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Boozehound Reviews: Pisco Capel

The great thing about exploring the world of spirits is that occasionally you find a random corner of the world that is making something delicious and unique — and that also has a binational rivalry attached to it as well. Such is the case with pisco, the grape brandy that’s claimed as the national booze by both Chile and Peru. […]

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Boozehound: Make your own Mojito

As we head into September and towards the end of summer, let’s take a peek at another classic, refreshing drink that is easy to make, includes an ingredient that grows in your yard (or flower pot) and that may have been invented by a pirate. Yes, that’s right — this week, we’re looking at the mojito! […]

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Chicken Little Reviews: Cobble Hill

Cedar Rapids’ restaurant history is rather infamous. Prohibition began there five years before the rest of America. On the outskirts of town, supper clubs like the Lighthouse Inn and Ced-Rel flirted with the likes of Al Capone and John Dillinger. Cobble Hill came to fruition in 2013, when Carrie and Andy Schumacher took over the […]

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New Holland Brewing’s beers and spirits are coming 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

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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