Hopefully, you know about the important work and services the United Way provides each and every day to help bring education, economic mobility, and health resources to the people of the Sioux Empire.

A local brewing company has decided to partner once again with the Sioux Empire United Way to help raise the level of awareness of the excellent work they do and to help benefit the United Way's annual giving campaign.

Severance Brewing Company has whipped up a special new brew for the occasion and Dakota News Now reports the new SEUW Brew (pronounced "Sioux") is now available at a number of different locations throughout the Sioux Falls area.

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SEUW Brew is an American Cream Ale with a slightly floral finish and was officially introduced to the people of the Sioux Empire on Thursday night during a launch party that was held inside Severance's tap room from 4:00 to 7:00 PM.

According to Dakota News Now, the new SEUW Brew is now available in the Severance taproom, as well as in most local grocery stores and liquor stores until the end of October.

Severance Brewing Company plans to donate $1.00 to the Sioux Empire United Way for every 4-pack of SEUW Brew that's sold during the time it's available.

The United Way and Severance started their collaboration in 2022, and are super excited to keep it going again this year with the introduction of SEUW Brew.

Olivia Essig with the Sioux Empire United Way told Dakota News Now their annual giving campaign impacts roughly 1 in 4 people in their four-county area of Minnehaha, Lincoln, McCook, and Turner counties here in South Dakota.

75 different non-profit programs will be funded if the United Way hits its campaign goal this year, and your generous donations are so very important in helping to make that happen.

Buying and drinking the new SEUW Brew is just one way you can help the Sioux Empire United Way continue all the great work they do.

Learn more about all the different things the Sioux Empire United Way has planned for its annual giving campaign here.

Source: Dakota News Now

Dives Worth a Drive in South Dakota, Iowa and Minnesota

Almost every small South Dakota town has a watering hole. It’s where the locals go to kick back a few brews and engage in conversation.

Some of these establishments are located in buildings almost as old as the town itself. There might be a fresh coat of paint on the walls or new vinyl on the booth seats, but the ambiance is still reminiscent of a good ol’ dive.

If you think a "dive" is all about the sketchy clientele, the smell of the Devil’s lettuce, and stale Grain Belt, you’d be wrong. Not every dive has a bad reputation.

What makes a dive, a dive?

A dive has character. Neon beer signs and local memorabilia adorn the walls.

You might find a pool table, dart board, and a few video lottery machines.

The bartender knows the regulars by name and they know what you drink.

Some dives don't even serve food except for bags of chips and pickled eggs that sit in a jar of brine on the bar.

Dives aren't fancy. You might see 70's-style wood panels on the walls and wobbly tables leveled with a folded napkin.

Finally, the bathrooms. The bathrooms in dives are in a class by themselves and could be a whole topic on its own. 

There are several small-town dives in our area with friendly faces, cheap booze with a burn, and even really good food! We use the term "dive" in the most affectionate way.

Here are some of the best and why you should go there.

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