In the last year I have learned a lot about beer. If you think all beer tastes the same, think again. Iowa’s craft beer industry is growing quickly. There are currently 25 breweries serving up a wide variety of lagers and ales. The passionate brewmasters enjoy teaching consumers about the art of beer. They make you excited to try something new, and make you proud of your flavor of choice.
If you haven’t tapped (pun intended) into the craft beer industry yet, the Dinner and Drafts contest could help you try something new for free! In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, the Iowa Wine and Beer Promotion Board is giving away a $50 gift card to the Iowa Craft Brewery of your choice. To help you find the breweries, they are are also giving away an iPad2. You can use the Iowa Wine and Beer app for turn by turn directions to Iowa’s breweries (and wineries). And, because everyone needs a bite to eat, the prize package also includes a $50 gift card to the Dine Iowa restaurant of your choice.
Enter by visiting http://www.traveliowa.com/. The winner will be announced on March 17 at 3:17 pm (CST) on www.facebook.com/IAWineandBeer. Will the luck of the Irish be with you?
Colleen Murphy, Iowa Tourism Office