South Dakota has a long brewing history that was recently documented by Ken Stewart in the winter South Dakota History journal (Vol. 42, No. 4 Winter 2013). Prohibition and competition from larger breweries closed early breweries in Central City, Yankton, Sioux Falls and Huron. You will enjoy Ken’s information if you like history and beer! You are likely to find the journal at your local library or you can subscribe to the journal.
South Dakota craft brewing is growing again and more people are seeking out good beer. Home brewing is on the increase too. The next few years should be interesting for craft beer fans!