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(Des Moines Register)   New study reveals people in Iowa are drinking more liquor than ever. This is great news for Fark headlines   (desmoinesregister.com) divider line 24
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2013-11-26 01:19:37 PM
Idiots
Out
Wandering
Around
 
2013-11-26 01:21:25 PM
i
only
want
alcohol
 
2013-11-26 01:21:29 PM
I predict a corresponding up-tick in incomprehensible drunk-dialing, posting inappropriate selfies to public websites, cow-tipping, whale-harpooning, and generally poor behavior.
 
2013-11-26 01:22:54 PM
I'm doing my part.
 
2013-11-26 01:24:40 PM
In fact, I'll add on to that.  I am off the rest of the week, and my boss is sending everyone home at 3 today with a full day's pay.  I am going to spend the afternoon with a glass of Glenlivet and a book.
 
2013-11-26 01:25:11 PM
www.whisky.dk
crwine.com
If you have ever had these, you know why the increase in drinking in iowa
 
2013-11-26 01:28:01 PM
What's the difference between Iowa and yogurt?

Yogurt has an active culture.
 
2013-11-26 01:28:36 PM

Joe Blowme: [www.whisky.dk image 700x880]
[crwine.com image 260x315]
If you have ever had these, you know why the increase in drinking in iowa


Only the article says the top two bestsellers are Black Velvet and Hawkeye Vodka. So I'm thinking it's alcoholics that are driving the increase. And the decrease in corn prices I'm sure is not helping.
 
2013-11-26 01:34:42 PM
cheers!
 
2013-11-26 01:35:39 PM

WalMartian: What's the difference between Iowa and yogurt?

Yogurt has an active culture.


Where I live isn't terrible. About 400,000 people, minor league sports teams, and pretty decent museums and art centers.

My local community is slowly advancing beyond the 'everything is blue collar' atmosphere.  What would really help would be our local city administrators realizing that we could REALLY improve our infrastructure fairly simply, and it would be incredibly attractive to the kinds of companies that you would want to have around.
 
2013-11-26 01:39:18 PM
I
Only
Want
Anal
 
2013-11-26 01:43:18 PM
Hawkeye vodka is number 2? People must be using it to fuel their tractors or something because it is not fit for human consumption. Also, Dickinson county is really kicking my county's ass.
 
2013-11-26 01:43:34 PM
It's
Only
Water (of Life)
Actually.
 
2013-11-26 01:43:53 PM
Spotted on the horizon, "new Iowa tag to give Florida tag some competition."
 
2013-11-26 01:47:21 PM

Joe Blowme: [www.whisky.dk image 700x880]
[crwine.com image 260x315]
If you have ever had these, you know why the increase in drinking in iowa


iowa bourbon is very nice. templeton rye tastes like bananas and caramel to me. but i like it in a manhattan.

/former iowan
//current scotch drinker
 
2013-11-26 01:49:09 PM

JMan245: Spotted on the horizon, "new Iowa tag to give Florida tag some competition."


Kansas doesn't need liquor to fuel the derp, if the recent news stories are to be believed.  Our Governor and the current state legislature are good, honest, God-fearing, Christian folk.  Alcohol is the drink of the Devil, as they would like you to believe.
Iowa is a teenager who discovers cheap liquor.  Kansas is the consummate fool with the idiot gene--sorry, created and intelligently designed from the beginning--with the propensity towards foolishness.  Come back in a few more years and try again.
 
2013-11-26 01:51:22 PM

JMan245: Spotted on the horizon, "new Iowa tag to give Florida tag some competition."


i'd say we need a texas or arizona tag WAY before iowa.
 
2013-11-26 01:59:11 PM

Joe Blowme: [www.whisky.dk image 700x880]
[crwine.com image 260x315]
If you have ever had these, you know why the increase in drinking in iowa


Want some Rye?! 'Course ya do!!

lug lug lug... *dies*
 
2013-11-26 02:02:14 PM
http://www.mrdistilling.com/index.shtml

They've been doing good things with all locally sourced products for a couple of years now.
 
2013-11-26 02:12:26 PM
You ever been to Iowa, subby? I had a friend that lived in Bettendorf. There was nothing there but Bars, strip clubs and more Bars.
 
2013-11-26 02:28:47 PM
I moved to rural Iowa from south Florida a little over a year ago. Trust me, Iowa is nowhere near deserving of a Fark tag.

Towns as small as 155 people have bars here, though. Seems like any town over 500 has a liquor store. There is just nothing to do here (especially in winter) but drink, it seems.

My husband's practice is in a town of 912 people. In this town you may choose to eat at the grocery store deli (processed, from a box, overly salty crap), the gas station, or the filthiest diner I've ever seen. But you can drink at the bowling alley bar, two stand alone bars, the filthy diner, or you can purchase alcohol at the grocery store, the liquor store, and the gas station. There are three churches, three options for shiatty food, but there seven options for procurement/enjoyment of hard liquor.

Never seen anything like it until I moved here.
 
2013-11-26 05:30:36 PM

redslippers: I moved to rural Iowa from south Florida a little over a year ago. Trust me, Iowa is nowhere near deserving of a Fark tag.

Towns as small as 155 people have bars here, though. Seems like any town over 500 has a liquor store. There is just nothing to do here (especially in winter) but drink, it seems.

My husband's practice is in a town of 912 people. In this town you may choose to eat at the grocery store deli (processed, from a box, overly salty crap), the gas station, or the filthiest diner I've ever seen. But you can drink at the bowling alley bar, two stand alone bars, the filthy diner, or you can purchase alcohol at the grocery store, the liquor store, and the gas station. There are three churches, three options for shiatty food, but there seven options for procurement/enjoyment of hard liquor.

Never seen anything like it until I moved here.


Sounds like the town I grew up in from 14 on, and still return to visit when I can.
West side of the square has 2 bars and a bowling alley that sells beer, south side of the square has one bar and a KC hall with full bar (open to the public), east side is the American Legion (full bar, open to the public). You can get beer with your pizza at the locally owned pizzeria, or with your burger at the diner down the road from that. You can pick up any booze you need for your home at either the convenience or grocery store. So that's 10 places you can procure alcohol, all within walking distance of the city square, in a town of 1000.

They also have a big festival every August that draws huge crowds for the outdoor beer gardens located at all of the above mentioned watering holes, and the kids can hit up the carnival rides in the square while mom and dad get liquored up.

Iowa isn't very restrictive on liquor licenses. As long as you are not a felon, have insurance, and pay the fee, you can have one too. Want to sell on Sunday? No problem, just add a couple hundred onto the annual fee. You can also sell booze to go from a bar with the appropriate licence (for an additional fee).
 
2013-11-26 07:42:47 PM
them folks in mo valley and glenwood should learn something from council bluffs, atlantic, and clarinda.

DRINK
 
2013-11-27 09:48:59 AM
There's nothing around for miles but corn and soy.  What on earth can we do?
 
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