Decadent Ale drop from Abu Nawas

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Abu Nawas will be dropping a whole bunch of Decadent Ales to us this coming week. Some new ones and some we’ve had before and once again, Decadent makes some unique and delicious brews! Here’s the drop:

  • Decadent Ales Coconut Citrus Citra 6/4/16oz CAN – Double IPA Triple Dry-Hopped with All Citra. Brewed with Orange Zest Coconut. 8.6% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales Coco Ecto 6/4/16oz CAN – Double Dry Hopped IPA with Coconut, Tangerine, and Orange Zest. 7.5% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales Elderflower Mochi 6/4/16oz CAN – Milkshake Double India Pale Ale brewed with Elderflower and Vanilla. 8.7% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales Coconut Almond Macaroon24/16oz CAN – Double Dry-Hopped All-Mosaic IPA brewed with Coconut & Almond, and a variety of sugars to create a biscuit character. 8.2% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales Lime Citrus Citra 6/4/16oz CAN – Double India Pale Ale with Lime and Orange Zest. 8.6% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales Mocha Latte 6/4/16oz CAN – American IPA brewed with Coffee and Chocolate. 8% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales Orange Cream Pop 6/4/16oz CAN – All Citra dry-hopped IPA with a proprietary blend of sugars, Madagascar Vanilla Bean, and a touch of Orange Zest. 6% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales Pacific Punch 6/4/16oz CAN – Double IPA brewed with Peach, Strawberry, Mango, Pineapple. 9% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales Peach Frosted Pastry 6/4/16oz CAN – Double India Pale Ale with peaches, cinnamon. 8.6% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales Pecan Pie 6/4/16oz CAN – Double India Pale Ale with Pecans and Maple Syrup. 8.6% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales Raspberry French Toast 6/4/16oz CAN – Double India Pale with Raspberry, Maple Syrup, and Cinnamon added. 8.6% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales Strawberry Sour Sorbet 6/4/16oz CAN – Gose-Style Ale loaded with Strawberries. 5.8% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales Smores 6/4/16oz CAN – All Mosaic Double Dry-Hopped DIPA brewed with Marshmallows, Graham Crackers, Madagascar Vanilla Beans, Cinnamon and a touch of Chocolate. 8.6% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales Vermont Maple IPA 6/4/16oz CAN – Crisp Double India Pale Ale with Vermont Maple. 9.1% ABV.

Big Grove “Drive Thru Burgers” now Big Grove “Drive Thru Burritos”! + 3 more beer releases this weekend!

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With Big Grove opening back up both their Solon and Iowa City locations for social distancing dine-in option, the popular Big Grove drive thru on Saturdays is getting a little change up to make room for folks wanting to come to the restaurant! Instead of drive thru burgers, fries and beers from 11-2 it will now be drive thru breakfast burritos and beers from 9-11 a.m.! Preorder your burritos and beer by clicking here!

And just a quick thank you note to the staff at both Big Grove locations for the adaptability and also their generosity in still getting us beer and terrific food the last few months. Class act group of people! Onto the releases:

* Into the Woods kettle sour was originally brewed as part of a collab with our pals from Copper Kettle Brewing in Denver, CO. Lactose, blackberries, and raspberries give this Berliner Weisse a tart and fruity zing! If you haven’t tried it, it’s something special.
*A Better Tomorrow hazy double IPA returns after its debut during Hazepocalypse 2019. Many said it was the best of the six in that Hazy Series #jussayin 🤷‍♂️ Brewed with South African hops, this exceptionally fruity beer has notes of orange and sweet peach and a very smooth and creamy mouthfeel.
*Strawberry Lemon Splash Gusher tastes like… who knows?! These Gushers have been crazy—and crazy delicious. They’re made in a tiny fermentor on Fridays with more fruit than should legally be allowed in beer. Strawberries and lemons work together, right?

Dimensional Brewing BA “Sticky Icky Beans” goes on sale this Thursday! 5/21

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Dimensional Brewing out of Dubuque will have their barrel aged Sticky Icky Beans going on sale this coming Thursday, May 21st. Online order form will be posted by the brewery sometime Thursday so stay tuned for more info on that. Here’s more from the brewery:

Barrel Aged Sticky Icky Beans is an Imperial Stout aged in Blaum Bros. Distilling Co. Bourbon Barrels for 14 months w/ Jumble Coffee Company and maple syrup added. BA Sticky Icky Beans will go on sale this Thursday, May 21st. We will continue to update information about this release. Select attending or interested in this event. Here are some details about the event.

-We will open up Online orders sometime Thursday night. (Don’t worry, we will give a specific time sometime soon so you can plan.)
-Successful orders will have from Friday, May 22nd to Sunday, June 21st to pick up.
-We will allow proxy beer pickups. (We will detail how to name a proxy in detail in the near future.)
-QTY per person and cost are TBD.
-Thursday night will only allow you to order BA Sticky Icky Beans. If you would like other beers upon your pick up date, please place your additional beer order the day of your determined pick up.
-We will not have this beer on tap (During Covid-19 restrictions) to avoid having an over crowded Restaurant and Taproom.
-Should you plan on hanging out when picking up your beer, you must order some delicious food from Flatted Fifth Blues & BBQ.
– Beer orders will be made at the same link that has been provided throughout our curbside pick up option.
https://shoparryved.com/preOrder?locationld=BESISo6J

Please stay tuned in for more details. We can’t thank you enough for your continued support. Thank you.

Abu Nawas drops this week: To Øl, Stillwater, Omnipollo, Evil Twin

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A plethora of beers coming to our shelves this week thanks to Abu Nawas! Here’s this weeks drop:

To Øl

  • To Øl Tool Babushka 12/375 ml. Barley Wine aged in Port Barrels with Prunes and Dates. 13.5% ABV.
  • To Øl Tool Black Baal 12/375ml. Black Triple IPA brewed with coffee. Weighing in at a mighty 14% ABV.
  • To Øl tool Black Ball Imperial Porter 24/330ml bottles. Delicious potent Porter with a well-balanced mouthfeel and a healthy dose of Simcoe, Centennial, and Cascade Hops. 8% ABV.
  • To Øl tool Black Bauble 24/330 ml. Delicious Black Ales with Cardamom and Orange Peel. 8% ABV.
  • To Øl Brettxit IPA 24/330 ml. Brett IPA with Galaxy and Nelson Sauvin fermented with both British Ale yeast and Brettanomyces. 3.6% ABV
  • To Øl By Udder Means (Milk Stout) 24/330ml bottles. The wonderful Milk Stout from our Danish friends makes a return. 7% ABV.
  • To Øl D’s Nuts 12/375 ml. Rich Oatmeal Stout with Hazelnuts. 12% ABV.
  • To Øl Mine Is Bigger Than Yours 12/375ml. Bigger than your Barley Wine. 12.5% ABV.
  • To Øl Pineapple Express 12/375ml. Stout brewed with Pineapples & Coffee. 10% ABV.
  • To Øl You Shall Nut Pass 24/330 ml. Stout brewed with hazelnuts. Deep complexity and nuttiness from hazelnuts and dark malts. Gandalf Anyone? 7.2% ABV.

 

STILLWATER

  • Stillwater Whipped Nitro Mango IPA 6/4/16oz CAN – Stillwater Artisanal 8.5% ABV.
  • Stillwater Gin Fizz 6/4/16oz CAN – Cocktail Series: A nitro sour ale inspired by Gin Fizz, brewed with orange blossom, juniper berries, lemon, lime, and lactose. 5.5%
  • Stillwater MICRO 6/4/16oz CANS – Citra-focused Pale Ale. 4.5% ABV.
  • Stillwater World Famous Pilsner 6/4/16oz CAN – This one speaks to our Hearts. German-style Pilsner. German malt & hops. The most popular style on earth. 5% ABV.
  • Stillwater / AZ Wilderness Big Bunny is Everything6/4/12oz CAN – Strong Milk Stout collaboration with AZ Wilderness. Big Bunny IS everything. 8.0% ABV.
  • Stillwater On Fleek 6/4/12oz CAN – A 13 percent ABV imperial stout brewed with dark sugars and molasses. 13.0% ABV.
  • Stillwater Double Nothing6/4/16oz CANS – Nitro Doppelbock Style Lager. 8% ABV.
  • Stillwater Double Mocha Affogato Nitro Stout 6/4/16oz CAN – Double mocha affogato stout with cocoa nibs, cocoa powder, coffee & lactose on NITRO! 6.5% ABV.
  • Stillwater Critical Thinking 6/4/16oz CANS – Imperial Stout with tastes of roasted malt, dark chocolate, a hint of vanilla, molasses, a little bit of marshmallow 11% ABV.

OMNIPOLLO

  • Omnipollo Oaxaca 6/4/16oz CANS – Mango Margarita Slush IPA brewed with lactose, mango, lime, grapefruit & vanilla. 6.5% ABV.
  • Omnipollo Bianca Blueberry Maple Pancake Lassi Gose 6/4/16oz CANS – Blueberry maple pancake Lassi Gose ale brewed with blueberries, lactose sugar & maple syrup. 6% ABV.
  • Omnipollo Bianca Lemon Coconut Tart Lassi Gose 6/4/16oz CAN – Lemon Coconut Tart Lassi Gose ale brewed with lemon, coconut & lactose sugar. 6% ABV.
  • Omnipollo Double Raspberry Bianca 6/4/16oz CAN – Double Raspberry Lassi Gose Ale Brewed with 2x Raspberries & Lactose Sugar. 6% ABV.
  • Omnipollo Henosis 6/4/16oz CAN – IPA brewed with Nelson, Sauvin, Citra, Mosaic & Galaxy hops. 7.2% ABV.
  • Omnipollo Zodiak Multiverse 6/4/16oz CANS – Hazy Citra Double IPA. 8% ABV.
  • Omnipollo Hypnopompa 6/4/16oz CAN – Imperial Stout brewed with Marshmallow and Madagascan Vanilla Beans. 11% ABV.

EVIL TWIN

  • Evil Twin Kiwi Coconut Fizz 6/4/16oz CAN – Berliner Style Weisse Ale with Kiwi and Coconut. 5% ABV.
  • Evil Twin Brewing H is for Hops 6/4/16oz CANS – Dry-hopped Gose-style ale brewed with Salt. 4.5% ABV.
  • Evil Twin I Don’t Know How to Put This but This IPA Is Kind of a Big Deal6/4/16oz CANS – Double Dry-Hopped DIPA brewed with Raw Wildflower Honey. 10% ABV.
  • Evil Twin Learn What Is to Be Taken Seriously and Laugh at the Rest 6/4/16oz CANS – Hazy NE-IPA. 7% ABV.
  • Evil Twin Citra Sunshine 6/4/16oz CANS – Citra packed IPA. 4.5% ABV.
  • Evil Twin Evil Twin Imperial Simcoe Slacker 6/4/16oz CANS – Simcoe packed IPA. 7.5% ABV.
  • Evil Twin Hot Toddy-ish 6/4/16oz CANS – Blonde barley wine-style ale 10% ABV.
  • Evil Twin Irish-ish Coffee Stout 6/4/16oz CANS – Imperial Stout brewed with Lactose, Demerara Sugar, Nutmeg, Vanilla, Medium Toast Oak Spirals and – of course – a ton of Coffee. 10.3 % ABV.

Clockhouse “Snozzberry Sour” can release this Friday! 5/15

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Clockhouse Brewing out of Cedar Rapids will be releasing another beer into cans this coming Friday, May 15th, starting at 3:00 p.m. Snozzberry Sour will be their latest and you can preorder it and other Clockhouse beers by clicking here.

Here are the details on this brew:

They say, “We all need a little more fruit in our diet.” So we loaded this kettle sour with Raspberries, Blueberries, and Blackberries. The perfect trifecta for starting your post quarantine diet.

*Available in 16 oz cans

5% ABV

Weekend Releases: Big Grove + Pulpit Rock – Sours, IPAs, Stouts, + more

The Beer Gods continue to smile upon us even in this trying time as our wonderful brewers, brewery employees continue to get us great beer every damn week! Big Grove has been releasing 4 beers, many of them new, every week for the past how many weeks for their drive thru weekend operation and Pulpit has been pushing at least two releases every Friday! So, what do these breweries have for us this weekend?

PULPIT ROCK

JACUZZI MOVES

This beer has the moves, dancing with 600lbs of fresh strawberries and lemonade mix to give it that refreshing summer taste. Jacuzzi Moves – a strawberry and lemonade mix kettle pastry sour, $6.50/16oz. can, no limits

BLUSTERY

Blueberries, marshmallows, golden sandwich cookies oh my! Who could ask for a better combination? This blueberry sour will blow you away. Blustery is available this Friday. $6.50/16oz.can, no limits

Big Grove

BIG GROVE

TAILWIND

 The official beer of RAGBRAI is back! This light and crisp golden ale rolls into town with a hot, new look and four new pals.⁣

PEACH MOSH PIT

Gose featuring peaches, apricots, and plums. Sweet, tart, and the perfect patio beer.⁣

ALL NEW EVERYTHING

Hazy double IPA delivers bright, juicy, and fruity greatness by way of the all-new experimental cryo hop blend and pilsner malt. Get ready… this one shines!⁣

BOSTON CREAM PIE

Is a pie that’s actually a cake that’s actually a beer! Chocolate, vanilla, and lactose come together for decadent dessert in a can.⁣

TROPICAL FREAK OUT

Is our latest Gusher. Highlighted by a Snowbird sour ale base, we added heaps of pineapple and tangerine to take you straight to the tropical paradise of your dreams.

If you have a release coming up and would like me to post just shoot me an email! Cheers everyone!

Abu Nawas drop this week: Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel, Evil Twin, Omnipollo, Blank Brewing, and Pohjala

Big drop from Abu Nawas this week and a lot of tasty brews, here we go!

Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

  • Dieu du Ciel! Aphrodite 24/341ml Bottle – Stout with cocoa and vanilla beans. Its flavor profile offers dark chocolate, bourbon, and roasted malt tones. Gentle sweetness from the vanilla harmonizes alongside the bitterness of cocoa, presenting a subtle and surprisingly balanced finish. 6.5% ABV.
  • Dieu du Ciel Derniere Volonte Brett 24/341ml bottles – Belgian Style Funky IPA. Bottle re-fermented with Brettanomyces, the characteristic aromas of these wild yeast intermingle with the floral bouquet of the beer. Its warm leathery flavors envelop the equilibrium achieved between the malt and the notes of hops. Imperceptibly bitter, the hoppy finish is counterbalanced by the Belgian yeast esters, revealing a hint of spicy overtones. 7% ABV.  Translation: The Last Wishes!
  • Dieu du Ciel! Equinoxe du Printemps 24/341ml bottles – To celebrate the arrival of spring in Quebec this Scotch Ale is brewed with maple syrup, proposing oak and malt flavors with a hint of caramelized fruit. The warmth of alcohol envelops the mouth and enhances the maple flavor for a sweet yet balanced finish. 9.1% ABV.
  • Dieu du Ciel! Grande Noirceur24/341 ml Bottle – Canadian Imperial Stout. 9.0% ABV. Translation: The Great Darkness.
  • Dieu du Ciel! Peche Mortel24/341ml bottles – Outstanding Coffee Imperial Stout. A Deadly Sin indeed. 9.5% ABV.
  • Dieu du Ciel Solstice d’Ete (Raspberry) 24/341 ml Bottles – Beautiful Berliner Weisse with Raspberries. 5.9% ABV.
  • Dieu du Ciel! Disco Soleil 24/341 Bottles – Kumquat IPA. A touch of acidity from the kumquat zest finishes things off with a smile and wink. 6.5% ABV.

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Blank Brewing

Blank Brewing The One That Just Kicked 6/4/16oz CAN – Imperial NE-IPA. shall be kept anonymous for the duration of its existence. 8% ABV.

Evil Twin Brewing

  • Evil Twin The Check Please 6/4/12oz CAN – Collab with Blank Brewing; Double Dry-Hopped Black IPA. 7% ABV.
  • Evil Twin Evil Twin Flava Influencer6/4/16oz CANS – Oat & Lactose IPA brewed with Vanilla, Pineapple, & Gooseberries. 7.8% ABV.
  • Evil Twin Pineapple Flava Influencer 6/4/16oz CANS – Pineapple Milkshake IPA. 8% ABV.
  • Evil Twin Everyday, Once A Day IPA 6/4/16oz CAN – Double dry-hopped Imperial IPA brewed with lactose and vanilla beans. 9% ABV. 💗💗💗
  • Evil Twin / Westbrook OFYMD 24/16oz CAN. Pina Colada Imperial Stout Brewed with Lactose, Mauritian Muscovado Sugar, Pineapple and Toasted Coconut. 12.8% ABV.

Omnipollo

  • Evil Twin / Omnipollo Coffenade IPA 6/4/12oz CANS – Coffee IPA brewed with Lemon. Think of a Modern Ice Tea. 7% ABV. (Search these under EVIL TWIN)
  • Evil Twin / Omnipollo Rainbownade IPA6/4/12oz CANS – IPA brewed with grapefruit passion fruit, mango, raspberry, and blueberry. 7% ABV.  (Search these under EVIL TWIN)
  • Omnipollo Pleroma 6/4/12oz CANS – Raspberry Crème Brulee Sour Ale. Needless to say more. 6% ABV. 💗💗💗
  • Omnipollo Tetragrammaton 24/16oz 4-Pack CANS – Wonderful Galaxy, Citra, & Mosaic Hopped IPA. 7.3% ABV.
  • Omnipollo Devin the Dude 6/4/12oz CAN – Beautifully made German-style pilsner. 5.2% ABV.
  • Omnipollo Agamemnon 6/4/16oz CAN – OmniPollo’s beloved, original Maple Syrup Imperial Stout is back and better than ever in 16oz cans. 12.5% ABV.

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Pohjala Brewery

  • Pohjala Torm 24/330ml Bottle – Imperial Gose. A strong sour and salty wheat beer brewed with lingonberry, heather tips, and honey. 8% ABV. Translation: Storm.
  • Pohjala Jouluoo 24/330ml Bottle –  A silky smooth chocolate-vanilla oak aged Imperial Porter aged on cacao nibs, fresh vanilla pods, and French oak for a heady chocolate dessert character with a luscious vanilla taste and aroma. 8% ABV.
  • Pohjala Leevike 24/330ml Bottle – A spiced sour ale brewed with fermented cranberries, hibiscus, heather honey, toasted cinnamon and cloves. Translation: The Bullfinch. 6.5% ABV.
  • Pohjala Meri 24/330ml Bottle – A classic Gose, brewed with Himalayan rock salt and coriander seeds. 4.4% ABV.  Translation: The Sea.
  • Pohjala Must Kuld 24/330ml Bottle – A rich porter with smooth notes of milk chocolate. Enjoy on its own, or as a decadent dessert. 7.8% ABV. Translation: Black Gold.
  • Pohjala Ohtu 24/330 ml – An easy-going porter brewed with oats and rye, bursting with vanilla and chocolate flavors. 8% ABV. Translation: Evening.
  • Pohjala Oo 24/330ml Bottle – An Imperial Baltic Porter as dark as the Estonian nights. 10.5% ABV.
  • Pohjala Prenzlauer Berg 24/330ml Bottle – Raspberry Berliner Weisse. A rich and creamy sour wheat beer, brewed with raspberries. 4.5% ABV.

Drink This! Reunion DDH Dr. Dank!

Another first time to can release (I think anyway) of a wonderful Iowa brewed IPA is double dry hopped Dr. Dank from Reunion brewery in Coralville. Reunion has been very strong in their pale ale/IPA game as their Juice Factory and Tank Puncher grace our shelves and our beer fridges regularly. Yes, it is available in cans right now but….if you go to my favorite place in the area to have a beer, Mr. Jeremy Freerks has a keg he is going to tap at Club 76 in North Libery, so you can fill a growler with this goodness…so stay tuned for that tapping! TBA!

I remember the first time I had Dr. Dank on tap and it was at Need Pizza in downtown CR and thought to myself, if they can this beer up I’d be all over it….well, here we are! Another example of our amazing Iowa breweries continuing to meet the need of the beer drinkers during this pandemic. Let’s get to the details of this beer courtesy of Reunion before we delve too deep:

It’s madness!!! He can’t be serious?!?! Sheer lunacy! He’ll destroy us all!!! Double dry hopped with Columbus, Citra and Mosaic, DDH Dr. Dank reeks of dank resiny goodness and heady, musky, tropical, juicy fruit. Oh, the humanity!!!

POUR
Clean pour, no floaties, dark yellow with some orange hue. Nice thin head and as your pouring you get the waft of the hops. Citrus and resin galore! Just what your looking for in this beer.

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TASTE
With the haze craze upon us, which I do enjoy, I love the bitterness that comes with this beer. Yes, you get the fruit and you get the dank, but the wonderful old school IPA bitterness also shines. The combo is terrific and makes 7.5% ABV beer seem like you need another…and then maybe 1 more…

OVERALL
Reunion had me sold with Tank Puncher and now Dr. Dank has me ready to head back to the store for a few more 4 packs, unless they are already sold out. If you are a hop head and like the dank stickiness that Mosaic and Citra bring and mix that with the resinous from Columbus than you need to Drink This!

Mickey’s Irish Pub in IC w/ crowler + growler sale this Saturday (5/9) featuring: Big Grove Richard the Whale Coffee!

More great beer news as we approach this weekend. Not only will Big Grove be hosting another drive-thru with some new beers for us, but you also have a chance at landing a crowler of Richard the Whale Coffee crowler, among other beers, if you head to Mickey’s Irish Pub in downtown Iowa City! Here are the deets and beers they will have at Mickeys:

This Saturday, May 9th, we are selling some special 32 oz crowlers from our friends at Big Grove for carryout only starting at 11am.

-Big Grove Richard the Whale Coffee Variant, 1pp, $28

-Into the Woods Fruited Sour, Big Grove and Cooper Kettle colab 1pp, $16

-Pineapple Mango Main Street Wheat $12

We are also going to have growlers available of the following:
-Big Grove Iowa City Lager
-Big Grove Starcourt hazy IPA
-Big Grove Strawberry Cherry Swirl
-ReUnion Hefewizen
-ReUnion Juice Factory
-Exile Ruthie
-Single Speed Hard Won not Done
-Barn Town Cherry Limeaide

We also have a very limited amount of fresh ReUnion Dr. Dank cans for sale, $3.75 per can.

Add our famous pretzel bites with house made beer cheese, and stone ground mustard for $5 with any beer purchase.

Stop by in person, or call us at 319-338-6860

SingleSpeed Brewing Presents: Virtual Happy Hour w/ Dan Gable! 5/20 @ 5 pm!

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SingleSpeed brewing company is hosting a virtual happy hour with legendary Iowa wrestling coach Dan Gable on May 20th starting @ 5 p.m! Here are the deets on this exciting event courtesy of SingleSpeed’s website:

What is Dan going to talk about? 
All kinds of stuff.  Wrestling.  Beer.  The Olympics.  Community.  Toughness.

Can I ask Dan a question? 
You sure can.  There are two ways to do this.

OPTION ONE: Fire your question our way via email.  Rachel will select the best of the best to present to Dan.  rachel@singlespeedbrewing.com

OPTION TWO: Join the live chat on 5/20 and ask your question in real time.  We will be monitoring the chat and will try to get as many questions to Dan as time permits.

I’m not on Facebook, is there another way to watch?
You bet.  We don’t know exactly what this will be, but we promise to figure it out before 5.20 and we will share that information here.