Laughing Sun Brewery creates new pale ale with only ND homegrown ingredients

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Bismarck, N.D. - A Bismarck brewery is on track to become one of the first breweries in the state to offer on-tap beer made entirely of homegrown ingredients.

Laughing Sun is partnering with Two Track Malting in Lincoln, N.D. They hosted a launch party July 19 for the first batch of Two Track Pale Ale.

Customers at Laughing Sun Brewery are reaching for beer crafted with homegrown ingredients.

"I think it strikes a good balance between the malty-ness and the hoppiness. It's a really easy-to-drink beer on a hot day like this," says Peter Schultz, Laughing Sun guest.

It's the first time in the state that brewers are using North Dakota craft malt made from local barley. Two Track Pale Ale is a single-hop, single-malt pale ale with Falconer's Flight hops.

"We've used North Dakota fruit. And we are super stoked to bring that next step into that as the base, backbone of that beer," says Mike Frohlich, Laughing Sun.

Two Track Malting spent over a year establishing a craft malting plant in Lincoln and says their aim is to create a craft malt that can be traced back to the field - an attitude in line with the goals of Laughing Sun.

Two Track Malt produces 10,000 pounds of malt per batch.