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By Bartley Blume
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Want a cocktail?!

Help us raise money to hire a lobbyist to change MN state law. Current Minnesota law says that we cannot have a Brewer's Taproom and a Distiller's Cocktail room under the same ownership and same location. MN Statute 340A.22 Subd. 2(e). "No single entity may hold both a cocktail room and taproom license, and a cocktail room and taproom may not be co-located."
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Bent Brewstillery is a brewery and distillery in Roseville, MN and the 1st single-entity brewery/distillery to operate in Minnesota. With being the 1st comes many challenges including changing antiquated laws and working with a powerul liquor lobby that fights to keep these laws unchanged.

This liquor control group fails to realize that changing laws has led to great expansion of our collective industry. The cocktail rooms fuel the demand for the products in bars, restaurants, and liquor stores. The customer tries it at the cocktail room then seeks it out at their favorite retailer. We noticed this phenomenon first hand with our beer. Once our taproom opened, demand for our beer grew exponentially.

All Minnesota micro distilleries are allowed to setup a Cocktail Room to serve their hand-made spirit products, why not Bent Brewstillery too? Your generous donation will help fund our endeavors to change these laws and give you the right to enjoy a delicious Bent Brewstillery cocktail along with your delicious Bent Brewstillery beer. Join our fight to create The Brewstillery Tap-Tail Room Law for us and all other brewstilleries to come later.

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USS Hornet - Click for details and recipes

 

Besides backing our endeavor with a generous gift, if you live in Minnesota, please also consider writing to your state representative. Click here (http://tinyurl.com/3wxh79t) and type in your zip code to find your state rep. Click to that rep's page to find their contact info. Phone calls are great; letters are great.

Uncle Bartley Wants You! - Click to find your rep
Uncle Bartley Wants You! - Click to find your rep

 

The easiest way is to click on the email link and write them an email. Write from the heart, in your own words. Tell your representative you would like to enjoy a locally-crafted cocktail, made rom locally-crafted spirits at your locally-crafted Brewstillery source - just like the micro-breweries, wineries, and micro-distilleries offer. Feel free to copy and paste any text you find here.

And a special "Thanks" to our pals at HomeBrewedStudios.bandcamp.com for the awesome video!

Note that the tokens in the rewards are usable on any menu item. Thank your for your support! And see you at the Tap-Tail Room!

 

Budgie: The Barrel Guard Dog
Budgie: The Barrel Guard Dog

 

Filling, Labeling, Numbering
Filling, Labeling, Numbering

 

Bent Brewstillery Family
Bent Brewstillery Family

 

 

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Risks and challenges

There are no guarantees in life and I’ve been told by lobbyists that there is no guarantee that our efforts to change this law will be successful. We have spoken with state legislators and with our opposition that wants things to remain unchanged. Both have said that it’s not impossible, it would just need boundaries. Our lobbyist will spend the necessary time at the state capital to discuss the limitations and generate required legislative support. The winds of change are blowing and we think our chances are great!

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    Your $10 gift will get you a Certificate of Appreciation and 2 $5 tokens to use in our Tap-Tail Room.

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    Your $100 gift will get you a Certificate of Appreciation and a private tour for 4 people inclusive of a standard flight and samples of our spirits.

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    Rebel Silver Card + Shot Glasses

    Your $150 gift will get you a Certificate of Appreciation, a Rebel Silver Card, and 2 logo jigger glasses. The Rebel Silver Card gets you 1 free $5 token/month, 6 free $12 growlers fills/year, 1 free glass growler, 10 perct off merchandise, 30 perct off your birthday tab.

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    Your $300 gift will get you a Certificate of Appreciation, a Rebel Gold Card, and 2 logo jigger glasses, and an embroidered logo golf shirt. The Rebel Gold Card gets you 1 free $5 token/month, 12 free $12 growlers fills/year, 1 free stainless steel growler, 15 percnt off merchandise, 30 percnt off your birthday tab.

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    Your Name on a 25-gal Whiskey Barrel

    Your $500 gift will get you a Certificate of Appreciation and your name on a barrel. We will burn your name onto a 25 gallon barrel of Kursed – Single Malt Whiskey. This barrel will bear your name as it lives in our Brewstillery. Watch as it gets filled over and over again with different beers and spirits. Kickstarter will not allow us to offer our spirits as rewards, so we're not promising you 5 bottles from your adopted barrel. This must be picked up at the Brewstillery.

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    Your $1000 gift will get you a Certificate of Appreciation and a private party for up to 30 people at the Brewstillery. You can have your birthday, rehearsal dinner, family reunion, corporate event, or any other event in our Tap-Tail Room. (Includes two tokens per person and tour).

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    Your $2500 gift will get you a Certificate of Appreciation and your name on a barrel. We will burn your name onto a 5-gallon barrel of Kursed – Single Malt Whiskey just for you. It will age and become 100 percnt yours when ready. We’ll bottle it and etch each bottle with your name on it. And you get to keep the empty barrel! Kickstarter will not allow us to offer our spirits as rewards, so we're not promising you all of the bottles from your adopted barrel. This must be picked up at the Brewstillery.

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    Your $5000 gift will get you a Certificate of Appreciation and a special Platinum Rebel Card to flash to the bartender that entitles you to free draft in the Tap-Tail Room whenever you visit... for ever!

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