The Delights of Des Moines, Iowa, Minnesota’s Minor League City

Just a hair less than 250 miles south of the Twin Cities sits the city of Des Moines, Iowa, the state’s capital city. As a major hub for the insurance industry, it’s nicknamed the “Hartford of the West.” Though the city received a much more flattering honor in 2017 when SportsBusiness Journal named it the … [ Read more]

Chasing the Beer Scene in Iowa

In previous issues of The Growler, we’ve played match-up with beers from Duluth and Western Wisconsin, pairing them with the most fun, scenic, and exciting outdoor excursions the respective areas have to offer.  Now we’re turning our gaze south to the relatively young but wholly unique craft beer scene in Northern and Central  Iowa. Most … [ Read more]