Welcome to the Thirsty Pagan Family.

Welcome to the Thirsty Pagan. We are a small microbrewery and pub located in the historic Russel Creamery building at 1623 Broadway, in Superior, WI.

We are a SMOKE FREE environment 365 days a year! We like it, and since we own it, that's nice.

Please come in and join us for a pint or pizza, or both! We can't wait to see you!

The original Thirsty Pagan brewery

The original location of the Thirsty Pagan Brewery

Brewery History

In May of 2006 Susan and Steve Knauss purchased the existing Twin Ports Brewing Co. This simple sentence gives insight to the simple approach that these two took in producing a wonderful company, Thirsty Pagan Brewing. Building on a firm foundation of pizza and beer, our two entrepreneurs quickly took a down and out location to a thriving destination. "We recognize our potential in focusing on just two things, pizza and beer. Do those two things correctly, and the world will come to us," says Steve Knauss; and obviously, they have.

In February 2011, Gustave Axelson of the New York Times hit the road for a midwestern beer tour of northern Minnesota and Wisconsin. Axelson's tour included a stop at Thirsty Pagan, but you'll have to read the New York Times article to find out the rest.

Just recently, Thirsty Pagan has celebrated their 7th year anniversary. "We continue to fine tune our well oiled machine, and look out for our next great adventure, just around the corner!" What that is, Steve would not elude to... However, with the Pagan's pizza and beer as their foothold on the restaurant community, we can only imagine what these folks may have up their sleeves.

Hours of Operation

Daily Hours

  • Monday-Wednesday |11AM-11PM
  • Thursday-Sunday | 11AM-midnight (or later)

Dining Hours

  • Everyday | 11AM-10PM

Special Events:

Great Northern Brew-Ha-Ha Home Brew Competition Drop Site

Date: Registration open: Monday, January 13, 2014 at 1:00 AM. Registration close: Monday, January 27, 2014 at 8:00 PM.

We are an official drop site for the Great Northern Brew-Ha-Ha Home Brew Competition. We will be taking registered entries. Your entries will be stored cold and will be delivered to a competition official at no additional cost. This is a great opportunity to get fantastic feedback on your home brew.

Competition Web Site

Live from the Thirsty Pagan Stage

  • Tuesday, Apr 8, 2014
  • 6PM | Chris & Mark and Wild Bill
  • Wednesday, Apr 9, 2014
  • 6pm | Little Big Band
  • Thursday, Apr 10, 2014
  • 6 PM | Fuzzy Ellis
  • Friday, Apr 11, 2014
  • 5PM | Stel and Friends
  • 8PM | Paul Newberg
  • Saturday, Apr 12, 2014
  • 5PM | Backroads
  • 8PM | Step Off
  • Sunday, Apr 13, 2014
  • 6PM | Joe & Friends
  • 10PM | Open Mic
  • Monday, Apr 14, 2014
  • 6PM | DJ Nola
  • Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014
  • 6PM | Chris & Mark and Wild Bill
  • Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014
  • 6pm | Little Big Band
  • Thursday, Apr 17, 2014
  • 6 PM | Jimi Cooper
  • Friday, Apr 18, 2014
  • 5PM | Deja Vu Drifters
  • 8PM | Dedric Clark
  • Saturday, Apr 19, 2014
  • 5PM | Next of Kin
  • 8PM | Phyl Wickham
  • Sunday, Apr 20, 2014
  • 6PM | Joe & Friends
  • 10PM | Open Mic
  • Monday, Apr 21, 2014
  • 6PM | DJ Nola
  • Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014
  • 6PM | Chris & Mark and Wild Bill
  • Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014
  • 6pm | Little Big Band
  • Thursday, Apr 24, 2014
  • 6 PM | Jimi Cooper
  • Friday, Apr 25, 2014
  • 5PM | Stel and Friends
  • 8PM | Jim Seem
  • Saturday, Apr 26, 2014
  • 5PM | Tim Kirchof
  • 8PM | Abe Curran & The Blue Rooster
  • Sunday, Apr 27, 2014
  • 6PM | Joe & Friends
  • 10PM | Open Mic
  • Monday, Apr 28, 2014
  • 6PM | DJ Nola
  • Tuesday, Apr 29, 2014
  • 6PM | Chris & Mark and Wild Bill
  • Wednesday, Apr 30, 2014
  • 6pm | Little Big Band
  • Thursday, May 1, 2014
  • 9:45pm | Hanna Cesario
  • 10:45pm | Two Beat Band
  • 11:45pm | Boku Frequency

* Subject to change

For booking email

How do I find the Thirsty Pagan?

Get driving directions here:

Thirsty Pagan Brewing
1623 Broadway
Superior, WI 54880

The Thirsty Pagan Delivers Pizza for Lunch!

The next time you are having a meeting or a big wig comes to town, call the brewery 715-394-2500. Thirsty Pagan now DELIVERS pizza from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM for businesses.

If your staff is looking for something new to try, or, if someone has been raving about the great pizza at the Thirsty Pagan, here is the chance to see what it's all about! Currently, Thirsty Pagan only delivers to businesses in the Twin Ports during the work week for orders placed in advance. No delivery fees!! Call now, 715-394-2500

What are the delivery requirements?

Before we can prepare and deliver our most excellent pizza to your office:

  • » Please place your order (at minimum) 24-hours in advance.
  • » Please have a minimum order of three 16 inch pizzas.
  • » Delivery destination must be a business in Duluth or Superior.
  • » Deliveries will be made only during the work week, 11AM-1PM.

How do I order?

Easy! Take a look at our specialty pizza or custom gourmet pizza then call us at 715-394-2500.

Thirsty Pagan

The old brewery location

Brewery Selections

We have expanded the selection of beer, so there are nine different varieties, something for everyone! We feature 5 different house specialties: North Coast Amber, Derailed Ale, Burntwood Black, India Pagan Ale, and Lawn Chair.

One of the seasonal brews is often found on our hand pump. This wonderful invention allows us to have an English style beverage available at all times. The beers on this tap have a bit more flavor, and are sometimes dry hopped. The hand pump is always served in 20 ounce glasses the way the English do it!

Our three other seasonal beverages rotate out rather quickly as they are very popular, so, make sure to grab a growler on your way out the door if you find something you like. Because, when you come back for that same awesome seasonal, it may already have been rotated out!

Want to take our beer home with you to share with your friends? Can do! We sell growlers (64 oz containers). We will also fill other breweries growlers if you bring them in. We aren't fussy, we just want you to enjoy quality beer. Doesn't everyone?

Seasonal and Guest Brews

  • Saison De La Nord
  • French for "Season of the North". This non-traditional Saison ties together a light, crisp malt character, spicy Belgian yeast flavors and a bright lemon and tangerine hop aroma. The result is a light bodied, crisp finishing, hop forward ale that begs to be served on a warm spring day. 6.0% ABV 34 IBU
  • Spring Thaw Stout
  • Even though this is a small stout it is still big on flavor. This is the second beer off the grain that made our Russian Imperial Stout which was put into one of our Bourbon barrels. It has a ton of dark roast-y flavors and a firm hop bitterness to balance its sweetness. 4.0% ABV 25 IBU
  • Northern Brown
  • A malt driven cross between a Northern English Brown Ale and an American Brown Ale. This beer gets its dark brown color and rich flavor from dark caramel English malt and a slightly spicy American hop presence. 4.7% ABV 30 IBU
  • Nitro: Spring Thaw Stout
  • Spring Thaw with lower carbonation and a smooth creamy Nitro mouthfeel.
  • Nitro: India Pagan Ale
  • Sour: Jude Batch 001
  • Guest Taps - White Winter Winery: Hard Cider & Bent Paddle Brewing Co: Venture Pils
Thirsty Pagan's Hand Pump

Thirsty Pagan's Hand Pump

Hand Pump

  • Thirsty Pagan Brewing Hand Pump
  • Burntwood Black with Coffee and Vanilla
Thirsty Pagan Brews

Thirsty Pagan House Specialties

House Specialties

  • North Coast Amber
  • Well balanced Amber Ale. Brewed with Munich and caramel malts.
  • Derailed Ale
  • Classic American Pale Ale. Brewed with Colombus, Cascade and Glacier hops.
  • Burntwood Black
  • Roasty, malty, Black Ale brewed with seven varieties of barley for complex, robust flavor.
  • India Pagan Ale
  • Thirsty Pagan's version of a West Coast style IPA, it has a light body with a tropical fruit like finish!
  • Lawn Chair
  • This is an ale version of a Premium American Lager. It is fermented cool and is crisp, clean, and low hopped.
  • Velo Saison
  • Pilsen, wheat and Munich malts set the stage for the saison yeast's fruity and spicy esters.
Thirsty Pagan


Check out our excellent eats and other treats by selecting a category to the left. Our specialty is pizza, although we offer a fine selection of appetizers in addition to the kid menu


  • TPB Bread | $8.95
  • 10” round of fresh-baked pizza dough topped with olive oil, fresh garlic, cheese & spices. Served with warm pizza sauce for dipping.
  • Stuffed Mushrooms | $9.95
  • Stuffed with garlic, spinach, parmesan, secret herbs & spices, then smothered with mozzarella.
  • Pretzel & Mustard | $2.95
  • Served with our house-made mustard.
  • Garlic Bread | $4.95
  • Made with real olive oil, fresh garlic & cheese.
  • Bohemian Salad | $8.95
  • Fresh spinach, red onions, red pepper, mushrooms, feta, sun-dried tomatoes, black olives & pepperoncini. Served with bread & a side of house vinaigrette or ranch dressing.
  • Side Salad | $3.95
  • Spinach, tomatoes, onions, cheddar & a side of house vinaigrette or ranch dressing.
TPB is Kid Friendly!

Even the kids love Thirsty Pagan!

Kid Menu

  • Mini Pizza | $4.95

  • 6" fresh baked pizza with up to 3 toppings.
  • Mini Sub | $4.95
  • Ham, cheese, spinach & tomato with chips and a pickle spear.
  • Pretzel & Mustard | $2.95
Thirsty Pagan Pizza

Customize Your Own Thirsty Pagan Pizza!


Our gourmet pizzas are made to order using the finest meats, fresh cut vegetables, and topped with real Wisconsin cheese. For a dollar more, we'll make you a half n' half pizza!

  10" 13" 16"
Cheese $10.95 $14.95 $19.95
Each Ingredient $1.25 $1.50 $1.75
Ingredients to choose from:
  • Spicy Italian Sausage
  • Pepperoni
  • Ham
  • Salami
  • Pepperoncini
  • Chicken
  • Black Olives
  • Broccoli
  • Feta Cheese
  • Fresh Garlic
  • Green Olives
  • Green Peppers
  • Jalapeños
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions
  • Pineapple
  • Red Onion
  • Red Peppers
  • Spinach
  • Sun dried Tomatoes
  • Tomatoes

Specialty Pizza

  10" 13" 16"
Sausage, pepperoni, salami, ham, black olives, mushrooms, onions, green peppers, spinach, garlic & pepperoncini
$14.95 $20.95 $28.95
TPB Special
Spicy Italian sausage, pepperoni, mushrooms, onions & green peppers.
$12.95 $18.95 $25.95
Veggie Pizza
Mushrooms, onions, black olives, green peppers, garlic, spinach & pepperoncini.
$12.95 $18.95 $25.95
Mediterranean Pizza
Feta, spinach, garlic & sun-dried tomatoes.
$12.95 $18.95 $25.95
Chicken Alfredo Pizza
Red peppers, broccoli, spinach, chicken breast & homemade Alfredo sauce.
$12.95 $18.95 $25.95
Pizza Diane
Pesto sauce topped with chicken, feta and mozzarella cheese, tomato & spinach.
$14.95 $20.95 $28.95
Select any three toppings from the pizza ingredients
Past Thirsty Pagan Specials

Past Thirsty Pagan Specials

TPB Food Specials April 11th to April 24th

  • Loaded Potato Pizza | 10" - $14.95 |13" - $20.95 |16" - $28.95
    Start off with a base of REAL garlic mashed potatoes. Next, we add sauteed onion, tomato, black pepper, onion salt, bacon, mozzarella, and cheddar cheese. Try it, you will like it!

Recommeded Beer Pairing- Spring Thaw Stout
  • Strawberry Fields Pizza | 10" - $14.95 |13" - $20.95 |16" - $28.95
    Corey has come up with this one. Start off with basil pesto sauce. Top that with Swiss and Mozzarella cheese, sliced strawberries, and garlic sauteed spinach. A light pizza to start Spring out! ~Recommended Beer Pairing - Saison De la Nord

  • Reuben Rollups | $10.95
    This one has been a big hit! Pizza crust stuffed with corned beef, our secret sauce, sauerkraut, and Swiss cheese. We roll it all up, bake it, cut it in pieces and serve it with an extra side of sauce. Try this, you will be back for more! ~Recommended Beer Pairing - North Coast Amber

  • Soup | Cup - $3.95 | Bowl - $5.95
    Soup- Bratwurst Soup... this one consists of bratwurst, onions, carrots, celery, tomatoes, potatoes, cannellini beans, fresh spinach and lots of spices all in a chicken base. Give it a try, it is delicious! We are discontinuing the chili for the warmer months and will bring it back when it start cooling off again! ~Recommended Beer Pairing -Northern Brown

Happy Hour

  • Monday-Thursday | 3-6PM
    $3.75 Pints

  • Sunday-Thursday | 3-6PM
    $5.00 TPB Bread Special

    • Margherita - olive oil, garlic, fresh tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella cheese
    • Artichoke and cheese - Artichoke hearts, spinach mayo, parmesan, garlic, and melted mozzarella

Daily Specials

  • Sunday Night |
  • $11 Pitchers from 9-11
  • Monday Night |
  • Late Night Happy Hour 8-Close
  • To-Go Special that includes 2-Topping Medium Pizza and Growler fill for $20
  • Tuesday Night |
  • $6 growler fill with any dine-in pizza

Merch Specials

  • 22 oz. bomber of the Sawmill Sipper $15

Thirsty Pagan Wine Selection

Thirsty Pagan Wine Selection

Wine Selections

  • Little Penguin Merlot | $5.50 Glass
  • Five Rivers Cabernet Sauvignon | $5.50 Glass
  • Cono Sur Pinot Noir | $5.50 Glass
  • Cline Red Zinfandel | $5.50 Glass
  • Mirassou Chardonnay | $5.50 Glass
  • Lagaria Pinot Grigio | $5.50 Glass
  • Redwood Creek White Zinfandel | $5.50 Glass