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American Craft Beer Week is May 15 to 21, and Miner Brewing Company has planned several events to celebrate all things craft beer. Miner will kick off the week on May 16 with Open Vinyl Day. Guests are encouraged to bring their favorite records, and brewpub staff will play records from both guests and selections from Black Hills Vinyl.

Miner's annual BrewBQ dinner will take place May 18. For more information, visit

On May 20, bring your dog to the brewery for Pints & Paws and enjoy a pint or two on Miner's patio or on the lawn.

Miner spokeswoman Jenna Fischer said the brewery will be releasing a couple of new beers during craft beer week but did not elaborate, adding that the details are "top secret."  

Miner Brewing Company,, 605-574-2886

Craft Crawl to end at Firehouse 

Firehouse Brewing Company is celebrating craft beer week by participating in the second annual Craft Crawl on May 19. Crawlers can visit participating pubs from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. to pick up a card and begin the crawl. To earn a stamp on the card, crawlers must buy a drink or dish at each location. 

Other participating pubs include Lost Cabin Brewing Co., Independent Ale House, the Oasis Lounge and Wobbly Bobby. All crawlers must meet at the final stop — Firehouse Brewing Company — at 10 p.m. for prizes, a raffle and live music. The first 250 people to complete the crawl will receive a custom South Dakota beer growler.

The event is free. For more information, visit

Firehouse Brewing Company, firehousebrewing.com348-1915

Dakota Shivers to reopen May 5

Dakota Shivers will reopen May 5 to celebrate its two-year anniversary. Co-owner Linda Shivers said there will be raffle prizes to mark the occasion. Guests must be at the brewery in order to win. 

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Dakota Shivers Brewing,, 605-415-5352

New beers on tap at Crow Peak

Crow Peak has a few new beers on tap, including the 5.5 Decade Imperial IPA, Belgian Pale Ale (a collaboration brew with the Knuckle Brewing Company and Lost Cabin Beer Co.) and the Spearbeer Pale Ale. 

Every Thursday in May Crow Peak will have a beer sampling from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Sturgis Liquor. There will also be a bacon and beer night event at the Spearfish brewery May 17. 

Crow Peak Brewing,, 605-717-0006

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