Lion Bridge Brewery will have 3 beers returning to their lineup in February! Emperor of Ice Cream, Ziva Voda, and Hellscape will be making their way back to tap lines at the brewery and in cans! Here’s more on these three releases:
*Emperor of Ice Cream – (Imperial Milk Stout w/Strawberry, Chocolate, Vanilla, 10%) – Let be finale of seem. The only emperor is the emperor of ice cream.Pairs perfectly with a Neapolitan cheesecake from the Cheesecake Lady! Come get it while supplies last! Releases Feb. 9th!
*Ziva Voda – (Czech-style Pilsner, 4.8%) – Named for the “living water” of Czech fairy tales that heals infirmities and counteracts spells. Bohemian Pilsner Malt adds subtle richness and accents of clover honey, while the addition of traditional Saaz hops throughout the run-off and long boil give this beer the distinctive earthiness and spice associated with authentic Pilsners. Lagered for 6 weeks and brought to you for St. Joe’s Day and beyond. Releases Feb. 9th!
*Hellscape – Come join us at the taproom while we re-release a delicious Smoked Helles (5.5%)! We included Weyermann Beechwood Smoked Malt into this traditional German Lager because we love delicious smoky treats. If you’re not familiar with smoked beers, grab a pint and see for yourself!! Releases Feb. 23rd!
Let your mind drift to warmer days ahead as you sip on the latest release coming to us from Clock House Brewing this Friday, January 28th as they are releasing “Valley Gurl” sour! Here’s more on this beer courtesy of Clock House’s Facebook page:
Valley girls love it, don’t be ashamed if you do too! After over a year and a half in the waiting, we decided to bring back this highly requested sour! Brewed with Lemons, Raspberries, Strawberries, and lemonade mix to resemble an ice cold pink lemonade!Available in 16oz 4-packs and on draft.
Stompbox is hitting distro via Pequod!! More to come on this brewery and when to expect their beers to start hitting lines! On to what’s hitting shelves!
Pineapple Dragonfruit Soursop Imperial Seltzer – 9% ABV This big tropical punch drink is fantastic and takes the chill out of your bones on these freezing Wisconsin days. Pouring Bright PInk/Magenta this is one of those drinks when one gets ordered everyone who sees it will ask “hey what’s that”. This one is a winner! Also sorry i dont have a better pic but i drank the whole can and forgot to snap a photo 😦
Winter Fields – English Brown This straight icy crusher is an English-Style Brown Ale with a wide array of sweet dark malt delivered on a light sessionable body. The low ABV gives the perfect amount of warmth to fight off the bitter chills while still being easily drinkable, light and refreshing. Grab a pack today before it melts away! (3.8% ABV)
Falling Colors Porter – Hazelnut This take on our medium-bodied American Porter is conditioned on a whole heap of toasted hazelnuts to compliment the flavors of chocolate roast and rich caramel. Notes of dark fruit, sherry, and warm dark malt to keep you cozy during the tides of winter. (7% ABV)
Alpine ChateauMilk Stout brewed with Swiss Miss Philippines Hot Cocoa Mix, milk chocolate, cocoa powder, milk sugar, marshmallow & with natural flavors added. Bust out your parka, it’s time to bundle up because this next one is transporting you to the Swiss Alps. A nostalgic milk stout base sets the undertone while the Swiss Miss hot cocoa, milk chocolate, and marshmallow may help you with shaking the icicles off your face after catching some fresh tracks on a blue bird day.. We won’t judge if you decide to warm it up, add some marshmallows, and sip it by the fire.
Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake Sour Ale brewed with cherries, dark chocolate, milk sugar, graham cracker, cheesecake & with natural flavors added
German Chocolate Cake StoutMilk Stout brewed with Pecans, Coconut, Dark Chocolate, Milk Sugar, Vanilla & with natural flavors added.
Gold Dust WavesGold Dust Waves! This 6.1% IPA is our biggest (and only) release and let us be the first to tell you, it’s just what the doctor ordered to get the weekend started off right.
It’s a unicorn ThingHazy double IPA with Citra, Mosaic and Lotus hops. 8.6% ABV
Juicy Bits Our flagship IPA features a huge citrus and tropical fruit hop character from the Mosaic, Citra & El Dorado hops and softer, smoother mouthfeel from the adjusted water chemistry, higher protein malts, and lower attenuation. The end result is a beer reminiscent of citrus juice with extra pulp, thus the name Juicy Bits.
Neapolitan Ice Cream SourThis Smoothie-Style Sour Ale brewed with ice cream, (yes, that’s right — ICE CREAM) milk sugar, strawberry, milk chocolate, and vanilla
PB & J Fluff – 4.5% ABV Sour Wheat Ale brewed with Strawberry, Marshmallow, Milk Sugar, Peanut Flour & with natural flavors added. You’re going to want to trade your chips, string cheese, and anything else you have left in your sack lunch for this one. We’ve turned a grade-school lunchtime favorite into gem of a pastry sour. This PB&J Berliner was made possible with the use of peanut flour, nearly 1000lbs of raspberry and strawberry puree), milk sugar, and this time we also added Marshmallow fluff. This kettle soured wheat ale brings two different worlds together and makes ’em the best of friends, just like you and your 4th grade locker buddy.
Rho Ghost Bear Espresso Blend Imperial Coffee StoutRho pours Jet black with caramel colored head. Dark Chocolate cake and deep caramel are at the forfront with stone fruit and coffee backbone.
Ghost in the LaboratoryThis monster of a beer combines elements of Straight Outta The Laboratory and Parish’s DDH Ghost In The Machine in DIPA form. This is the hoppiest beer out of Equilibrium to date! Using a mashed up grain bill from Straight Outta The Laboratory and Ghost in The Machine
MC2This DIPA is our tribute to the amazing relationship that energy and mass are balanced, proportional to the speed of a photon squared. It pours a hazy tangerine color, releasing bright tropical notes of mango, pineapple, and apricot.
Super Fractal Phoenix – Eighth State Collab – Triple IPA Super Fractal, the one that started it all, Super Fractal Phoenix Set (10.5 % TIPA) a collaboration with The Eighth State Brewing Company.
Wavelength We dry hopped with Mosaic and Citra at a 2:1 ratio. Wavelength pours bright yellow with aromas of citrus and stone fruit with crushable flavors of mango and berry with a light refreshing finish.
Brrr Fest brings out some amazing beers and sometimes only the lucky festival goers are the ones who get a taste. Thew Brewing out of Cedar Rapids will be tapping a speciality beer that they brewed over Christmas specifically for their Thew Crew members, but will now be made available to Brrr Fest attendees!
Here’s more from the brewery on this brew:
Thew Brewing will be doing a special tapping at BrrrFest at 3 PM! They made a stout at Christmas for their Thew Crew members and will be sharing it with lucky BrrrFest goers. This imperial stout has chocolate, cherry, and vanilla rested on oak spirals.
Another Wednesday and a more wonderful beer for Barrel-Aged January coming from Lion Bridge today! Following the release of one of the greatest beers brewed in the state, Home Baked, and 2022 GAZPROM! and the decadent Monkey Tail GAZPROM! Lion Bridge will be releasing “Remembered Time”, this 1st ever Barrel-Aged January Collaboration brewed with Clock House Brewing and is an English Barleywine. Not only that, they will also be releasing “Fragaria” a farmhouse ale brewed with strawberries! Here’s more on these two brews courtesy of Lion Bridge’s newsletter:
Remembered Time! Release Wed 1/19 (Barrel-Aged Strong Ale, 12%) – Our first Barrel-Aged January Collaboration ever! We worked with our friends at Clock House to brew a rich Barley Wine and then blended it with some strong stout from our cellar to make something entirely new and amazing!
FRAGARIA! Release Thurs 1/20 (Farmhouse Ale with Strawberries, 5%) – We took a selection of spelt beer aged in neutral french oak with Brettanomyces and put the blend on diced strawberries. This beer has a rocky, meringue of foam and beautfiul pink hue, while the nuanced flavor and aroma of strawberries emerges more as it warms.
Brrr Fest is a little less than two weeks away and all that are attending are in for a no doubt feast of wonderfully brewed beers by Iowa’s finest! Along with a stellar beer festival, party goers will have the opportunity to see how great the Iowa River Landing really is and how it’s becoming a destination for food and beer lovers! One of the many places is right across from where Brrr Fest will be taking place and that is Backpocket Brewery. Backpocket has been bringing out the big guns for years now during this festival and this year one of the beers they will be releasing is Dark Day and I just happen to be sipping on a bottle right now!(Thank you Aaron!) Before, I get too far into this brew, here’s the details for the brew:
Boiled for 24hrs, this BA imperial chocolate stout has multiple layers. The dark chocolate, cherry puree, toasted coconut & roasted pecans remind us of a classic german chocolate cake.
Pre-party info for Backpocket includes:
Pre-Party that include a pour of Dark Day, Maple Syrup BA Waffle Stout, an all you can eat breakfast, AND we’ll be releasing a pin variant at 10am!
Alright, let’s tear into this bad boy. As you can see by the picture, I’ve framed it up REAL nice!
– A nice viscous pour, thick with a small tan head. Smell of dark fruit and chocolate on the nose. Took a few sips with the beer being freshly poured and chocolate was dominant and blended very well with the barrel. With a beer like this, it’s best to let it sit or even just drink it room temperature. As the great Travis Lange will advise you, if you order a big stout, order another beer to drink while the stout sits and warms a tad…the fella is not wrong. Flavors pick up and sometimes if feels like you are drinking another tasty brew. When Dark Day warms, the cherries start to flood in and the slightest touch of coconut starts coming through. Chocolate still shines though..description says German Chocolate Cake which I’ve never had, but if it tastes like this, get me a slice soon! Definitely worth seeking, and if you’re heading to Brrr Fest, definitely a reason to stop into the Backpocket taproom! Along with this brew they’ve just released a DDH Galaxy version of Bubba, Tiki Sour is back and if you get there in time to try the Maple Syrup BA Waffle Stout you’ll be having yourself a lovely day.
Hazy IIPA v12 – 8% ABV Big juicy double ipa brewed with Citra, Mosaic, Nelson Sauvign, Chinook hops
Sweet & Sour Georgia Peachy O-Rings – Pontoon Brewing Collaboration Kettle Sour Berliner Weisse style ale with Peach Puree, apple and Pineapple Juice plus Peach Ring candy.
AFTER CAREFUL CONSIDERATION – DDH IPA (7.5%) Things happen fast around these parts. Sometimes you get time to ponder on it. Sometimes you just gotta go for it. Thoughtfully doubled additions of Azacca Cryo, Citra, Cashmere, Idaho 7 & NZ Motueka. Just do what feels right.
Who’s Idea is this? – Hazy Pale ale 4.8% ABV Hand selected Mosaic, New Zealand Nelson Sauvin & a dash of Columbus Cryo on a light & crispy Pilsner malt base.
Local 755 – IPA 6.8% ABV Our Foggy Favorite. Azacca, Amarillo & a Gwop of Citra. Soft, Juicy & Hazy like 70’s Home Movies.
Intergalactic Sofa Ghost – DDH New England Hazy IPA
Skafl “snowdrift”- Hazy IPA SKAFL means “snowdrift” in Icelandic, and it’s our second iteration of this kinda-sorta winter hazy IPA. SKAFL is a hair more aggressive than your average hazy, leaning into a winter-appropriate blend of dankness and fruit, with a lightly bitter edge. Hazy IPA brewed with spelt, wheat, and oats, fermented cool with our favorite German ale yeast, and hopped intensely with hand selected Sultana, Strata, and Columbus Cryo. SKAFL blends overripe tropical fruit notes with the right amount of dankness.
Tmave Pivo – CZECH-STYLE DARK LAGERFair State makes lots of lagers, we put a fair number of them in cans, but we’ve somehow never married a dark lager and an aluminum tube before. Tmavé Pivo is the sort of beer brewers get excited about. An obscure lager style that kinda only gets made in one place? Sign us up! Tmavé Pivo, essentially “dark beer” in Czech, is the Bohemian cousin to German Schwarzbier. Malty, round, with some dark malt flavor but none of the acrid roast character one might find in a stout, Tmavé Pivo is everything we want dark lager to be.
Courtesy of SingleSpeed’s Facebook page, here’s what the brewery has in store for Saturday’s event!
•𝐒𝐚𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐝 – Double Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Milk Stout (11.4% ABV).Twice the barrels, twice the fun. First, 12 months in Cedar Ridge Bourbon Barrels. Second, 3 months in Woodford Reserve Double Oaked Bourbon Barrels. •𝐓𝐰𝐨 𝐂𝐨𝐰𝐬 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟐 – Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Milk Stout (10.9% ABV).Two cows walked into a barrel 12 months ago… and finally, they awakened. •𝐓𝐢𝐩 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐂𝐨𝐰 ‘𝐕𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐚 𝐁𝐞𝐚𝐧’ – Milk Stout (6.2% ABV).All of the cocoa and espresso goodness you’ve grown to love in Tip the Cow, with an extra layer of decadence .•𝐓𝐢𝐩 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐂𝐚𝐥𝐟 – Session Milk Stout (4.5% ABV).2x GABF ‘Session Beer’ medalist… What more do you need to know?
Might want to get to Waterloo this weekend! Cheers!
Chocolate Coconut Candy – 8% ABV A Pastry Stout with Coconut and Chocolate
Beer Zombie – Hawks Blood –Horus Collab – Triple IPAHawks Blood, DDH West Coast Triple IPA 11% (Collab Horus Aged Ales) Collaboration with Horus Aged Ales (Oceanside, CA) Double Dry Hopped with Motueka, Citra, Nelson, & Hibiscus. BEER POURS A RED COLOR
Beer Zombie – Zombie Whip – 8-Bit Brewing Collab Peaches & Cream, Heavily Fruited Sour Ale 8% (Collab with 8-Bit Brewing Company) Heavily fruited with peaches, vanilla, and lactose. Collaboration with 8-Bit Brewing Company
Down with the Thiqqness – Pastry Stout 13% Pastry Stout with Graham Cracker, Vanilla, Marshmallow Fluff, Chocolate, & Coffee
Spin to win – Strawberry Banana Coconut v2: medium thickness pour Round two of this beast is hitting the taps here at the Hoosier Brewing Co soon! The first round of this beauty holds a strong 4.20 on Untapped! There is a ton of strawberry and banana in this recipe and we finish it with a light touch of coconut making this one heavenly brew.
Fruit Fusion: Limoncello Soft Serve: thin pour Our next version of Fruit Fusion comes from a super popular drink combo but with a twist! We use loads of Limoncello softserve ice cream along with tons of real Lemon, and finish with a heavy dose of Limoncello smoothie mix! This one is super unique and will please the sour beer fans for sure.
PIE FACE: Blueberry Caramel Cheesecake: medium pour Our Pie Face lineup is still our strongest brand and this new brew might hit the top of the charts! It is freak’n delicious. We paired fresh pureed blueberries with jug after jug of caramel topping and finished with our cheesecake crust treatment.
NEW – Astronaut – Imperial Peanut Butter Porter
POG – passion fruit/ Orange/ Guava Sour – (7.2% ABV) 𝗣𝗢𝗚 is our brand new fruited sour making it’s way to the market! The name stems from the blend of Passionfruit, Orange, and Guava which give it’s delicious tangy flavor. Tropical oscillations converge with a sharp acidic kick for a blast of fruit-punch! After one sip, you’ll want to play for keeps.
MORE to Life – Helles Lager – (4% ABV) A fresh batch of 𝗠𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗟𝗶𝗳𝗲 available now for all those looking for some crispness cheer(s)! This classically brewed American Lager is brewed with American malt, rice, and corn and is truly festive during any season. Lagered in our traditional horizontal tank, this certified crisper lends an intricate yet sessionable experience that will always keep you coming back for MORE….and cheers to the good life!
Beers and menu still to be determined, but Need Pizza in Cedar Rapids will be a hosting a beer dinner with Pulpit Rock Brewing Company out of Decorah. The event is scheduled to take place on January 27th and tickets are going on sale this Friday, January 7th! Follow the link below to stay up to date via Facebook page on this event for beer and food details! Cheers!