Discussion in 'Beer Travel, Events and Releases' started by bottlecaps80, Dec 6, 2013.
Thanks for the great info! I used to frequent the area, but it has been years.
dgoogle I apologize for not getting back with you. I've been sick all week so haven't gotten out. I'll try to get to HyVee today and check for ya. Are you in town yet?
I've been in town all week and am leaving today. I found plenty of canned Pseudo Sue dated 12/29, so all is well! Also picked up some other odds and ends. Really enjoyed the west coast ipa by Great River and Blueberry Uncommon. Thanks for getting back to me.
Hello Iowains, I am traveling to Des Moines from Chicago for business and will be cruising in on 80. Looks like I pass through Iowa City, Quad Cities and Des Moines. If I am looking to pick up out of distro stuff from Chicago to try what are my best bets as far as shops to hit up.
Thanks in Advance
All the stops in the QC are out of the way from 80 except for the Hy-Vee Wine and Spirits on West Kimberly Road. My advice would be to stop at John's Grocery in Iowa City. They just re-did the store and haven't been up there since but they've always had a real nice selection.
yeah Johns is worth a stop for sure.
Especially if you want kegs of Kül Lite for a house party.
sure there's always that as well...
John's is great but pricey. The Hy-vee on Waterfront in Iowa City is also very good. As far as locals to get DO NOT overlook Exile. They put out great beers and are probably my favorite Iowa brewery. If timing is right i could also meet for a beer, possibly at Big Grove Brewery 10 minutes north of Iowa City.
Thanks for the info and I appreciate the offer to meet up, unfortunately I have to get to Des Moines to take a client out to dinner so I don't think I'll have time for a drink. Next time I'm heading out that way I'll be sure to leave my evening open to enjoy come libations in Iowa City.
Going to be in Des Moines tomorrow night and Wednesday.. any battleships or bars I have to keep an eye out for? Also local beer for that matter..?
The Iowa Tap Room is supposed to be good http://iowataproom.com/
El Bait Shop is can't miss. http://elbaitshop.com/
One of the best breweries in Iowa. http://exilebrewing.com/
Everyone loves these guys IPA's. http://www.515brewing.com/
Zombie Burger for food http://zombieburgerdm.com/
Definitely 2nd the Exile and Zombie Burger votes. Zombie had a pretty decent tap list when I was there last week.
Vanilla BA Aurox doe
Did anyone actually get Mornin' Delight today?
But probably not what you're talking about.
Meh. Didn't even try. The Central Waters event the same day might have kept a few people from trying but what the hell do I know.
I'm looking for a proxy to pick up my MD bottles. Get at me and I'll send you a nice thank you box.
100$ for two lousy bottles and a shitty teku?...lol. Who the fuck pays that?
Are you looking for someone with your exact name...because that would be the only way you could proxy MD. Your name is on the ticket and you're going to show your ID when you get to the fest.
Anyone following this thread going to be at Zwanze on Sat at Scheara's? I'll be there for my 3rd year in a row...