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Fargo Beer Co. moves closer to actually brewing in Fargo

The Fargo Forum had another article about the Fargo Beer Co. in Saturday’s Business section.


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.

About Dean

I drank my share of pale lagers back in college in the 80's but I always wanted to try more, often drinking the 'dark' versions of beer as that was the only interesting thing on tap. I got into homebrewing in the early 90's meeting a lot of great people and then really started learning about beer and how to judge it. Then into the 00's I started branching out with beer and started to deal with beer education and paring beer with food which I did with some restaurants, even beating out wine in a beer vs. wine dinner. I don't try and push beer on people but if they ask questions and really want to listen, I can talk for hours about the subject. Now we come to today, and beer scene in the Fargo / Moorhead area and North Dakota is starting to boom. FMBeer was created with the help of MNBeer.com so people in the F/M area have a single place where they can find out more about good beer, from a calendar of events to lists of local breweries and bars. FMBeer is also a place to learn more about craft beer for those just branching out and a resource to come back to.