This profile of Miner Brewing Company is the eleventh in our series profiling all of South Dakota breweries. Look for a profile of another brewery next week. Above – Sandi Vojta.
Official Brewery Name: Miner Brewing Company
Ownership: Sandi Vojta and Matt Keck
Brewers: Sandi Vojta (Terri Fields and Doug Euritt)
Year Founded: 2013
Address: 23845 US-385 in Hill City
Dr. Valentine (Double Red IPA) & Mango Cream Ale
Mango Cream Ale, Irish Red Ale, Dr. Valentine, Wheat, Chokecherry Brown, West River Pale Ale, East River IPA, Irish Red
Oktoberfest, Blue IPA, Winter Warmer, Pay Dirt (bourbon-barrel aged Imperial Stout), and numerous sours, ciders, meads and kombucha
7bbl brewhouse with six 15 bbl fermenters and two 15 bbl brite tanks
What’s a South Dakota beer law or regulations you’d like to see changed?
During the 2017 South Dakota Legislative Session we saw the changes made that we wanted.
What’s unique about your brewery / beer?
Brewmaster Sandi also wears the hat of our Winemaker at Prairie Berry Winery. With over 15 years of commercial fermentation experience and degrees in biology and chemistry, she is able to create some of the most uniquely crafted beers available not only in South Dakota, but the country. Some of her experimental beers include both wine-beer and kombucha-beer hybrids. We also have an extensive barrel-aging program where we use retired wine barrels from Prairie Berry Winery.
What local ingredients do you use?
We want to showcase as much of the uniqueness of South Dakota as possible using local ingredients when we can. From local honey to handpicked wild fruits such as chokeberries, buffaloberries, and rosehips to indigenous yeast and hops, it all comes from South Dakota; even the wheat for our Wheat beer comes from Sandi’s family farm near Mobridge, SD.
We emphasize keeping beer fresh and heavily rely on the pure mountain water we get directly from our well near the brewery in Hill City. The water is the most important ingredient in crafting our Miner Brewing craft beers, it’s from the water that we get our unique flavors and distinctive style.
Miner Brewing craft beers are also available at our Sioux Falls location, Prairie Berry East Bank, on Brewer’s Row in downtown Sioux Falls.