For the past several years, Fernson Brewing Company in Sioux Falls and Lost Cabin Beer Co. in Rapid City have collaborated with 605 Magazine to create the 605 Magazine Summer Issue beer. The beer, which is sold exclusively at Fernson and Lost Cabin brewery locations, launches on 605 Day, which is June 5.
After a virtual hiatus in 2020, the 605 team is joining both breweries once again to have 605 Day celebrations on both sides of the state from 4-6 p.m. (MST and CST). Try South Dakota trivia, win or purchase South Dakota swag, grab some grub, and sip on this year’s pale ale with honey.
But before the event, get to know the beer behind it all.
WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT SOUTH DAKOTA?
The best part of our state is the diversity of the landscape. One minute you can be in the Badlands, the next you could be driving Needles Highway, and the next you’re by the River Greenway in downtown Sioux Falls. You get such different experiences across South Dakota.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART ABOUT THIS YEAR’S COLLABORATION?
Supporting local makers and farmers. While the collaboration was worked together with Fernson and Lost Cabin, they each used different local honey to create me.
WHY DO YOU THINK SOUTH DAKOTA BREWERIES WORK SO WELL TOGETHER WITH EACH OTHER AND OTHER BUISNESSES?
Even with our communities constantly growing, we all have that Midwest small town pride for one another. The breweries want everyone to succeed, and we do better together.
WHAT ARE YOU MOST EXCITED ABOUT FOR 605 DAY?
To be around people and come together for our state. Not only will there be great beer (myself included), but there will be music, South Dakota swag, trivia, and all-around good vibes, which we all have needed.
WHAT ELSE SHOULD PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT YOU?
We have something here for almost everyone. We hear it all the time: “I didn’t realize there was so much to do here,” or “I wish we had more time to explore the park.” You could spend a week here and still not get to do everything you wanted.