Iowa beer fans, it's your time to shine! The Des Moines Register and Iowa Taproom Beer Brackets have returned for a second year of winner-take-all March Madness-style beer action. The 64-beer, six round tournament launched yesterday and runs through March 28. Follow the hashtag #BeerBrackets to stay up-to-date with results and vote for your favorite beer now. 

Lookin' good, March. 

Impress your friends with endless amounts of in-the-know knowledge about the concerts coming to Des Moines with this Juice list of 11 must-see shows in the metro this month. From hip-hop to blues to whatever genre Panic! At The Disco is nowadays, there's a little something for everybody.

Road trip? 

Time to call up your friend who hasn't quite graduated college yet and take a road trip to Iowa City because according to, Deadwood Tavern is one of the best college bars in the country. The bar celebrated its 25th birthday last year. Read the full story here.

Have your eye on a new car?

There's an All-Iowa Auto Show taking over the Iowa State Fairgrounds next weekend. Compare cars from across make and model all in one place. Tickets are $10 and more information can be found at

Happy hour highlight: 

  • This week's Datebook Diner review is full of hot takes. Read the full review to find out why she wasn't happy with one Ankeny restaurant. 

What's going on this weekend, you ask? 

  • Thursday: A live cinema event, when jazz drummer Antonio Sanchez performs his Grammy Award-winning score along with the Oscar-winning film “Birdman.” More information at
  • Friday: Des Moines staple acts Gloom Balloon and Christopher the Conquered are teaming up for an all ages show at Vaudeville Mews. More information at
  • Saturday: The one and only pop star JoJo is set to perform at Wooly's. More information at
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