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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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Omaha Beer Fest 2014

It rained during my entire drive toward the Omaha Beer Fest at Stinson Park at Aksarben Village on June 6-7. Held in conjunction with Visit Omaha, the festival is in its fourth year, and featured beers from 50 breweries, hourly Beer … Continue reading

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Free tickets! Free tickets!

If you’re anything like me, you love drinking beer. And if there’s one thing you like better than that, it’s drinking free beer. Since I’m not selfish in my quest for low-cost, yet delicious suds, I’m partnering with the good … 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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FoBAB 2014-fun, games and a few residual thoughts

Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to attend Chicago’s 11th Annual Festival of Wood and Barrel-Aged Beers sponsored by the Illinois Brewers Guild. As was the case two years ago, I was an appendage to my comrades at Rock … Continue reading

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A family reunion of sorts: Little Giant Beer Summit

“I was born very far from where I’m supposed to be, and so I’m on my way home.” -Bob Dylan I went home on Saturday. It may sound odd or wrong or alcoholic or offensive, but when I went to … Continue reading

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Hoppy Days at Arrowhead

It wasn’t just a “Happy Hour.” It was “Happy Day.” Last weekend, Kyle and I trekked to the Arrowhead Hops Harvest Festival north of Madrid, Iowa, to check out the status of hop farmer Andy McCormick’s bounty and to lend … Continue reading

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A Good Beer Day for Iowa Beer Drinkers on Oct. 5

I mean, it’s not called “Good Beer Day.” It’s just that there is a string of coincidentally cool beer events shaping up on the calendar for Oct. 5, and if you acquire a designated driver, you might even be able … Continue reading

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Stretch your sipping muscles at Confluence Brewing Company

For our next installment of Pints & Poses, we’re partnering with Ken and John at Confluence Brewing Company in Des Moines, on Oct. 5. Michelle Wilson (yeah, she’s my wife) of Radiant Wellness Solutions will lead the bending of bodies … Continue reading

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It’s pronounced Five-One-Five

515 Brewing Company opens its doors Since I live in the boondocks of Iowa, it is often (frustratingly) difficult for me to attend every beer release, event, dinner, festival or shindig that I’d like to. So imagine my happiness when … Continue reading

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