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    Founders beer now found in Iowa

    My cousin from the Twin Cities was raving about the beers of Founders Brewing when he came down to visit for the OKC football game last fall, and after looking around we saw that they weren't distributing in Iowa yet at that point. Fast forward to last night when I went to see The Envy Corps at the new music venue Woolys in Des Moines (great band and great place to see a show), and to my delight I see that they have Founders Dirty Bastard on tap. It was quite good, and today I remembered to look into how this came to be. Turns out Founders is now distributing in Iowa, as of March 19th.

    Just picked up a couple of six packs at the Hy-Vee Liquor Store in West Ames.

    Good beer for all!


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    Re: Founders beer now found in Iowa

    Founders Dirty Bastard is also on tap at Es Tas. I shared a pitcher of it and it was surprisingly good.



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    Re: Founders beer now found in Iowa

    I tried both their Rye and Double Ipa on tap at el bait shop this weekend and was impressed with both.

    Looking forward to trying some of their others/ picking up a sixer or two.



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    Re: Founders beer now found in Iowa

    Quote Originally Posted by caustic217 View Post
    I tried both their Rye and Double Ipa on tap at el bait shop this weekend and was impressed with both.

    Looking forward to trying some of their others/ picking up a sixer or two.

    I wasn't too fond of the IPA, but the rye was quite good. I'll still only drink Surly if I'm ever in Minnesota, but until we get Surly in Iowa Founders will have to be my Minnesota beer when I run out of Surly.

    I too am impressed with Founders, can't wait to try some of their others.


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    Re: Founders beer now found in Iowa

    I drink bid light. Its cheap and I don't have to sound like beer deuchbag when I tell people what I drink. Its what I really hate about wine people.


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    Re: Founders beer now found in Iowa

    If you like Founders, wait til we get Lagunitas--coming soon--finally!



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    Re: Founders beer now found in Iowa

    I've actually had quite a few of their beers. We've had it in Ohio for awhile now. They're pretty good.

    I like Great Lakes and Thirsty Dog. Too bad they don't have it here in Iowa


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    Re: Founders beer now found in Iowa

    Lagunitas is great. All Founder's 6 packs were on sale for 6.99 last week at my local liquor store...I had their dry hopped pale ale...pretty tasty!


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    Re: Founders beer now found in Iowa

    Quote Originally Posted by Knownothing View Post
    I drink bid light. Its cheap and I don't have to sound like beer deuchbag when I tell people what I drink. Its what I really hate about wine people.
    Then stay out of our beer snob thread you cheap bastard.



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    Re: Founders beer now found in Iowa

    I had a few glasses at Bait Shop this weekend. I'm very excited to see it around. I went to Hy-Vee to pick up some 6 packs last night, and all that was left was 2 6 packs of the Scotch ale (I was looking for the Rye or IPA).

    The more we can make stuff like Founder's and Lagunitas fly off the shelf, the more we can convince breweries like Oskar Blues, Dogfish Head, etc to start distributing in Iowa.

    Regarding Surly, I think that the hold up on their distribution is on the Minnesota end of things. I've heard (have not researched this) that they have some strange laws that limit the distribution of breweries under a certain level of output, and until Surly expands their production, they won't be able to distribute out of the state.



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    Re: Founders beer now found in Iowa

    Quote Originally Posted by Knownothing View Post
    I drink bid light. Its cheap and I don't have to sound like beer deuchbag when I tell people what I drink. Its what I really hate about wine people.
    I bet you think Mcdonalds makes the best burger as well. Mmmm now thats consistently cheap and flavorless.


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    Re: Founders beer now found in Iowa

    Quote Originally Posted by Knownothing View Post
    I drink bid light. Its cheap and I don't have to sound like beer deuchbag when I tell people what I drink. Its what I really hate about wine people.

    Why not Busch Light? It's cheaper and pretty much the same thing. You must be a beer snob. haha

    Looking forward to trying Founders and Lagunitas.



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    Re: Founders beer now found in Iowa

    Quote Originally Posted by cyfan964 View Post
    I wasn't too fond of the IPA, but the rye was quite good. I'll still only drink Surly if I'm ever in Minnesota, but until we get Surly in Iowa Founders will have to be my Minnesota beer when I run out of Surly.

    I too am impressed with Founders, can't wait to try some of their others.
    Founders is out of Grand Rapids, MI.

    I picked up their IPA on Saturday and enjoyed it. Not the best, but I've had their breakfast stout in the past and it is truly phenomenal.

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    Re: Founders beer now found in Iowa

    Founders is excellent. Everything I've had of theirs has been really good. They make beers for beer geeks: interesting, flavorful and high alc styles.



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    Re: Founders beer now found in Iowa

    Quote Originally Posted by Knownothing View Post
    I drink bid light. Its cheap and I don't have to sound like beer deuchbag when I tell people what I drink. Its what I really hate about wine people.
    Don't worry, you had the deuchbag thing covered long before good beer and wine came along.



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