365 Iowa beers: Beer 100! (Also 101-106)

Hey, another milestone number of beers. I’m now about 27% through my challenge, though that doesn’t sound as exciting as “one hundred.”

To mark the occasion, I’ve recorded Ava singing the complete “99 Bottles of Beer.” So read beer 100, then start the video for the complete experience.

I’m kidding, I’m not cruel enough to make Ava sing the full song. But some parent was, and here it is. Open a new tab and give it a listen.


Beer 100: 4th St. Session Pale Ale

Notes: I didn’t plan to go with one of my father-in-law’s beers for my 100th, but I’m glad I did. This is a great beer to enjoy while floating in the pool. I think that’s what I was doing, but it wasn’t in my notes. Probably because I was in the pool.


Beer 101: Exile Hannah

ABV: 5.2%

Notes: For some reason I wrote this down as a pale ale in my notes. I’m not sure why, it’s a Bavarian wheat. Either way, I enjoyed it.


Beer 102: Twisted Vine 5 O’Clock Ale

ABV: 4.7%

Notes: I went for my first visit to Twisted Vine and ordered a flight. It was around 5 p.m., so this seemed like a good place to start. Light and easy to drink, it’s a good entry point to craft beers for Bud/Miller fans.


Beer 103: Twisted Vine Westown IPA

ABV: 6.3%

Notes: Nice and hoppy, I assume this is a newer beer, named for Twisted Vine’s new location. Thumbs up on this one.


Beer 104: Twisted Vine Amber Waves

ABV: 5.4%

Notes: Good, robust flavor, more citrusy than hoppy. Of the beers I tried this day, Amber Waves would be my choice to try again.


Beer 105: Twisted Vine Bob’s Cream Ale

ABV: 3.7%

Notes: I feel like I had a lot of lower alcohol beers in this batch. Nice flavor, very smooth.


Beer 106: Peace Tree Blondish Fatale

ABV: 6%

Notes: I tried this at 80/35, the first place I’ve seen it. It seems to be a lower ABV version of Blonde Fatale, more drinkable on a hot festival day. Flavor-wise, it measures up to its heavier sibling. I approve.



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