California Drought Beer And Water

San Diego-based Stone Brewing is one of the largest breweries in the U.S. 

Associated Press

Stone Brewing, one of the largest craft breweries in the U.S., will begin distributing in South Dakota in February.

Lizzie Younkin, a spokeswoman for the San Diego-based brewery, confirmed in an email that Stone will begin distributing in the state in early February. 

Kathy Smith, co-owner of Smith's Liquor Gallery on Jackson Boulevard, said the would begin selling Stone beers toward the middle of the month.

According to a release, Stone Brewing will expand its distribution to all 50 states by March. Some of their year-round releases include Stone IPA, Stone Go To IPA, Stone Ruination Double IPA 2.0 and Stone Ripper. 

For more information on Stone Brewing, visit

Firehouse releasing bourbon barrel ale

The Barrel O’ Badger!, a bourbon barrel aged brown ale, is now available at Firehouse Brewing Company. The beer weighs in at 8.1 percent ABV and has a heavy vanilla nose and a warm, smooth finish. It is sold in 10-ounce pours and supplies are limited. 

Firehouse Brewing Company, firehousebrewing.com348-1915

Dakota Shivers brewing choke cherry cream porter

Co-owner Linda Shivers said in an email that she is brewing a choke cherry cream porter; no word on when it will be released. For those who prefer their beer to go, Dakota Shivers added a crowler machine in October that cans 32-ounce beers. Growler fills are also still available.  

There are currently two seasonal beers available: the chili beer Detonation Delay and a gingerbread ale called Soleless Ginger.

Dakota Shivers Brewing,, 605-415-5352

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Work continues on new Hay Camp brewery

Construction continues on Hay Camp Brewing Company's new location at 601 Kansas City St. Co-owner Sam Papendick said an opening date for the brewery has not been set. 

Hay Camp Brewing Company, haycampbrewing.com970-215-9859



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