New Eastern Iowa Beer Releases: New Belgium Dig Pale Ale and Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA

Gonna try something different and try to post new releases to the Eastern Iowa area; not sure if I will be able to keep it updated so any help would be great.

The first beer we will talk about is New Belgium Dig Pale Ale. I had this at Brrrr Fest but I must say, it was after about 14,240 other beers I had there so I cannot fairly or accurately describe this one. However, here is the company’s product description:
“Unearth your bottle-opener because this Pale Ale is something you can Dig. Sorachi Ace hops provides a fresh Spring zing with incredible lemon aroma. Nelson Sauvin is next in line with bursts of passion fruit, mango and peach. American favorites, Cascade and Centennial round out this crisp, clean Pale Ale. Dig in!”

The second beer is a beer I’ve had on tap at Red’s Alehouse in North Liberty and instantly took a liking to it; I hope it will be as good out of the bottle. Sierra Nevada always has strong products and this one is no exception: combining a great balance of the rye flavor with the hoppiness of an IPA. Here is the commercial description.

“Ruthless IPA is brewed with this rustic grain for refined flavors – combining the peppery spice of rye and the bright citrusy flavors of whole-cone hops to create a complex ale for the tumultuous transition to Spring. ”

*Like I said above, this could be difficult for me to keep up with but please help out and drop me a line if you find something new to the Eastern Iowa area. Both of the beers have been spotted in Iowa City and Cedar Rapids, and Ruthless Rye is even available in my small grocery store, Gary’s, in Mount Vernon. If you try these, let me know what you thought!

Drink up!

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2 thoughts on “New Eastern Iowa Beer Releases: New Belgium Dig Pale Ale and Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA

  1. metsfanvi says:

    I tried Dig at Brrr Fest as well. The problem was I tried it after trying the Jalapeno Ale from Bent River. Needless to say, my tastebuds were shot for a bit. The Jalepeno was stellar though.

    I did pick up a sixer of the Ruthless Rye last week. It’s good but not great. I don’t think it’s SN’s best effort nor is it the best ryle beer I’ve had. It’s worth trying, though.

    • iabeerbaron says:

      I also was very impressed with all of Bent Rivers’ offerings. I’m liking the Ruthless Rye, but I like most of what Sierra Nevada puts out there. THanks for the comments!

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