East-side brewery sets opening date

July 8, 2019

The city’s newest brewery will open Thursday afternoon on the east side of Sioux Falls.

Obscure Brewing Co. will be open daily from 3 p.m. to midnight.

It’s kicking off its selection of beers with six varieties: SoDaKolsch, Backcross Belgium Blueberry, Obscure Amber Ale, Tart Session Ale-Peach, an American wheat called HeatSolution and Chronophobia, a New England IPA.

“It’s an amazing feeling to finally open our doors and and share our dream with everyone,” said Don Choate, who owns Obscure with his wife, Jackie, and minority partner Mike Nussbaum, who will be the head brewer. “We’ve had amazing support, and we look forward to serving our community. Of course, we’re a little nervous; we’re still learning all the aspects of running our business. It might take an extra minute to get a beer in your hand, but we promise it will be cold and, of course, very fresh.”

Choate and Nussbaum started out making beer at home and have worked at other breweries in the area.

Construction began on the building north of Arrowhead Parkway at Grant and Foss in September 2018. It features a taproom that looks down into the brewery floor.

There’s also a patio on the west side of the building, and it will be ready when the brewery opens.

Obscure doesn’t have its kitchen running yet, but that will be added eventually, Choate said.

Beer-making underway at east-side brewery for July opening


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East-side brewery sets opening date

Obscure Brewing Co. will be open daily from 3 p.m. to midnight.

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