Fargo Brewing Co.

In the Summer of 2009, having begun the planning of a brewery in Fargo for nearly a year, Jared Hardy approached former Shanley High School classmate, Aaron Hill, to get an idea of what he might think.

Partnership ensued. However, Jared, with a background in marketing, and Aaron, sales, quickly realized their newfound dream was missing an important piece: beer.

Yes, it wasn’t just malts, hops and yeast that were going to get them there. It’s a vast knowledge of brewing that would be the key ingredient.

Unknowingly, two Fargo brothers had the same dreams and aspirations for their hometown. As Chris and John Anderson returned from the Pacific Northwest to find their Fargo barren of craft beverages, they too discovered a need for beer that didn’t suck.

Chris, having worked in breweries on the West coast, and John, with experience in the food and beverage industry, knew they could bring something to the table.

It wasn’t until a casual conversation with Jared’s brother-in-law, who graduated with John Anderson, that Fargo’s path to its own brewery narrowed focus. The four were quickly introduced and the rest is beer history.