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    Fair-Iowa craft beer tent

    Anyone been this year? Favorite beer you've had?

    Going to to check it out tomorrow.



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    Re: Fair-Iowa craft beer tent

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    Re: Fair-Iowa craft beer tent

    Well, duh. This is the fifth day of the state fair already. ;) Of course I've been there, and will be back.



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    Re: Fair-Iowa craft beer tent

    West-O smoky red was good. Lions gate from CR had a tasty stout. Sorry lions bridge.


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    Re: Fair-Iowa craft beer tent

    Had a few there this weekend. The only one I didn't like was a Kalona beer. Had a really good porter, had the Peace Tree red.
    The craft beer tent is a great addition to the fair. They are outgrowing that spot but it's nice that it's "somewhat hidden."


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    Re: Fair-Iowa craft beer tent

    West Coast IPA by Great River Brewing was really good.

    Kalona Sucha Much IPA is also really good, but only if you love piney hops.



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    Re: Fair-Iowa craft beer tent

    Exile Hannah. Big fan of them. They have an IPA on tap there for you hop heads.


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    Re: Fair-Iowa craft beer tent

    Quote Originally Posted by JP4CY View Post
    The craft beer tent is a great addition to the fair. They are outgrowing that spot but it's nice that it's "somewhat hidden."
    i'm a big fan, but certain evenings it is almost too busy. I realize this is a great problem to have, but still



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    Re: Fair-Iowa craft beer tent

    Quote Originally Posted by JP4CY View Post
    Had a few there this weekend. The only one I didn't like was a Kalona beer. Had a really good porter, had the Peace Tree red.
    The craft beer tent is a great addition to the fair. They are outgrowing that spot but it's nice that it's "somewhat hidden."
    Funny. Kalona is my wife's favorite.

    I tried most of the non-central Iowa beers. Mostly IPAs or other Ales. Nothing really knocked my socks off, but the only one I really didn't like was the Okoboji Veneration. Just had an odd taste.

    Went Friday night - I didn't think it was all that busy. Bit of a line early on getting tickets, but not bad. Never had to stand behind more than one person to get a beer. Could use a bit more seating perhaps.



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    Re: Fair-Iowa craft beer tent

    New American is really good. Nice dark beer from Ankeny i previously hadn't heard of



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    Quote Originally Posted by Cychotiic View Post
    New American is really good. Nice dark beer from Ankeny i previously hadn't heard of
    Pretty sure they are relatively new, and only kegging at the moment. Believe they have some beers at El Bait Shop (or did a while ago).

    Anyone that went know if they had any of the new Firetrucker stuff from Ankeny there? Hear about it a couple of months ago, apparently will specialize in smoked beers.


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    Re: Fair-Iowa craft beer tent

    Quote Originally Posted by ClonesTwentyOne View Post
    Exile Hannah. Big fan of them. They have an IPA on tap there for you hop heads.
    I had a Hannah at the Adventureland brew 'bar'. Really liked it. Reminded me of Shocktop.



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    Quote Originally Posted by 1100011CS View Post
    I had a Hannah at the Adventureland brew 'bar'. Really liked it. Reminded me of Shocktop.
    That's exactly where I first tried it as well. Taste just as good in a bottle too.


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    Re: Fair-Iowa craft beer tent

    I've just never loved an Exile beer, or even found it above average. And it's not just preferring hops to malt. There are malty beers at Confluence, Olde Main, or Backpocket that are much better in my mind. The food is great though.

    I was at Lake Time Brewing in Clear Lake and Mason City Brewing on Friday. Was surprised by how good both were. Lake Time had a really solid IPA, and my wife had their Strawberry Wheat, which is a style I normally don't care for, but was done extremely well. Mason City had a great milk stout and Session Pale.


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    Re: Fair-Iowa craft beer tent

    Quote Originally Posted by RubyClone View Post
    Went Friday night - I didn't think it was all that busy. Bit of a line early on getting tickets, but not bad. Never had to stand behind more than one person to get a beer. Could use a bit more seating perhaps.
    Friday night was East side night. I'm sure the Bud tent and the Depot were packed.


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