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Dakota Malting and Brewing Company (Dakota Beer)

By | Last Modified: November 29, 2017
Dakota Beer

Dakota Malting and Brewing Company was a local brewery that operated from 1961-1965.

Its flagship product was Dakota Beer, which was the name more often associated with the company.

Dakota Malting and Brewing operated out of the building located on the northwest corner of 26th Street & Main Avenue. The company began operations in June 1961 and almost went out of business by the end of the year. It ultimately shuttered in 1965. Poor quality is cited as cause for its failure. Merchandise of the company is widely sought and available on such sites as eBay.

While other breweries have existed in Bismarck throughout the years, it was the first to be locally owned – an exclusivity it held for over 40 years. There have been several recent local breweries to open in Bismarck-Mandan.

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