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Bent Paddle Brewing Co.

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2,033 Ratings
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

1912 W Michigan St
Duluth, Minnesota, 55806-2135
United States

(218) 279-2722 | map
bentpaddlebrewing.com

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Added by Chaz on 04-17-2013

BEER STATS
Beers:
38
Reviews:
380
Ratings:
2,033
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.28/5
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
49
pDev:
14.95%
 
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Ratings: 49 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of ipeters1017
4.54/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Some of the best beer in the state. Odd location and somewhat uncomfortable seating, but friendly, knowledgeable staff and a great selection, with nitro or CO2 options for most of the beer. Only drawback is they limit growler fills to the stuff you can buy on shelves anyway--infusions have been off-limits in my experience.

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Photo of HoistinBrews
3.68/5  rDev -14%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of BrewNoob1
3.96/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of runmn
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

While not in the most convenient location of Duluth, well worth the visit. Their taproom is quite small but very nice. Small taproom with a solid amount of seating.It was pretty quiet when I stopped by and I am not too sure on how frequent they hold events. The taproom does not appear to be able to hold large events. Not sure if they get taprooms or if there is any good delivery in the area. The beer is some of the best in all of Minnesota, between their flagships and seasonals, one cannot go wrong. Their double shot double black might be the best beer in all of Minnesota, move over Darkness.

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Photo of Bunuelian
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of CaeserTits
4.66/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Beerisnomnom
4.51/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of SlightlyGrey
3.66/5  rDev -14.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of fredmugs
1/5  rDev -76.6%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 1

I had received several Bent Paddle beers as trade extras and really enjoyed most of them. I was really excited to have their offerings on tap and buy some cans to go for vacation. We walked into the bar on a Saturday about an hour after they opened. There was 10 stools at the bar and we sat right in the middle. There were 2 bartenders and both of them ignored up for over 10 minutes until we got up and left.

It was unbelievable sitting there at the bar and watch people walk up repeatedly and get served while we were ignored.

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Photo of SD-Alefan
4.51/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

The taproom is almost part of the brewery so the vibe is industrial/modern. Fairly small but the service is decent. It's a popular spot these days and was crowded when I was there. The draw is the excellent beers.

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Photo of Umdrunner
4.21/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

This brewery is in a unique industrial area of Duluth. The taproom plays off this location with a more industrial vibe. Though small, very inviting. Really fun place, I'd go back for sure!

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Photo of Lostbeer35
3.81/5  rDev -11%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75

Photo of iRun2Beer
3.9/5  rDev -8.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of green727
4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Spooky neighborhood. Cool place.

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Photo of DaveMiller
4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of thorkelson
4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Mnmich7662
4.58/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of CraigP83
3.84/5  rDev -10.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Weird location and very small. Definitely more geared towards canning and distributing than providing a beer hall experience. Worth checking out if in Duluth though

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Photo of OCTop
4.37/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

My favorite in Duluth. In addition to the 5 flagship beers they had 3 seasonal, four on nitro, and one cask.

Super friendly staff. They had a wave of customers arrive and the bartender was swamped. The warehouse crew came up front and served and had a blast doing it.

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Photo of hopazoid
4.37/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Mplsbrew
3.71/5  rDev -13.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5

Photo of northcoastwolf
4.08/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of viers002
4.48/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of brewnic
4.01/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of jakemn91
4.66/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

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Bent Paddle Brewing Co. in Duluth, MN
Brewery rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 2,033 ratings
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