Fifteen years ago, over a beer at their kitchen table, owners Sandi Vojta and Matt Keck discussed their desire to create a truly “unique South Dakota experience” for visitors and locals. With an affinity for the Midwest, a love of local, seasonal ingredients and a desire to carry on a five-generation tradition of handcrafting beverages in South Dakota, the answer was clear. On that day, Prairie Berry Winery was born. And now, Miner Brewing Company joins the family with this same vision in mind.
As Brewmaster, Sandi’s goal is to craft beers that people can enjoy every day, something familiar that they can relate to. She brings meticulous care to the process and closely monitors quality at each step of creating our beer. She emphasizes keeping her beer fresh by using local ingredients when possible and heavily relies on the water on-site. According to Sandi, the water is the most important ingredient in crafting Miner Brewing Company’s beers: “It’s from the water that we get our unique flavors and our distinctive style.”
With a selection of year-round beers crafted to reflect the more traditional, European-inspired styles, as well as a unique selection of specialty and seasonal beers, Sandi hopes to showcase as much of the uniqueness of South Dakota as possible. By staying true to her heritage and family legacy, but innovating through regional ingredients and recipes, she is excited to be a part of the craft beer and beverage movement which so many are enjoying today. For a listing of beers she’s produced since the brewery opened in the Fall of 2013, visit our All Beers page.
We invite you to join us in our Hill City Tap Room to experience craft beers, South Dakota-style, for yourself.