Look’s Marketplace has been around since 1883, but it’s changed a lot since then.

Pictured Beer: Greg Belt.
Pictured Menu Item: Look’s Smash

What was once just a meat counter has expanded into so much more. And one of the newest additions is Look’s Beer Company at the back of the market. 

“We started brewing in October of 2019, and we poured our first beers November 5 of 2019,” said head brewer Chad McKinney

But the lengthy history doesn’t dictate the easy-going nature of the brewery. 

“We don’t take it too seriously,” said McKinney. “We try to put out the best product that we can, but the artwork is supposed to be fun and that’s a good snapshot of what our attitude is.” 

The artwork, designed by creative director Les Cotton, found on cans from the brewery echo a new tagline that McKinney says they are playing with: “Weird. Fun. Beer.” 

McKinney says his favorite beers to brew are quick, easy-to-drink ales and “hoppy beers.” 

And word about Look’s Beer Company has gotten around. 

In June 2020, Guy Fieri visited Look’s Marketplace in south Sioux Falls to film Savory Meat and a Little Sweet, an episode of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. The episode aired on January 29. 

Ever since that episode aired, McKinney says that he has struggled to keep up with the new-found attention behind the bar. 

While the taproom has enough room for 19 beers on tap, there has been closer to 10 as McKinney and his workers scramble to keep up with the demand. 

“It’s family friendly, nice and loud, and just a fun place to hang out,” said McKinney. 

As the weather improves, McKinney says he hopes to host events on the patio located just outside the taproom. 

Hidden Message | Blonde Ale

For Easter, Look’s is introducing Hidden Message with hibiscus, juniper berry, and coriander. “It’s just an herbaceous, easy-drinking beer,” said head brewer Chad McKinney.

605 Brewers

See what’s happening and what’s new on the menu, in the brewing lineup, or on the calendar.

+Beer | +Event | +Food

Miner Brewing Co.  | Sioux Falls, Hill City

+Wheat #2

Circa 2014, this throwback Miner brew is a Belgian and German hybrid wheat ale, brewed with coriander, chamomile, and orange peel.

Ben’s Brewing Co. | Yankton

+Tangerine Sour

Kettle Sour
Tangerine Sour is a 4.5% ABV, sessionable fruited kettle sour with added tangerine. It starts tart and citrusy then finishes sweet, bubbly, and crisp.

Fernson Brewing Co. | Sioux Falls

+Chicken, Pork, & Brussels Sprouts

Spring Menu Refresh
Fernson is bringing back Chicken on a Stick along with Pork on a Stick and Crispy Brussels Sprouts to make the menu spring-friendly and more shareable.

A Homestead Brew | Valley Springs

+T Hill’s Boysenberry Double Sour

Wild Sour Ale
This soured Belgian-style beer is barrel-aged for 18 months in white American oak. It’s fruit forward with a malty body consisting of Caramel 60L and Maris Otter malts, married with the farm’s Perle hops.

Remedy Brewing Company | Sioux Falls


Remedy Shareables
Tender sirloin pieces seasoned with garlic salt and served with a side of kettle chips, ranch, and housemade steak sauce.

Crow Peak Brewing Company | Spearfish

+5.9 Decade

Hazy IPA
5.9 Decade is a full-bodied IPA with notes of tropical fruits, stone fruit, and an herbal aspect.

Sawyer Brewing Co.  | Spearfish

+Chainsaw Squatch

Double India Pale Ale
Chainsaw Squatch has bold hop flavors featuring Nelson Sauvin, Amarillo, and Citra hops. A bouquet of juicy, citrusy flavors.

Covert Artisan Ales & Cellar | Sioux Falls

+Open Mic Comedy Night

Covert Artisan Ales & Cellars
Join Covert on the third Thursday of every month for Comedy Open Mic Night. The sign up to participate starts at 6:30 p.m. Sit back and enjoy beers and laughs.

One Legged Pheasant Brewery  | Aberdeen


Ginger-Infused IPA
The OLP is a signature beer with a ginger and hops aroma, medium body, solid malt backbone, and a clean finish.

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