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New brewpub to fill Dakota Harvest space in downtown Grand Forks

The windows are covered Tuesday morning at Dakota Harvest Bakers in downtown Grand Forks. (Joshua Komer/Grand Forks Herald)

Local suds snobs will have a new place to hang out and put back locally brewed beer this summer, as a new taproom will be moving into downtown Grand Forks.

Half Brothers Brewing Co. has taken over the space formerly occupied by Dakota Harvest Bakery at 17 N. Third St. and plans to be serving a variety of beers brewed on site this summer.

The brewery, appropriately co-owned by half brothers Chad Gunderson and Taylor Nord, aims to be a comfortable space for people to gather, enjoy a variety of craft beers and experience local art and music.

Gunderson, 30, has been brewing beer professionally for seven years, and was the head brewer at Rhombus Guys Brewing in Grand Forks when it launched in 2015. Nord, 18, is a student at UND who partnered with his brother to help him realize his dreams.

The brothers plan to give Dakota Harvest a serious remodel to open up the 5,000-square-foot space, beginning with doing demolition work on the walls inside. They hope to be serving beers this summer.

Equipment for the brewery has yet to arrive, and Gunderson said he will put in additional supports to the basement ceiling to support the four 10-barrel fermenters that are coming in from Colorado.

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