In 1876, the Black Hills gold rush was in full swing. Most settlers during this time, including Brewmaster Sandi Vojta’s family, were European immigrants bringing heritage and culture from the Old World. People brought and shared food, wine, ingredients, recipes and of course, beer.
During this time, brewers were making beer for the miners. Train cars would come in and deliver special ingredients that were shipped over from Europe to make beer. Beer was instrumental to the Black Hills mining community and because of this important and informative time, owners Matt Keck and Sandi Vojta decided to pay homage to the early settlers and miners of Black Hills with the name Miner Brewing Company.
Located in the heart of the Black Hills, and owned and operated by the same family behind the award-winning Prairie Berry Winery, Miner Brewing Company produces craft beers that are both traditional in nature, and yet uniquely and truly “South Dakota.”
With five generations of family lineage handcrafting beverages in South Dakota, and with 15 years as Winemaker and owner of Prairie Berry Winery, Brewmaster Sandi is inspired by the traditional brewing styles of her family’s European heritage. By infusing regional and seasonal ingredients into the recipes handed down to her, she has skillfully adapted those traditional styles to create craft beers with a regional character, setting each distinctly apart from other microbeers.
Opened in the Fall of 2013, Miner Brewing Company is located next door to Prairie Berry Winery on Highway 16, just past the junction with Highway 385. Our setting includes a Tap Room and outdoor Beer Garden (for warmer weather days!). We feature a rotating tap of Year-round, Seasonal and Specialty beers. Visit Today’s Tap to find out what’s pouring in Hill City today.