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Root Beer of the Month December 2015

Millstream Root Beer

The Millstream Brewery is based in Amana, Iowa—one of seven villages settled on 26,000 acres in east-central Iowa. The Amana Colonies were built and settled by German Pietists in 1714 who left due to persecution by their homeland. Today the villages are known for their restaurants and craft shops, and host hundreds of thousands of tourists every year. The lanterns and walkways wind through the villages that showcase brick and stone homes reminiscent of a simpler way of life.

It was three Amana men who decided to revive the art of brewing beer. Carroll F. Zuber and brothers Jim/Dennis Roemig. The brewery was started in 1985 and was the first brewery to operate in Amana since 1884. Ten years after its inception, Millstream old Time Root Beer was developed.

In 2000 the brewery was sold to Chris Priebe and Tom/Teresa Albert. The company claims Chris is naturally handy and keeps the brewery in tiptop shape. Chris also is a trained brewer from the Siebel Institute of Brewing Technology and has brought many years of brewing experience to Millstream. Teresa is an excellent people person and handles all the sales and marketing. Tom is the warehouse and production manager, and is referred to as the "glue" that binds the place together.

From The company’s website and Facebook page, fivestarsoda.com, amanacolonies.com and Wikipedia

 

 

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