Iowa advice

Discussion in 'Midwest' started by elliott1184, Oct 15, 2013.

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  1. elliott1184

    elliott1184 Devotee (419) Mar 31, 2011 Minnesota
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    I'm going to be traveling to the Spirit Lake area soon (from the Twin Cities). Any recommendations regarding beers I can find in Iowa that are not available in Minnesota? Any Prairie Bomb or Crooked Stave? My guess is that if either Prairie or crooked stave are available, that would be maybe Mason City? I'd definitely be willing to make a detour there if necessary.

    Additionally, if anyone wants to meet up/hook me up with some Prairie Bomb, I could definitely bring some stuff with me..

    Thanks!
     
  2. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Zealot (592) Jan 12, 2013 Iowa
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    No advice for Northern Iowa beer selections, so I won't comment on the availability of either Prairie or Crooked Stave in Mason City, other than I wouldn't think so.

    My suggestion (if you are the Twittering type) would be to send a tweet to @AbuNawasBev and ask where/if you can find any Prairie and/or Crooked Stave in that area, as he is the sold distributor for those beers in the state.
     
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  3. elliott1184

    elliott1184 Devotee (419) Mar 31, 2011 Minnesota
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    Tweet sent; thanks!
     
  4. Palsie

    Palsie Initiate (197) Jul 10, 2013 Iowa
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    My brother lives in mason and he always has trouble finding the better beers up there. I would suggest hitting up lake time brewery in clear lake though.
     
  5. jamal32

    jamal32 Initiate (131) Jul 31, 2008 Iowa
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    check out West O while you are in town. Give me a shout and I could possibly meet you for a pint
     
  6. LordofTime25

    LordofTime25 Initiate (0) Oct 10, 2008 Iowa

    I live near Algona and I have looked in Mason City & in the Iowa great lakes area. Neither has them yet, but that will change soon since the liqour stores are starting to actually take advice from craft beer drinkers here & Billie Jo's Bar & Grill in Algona is getting hooked up with Abu Nawas soon. Though not before you visit unfortunately.

    I do recommend Lake Time Brewery in Clear Lake, Mason City Brewing in Mason City, & West O in West Okoboji.
     
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