Wild Minds, Untitled Art, Blackstack, Equilibrium, MORE, Urban South, and Urban Artifact coming from Pequod!

Caramel Coconut Cookie Stout – 11.7% Imperial Pastry Stout w/ Toasted Coconut, Brown Sugar, Cocoa Nibs

Great Outdoors – 8.2% Birds chirping. Butterflies fluttering. Creeks gurgling. Deer frolicking. The leaves changing… or if you live in the city, more than likely some car alarms, some sirens & maybe a rodent dragging a slice of pizza. This can, chock-full of our Hand-Selected Idaho 7, Idaho 7 Cryo & El Dorado, is meant to bring you a little moment of bliss, wherever you may find yourself.

Slice of Life – 10% – FIRST EVER TRIPLE WEST COAST IPA.  Another day, another exercise in excess with our No Cal buds, Slice Beer Co, this time of the see-thru variety. Our hand selected Simcoe, Idaho 7, Nugget, Mosaic Cryo & Mosaic Spectrum Oil in crushing quantities. Grab a slice, it’s delicious

Wild Mind Ales

Amplify the Absurdity – This smoothie-style sour ale with raspberry, banana, vanilla and marshmallow comes together for a decadent treat in liquid form! We took our base sour ale recipe and amplified it with some of the most delicious flavor combinations we could think of along with a healthy dose of milk sugar. The complimentary and contrasting adjuncts come together for a
tart, yet sweet and full bodied wave of “off the beaten path” flavors

Sonic Painting – A fun Smoothie-style Sour Ale loaded with Mango, Red Prickly Pear, Pink Guava, Marshmallow and Milk Sugar. Inspired by eating the slices of fruit from the rim of your tiki drink for the health benefits. We’ve all been there. Drippy sweet mango, tart guava, and red prickly pear with a slight earthiness all blend into a drink reminiscent of early vacation mornings

Brain Fuzz – Inspired by the classic Lime Rickey. Tart citrus and sugary cherry meld perfectly into a comfy nest of marshmallow sweetness. Luscious and vibrant red and bursting with stone fruit and pithy aromas. Perfect for dreaming of spring in the waning days of winter

King Al – King Al is BACK! – limted quantity – no limit

MC2 IPA – MC² is Photon’s big brother. We literally took Photon’s hopping rate and squared it. This 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. MC² tastes like succulent mango juice loaded with chewy hop resins. It’s very drinkable for 8.0%; be careful, this one can sneak up on you

Astral Projection – Astral Projection into Multiple Galaxies is our first collaboration with our friends from Widowmaker Brewing. We set out to have an out of body experience with mind, body, and soul and travel into multiple galaxies by using a hop combination of Galaxy, Strata, and Apollo Hops. Astral Projections into Multiple Galaxies pours milky yellow with aromas of passionfruit creamsicles, lemongrass, and pineapple and a cosmic flavor profile of mango, orange sherbet, dank passionfruit, grapefruit, and lime PEZ candy with an assorted melon salad #EQjuice finish that will mentally transport you to the galaxies above

dHop 44 – Pouring vivid yellow, bright aromas and soft flavors of fresh squeezed OJ, mango slices, green nerds, and dank papaya orange smoothie lead with a huge chewy mouthfeel bursting with our #EQjuice rainbow melon finish. This is one of the most hop-saturated dHops we have even done yet.

Alfajores – Alfajores are popular South American dessert typically made with soft cookies pressed together with a sweet gooey filling in the middle. To emulate this classic, we conditioned a big base stout on Honey, Almonds, Hazelnuts, Coconut, and Madagascar Vanilla. Alfajores pours pitch black with a frothy tan head. Decadent notes and flavors of fudge brownie, almond shortbread cookie dough, Ferrero Rocher Hazelnut chocolates drizzled with honey, and coconut mudpie come together in a creamy and velvety finish with the perfect amount of honey to offset the chocolate malts. This beer is a fun one and is literally liquid dessert in a glass

  • 12/500ml – $202/case

Super Fractal Koru Set – Super Fractal Koru Set pours a vivid hazy yellow with an aroma of tropical citrus and lime. The flavor is bright candied orange peel, black currant, and white grapes with a light lime finish. This is a crazy one with some intense fruit tones. This beer is extremely aromatic and crushable with a big #EQjuice profile that might just leave you seeing beautiful and spirals shapes yet again

MORE Brewing Co

Away From the Norm – This 6% ABV American Amber Ale has dark shades of natural gold on full display. Moderate maltiness is balanced with a steady hop profile for a smooth yet complex flavor. Meanwhile, subtle notes of dark molasses and caramel hover right under the palate and really boost the overall composition

Loose Candies – This 8.4% ABV seasonal DDH DIPA is loaded with a haunting amount of Citra, El Dorado, and Vic Secret hops for a rich party bowl of sweet treats. Notes of candied mango slices, violet jujubes, crystalized honey, and CBD infused gummy bears that’s all enswathed in a murky body of lush haze. This NEIPA is truly killer

Blood Orange Double Marbles IPA – Milkshake-style DIPA with Blood Orange and Vanilla – 8% ABV

Urban South Brewing

Triple Spilled – Majik Colada – We took Blue Majik and turned it all the way up to an 11! More pineapple pureness, more colossal coconut flavor with even more marvelous marshmallow! Finished off in an electrifying blue package. If you like pina coladas and getting caught in the rain, then this is the love you’ve been looking for!

Triple Spilled – Blackeberry, Cotton Candy, Lemonade – Our Triple Spilled base loaded with blackberries, blue cotton candy and pink lemonade for a Texan sized treat

Triple Spilled – Passionfruit, Raspberry, Ice Cream – This brew features our classic Spilled base conditioned on passionfruit, raspberry, marshmallow, and vanilla ice cream. The tart and tropical flavors of passionfruit and raspberry balance perfectly with the sweet creaminess of marshmallows and ice cream

Double Spilled – Smash – We brought a green monster out for this week’s release. SMASH is gushing with juicy mango and white grape then finishes strong with passionfruit and vanilla ice cream

Pecan Shandy Stout – Well when our boy at Prolyfk wanted to get down on some double mash stouty magic we just couldn’t say no! We loaded this thicc boi up with toasted Texas pecans, cinnamon, marshmallow and of course, Pecan Sandy cookies! 

Blue Light Hot Fudge Brownie Sundae – We brewed a thicc and luscious pastry stout and turned it into a Brownie then added all your favorite Sundae accessories – chocolate chunks, vanilla whip, and all the fudge we could find in a 5 mile radius

Song of Rice and Fire – This little summer crusher is made with drinkability in mind. We brewed up this batch with rice then fermented with a neutral lager strain to keep it light and refreshing before dry hopping with Wakatu

Bushel – A gose with heritage cider apples and baking spices. Tart, salty, and delicious

Teak Fruit Tart – Tropical American Fruit Tart brewed with 800lb of Pink Guava, 800lb of Pineapple, and 400lb or Key Lime per 30bbl batch

More Drekker brews coming from Pequod!

Braaaaaaains Blackberry Cherry Plum
A new Braaaaaaaains! We stuffed this one with Blackberry, Cherries and Plum and then hit it with our double secret smoothie treatment of sea salt, lactose, and vanilla!⠀

NEW – Two Right Eyes – Hazy DBL IPA 

For this banger we set out to laser focus our vision, flip our perspective and get weird with our hopping scheme. To kick it off we chose our lovely and hand-selected Citra & Mosaic. It’s all very nerdy and scientific but basically we reimagined a totally new dry hop schedule and used our evil robot centrifuge to create a total juice unit. It simply explodes with notes of apricot, pineapple, kiwi, melon and that sticky icky dankness we just can’t get enough of. ⠀

Prrt – So Good 
You know you’re in for a good time when you see people walking around with cotton candy, and this one’s definitely a good time. PRRRT So Good is loaded it up with Strawberry & Blueberry and then hit it with cotton candy floss for that real melt in your mouth, sticky fingers at the fair cotton candy flavor.⠀Contains no lactose.

Chonk – Birthday Cake 
Oh lawd… We took this sundae sour and baked it up with a mountain of confetti cake, filled it with strawberry and raspberry jelly then covered it in frosting and plopped a candle on top. It’s our party and we’ll Chonk if we want to!

Weldwerks, Untitled Art, Blackstack, Phase Three, and Southern Grist coming from Pequod!

El Dorado Extra Extra Juicy Bits DIPA – 8.6% ABV Hazy Double IPA brewed with 14+ lbs per bbl of Citra, Mosaic + El Dorado hops and Double Dry Hopped with Extra Extra El Dorado.

Guava Lime Gose – 4.4% ABV Sour Ale w/ Guava, Salt, Coriander and Lime Juice, Colorado

Punch Out Vodka Smoothie Laguna Blend 6.0% ABV Vodka with Peach, Mango and Apricot fruit and natural flavors.

Microdosing Strata IPA – A 7.2% Single hop, Microdosed  New England IPA. This is the fifth in the series that uses a single hop (Strata) added every day during primary fermentation – Microdosing. The previous four have been very well received for single, single New England IPAs, making us very excited for this release. Microdosing: Mosaic is 4.24 and Microdosing: Citra 4.15 on Untapped.

I Am The Manager DIPA An 8.4% Double New England IPA. It features Strata, Equanot Cryo, Loral Cryo, Mosaic and Experimental 586 hops.

Perpetual Sounds DIPA – 7.7% ABV.  Double IPA brewed with mosaic and amarillo hops. Ripe peach, earl grey, lemon, blueberry, pine.

Tonal Range DIPA – 8.0% ABV. Tonal Range we experimented with dialing back that residual sweetness but made sure to not lose the creamy body that’s so important to us in our hazies. This batch showcases Idaho 7, Ekuanot and El Dorado hops, imparting some dank flavors while still showcasing a dialed-in, slightly dryer malt bill.

A Bushel of Apples – Collab with Affy Tapple. 6.0% ABV. Peanut Caramel Apple Ale with apple juice and natural flavors.

Strawberry Biscuit Ale – Collab with Hardee’s 5.2% ABV. The Strawberry Biscuit Ale is a full-bodied, cream ale that incorporates delicious hints of strawberry jam and buttermilk.

Big Grove “Richard the Whale” tickets go on sale Oct. 19th! Plus 2 beers returning benefiting Iowa’s Waterways!

Richard the Whale 2022

Wednesday, October 19 at 10am — Richard the Whale will go on sale for pre-order… then you can sip and sit back with our favorite barrel-aged Russian Imperial Stout when he resurfaces on December 3 in our Iowa City, Solon, and Des Moines taprooms. 

But it does beg the question… which variant styles should we pull from the oceans of options?? Chocolate Coconut Cake, Well Baked, and Coffee were reallllly tasty in 2021.

Wade Wisely and Greener State of Mind Returning

Wade Wisely and Greener State of Mind each return on Friday, September 30 with a mission to improve the quality of Iowa’s waterways!

Raise a glass of our annual Oatmeal Coffee Stout project with coffee from JBC Coffee Roasters and you’re benefiting The Driftless Flyathlon. And when you pick up our citrus-forward pale ale in collaboration with GreenState Credit Union, proceeds support the mission of Wings2Water

And after they hit the shelves of our breweries, they’ll both find their way across Iowa to your favorite beer coolers in the first week of October.

Clock House celebrating 5 year anniversary this Saturday! (9/24) Tons of releases!

This Saturday (9/24) starting at noon you’ll have the opportunity to get your hands on some tasty beers at Clock House as they will be celebrating their 5 year anniversary and will be spoiling us beer lovers in doing so! Here’s what they have in store for us:

*BA 5th Anniversary Stout: 14 hour long-boiled Imperial Stout aged in Cedar Ridge Bourbon Barrels for 12 months then rested on toasted coconut, cacao nibs, and vanilla beans. Available in 500 ML bottles. $25 per bottle. No limit.
*Clock House Black Lager: Crafted with a blend of pilsner and dark roasted malt then bittered with Hallertau Mittelfruh. This easy drinking Black lager has notes of floral and smooth coffee. Available in 16oz 4-packs.
*Glow Frog: Dry-Hopped with Strata, Nelson, and Cryo-Pop. Huge mouthfeel with notes of lemon, mango, papaya, and grape.
*Lucasville Slugger: The man, the myth, the Clock House legend. Lucasville Slugger is a New England IPA dry hopped with Citra and Sabro. It was then rested on 500 Grade A Madagascar Vanilla Beans. ‘Heroes get remembered, but legends never die.’ Available in 16 oz 4-packs.
*Tropical Snozzical: A tropical version of Snozzberry Sour! Brewed with Dragonfruit, Prickly Pear, Mango, and Passionfruit! Available in 16oz 4-packs. S
*Sour Patch Man: Our base kettle sour infused with loads of Blue Sour Patch Kids. Our spin on what adult candy would taste like. Available in 16 oz 4-packs. One 4-pack limit per customer.
*Watermelon Sour Patch Man: The Sour Patch Man series continues with a watermelon version! Loaded with multiple pounds of watermelon gummies! Draft only.
*Firkin Tapping Lineup:
4 PM: Root Beer Lager
5 PM: Anniversary Stout w/ Peanuts and Nutter Butter Cookies
6 PM: Tropical Snozzical w/ Ghost Peppers

Lion Bridge releasing “My Second Rodeo” imperial milk stout this Wednesday! (9/21)

Another delicious sounding release coming from an Iowa brewery this week! This time, it’s happening in the Czech Village at Lion Bridge! Hope to see you there this Wednesday! Here’s more on this release courtesy of Lion Bridge’s Facebook page:

This Wednesday we are releasing MY SECOND RODEO in bottles and on draft.

This is an Imperial Milk Stout w/Vanilla, Cacao, Cinnamon, 10.5% – Rested on Madagascar Vanilla Beans, Ecuadorian Cacao, and Saigon Cinnamon, this stout has seen a thing or two. Not their first rodeo.

Look out for this special beer!

The Veil Brewing, Untitled Art, Blackstack, and MORE brews coming from Pequod!

Dirt Nap 3
8.8% ABV. Dirt Nap³ is a triple dry-hopped DIPA with Mosaic, Citra, Nelson, and Galaxy. Incredible depth of flavor showcasing the best hops from the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. Concentrated notes of Melon, grapes, passion fruit, and pineapple.

Master Shredder
5.5% ABV. Master Shredder is our house IPA that’s heavy on the Mosaic with juicy notes of cantaloupe, blueberry, orange, and grapefruit.

Weekend at Broznies
9.0% ABV. Citra DIPA with a bunch of pineapple puree added.

Sunshine Sorbet Tastee
5.5% ABV. Sunshine Sorbet Tastee returns! This Smoothie-style Sour Ale is brewed with milk sugar and conditioned with peach, pineapple, and passion fruit. Tastes like a summer cocktail slushy, tropicana fruit juice, and sunshine in a glass.

Lil Supernatural Freak
6% ABV. Lil’ Supernatural Freak is a mash-up of Supernatural Creature and Mega Beast Freak, but in IPA form instead of DIPA. Hopped with Citra, Enigma, Galaxy, Motueka, Nelson, Waimea, Amarillo, BRU-1, El Dorado, Nelson! On top of all of that we added in some Simcoe and Mosaic Cryo. Very complex hop character of ripened tropical fruit.
CRUCIAL TAUNT
8% ABV. Crucial Taunt is our house Double IPA. Citra-forward with lots of saturated candied orange, pineapple, slight pine impressions.

Wake UP
8% ABV. Wake Up is our all Nelson Sauvin-hopped Double India Pale Ale. Intensely hoppy with drippy notes of over ripe pear, drippy guava, and a white wine minerality.

Tefnut Apricot Raspberry Margarita Crush
10% ABV. Tefnut Apricot Raspberry Margarita Crush is a brand new cosmic Imperial Gose in collaboration with Omnipollo, triple-fruited with incredible amounts of apricot, raspberry, lime, agave, and lime salt. For each version of Tefnut, we put our heads together with the folks at Omnipollo to reimagine what a fruit beer can be, via new processes and volumes. Notes of jolly ranchers, sour warhead candies, and tasty, watermelon margaritas.

whitemiata3
6% ABV. whitemiata³ is our luxurious IPA that is triple dry-hopped with the freshest Galaxy and Citra hops. Explosive flavors of oversaturated white grape, orange-rind, pleasant hay, soft mango, and pineapple.

This World is Not Real
8% ABV. This World Is Not Real is a double IPA with Citra, Mosaic, Nelson, and Enigma. A well-blended flavor combo of musky cantaloupe, wine grapes, and papaya.

Soft Soft Style Style
8% ABV. Soft Soft Style Style is a double dry-hopped Double IPA with Citra, Nelson, Simcoe, and Mosaic hops and a touch of Simcoe cryo. Juicy, soft vibes of fruit salad, peaches, melon, and tangerine.

Never Calm
4.9% ABV. Our Gose brewed with plenty of wheat, a touch of pink sea salt for salinity and fruited with passion fruit and pineapple. Tart, refreshing, and tropical.

Doom Volume
6% ABV. IPA brewed with Citra, Strata, Galaxy, and Citra Incognito. Exceptionally soft and full flavored vibes of strawberry, creamsicle and concentrated tropical hops.

Malted Milk Ball – Pastry Stout 
In it’s glorious return, Malted milk ball stout comes back with a fresh look on the recipe. Still a Milkstout brewed with Cacao Nibs and milk sugar giving a full body and that extra kick of malted milk ball goodness. 

Lemon Sherbet – Fruited our 
Berliner Weiss Style ale w/ lactose, lemon puree, lemon flavor and vanilla flavor

Stacks in the Park Triple IPA 
A 9.7% TDH Triple New England IPA brewed in collaboration with North Park Beer Co. from San Diego. Originally brewed at North Park, a 4.33 on Untappd, we liked it so much we decided to brew it ourselves. It features Citra, Strata, Cashmere, Talus Cryo and HBC 586 Cryo hops.

Read the Room – Foeder Sour
A 5.3% foeder sour refreshingly blended with Pineapple, Passion Fruit, Mango & Raspberry.

DDH Double Space Boots

Double Dry Hopped Double IPA brewed with loads of Citra & Galaxy hops.

Shadows West Coast IPA

Inspired by the early days of the midwestern emo music scene, this classic West Coast IPA has a dynamic blend of Citra, Columbus, and Simcoe that really showcases a bold and electric hop profile. Pensive woody resin has subtle jolt of citrus pulp quickly fades into an herbaceous ensemble that’s incredibly snappy and clean. Bold and ambitious, this IPA is a solid addition in a long lineage of stellar West-Coasts.

Lua releasing 3 new beers this Friday (9/16)!

Lua Brewing will be the place to be as they are welcoming 3 new beers to their portfolio this coming Friday September 16th! A collab with Pulpit Rock and another with Horus Aged Ales out of California! Here’s the latest from the folks at Lua:

Two and a half years ago, we spent some time with our friends from @prbrewing and designed a stout recipe destined for barrels. Our friendship with the team at Pulpit is a special one, having such admiration for their beer long before Lua materialized. We look to the team there to inspire us, and push us to constantly improve our craft. We also have immense respect for them personally, and admire their integrity and care for their customers and community.

The beer we came up with was straightforward, a double mash, long boil stout that rested for well over 2 years in bourbon barrels. Two of these barrels were exemplary in our eyes, and worthy of showcasing on their own, unblended. The beer became Wistful, an homage to the time it was brewed, before the residual sugar arms race really reared its head.

WISTFUL BARREL #1 (14.9%) Imperial stout aged in a single Buffalo Trace bourbon barrel. Limit is one (1) 375mL bottle per person.

WISTFUL BARREL #2 (14.9%) Imperial stout aged in a single Blanton’s bourbon barrel. Limit is one (1) 375mL bottle per person.

GRACKLE (15%) Kyle from @horusagedales came over to the Hawkeye state a few months ago and helped us brew this big ol’ stout. Imperial stout conditioned on a whole buncha macadamia nuts, walnuts, almonds, coconut, cinnamon, vanilla, & cacao nibs. Limit is two (2) 750mL bottles per person.

TWO WAYS to order:

– The good old fashioned line! Grab your favorite lawn chair and camp out. You’ll be handed a ticket for your bottles in line, and doors open at 11AM for purchases. Cutoff for tickets will be 10:30AM. Stay, have some pours, & hang 🍺.

– Online ordering through TOAST! Bottles go live at 10:45AM CST. Proxies are allowed (just make sure your proxy has your order number and name ready at pickup). All bottles MUST be picked up at the Lua Taproom by end of service (11pm) on 9/16.

See you all this Friday. Who’s ready for a #PatioStout?!

Big Grove IC hosting “Okotberfest” beer dinner on Thursday October 13th!

Tickets are available for Big Grove’s latest beer and food pairing, this time emanating from their Iowa City location. Menu and beers not released yet, but stay tuned for more info on that as the date nears! Get your tickets HERE. Here’s more from BG on this dinner:

Dust off the lederhosen and get ready for another Oktoberfest at Big Grove! The chefs and brewers of Big Grove are coming together for a one-night, German beer dinner in Iowa City.

Throughout this five-course meal, prepared by our award-winning chefs, we’ll celebrate our very own Oktoberfest with games and good times. We’ll have a pretzel flip, stein hold, hammerschlagen, and a special surprise at the end!

Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and dinner service will begin at 6:30 p.m. Each guest will receive their own Big Grove stein and a complimentary pour of their Big Grove lager of choice.

The menu will be released closer to the event date.

This event will be hosted in our private game room area with tables of 4 or 8.

Tickets are sold as a whole table.

More Drekker beers coming from Pequod!

Braaaaaaains Guava, Guava, Guava
A new Braaaaaaaains! We stuffed this one with Mango and Prickly Pear and then hit it with our double secret smoothie treatment of sea salt, lactose, and vanilla!⠀

NEW – Hi-FI Nightmare – Collaboration with MIKERPHONE Brewing 
A little while back we got to hang out with Mike from @mikerphonebrewing and no fruit was safe! We put our heads together and brewed Hi-Fi Nightmare, the 2nd beer on Friday’s release. This one’s a Fruit Punch Sour with pineapple, cherry, lemon, lime, and orange for the fruitiest, punchiest, fruit punch flavor imaginable and we can’t wait for guys to try it!

Chonk – Pumpkin Spice latte 
Our fluffy & lovable hefty boi is back and he’s hating every second of this warm weather because it’s PSL season and he wants to dress like Han Solo already, dammit. It’s time to start manifesting fall in this chonky absurdity loaded up with pumpkin, vanilla soft serve ice cream, cream of coconut, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, Thunder Coffee coffee beans, lactose, and vanilla for a flavor that’s hella basic but at the same time anything but.

Ectogasm Hazy IPA 
Ectogasm is a juicy, hazy, and soft NE IPA brewed with Citra & Mosaic hops.