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Drinking Pants Pageant slated for June 20

The Most Fun You’ll Have With Your Pants On! Along with my comrades at 818: a tiny design empire, I’ve been working hard to bring to life a very special event. Coming to Wooly’s on June 20 during Des Moines Beer Week, … Continue reading

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The challenge of collaboration beers

We began conversations about the Des Moines Beer Week collaboration beer weeks ago. Potential beer styles and brew dates moved via email among the 14  Des Moines area brewers participating in the special release beer, which will be one of … Continue reading

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Selden: ‘I can’t get no satisfaction’

“I am never satisfied.” -Will Ferrell as Chaz Michael Michaels, “Blades of Glory” Dave Selden of 33 Books calls his Lunar Eclipse Special Edition of 33 Bottles of Beer “a design idea I feel I’ve probably taken way, way too … Continue reading

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Sip, Savor and Read with Brewvana during Des Moines Beer Week

Des Moines Beer Week is slated for June 14-20, and I have scheduled a trio of events I hope folks will be eager to attend. Beer and Barrels The first shindig is the release of the Barrel-aged version of this … Continue reading

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Illuminator V is on the way

According to the calendar, it’s time to put a lager in the tank—a very special lager. If my award-winning  Illuminator Doppelbock is to be ready for its Fat Tuesday release on Feb. 17, Rock Bottom’s Eric Sorensen and I were … Continue reading

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Upcoming Stuff

A few notes on the calendar, for the sake of updates and my desire to drink beer with you: On July 26, I’ll be signing copies of Iowa Pints at Peace Tree Brewing Company in Knoxville, Iowa. On August 8-9, … Continue reading

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June 28 P&P at Confluence

Lest we forget to share the details, our next Pints & Poses will take place at Confluence Brewing Company on June 28. Fifteen bucks buys a 90-minute yoga class and your first pint of Confluence beer. Please arrive early to … Continue reading

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Iowa Pints released today

As evidenced by my sporadic blogging, I’ve been hard at work on a side project. Since last August, I’ve made it my business to add Iowa to the growing list of states that hosts a guidebook to its craft brewing … Continue reading

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Brewvana chief to coordinate Iowa Brewers Guild

It seems kinda funny to write a press release about yourself, and even funnier to publish it on your very own blog, so while you can view the official version of the story here and here, I thought I’d take … Continue reading

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Pints & Poses-April 19 at Confluence Brewing

Radiant Wellness Solutions and Brewvana return to Confluence Brewing Company for the bending of bodies and the bending of elbows on April 19 at 10:15 a.m. Fifteen bucks buys a 90-minute yoga class and your first pint of Confluence beer. Please … Continue reading

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