2019 DISTILLERY LINE-UP: Exclusively located in the VIP Spirit Tent.

NEW THIS YEAR: Each VIP entrant will receive a souvenir shot glass for spirit and cocktail tasting!

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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.

11 wells11 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.

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.