VOLUNTEER SIGNUP IS NOW OPEN!

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Volunteer spots go live on Saturday, June 7th at 8AM.

The Iowa State Fair is just around the corner. This is your chance to have some fun at the Iowa Craft Beer Tent this summer by volunteering to pour beer or any one of the other positions available. As always, you will receive a limited edition shirt, entry into the fair, two drink tickets, and the opportunity to have a blast at the best beer tent at the fair. The link will be posted on facebook, twitter, and the website at 8AM on this Saturday, June 7th.

VOLUNTEER POSITION DESCRIPTIONS - CLICK HERE

The Iowa Cubs are expanding to 14 Taps in 2014

Iowa Craft Beer Tent is expanding their offerings in 2014 from last year’s inaugural season at Principal Park during the Iowa Cubs baseball season. The Iowa Craft Beer Tent will grow from 8 taps in 2013 to 14 tap handles in 2014, all serving Iowa Craft Beer. The starting lineup for opening day on April 3rd will include beer from Backpocket Brewing (1), Confluence Brewing (4), Court Avenue Brewing (2), Exile Brewing (2), Madhouse Brewing (2), Millstream Brewing (1), and Peace Tree Brewing (2) The kiosk will operate during all 72 home games and will be located in the concourse behind home plate. Get your tickets for any game during the Iowa Cubs season at www.iowacubs.com.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE STARTING LINEUP

The Beer Tab is back

You asked us to bring back The Beer Tab, and it has come back better than ever. You will notice at the top of the page is now a link to a calendar. The breweries are working to add their events to this calendar, and given time, it will become the go-to place to see what is taking place around Iowa in the world of Iowa Craft Beer. If you do not see your favorite breweries events on the calendar be sure to let them know that you are checking the calendar and want to see them as well. We hope to include beer releases, music, beer dinners, and other events around the state.

CLICK HERE TO JUMP RIGHT TO THE CALENDAR

2014 Super Bowl photo contest

It's time for our third annual Super Bowl photo contest. You just need to post a photo of yourself or group enjoying Iowa Craft Beer during the Super Bowl on our facebook, twitter page, or email. You can start entering photos any time on Sunday, February 2nd. It's that simple. On Monday we will post all of the photos for the fans to vote on. The winner will receive a gift certificate for their favorite brewery, restaurant, or store that sells Iowa beer in the amount of $0.10 for every fan we increase on facebook and twitter (facebook 10,560 - twitter 2,588). 2nd and 3rd place will receive a shirt and 2 koozies. Now go get a growler, 6 pack, 4 pack, or visit a brewery. THE PHOTO MUST INCLUDE AN IMAGE OF AN IOWA BREWERIES LOGO.

Ways to enter your photo
Facebook: CLICK HERE
Twitter: CLICK HERE
Email: Send an email to CLICK HERE

2012 entries: CLICK HERE

2013 Last years entries: CLICK HERE

Holiday Hours

You asked us what hours breweries will be open during the holidays. We sent an email to every brewery in the state asking for their hours and if they had any special deals for Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, or Cyber Monday. Below are the response we received. We will post them all as we receive them as we receive them.

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FULL LIST

Show our coolers a good time

We get requests to buy our custom coolers all of the time. But, seriously, think about how many times you actually use a cooler during the year. If we make our coolers available to the public we want them used every weekend. We have teamed up with Court Avenue Restaurant & Brewing Company to try out an idea, cooler rentals. Are you going camping this weekend, a concert, maybe boating, or ice fishing? You can rent our cooler directly from Court Avenue Brewing for $20 and that comes with 2 growlers of their core beers for your weekend trip. All that we ask you to do is, take care of it and post or send us a bunch of photos or videos of the cooler having a good time. You can pick the cooler up any time after Thursday, and must have it back by the following Tuesday or you will be charged $200. Click on the link that says "Book Now" on the right to see which weeks are still available for you to show our cooler a great time.

Volunteer Schedule List

You can click on the link below to see the schedule of the volunteers we have from our signup page. If you any questions or concerns please send an email to contact@IowaCraftBeerTent.com.

CLICK HERE TO SEE FULL VOLUNTEER SHEET

Pick19 winner and full results

Congratulations to Rachel Beadle for picking 16 correct, and the rest of the Top 10 from our Pick 19 contest. Rachel will receive 2 gate admission tickets to the 2013 Iowa State Fair, 1 six-pack drink ticket, 2 t-shirts, and 2 koozies. 2nd and 3rd will get 1 t-shirt and 1 koozie. 4th - 10th will receive 1 koozie. Please send an email to contact@IowaCraftBeerTent.com with your mailing address.

CLICK HERE TO SEE FULL RESULTS

Pick 19 contest

Can you correctly predict the 19 breweries that will be at the Iowa State Fair this year with the Iowa Craft Beer Tent? You simply pick 19 breweries from a list the current breweries in Iowa. The person with the most correct, wins. If there is a tie we will decide the winner based on your guess of how many facebook fans we will have at 8AM on Monday, June 24th. The winner will receive 2 gate admission tickets to the 2013 Iowa State Fair, 1 six-pack drink ticket, 2 t-shirts, and 2 koozies. 2nd and 3rd will get 1 t-shirt and 1 koozie. 4th - 10th will receive 1 koozie. Remember to select only 19. If you select more than 19 your entry will be disqualified. CONTEST ENDS JUNE 24TH AT 8AM CST. ONE ENTRY PER EMAIL ADDRESS.

VOLUNTEER SIGNUP IS NOW OPEN!

Click here to volunteer

Volunteer spots go live on Saturday, June 1st at 8AM.

The Iowa State Fair is just around the corner. This is your chance to have some fun at the Iowa Craft Beer Tent this summer by volunteering to pour beer or any one of the other positions available. As always, you will receive a limited edition shirt, entry into the fair, two drink tickets, and the opportunity to have a blast at the best beer tent at the fair. The link will be posted on facebook, twitter, and the website at 8AM on this Saturday, June 1st.

VOLUNTEER POSITION DESCRIPTIONS - CLICK HERE

American Craft Beer Week fan photo collage poster.

That's right, your photo can be featured in a custom poster created by you, the fans. During American Craft Beer Week, May 13th - 19th we are asking you to send post photos on facebook, twitter, or send an email. We ask that the photo feature beer from any Iowa brewery. It can have you, a group of friends, or just the beer in the photo. Ideally it will have the brewery logo in the photo as well. Take your time at making it a good photo. Any photos sent or posted may be cropped and or altered slightly for the poster. The poster will then be available for sale at a later date. By posting a photo you are gving us permission to use the it in the poster that is created.

Iowa Cubs will feature #8TAPS at all 72 home games in 2013

Iowa Craft Beer Tent is expanding their offerings at Principal Park during the Iowa Cubs 2013 baseball season. After many successful years highlighting various Iowa breweries, the Iowa Craft Beer Tent has brought even more breweries on board. The starting lineup for opening day’s game includes: Backpocket Brewing, Confluence Brewing, Court Avenue Brewery, Exile Brewing, Madhouse Brewing, Millstream Brewing, and Raccoon River Brewing. The kiosk will operate during all 72 home games and will be located in the concourse behind home plate. Fans can stay up to date on what will be on tap by visiting the "Starting Lineup" located on the right of our page. It will feature eight different taps, with six staple beers and two seasonal. Get your tickets for any game during the Iowa Cubs season at www.iowacubs.com. PRESS RELEASE

48TAPS at the Division 1 Wrestling Championship street party

We are excited to announce that the 48TAPS trailer will be at Court Avenue in Des Moines on March 21st-23rd. 23 Iowa Craft Beers will be served along with root beer. Please click the following link for more info on participating breweries and how you can volunteer. CLICK HERE

5,000 fans! Westvleteren XII single bottle giveaway

We reached 5,000 fans which means it is time to giveaway another bottle of Westvleteren XII. The contest ends on Sunday, marc 10th at midnight. Entre at the link below. For more info on why we are giving them away, read below.

CLICK HERE TO ENTER

We were lucky enough to get our hands on one of the 6 pack "bricks" of Westvleteren XII gift boxes. If you are unsure of what we are referring to please visit this link HERE. Sure, we could drink them ourselves, but what fun is that? Well, actually, that sounds like a lot of fun. But, we have instead decided to give it all away. It doesn't seem fair to give one person the entire "brick". Instead we will be giving away one bottle at a time for every 500 fans we increase on facebook. The winner will be able to choose between either the bottle, or one of the commemorative glasses. For example, once we reach the 4,000 mark we will provide a link to enter into the drawing. When we reach 4,500 fans you will be able to enter another drawing. Your job is to spread the word so we can give these things away, before we decide to cancel the giveaway and drink them all. The winners must be able to personally pick the beer up in the Des Moines, IA area, we will not ship.

To become a fan of our facebook page, CLICK HERE

Super Bowl photo contest

It's time for our second annual Super Bowl photo contest. You just need to post a photo of yourself or group enjoying Iowa Craft Beer during the Super Bowl today on our facebook or twitter page. You can start entering photos any time after noon today until midnight tonight. It's that simple. On Monday we will post all of the photos for the fans to vote on. The winner will receive a gift certificate for their favorite brewery, restaurant, or store that sells Iowa beer in the amount of $0.25 for every fan we increase on facebook and twitter (facebook 4,650 - twitter 1,068). 2nd and 3rd place will receive a shirt and 2 koozies. Now go get a growler, 6 pack, 4 pack, or visit a brewery. THE PHOTO MUST INCLUDE AN IMAGE OF AN IOWA BREWERIES LOGO.

Ways to enter your photo
Facebook: CLICK HERE
Twitter: CLICK HERE
Email: Send an email to CLICK HERE

Last years entries: CLICK HERE

University of Okoboji Winter Games25th - 26th

The Iowa Craft beer tent will be making its maiden voyage outside of the Iowa State Fair to the University of Okoboji Winter Games on January 25th and 26th. The beer tent will be located at Arnolds Park by the Burning of the Greens. Okoboji Brewing Company will be our host brewery with 5 beers on tap. A total of 24 taps of Iowa Craft Beer from 10 breweries will be available for you to enjoy. We will be open from 3PM-2AM on Friday and 9AM-2AM on Saturday. A $5 drink ticket will get you a 16oz. beer, or 3-5 oz. samples. You can also purchase 6 pack drink tickets online for $24 making each beer only $4. As always, if a keg runs dry while we are pouring your beer you will be getting an “I tapped it” shirt. Please help spread the word of our first event, as we continue our effort to spread the word of Iowa Craft Beer.

To purchase a 6 pack of drink tickets CLICK HERE

Westvleteren XII single bottle giveaways

We were lucky enough to get our hands on one of the 6 pack "bricks" of Westvleteren XII gift boxes. If you are unsure of what we are referring to please visit this link HERE. Sure, we could drink them ourselves, but what fun is that? Well, actually, that sounds like a lot of fun. But, we have instead decided to give it all away. It doesn't seem fair to give one person the entire "brick". Instead we will be giving away one bottle at a time for every 500 fans we increase on facebook. The winner will be able to choose between either the bottle, or one of the commemorative glasses. For example, once we reach the 4,000 mark we will provide a link to enter into the drawing. When we reach 4,500 fans you will be able to enter another drawing. Your job is to spread the word so we can give these things away, before we decide to cancel the giveaway and drink them all. The winners must be able to personally pick the beer up in the Des Moines, IA area, we will not ship.

To become a fan of our facebook page, CLICK HERE

Which Iowa Celebrity would look good in one of our shirts?

It's time for our first Twitter contest. We are asking you which Iowa celebrity would look good wearing one of our shirts. CLICK HERE for more information.

Cover Photo Contest

Cover Photo Contest - We want to feature some of our fans great photos featuring beer made in Iowa. Take a photo or you may already have it, and post it on our facebook wall or email to contact@IowaCraftBeerTent.com between now and Sunday (25th) at 9PM. We will then post the photos into an album on Monday (26th) for everyone to vote on. Voting will end on December 2nd at 9PM. The 10 photos with the most votes will receive one of the prizes shown below. The top three will receive a gift card to the place of their choice that sells Iowa beer. The amount is based on how many new fans we get beyond the 3,000 mark. Spreading the word about the Iowa Craft Beer Tent will help increase the gift card amounts.

THE PHOTO MUST FEATURE IOWA BEER. It could be in the form of a brewery logo, sign, mugs of beer, or the Iowa Craft Beer Tent logo. Just be sure it includes a way for us to verify the beer was made in Iowa. Have fun and be creative. THERE IS NO LIMIT TO THE AMOUNT OF PHOTOS YOU CAN ENTER.

Please keep in mind that cover photos are much shorter and wider than normal photos dimensions (851 X 315). If you post a photo that is not the correct size, we will crop it to make it fit. We may also apply filters and manipulate it to make a great looking cover photo. If you crop it yourself and have altered the photo just how you like it, please include the words "LEAVE AS IS".

Our current cover photo is a great example and was taken with a camera phone while enjoying beer at Backpocket Brewing one afternoon. In the album named “Cover Photo Contest” we have included the original photo and the alterations made.

Good luck, and we look forward to seeing your great photos.

Top 10 Prizes
1. Gift card to store, restaurant, or bar that serves Iowa beer in the amount equal to the number of fans we are over 3,000 times $.20. (3,500 fans = $100)
2. Gift card to store, restaurant, or bar that serves Iowa beer in the amount equal to the number of fans we are over 3,000 times $.10. (3,500 fans = $50)
3. Gift card to store, restaurant, or bar that serves Iowa beer in the amount equal to the number of fans we are over 3,000 times $.05. (3,500 fans = $25)
4. Shirt of choice and a koozie
5. Shirt of choice and a koozie
6-10. Koozie

We reserve the right to use any photo posted in the future. We will include the name of the person that posted the photo unless otherwise noted. We also reserve the right to change or end the contest at anytime.

Brrr Fest Tickets On sale now

The event will take place on january 26th in Coralville this year. To purchase tickets CLICK HERE.

Election Day Specials

On Tuesday, November 6, the entire country will come out to cast their ballot for the next President of the United States. And to celebrate this patriotic occasion, why not take a moment and celebrate another American-time tradition, drinking beer. Iowa Craft Beer Tent, Inc. has put together another great opportunity for Iowans to get out and support their local brewery and its brewers. Breweries throughout the State will be celebrating Election Day by offering specials on Iowa Craft Beer. To view the press release CLICK HERE. For more information on participating breweries click on the Election Day Specials icon to the right, or CLICK HERE.

Check presentation to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

We presented a check for $5,023 to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation - Iowa Chapter for the great support and volunteers they provide at the Iowa State Fair. We are happy to be able to support a cause as important as this is each year. To view a photo please CLICK HERE. For more info about the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation please visit their website at CLICK HERE

Help us help a charity in the 2012 Battle of the Brands

We have been chosen to participate in this years Battle of the Brands hosted by Lessing Flynn. The voting will open for the first round on Wednesday, July 11th. The winning brand of the 64 bracket playoff will receive $5,000 in marketing help to donate to a charity from Lessing Flynn. We have chosen the Children's Cancer Connection based out of Des Moines. Children's Cancer Connection's mission is to enhance the quality of life for children and families affected by childhood cancer by providing programs for education, recreation and support. Please take a few minutes and read more HERE. Please urge your friends to follow us on twitter and facebook, and to vote for us in hopefully the next 6 rounds. For more info on the Battle of the Brands CLICK HERE

The 2nd stop of the FREE BEER FOR A YEAR is this weekend.

Who doesn't want to win free beer for a year? Did you make it to the Craft Brew Festival in June? If your answer was yes then you are well on your way to winning free beer for a year from Hy-Vee ($500). If you attend all three events listed at the below link, and receive a stamp from us at our tent you can enter to win. For more info please click on the link and view the passport sheet for the stamps. Didn't make it to the first event, no worries. You can still have a chance at winning free beer for attending the Brewfest on July 14th, and the Iowa Craft Beer Tent at the Iowa State Fair. VIEW PASSPORT HERE

Do you have a Beer Fridge? We want to see it.

Send a photo of your beer fridge to contest@iowacraftbeertent.com by Friday night (June 29th) at midnight. You decide if its an inside or outside photo of your fridge. We will then post all of them on Saturday with the contest ending on Monday night. Winner with the most votes will win a gift card worth $0.25 for each fan we increase from our current count of 1,900 fans on facebook and 594 followers on twitter, a shirt, and a koozie. 2nd and 3rd will get a shirt and koozie, and 4th-10th will get a koozie. Good luck, and be sure to share our page with your friends so they become fans, and the gift card grows to a zillion dollars, or max of $100, whichever is less.

You could win FREE BEER FOR A YEAR from Hy-Vee

Who doesn't want to win free beer for a year? You can if you attend all three events that we will be at this summer starting with the Iowa Craft Brew Festival this weekend, June 16th If you attend all three events listed on the right of this webpage, and receive a stamp from us at our tent you can enter to win. For more info please click on the link and view the passport sheet for the stamps. VIEW PASSPORT HERE

Win a custom cooler

Thats right, we will be giving away a custom 54 quart cooler this summer. Even better we aren't just giving away one cooler, we are giving away three. We will have a booth at the two events located on the right, the Iowa Craft Brew Festival (June 16th), and Cityview's Brewfest (Jult 14th), as well as our tent at the Iowa State Fair. Fill your info out and drop it in the cooler, and we will draw a winner out before the events are over and announce them on facebook and twitter. You can see the cooler HERE

Pick17 Final Standings

Are you curious how you did? Check out the link below for the final standings after 5 days of brewery announcements. WINNERS ARE NOW ANNOUNCED. I will send an email on Monday with details on how to claim your prize.

Current Standings

Breweries attending the 2012 Iowa State Fair

Please look below for a list of the 18 breweries that will be attending the Iowa State Fair this year. I encourage you to visit their facebook and twitter pages to thank them for attending. Or better yet, visit them in person and shake their hand. We are looking forward to making this year bigger and better than last year.

Monday - The first breweries to announce are Millstream Brewing Company (Amanas), Peace Tree Brewing Company (Knoxville), and Court Avenue Restaurant & Brewing Company (Des Moines). Please visit their facebook and twitter pages to let them know how excited you are that they will be attending this year.
Tuesday - Day two sees three more returning breweries that over 90% of you picked in our Pick 17 contest. Madhouse Brewing Company (Newton), Olde Main Brewing Company (Ames), and Raccoon River Brewing Company (Des Moines). Be sure to let them know how excited you are that they are returning this year. Stay tuned for Day 3 as we reveal a brewery that is attending for the first time.
Wednesday - Round three has two returning breweries, and one "new to the fair" brewery. Backpocket Brewing (Coralville) is set to open it'd doors in a few weeks and will again attend the Iowa State Fair. Granite City, (Clive, Davenport, Cedar Rapids) will also be making a second appearance. Great River Brewery (Davenport) is excited to attend for the first time this year as well. Look for them all three to be a big hit. Tomorrow we announce our final two returning breweries, and two new breweries.
Thursday - This is where it starts to get interesting. Today we welcome two returning breweries, Sutliff Cider Company (Lisbon), and Lost Duck Brewing Company (Fort Madison). We also welcome two new breweries from central Iowa. Exile Brewing Company (Des Moines) and Number 7 Brewing Company (Ankeny) to the lineup. We no longer have any perfect predictions for the Pick17 contest, however we do have two ladies that have only missed one so far. See the current standings above.
Friday - This is the final day of announcements. 4 of the 5 breweries announced today will be at the Iowa State Fair for the first time. Okoboji Brewing (Spirit Lake), Keg Creek Brewing (Glenwood), Twisted Vine Brewing (Saint Charles), and CIB Brewery (Carson) are all making first time appearances. Angry Cedar Brewing (Waverly) planned on coming last year but had a cooler failure and lost his batch. He hopes to make a return this year in style for his second attempt at his first appearance.
                                                     

Mother's Day and a 6 pack of beer

Have you run out of ideas of what to get mom this year for Mother's Day? Does she like beer? We suggest getting her an IOU 6 pack drink ticket good for 6 pints at the 2012 Iowa Craft Beer Tent located at the Iowa State Fair from August 9th-19th. Click on the link below to print off an insert to put in her card, you did get her a card right? Please post a photo on twitter or facebook with you and mom if you give this as a gift.
Click Here to print the Mother's Day insert.

Pick 17 contest

We have been working on ideas to announce the 17 breweries that will be attending the 2012 Iowa State Fair. What we came up with is the "Pick 17" contest. You simply pick 17 of the 41 breweries in Iowa. The person with the most correct, wins. If there is a tie we will decide the winner based on your guess of how many facebook fans we will have at 8AM on Monday the 14th. The winner will receive 2 gate admission tickets to the 2012 Iowa State Fair, 1 six-pack drink ticket, 2 t-shirts, and 2 koozies. 2nd and 3rd will get 1 t-shirt and 1 koozie. 4th - 10th will receive 1 koozie. Remember to select only 17. If you select more than 17 your entry will be disqualified. NOTE: IF YOU ARE ASSOCIATED WITH ONE OF THE BREWERIES ATTENDING YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO ENTER AS YOU ALREADY KNOW THE ANSWER. CONTEST ENDS MAY 14TH AT 8AM CST. ONE ENTRY PER EMAIL ADDRESS.
Click Here to enter the contest.

VOLUNTEER SIGNUP IS NOW OPEN!

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Volunteer signup opens on Tuesday, May 1st

We will be opening up volunteer signup on Tuesday morning, May 1st. We will be completing the signup online this year. You will only be able to signup one person at a time. If another person is signing up with the same email for the same shift (example husband and wife shares the same email address), please do not fill out the first email input box. Instead, check the box that you do not have an email and enter your email in the input box below. If you both try to enter your email in the top box it will deny you, becasue it thinks the same person is signing up for the same shift twice. Please understand if the rush is too big when the signup opens up, it may overfill. We will fill them on a first come, first served basis. Please click below to see a list of what positions will be available this year. We will post a link on our facebook, twitter, and the website when the volunteer signup is live. Good luck everyone.

Click Here to view the positions available.
Click Here to view the two shirts available.

All 36 taps are full for the 2012 Iowa State Fair

We are pleased to announce that the Iowa Craft Beer Tent will be entirely all Iowa beer this year. We will have 10 returning breweries and 7 new breweries on hand this year. Stay tuned as we work on a fun way to announce the attendees.

Get a friend to try an Iowa craft beer - Photo Contest

The Iowa Craft Beer Tent will be conducting a "Convert a friend" contest from March 2nd - 11th with voting to follow. We all know someone, for whatever reason, who has not yet tried a beer brewed in the great state of Iowa. Craft beer fans like you, will invite a friend who has never drank an Iowa craft beer, to try one for the first time! Posting a photo on our facebook or twitter page will place you in the contest to win free beer. Buy a 6-pack or growler and invite them over for a beer, or meet them at one of the many bars or restaurants that serve Iowa craft beer. So, do you know who you are going to call and invite out for a beer?

Stout Social at Court Avenue Restaurant & Brewing Company

Court Avenue Restaurant & Brewing Company, will host Stout Social on Monday, February 20th, 2012 from 6-9 pm. Stout Social will feature a collaboration of Iowa breweries offering guests samples of their respected Stouts. Currently four breweries plan to be in attendance, Court Avenue Restaurant & Brewing Company, Peace Tree Brewing Company, Raccoon River Brewing Company, and Rock Bottom Brewing. The price to attend is $20 per person with a limit of 150 spots. Please call Court Avenue Restaurant & Brewing Company at 515.282.2739 to make a reservation. We have the press release and more info here. (Press Release) (Flyer).

Follow and Like all of your favorite Iowa breweries

Our breweries page features links to each of the Iowa breweries facebook and twitter pages. While that is nice, we thought we could do better. We have created a single page that gives you, the fan, an easy way to join each breweries social media pages. If you are logged into facebook or twitter you will be able to click on each page and instantly become a fan. You can find this page by clicking here.

New breweries - 6 Breweries added

We have added six breweries to our list of Iowa breweries bringing the total count to 33. Head over to our breweries page for more info on Briar Creek Brewery, Twisted Vine Brewery, Exile Brewing Company, Okoboji Brewing Company, Number 7 Brewing Company, and CIB Brewery. A few have been around for awhile, and a few have yet to open. Interest in Craft Beer in Iowa is at an all time high right now.

Chocolate and Iowa Craft Beer together for FREE Breakfast!

PRESS RELEASE
Chocolate and Iowa Craft Beer come together for a FREE breakfast on Friday, Jan. 27. Well-known radio personality's from WHO, Van & Bonnie host their annual FREE Chocolate Breakfast at the Hy-Vee Conference Center at 60th & Westown Parkway in West Des Moines. And this year, two Iowa Craft Breweries will bring their chocolate brews for all to enjoy. Two of Iowa's oldest and biggest breweries, Olde Main Brewing Co. and Millstream Brewing will be joining the event for the first time. "We're so happy to join the Chocolate Breakfast with Van and Bonnie this year. We really just want to get the word out there and our message is a simple one: Chocolate beer... It's not just for breakfast anymore!" Martin Fox of Olde Main Brewing Co.

Olde Main Brewing Co. will supply the event with their Reindeer Fuel, which is a Chocolate Porter. The best way to describe this delicious beer in one word is Chocoliciousness. Reindeer Fuel is brewed with a healthy dose of chocolate malt, and goes down rich and smooth. Copious amounts of semi-sweet Bavarian chocolate are then tempered and added to this brew, infusing it with an even more intense chocolate aroma and flavor – perfect for dessert or breakfast, or lunch, or even a snack. Teresa Albert, owner of Millstream Brewing is really excited about uniting chocolate with Millstream beer. Albert said, "Believe it or not, but dark beer and chocolate are a natural pairing." Millstream will be offering their Chocolate Oatmeal Stout at the Chocolate Breakfast.

Small and large Iowa breweries alike have been at the forefront of many major events in the past year including the Iowa State Fair through the Iowa Craft Beer Tent, Inc. Steve Linn has been leading the effort and thinks the Chocolate Breakfast is a great opportunity to showcase another way beer can be appreciated. "We are looking forward to showcasing two of Iowa's oldest and biggest breweries. I think the attendees will be pleasantly surprised, and it may be the one item they remember the most. It isn't often that you have beer for breakfast."

For more information on Van and Bonnie's Chocolate Breakfast visit www.whoradio.com. And for more information on the breweries mentioned above please go to our breweries page.

Welcome - new layout

I don't know about you, but we were getting tired of looking at the old webpage. We decided to launch the website as it is now, and continue to add features slowly rather than wait for the perfect final product. The breweries section gives you an easy way to stay connected to your favorite breweries with convenient links to each of their social media pages. Our goal is to make the site very user friendly and interactive with you, the fan of Iowa craft beer.












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