FERNSON BREWING COMPANY
201 N. Weber Ave. #100, Sioux Falls // fernson.com
Beer: Shy Giant IPA Style: American IPA ABV: 7% IBU: 70
Visually you are greeted with a deep straw color and generous off-white head. The scents of ripe peach and stone fruit are pleasant and evenly balanced. Tastes of mango and ripe stone fruit complement a pithy citrus aftertaste. Enjoy this easy-drinking and approachable, yet not too bitter, IPA.
HYDRA BEER COMPANY
125 W. 10th St., Sioux Falls // hydrabeercompany.com
Beer: Morning Star Style: Berliner Weisse-sour ABV: 3.3% IBU: 6
The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. Trading intensity for finesse, this star shines with the absence of bitterness, but replaced with lemon tartness. Behold its beauty as the first light of dawn is soon expelled by a much more powerful force.
MINER BREWING COMPANY
322 E. 8th St., Sioux Falls // minerbrewing.com
Beer: Dr. Valentine Style: IMPERIAL RED IPA ABV: 8.6% IBU: 95
Continually hopped during fermentation, Dr. Valentine is deep amber to dark copper in the glass and offers light hop citrus and toasted malts on the nose. Fresh hop bitterness and malts are well-balanced and smooth, with a lingering bitter finish.
MONKS HOUSE OF ALE REPUTE AND GANDY DANCER BREW WORKS
420 E. 8th St., Sioux Falls // monkshouseofalerepute.com
Beer: Possum Belly Style: Pale Ale ABV: 6% IBU: 35
Possum Belly opens up with a bready, yet slightly sweet mouthfeel from the finest English Maris Otter Malt and Low Caramel Malt from Chile, then quickly changing to beautiful fruit and pine notes from local cascade hops from Hoppy Trails Hop Farm in Inwood, Iowa.
REMEDY BREWING COMPANY
401 E. 8th St. #120, Sioux Falls // remedybrewco.com
Beer: Queen Bee Style: Imperial Cream Ale ABV: 7.5% IBU: 20
Thirty pounds of local honey from the Newton Hills region take this cream ale to the next level with a deliciously smooth mouthfeel. Clean, snappy, yet full of honey flavor and body. It pours clean and golden, yet surprises with 7.5% ABV and a moderate noble hop backbone. Enjoy locally crafted small batch beer made in the heart of downtown Sioux Falls!
WOODGRAIN BREWING CO.
101 S. Phillips Ave. #100, Sioux Falls // woodgrainbrew.com
Beer: English Breakfast Style: imperial stout ABV: 8.1% IBU: 30
Brewed from the second runnings of their imperial stout, English Breakfast is made with 100% organic maple syrup and coffee beans. This stout boasts rich coffee flavor and notes of dark chocolate and maple.