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  • Erin Murphy Times Bureau

DES MOINES — Small Iowa liquor distillers may soon be toasting a new state law that would permit them to sell their product on site.

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Recommendations for updating Iowa's liquor laws would level the playing field in the state's alcohol industry, according to Garrett Burchett, …

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  • Erin Murphy Times Bureau

URBANDALE, Iowa — A state task force comprised of stakeholders from across the alcoholic beverages industry met Friday to take a first, introd…

  • Rod Boshart Times Bureau

DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad has ordered a review of Iowa laws governing liquor, wine and beer with an eye on balancing the needs of a rap…

  • Erin Murphy Times Bureau

DES MOINES — When Bettendorf brothers Mike and Matt Blaum decided in 2013 to open a whiskey distillery, they chose Galena, Ill., in part becau…

Richard Day began brewing craft beer nearly three decades ago from his home in Port Byron. This week, the full-time Hampton dentist is pouring…

Crawford Brewing Equipment, a division of the Crawford Company in Rock Island, Illinois, installed a new 1,400 gallon mash tank at the distill…

LeCLAIRE — Construction has begun on a new barrel storage warehouse for Mississippi River Distilling Co. to age its Cody Road Bourbon and Cody…

  • Kevin E. Schmidt

LeCLAIRE — Ryan Burchett looks over stacks of 30-gallon oak barrels filling a room at the Mississippi River Distilling Company. He touches his…

  • Kevin E. Schmidt

Developing the legendary Wild West character and flavor of its namesake could take 10 months of sitting quietly in 30-gallon oak barrels at th…