BEER

Blood, Sweat And Beers: Alexandria Welcomes 1st Brewery In 70 Years

Copper Trail Brewing Opened In December

Blood, sweat and beers. That’s what two young entrepreneurs went through to re-tap into the beer industry in their hometown, the first brewery to open in the city of Alexandria in generations. Local boys Adam Graf and Dave Gibbons unleashed the taps at Copper Trail Brewing just before Christmas. They first discovered a brewing passion while studying at NDSU. “Kind…

LIVE: “Crafted” Student Doc Airing On Local TV

Student-Produced Documentary Focuses On History Of Beer In Fargo-Moorhead

Adam Ladwig talks with Betsy Harmsen, one of the main writers/photographers of a new documentary. (She’s also a lovely production assistant for the KVRR morning show.) “Crafted: A Romance With Beer” focuses on the history of beer in the valley, to present day brewers, drinkers and lovers of beer. Students from MSUM did all of the work on the film….

LIVE: Drekker Brewing Wins Gold Medal At National Beer Competition

"Milk Maiden" chocolate milk stout wins top prize in chocolate beer category

KVRR’s Adam Ladwig talks to Mark Bjornstad, co-owner of Drekker Brewing, about the brewery’s award-winning beer. “Milk Maiden” chocolate milk stout won the gold medal at the Best of Craft Beer Awards in Bend, Oregon the last weekend in January, in the chocolate beer category. Yes, there is a chocolate beer category. The seasonal beer is available only until the…

Pints for a Cause: Fargo Brewing Company Gives Back

One local brewery gives back to an organization.

Fargo Brewing Company is looking to lift up the community by donating to a local nonprofit. The brewery is donating one dollar from every pint to “Creating Care for Reaching Independence”, a group that supports people with disabilities. The event is raising awareness for “Giving Hearts Day” on February 9th. The day promotes raising money for more than 350 charities…

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Issues Beer Recall

At least eight of the company's brands have been affected

  Brewing Company Sierra Nevada is issuing a recall of some of its bottled beer after it was discovered some of the glass can chip off and fall inside the bottle. The recall affects 36 states, including Minnesota and South Dakota. It affects at least eight of the company’s brands, including Torpedo Extra IPA, Hop Hunter IPA, Pale Ale and…

Police: Rapid City Gas Station Clerk Stabbed to Death Over Beer

Rapid City Police say the female clerk was in her 20s and left to die in front of the store

  A gas station clerk was stabbed to death during a robbery in Rapid City. “Unfortunately we had a robbery,” said Rapid City Police Chief Karl Jegeris. “Actually, it appears to be more of a beer theft in progress and when our officers arrived, they found a young female clerk that was brutally stabbed and left to die right in…