Barley to Barrel: Science and History of Brewing in South Dakota

The brewing of beer has a long history in South Dakota starting in 1866 when many Germans and other Europeans settled the Northern Plains. They brought the knowledge of farming and turning grain into ale, which resulted in a boom of brewing in the late 1800s until National Prohibition in 1920.

This exhibit highlights the ingredients used in beer and the process of brewing. It also explores the differences between various types of beer. Finally, it dives into the rich history of brewing in our state.

Open September 2016-December 2017