New brewery coming to Hartford

June 4, 2018

Buffalo Ridge Brewing plans to open this fall in downtown Hartford.

The brewery will be in a new 4,000-square-foot building at 102 N. Main Ave.

It will have a 5-barrel system with the capacity to brew 500 barrels a year, with space and plans to expand to 1,500 barrels per year in the near future.

Owners Chris and Callie Tuschen and Damon and Krystal Sehr said they are excited to start their business in Hartford, a town of 3,200 located on Interstate 90 10 minutes west of Sioux Falls.

“After spending more than 11 years being exposed to a wide variety of great beers on the West Coast, along with nearly seven years fine-tuning my own recipes, I couldn’t be more excited to bring this experience and the love of a great, well-balanced beer to my hometown and downtown Hartford,” Chris Tuschen said.

The brewery will feature a rotating tap list of 12 to 14 beers. Some styles will be featured all year along with a variety of seasonal brews. The brewery will include a patio on the front side. Inside will feature a unique open space with windows into the brewery.

“We credit the Hartford City Council, its mayor and especially the Hartford Area Development Corporation for being a driving force in making this downtown brewery project a reality. We are thrilled to partner with a city that advocates for this of type business growth,” Damon Sehr said.

“Hartford is a growing community just west of Sioux Falls, with immediate access off the interstate, exponential residential growth and great existing hometown character. It’s a great fit for a brewery, and we are thrilled to deliver it.”

A ground-breaking will be held at 10 a.m. June 11 at the site.

“The Hartford Area Development Corporation has enjoyed working with Chris and Damon to make their dream a reality,” said Jesse Fonkert, director of the organization.

“Buffalo Ridge Brewing will be an excellent fit for our downtown. We are honored to count Chris and Damon as members of our business community and look forward to seeing what the future has in store for them.”

New brewery coming to Hartford

Buffalo Ridge Brewing plans to open this fall in downtown Hartford.

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