This profile of Mount Rushmore Brewing is the sixteenth in our series profiling all of South Dakota breweries. Look for a profile of another brewery next week.
Official Brewery Name: Mount Rushmore Brewing Company
Ownership: Brian and Janet Boyer
Brewers: Hanje Ehrlich
Year Founded: Originally founded in Hill City in 1997, officially planted in Custer in 2016
Address: 140 Mount Rushmore Road in Custer
Website: currently Facebook
That’s still in the works!
We will feature an IPA, a wheat, a red, and a porter to start
We would like to put a focus on seasonal pilsners, sourcing both our base ingredients and unusual flavorings as locally as possible.
10bbl system, 6 fermenters and 6 brights, 5 of which will double as serving tanks
What’s a South Dakota beer law or regulations you’d like to see changed?
We would absolutely love to be able to self distribute!
What’s unique about your brewery / beer?
We are currently the only brewery in Custer, we’re fortunate enough to be distilling our water in house, we have a full kitchen on two floors of brewery (!!!), and with our 24 tap system, we plan on featuring as many South Dakota beers as we can alongside our own.
What local ingredients do you use?
We are still investigating regional malts, hops, and yeasts. Any “flavors” we add will feature Black Hills ingredients.
As we are still under construction, please check out our Facebook page for details on opening dates, menus, and what’s on tap! Thanks for all of your support!