State Historical Society program examines beer brewing

I recently received the following news release from the State Historical Society about beer brewing. I did a news story a few years ago about Crow Peak Brewing Company in Spearfish, which I believe is the only true brewery in South Dakota (there are some restaurants and pubs that make their own beer, but I think Crow Peak is the only brewery in the state that distributes its beer to retailers). If anybody knows of other breweries, feel free to comment.

Anyway, if you want to know more about the history of beer brewing in South Dakota, here’s a good opportunity:

PIERRE, S.D. – A cold beer is a refreshing beverage for many adults, and how beer is brewed is an interesting process.

The South Dakota State Historical Society will be discussing the history of beer brewing in the state during a free program this Sunday, March 6, at 2 p.m., CST, at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre.

State Historical Society staffer Chris Nelson will give a presentation on the history of beer brewing in the state during “The Great Beer & History Session,” sponsored in part by La Minestra Restaurant in Pierre.

Beer artifacts from the State Historical Society’s museum and archives collections will be on display. Those in attendance will also be able to taste samples from four local home-brewers.

Call (605) 773-8161 for more information.

Categories: Central SD, General News

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Seth Tupper

Seth Tupper was born and raised in South Dakota and earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from South Dakota State University in 2001. After college, he worked at a newspaper in Minnesota and then returned to South Dakota in 2003 to join the staff of The Daily Republic in Mitchell, where he is currently the publisher. Seth has won numerous awards for his writing, including the 2007 Outstanding Young Journalist award in the daily newspapers category of the South Dakota Newspaper Association's Better Newspapers Contest. Seth's day-job and freelance work have granted him opportunities to meet hundreds of South Dakotans and travel across much of the state. He also spends a lot of his free time exploring South Dakota's state and national parks, hiking trails and kayak-friendly rivers.

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