Where would you be if you walked into a brew pub that incorporated as many local ingredients as possible into their beers and named those beers after local citizens and the locale itself? Last tip: The brew pub is a stone’s throw away from its namesake. If you guessed River Ridge Brewing Co. in Bellevue, IA, you’d be correct.

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John, now retired, will continue to write about wine and craft beer. He now has more time to enjoy both beverages and plans to visit more places that grow grapes and produce wine with an occasional brewery along the way.


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