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In the Local Brewery We Trust-Another Crafty Evening

  Kalona, IA: Washington County When the wifey says she wants to go out, one must find a worthy establishment for said wife. Luckily for us, Monie’s preferred destination was close to our headquarters in Hills in the very popular tourist destination of Kalona. And it happen to be her birthday. And she happens to love… Continue reading In the Local Brewery We Trust-Another Crafty Evening

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Iowa Recipe Quest-Santa’s Wishlist Edition: Bacon Cheeseburger Stuffed Italian Bread Toasted w/ an Exile Beer Butter

Exile Brewing Company: Hannah Bavarian Wheat-Des Moines, Iowa How do I warm up during the chill of December? Well, with an ice cold beer, that’s how. Makes sense to me and everyone else who loves craft beer. It doesn’t hurt to have a huge grinder style sandwich stuffed with everything I love on a cheeseburger.… Continue reading Iowa Recipe Quest-Santa’s Wishlist Edition: Bacon Cheeseburger Stuffed Italian Bread Toasted w/ an Exile Beer Butter

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Shop Local, Eat Local, Repeat-The Holiday Crowd Everyone Enjoys

Amana, IA: Iowa County We have covered thousands of Iowa miles and we are always looking for more places to discover. But there is always a place that calls us back, a place that folks visiting Team Goodvin keep requesting return trips back year after year to support Iowa businesses. It’s the holiday shopping season… Continue reading Shop Local, Eat Local, Repeat-The Holiday Crowd Everyone Enjoys

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Keokuk, Round 3-New Beer on the Old River

Keokuk, IA: Lee County Exploring the Mud Belt along the mighty Mississippi and soaking in all of its culture is one of our favorite pastimes. The history of this region draws us in more than anything, but over the past few years, we’ve also been drawn to what’s new on Iowa’s eastern banks. You’re probably wondering… Continue reading Keokuk, Round 3-New Beer on the Old River

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Iowa Recipe Quest-Cooking With Iowa’s Brews, Wines, & Spirits: Backpocket Gold Coin Open-Faced Chili Dogs

Gold Coin German Style Blonde Lager: Backpocket Brewing-Coralville, IA When you start to get the chili shakes, there’s only one way to take care of them. Make some gosh darn chili! The kitchen of The Iowa Gallivant is on mission to showcase some of the best of Iowa’s breweries, so we hit the shelves and… Continue reading Iowa Recipe Quest-Cooking With Iowa’s Brews, Wines, & Spirits: Backpocket Gold Coin Open-Faced Chili Dogs

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Iowa Recipe Quest-Cooking With Iowa’s Brews, Wines, & Spirits: Millstream German Pilsner Marinated Chicken Wings w/ a Sweet & Spicy Mustard Glaze

German Pilsner: Millstream Brewing Company-Amana, IA And who loves chicken wings? We all do! And with the help of Millstream Brewing Company, we have a fabulous way to cook them. Just in time for all those fresh ideas you’re needing for football season coming up. Ease up on the Pinterest for a little while and… Continue reading Iowa Recipe Quest-Cooking With Iowa’s Brews, Wines, & Spirits: Millstream German Pilsner Marinated Chicken Wings w/ a Sweet & Spicy Mustard Glaze

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Quad Cities ‘Booming’: New Recruits, BBQ, & A Gift From Ethiopia

Quad Cities: Scott County New tradition for Team Goodvin. We never stay in one place two years in a row on Independence Day weekend. We never stay in one place anyway! We were craving just about everything you could ask for when it came to a weekend out of town for the 4th. Great food, water… Continue reading Quad Cities ‘Booming’: New Recruits, BBQ, & A Gift From Ethiopia

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Iowa Recipe Quest-Cooking With Iowa’s Brews, Wines,& Spirits: Sweet Chili Glazed Chicken w/ Peace Tree Blonde Fatale

Blonde Fatale Ale: Peace Tree Brewing Company-Knoxville, IA Knoxville, IA is home to some of the most exciting car races in the world. Literally thousands of fans flock to Marion County all season long to root for their favorite drivers. Now they have another reason to love Knoxville. One of Iowa’s most well known breweries… Continue reading Iowa Recipe Quest-Cooking With Iowa’s Brews, Wines,& Spirits: Sweet Chili Glazed Chicken w/ Peace Tree Blonde Fatale

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Scouting RAGBRAI 2016-Shenandoah in Full Bloom

Shenandoah, IA: Page County (Our 30th County!) Another longtime friend of RAGBRAI is gearing up for another round of riders rolling through in July. Summer is a great time to visit Page County, and the annual two-wheeled invasion of Iowa has made the area even more busy. Overnight #2 is loaded with history and ready to make more… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI 2016-Shenandoah in Full Bloom

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Scouting RAGBRAI 2016-From Lewis & Clark to the Bike Brigades: Discovering Glenwood

Glenwood, IA: Mills County (Our 29th County!) I always ask people to tell someone who’s been on RAGBRAI that Iowa is a flat state. You’ll get many degrees of responses immediately. And you’ll more than likely never say that again. One of the most hilly areas of Iowa is the staging point for this year’s greatest annual bike… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI 2016-From Lewis & Clark to the Bike Brigades: Discovering Glenwood