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 2017We would like to thank: Cradle to Grave Farms, Worthing Dakotaland Museum, Huron Huron Public Library Millborn Seeds, Brookings Siouxland Heritage Museums, Sioux Falls South Dakota State Historical Society and State Archives, Pierre The Adams Museum, Deadwood Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, WI Wooden Legs Brewery, Brookings Emmanual Byamukama (SDSU Agronomy, Horticulture and Plant Science Dept.) Jerry Cope Leslie Cope Jerry Graslie Sherri Hall John Jacobson Robert E. Kolbe William Lee Rebecca Maciej Mary O’Neill Wendy Sweeter South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum Staff