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Breweries in southeast South Dakota

Discover the tasty breweries throughout South Dakota's southeast region

Prairie Berry
Miner Brewing Company & Prairie Berry Winery Taproom (Sioux Falls)

The Sioux Falls version of Prairie Berry Winery and Miner Brewing Company features wine and beer from both locations. But while the western locations sit on top of a hill near Hill City, the Sioux Falls location is on the south side of the Western Mall just off 41st St.  Inside, you’ll be able to taste the same delicious award-winning wines and tasty variety of beers that were once only available in the western part of the state. Pull up a chair, sit down with a glass or a flight, and feel free to bring in some food of your choice from neighboring businesses. At this taproom, it's all about comfort. Cheers!

Fernson Brewing Company
Fernson Brewing Company (Sioux Falls)

At a time when the brewery scene was just becoming alive again in Sioux Falls, Fernson was one of the first on the scene. Since then, they’ve grown into two locations with a reputation for putting out some of the best beer in the area. Check out the original taproom and brewery at 1400 E. Robur Drive or the newest addition to the Fernson family, Fernson Downtown (332 S Phillips Ave.). Located on Phillips Avenue, the latest location features 12 beers on tap and quality, shareable food options. Because both places are family-friendly (although minors must be accompanied by someone over 21), both spots are perfect for conversation and relaxation.

A flight of beer at Wood Grain Brewing Company.
WoodGrain Brewing Company (Sioux Falls)

The guys from WoodGrain were using old barn wood to make furniture for the brewery when the name came to them. Now, they’re thriving in downtown Sioux Falls with an ever-changing rotation of deliciousness. Named by RateBeer as South Dakota’s Best New Brewer in 2016, WoodGrain Brewing Co. also works with local food trucks every weekend to make sure you have some grub to go with your beer. You’re also welcome to bring in your own food or have something delivered.

Obscure Brewery
Obscure Brewing Company (Sioux Falls)

Obscure Brewing Company officially opened in July 2019, but the brewery has been a dream of co-owner Don Choate since he bought a homebrew kit with wedding money more than 20 years ago. Located in eastern Sioux Falls, Obscure features 18 taps that have something for everyone.

Beer from Severance Brewing Co
Severance Brewing Co. (Sioux Falls)

Severance Brewing Co. doesn't just serve creative beer up the street from the Levitt Shell in Sioux Falls. They also have a "Pints for People" program that allows patrons to buy a beer for, well, anyone. It's simple. 1) Pre-pay for a pint. 2) Write down on the sticker who it's for—a first responder, someone that shares your birthday, anyone nicknamed "Big Pete," etc.  3) Put the sticker on the column inside the brewery. Boom. You just paid it it forward in the best way—with a beer.

Pint of beer at Buffalo Ridge Brewing
Buffalo Ridge Brewing (Hartford)

When a brewery opens in a town the size of Hartford (pop. 3,200), it becomes a meeting place for the entire community. When you walk into Buffalo Ridge Brewing, don't be surprised to see announcements for book clubs, yoga classes, and more. However, stay focused. There are a whopping 18 different beers to consider plus some tasty snacks that can easily lead you to lose track of time in all the best ways.

Ben's Brewing in Yankton
Ben's Brewing Co. (Yankton)

For more than 14 years, Ben's Brewing Co. in Yankton has been welcoming thirsty souls with beer brewed on-site as well as rotating guest taps. Upstairs, The Copper Room provides a speakeasy atmosphere, offering two relaxing rooms in which to imbibe in downtown Yankton.

Can and beer at Backspace
Backspace Brewing Co. (Yankton)

Ready to give your palate the ol' CTRL-ALT-DEL? (For you non-computer folk, that means "restart.") Check out the selection at Backspace Brewing Co., Yankton's newest brewery. Their motto is "Delete boring beer," which is why you'll find nothing but unique & tasty takes on traditional beer styles.

Taps at Lupulin Brewery
Lupulin Brewing Company (Sioux Falls)

Lupulin Brewing Company is the first Minnesota-based brewery to expand into South Dakota. When it comes to beer, we're all related, right? That's why visitors to the Sioux Falls location can expect tasty beer, friendly service, and a dog-friendly atmosphere perfect for a quick taste or a full session.

Armour Brewing Company logo
Armour Brewing Company (Armour)

For a rare small-town brewery experience, drop in for a crowler or growler at Armour Brewing Company in Armour. Take Exit 310 south off of Interstate 90 for 30 miles to find a town of 670 people and one brewery happy to celebrate all things beer.

Pint at A Homestead Brew
A Homestead Brew (Valley Springs)

Farm-to-table is a common and delicious concept in South Dakota. Near Valley Springs, east of Sioux Falls, a fourth-generation farmer is concentrating on farm-to-glass. At A Homestead Brew, you can roam fields of hops before tasting the final product.

Remedy Brewing Company taproom
Remedy Brewing Company (Sioux Falls)

Established in 2013, Remedy Brewing Company in Sioux Falls was the dream of a couple of of buddies. They moved their operation from a garage to a fully operational brewery and taproom in 2017.

Beer at Look's Marketplace and Beer Co
Look's Marketplace and Beer Co. (Sioux Falls)

Look's has been the premier meat counter since 1883, but one of Sioux Falls' oldest business also brews some tremendous beer. Not only do the rotating varieties taste great, they also feature can art from local artists that sometimes celebrate local Sioux Falls musicians or movie projects. Stopping in for some suds also provides bakery, cheese & charcuterie, sandwich, pizza, and other tasty options. 

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