(Spearfish, SD) – After nearly 2.5 years, we have finally come to my first-ever post about a South Dakota brewery.
The Rapid City Journal featured Crow Peak Brewing on Friday. According to the article, last week, the brewery “started up a new brewing system that has six times the capacity of its old system, enabling the 3-year-old brewpub to can and distribute its beer across West River and eventually, the whole state and beyond.” The company is signed with Eagle Sales for distribution.
Crow Peak sold just 155 barrels last year on its 5-barrel system according to The New Brewer so the step-up to a 30-barrel system is a significant change.
Under the new system, one of the goals is to push out 12 oz. cans by the end of the summer. The first beer canned is likely to be Crow Peak 11th Hour IPA which has already received TTB approval. The brewery also hopes to can Pile o’ Dirt Porter at some point.
[Hat tip to @sodakbeer for the lead.]