About Meet the Team

Monks House of Ale Repute & Gandy Dancer Brew Works embrace the art of craft beer. We strive to provide rich experiences for our customers by providing and creating authentic beer and great food while providing friendly and knowledgeable service.

Our mission is to improve the lives of craft consumers in the Sioux Falls region.


Karen Budde Barkeep / General Manager

Karen’s Story:  I love to travel and I love trying all sorts of beers. I spent a bit of time in front of the bar before being offered the position behind the bar and I still come in on my days off.  I love the great mix of people that is the community of craft beer.

Favorite beer: Sours

Barkeep / General Manager

Johnny Berkness Brewmaster

Johnny’s story:  I started as home brewer, and helped set up the Gandy Dancer brewery. Brewing is half art, half science and half experimentation – wait, does that add up? It does in the brewing world.

Favorite beer:  Gandy Dancer Brainless Wonder – shameless plug

New craft beers tapped every day!
Our taps always feature new and exciting flavors and styles of beer from around the world. Be sure to visit often, because many of the kegs we tap are often only available in small quantities or for a limited time.