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Look out, South Dakota! Bear Butte Nut Brown Ale is canned and ready to be shipped to a liquor store near you. Watch a video of Bear Butte on the canning line.

Look out, South Dakota! Bear Butte Nut Brown Ale is canned and ready to be shipped to a liquor store near you. Watch a video of Bear Butte on the canning line.

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Gandy Dancer Brew Works, located inside Monks House of Ale Repute in Sioux Falls, introduced its first beers on Aug. 27, 2013.

Below is a write-up of the handout they made available, introducing the first beers off the line for the release party. Full pints were sold for $4 dollars each while a special “flight” consisting of all four Gandy Dancer original beers went for $6 dollars. The pints will continue to be priced at $4 dollars, as I’m told by Jerry Hauck, Monks owner.

Gandy Dancer Brew Works Release Party

Welcome to Gandy Dancer Brew Works and to Monks House of Ale Repute. We are proud to server our first Gandy Dancer brews, all four of which have been brewed with the Sioux Falls home brewer who provided their recipe and assisted with the brewing process. Please enjoy our original beers!

About Our Name

Because of our proximity to the Sioux Falls rail yards, we have adopted a railroad theme for our emerging brewery. A Gandy Dancer was a typical railroad laborer, and in particular those who laid the track with the rhythmic swing of their spike hammers.

First beers off the line:

1. Throttle Jerker Red Ale - Brewers are Rafe Christopherson and Perry Volden. (A Throttle jerker is a railroad engineer.)

2. Shoo-fly Brown Ale - Brewers are Ryan Jannsen and Perry Volden. (A shoo-fly is a temporary track built around an obstacle, i.e. a flooded area, train wreck, mud slide, etc.)

3. Straw Boss German Wheet - Brewers are Johnny Berkness and Perry Volden. (A straw boss is the supervisor for a small group of railroad laborers, i.e. a group of gandy dancers.)

4. Possum Belly Pale Ale - Brewers are Mike Nussbaum and Perry Volden. (A possum belly is the tool box attached to the underside of a caboose or other railroad car.)

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Gandy Dancer signage is up. First beers poured off the nano-brewery line will be served Tuesday, Aug. 27.
Monks’ Owner Jerry Hauck told me they will be featuring four different styles of beer on the initial tapping night. Each beer will cost just $4 dollars.

Gandy Dancer signage is up. First beers poured off the nano-brewery line will be served Tuesday, Aug. 27.

Monks’ Owner Jerry Hauck told me they will be featuring four different styles of beer on the initial tapping night. Each beer will cost just $4 dollars.

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Be one of the first few people to drink from the newest nano brewery in the state at Gandy Dancer! Monks is expected to have four beers available, all priced at $4 each. First beers will be poured at 4 p.m.

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Crow Peak Brewing Company says they are working on a chocolate stout beer.

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New website from Wooden Legs Brewing Company
http://woodenlegsbrewing.com

New website from Wooden Legs Brewing Company

http://woodenlegsbrewing.com

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Monks House of Ale Repute owner Jerry Hauck is all about B-Y-O-B — brew your own beer.

The one-barrel nanobrewery is capable of producing 32 gallons of beer per session, and is relying on local home brewers and guest professional brewers to bring a mix of recipes to the Sioux Falls business.

“As far as I know, our concept to feature guest brewers is unique. It gives us the chance to showcase local home brewers and promote a local product,” Hauck said.

Read more here on ArgusLeader.com

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Dogfish Head announces their return distribution to Indiana, Wisconsin, Tennessee and Rhode Island with this clever, hilarious PR video.

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Crow Peak Brewing Company out of Spearfish, SD introduces their Easy Livin’ Summer Ale just in time for summer. This is the first time the beer will be distributed in a can, joining their other three flagship beers. According to their Facebook page, it’s “Coming soon to a shelf near you!”

Crow Peak Brewing Company out of Spearfish, SD introduces their Easy Livin’ Summer Ale just in time for summer. This is the first time the beer will be distributed in a can, joining their other three flagship beers. According to their Facebook page, it’s “Coming soon to a shelf near you!”

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Branding for Tin Man Brewing Company out of Evansville, IN. “Ordinary beer does not compute.”
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Branding for Tin Man Brewing Company out of Evansville, IN. “Ordinary beer does not compute.”

https://untappd.com/tinmanbrewing

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Wooden Legs Brewing Company in Brookings, SD has growlers for sale with your favorite WLBC beer.

Wooden Legs Brewing Company in Brookings, SD has growlers for sale with your favorite WLBC beer.

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Big week for small breweries: American Craft Beer Week – May 13-19, 2013

Big week for small breweries: American Craft Beer Week – May 13-19, 2013

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Win an exclusive tour of the new Brau Brothers Brewery in Marshall, MN!

Like Brau Brothers on Facebook and register to win on their website. One lucky winner will receive an exclusive tour of the brewery for himself/herself and 19 of their friends.

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Located in the beautiful Union Park at the foot of McGovern Hill, Fred Heim’s aptly named Union Brewery brewed beer and seasonal beverages for the Deadwood community. Heim’s gardens, arguably, out-did his spirits. The Union Brewery gardens were chosen as the location for the 1878 July 4th celebration, and were hailed by newspapers as the finest in the territory. Mr. Heim also owned and operated the Union Brewery Saloon, on the corner of Lee and Main Streets, which opened in October 1876.

Located in the beautiful Union Park at the foot of McGovern Hill, Fred Heim’s aptly named Union Brewery brewed beer and seasonal beverages for the Deadwood community. Heim’s gardens, arguably, out-did his spirits. The Union Brewery gardens were chosen as the location for the 1878 July 4th celebration, and were hailed by newspapers as the finest in the territory. Mr. Heim also owned and operated the Union Brewery Saloon, on the corner of Lee and Main Streets, which opened in October 1876.

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