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John’s Grocery hosting 70th anniversary party

John’s Grocery is celebrating 70 years as a staple of Iowa City’s northside by focusing on what they do best: beer. John’s is hosting an anniversary party in their parking lot from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, offering beer and wine samples from visiting breweries and wineries, as well as chances to win prizes. […]

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LV Recommends: Millstream Bräu Haus

One of my favorite autumn activities in eastern Iowa is a visit to Amana. Quaint little shops, the down-home General Store, local theatre, Millstream Brewery and the village’s simple feel make for a great afternoon of shopping and relaxation, and, of course, eating. There are good options for dining in Amana, and the newest on […]

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Millstream Brewing Co. celebrates 30 years

Millstream’s 30th Anniversary Party Millstream Brewing Co. — Saturday, Aug. 29 at 5 p.m. While looking over a draft pamphlet for the upcoming Festival of Iowa Beers, Millstream Brewing Company co-owner Teresa Albert said she considers many of the 30 participating breweries Millstream’s children and grandchildren. Pointing at the brewery logos spread across multiple hand-folded […]

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LV Recommends: Millstream Brewing Company’s Schild Brau Amber

To commemorate Millstream Brewing Company’s 30th anniversary, LV’s August beer of the month is Millstream’s internationally acclaimed flagship beer — Schild Brau Amber. Millstream has brewed Schild Brau Amber since the Amana-based brewery opened in 1985. The beer’s many awards include a gold medal in the Vienna-Style Lager category at the 2010 World Beer Cup. […]

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Millstream to debut series of seriously hoppy beers

Bitter IPAs have been trending in the craft beer world for years now, and Millstream Brewing Company co-owner Teresa Albert said the Amana-based brewery is finally heeding customer demand for these hoppier beers by releasing a series of double IPAs. Bitter End Double IPA will be the first beer to be released as part of […]

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Corridor on Tap festival to offer taste of 100 beers

The inaugural Corridor on Tap beer festival will kick off the weekend this Friday, Nov. 21, 5–9 p.m. at the Doubletree by Hilton Cedar Rapids Convention Complex (350 1st Ave. NE), offering samples of 100 different beers from a variety of national and international breweries. Corridor on Tap will offer unlimited samples of beers to […]

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Take a ride on Millstream’s 13th Annual Tour de Brew

The Millstream Brewing Company is inviting cyclists to warm up their legs and palates for RAGBRAI on the 13th annual Tour de Brew this Saturday, July 12. Registration for the 38-mile tour costs $25 and will take place at the brewery (835 48th Ave., Amana) from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. The tour will take riders through Norway, Blairstown and West Amana before returning to Millstream. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Amana Colonies Recreational Trail. […]

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The bittersweet effects of the 2012 drought

Though brewers said the hot, dry summer of 2012 brought an increase in sales due to beer drinkers looking to quench their thirst, there were also consequences. Brewers say the drought’s effect on the corn and soybean crops will influence the cost of malting barley and potentially the price beer drinkers pay for their favorite six-pack. […]

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The Hops: What’s New for the Craft Beer Consumer?

For two years, a collaboration of brewers from the Boston Beer Company and Weihenstephan worked to develop a unique new beer. The result, the champagne-like Infinium, was brewed in accordance with the German Beer Purity Law of 1516 with a process that is still patent pending. On its webpage, the beer is praised as “groundbreaking” […]

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The Hops: Native Brew

Though it may look like any other fountain of sudsy goodness, the tap line behind the bar at Short’s Burger & Shine (18 South Clinton St.) is an icon. Its ever-changing cast of 10 Iowa-brewed beers symbolizes… […]

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