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Price Check: Pint of Bent Hop

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Bent Hop is a golden India pale ale brewed in Duluth’s friendly West End by Bent Paddle Brewing, a 30-barrel production brewery and taproom that uses water from Lake Superior. Bent Hop has a big citrus bitterness with a medium malt support. The alcohol by volume is 6.2 percent. Compare that to the domestics with an average ABV of 4.2%, and you have yourself a craft beer that’ll bend you over during hoppy hour.

For the purposes of this price check, we compared prices of Bent Hop on tap rather than in a can.

Here lies the sixth feature for the Price Check series where we compare prices of products — from bars and restaurants in this case — in Duluth and Superior. The prices below reflect the rate the establishment charges with tax included. For the most part, bars factor the tax into a flat, rounded off price. Many restaurants, however, don’t mind picking up pocket change. Duluth establishments charge 13.125 percent tax on alcoholic beverages; Superior establishments charge 5.5 percent tax. Since the taxes are extra complicated on this Price Check, we break them down at the end of the list.

 

$6.79

Grizzly’s Wood-Fired Grill | 1722 Miller Trunk Highway, Duluth | 218-722-9231
($5.65 during happy hours, 3 to 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. to midnight, Monday through Friday)

$6.33

Grizzly’s Wood-Fired Grill | 3405 Tower Ave., Superior | 715-392-5210
($5.25 during happy hours, 3 to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday)

$5.66

Pizza Luce | 11 E. Superior St., Duluth | 218-727-7400
($3.40 during regular happy hours, 3 to 6 p.m. daily, 9 p.m. to close on Mondays, all day Tuesdays)
($2.83 on Thursdays from 9 to close)

$5.50

Beaner’s Central | 324 N. Central Ave., Duluth | 218-624-5957
($4.50 during happy hours, 4 to 6 p.m. daily)

$5.00

Sir Benedict’s Tavern | 805 E. Superior St., Duluth | 218-728-1192
($4 during happy hours, 4 to 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. daily)

$5.00

The Break Room | 501 E. Fourth St., Duluth | 218-464-0820
($4 during happy hours, 4 to 7 p.m. daily)

$4.50

Pudge’s | 2223 E. Fifth St., Superior | 715-398-5408

$4.25

Flame Nightclub | 1612 Tower Ave., Superior | 715-395-0101
($3.75 during happy hours, 3 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday)

$4.00

Ace’s on 29th | 2827 Oakes Ave., Superior | 715-392-2546
($3 during happy hours, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. daily)

$4.00

The Bent Tap | 1912 W. Michigan St., Duluth | 218-279-2722

$3.75

Capri Bar | 1224 Tower Ave., Superior | 715-395-1908
($3.25 during happy hours, 2 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday)

$3.25

Charlie Brown’s Bar | 1828 Iowa Ave., Superior | 715-394-5295
 

How the taxes break down:

Wisconsin sales tax: 5 percent
Douglas County sales tax: 0.5 percent

Minnesota sales tax: 6.875 percent
Minnesota alcohol tax: 2.5 percent
Duluth food and beverage tax: 2.25 percent
Duluth sales tax: 1 percent
Duluth sales tax on hotel visits and food and drinks: 0.5 percent
 

3 Comments

Paul Lundgren

about 3 years ago

As a side note, I think the Arrowhead Tap House at the Duluth International Airport holds the distinction of charging the most in the area for a pint of beer. Bent Hop isn't on tap there, but a pint of Bent Paddle 14º ESB  goes for $8.20 ($7.25 plus $0.95 tax).

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Les Locklear

about 3 years ago

Looks like not much has changed price-wise. From 1960 to 1970 I always bought my beer in Souptown. Most of the time the quick drive to Oliver.

The tax on alcohol beverages in Duluth is among the highest I've heard of.

Richard K

about 3 years ago

I'll throw out that the last few times I had a pint at the Capri, the beer tasted awful. It seems like the lines are really dirty, or the beer is really old. That was well over four months ago, though.

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