‘Hopped up on Homegrown’ is more than Stonehome Brewing Co.’s slogan; it’s the blueprint of the North Dakota community-immersed pub that opened its doors in 2016 and built out the craft brewery the following spring of 2017.
Norwegian for “a homestead or farm made of stone,” the brewery’s name “Stonehome” also translates to the Old Norse surname, Stenehjem -- one of the two local Midwestern families who brought the idea to life.
Stonehome was dreamed up and designed to show people what craft beer can be, not what craft beer is. Stonehome Brewing Co. is the every person’s microbrewery. Our focus is creating approachable, clean yet innovative and above all, high-quality craft beer for all.
Both of Watford City, North Dakota, the Pelton family and their business partners, the Stenehjems, teamed up to tap into an industry they've always been passionate about - real authentic craft beer.
Steve and Gretchen Stenejhem proudly raised their children, Peter, Erik, Kristen and Kira in Watford City. And over the last decade Angie and Aaron Pelton have been raising their children, Aidan and Avery, here in W.C. -- which also happens to be both Aaron and Steve’s humble, yet hearty hometown.
The Peltons assembled the right crew including Stonehome’s Brewmaster, Kenny Driggers, who quickly came to be a cornerstone of the enterprise. Brewing beers since his Packaging Science days at Clemson University, Kenny was ready to onboard the North Dakota microbrewery in the fall of 2016. When he’s not brewing, you can find Kenny mountain biking, traveling and attending music festivals.
We are continually working to nurture our community as a destination location and continue shaping ourselves as a leading craft beer producer in North Dakota -- while keeping everyone "hopped up on homegrown."
Stonehome Brewing Co. is a place you can hang your hat, be yourself, kick- back and indulge in small-batch craft beers, whether that’s physically in our Watford City brewpub, or a state-of-mind in the comfort of your own home, via growler or (soon-to-be-available) sixpack.
Bring the family, bring the buddies, bring the game, bring the kiddos, bring the co-workers. Stonehome Brewing Co. is the every person’s microbrewery.