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 […]
Iowans love craft beer, but when one pint is as strong as a double shot of vodka, unsuspecting social drinkers may find themselves stumbling after just one or two of their favorite brews. Here is your guide to a local beers under five percent ABV but just as tasty.
Three cheers for beers and bikes! Between RAGBRAI, Millstream’s Tour de Brew and the Culinary Ride, food and beer-soaked bike rides are a guilty pleasure in our area, but a tradition nonetheless. […]
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 […]