“We’re gearing up for different beers for fall,” said Dave Welling, owner and founder of One Legged Pheasant Brewery. “We’re doing Oktoberfest, stouts, bourbon barrel aged, and things of that nature to get ready for the colder weather.”

Located in Aberdeen, One Legged Pheasant opened in September of 2018. 

“We’re the only production brewery in Aberdeen. When you come in, you can relax, chill out, have a nice craft beer, and have a good time.”

From the taproom that has nine tap beers, the brewing setup can be seen. A back room also has space for events.

“We have a clean, industrial atmosphere,” said Welling. “We like to back that up with a friendly, informative staff, which is all family.”

Welling and his daughter tag team running the taproom.

This month, One Legged Pheasant is celebrating its third anniversary and joining Visit Aberdeen in the celebration of Oktoberfest on October 23.

Referencing the origin of the word pheasant, Welling says that he’s brewing the same recipe for Oktoberfest, Cocktoberfest

“We’re going to be full blown set up here, serving that beer, and I’ll be backing it up with another german beer called Dark Helmet,” he said.



“It has a light, dry finish, a malty front to prepare you for the cold water, a deep red color, and it’s easy to drink,” said Dave Welling, explaining that the beer is named after the origin of the word pheasant.

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

+Harvest Moon Autumn Ale

Honey-colored Ale
This honey-colored ale has a mild lingering hop bitterness on the front and back of the palate. It is balanced by light notes of sweet grain, honey, and a hint of spice.

Covert Artisan Ales & Cellars | Sioux Falls

+After School Special 

Fruited Sour Ale
School’s back in session. Refuel after school with a combination of peanut butter and jelly that brings back childhood memories. Leave the homework at school; Covert will bring the beer.

A Homestead Brew | Valley Springs

+Tractor Juice

Kettle Sour
Brewed with the farm’s Centennial hops, Tractor Juice has an explosion of orange and raspberry that hits the middle pallet with a sweet and tart jam quality. 

Ben’s Brewing Co. | Yankton

+Raspberry Porter

Sweet and slightly roasted aromas lead to a silky chocolate, toffee, and raspberry flavor that is reminiscent of ice cream.

Remedy Brewing Company | Sioux Falls

+Army of Tartness

Kettle Sour 
This kettle sour pours as black as the souls of the undead, yet is drinkable with a deep cherry and raspberry sweetness. 

Look’s Beer Co | Sioux Falls

+Rickeman’s Variety

German Pilsner-Style Flager
Rickeman’s Variety is light with a little hoppy kick and made with Bravo, Hallertau, Mandarina Bavaria hops, and German Pilsner malt.

Sawyer Brewing Co. | Spearfish

+Trail Slayer

Session IPA
Trail Slayer is a session IPA that takes flavor seriously. Be prepared for a solid display of Citra and Amarillo hops along with better decision making thanks to the low alcohol content.

Crow Peak Brewing Co. | Sioux Falls

+WiCCA (Wickedly Charming Chili Ale)

Pale Ale
WiCCA is a pale ale with malt sweetness and biscuit notes. Anaheim and jalapeño chilis are added post fermentation to contribute mild heat to the beer. 

Fernson Brewing Co. | Sioux Falls

+Vanilla Milkshake IPA

Milkshake IPA
Fernson is bringing back their crowd favorite Vanilla Milkshake IPA. This beer is full of flavor (thanks to vanilla and milk sugar) and sits at 6%.

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