Fargo Beer Co. is inching closer to being able to brew where it sells, in the city it’s named for.
The Fargo City Commission accepted and filed an ordinance on Dec. 10 that establishes a new kind of brewing license in Fargo.
The license will allow Fargo Beer Co. to move forward in acquiring land to build a brewery.
The beer company now brews its bubbly at Sand Creek Brewery in Black River Falls, Wis.
The product is then shipped into this area and sold at taverns across Fargo-Moorhead.
Aaron Hill, Chris Anderson, John Anderson and Jared Hardy are partners in the beer company named after North Dakota’s largest city.
Hill said the city’s move is positive, but the partnership was expecting to close on a land deal in mid-November.
Instead, it was pushed back.
Fargo Beer Co. signed a lease agreement with a group that had yet to sign a purchase agreement on a property for sale. Since the group’s close date was pushed back, Fargo Beer Co.’s lease was also pushed back.
Hill said until the deal is closed, he can’t give any details about where the brewery will be.
He hopes that will be soon.
In the meantime, the license ordinance should push through city channels. At least one more, if not two readings of the license ordinance must be scheduled before it becomes official.
Forum reporter Dave Olson who attended the Dec. 10 meeting, said once the license ordinance does go through, the city will give the first license to Fargo Beer. At that time, the company is expected to become Fargo Brewing.
The license should be available by early January.