Firehouse Brewing Company and Wine Cellars owner Bob Fuchs is branching out in Hill City, reports the Rapid City Journal. The Firehouse Smokejumper Station, located off of Highway 385, currently serves as a tasting room for Firehouse’s craft beers and wines and as a mercantile store.
The Smokejumper Station is reminiscent of the iconic Rapid City Firehouse Brewing Company, with a 1940s building and a tradition red firetruck parked outside. There is also an active back patio bordering Spring Creek, which showcases live music on Friday and Saturday nights.
Fuchs hopes to introduce a food menu featuring some of the Rapid City location’s favorite dishes soon but will orient this menu more towards wine lovers. Firehouse’s wines have been outselling its craft beers in recent years, as locally-made wines are a big draw for customers. This location joins a number of other wineries and microbreweries in the Hill City area, such as Naked Winery, Prairie Berry Winery and Miner Brewing Co., and Stone Faces Winery and Distillery.
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