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Fernson Brewing Company beers are for sharing.
“It’s a concept we try to bring through in multiple ways,” said Fernson marketing manager Evan Richards.
The Sioux Falls company, which has a brewery and a downtown taproom, does this with collaborations with other breweries and custom beer partnerships with companies (like Great Shots and the Denny Sanford Premier Center).
“We also conceptualized the menu with sharing in mind for Fernson Downtown,” said Richards. “It’s all small plates, so you order multiple options, like Shishito Peppers and Chicken Wings. You can’t find a burger and fries there, because you can’t share that.”
They also encourage sharing, says Richards, by canning beers and creating normal and mixed six packs. One of the newest mixed six packs is the Seed Series. They call this a “take-home flight.”
“It’s three beers and you get two of each,” said Richards. “One is an IPA, one is a saison with chamomile, ginger, and lemon peel, and one is a gose with sea salt and coriander. It’s a diverse range of beers.”
One of the pandemic pivots Fernson has implemented is canning the Seed Series, which used to be on-tap only releases.
“This is the first time you can buy Seeds Series in cans,” said Richards. “The big thing moving forward for us is all of our new beers are going to be canned, because we can’t use our tap system anymore.”
Previously, Fernson was releasing a new Seed Series once a week, and served it in the taproom only “as a treat.” The point of the series is to “plant seeds and see which ones grow into bigger beers.” Last year the company created several variants of Curio this way, and this year they’re hoping to do the same with Shy Giant (one of them being a low calorie version).
Richards described, “Anything that we’re brewing in the Seed Series has a new ingredient, is a new style for [our brewers], is a new brewing technique for them, and is just a way to test things out.”
Other things in the mix are a new IPA release on May 1, and there will be a collaboration with WoodGrain Brewing Co. in the near future.
Seed Series Mixed 6-Pack
Style 1 | Sea Salt & Coriander Gose
Style 2 | Low-Calorie IPA
Style 3 | Spiced Saison with Chamomile Ginger & Lemon Peel
Have a flight of beers at home with the new Seed Series mixed pack. It features two cans of three different experimental beers! Only available for pick up from Fernson Downtown. Order online at fernson.com/shop.
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