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Iowa Legislature looks to clarify what constitutes ‘beer’

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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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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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12 oz. Curls: O’Fallon Brewery’s King Louie Winter Toffee Stout

‘Tis the season for winter and holiday beers, some of which are brewed with festive ingredients. Among those that are always a treat to drink are Sierra Nevada’s Celebration Ale, Breckenridge Christmas Ale, Schell’s Snowstorm and Anchor’s legendary Christmas Ale. St. Bernardus Christmas Ale (all the creativity goes into the names, eh?) and Mikkeller’s Fra […]

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Corridor on Tap festival to offer taste of 100 beers

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The inaugural Corridor on Tap beer festival will kick off the weekend this Friday, Nov. 21, 5–9 p.m. at the Doubletree by Hilton Cedar Rapids Convention Complex (350 1st Ave. NE), offering samples of 100 different beers from a variety of national and international breweries. Corridor on Tap will offer unlimited samples of beers to […]

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