Brookings Beer Expo Report

The Brookings Beer Expo was held December 8 at the Swiftel Center.  Organizers estimated the crowd at 250.  Participants were able to meet brewery representatives, taste over 50 beers, meet local brewers from Heist Brewing and Wooden Legs Brewing and learn about home brewing from the SDSU Brew Club. The room at the Swiftel Center […]

Sioux Empire Fair Homebrew Results

  The Sioux Empire Fair Homebrew Contest was held last week.  Preliminaries were Thursday August 9 with 73 entries from Sioux Falls and the surrounding area.  Fifteen beers made the finals on Saturday August 11.  Entries ranged from wheat beers to ciders to Russian imperial stouts. The contest was organized by Justin Johnson of Taylor’s […]

Report on the Great Beer & History Session

Seth Koch of the Wooden Legs Brewing Company and I traveled to Pierre last Sunday for the “Great Beer & History Session”.  The presentation, written by Ken Stewart and presented by Chris Nelson, both of the South Dakota Historical Society, was well attended with around 80 present.  We learned that Deadwood had twelve breweries at […]