Soo many cool, local canoe and backpacking manufacturers will be here, we can't quite believe it. We asked, they all said yes.
We want to get you stoked on your summer paddle trips, we want to support the Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness, and we want to continue to promote Minnesota, clean water, and wild places; the stuff Able loves.
Join us for beers, trivia, LOTS of FREE STUFF, geek out on gear, and get deep into the backcountry at our map station. We'll have some peeps staffed there with massive route-planning skills.
OH! And we'll be releasing a new beer too, Supergiant. A 5.2% ABV, 18 IBU, Golden Ale with Jarrylo hops, another new American variety, with big pear notes. Paddles Up!
Here's a pretty rad lineup of paddle-y peeps.
Bending Branches // Paddles you'd want upstream, as well as downstream. Osceola, WI
Frost River // Gear that hauls stuff you care about....for 250 years. Duluth, MN
Cooke Custom Sewing // Minnesota hand-sewn portage packs + Tundra tarps for 36 years. Circle Pines, MN
Sanborn Canoe Co. // Our camp heroes, scouts honor. Winona, MN
Enlightened Equipment // Super ultralight gear for the super ultralight crowd. Winona, MN
Northstar Canoes // Ted Bell decided once was not enough. Princeton, MN
Granite Gear // Pack it up, then pack it in. Two Harbors, MN
Potter's Pasties // Considering a canoe-based food delivery system. St. Paul, MN
Live Tunes // Folk superstar + vintage hat collector, Mike Behrends. Minneapolis, MN