Cheers to Two Years!

Two years ago, We started our journey together to create a world-class brewing facility in our hometown of Sioux Falls, SD. This weekend our journey reached its second year of creating beer and bringing our friends and drinking buddies of the Midwest together.

Do you remember when we only had two core beers? That seems like forever ago. Today we have four core beers available year round and are adding limited release beers to tap lines almost everyday. On top of that, you guys have drank so much Lion’s Paw that we have almost tripled production capabilities to keep up with you.

In our second year we have expanded distribution to North Dakota, Minnesota, and Iowa. People are now finding Fernson all over the Midwest. In addition to expanding distribution, we opened Fernson on 8th. Local music, local beers, and local pizza, from our friends at Breadico, right in the heart of downtown Sioux Falls.

This month we celebrated two years of existence with over 600 of you. Sharing a beer with 600 friends is a dream come true. From the bottom of our hearts, we want to thank everyone who celebrated with us. We would not be where we are today without you. Thank you.

Photographs courtesy of Rob Green.

Summer Research at Fernson

Summer Research at Fernson

I spent my summer researching beer. This statement, while completely accurate, is often greeted with laughter and interest by my college-aged peers. I received a South Dakota BRIN¹ grant this summer that allowed me to work alongside Dr. Paul Egland—a microbiologist at Augustana University—as well as the team at Fernson Brewing Company in hopes of honing the skills I have learned as a biology major at Augustana and making meaningful contributions to a local business.

Farmhouse Inspiration

Thomas Edison is quoted as saying, "Genius is 1% inspiration, and 99% perspiration." We love that saying around here at the brewery because A LOT of sweat (some blood and tears too) goes into making beer at Fernson Brewing Company. But, like any other discipline that involves science and art, we look for inspiration all around us. We hope you enjoy the following Farmhouse photos, thanks to our social media specialist, Evan Richards.