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Bent Brewstillery: Roseville, MN
Bent Brewstillery is the first Brewery & Distillery Fusion in the state of Minnesota. Our Company Mission is to bring great adult beverages to the public. To bring a more diverse offering to those tired of the same old thing. To help fuel the Craft movement so that adult beverages can truly be appreciated as a flavorful drink not just a mind-numbing anesthetic. The overriding idea is to make tasty brews and powerful booze with clever names and flavors while rebelling against rigid style guidelines, along with having fun and making the experience entertaining for everyone involved.
45th Parallel Distillery: New Richmond, WI:
Oldest craft distillery in the area producing award winning vodka and bourbon as well as rye whiskey, limoncello, orangecello and gin.
11 Wells Spirit Company: St. Paul Located in the historic Hamm’s Brewery on Minnehaha Avenue in St. Paul, 11 Wells is proud to be part of the revitalization of the Payne Avenue Corridor along with our other great neighbors Ward 6 restaurant, Ace Hardware, Flat Earth Brewery, and Urban Organics. And, yes, there are 11 wells on site, the 11th of which will be the water source of our spirits. You may have heard of us before under the name Mill City Distillery, but we have renamed our distillery 11 Wells to be true to our St. Paul roots.
Wander North Distillery: NE, Minneapolis We’re a small batch distillery located in Northeast Minneapolis, and we believe in using locally sourced ingredients to craft high quality spirits. You might call that “grain to glass.” We call it good sense. Our distillery was founded in 2013 by Brian Winter, a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. It is his dream to help bring small batch distilling back to Minneapolis, a place of abundant natural resources that once fueled the thriving industry.
Isanti Spirits: Isanti, MN Isanti Spirits was inspired by the reckless heart and punk rock soul of Rick Schneider. A consummate maker and tinkerer, Rick constantly has his hands in something creative. A punk rock musician in the 80’s, Rick played the famed Minneapolis club the 7th street entry at 17. He transformed his creative passion for pounding drums to glassblowing in the 90’s and morphed into an art professor. Forever on the lookout for his life’s next adventure, he pondered one night over a glass of whiskey. Reflecting upon the enjoyment of the liquid gold in his hands, the scheme exploded out of his mind and the new course for his life drawn. Books were read, classes taken, plans were drawn up, abandoned, and redrawn. Seeing a number of other distilleries opening in the Twin Cities, he took his plans north to Isanti County, purchased a pastoral hobby farm on German Lake and built the Isanti Spirits distillery in his backyard. Using primarily grains grown and barrels coopered in Minnesota, and a High quality Kothe Still from Eislingen Germany, Rick makes Isanti Rye Whiskey, Sunken Bobber Bourbon, and Tilted Cedars Gin with creative mash bills and flavor profiles all their own. Rick infuses the same creativity inspired from his Art and Music background into making Isanti Spirits.
Skaalveen Distillery: Brookyln Park, MN
Skaal = Norwegian for “Cheers.”
Venn = Norwegian for “Friends.”
A sense of adventure, being in the right place at the right time and deciding to follow our dream gave birth to Skaalvenn Distillery. We created the Skaalvenn Brand to represent our spirits for what they are: fun, adventurous and down to earth. We like to think of ourselves as the go-to brand that’s as comfortable wearing a black tie as it is a blue collar — because camaraderie is a luxury we can all afford.