|While in Roseville for the Minnesota Mashout homebrew competition this past January, I got a chance to visit Bent Brewstillery. After two straight days clustered around a bunch of beer geeks judging beers in the basement of Grumpy’s, where could I find a change of pace? Yep, just a short walk through melting snow to a nondescript office park to hang out with even more beer geeks!
Bent has a bit of a storied past. The building originally housed the Pour Decisions Brewery headed by brewer and scientist Kristen England. The beers tended to focus on obscure/extinct/unusual styles that really appealed to the beer geek in me, but maybe made for a tougher sell on the average drinker. They did some contract brewing for Bent Brewstillery at that time, using the owner of that company’s homebrew recipes. A couple of years into the endeavor, there were apparently some money troubles (I think mainly because one of the partners no longer wanted to have a part in things). With the need for an …
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