Lollygagger Pale Ale flows again!

Can of Lollygagger Pale Ale

The Lollygagger Pale Ale, a beer named after our flagship Lollygagger furniture collection, was a collaboration with our friends and local brewery Bent Paddle Brewing. 5% of the beer’s sales were donated to COGGS to complete the 100 mile urban single track Duluth Traverse bike trail system (see our past blog post here). When the collaboration wrapped up in 2017 all the cans had been sold and the kegs drained. We were uncertain what the future held for this trademark brew.


bent paddle brewing instructions

from grain to glass

Now, midway through 2018 and entering the best part of summer, we’re presented with one more batch.  Loll’s CEO Greg Benson joined the team at Bent Paddle in their state of the art Pilot Brewery where they make small batches of specialty brews throughout the year only served in their taproom.

brew team: Greg, Bryon, and Neil

pilot brewery


Greg was assisting to bring Lollygagger Pale Ale back and he documented the process from malt and hops to tapping the 1st keg and the first pour. He even took home some growlers (in a Loll growler carrier circa 2010) to christen a new boat: the Lollygagger. Bent Paddle Beer is brewed with water from Lake Superior.

malt to mash – – – hop it up

transfer to the boil kettle

Greg adding an initial variety of hops. – – – Bryon Tonnis: Master Brewer and Co-Owner of Bent Paddle

First Pour – Approved by Laura Mullen, Bent Paddle Co-Owner, Lollygagging

add it to the board – lollygagger officially pours again.

growlers on the go – take some home or to the lake


If you happen to be in Duluth before the beer runs out, visit Bent Paddle’s new taproom, have a cold beer, and take a seat outside in the sun on a their Loll furbished deck. Paddle Responsibly!