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Brewfest 2016 set to showcase over 500 craft beers

Over 500+ craft beers to sample at Northside Oktoberfest on Saturday September 24. Remaining tickets are moving quickly! The 6th Annual Northside Oktoberfest will take place Saturday, Sept. 24 from 12-3 p.m. at Northside Oktoberfest, showcasing the Bohemian nature of Iowa City’s Northside Neighborhood through craft beer and local food. General admission ticket holders can […]

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LV Recommends: Iowa City Brewlab

Located just outside the heart of downtown, Iowa City Brewlab has a spacious and inviting taproom that serves a continuous rotation of excellent guest taps and beers brewed on-site — individual batches of which often run out in less than a month. With its ever-changing line-up, our recommendation this month is to stop by the […]

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Bell’s Best Brown Ale is LV’s October 2015 Brew of the Month

It doesn’t get much better than October. Cooler temperatures perfect for hooded sweatshirts, colorful autumn foliage, hayrack rides, football, peaceful walks along leaf-covered trails and Friday the 13th marathons. It’s a magical month, indeed. The beer of the month, Best Brown Ale by Bell’s Brewery, evokes everything there is to love about October and autumn. […]

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Three Iowa brewers win gold at the Great American Beer Festival

Three Iowa brewers took home gold medals at the 2015 Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colorado this weekend. The two-day event hosted hundreds of breweries nationwide, all vying for medals across more than 90 categories and styles. Lion Bridge Brewing Co., based in Cedar Rapids, won gold in the Brown Porter category for its […]

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New on the scene: Green Tree Brewery finds success in eastern Iowa

Less than a week after opening the Green Tree Brewery in Le Claire, Iowa, brewmaster and co-owner Richard Day said he was already thinking about expansion. Demand and interest were been so overwhelming at Green Tree, which officially opened on Aug. 7, that Day said he was eyeing neighboring plots of land to expand the […]

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Millstream Brewing Co. celebrates 30 years

Millstream’s 30th Anniversary Party Millstream Brewing Co. — Saturday, Aug. 29 at 5 p.m. While looking over a draft pamphlet for the upcoming Festival of Iowa Beers, Millstream Brewing Company co-owner Teresa Albert said she considers many of the 30 participating breweries Millstream’s children and grandchildren. Pointing at the brewery logos spread across multiple hand-folded […]

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Inaugural Tiffin festival combines beer and bluegrass

Beer and bluegrass will harmonize this weekend for the inaugural Bella Sala Brew Grass Festival at the Bella Sala Event Center in Tiffin. Chad Atherton, festival promoter and regional market manager for Founders Brewing Company, credits the renaissance of craft beer in Iowa and the heritage of bluegrass in the Mississippi and Missouri Valley as the inspiration for the festival’s theme. […]

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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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