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Heartlanders announce partnership with Backpocket Brewing

Coralville, Iowa – The Iowa Heartlanders and Backpocket Brewing announced Monday a partnership that designates Backpocket as the official Pregame and Postgame Brewery of the Heartlanders.

As part of the agreement, Backpocket Brewing will offer a post-game drink discount to fans that attend Heartlanders home games, with further details to be announced. Additionally, the Heartlanders and Backpocket have teamed up to create a Mug Club; members of the Mug Club will receive one coupon for a free beer at Backpocket plus discounts to use on Backpocket products at Xtream Arena.  

"As a locally owned business and neighbor to the Heartlanders in the Iowa River Landing, we are excited and proud to partner with an organization that will help support the local community as well as bring professional ice hockey to the Coralville, Iowa area,” said Managing Partner of Backpocket Brewing Aaron Vargas. “Welcome to the neighborhood Heartlanders!"

“We are excited to work with Backpocket Brewing and create a partnership that will help draw Heartlanders fans to Backpocket before and after games at Xtream Arena,” said Heartlanders President and CEO Brian McKenna. “Backpocket is one of the most-recognizable names in Iowa and we’re fortunate to partner with their group on a number of promotions that will enhance the game-night experience in the Iowa River Landing.”

Backpocket Brewing will also present a monthly Heartlanders autograph session where fans are welcome to come by the brewery, meet Heartlanders players and get their autograph.

About Backpocket Brewing
Located in Coralville since 2012, Backpocket Brewing Company is a key establishment in the Iowa River Landing and has grown to a 30-barrel production facility complete with a state-of-the-art taproom and kitchen. Their menu features award winning brick oven pizzas that pair perfectly with your favorite brew. 

Partial plans and Rose Club Season Ticket Memberships are now available by visiting iowaheartlanders.com and calling the ticket office. Call 319-569-4625 (GOAL) and visit iowaheartlanders.com for more information.

The Heartlanders’ AHL affiliate, the Iowa Wild, will host the Rockford IceHogs for an AHL preseason game Oct. 8 at 7:00 p.m. at Xtream Arena in the first professional hockey game in the new building, presented by the Iowa City Area Sports Commission. Tickets are available for the Fri., Oct. 8 game by calling the Heartlanders box office at 319-569-4625 or by visiting https://bit.ly/XtreamArenaPreseason.