Breweries to survive coronavirus?

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Lemmiwinks

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The only one I’ve found in the area doing growler refills is Fenceline in Huxley. They sanitize it first by running it through their dishwasher.
How is Fenceline? I've stopped by Alluvial to pick up some crowlers a couple of times and intended to stop in Huxley on the way back, but didn't really want to wait for beer I've never tired.
 

baller21

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How is Fenceline? I've stopped by Alluvial to pick up some crowlers a couple of times and intended to stop in Huxley on the way back, but didn't really want to wait for beer I've never tired.
Definitely not on Alluvials level but they’re new so hopefully they will improve.
 
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baller21

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My buddy sent me a snap chat of a bottle of Peace Tree Blonde Fatale that said it was brewed by Backpocket. I wonder what's up there?
Was it an older bottle?
I think Backpocket has done some contract brewing for them in the past.
 

Macloney

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1 mile from the phog

ZJohnson

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I would love it if there was something like an Iowa only version of Tavour (if not familiar it's basically a craft beer by mail club). I'm someone out in the sticks and a ways away from all my favorite breweries. I used to have regular reasons to travel to Des Moines and would stock up there, but those trips are gone for the moment. I've been hitting the local HyVee but the selection is just so so here.

I've been stepping up my consumption levels to do my part to support breweries. Mainly sources through larger Tavour orders. If I had an option to do similar but Iowa focused I'd love to.
I know the Iowa Beer Tent or someone out of DSM was doing one over the holidays as I got one for my Bro-In-Law and dad, but not sure if they are doing that year-round.
 

cc1091

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In Cedar Rapids:
- Third Base Brewery in CR is apparently open as a restaurant that serves beer. I'm sure there is a limit to who is there and where they may sit. I haven't been there though, so don't know the details.
- Granite City in CR is back open to limited groups, and I hear the bar is closed at the moment.
Others sound like they are continuing curbside pickup, etc.
 

Thomasrickj

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Any DC area residents here? I’ve been ordering a ton of Aslin beer since this pandemic and have been ordering from The Veil and Vasen about two hours south of DC. All three are excellent and are thriving while still doing curbside pickup.