Laughing Sun Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.61/5
Good
132 Ratings
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Homebrew, Beer-to-go

1023 East Front Avenue
Bismarck, North Dakota, 58504
United States

(701) 751-3881 | map
laughingsunbrewing.com

Notes:
Laughing Sun Brewing Company was started in 2012 by owners Mike Frohlich and Todd Sattler. Our partnership was born out of a monthly poker game and a conversation in the dark parking lot outside the Corral Bar during a break from the live music inside. After a long search for the right location, we signed a lease in May, 2012 for space in the historic Laskin Building in downtown Bismarck, North Dakota.

In October, 2018, we expanded operations from a 3.5 bbl system to a 20 bbl system. Our new location includes a tap room with a kitchen that features BBQ from our smoker outside, along with bowls, sandwiches, and appetizers. We feature live music most nights of the week. Our mission is to make the best beer possible at a place where everyone can enjoy it.

Added by Todd on 01-03-2013

BEER STATS
Beers:
30
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
132
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.02/5
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
30
pDev:
12.69%
 
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Ratings: 30 |  Reviews: 9
Reviews by Ilafan:
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4.38/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

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Photo of U2Chaser
4.68/5  rDev +16.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of omahawk
4.06/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Great staff. Knowledgeable and helpful. Nice friendly midwestern vibe with the crowd. Good range of beers on tap.

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3.43/5  rDev -14.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25

Photo of justinm4bama
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of iRun2Beer
3.71/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Good clean beer bar serving their beers. Knowledgeable and eager staff. Both gentlemen knew the vibe in the brewery and around town. Decent prices. Quick Service. I would go back if I lived closer.

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Photo of Mothergoose03
3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

(#3 of 49) We stopped here on a rainy afternoon when the pub was not busy. This brewery is has a small storefront setting among other retail businesses. The brewing equipment is visible through the front window of the adjacent storefront. A garage door inside the pub area opens to a small patio that is blocked-off on the front sidewalk. The interior of the pub is narrow and deep. Several TVs are available for watching sports.

There are 16 taps, but only 6 beers were available plus two soft drinks (brewed here?). We ordered a sampler flight of all six of them. All were brewed well to style, and a couple of them went well beyond style. The notables were the Sinister Pear Belgian Golden Strong Ale and the White IPA. The Dropping Cones DIPA hops weren't to our liking, and the Java Black Ale was very light on the coffee taste, but we still felt that both were good beers. Overall we rated the beers at a B- garde.

There are some packaged snacks available, and the place is food friendly (we noticed a pizza parlor two doors down). Nice place, good beer, and worthy of a return visit.

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3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5

Dropped in here on a cross country trip. Getting a parking space was a bit of a bitch but at least no god damned parking meters. The atmosphere was amiable and the 2 server guys were pleasant and attentive. Had the Sultan IPA which was pretty good. Not sure what the fat tulip glass held but I'm sure it wasn't more than 14 oz with a head. $5.50 tax included.
Food was a WHOLE pizza from next door. They have small bags of snack chips though.
This place isn't a destination but if you're thirsty and nearby...
Oh, I'm leery of anyplace that has brown ale in the lineup, and even more uncomfortable if it's one of their core beers and it's selling well while I'm there.

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3.97/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

As I was making my way across the continent, going through North Dakota, I had to stop here to tick the state of North Dakota.
Anyways, here's my take on this place.
The atmosphere was nice and clean with the beer bartenders knowing the brewery's beers and were extremely eager to serve folk. Quick service. Both bartenders also told me where I could get bottled beers as well around town, that helped. I'd go back if I lived closer.

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3.78/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

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3.73/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3

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4.11/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Photo of TominGermany
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

Nice place. They have a small sitting area in front of the place which is nice on a warm summer evening. The service was fantastic and the beers were tasty. Went on a Saturday evening and it wasn't packed even though there was a band playing. Overall, a very nice place to relax if you are in Bismarck North Dakota.

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3.87/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of BenjaminSchultz
5/5  rDev +24.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

5 words for 5 stars. "Feast Like A Sultan IPA". Welcoming. Friendly. Knowledgable. Smaller but who cares? You got a great beer in front of you..

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4/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

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3.55/5  rDev -11.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

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4.57/5  rDev +13.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

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2.6/5  rDev -35.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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2.74/5  rDev -31.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 1 | selection: 3.75 | food: 2

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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Laughing Sun Brewing Company in Bismarck, ND
Brewery rating: 3.61 out of 5 with 132 ratings