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Lion Bridge Brewing Company celebrates five years in Cedar Rapids

In the shadow of Czech Village’s distinctive orange-roofed clock tower, across the street from the old Kosek Bandstand and complementing the stone lions scattered along 16th Avenue in Cedar Rapids is a small craft brewery (with a spacious taproom) that feels as integral to the area’s history as most any business in the neighborhood. […]

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Three Iowa brewers win gold at the Great American Beer Festival

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

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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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