Other breweries on the western side of South Dakota
In the heart of what was once mining country sits Dakota Shivers Brewing, a perfect escape from the busy world. Being located in Lead – a town of less than 4,000 people – means a slower pace of life and absolutely delicious beer.
The almost-immediate popularity of Hay Camp Brewing Company’s beer meant the entire business had to relocate to a bigger space in Rapid City in 2017. There may be more seats, but the beer is still small-batch and just as delicious as ever.
The owners of Mt. Rushmore Brewing Company in Custer were at the forefront of the craft-beer movement in 1997, but people's thirsts weren't ready yet. Times have changed, and now the brewery is back and better than ever. When you stop in for a beer, there's a good chance it was made from local ingredients including lavender, raspberries, pine and spruce.
One look at The Knuckle Brewing Company’s outside stage and massive seating areas and you’ll know there’s something special going on. That’s because a) the town of Sturgis is taken over annually by bikers of all shapes and sizes every August and b) the place makes some tasty beer.
Lost Cabin Beer Company owners Jesse and Tom admit that they’re obsessed with the Black Hills. That passion comes through in beers like Dakota Common, an easy drinking lager made with South Dakota hops, and Lord Grizzly Scotch Ale.
Located just a stone’s throw from Miner Brewing in Hill City sits Sick-N-Twisted Brewing Co. These beers may have naughty names, but they’re oh-so-nice to taste.
People have sworn for centuries that the water of Hot Springs is magical. It’s that same water that brewer Barry Black swears makes the microbrews served at Woolly’s Grill and Cellar special. Sit down for a pint or grab a growler to find out for yourself.
At the corner of Highway 79 and Highway 18, just four miles east of Hot Springs, you’ll find a casual brewery and steakhouse where taste sensations abound. Stop in to the Highway 79 Brewing Company for a pint of their latest creation and pair it with vittles that range from the traditional (chicken fried steak) to the unique (fried deviled eggs).
After 13 years in the Wyoming brewing industry, Nathan Venner returned to his native South Dakota with one goal: make great beer. That’s exactly what he’s doing at Spearfish Brewing Company. In addition to award-winning brews, patrons can also enjoy both in-house sparkling water and kombucha on tap plus nosh from a rotating food menu.
In the 70s, a place called Dakota Point was the place to enjoy a bonfire, a beer, and some loud music. Dakota Point Brewery in Rapid City is channeling all the best parts of that scene into their location "We still have the beer, but now the music isn't as loud," says co-owner Jim Boulter. Specializing in traditional Irish, English, Scottish and American ales, the brewery features the rare option to get a beer straight from a cask. (It's also only a few steps away from Lost Cabin Brewing Co., so visitors can easily visit two of the state's best breweries in one session.)