Breweriana: It's more than beer cans
July 29, 2022
There's only one place a person can see a 40-foot tall bear promoting a famous brand of beer, and it's in Cloquet.
The Hamm's Bear is an iconic advertising creation, and Northeastern Saloon proprietor Bert Whittington owns the largest version of the well-known bear. With the help from a few friends, Whittington inflates his giant bear on the Northeastern's lawn on Dunlap Island once each year during the Nordlager breweriana show.
Breweriana shows are like a traveling museum of beer advertising and history related to brewing.
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