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Posted by Casey Wagner | Feb 14, 2013

Two weeks after their 800-pound canning line was stolen last summer, the brewers at Davenport’s Great River Brewery welcomed Charlene to their team. Hauled from Colorado on a rental truck,...

Posted by Kate Conlow | Feb 13, 2013

In these chilly mid-winter months, all it takes is a good spirit to ease the shivers and warm the soul. In the search for winter cheer, Melissa Sinclair, general manager...

Posted by Chicken Little | Jan 29, 2013

Tucked into the busy lineup of Clinton Street storefronts, wedged between two other doorways, an unassuming red awning marks the entrance to one of the city's newer and more exciting...

The Hops
Posted by Casey Wagner | Jan 29, 2013

CALLED TO COMMUNIONRever-friends have a pint at their regular hangout, The Old Capitol Brew Works. At first they seem like a group of old frat buddies meeting after work. Over...

Posted by Kristy Hartsgrove | Dec 14, 2012

Photos by Jason Alan Fries When I was a kid, you got your ice cream at a Baskin Robbins franchise in a strip mall next to a Fayva, where you...

Posted by Casey Wagner | Dec 13, 2012

‘Tis the season for holiday beers, a time when breweries release festive winter warmers or special one-offs made with top secret ingredients, and a time that for me is the...

Posted by Chicken Little | Nov 29, 2012

It was a warm, fall Sunday when my wife and I stopped by Her Soup Kitchen for lunch. The restaurant was buzzing with people, every table was filled, and we...

The Hops
Posted by Casey Wagner | Nov 29, 2012

TRIED IT. LIKED IT. What’s Next? Green Flash Brewing’s West Coast IPA is among the new-to-Iowa craft brews For two years, a collaboration of brewers from the Boston Beer Company...

Posted by Kate Hess | Nov 14, 2012

Arnold Lobel’s storybook characters Frog and Toad are two of the literary giants from my childhood that have enjoyed second, third and (currently) fourth revivals for me as I’ve shared...

Posted by Casey Wagner | Nov 14, 2012

My plan to recommend a tasty and potent weizenbock this month fell through, so I have decided to suggest a stout that is so good I drank it for breakfast...

Posted by Casey Wagner | Oct 31, 2012

The sun has yet to rise but the full moon still hovers over the western horizon. Its pale light illuminates the trash strewn parking lot behind Kinnick Stadium. Cars dodge...

Posted by Chicken Little | Oct 24, 2012

Trumpet Blosson Cafe 310 E. Prentiss St. As an ex-vegan I still love to frequent vegetarian/vegan restaurants and was delighted when the Trumpet Blossom opened. Trumpet Blossom is a fully...

Posted by Casey Wagner | Oct 11, 2012

Though I love carving pumpkins for Halloween, and finishing Thanksgiving dinner with a slice of pumpkin pie, pumpkin-flavored beer never appealed to me; it seemed like a bad combination. However,...

Posted by Tonya Kehoe | Oct 11, 2012

FINDING A DEALER: Sweet corn, jerky, all kinds of goods are available on the streets of Iowa. I am supposed to meet him (I don't know his name) at the corner...