‘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. We opened a 2nd location in the heart of the state capital, Bismarck, in 2018.

Norwegian for “a homestead or farm made of stone,” the brewery’s name “Stonehome” also translates to the Old Norse surname, Stenehjem — a local Midwestern family 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.


Stonehome, Bismarck                                                                                                   Stonehome, Watford City                        


Steve and Gretchen Stenehjem proudly raised their children, Peter, Erik, Kristen and Kira in Watford City. The Stenehjem family teamed up to tap into an industry they’ve always been passionate about – real authentic craft beer. The right crew was assembled including Stonehome’s award-winning Brewmaster, Rick Diaz.

Rick hails from Southern California where he learned how to brew in his garage over 14 years ago. Rick has also perfected several traditional German style recipes with much acclaim that earned him a following at his previous Brewmaster position at WYOld West Brewing Company in Powell, Wyoming. This allowed him to exit his career in Telecommunications and Information Technology and earn a living following his passion for creating well-balanced and unique flavored beers. Rick is also a proud US Army veteran having served overseas and beyond. 


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 or Bismarck brewpub, or a state-of-mind in the comfort of your own home via growler or 4-pack cans.

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.


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