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    Des Moines Craft Brew

    I went last year and it was a lot of fun and had some good beer. Anyone going? What beers do you have on your list?

    Iowa Brewers Guild Beer Listings for the Iowa Craft Brew Festival 2012

    I want to try some from Green Flash and Founders.



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    Re: Des Moines Craft Brew

    Went last year as well. Got to be careful and pace yourself. Craft beers sneak up on you.


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    Re: Des Moines Craft Brew

    Quote Originally Posted by Brentwood View Post
    Went last year as well. Got to be careful and pace yourself. Craft beers sneak up on you.
    Yeah I know. I dropped the shot glass on the ground on the way out, it broke, went to pick it up, and nearly lost a finger.



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    Re: Des Moines Craft Brew

    Everyone needs to try some Backpocket Beer. That's my father in law's brewery that originated in McGregor, IA and has just opened a new production facility in Coralville. They are all good, especially the Dunkel.



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    Re: Des Moines Craft Brew

    I'm not going, but I would recommend the DSM folks to drink anything you can't regularly get there.

    I'm a bit of a Toppling Goliath fan boy (Mug Club member and go there at a minimum of once a week), but it really is great beer.

    We're lucky to have a lot of good beer made right in Iowa, so get out and enjoy it.


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    Re: Des Moines Craft Brew

    Quote Originally Posted by ColoradoClone View Post
    Everyone needs to try some Backpocket Beer. That's my father in law's brewery that originated in McGregor, IA and has just opened a new production facility in Coralville. They are all good, especially the Dunkel.

    I will second this. I stayed at the Marriot in Coralville on Wednesday night and the hotel bar had Backpocket Dunkel on tap and that is some TASTY beer. It was cool that they had it on tap since the new location was literally across the drive from them.


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    Re: Des Moines Craft Brew

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    I went last year and it was a lot of fun and had some good beer. Anyone going? What beers do you have on your list?

    Iowa Brewers Guild Beer Listings for the Iowa Craft Brew Festival 2012

    I want to try some from Green Flash and Founders.
    Anyone going stop by the Twisted Vine Brewery's stand. All of us are ISU alums and would look forward in meeting Cyclone Fan's over some beer!



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    Re: Des Moines Craft Brew

    I'd recommend a stop by Twisted Vine's stand as well. I love their farmhouse/saison type beers.

    The tasting room/Madison County Winery is a fun trip.


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    Re: Des Moines Craft Brew

    Quote Originally Posted by isu664 View Post
    Anyone going stop by the Twisted Vine Brewery's stand. All of us are ISU alums and would look forward in meeting Cyclone Fan's over some beer!
    Good Clones runnin Twisted Vine? I'll be by right away. Also might have some questions about starting up the brewery. Guessing you'll all be very busy, so maybe we'll have to stop by el bait shop some other time and I'll buy the first round.



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    Re: Des Moines Craft Brew

    Quote Originally Posted by tomocyclone View Post
    Good Clones runnin Twisted Vine? I'll be by right away. Also might have some questions about starting up the brewery. Guessing you'll all be very busy, so maybe we'll have to stop by el bait shop some other time and I'll buy the first round.
    Glad to meet you on Saturday and we should be down at ElBait Shop on Thursday for the Jimmy Carter Happy Hour.



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    Re: Des Moines Craft Brew

    Really liked the green flash beer selection.



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    Re: Des Moines Craft Brew

    ^ Have tried their West Coast IPA & Hop Head Red, both awesome. I've been wanting to get a taste of their Palette Wrecker Imperial IPA, but it was out at the Bait Shop last time I went.



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    Re: Des Moines Craft Brew

    Founders had some good stuff as well.



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    Re: Des Moines Craft Brew

    Agreed. Visited their brewery a couple months back. Great stuff! Their breakfast stout is one of my favorite beers.



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    Re: Des Moines Craft Brew

    What a good event even with the rain at the end.





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