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For Iowa brewers, water quality is ‘a really big deal’

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 […]

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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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Yes we can! Why canned beer is best

“From a quality-of-beer perspective, the can in a lot of ways is superior to the bottle,” Andy Joynt, head brewer for Big Grove Brewery, said. “There’s an outdated idea that cans impact the flavor of beer because there was a period of time many, many years ago it did, but that’s no longer the case.” […]

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Two Cedar Rapids breweries take home Great American Beer Fest medals

Two Cedar Rapids breweries walked away with medals from the Great American Beer Festival Competition in Denver over the weekend — Lion Bridge Brewing Company, which received a gold and a bronze, and the Iowa Brewing Company, which took home a silver. All of this celebration took place just a short while after both breweries […]

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Devotay and Lion Bridge Brewery team-up for 4x4x40 dinner and beer event

Devotay

4x4x40 Devotay hosts Lion Bridge Brewery Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 6 p.m. Reservations Required, $40 Tonight at 6 p.m., Devotay restaurant of Iowa City will be teaming up with Lion Bridge Brewery (Cedar Rapids) for a four-course beer and food pairing — reservations are required, and tickets are $40. Devotay Executive Chef Daniel Knowles composed […]

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Lions, produce, and beers, oh my! Lion Bridge Brewery to host farmers market

Policy on the Rocks at Lion Bridge

Beginning Thursday, June 9, Lion Bridge Brewery of Cedar Rapids will host an evening farmers market, set for every other Thursday. The brewery’s liquor license has been extended to include the location of the market so that market-goers can enjoy a draft while they shop. There are also plans for an extended patio, event stage […]

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The Disaster at Meux is LV’s February 2016 Brew of the Month

Disaster at Meux

February’s beer of the month is another world-class beer brewed in the City of Five Seasons: The Disaster at Meux. First brewed in 2014, The Disaster at Meux is named after the London Beer Flood of 1814. According to Lion Bridge brewer and co-owner Quinton McClain, English breweries at that time were racing to build […]

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Local politics shaken, not stirred

Policy on the Rocks at Lion Bridge

Policy on the Rocks Lion Bridge Brewing Company — Thursday, January 7 at 4:30 p.m. The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance kicks off its 2016 Policy on the Rocks series today, at Lion Bridge Brewing Company in Czech Village on Cedar Rapids’ SW side. This first of the year’s monthly events slides in right before […]

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Three Iowa brewers win gold at the Great American Beer Festival

Exile Brewing Company

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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Workman’s Compensation by Lion Bridge Brewing Company is LV’s September 2015 Brew of the Month

Policy on the Rocks at Lion Bridge

In honor of Labor Day, this month’s beer of choice is an award-winning, tasty, low-alcohol compensation that is perfect to enjoy after a hard day of work: Workman’s Compensation, brewed by the Lion Bridge Brewing Company of Cedar Rapids. Lion Bridge classifies Workman’s Compensation as dark mild—a malty, low-alcohol style that originated in Britain. Lion […]

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