Back to the Source with Chris Priebe of Millstream Brewing Company

Chris Priebe’s first word as a child: “Hi.” His second: “Beer.” At two years old, he was enjoying small sips of his grandfather’s beer. At 16, he traveled to Germany, thus beginning his love affair with German beer. As an adult, Priebe found himself as an unofficial “taster” for the Dubuque Star Brewery in Dubuque, … [ Read more]

The Iowa pork loin at The Original on 42nd is Hawkeye-approved

Welcome to Plate Of The Week, a journal about memorable dining experiences in the Twin Cities. Which plate can’t you stop thinking about? Let us know @growlermag. One of the easiest things to love about the Hawkeye State is the regional sandwich quirks. Iowa is the home of Maid-Rites, also called loose-meat sandwiches, which are just crumbled … [ Read more]

Ryan Adams, alt-J to headline Hinterland Music Festival 2017

Tucked away in the rural fields of southern Iowa, Hinterland Music Festival is returning for two days jam-packed with music, the outdoors, arts, camping, and crafts. On August 4 and 5, the Avenue of the Saints Amphitheater in St. Charles, Iowa—just outside of Des Moines—will host some serious musical talent. According to the press release, … [ Read more]

Iowa “cocktail room” bill advances out of committee

You can buy alcohol on Sundays in a grocery store in Iowa, but there are still some liquor laws in the Hawkeye state that are a little behind the times. That, however, may soon change. HSB 547 would finally make it legal for Iowa microdistilleries to pour cocktails on site. It passed the state government committee in … [ Read more]

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