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Posted by Tonya Kehoe | Sep 11, 2012

Photo by Heather Atkinson How does a middle-class working mother splurge? Retail therapy? No, not shoes—if I can’t wear them to work or at home then why bother? Not handbags—they...

Posted by Casey Wagner | Sep 7, 2012

September is a time for football (oh, sacred game) and funk. Brettanomyces funk, that is. Affectionately known as Brett, Brettanomyces is a strain of yeast used in many Belgian beers....

Posted by Chicken Little | Aug 16, 2012

As I enter downtown Iowa City's newest lunch spot (the Java House's recent expansion into the space next door) I find myself in a pleasant space painted a sophisticated charcoal...

Posted by Casey Wagner | Aug 15, 2012

Photos by Jay Geisen At first, Brian Sekafetz thought the Moose Lodge was a place where old men drank beer. However, since becoming a member in 1996, he has learned...

Posted by Casey Wagner | Jun 25, 2012

For me, summer is synonymous with lawn mowing and lawnmower lager. As a kid, my summer breaks were spent playing basketball in the driveway and mowing lawns up and down...

Posted by Casey Wagner | May 11, 2012

Much like buffalo wings and fixed-gear bicycles, IPA has a mystique I cannot understand. Everyone loves it but I have no clue why. When I asked John’s Grocery bier guy...

Posted by Dawn Frary | May 11, 2012

Photos and story by Dawn Frary As the weather warms and backyard gardens begin to sprout, locals are asked to consider a very basic question: Where does our food come...

Posted by Casey Wagner | Apr 10, 2012

Serving temperature: 50-54º F Alcohol content: 5.6 percent ABV. Food pairings: Bill Manley, a product development manager at Sierra Nevada, told me the chefs at the brewery’s restaurant commonly pair...

Posted by Kori OBrien | Mar 26, 2012

On March 28, the 2nd annual Top Chef: Downtown competition will be a live version of what all of us merely witness on Bravo.  Iowa City’s top chefs and bartenders will...

Posted by Casey Wagner | Mar 8, 2012

Like a good Catholic and Bavarian, I imagine the Pope will relax with a brew or two after Saint Patrick’s Day Mass—and I guarantee he will not be drinking Guinness....

Posted by Casey Wagner | Feb 8, 2012

Ironically, a beer once brewed by celibate monks is an ideal beer for Valentines Day: Maredsous Brune 8. Though it is now contract-brewed by Duvel, Maredsous Brune 8 is still...

Posted by Stephanie Catlett | Feb 7, 2012

In the midst of this season of affection, it is with regretful hearts that we commemorate the closing of one of Iowa City’s most beloved eateries, The Red Avocado. As...

Posted by Casey Wagner | Jan 12, 2012

Politically speaking, Rick Santorum and I are a couple universes apart. However, to my amazement we apparently have one thing in common: an appreciation for good beer. Last month Santorum...

Posted by Casey Wagner | Dec 13, 2011

It is once again time for celebratory holiday beers and winter warmers. While some are sub-par and gratuitous (another excuse to add a truckload of hops to a handful of...

Posted by Casey Wagner | Nov 20, 2011

Unibroue’s La Fin du Monde & Trois Pistoles Though Canada’s Thanksgiving tradition may be a little different, our hockey-loving neighbors to the north brew the ideal beer pairings for a...

Posted by Casey Wagner | Oct 1, 2011

October is my favorite month. Sweatshirt weather, colorful foliage, Big Ten football and Halloween spookiness. It cannot be beat. The evening air is tinged with the campfire-like smoke of wood-burning...