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Disgruntled Brewing Opens on February 7th

From Disgruntled Brewing:

DisgruntledSmallPERHAM — After months of construction and social media excitement, Disgruntled Brewing is set to open its craft brewery and public taproom in Perham. The soft opening and official “first pour” at the taproom and brewery will be held February 7, from 10am to 4pm.

Brett Doebbeling, co-owner and head brewer of Disgruntled Brewing, brings years of brewing experience to the business.

DisgruntledBrett“The building may be new, but the plans to open the brewery have been in the works for six years,” says Doebbeling. “Disgruntled Brewing came from my determination to craft the best beer possible. For years, my family and friends said I’m always a bit ‘disgruntled’ about finding quality craft beer. The disgruntled description stuck and has now become our brand.”

The taproom’s interior design features windows overlooking the brewing area so patrons can view the equipment—from brew house to fermenters and kegs—and see where the beer is created.

“What began as a personal pastime has now evolved into the business of brewing great beer for the public,” says Doebbeling. “We use only choice hops and fine malt and if it takes a little grumbling to get results, it’s worth it.”

Disgruntled Brewing is located in the industrial park at 735 2nd St. NE, in Perham.

Taproom hours are Thursday through Saturday, 3pm-10pm and Sunday, 11am-4pm.

Using the hashtag #grumpyisgood and with frequent updates on Facebook, Twitter @DisgruntledBrew, and Instagram, Disgruntled Brewing keeps its growing fan base informed leading up to the grand opening this summer.


More information about Disgruntled Brewing can be found in the Growler Magazine article Now Open (Or Damn Close) Disgruntled Brewing

DisgruntledPour“Doebbeling says he plans to produce several year-round beers from the beginning, and add seasonals to the rotation as he goes—including IPAs, imperial stouts, kettle sours, and fruit beers. His brewing style covers a wide range, from familiar English and German beers to less traditional Americanized recipes. The only thing he doesn’t do, he says, are Belgian beers. One of his planned flagships is Toasted Blond Ale, which utilizes toasted malts. He’s also working on an espresso-infused brown ale. The expectation is to open small and build his lineup in time for a bigger grand opening this summer.”

“Doebbeling plans to focus on in-house sales while anticipating some keg delivery within a 30 mile radius, including Detroit Lakes and Wadena. After that, he says he’ll think about adding 750-milliliter bottles, too.”

New Breweries Coming in 2016

2015 was a banner year for breweries in the United States according to the Brewers Association.  They report that as of the end of November, there are now 4,144 breweries in the country, topping the historic high of 4,131 breweries in 1873. (link)
During 2015, 6 new breweries opened in Fargo/Moorhead and surrounding area:

  • Bird Dog Brewing (Mandan)
  • Kilstone Brewing (Fargo)
  • Prairie Rose Meadery (Fargo)
  • Rhombus Guys Brewpub (Grand Forks)
  • Tavern Brewery (Detroit Lakes)
  • Union Pizza & Brewing Company (Fergus Falls)

So lets look ahead into 2016.  A couple of new breweries have been recently announced while some others have been in development for some time.

DisgruntledSmallDisgruntled Brewing

735 2nd St NE, Perham, MN

Disgruntled Brewing started with a bare lot and constructed their building and brewery in 2015 and have recently received their federal Brewers Notice approval.  They are still need to wrap up things with the city and the state before they can open.

They hope to be open in early 2016.

UPDATE: They will have a soft opening on February 7th from 10am-4pm.

From the Growler Magazine – Now Open (Or Damn Close) Disgruntled Brewing



FlatlandLogoFlatland Brewery

3140 Bluestem Drive, Ste 105, West Fargo, ND

Flatland Brewery signed the lease to move in to their space in Boulevard Square on Veterans Boulevard back at the end of October and they they hope to be open later in 2016.  They will have a 3bbl brewhouse and initially their beer will only be available their taproom with local distribution possible after that.  They will strive to source as many of their ingredients as locally as possible. Flatland also plans to always have cask conditioned beers available – with two beer engines pouring when they open and may more as time goes on. In addition to mainstay beers plus rotating seasonals and one-off’s, they look to casks for a unique opportunity for experimentation as well, with in-cask additions.


RevelationAleWorksRevelation Ale Works

146 Atlantic Ave, Hallock, MN

Located in an old service station in Hallock, MN which is 70 miles north of Grand Forks, Revelation Ale Works hopes to be making beer for everyone by the Fall of 2016.  They are currently running a Kickstarter to help fund the brewery (Kickstarter Link).  The owners already own Red River Hops, a hopyard supplying fresh hops to other local brewers, but they also want to supply beer and a local meeting place to the community.  Their 3 bbl brewhouse will produce stable beers plus some experimental batches and donate a portion of sales to local non-profits.  Their taproom will be family friendly and they will also be brewing nonalcoholic gluten free kombucha and root beer.

Here is an article in the Grand Forks Herald about them – link



Drumconrath250Drumconrath Brewing

Fargo, ND

Drumcontrath Brewing is still working on financing for their brewery in Fargo.  A GoFundMe fundraiser is still on progress so you can help them out – https://www.gofundme.com/drumconrathbrewing


littledeepLittle Deep Brewing

Minot, ND

Little Deep took some time off from planning and fundraising in 2015 to spend time with the family and during that time, their very own Jon Lakoduk was one of the first two people in North Dakota to receive the title of Certified Cicerone® after taking the exam in early July.  They plan on coming out of the gate in 2016 stronger and more prepared than ever before.

Disgruntled Brewing is coming to Perham, MN

Another brewery is being built in the lakes area of Minnesota.  Tavern Brewing will be brewing their own beer this Summer in Detroit Lakes and now Disgruntled Brewing is setting up operations in Perham, MN and hope to be open in the Fall.

DisgruntledLargeI talked with Brett Doebbeling, the brewer for Disgruntled Brewing and he said “Well we’ve started construction on a new 5000 sq ft building in the industrial park in Perham, MN.  We’ll have a 1000 sq ft taproom attached to a 4000 sq ft production brewery.”  They’re plan has been reviewed and approved by the Deptartment of Agriculture and will soon apply at the Federal level to the TTB.  The two other partners that are involved are Andy Pettow and Craig Salmela of the Perham area.

 Disgruntled Brewing has ordered a 7bbl brewhouse that should arive in late August. Their website and facebook page are in the works and should go public soon.  They plan to have pints, flights, growlers, and 750ml bottles available in the taproom with 1/2 bbl and 1/6 bbl kegs for self distribution.  Cans and/or bottles may be offered in the future. 

 Brett is very excited to bring his own style of brewing to the masses and plans to have 7 year round offerings plus a different seasonal offering every month.