WoodGrain Brewing Co.


WoodGrain Brewing Company is a local microbrewery specializing in quality handmade beers served in a warm, inviting, and comfortable taphouse in downtown Sioux Falls, South Dakota.


all Year Beer and DoWNTOWN Food

Variety is the spice of life, and at WoodGrain Brewing Co. beer is our spice and you can expect variety.  It is too easy to become stagnant in the beers we drink and make, but at WoodGrain, you can expect a rotating selection of several main beer styles on tap.  

Speaking of "tap," check us out on Untappd.  We keep an up-to-date menu and calendar of events there for easy access on your smartphone.  Be sure to check in to your favorite beers and let us know what you think!

Nothing goes better with beer than food...but we don't make any.  But we've teamed with a variety of restaurants in and around Downtown to hook us up.  You can text Fiero Pizza and they'll deliver.  MacKenzie River Pizza offers a discount on to-go orders with our super secret WoodGrain password.  Keep an eye on social media for visits from our friends at Bread and Circus and a variety of food trucks.  

As always, feel free to bring your own grub...We've got the beer. 

Seasonals and specialties


These aren't your everyday beers.  Always looking to push the envelope, the WoodGrain brewers often experiment with the brews looking for new and tasty ways to brew up something unique.  These beers are available in limited quantities and will change often. 


Our basic SMaSH recipe made hazy with more than 11 pounds of Hoppy Trails Hop Farm Tahoma Hops. Our SMaSHes are made to highlight the unique characteristics of each hop. This hazy version really emphasizes the natural aromas and fruity flavors of the Tahoma hops.

Each year we brew something special and crazy up with our friends at Coffea Roasterie. Last year it was a 10.5% Imperial Cream Ale. What could we possibly do to top that? How about a 11.5% Rye Wine? Never heard of a Rye Wine…imagine a Barleywine style beer but instead of barley, we used 48% Rye Malt.

Each year we brew a little different iteration of Ryan’s favorite style hoping to land on the exact flavor profile he loves the most. This year, Ryan found some time in his busy schedule to actually brew the beer himself. This year’s iteration goes back to its original roots, just turned up to 11.5.

Tis the season to make big beers. A crowd favorite at WoodGrain, this barleywine has seen several iterations over the years. First conceived as a homebrew collaboration between Jason and Steve, this year’s version goes back to it's America roots with some new yeasts and malts.

In The Barrels

The guys at WoodGrain have a thing for barrel aged beers.  From big Russian Imperial Stouts to Belgian Quads and Farmhouse Saisons, they love the complexity time in a barrel can add to a beer.  Though limited in space, WoodGrain, with some help from some friends, has started to fill a variety of barrels with some tasty treats.  But be patient.  These rare beers will take time.

DOUBLE MILK STOUT (Imperial Stout)
What happens when you take all the goodness of our standard Milk Stout and turn it up to 11?  An enormous, rich, creamy, chocolaty treat that after it sits in Woodford barrels for a few months might become one of the most complex beer's we've made.  

Version 2.0 seems to be a common theme as we like to learn and iterate some of our beers.  This version of the Barley Wine won't be quite as strong, but the English base malts will add some noticeable sweetness and body.  Aged for a year in a Woodford Rye barrel, the body and malt will highlight the slight spice of the barrel.  

Big, Belgiany, and complex.  We tweaked the grain bill and fermentation schedule just a little to highlight the yeast character and accent the maltiness.  Featuring a more prominent raisin and plum character, this winter beer hides is immense alcohol content.  

A bigger version of Woodgrain's popular Milk Stout.  Add in some cocoa nibs and espresso for some added complexity and flavor.  On top of all of that...how about three different barrels to age it in.  Yup...this big beer release will be overwhelming.  

After years of pleading, Jason finally got to fill a super fresh Jack Daniels barrel with this robust Scottish Wee Heavy.  

Huge, light, and malty, this beer should extract the most from the barrels it is living it.  53 gallons live in a red-wine barrel and 44 gallons in a tequila barrel.  The low roast and high abv of this beer should accentuate the oak and flavors from the barrels.  

Local Guest Taps

Supporting our friends at other local microbreweries is important to WoodGrain Brewing Co.  As a result, WoodGrain offers a variety of South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, and Nebraska craft beers from breweries like West O, Wooden Legs, Bank Brewing Co., and Fernson Brewing Co.  Why just the Midwest?  Because some of the best beers you've never heard of come from "just down the road."