Here’s To Beer: A Weekly Beer Blog Part 72!

Here’s To Beer: A Weekly Beer Blog Part 72!


Modern breathalyzers work on a clever electrochemical principle. The subject’s breath is passed over a platinum electrode, which causes the alcohol to bind with oxygen, forming acetic acid. In the process it loses two electrons, a process that sets up a current in a wire connected to the electrode. The higher the concentration of alcohol in the breath, the greater the electrical current, which can be read by a simple meter to indicate intoxication levels. In case you were wondering.

Iowa Brewing Co. David Hefehoff

The Brass Tap in Cedar Falls had a special going for a limited time on Iowa Brewing Co. beers. In bottle, they were $3 and you got a nice tulip lipped glass. A great glass for enjoying a good beer!

This hefeweizen is incredible. It has German Pilsner, German Hefe yeast, wheat malt and hops added late in the process. This is light, but lots of flavor, being wonderful banana and clove. Smooth, creamy and a very easy drinker. I LOVE THIS BEER! I love banana and clove too, so that helps. This is a very different hefe and Iowa Brewing Co. has made a very special beer with this addition. I’ll be buying a sixer of this soon!

Iowa Brewing Co. Tragedy of the Common Amber lager

So, as I said above, they were $3 a bottle so “Set ’em up, barkeep!”

Having had and been a fan of Iowa’s others like Oja, Surf Zombies, ZOINKS! and others, I was really looking forward to trying this Amber and have wanted to for a while.

Tragedy is misnamed as it’s a very enjoyable, flavorful, crisp amber with notes of caramel and lightly roasted malts with some hop spice. Low ABV of 4.9% lets the flavors reign with a nice carbonated mouthfeel. I’d choose this over just about any other ambers out there!