Pints for Pups – Benefiting Safe Hands Rescue

Kieran’s Irish Pub and Loews Minneapolis Hotel will host the second annual Pints for Pups fundraiser to benefit Safe Hands Rescue on Thursday, May 16 at Kieran’s Irish Pub. From 4-8 p.m., Bent Paddle Brewing Co. will be pouring brews with a portion of proceeds benefitting Safe Hands Rescue. Throughout the evening there will be … [ Read more]

Springbrook Autumn Sampler

Our 2nd Annual Springbrook Autumn Sampler will be on Friday, September 14th! Enjoy a night of tastings, giveaways, food samples—all while helping raise money for education opportunities at Springbrook Nature Center. Have great food and drinks, listen to music, and get the chance to win some items and support a great cause. The event will include … [ Read more]

Cookies on Tap – 2018

If you love Girl Scout cookies and you love beer—then Cookies on Tap is the place to be. Join Girl Scouts Lakes and Pines as we partner with local breweries to present Cookies on Tap! From Thin Mints to Lemonades, we’ve challenged local brewers to craft specialty cookie-inspired brews showcasing some of your favorite cookie … [ Read more]

Sneak peek of Bent Paddle’s new taproom and pilot brewery, opening April 12

Over its five years, Bent Paddle Brewing Company has changed a lot. It has expanded into the city’s largest brewery, producing 16,705 barrels in 2017 and distributing its beer throughout the entire state of Minnesota and parts of western Wisconsin and eastern North Dakota. Since it started with five employees in 2013, the staff has … [ Read more]

How Minnesota’s breweries fare under new tax rules

Summit Brewing president Mark Stutrud is excited about the new “Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act.” “The tax reform is inclusive and beneficial to all brewers, which is a positive, and we’re eager to put the savings right back into our brewery so our customers can enjoy more Summit beer,” Stutrud says. The way … [ Read more]

8 things every brewery should do to be more conservation-minded

The idea of being more sustainable can be daunting for any brewer when you consider all the heat, water, and ingredients in play, not to mention the potential for waste. But when you get to the core of sustainability, it comes down to maximizing usage, buying smart, and giving back. Here are eight ways any … [ Read more]

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Everything you need to know for Bent Paddle’s Festiversary party

Bent Paddle Brewing Company is turning three, and taking over West Michigan Street for its annual Festiversary to celebrate. On Saturday, May 14, from 2–8pm, Bent Paddle’s block of West Michigan Street and surrounding parking lots will be filled with food trucks, vendors, activities, neighborhood groups, live music, and, of course, a whole lot of Bent Paddle … [ Read more]

Bent Paddle releases its barrel-aged beast of a beer

Lots of excitement for the release of the Double Shot Double Black! Enjoy it while you can! Details here: pic.twitter.com/ulIICJrAcr — Bent Paddle Brewing (@bentpaddlebeer) February 3, 2016 Bent Paddle Brewing Co. released its biggest beer to date on Wednesday, February 3. Barrel-aged Double Shot Double Black is a robust version of Bent Paddle’s black … [ Read more]

Republic to Host Duluth’s Bent Paddle Brewing Co.

Locally-owned craft beer bar and restaurant Republic announced today that they will host two unique beer kick-off events with Bent Paddle Brewing Co. next Thursday, February 6th. Both of Republic’s locations – Seven Corners and Uptown – will begin featuring Bent Paddle Brewing Co.’s Venture Pils Pilsener Lager, 14° ESB Extra Special Bitter, Bent Hop … [ Read more]

Bending Tradition: Bent Paddle Adds to the Craft Culture in Duluth

By Brian Kaufenberg  Photos courtesy of Bent Paddle Brewing Starting a brewery is not for the faint of heart. The sheer amount of coordination involved with property acquisition, construction, brewery build-out, ingredient sourcing, accounting, marketing, licensing from the city, state and federal government, and not to mention actually brewing the beer, is a herculean task that … [ Read more]

Ten Facts About Duluth’s Brewing Scene (you might not already know)

By Jeremy Zoss With so much happening in the Twin Cities’ craft beer scene, it can be hard for Metro-area drinkers to look beyond their borders to see what’s happening in other parts of the state. Like the Twin Cities, Duluth is undergoing a serious craft beer boom, one that ties into the Twin Cities’ … [ Read more]