1884, the year Iowa City rioted over beer

In 1884, Iowa banned all alcohol. The German Beer Mafia of Iowa City was not happy.

By Claire Dietz

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Carroll Zuber was traveling in Germany, when he had an idea: bring microbrewing to Iowa. In 1975, the most popular beer seemed to be Miller Lite, and Zuber wanted to change that. In less than a decade, he cofounded Millstream Brewing Co., which is based in Amana.

His brewery may be considered the first, but it was certainly not the last. Over the decades since

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