Fargo brewery unveils its first beer aptly named 'Wood Chipper'

The inaugural brew from the Fargo Beer Company is a reference to the cult classic film 'Fargo' by Minnesota-natives Joel and Ethan Coen. The company plans to have four craft beers on the market in the next year.
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The inaugural brew from the Fargo Beer Company is a reference to the cult classic film 'Fargo' by Minnesota-natives Joel and Ethan Coen. The company plans to have four craft beers on the market in the next year.

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