10 Iowa-made beverages that belong in a beer garden this fall

’Tis the season of Oktoberfests, tailgates, haunted houses, film festivals and some of the best beer releases of the year. Starting in mid-August, Iowa brewers begin announcing the debut of German-style lagers, fall flavors, special collabs and session beers, ideal […]

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The Banshees of Ingersoll: Des Moines beer picks for St. Paddy’s Day

Been banished by your best mate and drinking buddy? Worried you’ll spend St. Patrick’s Day with none but yer sister and miniature donkey? Avoid a mental breakdown (and/or an Oscar nomination) and grab a pint at your neighborhood brewery, where […]

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Iowa beer picks inspired by new and classic horror movies

Whatever movies you watch this October, don’t just sit there with glazed eyes dipping your hand into the Halloween candy bowl over and over again until you realize the trick-or-treaters are knocking and all that’s left for them are a […]

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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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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 […]

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