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Northside Oktoberfest: The boozy block party returns with beer from over 70 breweries

Northside Oktoberfest

The Northside Oktoberfest’s 19th annual Iowa City Brewfest will give beer lovers a chance to try beers from around the block and the world this Saturday, Sept. 27 … […]

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Great Divide Brewing Company to cross into Iowa with tap takeover at Reds Alehouse

Great Divide Brewing Company

Get ready to see Yetis at your favorite beer retailer and bar — Yeti Imperial Stout, that is. Great Divide Brewing Company of Denver, Colorado announced that … […]

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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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Left Hand Brewing returns to Iowa

Left Hand Brewing

Left Hand Brewing Company announced yesterday that a selection of its beers will return to Iowa in early August. Johnson Brothers of Iowa will distribute Left Hand’s brews across a number of Iowa locations, and the company says that the available beers will include Milk Stout, Sawtooth Ale, 400 Pound Monkey IPA, Black Jack Porter, Polestar Pilsner, Stranger Pale Ale and many seasonals like the Fade to Black series. […]

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