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Iowa brewing keeps growing, with a museum thrown in


Oh, these are heady times for Iowa beer and its fans, with new breweries popping up regularly across the state. Three more were announced just this week. Two are here in the metro area, and the third has an interesting wrinkle -a brewing museum -that could make it worth a road trip. 

Brewery and patio coming to Sherman Hill
Des Moines Register: A new brewing company is coming to the Sherman Hill neighborhood later this year. Lua Brewing Co. will be located at 1525 High St. Owned by husband-and-wife team Scott and Whitney Selix, Lua is slated to open in October or November. Whitney Selix is the former general manager of Red’s Alehouse in North Liberty while Scott is the lead brewer for Big Grove Brewery & Taproom in Iowa City and is on the board of directors for the Iowa Brewer’s Guild.

Auto-themed brewery coming to Ankeny’s Uptown district
Des Moines Register: An old Ford showroom and garage in Ankeny is getting a new lease on life as an auto-themed brewery. Uptown Garage Brewing Co. will open Aug. 3 at 305 S.W. Walnut St., in the former home of Miller Auto Repair and Service. In addition to its own beers, the operation will offer a rotating selection of Iowa craft beers on tap.

Onetime site of Iowa’s biggest brewery to be new Davenport brewery and museum
Quad-City Times: Andrew Arnold loves local history and good beer. The 42-year-old Davenport native is mixing those passions in an intoxicating plan to create a new $2.5 million craft brewery, museum and tasting room in Davenport at the site of what was once Iowa’s largest brewery, Independent Malting Co. 

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