Another week and another release of some delicious sounding beers from our amazing Iowa breweries. This time around, it will be Clock House Brewing in CR releasing two new milkshake IPAs on September 24th! Blueberry Bubbler and Mango Bubbler will have a presale release this Sunday! Here’s more on these two:
Blueberry Bubbler is a Milkshake IPA with milk sugar and vanilla beans. Dry hopped with Mosaic, Simcoe, and Azacca. Rested on real blueberries to finish. The Mango Bubbler is a Milkshake IPA with milk sugar and vanilla beans. Dry hopped with Mosaic, Simcoe, and Azacca. Rested on real Mango pieces to finish. The preorder form for cans of the Milkshake IPA’s will be posted on Sunday at Noon.
Some exciting news from Big Grove Brewery this week as they plan to release their hazy double ipa “Starla” in cans this weekend. Showcasing citra and Idaho 7 hops, the first release of “Starla” clocked in at 6.4%, not sure if the 2nd run will be the same or not. Along with “Starla” Big Grove has also released “All New Everything” double IPA in cans.
A busy week for BG for sure and to top it off, their collab with Adventurous Brewing, “Big Adventure” hazy double IPA and “Northside” Helles Lager will be featured in Northside Oktoberfest in a box. So, if you got in on the Northside release you’re getting what are sure to be some tasty brews! The weekend approaches and cold beer will be welcomed! Support your local breweries, bars, and restaurants! Cheers!
If you find yourself in or around the lovely town of Dewitt, Iowa on November 7th, drive on over to Murphy’s Pub and sip on some delicious Big Grove Brewery Richard the Whale! That’s not all that will be on tap: Color TV and Turtle Hunter will also be there to wet your whistle! Here’s more courtesy of Murphy’s Pub:
Join us as we tap our first ever keg of Richard the Whale from Iowa’s own Big Grove Brewery! This Russian Imperial Stout is Bourbon Barrel Aged and comes in at 11.5% ABV. This particular keg is the 2019 Richard aged for about 11 months.
We will also be tapping Big Grove’s Turtle Hunter & Color TV! No carry-out / no growlers. More details to come.
Iowa Brewing in Cedar Rapids will be releasing barrel aged Hang Fire and the Hang Fire variants September 18th @ 12 p.m.! The variants this year will include * Rum Barrel Hang Fire with cocoa nibs and coconut * Brandy barrel aged in Driftless Glen brandy barrels * Bourbon barrel aged in Cedar Ridge barrels * Vanilla bean aged in Cedar Ridge barrels with Madagascar vanilla beans
Here’s more on this release:
Hang Fire is a giant Russian Imperial Stout that was brewed last year to celebrate our third anniversary. Half of the batch was put into barrels and aged for over a year. This year’s release includes four variants.
𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗿𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗲 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗯𝗲 𝗽𝗶𝗰𝗸𝘂𝗽 𝗼𝗻𝗹𝘆 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗮𝗻 𝗼𝗻𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝗽𝗿𝗲-𝘀𝗮𝗹𝗲 𝗯𝗲𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗼𝗻 𝗠𝗼𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝗦𝗲𝗽𝘁𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝟭𝟰𝘁𝗵. Bottles will be available for pickup on September 18th and 19th, with two pickup time windows on each day to choose from at checkout. A link to the pre-sale store will be posted on Monday morning. The pre-sale will close on Thursday at noon, but a limited number of bottles will be reserved for purchase on the release days while supplies last.
𝗥𝘂𝗺 𝗕𝗮𝗿𝗿𝗲𝗹 𝗛𝗮𝗻𝗴 𝗙𝗶𝗿𝗲 – 𝗔𝗴𝗲𝗱 𝗶𝗻 𝗥𝘂𝗺 𝗕𝗮𝗿𝗿𝗲𝗹𝘀 𝗙𝗶𝗻𝗶𝘀𝗵𝗲𝗱 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗖𝗼𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘂𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗖𝗼𝗰𝗼𝗮 𝗡𝗶𝗯𝘀 𝟯𝟳𝟱𝗺𝗹 𝗯𝗼𝘁𝘁𝗹𝗲 | $𝟭𝟰 | 𝗟𝗶𝗺𝗶𝘁 𝟰 Our Third Anniversary Russian Imperial Stout has aged in Rum Barrels for one year and rested on Coconut and Cacao Nibs in the final months of aging. A nice balance of chocolate and coconut marry well with the complexity of the rum barrel, with hints of fig, dates, and molasses.
𝗕𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗯𝗼𝗻 𝗕𝗮𝗿𝗿𝗲𝗹 𝗛𝗮𝗻𝗴 𝗙𝗶𝗿𝗲 – 𝗔𝗴𝗲𝗱 𝗶𝗻 𝗖𝗲𝗱𝗮𝗿 𝗥𝗶𝗱𝗴𝗲 𝗕𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗯𝗼𝗻 𝗕𝗮𝗿𝗿𝗲𝗹𝘀 𝟱𝟬𝟬𝗺𝗹 𝗯𝗼𝘁𝘁𝗹𝗲 | $𝟭𝟰 | 𝗟𝗶𝗺𝗶𝘁 𝟴 Our Third Anniversary Russian Imperial Stout has aged in Cedar Ridge bourbon barrels for one year and has notes of burnt caramel, vanilla, black currant, and a pleasant alcohol warmth.
𝗕𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗱𝘆 𝗕𝗮𝗿𝗿𝗲𝗹 𝗛𝗮𝗻𝗴 𝗙𝗶𝗿𝗲 – 𝗔𝗴𝗲𝗱 𝗶𝗻 𝗗𝗿𝗶𝗳𝘁𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗚𝗹𝗲𝗻𝗻 𝗕𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗱𝘆 𝗕𝗮𝗿𝗿𝗲𝗹𝘀 𝟱𝟬𝟬𝗺𝗹 𝗯𝗼𝘁𝘁𝗹𝗲 | $𝟭𝟰 | 𝗟𝗶𝗺𝗶𝘁 𝟰 Our Third Anniversary Russian Imperial Stout has aged in Driftless Glenn Brandy Barrels for one year and has notes of vanilla and cherry with a smooth warm finish.
𝗩𝗮𝗻𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗮 𝗕𝗲𝗮𝗻 𝗛𝗮𝗻𝗴 𝗙𝗶𝗿𝗲 – 𝗔𝗴𝗲𝗱 𝗶𝗻 𝗖𝗲𝗱𝗮𝗿 𝗥𝗶𝗱𝗴𝗲 𝗕𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗯𝗼𝗻 𝗕𝗮𝗿𝗿𝗲𝗹𝘀 𝗙𝗶𝗻𝗶𝘀𝗵𝗲𝗱 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗠𝗮𝗱𝗮𝗴𝗮𝘀𝗰𝗮𝗿 𝗩𝗮𝗻𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗮 𝗕𝗲𝗮𝗻𝘀 𝟯𝟳𝟱𝗺𝗹 𝗯𝗼𝘁𝘁𝗹𝗲 | $𝟭𝟰 | 𝗟𝗶𝗺𝗶𝘁 𝟰 Our Third Anniversary Russian Imperial Stout has aged for a year in Cedar Ridge Bourbon Barrels and rested on Madagascar Vanilla Beans beans in the final months of aging, which accentuate the vanilla notes from the bourbon. The roast is subtle and the finish is silky smooth.
Every Wednesday for the next 5 weeks Lion Bridge Brewery will be releasing a fruited cheeseshake sour! This week’s release will be Raspberry cheesecake, more details below, this is sounding very limited so make sure you get there Wednesday to get a taste!
Tomorrow we start a series of fruited cheeseshake sour beers! Every Wednesday for the next 5 weeks we are releasing a new beer. Tomorrow we have a Raspberry Cheeseshake Fruited Sour.
Lion Bridge Brewing will be adding another IPA to their lineup next Wednesday when they release “Off-Grid” IPA. Many folks in the CR and surrounding area will appreciate how this beer was brewed! 10 days without power after the Derecho devastated Cedar Rapids, Lion Bridge had to turn to a generator like many others to save this beer! Here’s more on this release:
Off Grid IPA (6.6%) – Brewed to commemorate the week of production after the Derecho Storm of 2020 where we had no power at the brewery for 10 days. A robust generator kept our production going and saved our beer. This Galaxy-hopped IPA is a delicious product of these trying times.”
Cans and draft available of Clock House Brewing’s latest IPA release, “Tops and Stubbies” this Thursday at 3:00 p.m.! You can preorder at the link below! Here’s more on this New Zealand IPA!
Togs & Stubbies is a New Zealand style IPA brewed with Wakatu and Wai-iti hops. This beer has aromas of white wine grape and orange blossom with notes of lime, lemon floral, and lychee. New Zealand IPA’s by style are easy drinking and reminiscence of American pale ales. Grab your swim trunks and bottles of beer from the chilly bin, let’s have a bloody great night.
Cans will be available this Thursday, September 3rd at 3 PM. You can order ahead with the link down below! Cheers!
Backpocket Brewing will be releasing Iowa City Wave milkshake IPA this Friday at the Coralville taproom! This mango milkshake IPA is limited so get their fast to enjoy a pint! Here’s more on this release:
This weeks release, Iowa City Wave: Mango Milkshake IPA 🥭
Iowa City Wave is back with our most popular Milkshake IPA. This tropical mango juice bomb milkshake IPA was brewed with lactose & vanilla, then heavily dry-hopped with Azacca & Ekuanot hops for a burst of tropical & citrus flavors. ABV: 6.5% IBU: 30
Did you know that we donate $1 per pint of Iowa City Wave from our taproom to the UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital?!
This IPA will be available for a limited time in the Coralville Taproom starting FRIDAY! Mug Clubbers stop in Thursday and get your free pour!
This Friday, one of of Iowa’s newest breweries will be the latest to have their beers hit the canning line. Gezellig will start canning their beers and have them available for purchase this coming Friday! If you haven’t been to the brewery, you should make the trek to Newton and support not only a great Iowa brewery, but a great group of people running the show! Here’s what will be available:
Fresh off of the canning line, we are excited to share our new cans!
* Perfectly Pleasant – American Stout w Coffee
* Dopptoberfest – Doppelbock
* All The Goodness – Fruited Farmhouse Ale
* Hugzilla – Rye Hazy Double IPA