3rd Annual Cedar Rapids Beer Nuts Festival

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Don’t forget that MUGZ will be at the Cedar Rapids Beer Nuts festival next weekend, September 27th from 1 to 5pm. This is the third time they’ve put on this great festival and if this year’s is anything like the previous two, you won’t want to miss it.

A lot of beer festivals are run by distributors or retailers. They know their stuff, but they’re still running a business and are looking to promote and sell their products. At festivals like the Beer Nuts fest, it’s all homebrewers promoting the beer they brewed simply because they love brewing and having people taste their beer. I don’t know any homebrewer unwilling to talk your ear off about a beer they brought. Who knows, maybe you’ll learn something!

And it’s for a good cause! Proceeds go to Pints for Prostates cancer research. Help fight cancer while drinking excellent beer – it’s a no-brainer. For more details on the event, check out the Beer Nuts website. To see what beers will be on tap, check out the app right here! See you there Saturday!

Wine Educational

The August educational was presented by Bob Clevestine and Joe Jordan on wine. There was a great amount of interest. I asked Bob for some resources, so people can do some more individual research. Below is a list of links to get you started.

http://winemakermag.com

http://iowawinegrowers.org

http://midwestwinepress.com

http://www.fruitwinemaker.com

http://www.lallemandwine.us/products/yeast_chart.php

http://winemaking.jackkeller.net/strains.asp