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The Best of the Red River Valley 2021: Best Brewery

Readers named Drekker Brewing Co.'s Brewhalla 'Best Brewery' in the Best of the Red River Valley 2021 competition.

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Drekker Brewing Co.'s Brewhalla in Fargo. Photo courtesy of Urban Toad Media

How does it feel to win?

“We’re continuously overwhelmed with the support that the Fargo-Moorhead community gives us and all the local breweries. We just can’t thank everyone enough,” President and Co-founder Mark Bjornstad said.

What do you think made your business stand out and win the Best Brewery category?

“I think what’s great about the craft beer scene as a whole is that we’re all building something together that adds to an amazing craft beer scene. We have the way we like to do things and what we’re doing, and we love seeing everybody else put together their own brand and feel,” he said.

What’s new for Drekker these days?

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“We’re always coming out with new beers all the time, and we’re under construction for our new Brewhalla entertainment wonderland next door, so we’re anxiously awaiting that building to get done and to show that to everyone in the community,” Bjornstad said.

Second place: Junkyard Brewing Co.

Third place: Swing Barrel Brewing

Fourth place: Fargo Brewing Co.

Fifth place: Icewind Brewing

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