Founders beer now found in Iowa

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  1. AdamO

    AdamO Member

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    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!
     
  2. IowaStateClones

    IowaStateClones Well-Known Member

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    Founders Dirty Bastard is also on tap at Es Tas. I shared a pitcher of it and it was surprisingly good.
     
  3. caustic217

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    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.
     
  4. cyfan964

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    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.
     
  5. Knownothing

    Knownothing Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  6. larry

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    If you like Founders, wait til we get Lagunitas--coming soon--finally!
     
  7. ISUCyclones2015

    ISUCyclones2015 Well-Known Member

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    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
     
  8. Bewilderme

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    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!
     
  9. mramseyISU

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    Then stay out of our beer snob thread you cheap bastard.
     
  10. Al_4_State

    Al_4_State Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  11. mcblogerson

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    I bet you think Mcdonalds makes the best burger as well. Mmmm now thats consistently cheap and flavorless.
     
  12. baller21

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    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.
     
  13. ianoconnor

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    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.

    http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/1199/11757
     
  14. mfelske

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    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.
     
  15. ribsnwhiskey

    ribsnwhiskey Well-Known Member

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    Don't worry, you had the deuchbag thing covered long before good beer and wine came along.
     
  16. troutslayer

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    While I believe that we'll always want what we can't have (Founders, Lagunitas, Stone), we have some great breweries right here in Iowa that produce great beer!

    Olde Maine Brewing - Ames IA
    Peace Tree Brewing - Knoxville IA
    Madhouse Brewing - Newton IA
    Hub City Brewery - Stanley IA
    Mill Stream Brewing - Amana IA

    I just visited Hub City this weekend. They are now distributing to Chicago! Touring Peace Tree this Saturday.
     
  17. Entropy

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    Hey, what kind of F-Body should I get? Also, do you think the mullet is making a come back?
     
  18. AdamO

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    I would just like to add my response:

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    (Credit to ISUAgronomist's twitter feed for gif)

    Also, I'm definitely a fan of the Olde Main brews and would like to try all of the Iowa brewery offerings. I think it's great that there's so much variety available across the board, in state, regionally, and nationally.
     
  19. Turbo

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    Peace Tree is an ok tour, the sampler of all the beers is a good time. We did it in a group of 7 people and it was well worth the drive
     
  20. ianoconnor

    ianoconnor Well-Known Member

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    ^ I also did the tour at Peace Tree. Tour itself isn't anything special as it's a very small operation, but the beer is great!
     

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