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“By your powers combined…” Pour Decisions and Bent Brewstillery To Merge

pdbcBent Brewstillery

Over the past several months, Bent Brewstillery and Pour Decisions Brewing Company have been working together more and more closely.  Contract brewing in the spring led to brewing and distilling in the same space this  summer and a relationship flourished.  Well, after months of living together, one of them finally popped the question and the other said YES!  The two are formally merging and re-opening as Bent Brewstillery at the Pour Decisions location in Roseville.

Kristen England of PDBC will retain the brewing reins and Bartley Blume, founder of Bent Brewstillery, will still distill. Their partnership will allow for a renovated and expanded  taproom and increased production of Bent beers & booze as well as your favorites from PDBC. Michael Agnew at A Perfect Pint has an in-depth discussion with Blume about the changes here.  Takeaway: Michael likes gin.  No,  he really likes gin.

Currently, Bent and Pour beers are both on tap and in stores, so don’t fret over finding them.  If you’re looking to fill a growler, though, you’ll need a little patience, Axl Rose. The taproom which will be closed until the end of February to accommodate construction.

Hold your tears – the name may be going away, but the beers will be the same with Kris in charge.  He’ll just be sporting a new kit, so to speak.  So hold on to your PDBC growlers until they tell you otherwise and definitely hold on to that 750 of this year’s Maroon & Bold you just finished; that’s likely to be a collector’s item someday.

Here’s to the new partnership!

Follow their progress and look for updates from your favorite internet vantage point:

Bent Brewstillery on Facebook
@BentBrewstiller on Twitter
@BentBrewstillery on Instagram


Pour Decisions Salinity Saturday

Pour Decisions is releasing a Gose, Salinity Saturday at the brewery starting at noon. $11 for 1 or 2 for $20. 750ml. More info? Here you go!

Gose? GOOOO-ZEH. Gose! An exceedingly rare, crazy old German beer style made with salt, coriander and fermented with lactobacillus. Bright and yeasty. Fresh and pomme fruity. Sour and tangy. Simply, an unfiltered, sour, salty and spicy wheat-based ale from Leipzig that dances across your tongue…and kicks a little butt…

More info here: http://pourdecisionsbrewery.com/blog/?p=622


Pour Decisions Maroon and Bold Saturday

Maroon and Bold: An Infuriatingly Passive-Aggressive ale. Pour Decisions will be releasing the very first commercially available Imperial Red IPA made entirely from Minnesota ingredients on Saturday, Dec 8th at high noon  at the brewery. 7.5%.  90 BUs. Entirely Minnesotan. $8/ 750ml or 2 fer $15. You betcha’.

For you hop heads and locavores, come and get you some as the supply is limited so when it’s gone, it’s gone!

Pour Decisions First Growler/Bottle Sales Saturday

Congrats to Roseville’s Pour Decisions Brewing Co.! Saturday at noon they’ll sell their first growlers and bottles starting at noon! You’ll be able to pick of up a growler of The Pubstitute and/or The Patersbier and if you get your ass over there on time, they’ll also have 200 bottles of Acerbity, their Berliner Weisse available for purchase.

Minnesota State Fair Day One: Beer Edition

Happy Thursday, or as I used to say when I worked on Energy Park Drive, “Oh shit.” Today mark the first day of the Minnesota State Fair in St. Paul. Aside from the traffic, I’ve always looked forward to the fair. Over the course of fair, we’ll make suggestions for you on a regular, if not daily basis.

Thursday, August 23rd:

  • Visit the Ballpark Cafe for a first taste of Pour Decisions’ Pubstitute, a Scottish session ale. This is the first public tapping of a Pour Decisions beer. It’s been a long time coming!
  • Check out the Minnesota Craft Brewers Exhibit in the Ag. Building. Do not argue with 4H students. They are smarter than you… Instead, grab a beer flight (or four) and peruse the exhibit. Four 5 oz. beers will set you back $8. (See below for today’s flight info.) From what I gather (correct me if I’m wrong… I know you will…) with the event schedule, there aren’t set speakers for Thursday.
  • Make out with a pretty girl or boy in Ye Olde Mill.
  • Don’t get a yardstick, you’re better than that.

Today’s beer flights in Land of 10,000 Beers:

Brau Brothers SheepHead Ale
Summit Extra Pale Ale
Lake Superior Black IPA
Steel Toe Size 7 IPA

Finnegans Blond Ale
Steel Toe Provider
Schell’s Pilsner
Brau Brothers Old 56

Lift Bridge Farm Girl Saison
Boom Island Silvus Pale Ale
Flat Earth Bermuda Triangle
Surly CynicAle

Brau Bros Moo Joos Oatmeal Milk Stout
Surly Bender
Mankato Stickum
Schell’s Dark

To keep up to  date with Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild events, speakers, flights and other fun things at the Fair, be sure to follow @mncraftbrew on Twitter and check out their Facebook page!