ADDRESS

HOURS

Mon 12-10pm

Tue 12-10pm

Wed 12-10pm

Thu 12-10pm

Fri 12-11pm

Sat 12-11pm

Sun 12-10pm

Taproom + PILOT BREWERY

Our taproom features our current marketplace offerings as well as some taproom only releases. Enjoy rotating experimental versions of our flagship beers, small batch pilot beer, casks, and fun infusions. Plus we always have non-alcoholic options available in our family-friendly neighborhood taproom. Swing by for a pint!

We have indoor and outdoor space and a heated pet-friendly patio. Feel free to order food for delivery from a bevy of great local restaurants to enjoy in the taproom. We also have Bent Paddle merchandise, Gift Cards, and beer to go

As part of our Paddle It Forward initiative we select 2 non-profit organizations to support each month! Help us support our local non-profits by rounding up your tab next time you get a beer in our taproom! 

Get it to-go

We fill 64 oz. growlers and 25.4oz Aluminum Crowlers of fresh beer to go during regular taproom hours until 10pm Monday through Sunday. Our standard refillable glass growlers are $5 and beer fills and refills start at $12. We also offer specialty Bent Paddle branded Kleen Kanteen stainless which make great gifts for you or a friend!  You are now also able to fill any branded or non-branded 64 oz. growler with our new Bent Paddle “growler sleeves”.  We are unable to fill our Nitro beer in growlers.

Crowlers

25.4oz Aluminum Crowlers

Year Round: $9
Specialty: $12
High ABV: $17

Discount: Buy 3 get $5 off

Growlers

64oz Glass Reusable Container

Year Round Fill: $12
Specialty Fill: $16

Empty Growler: $5

Gift Cards

Neil

PILOT BREWER

Always
something new

Meet Neil Caron – he’s our award winning Pilot Brewer! Our Pilot Brewery is attached to our taproom and is responsible for designing new recipes, production techniques, ingredient trials as well as brewing beers that can only be found in our taproom. 

Our Pilot Brewery is a 7bbl DME System that mimics our 30BBL Production brewery so that we are able to scale up our test recipes for production. 

Give Neil a wave next time you see him brewing in our taproom! 

FREQUENTLY
ASKED
QUESTIONS

Still have questions?

  • Pets / Dogs

    Unfortunately our Dept of Ag license prohibits dogs inside our Taproom unless they are certified service animals. Our patio is dog friendly as well as our outdoor plaza space.

  • What events do you have going on?

    Check out What’s Tappening here in the Taproom

  • Where can we park?

    We have a parking lot adjacent to our production facility at 1912 W Michigan St. The parking lot behind our taproom is owned and operated by the Enger Lofts and not available to our guests. Free street parking is available if our lot is full. Do not park in the Auto Zone dirt lot as you may be subject to their towing policy.

    Handicap parking? We have two dedicated handicap space located on the left had side of our building with handicap ramp access to the Taproom

    Can I park over night? While we all like a good parking lot camp site, our parking lot is used for large truck logistics the keep our Taproom and Brewery functioning.

  • Do you have food?

    We have various dry snacks available for purchase: chips and salsa, meat sticks, pretzels, nuts and popcorn.

  • Can we bring in outside food?

    Absolutely, if the food you are bringing in was produced in a commercial kitchen (Restaurant, Grocery Store and pretty much any pre-packaged food is good to go) Sadly, this means you have to leave the crockpot home, and we know how hard that is.

  • Do you take Reservations?

    We do not; however we have a very large space that can accommodate 250+ people inside and on our patio. For private rentals please contact us!

  • Can you fill non-Bent Paddle growlers?

    Yes, if it designed for beer and 64oz and it can be sealed and is labeled with an alcohol warning we can find a way to fill it. Note, there may be exceptions to this, in which case, we have glass growlers available for purchase.

  • Do you offer growler credits/deposits? 

    While we don’t offer credits for growlers as once you purchase the glass, it’s yours. We do offer a reduced rate on fills, when filling your glass growlers. We will also happily re-cycle or re-use Bent Paddle growlers that you no longer use.

  • Do you offer private rentals?

    Yes, we have a plethora of options available. Find out how we can accommodate you and your special event here

  • Do you offer gift cards? 

    We sure do! Gift cards can be purchased both in person through the Taproom or online

  • What are your online store policies?

    You can view our online store policies here

  • Is Smoking allowed?

    While we don’t allow smoking in our Taproom and grounds, we do have smoking receptacles located 20 feet from each entrance per Duluth city ordinance.

Taproom Hours

Mon 12-10pm

Tue 12-10pm

Wed 12-10pm

Thu 12-10pm

Fri 12-11pm

Sat 12-11pm

Sun 12-10pm

CLOSED: Sunday June 11 for Private Party

Now On Tap

Year Round

ABV
5.0%
STYLE
Pilsener Lager
IBU
38
CATEGORY
Year Round
MALTS
Pilsener, 2-Row, Carafoam, Acidulated
HOPS
German Tradition, Mandarina Bavaria, Sterling
YEAST
House Lager Strain
BREWER'S NOTES
Venture Pils is the Brewer’s Beer here at Bent Paddle. It is the quintessential representation of beer brewed with the pristine waters of Lake Superior. Venture Pils uses no water chemistry adjustments – just pure Lake Superior Water which highlights what can be done with this incredible resource. Weyermann Pilsener Malt from Germany is the base malt used in this beer. A cracker-esque malt characteristic that resonates through is balanced out by the snappiness of European Noble hops and a clean lager yeast profile from the Ausustiner Lager strain. A touch of a floral hop flavor and aroma makes this brilliantly clear lager refreshing all year round.
ABV
5.6%
STYLE
Amber Ale
IBU
32
CATEGORY
Year Round
MALTS
Pale, Golden Promise, Aromatic, Crystal Extra Dark, Crystal Medium, Carafoam, Carafa 3 (Dehusked)
HOPS
Centennial, UK Sovereign, Glacier, Amarillo, Ahtanum
YEAST
House Ale Strain
BREWER'S NOTES
14 Degree Amber is Bent Paddle’s most award-winning beer. With a respectable Bronze, Silver, and Gold medal at the Great American Beer Festival, this brand is truly a unique beer that pays homage to the traditions of its style, all while bending tradition to a more modern craft beer drinker. Utilizing Pale malt and a variety of European character malts this beer has complex malt driven flavors and a deep amber color. Expect notes of biscuit, toast, caramel, and slight notes of prune. We balance the malt complexities out with a blend of American and English Hops that give it a bright herbal, fruity, and floral hop presence.
Available on NITRO!
ABV
6.2%
STYLE
India Pale Ale
IBU
68
CATEGORY
Year Round
MALTS
2-Row, Pilsener, Carafoam, Caramalt, Premium English Caramalt, Acidulated
HOPS
Centennial, UK Sovereign, Cascade, Eldorado, Glacier
YEAST
House Ale Strain
BREWER'S NOTES
Bent Hop IPA is our Flagship IPA and our best selling and most beloved beer overall. Utilizing a blend of American and European malts, Bent Hop has a malt profile rich with notes of biscuit, cereal, and caramel. We balance this bold malt backbone out with a blend of Hops unique only to this brand. Intense notes of grapefruit, citrus, and pine resonate throughout this beer. The predominant hops used are Centennial and Eldorado sourced from the American Pacific Northwest with a total of 2 lbs. per barrel.
AWARDS
2022 World Beer Cup Bronze Medal (International IPA Category)
Available on NITRO!
ABV
6.0%
STYLE
Black Ale
IBU
34
CATEGORY
Year Round
MALTS
2-Row, Golden Promise, Carafa 3 (Dehusked), Crystal Light, Crystal Extra Dark, Golden Naked Oats, Flaked Oats
HOPS
Centennial, Willamette
YEAST
House Ale Strain
MISC. INGREDIENTS
BREWER'S NOTES
Bent Paddle Black Ale is a combination between a Stout and a Porter as it has characteristics that seamlessly blends it between the two style. This robust dark ale brings its complex malt to the forefront with a mixture of dark roasted malts and crystal malts. Expect rich notes of chocolate, roast, and a slight caramel character to come through as this malt forward ale utilizes our house American Ale Yeast to finish clean with a soft, mouth-coating finish.
Available on NITRO!
ABV
6.0%
STYLE
Cold-Press Coffee Infused Black Ale
IBU
34
CATEGORY
Year Round
MALTS
2-Row, Golden Promise, Carafa 3 (Dehusked), Crystal Light, Crystal Extra Dark, Golden Naked Oats, Flaked Oats
HOPS
Centennial, Willamette
YEAST
House Ale Strain
BREWER'S NOTES
Cold Press Black Ale gives the drinker all of the pleasantries of our Black Ale mixed with our house made Cold Press utilizing beans from Duluth Coffee Company. We’ve moved to a single source farm in Colombia where the beans are grown and then sent up to Duluth Coffee Company to be roasted. Once roasted, we make our cold press in house and infuse into our Black Ale post centrifuge at a rate of 1 gallon per barrel. Expect the rich chocolate and roast characteristics to blend nicely with the Cold Press infusion, bringing the coffee notes to the forefront of your pallet with a pleasantly smooth finish.
Available on NITRO!

Specialty

ABV
5.0%
STYLE
Witbier
IBU
15
CATEGORY
Specialty
YEAST
BSI-515
BREWER'S NOTES
Introducing our refreshing Wading Pool Wit Beer, the perfect companion for lazy summer afternoons! Infused with a zesty burst of orange and coriander, the subtle citrus notes combine with the aromatic coriander to create a bright and refreshing taste, reminiscent of a dip in a cool wading pool. With its smooth finish and easy drinkability, our Wading Pool Wit Beer is sure to be a hit with beer lovers and pool-goers alike. Dive in and savor the flavor of summer!
ABV
5.0%
STYLE
Witbier
IBU
15
CATEGORY
Specialty
YEAST
BSI-515
BREWER'S NOTES
Introducing our refreshing Wading Pool Wit Beer, the perfect companion for lazy summer afternoons! Infused with a zesty burst of orange and coriander, the subtle citrus notes combine with the aromatic coriander to create a bright and refreshing taste, reminiscent of a dip in a cool wading pool. With its smooth finish and easy drinkability, our Wading Pool Wit Beer is sure to be a hit with beer lovers and pool-goers alike. Dive in and savor the flavor of summer!
ABV
9.2%
STYLE
Imperial Stout
IBU
48
CATEGORY
LTR
MALTS
Rahr 2-Row, Simpson's Golden Promise, Rahr Malted Oats, Simpson's Golden Naked Oats, Flaked Oats, Simpson's Roasted Barley, Simpson's Chocolate, Simpson's Caramalt
HOPS
El Dorado, Willamette
YEAST
Dry English
TASTING NOTES
Roast | Chocolatey | Velvet
BREWER'S NOTES
This 10 year anniversary imperial stout is a rich and complex beer that celebrates a decade of excellence. With a dark mahogany color and a creamy tan head, this beer offers aromas of roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee. On the palate, flavors of dark chocolate, caramel, and molasses are balanced by a subtle hop bitterness and a warming alcohol presence. The mouthfeel is full-bodied and luxurious, with a smooth and velvety texture that lingers long after each sip. This is a beer to be savored and enjoyed, a testament to the skill and dedication of the brewers who have crafted it.
ABV
6.3%
STYLE
DDH Hazy IPA
IBU
32
CATEGORY
Specialty
MALTS
2-Row, Unmalted Wheat, Malted Oats, Briess Carapils
HOPS
Strata, Citra, Sultana, El Dorado
YEAST
WLP066
BREWER'S NOTES
Peach, canned pineapple, mango sorbet, starfruit, mandarin orange, and so much more. Doughy wheat and oats lend a full, smooth mouthfeel, to match the medium-low bitterness.
ABV
8.2%
STYLE
West Coast Style Double IPA
IBU
70
CATEGORY
LTR
MALTS
2- Row, North Star Pils, Briess Carapils, Weyermann Acidulated
HOPS
Centennial, El Dorado, Strata
YEAST
House Ale Strain
TASTING NOTES
This West Coast style Double IPA is bursting with bold and aromatic hops, featuring a trio of Centennial, El Dorado, and Strata varieties. The Centennial hops provide a classic pine and citrus aroma, while the El Dorado hops bring out tropical fruit and stone fruit notes. The Strata hops add a unique layer of dankness with hints of passionfruit and grapefruit. The beer has a high ABV, a light malt backbone, and a dry finish, allowing the hops to shine through with a juicy and resinous character
BREWER'S NOTES
This West Coast style Double IPA is bursting with bold and aromatic hops, featuring a trio of Centennial, El Dorado, and Strata varieties. The Centennial hops provide a classic pine and citrus aroma, while the El Dorado hops bring out tropical fruit and stone fruit notes. The Strata hops add a unique layer of dankness with hints of passionfruit and grapefruit. The beer has a high ABV, a light malt backbone, and a dry finish, allowing the hops to shine through with a juicy and resinous character
ABV
7.6%
STYLE
Sour Ale with Pineapple + Blackberry
IBU
10
CATEGORY
LTR
MALTS
Rahr 2-Row, Rahr Pale Malt, Weyermann Acidulated
HOPS
Trident
YEAST
House Ale Strain
MISC. INGREDIENTS
Blackberry and Pineapple
ABV
6.6%
STYLE
West Coast IPA
IBU
48
CATEGORY
Specialty
MALTS
2-Row, Pale Malt and Carapils
HOPS
Simcoe, Mosaic, and Centennial
YEAST
House Ale Strain
BREWER'S NOTES
Bold, hop-forward IPA with notes of pine and citrus. A nice bitterness leaving the palate begging for another sip, then another pint.
ABV
4.1%
STYLE
Light Lager
IBU
8
CATEGORY
Specialty
MALTS
Rahr 2-Row, Rahr North Star Pils, Flaked Non-GMO Corn, Acidulated Malt
HOPS
German Tradition
YEAST
House Lager Strain
BREWER'S NOTES
Crisp, lightly floral, clean American lager. Very low bitterness, super drinkable
ABV
6.3%
STYLE
DDH Hazy IPA
IBU
32
CATEGORY
Specialty
MALTS
2-Row, Unmalted Wheat, Malted Oats, Briess Carapils
HOPS
Strata, Citra, Sultana
YEAST
WLP066
BREWER'S NOTES
Peach, canned pineapple, mango sorbet, starfruit, mandarin orange, and so much more. Doughy wheat and oats lend a full, smooth mouthfeel, to match the medium-low bitterness.
ABV
4.8%
STYLE
Pale Ale
IBU
48
CATEGORY
Year Round
MALTS
2-Row, Crystal Light, Caramalt, Carafoam, Flaked Oats
HOPS
Ahtanum, Eldorado, Citra, Idaho 7
YEAST
House Ale Strain
BREWER'S NOTES
Kanu Session Pale Ale is our only session flagship beer. Coming in at 4.8% ABV, this all-day crusher gives you intense notes of citrus, grapefruit, tropical fruit, and pine from its big dry hop addition as it has a total dry hop amount of 1 lb. per barrel. Enjoy a smooth mouthfeel from the addition of oats in the malt bill which lends a unique flavor cascade over your tongue. This brilliantly clear Session Pale highlights three main hops – Citra, Eldorado, and Idaho 7.

Pilot Beer

ABV
5.8
STYLE
American style Wheat Ale
IBU
18
ABV
7.5
STYLE
IPA w/ Citra Hops
IBU
60
CATEGORY
Pilot Brewery
MALTS
2-Row, wheat, Carapils
HOPS
Citra
YEAST
House Ale Strain
TASTING NOTES
Vibrant citrus and tropical fruit, juicy tangerine, and hints of pineapple, and dank
BREWER'S NOTES
BLOOM IPA, a radiant spring-inspired India Pale Ale bursting with the vibrant flavors of Citra hops. Immerse yourself in a kaleidoscope of citrus aromas and a bold yet balanced bitterness, as this bright and refreshing IPA delivers a captivating experience that truly embodies the spirit of the season.
ABV
7.5
STYLE
IPA w/ Citra Hops
IBU
60
CATEGORY
Pilot Brewery
MALTS
2-Row, wheat, Carapils
HOPS
Citra
YEAST
House Ale Strain
TASTING NOTES
Vibrant citrus and tropical fruit, juicy tangerine, and hints of pineapple, and dank
BREWER'S NOTES
BLOOM IPA, a radiant spring-inspired India Pale Ale bursting with the vibrant flavors of Citra hops. Immerse yourself in a kaleidoscope of citrus aromas and a bold yet balanced bitterness, as this bright and refreshing IPA delivers a captivating experience that truly embodies the spirit of the season.
ABV
6.2%
STYLE
Robust Porter
IBU
24
CATEGORY
Pilot Brewery
MALTS
2-Row, Munich 1 & 2, malted oats, chocolate malt, medium crystal, dextrin
HOPS
Glacier
YEAST
House Ale
TASTING NOTES
A classic Robust Porter with prominent notes of dark chocolate, toasted bread, pie crust and burnt cara

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