New brewery opening

2013-03-03T07:45:00Z New brewery openingBy JESSICA HOLDMAN | Bismarck Tribune Bismarck Tribune

Buffalo Commons Brewing Company, a new microbrewery, is open at 2307 Memorial Highway.

Owner Ted Hoffman said the location is a 15-barrel packaging brewery where he makes his beers. The beers are then distributed by McQuade Distributing Co. Inc. They will be available Thursday.

Hoffman said in the future he wants to open the brewery to tours and tastings on weekends.

Hoffman brews four beers: Salem Sue Stout, Northern Border Pale Ale, Buffalo Commons Brown Ale and Wind Blown Wheat Ale. He said eventually he would like to distribute his beer statewide but decided to start in Bismarck-Mandan to “get the kinks worked out.”

Designing headboards

BS Designs Custom Upholstered Headboards is now selling custom made headboards online.

Co-owners Shelia Brorby and Bern Miller have six styles of upholstered headboards. Customers can order them in any size or style they want, Brorby said. She said customers can buy their own fabric or order from a fabric book. The headboards also can be embroidered.

“They can tell us what they want and we’ll do our best to get it done, she said.

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New ownership

Clearwater Communications of Bismarck has taken ownership of North Dakota Horizons magazine,

The Greater North Dakota Chamber founded the magazine in 1971. For the past 10 years, Clearwater Communications has published the magazine for the chamber, editor Andrea Winkjer Collin said.

“As we welcome new residents to our state, it is more important than ever to highlight our culture and lifestyle that makes this such a legendary state,” Greater North Dakota Chamber President Andy Peterson said in a statement.

Winkjer Collin said the magazine will still contain the same types of stories and will have a new section called “Vittles in the Vast Lane,” featuring North Dakota restaurants, cookbooks and recipes.

Clearwater also will continue to publish the North Dakota Horizons calendar.

Seeking volunteers

Cloverdale Foods is asking for volunteers to help package a delayed order of ribs.

In exchange for every volunteer hour worked, Cloverdale is donating $10 to Missouri Slope Areawide United Way.

“We just thought we’d try something different,” Chief Ex-ecutive Officer T.J. Russell said.

Volunteers are putting labels on the packages of meat. Russell said the whole Cloverdale office staff has been staying after work to get the job done. He said there have been about four or five volunteers so far. About one-third of the 100,000 racks of ribs have been labeled.

Volunteers can participate during the the following shifts through Friday: 6-10 a.m., Monday through Saturday; 1:30 p.m.-6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, 6-10 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

Volunteers should wear jeans and a sweatshirt or jacket. If interested, call 701-255-3601 or email

Cleaning service

An organic home cleaning service, Green Sleeves, has started business in Bismarck.

Owners Shannon Abrahamson and Amanda Dewing both have 20 years of experience in the cleaning business. They make all of their own cleaning supplies so they are chemical free.

Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. More information is available at

Reach Jessica Holdman at 701-250-8261or

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