Edwinton Brewing to Break 50-year Dry Spell in Bismarck-Mandan

Written by Shawn McKenna for greatplainsobserver.com

(Photo by Matt Bunk) Devon Waldron and David Nelson work on the brewery vats in preparation for the launch of Edwinton Brewing Company's first beer.
As the owner of Downtown Bismarck’s Peacock Alley, Dale Zimmerman hears many requests for new menu items. Unfortunately, the one item request he hears most often is something he hasn’t been able to offer: beer brewed in North Dakota.

“Local beer is our number one requested item, next to Sunday brunch.” Zimmerman says.

The problem is simple, yet it belies a long-held stereotype: There are no fully operational breweries in North Dakota, which is a bit odd considering North Dakotans reportedly drink more beer than their counterparts in 47 other states.
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