Our story starts as more of a notion than a true mission – a simple wish to try brewing beer. The beer that came from a brewing kit was pretty successful, but not nearly enough of a challenge for Rick. This little side project grew into a true passion for brewing. Many hours were spent in the garage with family, friends, and neighbors testing skills and “tweaking” beers. Always looking for an honest opinion to help him develop his beers, Rick entered competitions in Iowa, Colorado, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, winning several awards along the way. The growing success and desire to share the beer led Rick and his family to open the Boone Valley Brewing Taproom in early 2012 with a 1bbl brewing system. In April of 2015, BVB and team expanded its facility to a 20bbl brewing system and moved main production across the street. BVB’s bottles and kegs are distributed all over central Iowa and Cedar Falls/Waterloo area. Boone Valley Brewery remains dedicated to crafting quality beers and building genuine relationships. Thanks for dropping into the valley!