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LV’s September 2016 Brew of the Month: Your guide to local Oktoberfest beers

Dust off your one-liter beer mug because September is the time to enjoy the many Oktoberfest beers being brewed in eastern Iowa — perhaps even at one of the area’s many Oktoberfest festivals. Here’s a run-down of the Oktoberfest beers being released by local breweries. Another Road: The Marion brewery will release its Oktoberfest, along […]

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Gose Shore by Exile Brewing Company is LV’s August 2016 Brew of the Month

The beer of the month is a tart but tasty and drinkable brew that should wet your whistle on the hot, sticky, long days of August — Gose Shore, brewed by the Exile Brewing Company of Des Moines. Gose Shore is best served in a weizen glass or a stange, which is a tall, skinny, […]

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Arms Race Pale Ale by Big Grove Brewery is LV’s July 2016 Brew of the Month

It’s that time of year when bicyclists are hitting the trails and country roads hard, training for RAGBRAI. One popular and effective (some may even say masochistic) route runs from Iowa City to the old Sutliff Bridge via the beastly hills of Sugar Bottom Road. It is a ride worthy of the beer of the […]

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ReUnion Lager by ReUnion Brewery is LV’s June 2016 Brew of the Month

Lager gets a bad rap. Commonly associated with the macro pilsners stacked ceiling-high in walk-in coolers across the nation, lager is panned by many craft beer enthusiasts as boring and simple, worthy only for the unenlightened to drink from plastic cups. Sure, it is simple, but dismissing it overlooks the fact the lagers being brewed […]

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

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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