Small-town breweries have been increasing in popularity over the past several years. They’re a highlight for tourists looking for a road-trip destination and a popular hangout for locals. Each offers its own signature beers, with flavors that capture the unique essence of the area.
The Fairmont Brewing Company was founded in February 2021 and opened in April 2022 in beautiful downtown Fairmont.
“Inspired by the natural beauty and people of our town, our beer reflects the vibrant community surrounding us: relaxed, approachable. It leaves you feeling better than when you came,” owner Joe Riemann said.
Fairmont Brewing Company offers beer, seltzers, nonalcoholic beverages and a great atmosphere all can enjoy.
“Gold Medal Lager was our first beer and is still my favorite. It is also the most popular. Our Sisseton Sunset Seltzer and our Gideons Revival English Porter are among the unique drinks we have,” Riemann said.
Riemann added that the best part of the job is creating a vibrant gathering space for the community and serving a quality product.
“Being small and new is difficult, but we’re proud to be a scrappy up-and-coming nano brewery,” Reimann said.
Open Wednesday through Saturday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., the brewery has a robust menu sure to please everyone’s palate.
“We have premium all-beef Yacht Dogs, locally sourced Yacht Brats and locally sourced charcuterie boxes,” Riemann said. “Customers are also welcome to order in, bring in takeout or bring in their own food. We also have dog-friendly, outdoor seating.”
Whether you are traveling through the area on I-90 or looking for a laid-back place to get out of town, Fairmont Brewing Company is a great destination. Its website says it best: “Come for the beer, stay for the lakes! Cheers!”