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Published March 21, 2014, 09:55 AM

New brewing company to start up soon in Fargo, N.D., area

A new brewing company with a name that springs from the area’s Scandinavian roots will start up soon in the Fargo area.

By: Dave Olson, Forum News Service

FARGO, N.D. — A new brewing company with a name that springs from the area’s Scandinavian roots will start up soon in the Fargo area.

Drekker Brewing Co. is the brainchild of Mark Bjornstad, Jesse Feigum and cousins Darin Montplaisir and Mason Montplaisir, a group of local beer enthusiasts who have been brewing together for years.

Feigum, self-proclaimed head of “nerdery” for Drekker, says the company is in the process of securing a lease on a building in Fargo that will be home to the brewery.

The founders are mum on details until everything is in place, but Feigum stressed it will happen.

“We basically have everything planned out and ready to go,” he says.

Bjornstad, who is president of the company, says they plan to open the brewery with a taproom, and they intend to offer tours and education sessions on beer.

He says Drekker’s brews will respect traditional beer styles while offering surprises here and there.

They will also take inspiration from specific food pairings, Bjornstad says.

“We like to take things that are all over in the beverage and dining industry and integrate them. Do something unique, do something different,” he says.

According to the company website, the name Drekker is a hybrid of Old Norse words: drekka — to drink; drykkr — a draft drink; and drakkar — a Viking longship.

The brewery plans to be up and running before the end of the year, Feigum says.

For updates, visit the company’s website at: www.drekkerbrewing.com.

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