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Stutterin’ Jimmy w/ The Beer Makers-Our Last Winter Road Trip

Lake Okoboji, IA: Dickinson County (Our 46th County) Let’s just say we wanted to beat the ‘Boji crowds and show-up in early March and why not! I’m corn-fed Iowa boy born in Marshalltown and lived in the towns of Guthrie Center, Marion, Iowa City, and Hills. I have family and friends all over the state, created an… Continue reading Stutterin’ Jimmy w/ The Beer Makers-Our Last Winter Road Trip

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Iowa Recipe Quest-Santa’s Wishlist Edition: Queso-Beer Dip w/ ReUnion Lager

ReUnion Brewery Lager: Coralville, Iowa Tell me again what Santa likes to see after he shimmies down your fireplace? Or in our case, the furnace pipe. Milk and cookies? Perhaps he’d like a little change in the menu from house to house. That’s where the kitchen of The Iowa Gallivant comes in and gives out some… Continue reading Iowa Recipe Quest-Santa’s Wishlist Edition: Queso-Beer Dip w/ ReUnion Lager

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Iowa Recipe Quest-Cooking With Iowa’s Brews, Wines, & Spirits: Autumn Squash Soup w/ West O Honey Blossom Saison

West O Beer Honey Blossom Saison: West Okoboji, IA Feel free to argue with me if you want, but I am Iowa’s #1 fan of autumn. I love the crisp weather. I love the road trips. I love the seasonal flavors. I love using tasty beer to bring all these together. Let’s get the soup… Continue reading Iowa Recipe Quest-Cooking With Iowa’s Brews, Wines, & Spirits: Autumn Squash Soup w/ West O Honey Blossom Saison

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Iowa Recipe Quest-Cooking With Iowa’s Brews, Wines, & Spirits: Free Range Honey Kolsch BBQ Sauce

Kalona Brewing Company Honey Kolsch Style Ale: Kalona, Iowa BBQ sauce….The undisputed king of all American style sauces that has claimed thousands of garments, millions of napkins, and caked an army of fingernails. And we still can’t get enough. How could we ever be mad at something adorable. I mean tasty. Well, the kitchen of… Continue reading Iowa Recipe Quest-Cooking With Iowa’s Brews, Wines, & Spirits: Free Range Honey Kolsch BBQ Sauce

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Fort Madison-Everybody Wagyu Tonight…Everybody Eat Steak Tonight

Fort Madison, IA: Lee County *Our stay here was complimentary. The opinions expressed on this blog post are of our own. From the early days of the 1800’s with early American pioneers, to the British invaders in the war of 1812, to the modern travelers of Team Goodvin… it seems everyone wants a piece of Fort… Continue reading Fort Madison-Everybody Wagyu Tonight…Everybody Eat Steak Tonight

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Hey, Northside……Beer Me!

Iowa City, IA: Johnson County When the afternoon of October 3rd came to a close, there were many Iowans feeling on top of their game. From 11am to 4pm, we enjoyed one of the most perfect autumn days you could ever ask for. A crisp morning, warm mid-day and the slight coolness of the evening settling… Continue reading Hey, Northside……Beer Me!