About Us

Our Story

David Duma, former Marine and owner of Gideon’s Brewery located Downtown, in the heart of Bismarck. Gideon’s first started in an industrial shop, located in Lincoln ND. Since the day of opening, Gideon’s has experienced several changes and redesigns to provide our guests an engaging experience while sipping on a tasty small batch craft brew. This required transitioning from the plastic conical fermenter tanks to temperature controlled stainless steel fermenters. These new tanks also provide a more consistent tasting beer because the fermentation process is actually controlled. With upgrading to bigger and better fermenters, David expanded the whole brewery and changed locations. On November 1st 2019, Gideons transferred our location to downtown Bismarck, ND. Immediately after opening, the Gideon’s brewing team started experimenting with new styles and flavors by brewing small test batches. Within months of reopening, Gideon’s brewed over 100 different new and exciting brews while expanding our 8 taps to 17. With 17 taps and an ever-rotating selection of new brews, Gideon’s has released over 600 different selections since reopening in November of 2019. Anytime you come and visit us, Gideon’s will always stive to provide you with a new experience! It’s not just about the beer tho, Gideon’s believes in fostering an engaging environment where the crafter in us all can be shared and enjoyed. Where you come for the brews but stay for the craft, and strangers become friends.

Live Life. Enjoy the Craft. Feed the Lion! 

Cheers!

Our Mission Statement:

 

“Treat every customer like your best friend.”

Teresa Morgan
Teresa Morgan
02:17 08 Jan 23
We decided to try out this small brewery in the old Laughing Sun location, after visiting Laughing Sun at their current... location.You can still order pizza from next door, so, that hasn't changed. There is popcorn to help yourself to & a sign for beer infused meat sticks - no other food. Staff were friendly and happy to supply samples and give a run down of the options.It quickly became clear that this is a place with lots of local regulars, (with their own mugs to prove it), & a very relaxed, friendly environment where everyone (except us) seemed to know each other. There was a small stage in the back, we left right around 6pm & there wasn't entertainment at that time. There are a few round tables that seat between 2-8 people and a standard bar top, which was apparently the place to be with standing room only remaining.We opted for a 2 seater and sampled a few brews. I went all in on the butter beer, which I regretted about halfway through. Don't get me wrong, it delivered exactly what it promised, which got to be a bit much. If you've a sweet tooth, this one is for you - very butterscotch forward, no hoppiness. My next choice was the winterweizen, which was on the money & probably where I should've started.In all, we had 4 brews & several samples at $29All of them were balanced & hit the descriptions.This feels like a place where someone may feel inclined to hug you - by which I mean everyone seemed happy & very comfortable... almost like family without the fighting. I'd certainly recommend giving them a try, maybe even getting your own mug if you're local. (We aren't)read more
Sarah Walker
Sarah Walker
18:20 17 Nov 22
I'm not a big beer gal, but I love this spot! I always get their brewed Jack and coke. They have an assortment of board... games and sometimes they have live music! It's a really fun atmosphereread more
Denise Fettig - Loftesnes
Denise Fettig - Loftesnes
19:20 01 Oct 22
A favorite brewery in Bismarck. We love the game tables, and of course, the beer and my sweet pug is welcome on the... patio! When my kid's visit, we go here to play cards as we enjoy the delicious beer, as each table is set up for games. The staff is fabulous!read more
Jessie Murray
Jessie Murray
03:07 12 Aug 22
Great Beer selection! Good variety for a group of friends! Had the "All Day Mimosa" -great citrusy drink, infused with... champagne flavors, exactly as it sounds -GREAT!! Also had the "Mixed Berry Mimosa" -just as good as it sounds as well!! They have many other traditional flavors and few others that I will be back to try again later! Seasonal beers is their specialty, tapping new flavors on a schedule!!read more
Alex Butland
Alex Butland
01:51 28 May 22
Awesome spot to go to, they always have great beer and a great atmosphere to just hang out in.
Anne Cleary
Anne Cleary
01:42 21 May 22
Always love this place! I’m a mug club member, and I love the variety of beers. Today when I was there they had 8... different sours on tap! Woody has always helped me and been so fun to hang out with for the years I’ve been coming there, and these last couple of times I’ve also gotten to hang out with Hovey and she’s so great! Thanks for all the great times!!read more
Rusty Bender
Rusty Bender
01:38 21 May 22
The selection was great! I don't even like beer, but I loved everything I tried in my flight and the "All Day Mimosa"... was amazing! Hovey and Woody are the best!read more
Gary Hector
Gary Hector
14:02 14 May 22
Simply The Best...Had the wings and had to be the best i ever had .cool vibes and Chef Donnie Simmons is pure... class...5 starts for sure.read more
Tina Thompson
Tina Thompson
19:46 27 Feb 22
Great place to try some very unique craft beer and just relax with friends and family.
C K (Nighthawk)
C K (Nighthawk)
03:10 25 Feb 22
Great atmosphere, very well thought out beer menu with a great variety. Plenty of food options. Most importantly, for... me, bathroom chalkboard. What a fun touch. Would highly recommend. Staff are top notch.read more
Patrick Jones
Patrick Jones
00:55 09 Feb 22
Quick service and great beers and seltzers
Hayden Rollins
Hayden Rollins
21:47 30 Oct 21
How can I describe some of the most inventive beer I have ever tasted. Great quality and flavors. They have yet to have... a beer I cannot drink. The Imperial Tiramisu Pastry Stout and the S'mores Porter are so unique. I personally like the Dakota Style the best but loved the experience of the others! Small Brewery With Big Flavors!!!read more
Anand Thakkar
Anand Thakkar
04:16 19 Aug 21
Loved all the beers. Especially the Tuesday small batch release Candied Habanero and Mango sour ale. What a master art!
Courtney Liebelt
Courtney Liebelt
02:52 07 Aug 21
Amazing selection of beers, especially sours! They have a nice outdoor patio, friendly service, and live music. Would... definitely recommend!read more
Sandy L.
Sandy L.
22:37 04 Aug 21
Great brewery with good selection of beers. Plenty of games to play and popcorn for snacks. Good service. Clean... bathrooms. We enjoyed.read more
David Wohkittel
David Wohkittel
04:12 01 Aug 21
The white chocolate raspberry sour was fantastic! Awesome bartender, super chill atmosphere.
Nicole Pennetta
Nicole Pennetta
02:16 09 Jul 21
Gideon’s has fun, unique beers that you can tell are made with fresh ingredients and the beers rotate often. You can... order food from the pizzeria next door (Fireflour) as well if you want food with your drinks. There are games at every table and live music on Fridays. Definitely worth the stop! I had to take some of the White Chocolate Raspberry sour home with me, it was so good.read more
Uncle Bacon Face
Uncle Bacon Face
02:25 20 Jun 21
such a great assortment of creative brews — something for everyone! I’ve never seen a sour on Nitro and that was life... changing !! We’ll be back whenever we are passing through townread more
timothy mattson
timothy mattson
12:05 17 Jun 21
Had a private event there, great staff, great service, great beer. This will be a great place to bring my Real Estate... clients to celebrate!read more
Jeff Hughes
Jeff Hughes
23:31 15 Jun 21
Stopped by while on vacation, and tried a flight of sours. Really good beer and friendly staff. The white chocolate... raspberry sour was delicious, and grabbed a couple crowlers to go.read more
Arianah Sargent
Arianah Sargent
23:01 17 May 21
Super tasty and friendly and yummy and has cool things like nitro sours. Hands down best brewery I've been to.
Jeff Foldenaur
Jeff Foldenaur
20:52 05 May 21
It is crazy the wide variety Gideon's has. Great place, had a lot of fun.
Nicholas Ehret
Nicholas Ehret
01:15 02 May 21
Great atmosphere, excellent customer service, fantastic brews
brett coutermash
brett coutermash
14:08 23 Apr 21
Great brews, great crew!
Branden Boff
Branden Boff
02:30 25 Feb 21
Quality brewing. Good turnover of brews.
Dustbunny93
Dustbunny93
01:32 08 Dec 20
Unique selection of craft beer. There's always something new. Order a pizza from fireflour and watch the game.
Caleb Uran
Caleb Uran
19:48 25 Oct 20
A very fine establishment with plenty of entertainment and wonderfully crafted beer. In my opinion, because they... experiment with recipes to find good ones, not every one is going to fit your palette; If you didn't like one, try another. There's a good chance you'll really like it! I personally love every sour I've had there, and think it's a style they do particularly well with.read more
Maryam
Maryam
05:11 04 Oct 20
Oct 3rd in a pandemic, since March 2020, this was my first beer to go. Nice bartender offered to sample couple beers... but when we saw lipstuck on the glass we changed our mind and just got 4 cans to go. I liked Heartland and the cool can.read more
Christian Siedschlaw
Christian Siedschlaw
18:27 19 Sep 20
Friendly fella serving beer. Clean serving area.
Erica Kelash
Erica Kelash
01:10 26 Aug 20
Always one of our favorite places to go in Bismarck! Great staff and customer service!
Wesley Ellison
Wesley Ellison
22:42 05 Aug 20
Love this place. Feels like cheers. Just what a person needs to feel normal these days. Friendly people
Jesse Heintz
Jesse Heintz
20:22 21 Jul 20
Amazing beers and atmosphere!
David Weigel
David Weigel
23:13 18 Jul 20
One of my favorite brewerys in Bismarck. Always something new on tap. Great staff, great atmosphere.
Scott Vogel
Scott Vogel
00:37 05 Jul 20
Nice selection of beers. There were 16 to choose from and the service was great!
Amelia Doll
Amelia Doll
03:16 04 Feb 20
Great local brewery with a good selection of solid drinks.
N Rose
N Rose
18:20 26 Jan 20
Great staff. Super friendly and helpful. Excellent brews and hard Seltzer's. Will visit again.Update 3/2022... Still... amazing! If you haven't stopped in for an adult beverage, you should.read more
Brandon H
Brandon H
01:09 19 Jan 20
Cool little hole in the wall with games and fresh brews. Small batch brews on Tuesdays and Fridays. My wife and I had a... great time sampling while playing Jenga and enjoying the live music.read more
Chad Kleingartner
Chad Kleingartner
02:09 07 Jan 20
Great place for a couple beers and very friendly staff. Always a good stop! 🍻
Sierra Christian
Sierra Christian
01:59 07 Jan 20
Amazing beer! Love the variety and the small batch IPA is always on point! There is a cool charcuterie/wine bar on one... side and a pizzeria in the other, they both have and will delivery full menus!! Can't wait to see what comes next!read more
Andrew Brown
Andrew Brown
17:54 07 Apr 18
Service was great. Tables are nice, with plenty of seating. Good mix of beers from malty to hoppy. Looking forward to... seeing how the brewery progresses.read more
More reviews
js_loader

Story of Gideon

Gideon was a tribal leader about 1080 B.C. who led a group of 300 men against the enormous Midianite army. Gideon and his men carried only trumpets and lit torch lamps inside water pitchers, to conceal the light. Gideon and his 300 men surrounded the camp in the night, broke the pitchers to shine the light, yelled a battle cry and blew the trumpets. This created a frenzy and panic which led to the defeat the Midianites. It just goes to show that it doesn’t always take the bigger army to win just like it doesn’t take a large brewery to make great beer! Cheers 

 

Brewery Virtual tour

Business Hours

Mon: 4PM – 10PM
Tue: 4PM – 10PM
Wed: 4PM – 10PM
Thu: 4PM – 10PM
Fri: 3PM – 12AM
Sat: 11 AM – 12AM
Sun: Closed