Backpocket will be celebrating their 9th anniversary this June! Stay tuned for more details on this event that is going to take place on the 26th! Variants to be released along with their popular Anniversary stout and allotments will be posted and updated up until the day of the party so keep following Backpocket on social media! Cheers!
Cooler days are ahead and that means stout weather is upon on us! Backpocket will get the ball rolling with their release of Wake the F Up Iowa barrel aged coffee stout coming at us on November 20th!
2020 Wake The F Up Iowa: BA Imperial Coffee Stout returns Friday, November 20th!!
Wake The F Up Iowa will be available on draft and in 12oz bottles. 12 oz bottles will be $10 per bottle and will only be available in the Coralville Taproom. Bottles will be first come, first serve and will go on sale at 12pm on Friday. Limit 4 per person.Wake The F UP Iowa Pin Variant: Gingerbread
Made with WTFUI base with additional coffee, ginger snaps, maple syrup, vanilla, and ginger spice. This will be sold as 16oz crowlers for $13. Limit 1 per person.
We will also be serving up a YIPES variant. Yipes is our smoothie sour pin series. This pin starts off with TIKI SOUR BASE with strawberries, peach, coconut and spices. Yipes will be served as 16oz crowlers $9. Limit 1 per person.
It might not be the best idea to combine barrel-aged and imperials into one category but to have time I had to. So many great offerings again, vote for your favorite! As always, if I missed any beers that should be on this list please let me know!
The American-style imperial stout is the strongest in alcohol and body of the stouts. Black in color, these beers typically have an extremely rich malty flavor and aroma with full, sweet malt character. Bitterness can come from roasted malts or hop additions.
November will be a busy month for Backpocket as the brewery is set to release 7 beers to their lineup! Check them out below!
This category of stouts will not include imperial/barrel aged/pastry/adjunct except coffee! Those will be broken down into another category down the road! Thanks to everyone who has participated in the voting and to the brewer’s making the beer! Cheers!
Stout is a dark, top-fermented beer with a number of variations, including dry stout, oatmeal stout, milk stout. The first known use of the word stout for beer was in a document dated 1677 found in the Egerton Manuscripts, the sense being that a “stout beer” was a strong beer, not a dark beer.
From BA: NEIPA is essentially an unfiltered IPA or Double IPA that’s been aggressively hopped. Appearance ranges from slightly hazy or cloudy to opaque or muddy. Dry-hopping, the use of high-protein grains (flours, flaked oats, wheat), certain yeast strains, water chemistry, CO2 levels, and other techniques may also contribute to the beer’s haze and mouthfeel. But the overall goal is typically a hazy, juicy IPA packed with fruity and floral flavors
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!
Backpocket will be releasing their “most heavily hopped” beer that they have ever brewed this coming Friday! Rob’s Rooftop Dreams will be available for purchase and on draft when BP opens their doors this Friday! Here’s more courtesy of Backpocket:
We are so excited for Friday’s release, Rob’s Rooftop Dreams!
This double NEIPA malt base has local Ebert Honey, and was double dry-hopped with over 8 pounds per barrel of Citra and Simcoe hops. ᴛʜɪs ɪs ᴛʜᴇ ᴍᴏsᴛ ʜᴇᴀᴠɪʟʏ ʜᴏᴘᴘᴇᴅ ʙᴇᴇʀ ᴡᴇ ʜᴀᴠᴇ ᴇᴠᴇʀ ᴅᴏɴᴇ! Rob longs for the day he can escape his coworkers by setting up a basecamp on the rooftop. When he does, he will take this beer with him.
Rob’s Rooftop Dreams will only be available in the Coralville Taproom on draft and in 16oz/4pks. – Mug clubbers there is no free pour of this one, but you will be able to purchase this on draft and in cans on Thursday!
A lot of great beer releases happening this week around our state, so if you’re looking for something to do, supporting your local brewery is always an option. I know doubt know I’ve missed some other releases and many others may be posted later this so please feel free to let me know what to add! Contact me here firstname.lastname@example.org Here’s a look at this week’s releases:
**Contrary Brewing – Friday July 24th – Syvyys Russian Imperial Stout
Barrel-aged (for 16 months!) Syvyys Russian Imperial Stout release is this Friday, July 24th at 3pm! We are selling the Syvyys 4-packs for $80/tax included. Sorry, no substitutes. Individual bottles will be available for sale, while supplies last. There will be no limit. No preorders, except for our Lifetime members (some limit restrictions apply, please see your email). That said, we did our best to get enough Syvyys into bottles that we do not foresee running out too quickly (I’ve been wrong before, and I will be again, but…). We look forward to sharing this beer with you!
**Lion Bridge Brewing – Wednesday July 22nd- Cucumber Kolsch
One of our summer favorites, Cucumber Kölsch, will be available this Wednesday on draft and in cans for the first time ever!
The bright melon character of freshly picked local cucumbers play with the crisp, spicy nature of the style. The result is refreshing and delightful.
**Big Grove Brewing– Saturday July 25th – BA Velvet, Double Nod, Into the Jungle
BA Velvet is a sold out ticket release, but will be available on tap. Double Nod and Into the Jungle will be available presale starting on July 22nd so check Big Grove out on Facebook for that link. Along with those 3 beers, their popular Strawberry Lemonade sour is available around the area right now. Here’s more on the 1st 3 brews:
We are excited to present you with Barrel Aged Velvet. This special brew is an Extended Boil Imperial Stout that we aged in freshly emptied Kentucky Bourbon Barrels. The beer was aged for a year and then finished on Grade A Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans. You can expect a viscous mouthfeel, notes of roasted malt, marshmallow, dark chocolate, and an explosion of vanilla—highlighted by a smoothness that only comes from age and using the finest ingredients.
We offer BA Velvet to you as an escape from life’s stressors, and a celebration of what is good in life.
Many thanks and cheers,
The Big Grove Team
Barrel Aged Velvet will be available for pick up July 25 in Iowa City and Solon. The Iowa City Taproom and Solon Brewpub will each open at 9:00 am. You’re welcome to come into the Taproom to get your beer (with strict social distancing measures in place), or we will have a contactless drive-thru available from 9-11 am. You’re required to have your ID and receipt with your order number (paper or electronic version) available for pick up.
We will be running food specials starting at 9:00 am and Barrel Aged Velvet will be on tap at both locations.
Double Nod and Into the Jungle (new) will also be available for purchase. We will be launching a pre-sale for those 2 brands on 7/22 at 10 am. They will be available for pick up when during the same period as Barrel Aged Velvet. It is okay to order separately and pick up together, though we ask that you please keep all receipts on-hand.
Proxies are allowed. The party picking up the beer must have a photo of the buyer’s ID (smartphone image is acceptable) and the order receipt (paper or electronic version) for the beer they are picking up.
**Backpocket Brewing – Wednesday July 22nd – Pucker Up Right Meow
Backpocket will be releasing their double dry hopped sour this coming Wednesday and if you’re a mug club member you can get a free pour today!
**Marto Brewing – ALL WEEK! Happy 1 year anniversary to Marto Brewing Company and they have a lot of tasty beers in store all through the week! Here’s their lineup:
Bent w/ hazelnut, Madagascar vanilla beans, & coconut. 11% ABV pastry stout brewed with lactose. Available on tap only, no crowlers.
Monday- Bent w/ hazelnut, vanilla, & coconut. On tap only.
Tuesday- Squishee – Say It Ain’t So (Raspberry, Black Currant, Cherry Kool-Aid, & marshmallow) On tap only.
Wednesday- Member Berries – It’s back! On tap & crowlers.
Thursday – Whammo – Hefeweizen – On tap & crowlers.
Friday- Bent w/ cinnamon, vanilla, cacao nibs, & habanero. On tap only.
Saturday – Birthday Diva – Bourbon barrel aged imperial stout w/ toasted coconut, vanilla beans, cacao nibs, & pecans. On tap & available in limited bottles at noon.
Sunday – Bent w/ maple & Stone Bru coffee. On tap only.
**Barn Town Brewing – Saturday July 25th – Citra Neon
Coming off a delicious release of Nelson Sauvin Neon, Barn Town looks to go back to back with the release of Citra Neon. Here’s more on this brew:
Our Neon Hazy IPA made with 100% Citra Hops & Double Dry Hopped with all the Citra Hops! Available in 4 packs and draft!
Here’s the inside scoop on upcoming July releases from Backpocket! If you haven’t tried their latest sours you should add that task to your weekend list! Here are the dates for their July releases!
07/04/20 Saturday Morning: Berries 4pk/16oz
07/10/20 Angel Haze NEIPA 4pk/16oz
07/17/20 Pucker Up Right Meow 6pk/12oz
07/18/20 8th Anniversary BA Stout 12oz Bottles (Taproom Only)
07/24/20 Tiki Sour 4pk/16oz
07/24/20 Hawktoberfest 6pk/12oz
07/24/20 Clonefest Festbier 6pk/12oz
07/31/20 House Divided NEIPA 4pk/12oz