Last summer, according to the American Brewers Association, the number breweries in the U.S. topped 3,000 for probably the first time since the 1870s. The majority of them are small, local craft breweries and numbers are expected to increase as the resurgence in American brewing continues to grow. South Dakota has at least fourteen microbreweries and brew pubs.
This is American Craft Beer Week, a celebration of the culture and community of craft brewers across the country. Josh Fritz, co-founder of Crow Peak Brewing Company in Spearfish, and Seth Koch, co-founder and head brewer of Wooden Legs Brewing Company in Brookings, joined Dakota Midday and discussed craft beer.