This week is a holiday week, you know. it's American Craft Beer Week. In 2021, one doesn't have to look too far to find a craft brewery. This is, of course, a good thing. Not only can we support local folks, but we can enjoy a cold one in the processes. I'm sure if you're a beer fan, you make a habit of trying an area beer or at least a beer from whatever state you're in. If you're like me, you enjoy brewery hopping and actually going right to the source.

What do non-Iowans think of Iowa craft beer?

I was inspired by that notion of being in a new place and trying a local brewery. Many beer enthusiasts are not quiet in nature, so I knew I'd be able to easily locate beer reviews. To locate quality reviews by the average Joe or Jane, I went to Yelp. Now, there are too many breweries statewide to do 'em all - so I've just focused on ones in Eastern and Northeastern Iowa (plus one in Des Moines) to find out what non-Iowans think of Our Breweries. Shall we jump in? Warning: I think this list is likely to make you thirsty so, if you grab a cold one from an area brewery after reading, you're welcome.

As always: Please drink responsibly.

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