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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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Iowa Brews: A look at the state’s beer industry in 2014

Iowa Beer

The Iowa brewing industry is growing so quickly, even industry experts and representatives have a hard time keeping up. When Iowa Pints: A Guide to Iowa Breweries was published in June, the author, J. Wilson, featured profiles of 51 established breweries, two cider makers and three breweries set to open over the summer. It also […]

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Corridor on Tap festival to offer taste of 100 beers

Beer-Tasting

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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Iowa beers take gold medals at nationwide beer competition

Beer-Tasting

The state’s flourishing craft beer industry received recognition last weekend as two Iowa brews won gold medals at the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) in Denver. Cedar Rapids’ Lion Bridge Brewing Company took home a gold medal in the English-Style Mild Ale category for its Workman’s Compensation, and CocO Stout, brewed West O Beer of […]

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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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