After an eight-year hiatus, beer will once again be brewed at Yankton's Ben's Brewing Company, according to a press release from owner Ben Hanten.

The brewery will celebrate with an event at 5 p.m. on October 27 at the brewery, 222 W. 3rd Street, in Yankton, South Dakota.

Five beers will be launched during the event: an IPA, West Side Park; an oatmeal stout, Sabbatical; a Kolsch, My Lawyer Made Me Brew It; a single malt and single hop amber, Meridian SMASH Amber; and a raspberry flavored variant of My Lawyer Made Me Brew It.

Perry Volden, former head brewer at Gandy Dancer Brew Works of Sioux Falls is the head brewer at Ben's.

"Perry and his wife Lisa made Yankton their home a few years ago and he is the biggest reason I'm ready to jump back into brewing," Hanten said in the release.

The Hugh Glass Bar re-branded as Ben's Brewing Company in 2007 and Hanten brewed several beers there on a three-barrel kettle until 2009, including White Whale Ale.

"The business ran out of space in 2009 at the same time we were finally able to obtain a liquor license," Hanten said in the statement. "I had a tough decision to make and I decided to close the brewing operation."

In late 2009, Ben's Brewing Co. became Ben's and has operated as a bar.

Basement space, including an old bomb shelter, has been renovated to house the brewing operation.

Hanten said in an e-mail that Ben's is using a new five-barrel system with four fermenters and has space to add four additional fermenters.

Tours of the brewery will be regularly scheduled on Saturdays starting in November. The taproom is open every day of the year.

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