Isle of Skye Rye Pale Ale


2 row barley, Rye Malt, UK Bodecia & Chinook Hops, SA04 Yeast. This is very "Entry level" IPA to check out. Mildly colored. 


ABV 5.1 %

 An unfiltered Wheat style Hefe beer, malted wheat, 2 row, Vienna malt, finished with a touch of Honey. Think of it as our vision of an unfiltered Wheat-esque Beer, with a light sour. Garnished with an Orange Wheel

Curious about the process? Stop in anytime, and ask for a tour of the Brewery! There is no charge, (and it's not the longest tour) but our Brewmaster Chris Borns  can walk you though the steps on how we start with the grain, mash to create the actual beer, boil, introduce hops, and the steps to finish the process. 

​We also change all of our beer lines every 3 years, with a weekly clean scheduled as well. This week (12/05/2016) we completed the mass exchange of new beer lines. 

​We are the 2nd oldest brewery in the State of South Dakota, founded in 1999. All of our brew equipment was purchased from the Trader & Trapper in Moorhead MN. As it turned out, Bill Dempsey (II) decided after 15 years as a Deli Express route manager, to open a brewery, so he did what any normal person would do. He decided to go to an auction, bid on a brew system, won said system, and took out a loan on the family home. 

Lyne, was a little surprised when she awoke one morning to find a semi in the yard, full of brewing equipment, and Bill's declaration that not only were they opening a Restaurant / Brewery, but that they also just a little deeper in debt after the freshly paid off house was not so much anymore. 

Current Brewers:

Adam Erickson

Chris Borns

​Bill trained at the (now defunct) Sioux Falls Brewing Company, before opening up the doors in Watertown in August 1999. 

Currently, He has since retired (ish) and generally still hangs around Dempseys, giving advice, drinking scotch, and generally doing his utmost to be un-retired.

We brew 350 gallons at a time.

Probition Style Root Beer


Our House brewed Rootbeer! N/A, and absolutely Wunderbar! 

Take a Growler Home!

Longship Lager

​ABV: 7.6%

On Tap 7/26/2017

It's hard to call this anything except a STRONG Viking Lager. Brewed after Northern Tradition, with Tetanaug Hops, our Longship is surprising smooth, and frighteningly Strong. 

Valkyrie Red

ABV 5.6%

Our German style Oktoberfest Brew, made year round. When the beer is this good, you don't stop making it. 

​Accented with Tettnaug + Herbsucker Hops


Black Bear Mocha Stout

ABV: 5.7%


Battle Axe Blonde Ale:


This beer will be on tap on 7/28/2017

Brewed mainly with 2-row barley and a very light accent of Cascade & Chinook hops, this is our lightest brew.

It has a golden hue, and easily our most popular beer.

Take a tour of the Brewery!