There’s got to be something cool in South Dakota besides Badlands and Rushmore, right? While in Rapid City, South Dakota I checked out Firehouse Brewing Co.
Firehouse Brewing is at a great location in Rapid City at an old Firehouse, hence the name. It has a great outdoor seating area, which is where the fire trucks used to park and a pretty good food menu. However, I was not impress with their beer at all. I sampled the Wilderness Wheat, Brewer’s Golden, Firehouse Red and Smoke Jumper Stout (only ones on tap). While I’m not a fan of wheat’s or golden’s, I did not even enjoy the red or stout. Each one tasted a bit watered down, as well as the root beer.
I would hope that it just wasn’t the brewers’ best batches. They have fantastic names for their Special Beers: Buffalo Bitter, Brown Cow, Eagle Pale Ale, Brown Eyed Girl and more. In addition to a few Seasonals that caught my attention: Pukhead Ale (pumpkin—I heart pumpkin) and Winter Spice.
I really do not enjoy giving less than exceptional reviews on breweries, but I just did not have a taste for Firehouse Brewing Co.
610 Main Street
Rapid City, SD 57701