Johnson Brothers represents S-N-T

As of March 2015, Johnson Brothers is representing Sick-N-Twisted Brewery.

Johnson Brothers Famous Brands and Johnson Brothers Western Wholesale have serviced the entire state of South Dakota since 1980.

The distributorship means we are now available to a wider audience here, in South Dakota and the rest of the world. As their website says, “Johnson Brothers Western Wholesale has been servicing customers in Western South Dakota since 1981. Our office and warehouse are located in Rapid City. We are proud to have grown into the top distributor for wine, spirits, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages for both on and off-premise customers.”

Comedy Show and member Wine Pick up

Don’t put it off any longer. Get your discount on Comedy Night tickets and buy them at $25.  Tickets are $35 at the door the day of the show. Come and enjoy the show with us, out of the cold.

Also, this weekend members can pick up their wine orders.

Please, call us if you have questions. 605.574.2454

Speakeasy & Texas Holdem Tournament | Travel back in time…

You give a password before a large, wooden door opens to big band music filling the elaborately decorated room. Dames in sequined, flapper dresses and fellas in zoot suits sip cocktails, while roulette wheels spin and poker chips switch hands. Have you landed back in the roaring ‘20s? Or is this just a swanky theme party?

If you attend the Speakeasy and Texas Holdem Tournament at the Hill City Naked Winery on April 5, it may be hard to tell the difference.

“We like to choose things that are fun and different for our guests,” said the winery’s owner Kim Livingston.

That’s exactly what you’ll get if you attend this party. Attendees can gamble for certificates and other prizes or join in Naked Winery’s signature games, like the cock toss and butt corks. They also will be serving Sick-N-Twisted beer and wine-based cocktails.

“Booty Call makes a pretty good martini,” said Livingston.

The party will start with a social hour at 6 p.m. and the poker tournament will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets will be $35 and will include one drink, the Texas Holdem buy-in and some chow. Join us for a trip back in time for a night of gambling, boozing and gangster-themed entertainment.

Comedy Nights | Laugh away the winter blues

“Laughter and wine are the best medicine,” said Kim Livingston—owner of Hill City’s Naked Winery.

This belief was the inspiration behind one of the winery’s most popular winter events—Comedy Night. Kim and her husband Rob have always had a strong love of comedy, once making it to four shows in one day. Using their connection with the Denver Comedy Circuit, the couple will bring you two uniquely funny comics to keep you laughing all night. Naked Winery will host one comedy night per month until June.

February’s show featured Stephen Agyei, who warmed up the crowd with his irreverent take on sex and issues of race. Then long-time standup comedian Deacon Gray kept the laughs going with his cleverly6-worded punch lines and his willingness to use his wit on the hecklers in the crowd.

Gillette attendee Pam Riley thought Naked Winery’s Comedy Nights were very entertaining and commented that she particularly enjoyed Gray’s performance.

“I liked how he involved the audience,” Riley said.

Join us on March 15 for another night of laughter with Sam Tallent and Aaron Urist. The event starts with a social hour at 6 p.m. and the jokes start at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35 per show or $75 for the last three. Visit our events page and store to find out more and purchase tickets.

Naughty or Nice Party Featuring Dueling Pianos Show

Featuring Michael and Amy Music and Comedy Dueling Pianos Show From New York!
An eclectic blend of musical genres ranging from Beethoven to Billy Joel, Gershwin to Garth, Andrew Lloyd Webber to AC/DC. Add a substantial dollop of stand-up and improvisational comedy topped off with a heaping helping of audience interaction and participation.

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LIMITED SEATS AVAILABLE
Call 866-355-7889 to reserve your tickets and to find out how to get VIP pricing!

Room rates and shuttle service available.

Bottleship Wino prepares to defend the Black Hills from overly serious wine

USS Mobile Bay … a lot like the Naked Winery Bottleship, only different.

When you figure that it costs the U.S. Navy about a billion dollars to launch a Ticonderoga Class cruiser, Rob Livingston and crew at Naked Winery South Dakota have devised a cool way to pare the defense budget.

How? Build a “bottleship.”

Imagine how much money the U.S. Navy could save, if it only saved Outdoor Wino bottles and used THEM to build its ships. Just sayin’.
Which is what they’re doing, out at the Hill City, S.D., tasting room. They’re asking people who buy Outdoor Wino to return the plastic bottles (and re-usable caps). They figure they’ll need about 2,760 bottles (230 cases) to … well, to float their boat.

Rob, who still works construction but followed his wife Kim into the business of getting Naked about a year ago, doesn’t take himself too seriously.

“I’m the idiot that thought it up,” he says. “I saw these water bottles all taped together and some Chinese people on them, with oars, rowing, and I thought, ‘What a great idea. We should make the Outdoor Wino boat, launch it this fall, have a Play Naked event, a BBQ, some music.”

Look for it, shortly after Labor Day, just outside Hill City at Sheridan Lake. Rob figures his “bottleship” will float six intrepid sailors. He’s contemplating throwing down a challenge to other businesses in the area, to gather their own bottles and build their own floaters. Maybe schedule a race. Or a “bottle royal,” with super soaker smackdown.

“And whoever brings us the most bottles back gets prizes for first, second and third,” he says.

Jeff Alley, an Outdoor Wino fan who lives in Colorado, holds the lead so far. He sent Livingston four cases of empties.
“It depends on how many we get back, and how big we build it,” Livingston says. “It might be the Outdoor Wino RAFT.”
He says he has sketched out a design that will let them build it in sections. He figures they’ll have enough bottles by mid-July to build the first section.

“If we only get 50 cases back, we can build it in increments and keep adding onto it year after year,” he says.

The one question that lingers here is: When they launch this crush cruiser, will they hit it over the bow with a glass bottle or champagne — or a plastic bottle of Wanderlust White?

Glass may not be such a good idea. It could sink the danged dingy. Imagine how bottle collectors would feel about that?