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INTERVIEW: Jackson Street Brewing's Dave Winslow Shares Passion and Insight on American Craft Beer Week

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It’s American Craft Beer Week, and Siouxland Public Media’s Sheila Brummer reached out to Dave Winslow of Jackson Street Beer for his perspective. He shares details on the evolution of craft beer and his love of brewing beer.

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* Music at the end of the segment provided by Angie Kriz and the Polkatoons. The Omaha-Lincoln area polka band recently played a show in Sioux City.

News release from Jackson Street Brewing:

Celebrate American Craft Beer Week At Jackson Street Brewing, May 17-22

Sioux City, Iowa — American Craft Beer Week, the annual springtime salute to small and independent craft breweries, returns this week. This year’s rallying cry is “Turn your beer world upside down”— a nod to the freewheeling spirit that craft breweries are known for. Jackson Street Brewing invites all beer lovers to join in the celebration at its tasting room and dog friendly patio space at 607 5th Street.

Jackson Street Brewing is offering a UNIFY Hazy IPA pour + a 2022 Iowa Pint Glass for $12. Both the UNIFY keg sales and 2022 Iowa Pint Glass sales are a fundraiser for the Iowa Brewers Guild.

"The Guild helps build craft beer awareness and they are a valuable resource, as well as is the Brewers Association," said Dave Winslow, Jackson Street Brewer. "We are excited to continue to experiment with new beer ideas like Sioux City Sour: Pickle Juice! Pickle Juice! but also brew the classics, like traditional lagers."

More than two-thirds of Americans live within 10 miles of a brewery, and the number of craft breweries now exceeds 9,100 breweries nationwide. Small and independent breweries have revitatalized neighborhoods and serve as essential community gathering places, while also generating more than 400,000 jobs, with nearly 14,000 directly at breweries and brewpubs.

“The pioneering craft breweries turned the beer world upside down. They believed that beer drinkers were ready to branch out from industrial lagers and explore deeper, bolder flavors,” said Ann Obenchain with the Brewers Association. “This revolutionary ethos persists. It’s part of the craft brewing community’s DNA.”

Beer lovers are encouraged to share their American Craft Beer Week experiences on social media with the hashtags #AmericanCraftBeerWeek and #SeekTheSeal and tagging @JacksonStreetBrewing.

To learn more about American Craft Beer Week, visit AmericanCraftBeerWeek.com. To learn more about Jackson Street Brewing, visit www.jacksonstreet.beer.

Jackson Street Brewing was founded in 2015, located a 1/2 a block off of Jackson Street at 607 5th Street. They focus on historic beer themes, providing an approachable environment for beer connoisseurs and those new to craft beer. This family-owned business is small, humble and mighty.

Sheila Brummer returns to her radio roots as a Reporter/Special Projects Producer for Siouxland Public Media KWIT-KOJI.