2012 Top Ten List


Some of my favorites from 2012 – Zombie Dust, Juliet, Friek & Saga

It has been a great year for craft beer in South Dakota!  The Firehouse Brewery & Crow Peak Brewery on the west side of SD are our anchor breweries.  New operations are getting going – Heist Brewing, Bitter Esters, Wooden Legs & Sick N Twisted.  Area bars such as Monk’s House of Ale Repute, the Brownstone, Ben’s Brewing, Raziel’s & the Independent Ale House are providing the best beers available to thirsty craft beer fans!  Home brew clubs are welcoming more & more people interested in homebrewing.  2013 is looking good for South Dakota beer fans!

Dale (sodakbeer) at Sun King Brewery in Indianapolis

Here is my top ten Beer event list for 2012 –

  1. The 2012 Beer Bloggers Conference – Chicago Preconference & Indianapolis Conference
  2. Return to homebrewing
  3. Black Hills Beer Roundup
  4. 2beerguys Beer Advent Calendar
  5. Brookings Beer Expo
  6. Favorite beers – Three Floyds Zombie Dust, Odell Friek, Brooklyn Sorachi Ace, Goose Island Juliet, Summit Saga, Lafayette Big Boris, Brau Hopsession, Crow Peak Spearbeer, New Glarus Moon Man & Three Floyds 2012 Cognac Barrel Aged Dark Lord
  7. SIoux Empire Beer Judging
  8. Beer Geeks at the Brookings Brownstone
  9. SDSU Brew Club
  10. Chicago beercation