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    New Iowa Brewery

    A new brewery is opening in Spirit Lake, Okoboji Brewing Company. They are sponsoring the Okoboji Winter Games and all their beers will be introduced there this weekend. Getting great reviews. Can't wait to get a taste.



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    Re: New Iowa Brewery

    The more, the better.



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    Re: New Iowa Brewery

    Nothing like a new sponsor for the Okoboji Fighting Phantoms!

    I'm an alum by the way
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    Re: New Iowa Brewery

    one of the guys that is running this brewery is a family friend, and i can attest to the quality of the beers, they are delicious. also a U of O alum


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    Re: New Iowa Brewery

    Quote Originally Posted by BigM View Post
    one of the guys that is running this brewery is a family friend, and i can attest to the quality of the beers, they are delicious. also a U of O alum
    Nice to have a fellow alum on here. ISU's campus is beautiful, but nothing beats the U of O's water-front campus ;)



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    Re: New Iowa Brewery

    Not only I am a U of O alum, I'm also the current director of the illustrious U of O Flying Club.

    Pumped to here about the beer. It's about damn time they got a brewery in the Lakes area. Only problem is that I've heard rumors that the brewery is part of the university, if you get my drift.

    EDIT: NM, looks real online.


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    Re: New Iowa Brewery

    More Beer = More Better



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    Re: New Iowa Brewery

    Quote Originally Posted by cydonn View Post
    A new brewery is opening in Spirit Lake, Okoboji Brewing Company. They are sponsoring the Okoboji Winter Games and all their beers will be introduced there this weekend. Getting great reviews. Can't wait to get a taste.
    All of their beers for the time being are being brewed and canned by Great River Brewery in Davenport.



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    Quote Originally Posted by TruClone View Post
    All of their beers for the time being are being brewed and canned by Great River Brewery in Davenport.

    Kind of off topic, but I had a really good Great River seasonal the last time I was at El Bait Shop in Des Moines. Think it was an Abbey ale.


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    Re: New Iowa Brewery

    Quote Originally Posted by ianoconnor View Post
    The more, the better.
    So true and Great News for Iowa!





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    Re: New Iowa Brewery

    Quote Originally Posted by BigM View Post
    one of the guys that is running this brewery is a family friend, and i can attest to the quality of the beers, they are delicious. also a U of O alum
    Apparently I was in a fraternity with one of them as well...I knew I was in the fraternity with him, just not that he was doing this. Real cool.



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    Re: New Iowa Brewery

    I have to use this thread as a plug for a brewery a family member of mine is opening in Coralville. Its going to be Iowa's largest at 25,000 barrels per year, and they make terrific German style beers.

    I encourage (and beg) everyone to check it out! They have it on tap at El Baitshop and Biaggis I believe. Ask for it other places you go!

    Backpocket Brewing



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    Quote Originally Posted by BigM View Post
    one of the guys that is running this brewery is a family friend, and i can attest to the quality of the beers, they are delicious. also a U of O alum
    Two of the co-owners are family friends that we used to attend ISU games with; they're big-time Clone supporters!



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    Quote Originally Posted by ColoradoClone View Post
    I have to use this thread as a plug for a brewery a family member of mine is opening in Coralville. Its going to be Iowa's largest at 25,000 barrels per year, and they make terrific German style beers.

    I encourage (and beg) everyone to check it out! They have it on tap at El Baitshop and Biaggis I believe. Ask for it other places you go!

    Backpocket Brewing
    I stumbled onto their beer with my father-in-law at their original brew pub, Old Man River up in McGregor.

    Love their beer. All German styles, and delicious. Their gonna be bottling this year supposedly, and I will be having plenty of it while tailgating.


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    Screw U of O. Never responded to my application.


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