Iowa Beer

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Today in 1846, Iowa became the 29th state.

Iowa
State_Iowa

Iowa Breweries

Iowa Brewery Guides

Guild: Iowa Brewers Guild

State Agency: Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division

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  • Capital: Des Moines
  • Largest Cities: Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Sioux City, Waterloo
  • Population: 2,926,324; 30th
  • Area: 56276 sq.mi., 26th
  • Nickname: Hawkeye State
  • Statehood: 29th, December 28, 1846

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  • Alcohol Legalized: April 15, 1933
  • Number of Breweries: 21
  • Rank: 24th
  • Beer Production: 2,462,310
  • Production Rank: 29th
  • Beer Per Capita: 25.4 Gallons

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Package Mix:

  • Bottles: 26.5%
  • Cans: 61.9%
  • Kegs: 11.1%

Beer Taxes:

  • Per Gallon: $0.19
  • Per Case: $0.43
  • Tax Per Barrel (24/12 Case): $5.89
  • Draught Tax Per Barrel (in Kegs): $5.89

Economic Impact (2010):

  • From Brewing: $10,089,237
  • Direct Impact: $655,803,630
  • Supplier Impact: $220,436,254
  • Induced Economic Impact: $378,926,548
  • Total Impact: $1,255,166,432

Legal Restrictions:

  • Control State: No
  • Sale Hours: 6 a.m.–2 a.m. Mon–Sat
    8 a.m.–2 a.m. Sun
  • Grocery Store Sales: Yes
  • Notes: ABV > 5% beer shipped through state warehouse

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Data complied, in part, from the Beer Institute’s Brewer’s Almanac 2010, Beer Serves America, the Brewers Association, Wikipedia and my World Factbook. If you see I’m missing a brewery link, please be so kind as to drop me a note or simply comment on this post. Thanks.

For the remaining states, see Brewing Links: United States.

Comments

  1. says

    The Depot Deli in Shenandoah, those are some of the nicest folks in Southeastern Iowa and offering some fine beer after a long day riding the Wabash Trace Bicycle Trail…

  2. Watsonsmom says

    The ABV % allowed to be sold by distributors in Iowa was increased in 2010. Beer distributors can now sell >5% but not more than 12% ABV. Some light beers fall below the 5% benchmark but are NOT considered 3.2 as sold in neighboring states.

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