Thursday, May 24, 2018

Festiversary Skate Session

On May 12th, 2018, Bent Paddle Brewing had its five year "Festiversary" celebration. We set up a skatepark and brought in some friends to celebrate our own anniversary, Damage The 13th. This is how it all went down... Film/Edit: Mike Rapaich.

The pop-up park in our back lot is always a good time.
The back of the shop got a facelift! David Moreira painted this mural the night before the big day. Check it out next time you're in the neighborhood.
This is how you film fisheye! Carter and Mike making plays.
Over 4,000 people attended Festiversary this year! Thanks to all who came out to support the shop and drink some great beer. Until next time.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Damage The 13th

On Monday, May 14th we celebrated 13 years of being in business, or as we like to say, "Damage The 13th." We threw together a lineup of tees, longsleeves, hoodies, mugs, and stickers with our new Damage The 13th inspired logos. Make sure to get decked out next time you're in the shop. Which one is your favorite?


 Summon something great with one of these new Welcome decks. Skateboarding is all about creativity and individuality. It is an art form and the board you ride should bewitch you. If this is how you feel about skateboarding - you're WELCOME. 

Monday, May 21, 2018

Atlantic Drift - Las Vegas

Apparently there's more to do in Vegas than gamble... The Atlantic Drift crew made their way to the desert for some skating under the hot sun.

Sunday, May 20, 2018


Bright, fun graphics from Polar or something a little more subtle from Magenta? Decisions, decisions...

Friday, May 18, 2018


We currently have over 200 skateboards in the shop! Here are some standouts from Real, Antihero, and Krooked.
 Book of Antihero
 Pick a size, any size...
 Get it straight, ride Krooked.

Thursday, May 17, 2018


City of Skate is a coalition of skaters, parents and allies whose mission is to design, develop and build world class skateparks for our Minnesota communities. They have helped initiate a five million dollar Minnesota State Wide Skatepark Grant Program that must be passed by our MN State legislature and Governor Mark Dayton this spring. You can help by contacting your local representatives TODAY. Tell them what skateboarding means to you and your friends and why investing in skateboarding will benefit your community. Act fast because a decision needs to be made soon. If this bill passes it will greatly benefit our local skate parks and the building of new parks in the area. Follow the link below for more information and to get involved. Don't forget to contact your local government officials. Your voice will be heard and every message counts.