Clock House bringing back “Tidal Waves” sour and “It’s Ok IPA” today! (5/20)

Two returning beers are making their way back to the Clock House taproom today (5/20)! Starting at noon you can be enjoying a Tidal Waves sour or an It’s Ok IPA! Here’s more on both of these beers below:

🌊Tidal Waves: A tropical punch inspired sour brewed with loads of cherry, pineapple, passion fruit, and lemon. 🍒🍍🍋

👌It’s Ok IPA: Brewed in collaboration with Foundation 2 Crisis Services. It’s OK IPA is an all Citra dry-hopped NEIPA that leaves notes of floral and smooth citrus. A portion of the proceeds will be donated back to Foundation 2 Crisis Services. 💙

Artisanal Brew Works, Ology, Blackstack, Urban Artifact, 56, and MORE coming from Pequod!

Warheads Seltzer 
Made in collaboration with the candy maker each Seltzer features a different Warheads flavor. They’re lightly tart, they’re sweet and unlike all others. 

  • 6/4pk/16oz Cans – EACH 4pk contains 4 different beers – $65.00
  • This batch is planned to contain the following 4 flavors:
    • Black cherry
    • Blue Raspberry
    • Watermelon
    • Green Apple

Warheads Extreme Ales (new flavors)
Made in collaboration with the candy maker each Ale features a different Warheads or Smashup candy flavoring and has been brewed to match the point of when the candy goes from Sour to Sweet -when the flavor pops out. 

  • This batch is planned to contain the following 4 flavors:
    • Black cherry
    • Blue Raspberry
    • Watermelon
    • Cherry/Lime Smashup

Snow Cone Sour – Grape & Cherry
Remember drinking the syrup that collected at the bottom of a snow cone? Now imagine that was made into a Grape or Cherry flavored sour beer and that’s these beers!

She’s Tert – Raspberry Banana tart ale 
Made using a delectable tart raspberry concentrate, and a touch of banana purée for thickness, this fruited sour beer tastes like a raspberry tart!

MangoColada Sluhshhhh
Berliner with Mango, Pineapple, Coconut, and Lactose – Mango Colada Slushhhhh is our newest edition to the Slushhhhh series. We added loads of Mango, Pineapple, and Coconut to the tank. The outcome was a great beer for the incoming warm weather. Whether at the pool, beach, or your couch – this beer hits right.

Destination Paradise Dbl IPA 
Destination Paradise 1.0 – Ology Selected Citra
We hit this beer with Barley, loads of Oats, and some Wheat to round the base out. Then, our selected Citra hit every step of this beer. During the brewday, early on in the first days of fermentation, and an extra heavy dose near the end of our yeast’s sugar binge. The result? Deeply rich-tropical-overripe mango and pineapple, bright lime zest, and a finish of sweet tangerine juice.
This is a special series for us – the goal of Destination Paradise is to focus on hops that were hand (nose) selected after we (Ology) flew out to the Northwest and personally picked out. This was the first time we’ve had the opportunity to sensory-select hops.

Yumchataaaa – Imperial Stout – Collaboration with WELDWERKS Brewing 
Yumchataaaaa is an Imperial Milk Stout with almonds and Cinnamon brewed with Flaked Rice and Rice Syrup. At 13% it comes in strong, but in a sweet and smooth package. These 4-packs of 8oz cans are perfect for an indulgent night alone or sharing with multiple friends.

First Rodeo Hazy IPA  – NEIPA (7.2%) Pinthouse Collab
Brewed with our buds at Pinthouse in Austin for our first rodeo with an exciting new varietal out of Idaho, EXP ID 158. We wanted to see how it plays with something we’re both familiar with: Our respective selected lots of Citra from @yakimachief & Pilsen + Wheat Malt from from @malteuropmaltingco

Wedding Season – West Coast IPA – Collaboration with Weldwerks – DDH DIPA (8.2%)
Brewed with our buds @weldwerksbrewing in Greeley, CO to celebrate the occasion. Blessed with Berkeley Tropics Yeast to drive the release of thiols with Something Old (Cascade), Something New (Phantasm), Something Borrowed (Weldwerk’s Selected El Dorado) & Something Blue (Our Selected Citra Cryo). Mazel Tov!

Local 755 – Hazy IPA 
Our Foggy Favorite. Azacca, Amarillo & a Gwop of Citra. Soft, Juicy & Hazy like 70’s

Adventure Sour Mixed Variety pack Version 2

A brand new 12pk containing 4 different beers! Those four include3 of each: 

  • Chariot – Cherry fruit tart
  • Teak – American Fruit tart (pineapple and passion fruit)
  • Spyglass – Lemon Lime fruit tart
  • Photobooth – Grapefruit Gruit tart.

SqueezeBox Fruit Tart – Strawberry

Strawberry Midwest Fruit Tart. Brewed with over 3,000 lbs of strawberries per 30bbl. 8.6 % ABV 

Hop Girl Summer IPA We all gonna summer the summer out of this summer. Hop Girl Summer for all!

Hop Girl Summer lands somewhere between a West Coast & American IPA. Brewed with Simcoe & Centennial hops, your first sips will be piney with a touch of that dankness we love so much. Finishing with grapefruit brightness reminds you why we power through long, frigid winters. So we can Hop Girl Summer.

Coral Riff 

𝗖𝗼𝗿𝗮𝗹 𝗥𝗶𝗳𝗳 is fruited gose-style sour ale with pink guava & sea salt is awash with a melody of nectarous guava juice. The interplay of sweet and sour is insanely tantalizing to the tastbuds without being overpowering in either direction. Lush tropical florals and a tinge of tartness make this sour full of unique subtleties ripe for exploration. (6.2% ABV)

Mas Chela – Mexican style lager 

Crisp and refreshing Mexican Lager. Cheers to summer vibes 

Iowa Craft Brew Festival set for Saturday, June 4th!

One of the best beer events of the year is coming up and tickets are available! On Saturday June 4th, you could have the opportunity to sample the best of what Iowa craft producers are making! VIP tickets are sold out but general admission tickets are still available! The Iowa Craft Beer Festival is the perfect place for you to try craft beers, ciders, and food! Here’s more on this event and the link to purchase tickets below courtesy of the Iowa Brewer’s Guild:

It’s the unofficial start to Iowa summer- the Iowa Craft Brew Festival! 

Join the Iowa Brewers Guild on Saturday, June 4th and sample beer, cider and more from over 70 Iowa craft producers. The Iowa Craft Brew Festival happens at Des Moines Waterworks Park and every ticket includes unlimited sampling and live music. Food trucks, free parking, water, and plenty of space- we’ve got everything to start summer right. Grab your friends and join us!

General admission is only $45 and gets you in from 1-4pm. Tickets are selling quickly so purchase yours today! 

GET YOUR TICKETS BY CLICKING HERE !!!

Blackstack, Drekker, Equilibrium, and Untitled Art coming from Pequod

NOT WITH THAT ATTITUDE – TIPA (10.1%)
Our selected Citra, Cascade Cryo & Cryo Pop from our buds @yakimachief is never gonna work. Too many punchy fruit aromas to be contained. Well… Certainly not with that attitude

REAL ESTATE  West Coast IPA w/ Crosby Estate Comet (7.0%)
The first of several fun collaboration projects we have dropping this week for the impending Craft Brewer’s Conference in Minneapolis. Reminiscent of musk melon & citrusy sunshine, this crispy & extremely dry lil’ number was dreamt up with our buds @crosbyhops in Oregon to celebrate the magic that is their Estate Grown Comet.

Bloody Hell 

Bloody Hell, our blood orange pale ale made with real blood… oranges. We brew Bloody Hell with oats and wheat, hop it with our hand selected Citra, Sabro, & Mosaic, then load it up with Blood Orange for a ridiculously refreshing & delicious burst of citrus.

Chonk – Strawberry chocolate coconut

a brand new Chonky absurdity! Our lovable hefty boi is back and as usual he’s preposterously decadent. This time around he’s stuffed with strawberry, coconut, and cacao nibs. Lots of heavy breathing happening right now.⠀

Braaaaaains Strawberry Pineapple Dragonfruit 
 A new Braaaaaaaains! We stuffed this full of Strawberry, Pineapple, & Dragonfruit and then hit it with our double secret smoothie treatment of sea salt, lactose, and vanilla.⠀

Dangerous Night Crew DBL IPA 

Our buds from Oliphant Brewing came to visit a few weeks ago and over some beers and sloppy steaks we discovered our mutual love of slicked back hair and a shared desire to use Talus hops in a crushable pale ale. So we got right to work and Dangerous Nights Crew, a hazy pale ale hopped with Centennial, Mosaic, Talus, Azacca, & Enigma was born. ⠀

Jolly Prrrrrrters

a Blue Razz Slush Style Sour packed with Blueberry, Raspberry, Pineapple, Blue Raspberry Jolly Rancher® candies, and Blue Razz Slushy Mix. We could go on and on about how amazing and fruity it tastes, but these flavors blend perfectly together to taste exactly like a blue razz Jolly Rancher®

Master manipulator – DBL IPA 

a brand spankin new double IPA! Master Manipulator is loaded up with oats and spelt and hopped to the hilt with our hand selected Citra & Vic Secret for some serious citrusy & peachy vibes.

Strawberry Prrrt – a – Colada

This PRRRT is loaded up with Strawberry, Pineapple, & Coconut and it’s super tropical & tasty like something that would be brought to you in a big weird glass with some of those tiny umbrellas in it while you’re chilling in a shaded cabana on the beach. ⠀

Limited Release – Barrel Aged Chocolate flavored Kisses Stout bottles
Choco Flavored Kisses is back with a new single origin cacao nib to showcase! This big ol’ imperial stout was aged in Old Fitzgerald bourbon barrels and conditioned on a ridiculous amount of single origin Ecuadorian cacao nibs for a rich, fudgy chocolate flavor and aroma we can’t get enough of.

Light at the end of the tunnel – IPA 6.8% ABV
Light At The End of The Tunnel uses Photon as its inspiration with some modifications and upgrades including an all Survivable hop blend for the whirlpool and a large dose of Lupomax Citra in addition to a supersized Photon hop bill. Aromas and flavors of soft pineapple, navel orange, stone fruit, EQ’s rainbow melon, and lime juice radiate with a touch of pine resin at the finish making it an easy drinker

Stacked Science – Blackstack Brewing collaboration – DDH DBL IPA 8.5% ABV
We had some fun in the lab with Murph from Blackstack to bring you stacks on stacks on stacks of flavor! We blended in 2-row, Flaked oats, White wheat, and Flaked wheat as the foundation for a Citra Incognito, Citra Lupomax, and Idaho 7 whirlpool before a big dry hop of Mosaic, Strata, Eclipse, and Galaxy.

Strata Points – DDH  Dbl IPA 8% ABV
A Strata Point takes our Data Points grain bill and replaces ALL of the hops with our hand CY 2021 selected Strata. Pouring vivid yellow in color, aromas of OJ, rainbow melon, and a blueberry strain of the devil’s lettuce lead into dank flavors of passionfruit juice, ruby red grapefruit, Frankenberry cereal, melon, complex concord grape, and strawberry.

Tie Dye Science IPA 6.5% ABV 
Tie-Dye Science starts off with a nice base of oats and wheat before a T90 and Lupomax Citra and Mosaic hop bill for both the whirlpool and dry hop. Aromas and flavors of orange slices, papaya, pink starburst, lime gummies lead into a bright juicy finish with a touch of hoppy bitterness all wrapped up in a creamy mouthfeel. 

Peanut Butter Smores Imperial Stout – Limited release 
While engineering our S’mores sandwich stout which has Marshmallows, Cacao Nibs, and Graham Crackers, we to bring you Peanut Butter S’mores Blueprint. Draw up a blueprint and follow the design carefully, engineering a S’mores sandwich is serious business and requires precision! Following the plans from the first batch, we took a thick and fluffy base and conditioned it on Peanut Butter, Marshmallows, Cacao Nibs, and Graham Crackers.

NEW – Kiwi Coconut Mango Smoothie Seltzer 
Hello summer weather! This new smoothie seltzer is packed with Mango puree, Kiwi puree, cream of coconut and passion fruit juice. 

NEW – Florida Seltzer Vareity pack Version 2 
New vareity pack with 2 brand new flavors!! Gluten Free & Vegan approved. Each pack contains 3 cans each of the following flavors per 12pk:

  • Meyer Lemon/Watermelon
  • Apricot/Kumquat
  • Strawberry/Kiwi
  • Navel Orange/Yuzu

Lion Bridge releasing “Houby Daze Imperial Milk Stout” and “The Eye of Thiol” this month!

A new month means new releases for many Iowa breweries. Lion Bridge brewing will be releasing two new beers this month, an imperial milk stout and an IPA (draft only). Here’s more on these two releases:

Houby Daze Imperial Milk Stout

Fungophiles rejoice! A special Houby Days release! We cold steeped the famed Lactarius rubidus, aka, Candy Cap Mushroom in this stout to produce an earthy, maple character that we thought would be a great accompaniment to a robust mix stout base,

Release date 05/12

The Eye of Thiol

Trying out a new yeast strain that accentuates hop flavors and aroma. We brewed this draft-only IPA with some of our favorite hop varietals. Enjoy!

Release date 05/18

Mason Aleworks, MORE, Modist, and Blackstack coming from Pequod this week!

End 2 End Burners Ver 2 – Dbl Hazy IPA – Collaboration with THE ANSWER
Second annual collaboration between Beer Zombies and The Answer (Richmond, VA) for 4/20 day. Double Dry Hopped Hazy Double IPA with Citra, Cryo Citra and Galaxy Hops

OB – 1 Can-OBI DDH IPA 

Grab your lightsaber! This Double Dry Hopped Hazy Double IPA is loaded with Citra and Galaxy Hops. Best enjoyed in a Galaxy far far away…

Six am Karaoke

Collaboration with Kings Brewing (Rancho Cucamonga, CA) Frose Smoothie Style Sour with Blueberry, Sweet Cherry, Black Berry and Vanilla

Arthur’s Last Journey 

Last one in this Pastry Stout series. Arthur’s Last Journey is a creme brulee inspired Pastry Stout with Lactose

Checkerboard Pink – Hazy IPA – Beer Zombies collab
Part of the Checkerboard rotating hop series. Checkerboard Pink is a Double Dry Hopped Hazy Double IPA with Vic secret and Mosaic Hops

Morever DDH IPA 
This Double Dry Hopped IPA is a delicious juice bomb thanks to a hefty hopping of Citra, Motueka, & Simcoe hops. An endless succession of juicy pineapple, grapefruit, and tangerine notes are leveled out with a hint of bitterness that resolves onto a smooth and refreshing finish.

Prince Goro Imperial Hazy IPA 
Coming straight from the realm of Outworld, our newest DDH DIPA will tear your tastebuds limb from limb. 𝗣𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗚𝗼𝗿𝗼 is a hulking hazy that’s fatally hopped with Citra, El Dorado, Idaho-7, and NZL 32-2 hops. The nuances of this IPA is honestly quite difficult to fully describe. Sure, there’s your familiar combo string of tropical pineapple and juicy citrus that’s intermingled with a sticky resin roundhouse. However, this new breed of experimental hops fresh from New Zealand impart some unique hop flavors yet to be classified by mere mortals…so we’ll just call it “essence of dragon.” (8% ABV)

I bring you love – Oak Aged Foeder Lager 
You’re out in the foeders forest, a glowing green shape comes towards you, they say “I bring you love” and look at your beer… Do you share your Czech Pils with them? It’s brewed with Bohemian Pilsner malt, Saaz Hops & Czech lager yeast. Then extensively lagered & conditioned in our oak foeders. Choose your own adventure. The truth is out there but, so are the lies. D’oh!

Water Pipes DDH IPA
Wwwwoooooaaaaahhh… Careful with your language there bud… They’re actually called “Water Pipes”. Comin’ in hot with piping additions of our selected Strata & extra dank newcomer Talus. Feel free to add ice, just not to the beer.

Strata and Chill IPA  – Single Hop Cold IPA (7.0%)
Hand Selected Strata from @indiehops, Pilsner Malt, Rice + Chico Yeast Fermented Cold? This algorithm is getting out of control… Get your comfy pants on, we made this one for you to enjoy responsibly on your next night of bingeing

Uncut James – fruit sour  –Mixed Berry Sour Beer (5.3%)
Finding a muse in Raspberry, Blueberry, Strawberry & Madagascar Vanilla with our Gem of a Mixed Culture Berliner Weisse.

Humble Forager, Modern Times, and Untitled Art coming from Pequod!

Enchanted Island v1 –  Imperial Tiki Sour ale – 16oz cans 

Enchanted Island v1 is returning in 16oz format featuring pineapple, orange, coconut and nutmeg

Coastal Sunshine v3 – 16oz cans 
The return of one of the best sellers – version 3 features Tangerine, Passion fruit, mango and Soursop

ElectroJet Hazy IPA  6.8%
This herculean feat of haze-craft is an IPA of singular bomb-diggityness, packed to the rafters with Galaxy and El Dorado hops, and just enough Simcoe to tie the room together. The result of this lupulin-laden trifecta is an unquestionably choice adult beverage that explodes with thunderous notes of juicy peach flesh, bright citrus, ripe mango, and stone fruit. It’s a breathtaking bouquet that’s going to ignite your sensory synapses in a rapturous conflagration of pure pleasure.

Dingo Magic IPA 

Should you choose to unleash the contents of this can, you’ll be met with an unrelentingly delightful barrage of bright citrus, guava, peach, and sundry tropical radness, all coming together to form a liquid palanquin upon which to gently deliver your tastebuds into the loving arms of the flavor gods. Should you choose not to open this can, that’s also totally fine. We respect your agency. 

German Chocolate Cake Stout 8% ABV 
A Collaboration with XUL brewing, this beer features Cocoa Nibs, Coconut and Pecan Nuts to give a delightful and dessert filled experience. It unsurprisingly tastes just like cake. 

Double Mango Sour – 6% ABV 

Next up is Double Mango sour, made with both Mango Puree & Mango juice… Untitled art does Mango incredibly well, so I’m personally excited to sip on this one and enjoy the upcoming weather. 

Iowa Eats: Shuey’s Restaurant and Lounge; Shueyville, IA!

This past weekend I had some time to hang out with my oldest and I asked him where/what he wanted to eat. He simply responded, “Bar food”. So after a quick trip to Big Grove in Solon we headed to Shueyville, about 10-15 minutes from Solon, and hit up Shuey’s Restaurant and Lounge.

We were greeted right in by a very friendly staff and had drinks ordered within seconds. Easy Eddy for me, root beer for the lad. Tap lines were typical of your small town bar with some craft on, Easy Eddy seems to be an option no matter what bar you hit and tastes good all the time so the choice was relatively simple.

Although I wasn’t very hungry, their menu has a lot of intriguing options. I let my sign go crazy, if queso is on the menu, he’s going to order it, that with an order of sliders and a mushroom swiss burger. A lot more than I anticipated but was game to try it all.
Queso came out first and was delicious, warm and crispy tortilla chips. Paired well with the beer.
Sliders and burger next, meat quality tasted wonderful, perfectly seasoned. The crinkle cut fries served as the side also went well with the queso dip.

Overall, so much more I want to try. The food was delicious and tasted fresh, the staff was friendly and welcoming, the feel of your small town bar was definitely there but also a place you could bring your whole family for a delicious meal. A place I will frequent and a place you should check out too!

Fair State, Funk Factory, Lil Beaver, Blackstack, and Untitled Art coming from Pequod this week!

Serious Leisure – Guava beer 
A guava lime beer with a hint of hibiscus, it’s the proper beverage for those days where you can forget that to-do lists are a thing. Tropical, juicy, brightly zesty, pink, spritzy, and crushable, Serious Leisure is part beer, part summertime mantra.

blueberry meerts
This version was then refermented on blueberries for two months prior to bottle conditioning.

meerts
Meerts is our take on the style of beer traditionally derived from the second runnings of Lambic.

cherry limeade
Our foeder fermented Meerts aged on Montmorency cherries and Key limes.

cherry meerts
This version was then refermented on Montmorency cherries for two months prior to bottle conditioning.

strawberry lemonade
Our foeder fermented Meerts, aged on strawberry and Meyer lemon.

fleurs d’abundance
Fleurs d’abondance is a blended mixed-culture saison that was both refermented on and bottle conditioned with Wisconsin Apple Blossom honey.

puzzle
A blend of mixed-culture saisons that were fermented and aged to maturity in French Oak foeders.

saison orlita
The 2020 rendition of Saison Orlita began as a blend of saisons that were fermented in our French Oak foeders. The finished blend was then aged on blood orange, key lime, and tangerine purees which were comprised of the flesh and juice of the fruits. This differs from last years vintage, which we chose to use just zest for. This vintage is bright and very fruit forward.

barn quilt
Sunset is beer number 11 in our Barn Quilt series. It is a blended, oak-aged saison that was aged on Seyval grape juice and sweet orange peel.

pathfinder
Pathfinder is beer number 13 in our Barn Quilt series. Seasonally inspired, this beer consists of a tart, oak-aged saison that was aged on a modest amount (1lb./gallon) of cranberries and then conditioned on spruce tips before packaging.

door kriek 2020
A blend of 2-year old Méthode Traditionelle barrels, that was aged on Door County cherries for several months. The 2020 vintage of Door Kriek uses Balaton cherries exclusively at a fruiting rate of 3lbs./gallon.

kersbes 2020
Kersbes is a blend of several 2-year old Mèthode Traditionelle barrels that was aged on both local red raspberries and Balaton cherries from Door County, WI. 

Peer
Peer is our spontaneously fermented beer adhering to the Mèthode Traditionelle standard, which was refermented on three pounds per gallon of Wisconsin grown Bartlett and D’Anjou pears.

Four winters 2021

Our geuze-inspired blend of spontaneously fermented beer, composed of barrels spanning multiple brewing seasons. Conditioned in the bottle for an additional year after packaging.

Djinn- Dbl IPA 

Intensely hopped Double IPA bursting with magical hop aromas and mystical juicy flavor. This is one IPA you’d use your last wish on.

Pineapple Silly Parade – overfruited berliner weisse

apparently it’s a “Sooper Fruity Berliner Weisse with Pineapple”. Honestly sounds really nice with some sunny weather!

Wainbows hazy (the flagship) 

A hoppy, hazy pale ale brewed with Citra Mosaic & Cascade Hops.

Barrel Aged Maple Cheat Day

Imperial Milk Stout with Coffee, Chocolate, Maple Syrup and Milk Sugar aged in brbn barrels

Barrel Aged Rye Cheat Day
Imperial Milk Stout with Coffee, Chocolate and Milk Sugar aged in Rye barrels 

Spaghetti Western – West Coast IPA (7.0%)
Mosaic & Strata from out West on a body of all Italian Eraclea Pilsner Malt.

Barrel Aged Double Fudgie Brownie Imperial Stout 

A Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout clocking in at 14.2% ABV that is made with Milk sugar, Cocoa Nibs, and Belgian Candy syrup. 

CBD Variety 12packs
They finally did it, can created what customers were asking for… A Vareity pack of all their healthy CBD sparkling waters! 3 cans of each in this bay boy.

Clock House releasing “Integrity Wheat” on April 15th!

A refreshing wheat beer will be coming from Clock House brewing this Friday as they prepare to release “Integrity Wheat” using locally grown wheat and locally milled malt! Here’s more on this beer courtesy of Clock House’s Facebook page:

Integrity Wheat: Bursting with Blood Orange flavors, our newest Wheat Beer is ready for warmer days. Integrity Wheat is brewed with locally grown Iowa Wheat and Genie Vienna Malt from Miller Malting Co in Cascade Iowa. At Miller Malting Co they are passionate about creating a solid connection with sustainable growers for the best quality grain possible, ultimately producing the best brews! They take pride in empowering the local farmer to explore other growing opportunities right here in Iowa.

Available on draft, and in growlers to go.