There isn't a single brewery in North Dakota that actually makes it's Beer in North Dakota.
Take a look at the Fargo Brewing Company...that beer is actually made in Wisconsin...
That all changes today -- as a North Dakota Brewery unveils it's first beer made in the state -- to the public.
Jon Schaeffer has the story.
What looks just like a science lab is actually Edwinton brewing company-- the only brewery in the state that makes its beer in North Dakota.
Devon Waldron the Brew Emissary, "North Dakota doesn't have any breweries right now there are a number of them in the works um but we're the only ones operating right now and we wanna make a beer that north Dakotans can enjoy and be proud of so that means it has to be approachable by a lot of people so we want to accomplish that and then in addition to that make sure that its also something that the craft beer community respects.
Tonight at peacock alley--Edwinton is launching a beer they say accomplishes that.
Brew Associate, Steve Nelson says, "We'll be releasing our Belgian IPA Lou with the Belgian style it's a lot less hoppy then you'd expect from a traditional American IPA. We have a lot less of that piney bitterness that kind of people shy away from when they drink an IPA and we think that really makes it approachable for pretty much everybody"
For both of these men, it means something to unveil their first beer close to home.
Devon Waldron, "To know that our beer is going to be on tap at the peacock alley tonight is actually intimidating but also really exciting."
Steven Nelson the company's Brew Associate says, "It's actually just been looking forward to this and actually releasing and being able to go down to the peacock alley or wherever and get a pint with my friends and be like hey its my beer enjoy it guys."
While Edwinton might be the only brewery currently brewing in North Dakota--Waldron says that they want more to start up in North Dakota.
Devon Waldron says, "I think having more craft breweries in North Dakota is a great thing. All of these things coming together is going to help create a much stronger community to appreciate craft beer and help educate people about what goes into beer and that there's a lot more out there then just the same light that's being poured."
As these two get a chance to sit back--and enjoy their craft-- they say they hope others are just as pleased with it.
They hope to release more beers in the future.
The company named it Edwinton -- because that was the name of Bismarck before it was called Bismarck.