Sips

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Sips: New Glarus Brewing

If you’re planning a trip to Madison (or even happen to be passing through the area), I’m going to let you in a little secret: the town of New Glarus is the best detour you could make. Not only is everything adorably Swiss (more on that later), but the town is also home to the famous New Glarus Brewing…

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Sips: Millstream Brewing Company

After a morning of wandering around the Amana Colonies, we headed up the street to Millstream Brewing Company for a beer and some early afternoon snacks. Opened in 1985, Millstream is Iowa’s oldest microbrewery and the first to operate in Amana since 1884…

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Sips: Summerset Winery Fall Harvest

I’ve blogged a lot about wine and visiting wineries before, but until this weekend, I’d never had much insight into how wine is actually made. Summerset Winery’s Fall Harvest has been on my Iowa bucket list for awhile now and this past Saturday a friend and I finally headed south toward Indianola to try our hand at grape picking (and stomping)…

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Sips: Round Barn Winery

After a trip to Gravity, my mom and I headed up the road to Round Barn Winery, Distillery & Brewery. Aside from being another great deal ($10 for six tastes), Round Barn has a gorgeous, unique location…

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Sips: Gravity Winery

Vacation is pretty much designed for drinking more wine than you typically should, so it’s no real surprise that I visited more than one winery and came back to Iowa with quite a few (read: nine) bottles of wine in my car…

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Sips: Virtue Cidery

Now I’ve been to my fair share of breweries and wineries, but have you ever been to a cidery? Yeah, me neither.

While in Michigan, one of our neighbors mentioned they’d recently been driving and stumbled upon Virtue Cider, which, coincidentally, is owned by former Goose Island Beer Company Brewmaster Gregory Hall…

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Sips: Moscow Mules

A few weeks ago, I grabbed happy hour drinks with a friend at the always tasty Americana. Though we had some serious savory tapas, it was my beverage of choice that wowed me, and ever…