“When my wife and I started the business in 2007, our number one goal was to make good beer, and our second objective was to always be a part of the Spearfish community and contribute,” said Crow Peak Brewing Company co-founder and head brewer Jeff Drumm.

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

The brewery works to be involved mainly through sponsoring events like the Dakota Five-O, an annual mountain bike race.

“We’ve been involved in that even before the brewery was open,” said Drumm. “That’s been ongoing for 15-plus years.”

But mountain biking isn’t the only event emphasis for Crow Peak.

“We also support the arts like Matthews Opera House, and we sponsor the Canyon Acoustic Series,” added Drumm. “We’re all about giving back to the community and just appreciating the people that have supported us through the years.”

To do so, the brewery holds fundraisers for people in need.

When one of Crow Peak’s regular patrons suffered an unfortunate accident snowboarding at Terry Peak, things were looking tough for the customer. 

“He’s fine, but his medical bills were sky high,” said Drumm. “We just did a fundraiser to help him get funds to defray the cost of his medical costs.”

This month, Crow Peak will start hosting live summer musical artists again after canceling performances for 2020.

“We’re just getting back in the groove of having social events and people can actually come out and enjoy music.”

May 21 marks the first performance of the summer lineup with Lucas Olson (click here to read more.)

Shady Lady | Strawberry Blonde Ale

Shady Lady is made from the Pink Boots Society hops, a group dedicated to providing scholarships to women in the brewing community.

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

+Red Currant Lavender Cider

Hard Cider
This coral-colored cider has a light cranberry tartness balanced with sweet apple and raspberry notes. The spring drink leaves fresh floral hints on the nose and palate.

Ben’s Brewing Co. | Yankton

+Summer Lager

American Lager
Easy-drinking, Ben’s Summer Lager has little bitterness and slight malty sweetness.

Fernson Brewing Co. | Sioux Falls

+Margarita Gose

Sour Ale
It’s the beer version of an afternoon beach stroll or back-patio sunshine soaking, brewed with agave, sea salt, lime, and orange. Available on tap, in stores, and in 16-ounce cans for the beginning of summer – 7% ABV.

A Homestead Brew | Valley Springs

+Kentucky Hop Derby

May 14-15 | All Day
Come out to place your bets on which hop vine will reach the top first. There will be seven choices to vote on.

Remedy Brewing Company | Sioux Falls

+Queen Bee Day

May 22 | Noon
Come celebrate Queen Bee Day with games, food, and vendors at Remedy. Enjoy a pint of any of the four variants brewed especially for the season’s biggest celebration to help usher in spring.

Look’s Beer Co | Sioux Falls

+Funeral Party

Frog Eye Salad Milkshake IPA
Funeral Party emulates fruit salads found at picnics, church basements, and funerals of the Midwest. It’s dry-hopped with El Dorado, Mosaic, and Amarillo, and finished off with orange, pineapple, vanilla, and coconut.

Sawyer Brewing Co.  | Spearfish

+Guavalation Sour

Sour Ale
Guavalation is a sour ale celebrating the union of real guava and strawberries, emitting sour, sweet, and fruity flavors for sunny days.

Covert Artisan Ales & Cellar | Sioux Falls

+Fox Trot Fitness

Wednesdays starting May 5th | 6:30 p.m.
Join Covert and get out and get moving. Run, walk, or skip with friends along the trail, then join them for a beer after the workout. It’s nothing formal, just fun.

One Legged Pheasant Brewery  | Aberdeen

+Ring Neck Red

Irish Red Ale
Ring Neck Red is an Irish red that boasts a malt-forward flavor with hints of roast and toffee and tea-like, dry finish.

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