Special Release Beer at Bent Paddle

Bent Paddle (1832 W Michigan St)

Get your Sunday FUNday on and join us for the tapping of Bent Paddle’s Specialty Beargrease beer!
Come out and meet some Beargrease Mushers, sled dogs, and volunteers that help keep this piece of history alive each year.
Donations are welcome at this event! Each donation comes with an entry to a raffle! Plus when you take home a growler or crowler of Beargrease British Pale Ale, you get a commemorative pint coolie and we give $5 to Beargrease!
 
Tapping is at 2 pm, and meet the Mushers starts at 3 pm. 
 

More about Bent Paddle Brewing >

january 10 | Ursa Minor Patio PUps Beargrease Party

Ursa Minor (2415 W Superior St B) 5-8pm

Join us for a low-key night, and hear all about the Beargrease! Bring your pups (fires will be roaring!) we’d love to meet them and enjoy a great beer with you. 

 

Here’s what’s on tap: 

Beargrease will be on hand signing up volunteers and selling memberships.   

Buy a membership at the Tap Room and get your FREE Beer(s) while supporting the race. 

6-7 pm – Meet a Musher

6:30 pm – Q&A Beargrease 

 More about Ursa Minor  >

January 13 | Tap Takeover at Grandma’s in Canal Park

Grandma’s in Canal Park  (522 Lake Ave) 

Drink beer to help support doggos? We’re there! 

5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

$5.00 pints of select beer from Blacklist, Bent Paddle, Castle Danger and Earth Rider to help support Beargrease.  

Sign up for your Beargrease Membership! 

More about Grandma’s in Canal Park >

January 17 | Ursa Minor Meet a Musher & Musher BINGO  

Ever wonder what makes a Musher tick? Stop by and ask them yourself! We’ll be there from 5-8 pm.

Bingo Prizes are as follows:

1st game is a $10 Duluth Trading GC

2nd game prize – 4 FREE beer tokens

3rd game prize – calendar, 4 beer tokens, and a $10 GC from Duluth Trading

Here’s the schedule:

5:30 – Sled dogs will arrive and you can meet the mushers!

6:30 BINGO STARTS and Q&A encouraged during the game! 

More about Ursa Minor Brewing >

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January 20 | 310 Pub Tap Takeover 

310 Pub  (310 Lake Ave) 

Drink beer to help support doggos? We’re there! 

5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

$5.00 pints of select beer from Blacklist, Bent Paddle, Castle Danger and Earth Rider to help support Beargrease.  

Sign up for your Beargrease Membership! 

More about 310 PUB >

January 22 | Cub Run

It’s a fan favorite, watch these young mushers grow with the sport! 

Come and watch our young mushers (14 years old and younger) try their hand at the sport at the Two Harbors Golf Course. 

There will be two races. A two-mile race that starts at 1 pm,  and a 1/4 mile race that starts at 2:30 pm. Safety precautions are also set in place. 

So join us, as we support these young mushers! 

January 24 | Ursa Minor Pre-Race Party

Join us for a pre-race celebration with some live music, and all things Beargrease! 

Here’s the schedule:

6-8 pm – Live music  

5-8 pm- Informational table in the taproom with sign-up & donations collection.  

6-8 pm- Happy Hour for Volunteers and Sponsors. 

6:30 pm – Q&A Beargrease informational   

More about Ursa Minor >

January 27 | Tap Takeover at Sir Ben’s 

Sir Ben’s (805 E Superior St) 

Drink beer to help support doggos? We’re there! 

5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

$5.00 pints of select beer from Blacklist and Earth Rider to help support Beargrease.  

Sign up for your Beargrease Membership! 

More about Sir Ben’s >

January 28 | 7 West miller hill  send off party

7 West Mill Hill (2510 Maple Grove Rd)

Pick from 5 different tap beers to support Beargrease!

Beargrease pint specials start at the beginning of January, and run all the way up until the race. 

Join us anytime in January, or on Friday, January 28th from 4-7 pm to talk with the brewery reps, win some swag, and more! 

More about 7 West Miller Hill >

January 29 | Beargrease Vet Checks & Meet the Mushers

Proctor Fairgrounds (800 N Boundary Ave)

Join us at the South St. Louis County Fairgrounds in Proctor, MN on Saturday, January 29 beginning at 8:00 a.m. thru approximately 1:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Spectators are asked to please park outside of the Fairgrounds on the street to leave room for our dog trucks. Following the sounds of the howling dogs….

More about Vet Checks >

January 29 | KQDS Mini Sled Dog Races at Earth Rider Cedar Lounge from 1:00pm-4:00pm

Cedar Lounge (1715 N 3rd St #1617, Superior, WI)

Come out to Earth Rider and watch the little doggies pull sleds and compete just like their big dog cousins! There are 2 divisions. The lightweights (12lbs and under) and the heavyweights (over 12lbs up to 22lbs). We will also award the annual KQ Morning Show “Best in Show” trophy!

Enter your dog here! Remember, if your little dog is competing, make sure they have a chest harness.

Entries are capped at 16 dogs per division so enter yours soon!

Click Here to register at KQDS>

More about EARTH RIDER BREWERY >

January 30 | Race start! 10:00 am Billy’s Bar, Duluth, MN

Can’t make it to the start, or checkpoints or the finish?  Visit our Race Info page. Watch Mushing Midwest Live Stream Here!

January 30 | Beargrease 40 Finish, “The Pit” Two Harbors

January 31 | Beargrease 120 Finish, Trestle Inn, Finland 

February 1 | Beargrease Marathon Finish, Grand Portage Lodge & Casino

More Race Info >

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