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Drekker Brewing Company to Open Fargo's Second Brewery

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Some great news for craft beer fans: Plans are on tap to open up Fargo's second brewery. Four local beer enthusiasts just announced a new craft brewery that will soon be coming to Fargo.

Four men all from the Fargo-Moorhead area started Drekker Brewing Company and say they are excited to make a positive impact in their community.

"Drekker Brewing Company will create handcrafted beers of extraordinary quality and a unique taproom experience in which to share them," said Mark Bjornstad, president and co-founder of Drekker Brewing Company.

Along with Bjornstad, Drekker Brewing Company is founded by Darin Montplaisir, Jesse Feigum, and Mason Montplaisir. 

"Craft breweries have a reputation for catalyzing community involvement and supporting local charities. We have some fun ideas planned for Fargo-Moorhead," adds Bjornstad.

The company is having their brewhouse built by Bennett Forgeworks, a custom brewery fabrication company in Rigdway, CO. Along with the brewhouse, Drekker Brewing will use fermentation and conditioning tanks made by Portland Kettle Works in Portland, OR.

"We are committed to supporting American manufacturers that share our passion for craft brewing and produce high-quality equipment" said Bjornstad.

Brewing operations will be run by Darin Montplaisir, head brewer and co-founder.

"We believe in a hand-crafted approach to brewing and this will be evident in every aspect of the brewery. I was trained to do everything by hand and we chose a brewing system that continues this philosophy. It requires rigid oversight and manual labor, but allows us to impart our passion and character into every Drekker beer," explains Montplaisir.

The Drekker Brewing Company name pays tribute to the Scandinavian heritage prominent in the region and dear to the founders. The word DREKKERis a combination of the Old Norse words; drekka - to drink, drykkr - a draft drink, and drakkar - the feared Viking dragon ship.

Drekker Brewing Company is set to be open by late 2014 and as that approaches, Valley News Live will be sure to keep you up to date about its location, product lineup, and taproom opening date.  You can also follow their progress online, we've attached links to the Drekker Brewing Company website and Facebook page to the right of this story.

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