Iowa Legislature looks to clarify what constitutes ‘beer’


A bill working its way through the Iowa Legislature would resolve a discrepancy in beer definitions and what can legally be sold by beer distributors. In 2010, state lawmakers revised the definition of beer in Iowa Code Chapter 123 and added a separate definition of high alcohol content beer, thus allowing Iowa beer distributors to […]

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Millstream to debut series of seriously hoppy beers


Bitter IPAs have been trending in the craft beer world for years now, and Millstream Brewing Company co-owner Teresa Albert said the Amana-based brewery is finally heeding customer demand for these hoppier beers by releasing a series of double IPAs. Bitter End Double IPA will be the first beer to be released as part of […]

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12 oz Curls: Oskar Blues’ brews head to Iowa

Oskar Blues Brewery

Beers brewed by the Longmont, Colorado-based Oskar Blues Brewery will gradually start appearing in eastern Iowa bars, restaurants and stores over the next couple weeks. Oskar Blues is a craft brewery that made its first batch of beer in 1998, garnering national recognition for its quality and becoming the first craft brewery to can its […]

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