Miner Brewing Company Announces American Craft Beer Week Events

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Special events in two locations bring nationwide celebration to South Dakota

Located just 20 miles south of Americans’ favorite monument, Mount Rushmore, Miner Brewing Company is pleased to join in a nationwide celebration from May 15-21 of one of Americans’ fastest-growing new favorites: craft beer. Miner Brewing Company is pleased to announce a series of special events from to mark American Craft Beer Week at its Hill City, S.D., Tap Room and Prairie Berry East Bank in downtown Sioux Falls, S.D.

Since 2013, Brewmaster Sandi Vojta—winner of more than 940 awards as co-founder and winemaker for Prairie Berry Winery—has paid homage to her family’s five generations of beer and wine recipes, giving classic styles a unique (and often distinctively South Dakotan) twist, such as the addition of wild chokecherries to a classic English brown ale or fresh mango to a crisp, refreshing cream ale.

“Craft beer in the U.S. has seen such an explosion of creativity, as brewers have increasingly turned to ingredients and ideas that step outside of the box,” Vojta said. “Carrying that spirit over from Prairie Berry into Miner Brewing Company was a natural decision. We respect each style, but we embrace the idea that you can turn to other ingredients to complement the flavors of the malt, hops and yeast and create something uniquely your own.”

That spirit will be on full display on Friday, May 19, and Sunday, May 21, at the Miner Brewing Company Tap Room. On Friday, the Tap Room will be serving stout floats, taking a traditional Irish stout and adding a scoop of ice cream for a grown-up take on the classic dessert. On Sunday, Tap Room staff will be giving Miner Brewing Company’s existing beers fresh new twists with the use of a Randall, which infuses the beer with additional flavors on the way from the keg to the tap.

In Sioux Falls, Prairie Berry East Bank will host an American Craft Beer Week edition of its popular Craft Beer & Bingo on Saturday, May 20, from 4-6 p.m. Admission to the event is free, though guests are encouraged to make a donation to the Pink Boots Society, which helps women advance in their careers in the brewing industry.
Visit MinerBrewing.com, like Miner Brewing Company on Facebook or follow @MinerBrewing on Twitter for the current tap lists, upcoming beer releases and up-to-the-minute event information. For additional information about American Craft Beer Week, including events happening state- and nationwide, visit craftbeer.com.

About Prairie Berry Winery & Miner Brewing Company
Prairie Berry Winery and Miner Brewing Company are co-owned and co-operated by fifth generation Winemaker and Brewmaster Sandi Vojta. After immigrating to Dakota Territory in 1876 from the Czech Republic, Sandi’s great-great-grandmother, Anna Pesä, combined her traditional European winemaking style with the local prairie berries to produce wine for her family. Today, Sandi continues the tradition and pays homage to her heritage by infusing local and seasonal ingredients into her wines and craft beers. Prairie Berry Winery and Miner Brewing Company are located next door to each other in the Black Hills of South Dakota near Mount Rushmore on Highway 385.

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