Big Grove will be releasing one of their more anticipated beers on August 27th as “Velvet” comes back to their taprooms! About Velvet:
VANILLA BARREL-AGED IMPERIAL STOUT ABV: 13.3%
This special brew is an Extended Boil, Barrel-Aged 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.
Along with “Velvet”, Big Grove will be releasing “Tropical Jam Fruit Sour” and “Double Norwegian Demon”. To pre-order your Velvet please click HERE! Below is more info on release day:
• Pick up period is 10:00am to 10:00pm on Saturday, August 27, 2022
• All three Big Grove Brewery locations will open at 10:00am for beer pick-up
• Breakfast food specials will be available from our chefs from 10:00am – noon
For the first time, we’ve crafted 100 bottles of a variant aged in a rum barrel sourced from the Virgin Islands with a nose of fresh cut sugarcane and light banana. This one-time release will only be available in bottles to the first 50 guests in Iowa City, 35 guests in Des Moines, and 15 guests in Solon.
Price: $50 per Barrel Aged Velvet bottle (500mL), limit of 6 per guest, available in Des Moines, Iowa City, and Solon. It will also be available in very limited draft at our breweries.
Variant: $50 per Barrel Aged Velvet Rum Variant bottle (500mL), limit 1 per guest in order of arrival. Available in Iowa City, (50 bottles), Des Moines (35 bottles), and Solon (15 bottles). It will also be served in very limited draft at our breweries.
New Brews Joining the Party: Tropical Jam Fruited Sour Ale (draft and 4-pack), Double Norwegian Demon Hazy Double IPA (brewery-only, draft-only).
Remember to bring your order number and a valid ID.
On Saturday, come on in and a Big Grove employee will greet you, check your ID, and retrieve your order. Please have the order number from your receipt available.
You’re invited to pick up the goods (proxy) on behalf of a friend, so long as you have their order number and a copy of their ID.
Pending availability, you’re welcome to purchase any of our remaining beer inventory at that time.
Braaaaaaains Mango / Lemon / Lime Double Fruit Sour We loaded this summer crusher up with mango, lemon, & lime and then hit it with our double secret smoothie treatment of sea salt, lactose, and vanilla beans and it’s just as refreshing & delicious as you’re imagining it is right now.
Chonk Banana Split Banana Split Chonk is back! Our loveable hefty boi is all smothered in a preposterously tasty pile of banana, strawberry, & chocolate
Frose Braaaaains – Collab w/KINGS Brewing Co! big ol’ fruity collab with our pals @kingsbrewingco! We loaded up Frosé Braaaaaaaains with watermelon, lime, & guava then gave it our double secret smoothie treatment of sea salt, lactose, and vanilla.
NEW Style – Good Platoon DBL IPA Goon Platoon is brewed with oats and loaded up with Citra, Belma, and NZH-107 hops for a super balanced flavor with notes of kiwi, guava, and strawberry candy.⠀
NEW – Pizza Toots IPA Pizza Toots is an IPA brewed with oats & spelt and hopped with Rakau and Ekuanot and it’s crazy delicious.
NEW version – Slang Du Jour Lemon Bar
We raided Grandma’s recipe box and then got a little weird with it of course, so we stuffed this Slang with lemon, pear, a little banana, vanilla soft serve ice cream, granola and a whole pile of shortbread cookies for a lemon bar flavor that’s totally Grandma approved!
NEW – When life gives you Prrrrts! When Life Gives You PRRRTs all you can do is laugh at the PRRRTs. It’s also going to be better if you’re laughing at the PRRRTs while drinking a When Life Gives You PRRRTs. This Strawberry, Guava, Pink Lemonade is hella tasty,
NEW – Synaptic Cleft DBL IPA Synaptic Cleft, a big, soft double IPA built on a huge base of oats and wheat and hopped with Motueka, Moutere, Citra, and Belma for some massive citrus, stone fruit, & berry flavors with just the right amount of bitterness to perfectly balance it all out.⠀
Just in time for the weekend are two releases coming from the fine folks at Clock House! Pineapple Witch Slap, which has been released before, and a new imperial IPA, Kickin’ Kangaroo, will be available when the taproom opens on Friday, July 15th! Here’s more on these releases from Clock House’s Facebook page:
Kickin’ Kangaroo: We brewed up a bitter Imperial IPA and dry-hopped it with Australian hops. The result is a dank and grassy melon DIPA that finishes with just enough kick!
Pineapple Witch Slap: Our beloved flagship NEIPA infused with real pineapple. Get some while you can this won’t last long!
Lion Bridge and Big Grove are teaming up for a cold IPA release this Friday as “Fortune Favors the Cold” will be hitting the tap lines at Lion Bridge starting at 11 a.m. Here’s more on this brew courtesy of Lion Bridge’s Facebook page:
Fortune Favors the Cold is a collaboration with our buddies in beer at Big Grove Brewery. We have enjoyed making this new “Cold IPA” style, which is defined as non-hazy, with discernable bitterness, and big dry-hop additions.
Cold IPA with Simcoe, Strata, Idaho 7 and Cryo Talus. ABV 7.0%
Dole Whip – Fruit Sour ale Hello Summer!! Berlinerweisse style ale with Pineapple puree, Pineapple juice and Vanilla come together to make this sweet concoction.
Mast Theory DBL IPA – Mast Landing brewing collab Mast Theory pours hazy tangerine in color with aromas of pineapple, strawberry, papaya, clementine, hop fields, and fresh grass. Bright flavors of earthy passionfruit, papaya chunks, key lime, and berries and cream meet Florida citrus groves with a rainbow melon sorbet #EQjuice finish. This one is easy to drink and may disappear from your glass quickly so we recommend completing your mast theories before cracking a can.
MC2 – DBL IPA C² 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.
Fractal Nelson/Citra IPA Fractal Nelson/Citra investigates the interplay between Nelson and Citra, and our revised hopping processes. Fractal Nelson/Citra pours a resinous-hazy-straw yellow releasing bright aromas of lemongrass and pineapple. The taste is pineapple, lemon peel, citrus, and New Zealand fields in flowable mouthfeel and a firm but rounded bitterness.
Mosaic Function Triple IPA We started off with our TIPA base loaded with oats and wheat before an all mosaic hop bill using Mosaic Incognito, Mosaic Lupomax, and Mosaic T-90s. Mosaic function pours deep yellow with aromas of tropical yuzu, citrus, apricot, and forest with pronounced flavors of assorted citrus, papaya, green skittles, blueberry skins and the faintest whisp of pine.
Neo Flash DBL IPA Neo Flash is our newest 7.7% Double IPA showcasing Cascade, Nelson Sauvin and Vic Secret hops. We played around with the grain bill for this one and went heavy on the wheat and lower on the oats. The wheat keeps things light and fluffy with a inherently sorta juicy mouthfeel, that with the hops brings out pineapple and passionfruit with just a touch of some old school hop character.
Blue Hour – Vermont Style Dbl IPA
Blue Hour, is here and is our nod to the beer(s) from the early days of haze. The bitterness is balanced, but firm, and flavors of bright, orange marmalade and sticky pine sap with a squeeze of fresh grapefruit flavors make this beer an easy one to kick back with.
Vivid Light West Coast IPA
This crispy little American IPA hopped with 100% American hops, brewed with a clean tasting combo of pale malt and fermented with American Ale yeast. This one’s meant to taste like a classic hoppy ale that probably got you into beer in the first place. This is one we gravitate towards, especially in the heat of the Summer.
Lulz Pineapple Mango Guava Smoothie seltzer
We gave it a massive dose of fruit: Pineapple, Mango and Guava. Get your smoothie craving fixed with a 5% ABV seltzer, we know you want to.
Pixel Density Hazy IPA The flagship Hazy IPA, all points/pints north to to Citra hops
Pin Seeker Pilsner – Fair State Brewing co-op Collab This brew is a collaboration with one of the best pilsner makers in all the land, Fair State Brewing Cooperative. Pin Seeker was inspired and dreamt up during many rounds with our favorite golf mate, Jack Lester of Jack’s Bottle Shop. It is meant to be enjoyed with your longtime friends, new acquaintances and cherished loved ones.
Coastal Sunshine V5 – Fruited tart ale Zesty Orange, Creamy banana and juicy pineapple for a tropical mix that is perfect for the hot summer days
Braaaaaaains Blueberry/ blackberry/ pineapple Double Fruit Sour We blasted this one with all of the Blueberry, Blackberry & Pineapple we could get our grubby little hands on and then hit it with our double secret smoothie treatment of sea salt, lactose, and vanilla.
Case – $106.00 (30 cases for all of Iowa)
1/6th bbl keg – $155.00 (2 available)
NEW Style – Hater Blockers Hazy DBL IPA Sometimes it seems like everything is all doom and gloom and those haters are chomping at your heels trying to pull you into the undertow. Not gonna slow your roll though. F*** ’em. Just wax up your board and surf on by with your patent pending Hater Blockers on to keep the world at bay. Oats, chit and spelt are gonna keep it sliding real smooth into piles of our hand selected Sabro, Mosaic and Citra that smash out flavors of tangerine, coconut and mango in this delicious Double IPA. * Provides no actual UV protection* ⠀
NEW – Royal Bee – Honey DBL IPA “We are bringing back Royal Bee, our ooey gooey, honey drizzled, award winning Honey Cream Double IPA! We brew Royal Bee with a solid base of oats & spelt and then we add in a whole bunch of local Three Bears Honey Co. honey & lactose and then it gets hopped profusely with Magnum, Hallertau Blanc, Ekuanot, & Mosaic for a super pillowy, creamy, & slightly sweet burst of hoppy goodness for your taste budz!”
NEW version – Slang Du Jour Blackberry Cobbler
Blackberry Cobbler Slang Du Jour is stuffed with blackberry, plum, granola, brown sugar, lactose, cinnamon, and vanilla beans and then baked to perfection for that fresh-out-of-the-oven but still somehow super refreshing flavor!
NEW – What so proudly we Prrrrt! What So Proudly We PRRRT, the most perfect summer PRRRT we’ve every PRRRTed! It’s loaded up with Blueberry, Raspberry, Tart Cherry, Pineapple & Lime for that delicious Rocket Pop flavor that just can’t be beat on a hot summer day.
Ectogasm – Hazy IPA Ectogasm is a juicy, hazy, and soft NE IPA brewed with Citra & Mosaic hops. The Flagship IPA of Drekker brewing!
A new series of 3 pastry sours titled “Bake and Shake” will be released by Clock House this Friday with the debut beer being “Orange Dream”! Here’s more on this release from Clock House, stay tuned for future releases in this series!
New Beer and series coming at you! Our Bake ‘N’ Shake series will be featuring 3 brand new pastry sours.
This Friday, July 1st will be the debut of Orange Dream. This sour features a plethora of White Sheet Cake, Glaze, Vanilla Beans and Orange Purée. This will be available in cans and on draft!
Combo Plate Double IPA Extremely crushable and vibrant double IPA with the perfect balance of soft juiciness and hop bitterness. Dry Hopped w/ citra and wai-iti
HTX IPA (from the former head brewery of Other Half) New Recipe – Hazy Double IPA featuring Citra and Strata hops
Sur Urbano – Mexican Lager Bright Mexican style lager, perfect for crushing some tacos or grilling Brats.
Spilled Candy Paint Job – J Wakefield Collab We had so much fun at Wakefest with our homies at J.Wakefield that we just had to bring you a 2nd iteration of our Spilled Paint Job collab. Remember Ice Cream Paint Job? Now introducing Spilled: Candy Paint Job, a heavily fruited sour with strawberry, mango, passionfruit and over 100lbs of mango gummi bears!!
Double Spilled Caribbean Mix Our downright delicious Double Spilled Sour base conditioned on enormous amounts of Pineapple, Mango, and Strawberry Puree paired with Coconut to complete
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
Rocket Popsicle Seltzer Making it’s annual return is Rocket Pop our sparkling blue friend. That famous Blue Razz flavored seltzer sure to tickle your nose and remind of simpler days.
Pixie Mix Citrus Punch Who wants some alcoholic Sunny D in their lives? This is the next in line for their “nostalgic series” hard seltzers.
NEW- Clamp & Gasket DDH Hazy IPA
DDH IPA with Amarillo, Citra, Strata, and Idaho-7. This batch we’re tasting notes of pungent florals soaked in mango marmalade sodden with darjeeling tea, crushed goose berries, and zested red grapefruit. Tangy citrus is also at the forefront and gives way to a nice sophisticated bitterness that is anything but overpowering.
To the trees IPA
American West-Coast style IPA that’s a bit boulder…err…bolder than your every day IPA. Brewed with a lush combo of Amarillo, Centennial, CTZ, and Simcoe hops, this IPA is a hoppy trailblazer who’s not afraid to take the lead and set the trend.
Open Fields Cream Ale
This all-day, light-bodied beer is brewed with flaked corn to lend a crisp, dry finish. Soft, ultra-pure water helps yield a delicate mouthfeel, refreshing taste, and lingering fruity notes from the hops that makes this easy drinking ale so crushable, you might even forget to hit a home run.
Agra Pina Colada Seltzer This fresh, juicy seltzer is awash with fresh coconut juice and tangy pineapple that surfs over an extremely clean and soft water base. Clocking in at 5% ABV, our seltzers are made with REAL FRUIT while still maintaining extreme crush-ability. Brewed naturally gluten & dairy-free with virtually no bitterness.