From Our Editors
What does it take to build what StarTribune called 2014's best new brewery in the metro area? For Bent Brewstillery, it took 7,500 sq. ft. of warehouse space and the merging of two great teams. The folks behind Bent Brewstillery and Pour Decisions Brewing Company blended their talents to open a brand new "brewstillery" where they create everything from sour beers to un-aged whiskey. With Minnesota grains and other local ingredients, the team works diligently inside its brewhouse and distillery facilities—all while visitors sample the latest creations in the tasting room or out on the dog-friendly patio.
Bent Brewstillery frequently rotates seasonal selections, but here's a look at the tasting room's permanent line-up:
- Nordic Blonde: The original Bent Brewstillery creation, this is a crisp and light amber blonde ale made with pure local water and Munich malts (5.7% ABV).
- Moar: Inspired by Scottish ales from the turn of the 20th Century, this IPA packs a hoppy flavor with accents of apricots, spicy resins, and even honey graham cracker (4.7% ABV).