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Distilled Opinion lives in central Iowa. Our Man in Omaha is, of course, in Omaha. He writes for the esteemed website Omahype.com

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  1. Hello, thanks for the mentions and reviews of product purchased through The Iowa Food Cooperative. I have added a link to distilledopinin under our ‘Members Blogs’ links. They display under ‘The Dirt’, our occasional blog.


  2. Hello,

    Just found your blog while looking for distilleries in Central Iowa. Lots of interesting write ups and things for me to explore. Just wanted to express my support and hope that you guys continue to write posts.

  3. News Release

    Contact: Jeff Bruning – 515-554-9535 jlbruning@yahoo.com

    2nd Annual Little
    Giant Beer Summit
    September 20th at el Bait Shop

    Giant Gathering of Iowa Breweries
    All In One Place

    September 12, 2014 (Downtown, Des Moines, IA) – The 2nd Annual Little Giant Beer Summit is set for September 20th from 3-7pm at el Bait Shop, downtown Des Moines. The event will feature nearly 40 Iowa breweries and over 70 Iowa beers on tap!

    The event is free to attend and will feature almost 40 Iowa breweries; rain or shine. The goal of the Little Giant Beer Summit is to bring together our terrific Iowa breweries into one big celebration in downtown Des Moines. “I thought last year’s event could not be topped, but the quality and variety of the beers this year are nothing short of amazing!” said Jeff Bruning, founder of the event. El Bait Shop plans to show off to central Iowa’s beer lovers the interesting beers Iowa breweries are bringing to their communities across Iowa. Some of the beers this year are Confluences’ Barrel-aged DBA Centennial, Peacetree’s Sour Mash Saison, WestO’s CocO Stout, & Backpocket’s Barrel Aged Barleywine, & Exile’s Beatnik Sour Cherry Berlinerweiss to name a few. The new breweries at this year’s Little Giant are Big Grove (Solon), Captain’s Quarters (Adel), Deal Orchard (Jefferson), Firetrucker (Ankeny) and Lion Bridge (Cedar Rapids).

    Featured breweries:
    515 Brewing (Des Moines)
    Albia Brewing (Albia)
    Backpocket Brewing (Coralville)
    Big Grove (Solon)
    Boone Valley Brewing (Boone)
    Brick Street Brewing (Woodbine)
    Broad Street Brewing (Reinbeck)
    C.I.B. (Chefs In Black) Brewery (Carson)
    Confluence Brewery (Des Moines)
    Exile Brewing (Des Moines)
    Firetrucker (Ankeny)
    Iowa River Brewing (Marshalltown)
    Kalona Brewing (Kalona)
    Keg Creek Brewing (Glendale)
    Lion Bridge (Cedar Rapids)
    Lost Duck Brewing (Ft. Madison)
    Madhouse Brewing (Newton)
    Millstream Brewing (Amana)
    New American Brewing (Ankeny)
    Okoboji Brewing (Spirit Lake)
    Peacetree Brewing (Knoxville),
    Rock Bottom Brewery (West Des Moines)
    Singlespeed Brewing (Cedar Falls)
    Sutliff Cider (Lisbon)
    Toppling Goliath Brewing (Decorah)
    Twisted Vine Brewery (St Charles)
    Van Houzen Brewing (Newton)
    WestO Brewing (West Okoboji)
    Worth Brewing (Northwood)

    …and few more.


    What: 2nd Annual Little Giant Beer Summit

    When: September 20th, 2014 from 3 to 7pm. Rain or Shine

    Where: el Bait Shop, 200 SW 2nd Street, Downtown, Des Moines

    Cost: FREE ADMISSION, $7 Commemorative Glass, $2.50 a ticket for a 5oz. draws or $2 a ticket when you buy 10 tickets

    For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/257283801138616/


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