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Events


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Events


Because we like to have fun and learn about beer just as much as you do, the Iowa Brewers Guild organizes a number of special events throughout the year.  These events include the Iowa Craft Brew Festival, Festival of Iowa Beers, Tour de Tanks, and i-Best. 

Mark your calendar and join us!

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Festival of Iowa Beers


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Festival of Iowa Beers


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The Festival of Iowa Beers is the state's longest running beer festival held each year on the Sunday before Labor Day at Millstream Brewing Company in Amana. Debuting in 2005 with 300 attendees sampling beers from eight Iowa breweries, today, FoIB attendance is capped at 1,400 while featuring over 40 Iowa breweries. 

The fest runs from 1-5 pm on Sunday, Sept. 2. Admission includes a souvenir glass and unlimited beer samples. Food and live music will be provided.

Tickets ($30 in advance and $35 day-of) are available at Millstream's tasting room or online here (beginning July 1).

Click here for the 2018 BEER LIST eventually.

This event is for 21+ only and all tickets are non-refundable.

Sponsored by:

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i-Best


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i-Best


                        

A daylong education and outreach conference for IBG members as well as the general public, i-BEST (Iowa Brewers Education Seminar and Tippling) is packed with useful brewing and beer business information.

The 2018 conference will be hosted by SingleSpeed Brewing Company in Waterloo, Iowa on Nov. 3.

I-BEST has something for everyone. For those already in the craft brewing industry, content addresses issues on technical brewing as well as business and marketing. Homebrewers looking to improve their skills will find helpful information, and those planning a brewery or looking to transition into the industry will also benefit. Breakout sessions allow attendees to chose among seminars in three tracks: business/marketing, legal, and technical brewing.

Along with seminars on bench-marking for success, legal issues, social media strategy, working with wholesalers, water chemistry, and more, the 2018 keynote addresses will be delivered by Julia Herz of the Brewers Association and John Holl of Craft Beer and Brewing Magazine.

In addition to a full day of beer and brewing education, i-BEST includes morning refreshments, lunch, an industry trade show, networking with IBG associate/retail members & sponsors, and tippling.

 

CHECK OUT OUR BRAND NEW i-BEST WEBSITE WITH ALL OF THE 2018 INFO YOU NEED

 

Interested in becoming an i-BEST sponsor? Click here for more information, and contact Kelsey Seay at kseay@iowabeer.org.

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CBC Iowa Beer Social


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CBC Iowa Beer Social


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Each year in conjunction with the Craft Brewers Conference, the Iowa Brewers Guild organizes a networking social for Iowa brewers, allied trade members, and other Iowa-connected people that happen to be in town. 

The 2018 Social will take place at Jackalope Brewing Company in Nashville, Tennessee on Wednesday, May 2.

Thanks to our generous sponsors, we'll have a bar tab open for all attendees (until it runs out). Got an Iowa connection? Join us!

Iowa Brewers Olympics


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Iowa Brewers Olympics


Iowa Brewers Olympics

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 Will the 2017 Iowa Brewers Olympics Champions from SingleSpeed Brewing Company do another victory dance? Find out at Lion Bridge Coliseum on May 11!

Will the 2017 Iowa Brewers Olympics Champions from SingleSpeed Brewing Company do another victory dance? Find out at Lion Bridge Coliseum on May 11!

Iowa Brewers Olympics

Part of Cedar Rapids Beer Week, the second annual Iowa Brewers Olympics will take place at Lion Bridge Brewing Company on Friday, May 11, 2018.

Join us and watch 12 Iowa breweries vie for superiority in a series of events designed to test both palates and speed of moving grain from pallet to pallet. And a whole artistic palette of other fun events.

Beers from each participating brewery will be available.

The fun kicks off at 5:30 p.m. Come root for your favorite team!

Follow event updates via Facebook here.

PARTICIPATING BREWERIES:

Backpocket Brewing Co.

Barn Town Brewing Co.

Big Grove Brewery

Firetrucker Brewery

Iowa Brewing Co.

Lark Brewing Co.

Lion Bridge Brewing Co.

Millstream Brewing Co.

Peace Tree Brewing

The Quarter Barrel Arcade & Brewery

ReUnion Brewery

SingleSpeed Brewing Co.

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Iowa Craft Brew Festival


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Iowa Craft Brew Festival


Please visit our new Iowa Craft Brew Festival Website here!

 

The Iowa Brewers Guild's 8th annual Iowa Craft Brew Festival will be held on Saturday, June 16, from 1-5 p.m. in downtown Des Moines.

One of the flagship events of Des Moines Beer Week, this year's fest will feature over 50 Iowa breweries, along with a host of regional and national craft breweries. Participating breweries will be pouring unlimited beer tastes of approximately 300 beers, including a variety of limited release brews.

In addition to an array of outstanding beers, the ICBF will feature food from Ceviche Bar, Iowa TaproomMelts without Borders, Over the Top, Molly's Cupcakes, and Forefathers Bacon; and, for goodness sakes--we'll even have an app for you to download soon (stay tuned)!

A limited number of VIP pass holders get exclusive early access into the festival to beat the crowds from 1-2 p.m., as well as a special tasting glass. General admission ticket holders can enter the festival grounds at 2 p.m. Designated driver tickets are available for $5.

This event will sell out—no day-of tickets will be available.

CHECK OUT OUR NEW IOWA CRAFT BREW FESTIVAL WEBSITE FOR UP TO DATE DETAILS

 

 

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Great River Firkin Fest


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Great River Firkin Fest


Save the date! Great River Brewery in Davenport will be hosting its inaugural Great River Firkin Fest on October 14, 2017. Stay tuned for more information...