WED launches Season Four of Williston Works Podcast

Williston, N.D. - Williston Economic Development (WED) has announced it is releasing Season 4 of its Williston Works Podcast. The 2021 series will feature eight episodes beginning on Friday, October 1 with Emma Kuester and Jake Boreson of Busted Knuckle Brewery. The podcasts are available on the internet and WED’s social media pages.
The Williston Works Podcast is hosted by WED Executive Director Shawn Wenko. The podcast gives investors, developers and small business owners a behind the scenes look at the business opportunities in Williston.
The first episode will feature representatives from Busted Knuckle Brewery in Williston. Kuester and Boreson are siblings who help their parents, Ben and Connie Boreson, operate the brewery.
The project converted the longtime Williams County Highway Department shop building to a brewery and restaurant. While the entrepreneurs faced many challenges along the way, they were pleased with the outcome.
“It was definitely interesting,” said Boreson. “The remodel took a long time. We waited to get the permits, waited for the building to close, waited for the property lines to be fixed. It was a long process… but you (Wenko) were a huge help throughout that.”
“I couldn’t have been happier to see the doors open up and see people in there,” exclaimed Wenko.
Busted Knuckle Brewery is located at 213 11th Street West near Downtown Williston. The renovation of the old county shop took about one year. Today, the building is home to a brewhouse, including fermenters, brite tank, mash tun, a large cooler and a canning line. There is a large space for bar customers and a separate space for Pit 105, an authentic barbecue restaurant.
Tune into the podcast to learn more about the project. The following is the complete 2021 Williston Works Podcast schedule:
  • October 1 – Emma Kuester and Jake Boreson of Busted Knuckle Brewery
  • October 8 – Dave Juma of City of Williston Public Works & Engineering
  • October 15 – Jonas and Bonnita McKenzie of Cold Stone Creamery and Crossfit Infliction
  • October 22 – Kari Hauge of Exhale Yoga & Wellness
  • October 29 – Ian and Tricia Anderson of Pronghorn Well Service
  • November 5 – Kenley Nebeker of TrainND Northwest
  • November 12 – Rachel Laqua of City of Williston Planning & Zoning/Wayfinding Committee
  • November 19 – Steve Kemp of Wellspring Hydro
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