Bent Paddle Brewing Co. Brews 10 Years of Winners!

Cold Press Black, 14º Degree Amber and Bent Hop with their awards

We don’t just make great beer – we make great Award Winning beer! From when we first opened in 2013, Bent Paddle Brewing Co. has been brewing exceptional beers and winning beer, business and community service awards to show it!

Our mission is to brew craft beverages with a concentration on sustainability for our business, employees, the environment and the greater community – all while “Bending the Traditions” that we encounter, for a more unique and interesting craft beer + beverage experience. We’re beyond thrilled to be recognized for our delicious beers and the craft and care that goes into them and the business as a whole. Here are a just a few award highlights from each year since 2013:


MN Brewers Cup & Awards 2024 – 2nd Place English Brown Ales and Porters for Shire Mild

MN Brewers Cup & Awards 20242nd Place German Ale for Little Dussel Do Ya


MN Brewers Cup & Awards 2023 – 1st Place German Ales for Little Dussel Do Ya

Duluth News Tribune 2023 Best of the Best Awards – Best Beer Selection / Brew Pub / Taproom


World Beer Cup 2022 – Bronze Medal for Bent Hop (International IPA Category)

World Beer Cup 2022 – Gold Medal for Altbear (German-Style Altbier Category)

Great American Beer Festival 2022 – Gold Medal for Dunkle (German Dark Lager Category)


MN Brewers Cup & Awards 2021 – Best in Show! for Roasty Toasty Porter

MN Brewers Cup & Awards 2021 – 1st Place Brown Ales & Porters for Roasty Toasty Porter

MN Brewers Cup & Awards 2021 – 2nd Place Spice, Herb + Veg Beer for Cold Press Black

MN Brewers Cup & Awards 2021 – 3rd Place American Pale Ale for Pay It Forward Pale Ale


Nothin’, why? Covid!


1st MN Brewers Cup & Awards 2019 – Gold for Double Shot Double Black + Bronze for 14° ESB

Duluth Preservation Alliance Award for the New Taproom in the Enger & Olson Building

Graphic Design USA’s American Package Design Award 2019 – Dopplebock Can + Box

Can Can Awards 2019 – Silver for Cold Press Black | Chocolate or Coffee Beer Category


Great American Beer Festival 2018 – Gold Medal for a Pilot Batch of Saison

The Growler Kind of a Big Deal Award 2018 – Best Taproom | Blonde Ale Bronze for Paddle Break Blonde

Autumn Brew Review and All Pints North 2018 – Best Booth Awards

YMCA Family Camps 2018 – Business Partner of the Year Award


Great American Beer Festival 2017 – Gold Medal for 14° ESB

Winona Craft Beer Tour 2017 – Best Beer

Winter Beer Dabbler 2017 – “Beer Dazzler” Award – Blind Judging Taste Winner for Double Shot Double Black


Grand Brewfest 2016 – Best Brewery Winner + Silver for Best Beer

Happy Gnome Firkin Fest 2016 – Judge’s Choice – Hoppy Category

Beer Dabbler Winter Carnival 2016 – Lord Dabblers Cup

Star Tribune Best of Minnesota Awards 2016 – Best ‘Outstate’ Brewery 


Autumn Brew Review 2015 – Ties for Best Beer for Double Shot Double Black & Most Voted Brewery

Great American Beer Festival 2015 – Silver Medal for 14° ESB

American Red Cross Serving Northern Minnesota 2015 Awards – Services to the Armed Forces Partner Award

The Growler Kind of a Big Deal Award 2016 – Best Pilsner for Venture Pils | Best Beer Branding | Best Brewery

Duluth / Superior Pride – Community Award 2015

Winterfest 2015 – Most Voted Brewery


Labovitz Entrepreneurial Success Awards 2014 – Entrepreneurial Vision Award

All Pints North Summer Brew Fest 2014 – Best Beer for Vanilla Cold Press Black Ale on Nitro & Most Voted Brewery

Autumn Brew Review 2014 – Best Beer for Double Shot Double Black

Brews & Canoes Call of the Wild Award 2014 – Bent Paddle & Fitgers Brewhouse Collaboration Beer for Red Smoke Rye

Star Tribune Best of Minnesota Awards 2014 – Best New Greater Minnesota Brewery 

Great American Beer Festival 2014 – Bronze Medal for 14° ESB


All Pints North Summer Brew Fest 2013 – Best Beer for Cold Press Black Ale on Nitro & Most Voted Brewery

The Growler Kind of a Big Deal Award 2013 – Best New Brewery Honorable Mention

Autumn Brew Review 2013 – Most Voted Brewery

Award winning Bent Paddle beers
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Taproom Hours

Mon 12-10pm

Tue 12-10pm

Wed 12-10pm

Thu 12-10pm

Fri 12-11pm

Sat 12-11pm

Sun 12-10pm

Office Hours

Mon 9-4pm

Tue 9-4pm

Wed 9-4pm

Thu 9-4pm

Fri 9-1pm

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