Valve Jockey Series #2 - Bjorn Erickson's Imperial Kvass


The Imperial Kvass | ABV: 6.5% IBU: 10 is the second release in our 2017 Valve Jockey Series showcasing the taste and talents of our brewery team was created and brewed by brewer Bjorn Erickson. Kvass is a fermented beverage made in Slavic areas from rye bread and other sugars and spices. This ale is an interpretation of that format, designed to be a warming, hearty drink full of bright zest and bready malt flavor. Bjorn brewed this Imperial Kvass with raisin juice, lemon peel & spearmint. 5% of the proceeds for this beer will be donated to Bjorn's charitable pick of the Chester Bowl Improvement Club in Duluth, MN. ~Budmo

The brewers of Bent Paddle started referring to themselves as “valve jockeys”  -  always running about the brewery opening and closing valves - and just like that a series is born. The Valve Jockey Brewer’s Series celebrates the creativity of the Bent Paddle brewers by giving them a platform to design, create and bring to life a recipe of their own invention on a large scale.  Beyond the creation of the recipe, the brewers will also be able showcase their passions and interests beyond the brewhouse by nominating a charity where 5% of proceeds of the beer will be donated.


Friday, March 3rd
Taproom Draft Release Party

Saturday, March 4th
11a – 4:30p
Family Friendly Ski at Chester Bowl
4-6p Family Friendly Cold Hoppy hour featuring VJ2 Imperial Kavass @ Sarah’s Table*
8p Release party @ the Rathskeller*
* $1 of each pint during these events will be donated to the Chester Bowl Improvement Club thanks to the establishments
Monday, March 6
Official Bottle Release, on shelves everywhere

Friday, March 10
Minneapolis Release Party at Uptown Tavern & Rooftop
Stay tuned on social media to keep up on who's got what! Cheers Paddlers!


Published: February 28 2017