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]

Millstream Brewing Company Raspberry Latte Stout

Millstream Brewing Co Raspberry Latte Stout 7.6% ABV The espresso aroma leads off this coffee-colored brew, before a sweet raspberry smell enters your nose. It has a very light mouthfeel despite big black coffee notes. The tart and sweet raspberry flavor creeps up on the finish and lingers on your palate. Pair with a rich … [ 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]