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 industry.

Iowa Pints: A Guide to Iowa Breweries went on sale on Amazon today, and you can purchase it here.

The definitive guide to the beer and breweries of the Hawkeye state, Iowa Pints is an essential tool for the beer enthusiast in search of a tasty, locally crafted beer in the Iowa. In addition to exploring over 50 Iowa breweries, the book is packed with Iowa beer history and information, as well as a beer tutorial, recommendations, tips and sneak peeks of over two dozen “still fermenting” breweries-in-planning.

Of course, we beer folk want a release party, don’t we. And we don’t need to have it at a library or book store, do we? Part of the inaugural Des Moines Beer Week, the Iowa Pints Release Party will take place at el Bait Shop in Des Moines on June 12, from 5-8 p.m.

For more information on the book, click here.

What they’re saying

1. “a must-read for beer lovers, Hawkeye or otherwise” (Maureen Ogle, author of Ambitious Brew: The Story of American Beer)

2. “a well-researched and long-overdue guide to Iowa’s fast growing craft beer industry” (Tim Hynds, Sioux City Journal beer writer)

3. “a treasure map to discovering delicious beer and amazing atmospheres across Iowa” (Colleen Murphy, Iowa Tourism Office).

Release Party Details

What:  Iowa Pints Release Party

Where: el Bait Shop (200 SW 2nd Street in Des Moines)

When: Thursday, June 12, 2014 (5-8 p.m.)

Info:    Author J. Wilson will be on hand for a meet-and-greet and book signing, while el Bait Shop will offer specials on all Iowa-brewed beers.

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