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Boozehound: Make your own Mojito

Mojito

As we head into September and towards the end of summer, let’s take a peek at another classic, refreshing drink that is easy to make, includes an ingredient that grows in your yard (or flower pot) and that may have been invented by a pirate. Yes, that’s right — this week, we’re looking at the mojito! […]

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Chicken Little Reviews: Cobble Hill

Chicken Little Reviews

Cedar Rapids’ restaurant history is rather infamous. Prohibition began there five years before the rest of America. On the outskirts of town, supper clubs like the Lighthouse Inn and Ced-Rel flirted with the likes of Al Capone and John Dillinger. Cobble Hill came to fruition in 2013, when Carrie and Andy Schumacher took over the […]

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New Holland Brewing’s beers and spirits are coming to Iowa

New Holland comes to Iowa

New Holland Brewing Company from Holland, Mich. has announced that it will begin distributing its beers and spirits in Iowa by mid-September as the brewery expands its footprint in the Midwest and Rocky Mountain regions. Mad Hatter IPA, Sundog Amber Ale, Full Circle Kolsh and Dragon’s Milk Barrel-Aged Stout are among the New Holland beers […]

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Beer Review: Left Hand Brewing Company’s Milk Stout Nitro

Beer time!

Nitrogen beers such as Guinness are served on draft using a pressurized mix of nitrogen and carbon dioxide, that results in a beer with a velvety smooth, creamy mouthfeel and little carbonation. Because nitrogen has a low solubility in liquid (meaning it cannot be dissolved), beers poured “on nitro” feature a distinctive cascade of bubbles that is caused by rising nitrogen. […]

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2nd annual Bikes and Brews ride set for this Saturday

This Saturday, Aug. 16, the Bikes and Brews bicycle ride between Reds Alehouse and Blackstone is back for its second year. Sam Hall, the general manager at Blackstone, said this year’s route is reversed from last year’s, when riders both started and finished at Blackstone. A layover at Joe’s Place in downtown Iowa City has also been added. At each stop, riders will be able to enjoy a selection of beers brewed by co-sponsor Boulevard Brewing Company. […]

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Sága IPA is LV’s August 2014 brew of the month

Summit's Saga IPA

Brewed by the Summit Brewing Company of St. Paul, Minn., Sága IPA is named after the Norse goddess of poetry and drinking companion of Odin. Sága IPA is an excellent West Coast-style IPA. Though it is a little maltier than some versions of the style, Sága features that hallmark burst of tropical fruit, citrus and […]

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