Bent Paddle Brewing Co.

Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

1832 W Michigan St
Duluth, Minnesota, 55806
United States

(218) 279-2722 | map
bentpaddlebrewing.com

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
4.09
Beers:
49
Reviews:
466
Ratings:
2,328
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.26
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
64
pDev:
14.32%
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Reviews by fredmugs:
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fredmugs from Indiana

1/5  rDev -76.5%
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.

Jun 20, 2016
More User Reviews:
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mattmarka1 from Minnesota

4.32/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Sunday at 08:57 PM
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Taybeh from Minnesota

3.88/5  rDev -8.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Stopped in on a weekend trip up to Duluth for some XC skiing and hockey back in January, and mid-day this place was absolutely packed, so we didn't stay for more than just one beer. Stop in another time, perhaps....

Apr 13, 2020
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JeffSK from Wisconsin

4.22/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Jan 29, 2020
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eithne from Minnesota

4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

20191005

Oct 08, 2019
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mngermanshepherd from Minnesota

4.82/5  rDev +13.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Very kind people, good service and willing to answer questions...even letting you sample before you buy. Good selection and some they don't can and only available there. Stop in!

Aug 10, 2019
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kbaker91 from Minnesota

4.26/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

May 18, 2019
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LXIXME from New Mexico

3.9/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

May 03, 2019
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Burgy from Minnesota

4.07/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Mar 26, 2019
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socon67 from New York

4.43/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Nov 15, 2018
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U2Chaser from North Dakota

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Oct 15, 2018
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JMN44 from Minnesota

4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Aug 21, 2018
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runwild99 from Minnesota

4.07/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Aug 11, 2018
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jera1350 from Minnesota

4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Jun 15, 2018
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JDoHo from Michigan

2.86/5  rDev -32.9%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 2.75 | service: 2.75 | selection: 3.25

May 25, 2018
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IntrinsicD from Minnesota

5/5  rDev +17.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

HOLY COW!!!! The new taproom is amazeballs! The beer is clean and crisp and fantastic!

May 04, 2018
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ipeters1017 from Wisconsin

4.54/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

Dec 01, 2017
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HoistinBrews from Minnesota

3.68/5  rDev -13.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Aug 28, 2017
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BrewNoob1 from Minnesota

3.96/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Jun 11, 2017
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runmn from Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

Feb 14, 2017
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Bunuelian from Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Nov 13, 2016
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CaeserTits from Michigan

4.66/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Oct 30, 2016
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Beerisnomnom from Minnesota

4.51/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Sep 22, 2016
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SlightlyGrey from Minnesota

3.66/5  rDev -14.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Jul 24, 2016
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SD-Alefan from South Dakota

4.51/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

Jun 07, 2016
Bent Paddle Brewing Co. in Duluth, MN
Brewery rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 2328 ratings