All of our Labels were designed and hand-drawn by South Dakota Artist (late) Larry Negaard
ABV 5.1 %
Our NEWEST Seasonal Brew, a unfiltered Hefeweizen, made with two-row, Vienna Malt, Crushed Wheat, Herbsucker, Hallertau + Tettnag Hops.
Brewed on 3/1/17
Probition Style Root Beer
Our House brewed Rootbeer! N/A, and absolutely Wunderbar!
Take a Growler Home!
New batch brewed 1/27/17
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.
Black Bear Stout
ON HIATUS (BREWING AS WE TYPE)
Our most full-bodied, robust and black as night beer. One sip, and your visiting the rocky coast of Dublin, probably singing some raucous Pub song.
Heavy accents of chocolate and black patent barley.
Banshie Pale Ale
This is our American style pale ale, brewed with a combination of Hallertau, Chinook, and a few other Varietals.
Brewed to be smooth and satisfying, with enough hoppiness to be a true Pale, but not as overpowering as a IPA.
Take a tour of the Brewery!
Coming Soon Cream Soda
We are currently working on a new Cream Soda project, or a Vanilla
We will keep you updated. BECAUSE ITS GOING TO BE FANTASTIC!
We are still looking for a decent extract, so this has shelved until spring 2017
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 Adam Erickson 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. *please note, Adam is not always available, as he has a problem with Disc Golf*
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.
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.
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
Brewed on 12/7/2016
Battle Axe Blonde Ale:
We are brewing a new batch on 1/26/17
This beer was just brewed on 10/19/2016
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.