Archive | Spring 2009 Issue

Spring 2009 Table of Contents

DEPARTMENTS
4 GRIST FOR THE MILL
Spring forward
7 NOTABLE EDIBLES
Tasty tidbits to savor
16 EDIBLE IMBIBABLES
Hub City Brewing
—By Katie Roche
21 THE 99
A confluence of flavors in Lee County
—By Kurt Michael Friese
26 BEHIND CLOSED DOORS
Iowa City & Coralville Convention & Visitors Bureau President Josh Shamberger
—By Rob Cline
29 SUBSCRIPTION FORM
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30 THE LAST WORD
Inquiries into the nature of Slow Money: An interview with author Woody Tasch
—By Kurt Michael Friese
FEATURES
8 IOWA’S POET FARMER
Mary Swander
— By Michael Knock
10 MARKET ECONOMY
Discover the frugality of buying local food
— By Anna Wilson
13 RECESSION-PROOFING RESTAURANTS
Local chefs cut costs, not flavor
— By Brian Morelli
18 MARKETWATCH
The skinny on your local farmers markets statewide
24 EDIBLE COMMUNITIES
Local Heroes around the country

 

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Hub City Brewing Company

beer

By Katie Roche

Gloria and Brian Knocke farmed for over 30 years just five miles east of historic Oelwein in a little town called Stanley. In 2007 they decided to get out of hog farming for “health reasons” and their hobby of making beer and wine suddenly became their profession. Brian, a former teacher, was in contact with a former student whom he had on the lookout for a brew system. His student found one. Used, and therefore more affordable, but a lot bigger than what the Knockes were looking for. However, they were still weighing the option of making wine instead of beer.

The Knockes watched the good old farming state of Iowa take easily and successfully to wine production and more wineries were opening every day. With only 4 hours to bid on the brew system, the Knockes had to decide whether to jump on the wine wave or play the rebel. Ultimately, because it would be a family business, it was a family decision. Beer it would be. It just felt like a better fit. When the brewing equipment arrived in March of 2007, the Knockes made some major renovations to their property and were ready to … Read More

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