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Jeff Drumm, pictured here, founded Crow Peak Brewing Company in Spearfish. He hopes to begin distributing his beer soon, which would make his the only brewery in the state to do so. (Becky Willuweit/For The Daily Republic)

Spearfish couple revive commercial brewing in South Dakota

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SPEARFISH -- When Carolyn Ferrell's husband said he wanted to give up his career in cardiovascular research to start a brewery, she took it surprisingly well.


She knew how much passion he would bring to the new venture.

"Jeff is very serious about his beer," Ferrell said this week.

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