This profile of Gandy Dancer Brew Works is the twelfth in our series profiling all of South Dakota breweries. Look for a profile of another brewery next week. Above – John Berkness, brewer at Gandy Dancer.
Official Brewery Name: Gandy Dancer Brew Works
Ownership: Jerry Hauck
Brewers: John Berkness
Year Founded: August 27, 2013 (first beer tapped)
Address: 420 E. 8th Street in Sioux Falls
Website: click here
Brainless Wonder Juicy IPA
Buzzard’s Roost Cream Ale, Bindlestiff Dark Ale, Possum Belly Pale Ale
Mosaic Pig DIPA, Black Diamond DIPA, Zombie Train DIPA, Rauchbiers/smoke beers – assorted Belgian and German Styles
One barrel system. Two vessel brewhouse. Six single barrel fermenters. We brew 3-5 times a week.
What’s unique about your brewery / beer?
Small batches, big powerfully flavorful beer. Courageously intrepid originality in brewing. Only available at Monk’s (and a couple beer festivals). The beer is always super fresh. John Berkness was listed as top brewer in South Dakota by RateBeer for 2016.
What local ingredients do you use?
Some local hops, locally sourced yeast, local produce (ie watermelons,) regional base malt