Like beer? Stone Brewing Co. is coming to Iowa

April 1, 2014 | 12:41 am

Heads up, beer lovers! Stone Brewing Co. beers will be available in Iowa, beginning Oct. 1.

Stone, which is known for its bold, flavorful and hop-centric beers, will be distributed throughout the Hawkeye state thanks to Doll Distributing in Des Moines, Council Bluffs, and Spencer; Fahr Beverage in Waterloo; and Fleck Sales Company in Cedar Rapids and West Burlington.

According to the news release, Stone CEO and co-founder Greg Koch is a sucker for a grandiose entrance, and the lineup of Iowa events will be no exception.  October 2 through 6 will be filled with tap takeovers, special release beers, festivals, and meet & greets with Greg and Stone representatives.

Want to be part of the celebration? Here's the lineup (note that Eastern Iowa events happen on Oct. 5 and Oct. 6):

Tuesday, Oct. 2:

  • Kick-off night at the Simon Estes Amphitheater (downtown south of City Hall at East First between Locus and Walnut, Des Moines) 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

    • Meet & greet with Greg Koch, live music, and Stone beer
    • Admission is a $5 donation with the proceeds benefiting the Iowa Parks Foundation and The Ben Harris Fund.
Wednesday, Oct. 3:

  • Zombie Burger (300 E. Grand Avenue, Des Moines) 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

    • 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.: meet & greet with Greg Koch, Stone special release beers on tap and available in bottles, special burger created with Arrogant Bastard Ale.
  • El Bait Shop (200 SW 2ndStreet, Des Moines) 7 p.m.

    • Stone special release beers on tap, and live music.
Thursday, Oct. 4:

  • The Keg Stand (3530 Westown Parkway, West Des Moines) 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

    • Meet & greet with Stone representatives, all nine year-round beers on tap and two special releases – Stone 16th Anniversary IPA and Double Dry Hopped Stone Ruination IPA.

  • DG’s Tap House(125 Main Street, Ames) 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

    • Meet & greet with Stone representatives, Stone beers on tap and available in bottles.
  • Welch Ave. Station(207 Welch Avenue, Ames) 9 p.m.

    • Meet & greet with Stone representatives, Stone beers on tap and available in bottles.
Friday, Oct. 5:

  • Mulligans Brick Oven and Pub (205 East 18thStreet, Cedar Falls) 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

    • Meet & greet with Stone representatives, seven year-round beers on tap.
    • Featuring two new “Stone Oven” pizzas made to pair with Arrogant Bastard Ale and Stone IPA.

Saturday, Oct. 6:

  • Reds Ale House(405 N. Dubuque, North Liberty) 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

    • Beer-akfast: meet & greet with Stone representatives, breakfast, all nine year-round beers on tap and two special releases – Stone 16th Anniversary IPA and Double Dry Hopped Stone Ruination IPA.
  • Northside Oktoberfest Beer Festival (Between Bloomington and Jefferson Streets and Lin and Gilbert Streets in Iowa City) 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    • Meet & greet with Stone representatives, all nine year-round beers in bottles.
  • Parlor City Pub and Eatery (1125 3rdStreet SE, Cedar Rapids) 6 p.m.

    • Meet & greet with Stone representatives, all nine year-round beers on tap and two special releases – Stone 16th Anniversary IPA and Double Dry Hopped Stone Ruination IPA.

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