The Brookings Wing & Brewfest was held at the Swiftel Center August 20. Beer fans were able to select from a wide range of beers ranging from craft lagers to stouts and everything in between from Dakota Beverage, Beal Distributing and Global Distributing. A partial list of the selections can be found here.
The local Heist Brewing Company brought their Pilot Pale Ale and Sure Shot Amber Ale. Both beers are now available in many Brookings bars on tap.
I was able to visit with several beer people including Seth Koch from Wooden Legs Brewing (Brookings brewpub slated for fall/winter opening), and David Pesicka and Dave McDonald from Dakota Beverage. Tom Richter, Mike Siegel and the Swiftel Center staff ran a good event, and the crowd had fun. Hopefully it will be back next year with an even greater selection and more beer fans looking for their next favorite beer!