The owners of The Knuckle Saloon & Brewery invite the public to their ground breaking on their new brewery The Sturgis Brewing Company Thursday November 29th 10am 600 Anna Street just off exit 32 in Sturgis SD.
The Knuckle Saloon was established on August 1, 2000 as a beer and wine bar. They opened their kitchen May 15, 2004 and began serving food.
In mid 2013 the owners recognized that there was a demand for craft beer in the region and felt that a new business around that need could be developed, this lead to The Knuckle Brewing Company Being established in 2014. With the goal of building a Brewery with a Tap Room, and to be able to distribute our beer to retailers across western South Dakota. Our craft beer is now distributed from Sheridan WY to the South Dakota state line. Cities where our beer is available in WY include Sheridan, Buffalo, Gillette, Newcastle, Moorcroft, Beulah and Sundance. We are distributed in western SD from the WY/ SD state line, east to Pierre and south to Hot Springs. The problem we are now facing is we can not produce enough beer to supply the demand. We could not supply our distributors with the amount of beer that they needed in the busiest time of the year.
After discussing our growing pains, they have decided to purchase 71,000 sq. feet of property right off exit 32 in Sturgis. This property borders I-90 as well. Our plans for this property are to build a new 19,000 sq. ft. building for a new brewery. We plan on expanding our brewing capacity. In this new building we will have a warehouse to brew, can and store beer and in addition they will have a tap room, kitchen and gift shop.
Jan. 30, 2018, at 8:18 a.m.
STURGIS, S.D. (AP) — A fire that burned 150 acres (61 hectares) on the north side of Bear Butte State Park over the weekend was caused by a debris burn pile that escaped.
The Great Plains Fire Information office says the burn pile was on private property, but the fire escaped and spread to the state park near Sturgis.
Local, state and federal firefighters responded. Gusty winds helped spread the fire that started Saturday, but it was fully contained Sunday.
No structures were endangered and no injuries were reported. There were no evacuations, and the park's bison herd was not affected.
Officials say the park's hiking trail will remain closed indefinitely as damage is assessed.