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Iowa Family’s Farm Brewery Delivers Craft Beer with a Purpose

Iowa Family’s Farm Brewery Delivers Craft Beer with a Purpose

From Farming to Brewing: The Story of an Iowa Family


The love for farming and the passion for crafting beer has brought about an interesting combination that has taken the form of a farm-based craft brewery, built by the hands of a family in Iowa. The family has taken the concept of farm-to-table to the next level by creating a truly unique experience for the beer drinkers of their community.

The Birth of a Dream

The story started when the family realized that they were not getting their fair share of profit for their hops, which they grew on their farm. They decided to take matters into their own hands and started brewing beer using their own hops. This led to perfecting their recipes and the family started to experiment with different types of hops and brewing techniques.

The family struggled initially with the brewing process, but they did not give up. They took the time to understand the complexities of brewing, and invested in some of the modern equipment to make their brewing process easier.

Building the Brewery

The family decided to take their brewing to the next level by building their own brewery on their farm. They utilized previous experience with building from their days of farming and began to build the brewery from scratch. They sourced the materials for the brewery locally, which winemakers as well, and surrounded the brewery with fields of their own hops.

The brewery was built with sustainable practices in mind, with rainwater harvesting systems and solar power. The brewery building itself was constructed from reclaimed materials to add to the family’s commitment to sustainability.

The Farm-to-Table Experience

The experience of drinking beer made in this farm-based craft brewery is different from drinking beer from any other brewery. You can smell the hops as you approach the brewery and it gives you a sense of belonging. When you walk in, you are welcomed by the sight of the brewery and the surroundings of the farm. You can see the hops growing in the fields surrounding the brewery and know that they are used to make the beer you will be drinking.

The family has also started a community-supported agriculture program to further connect with their consumers. This program allows the customers to receive shares of the farm produce, along with access to exclusive products available only to members of the program.


The Iowa family has shown that with hard work and determination, one can turn a dream into reality. They have created a farm-based craft brewery that not only represents the family’s farming heritage, but also provides an authentic experience of brewing beer. They showcase the power of local sourcing and sustainability, while providing their community with a new source of pride. This family has set an example of what can be achieved with perseverance, creativity, and a bit of love for beer.


Dustin is a writer about craft beer and a professional brewer in the city of Chicago. He has written for several magazines and has over a decade of experience in the beer industry. He is currently working on a book about the history of beer in Chicago.

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