New Craft Beer-Focused Bar

Grand Casino Hinckley Partners with Bent Paddle Brewing Company on New Craft Beer-Focused Bar

411 Craft Bar at Grand Casino Hinckley serves a wide selection of the Duluth-based brewery’s most popular beers

HINCKLEY, Minn. – Craft beer enthusiasts now have a great local option with the opening of 411 Craft Bar at Grand Casino Hinckley – a craft beer-focused concept bar created in partnership with Bent Paddle Brewing Company of Duluth. 411 Craft Bar held its soft opening on Friday, February 5, with a grand opening celebration planned for Friday, February 27.

This new bar promises visitors four Bent Paddle Flagship beers on draught, one rotating specialty Bent Paddle beer on draught, and one focus on craft cocktails (4-1-1). A bottle list comprised of local, regional and craft beers will also be available.

“The craft beer scene has experienced significant growth in metropolitan areas like Duluth and the Twin Cities as beer connoisseurs have spurred a renaissance of small batch brewing,” said Michael Engel, corporate vice president of food & beverage for Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures. “Bent Paddle’s passion of craft beer blends well with our goal to bring unique flavors of craft brews for the enjoyment of our Guests here at Grand Casino Hinckley.”

“We are excited for this unique opportunity to partner with Grand Casino to showcase and introduce our beers to another community of beer lovers,” said Karen Tonnis, co-founder/vice president of operations of Bent Paddle Brewing Company.

411 Craft Bar opens at 10 a.m. daily. For more information, please visit

About Bent Paddle Brewing Company
Bent Paddle Brewing Co.® is a 30-barrel production craft brewery and taproom located in the beautiful Great Lakes port town of Duluth, Minnesota. The brewers of Bent Paddle Brewing Co.® use the amazing water of Lake Superior to brew the freshest and most dependable craft beer possible. The mission of Bent Paddle Brewing Company is to brew craft beer with a concentration on sustainability for our business, employees, the environment and the greater community – all while “Bending the Traditions” that we encounter, for a more unique and interesting craft beer experience.

About Grand Casino Hinckley
Grand Casino Mille Lacs and Grand Casino Hinckley are owned by Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures. The casinos feature gaming, accommodations, dining, conference and banquet facilities, live entertainment, and The Grand Harmony Spa and Grand National Golf Club at Grand Casino Hinckley. The casinos directly employ more than 3,000 people and cover more than 4,000 people with their insurance plan. The Band taxes these entities at 100 percent and utilizes the revenues to provide health care, education, and other programs and services to Band members. The Band also invests in infrastructure and economic development that directly benefit the entire community.