Same great beer. Brand new story. Shy Giant IPA.

When we started Fernson, we loved the idea that we could create beer that would help bring people together. And when you bring people together they share stories. They tell tales. They create memories. Every beer we make has a story behind it. After two and a half years in business, we’ve set ourselves to help develop the stories around Fernson and the people who drink our beer.

Shy Giant IPA is no different.


At 7% ABV and 70 IBUs, it’s a big beer. It’s brewed with a healthy dose of Belma® and Centennial hops, and dry hopped with Mosaic® hops. It sounds like a giant--and it is--but it’s a giant with a lighter side. Grapefruit and citrus flavors create a beautiful nose followed by a balance of hop character and maltiness. This is a beer that doesn’t need to beat its chest to prove how strong it is. This is a beer that understands bigness without balance will only make you stumble. Sometimes it’s the shy giant who stands tallest.

Same great beer. Brand new story.

Quick Look:

  • ABV: 7%

  • IBU: 70

  • Color: Deep Straw

  • Malt: 2-Row, Munich, Caramel

  • Hops: Belma®, Centennial, Mosaic®


You can also find the new Independent Craft Brewers Seal on your Fernson can. To learn more about the Independent Craft Brewers Seal click here. (Fun fact: Our bar codes are in the shape of South Dakota!)

Zoo Brew is Here

As a brewery, we get excited about creating special beers--especially when we get to team up with great partners. We are thrilled to present Zoo Brew, a Golden Ale, in collaboration with the Great Plains Zoo. A portion of every can sold will directly benefit the new brown bear exhibit set to open in 2018.

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The Beer: Zoo Brew is a bright beer with golden hues. At 5.0% ABV, this easy-drinking beer delivers subtle lemon and lime flavors that are both refreshing and satisfying.

The Can: The Zoo Brew can was designed by Fernson’s graphic designer, Mitch Torbert. Drawing from the brown bear as inspiration, Mitch has created a unique and eye-catching can design. Zoo Brew stands out as a specialty can, but easily fits into the Fernson family lineup.

The Collaboration: Zoo Brew is a one-off beer. There is a limited run of these cans--and when they’re gone, they’re gone! Our goal is to make this an annual tradition between Fernson Brewing Company and the Great Plains Zoo. Who knows what Zoo Brew will be next year? For now, enjoy this Golden Ale and help support the zoo!


Nebraska Bound

At Fernson we make beer to be a part of the experiences and memories you create with the ones you love. We pride ourselves on bringing quality beer to people throughout the Midwest. That is why we are proud to announce we have added another state to our story!

Nebraska joins the Fernson story as the fifth state on our distribution map alongside parts of Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, and our home state of South Dakota.

To celebrate our launch into The Good Life, we will be holding events throughout the Omaha and Lincoln area.

July 26th
      - Moran's Liquor Works in Lincoln, NE at 4pm
      - HyVee in Papillion, NE from 4-6pm
      - Growler USA Omaha Maple Creek from 6:30-8:30pm

July 27th
      - HyVee Cass Street in Omaha, NE at 4pm
      - Midtown Corkscrew Wine & Cheese Bar in Omaha, NE from 5-7pm
      - LeadBelly in Omaha, NE from 5-7pm

If you, your family, or friends are in the area, be sure to stop by and say hi!

We want to thank all of you for your support over these past couple of years, we couldn't have done it without you.