Reading a good book with a cold brew in hand may be one of life’s simple pleasures, but beer and public libraries don’t usually go hand-in-hand. That will change for three hours on Tuesday evening, as Big Grove for Good raises money for the Iowa City Public Library. […]
According to Iowa brewers, a beer is only as good as the water used to make it. Inside West O Beer’s taproom in West Okoboji is a poster that proudly states, “To us, the water is a really big deal.” West O owner Matthew Matthiesen said the poster has been there since the taproom opened, emphasizing how important clean water is to […]
On Thursday, June 6, Big Grove Brewery & Tap Room will be hosting Steins for Stanley. The event will raise money for the University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art, which will be breaking ground the following day. […]
While most of the announced presidential candidates are getting into detail about some of their policy proposals, Joe Biden, the newest 2020 candidate and the current frontrunner, took a broader approach during his first campaign stop in Iowa City. “Folks, the fact of the matter is there’s an awful lot to say and I’m not going to say it, because you’re all standing,” Biden told the crowd at Big Grove Brewery and Taproom. […]
Big Grove Brewery in Iowa City has announced their inaugural Cornfed Folk Fest, a new music festival that will take place on two stages starting at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 8. Iowa City folk legend Greg Brown headlines. […]
The weather on Monday night highlighted the distance between Iowa City and Hawaii, but Rep. Tulsi Gabbard told the people gathered at Big Grove Brewery and Taproom she could feel “the warmth of the aloha spirit, alive and well in this room tonight.” Gabbard, who is in her fourth term representing Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District, […]
For over 25 years, the Bottle Rockets have made music steeped in gas station coffee, weeknights at honkytonks and rearview mirror Midwestern miscellany. Singer Brian Henneman, John Horton on guitar, Mark Ortmann on drums and Keith Voegele on bass play Thursday, Nov. 15 at Big Grove Brewery & Taproom. […]
People will have a chance to drink good beer and eat good food while doing good on Tuesday night, when Big Grove Brewery and Tap Room partners with the Domestic Violence Intervention Program, to raise money for the Iowa City nonprofit that assists survivors of domestic violence.
The Cordovas are a repository of American folk music who have spent countless nights on tour studying Grateful Dead soundboards and Doc Watson records equally, fusing and subverting them both into their own style of Americana music. […]
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“From a quality-of-beer perspective, the can in a lot of ways is superior to the bottle,” Andy Joynt, head brewer for Big Grove Brewery, said. “There’s an outdated idea that cans impact the flavor of beer because there was a period of time many, many years ago it did, but that’s no longer the case.” […]
Magic Giant is a Los Angeles-based trio forged on the festival scene (including the 2018 lineup of Coachella) with a distinctly positive alt-pop sound. They’re represented by the label Concord — also the parent label of St. Vincent and Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats — and recorded most their debut album, In the Wind, outdoors as they toured the country. Magic Giant released an acoustic version of In the Wind earlier this year.