Huge Abu Nawas drop this week: Schramms, Hubbard’s Cave, Abomination, Decadent, Fat Orange Cat, Freethought, Hoof Hearted + Public Access

Tons of great stuff this week from Abu Nawas. Mead lovers will be happy to see Schramms sending Black Agnes our way! Here we go:

HUBBARD’S CAVE

  • HUBBARD’S CAVE FRESH IIPA V4 – (pkgd 11.20.19) 16oz CAN – And on the 6th day… MOSAIC, SIMCOE. Fresh IIPA V4 features equal amounts of both Mosaic and Simcoe hops in the boil/whirlpool and a generous helping of each at two different stages of dry-hopping. Hazy Imperial IPA Goodness. 8.5% ABV.
  • HUBBARD’S CAVE TRIPLE IPA (pkgd 11.13.19) 16oz CAN – Fresh Triple Hazy IPA that got a smattering of different hops in the late boil/whirlpool, then a heaping addition of Centennial, El Dorado, and Simcoe (among small amounts of a few others) in the dry hop. 10% ABV.

ABOMINATION 

  • Abomination Ales Anniversary Yumberry 6/4/16oz CAN – We’d like to introduce to you the One Year Anniversary Milkshake! This is a monster DIPA smackin’ in at 10.5%. Oats? Yeah. Wheat? Uh-huh. What else you ask? We fruited this bad boy with Raspberry, Strawberry, and Yumberry! (fermented for safety). Top that off with a sprinkle of milk sugar and some vanilla beans, Sounds like you got yourself a hazy boi. Double dry hop that beast with Citra and Mosaic, call it a day. 10.5% ABV.
  • Abomination Brewing Does This Look Infected? 6/4/16oz CAN – Sour IPA Brewed with milk sugar, flaked oats and wheat, then kettle soured and fermented on top of a generous amount of Mangoes. Hopped and DDH with Azacca Hops. Notes of citrus, passionfruit, tart pineapple, tangerine and ripe mango. 7.2% ABV. ****BEST BEER NAME EVER****
  • Abomination Bro Beer6/4/16oz CAN – Extremely crushable New England session IPA brewed with flaked wheat and oats. Gently dry-hopped with 100% galaxy hops! Juicy, tropical and hazy! The perfect beer to crack open with your bro’s! 4.7% ABV. #beermonster

DECADENT

  • Decadent Ales Ectoplasmic Orange 24/16oz CAN – All-Citra double dry-hopped IPA with tangerine and orange zests. Citrusy orange and tangerine give this IPA a refreshing burst of flavor that will take you back to your lunchbox days in the cafeteria. 8.7% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales Blackberry Sorbet 6/4/16oz CAN – Gose style beer brewed with a heavy dose of blackberries. 5.8% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales Mango Sorbet 6/4/16oz CAN – Gose Style Ale Brewed with Mango. 5.8% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales Wildberry Sorbet 6/4/16oz CAN – Gose style beer brewed with a touch of lime zest. In this variant, we added a heavy dose of raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, and blueberries reminiscent of berry sorbet. 5.8% ABV.

FAT ORANGE CAT

  • Fat Orange Cat FOC Vito The Beer Whale Cat 6/4/16oz CAN – Named after one of our favorite Instagramable felines this also happens to be a damn good IPA. The hop combination of Azacca and Simcoe creates a unique and intense mix of tropical fruit flavors upfront with a creamy mellow finish. 8% ABV.
  • Fat Orange Cat FOC Ask Forgiveness, Not Permission CAN – NEIPA Super hazy and smooth drinking with a refreshing bite on the back. Azzaca and Lemondrop hops give this beer a flavorful blend of tropical fruits and zingy lemon brightness. 7.9% ABV.
  • Fat Orange Cat FOC All Cats Are Grey in the Dark 6/4/16oz CAN – White Stout – A light colored stout with a hint of coffee and strong notes of both chocolate and vanilla. 7.2% ABV.

FREETHOUGHT

  • FreeThought Kismet 6/4/16oz CAN – Unfiltered IPA double dry-hopped with Cashmere. Aromas of eucalyptus and root beer. Smooth, rich and full-bodied with flavors of white chocolate, coconut, pawpaw and mint. 7% ABV.
  • FreeThought Temporal6/4/16oz CAN – Sour Ale with Plum, Cardamom + Rose Water. Floral nose complemented by flavors of chai and fermented lime. Finishes tart and dry. 5% ABV.

HOOF HEARTED

  • Hoof Hearted Belloq 6/4/16oz CAN – American Stout with Coffee and Vanilla. Smooth caramel & chocolate notes get a massive coffee rogering. Competitively intellectual flavor that makes you feel smarter than you look. Pair with a corduroy blazer and look out world. 7.5% ABV.
  • Hoof Hearted Rose Gose 6/4/12oz CAN – Gose Brewed with Himalayan Pink Sea Salt, Coriander, Hibiscus, then soured with Lactobacillus and fermented with Saison yeast. 4.2% ABV

PUBLIC ACCESS

  • Public Access Energy Dreams6/4/16oz CAN – Fantastic Double Dry Hopped DIPA hopped with Mosaic, Galaxy, & El Dorado. 8% ABV.
  • Public Access Silent Rejoice 6/4/16oz CAN – Double dry-hopped New England IPA. 7% ABV.

SCHRAMMS

  • SCHRAMM BLACK AGNES 12/375ML – Our sweet black currant mead, Black Agnes, is named after one boisterous Scottish wench who successfully defended the Scottish Castle of Dunbar during a five-month siege by William Montague, the Earl of Salisbury. While relatively unknown in the United States, black currants have been grown in the British Isles for more than five hundred years, and used by herbalists since the Middle Ages. Sharply tart and acidic, the potent flavors of the fruit are perfectly balanced by the sweetness of premium honey to create a particularly unique, memorable and delicious mead. 14% ABV.
  • SCHRAMM RED AGNES 12/375ML – Schramm’s Red Agnes is finely balanced Melomel. Red currants provide deep floral aromatics, a fruitier initial impression, more focused acidity, and a stunning cardinal hue. This mead is dangerously drinkable with a delicately balanced acidity that allows the honey and fruit to sing in harmony together. 14% ABV.
  • SCHRAMM THE STATEMENT 12/375ML – The Statement is our Balaton cherry mead – made with the highest quality Traverse City Balaton cherries, carefully selected honey and twenty years of experience – having gone through more than a dozen iterations. Living up to its name, this mead truly makes a statement due to its incredible expression and depth of flavor and character rendered from honey and Michigan tart cherries. A natural complement to chocolate and sharp or blue cheeses, The Statement also pairs well with grilled pork and makes a terrific reduction sauce for desserts.
  • SCHRAMM BLACKBERRY 12/375ML – Blackberry is earthy, brightly acidic mead balances the lingering tartness of whole blackberries and carefully selected honey. Intensely fruity with balanced acidity, a complex flavor profile and an earthy aroma, this mead is reminiscent of picking fruit on a mid-summer day. A strong option for the cellar, blackberry will continue to mature and develop in the bottle for years. Blackberry pairs well with creamy cheeses, duck, and veal. 14% ABV.
  • SCHRAMM BRAMBLE 12/375ML – Bramble possesses some of the most concentrated and delicious flavors in the world of fruit. Blackberries, black raspberries, heritage red raspberries, and boysenberries create a composite of harmony, poise, and mouth-watering proportionality. Densely fruity, dark, and wonderfully balanced – an expression of quality from branch to bottle.
  • SCHRAMM GINGER 12/375ML – Schramm’s Ginger is a full-throated, unapologetic expression of pure grated ginger and honey. Honey sweetness is balanced by full ginger flavor with a touch of spiciness, making this mead a perfect choice to pair with spicy Indian, Ethiopian or Thai cuisine, grilled Korean mackerel or flavorful sushi and sashimi. It also pairs well with dark chocolate and is a great addition to a whiskey ginger cocktail or a moscow mule. 14% ABV.
  • SCHRAMM KOCHANIE 12/375ML – A play on the word honey, Kochanie is Polish for “my love” or “my sweetie” This tart mead is made with the highest quality Polish red currants and Lutowka cherries available and balances beautifully with the sweet floral aroma of orange blossom honey. Made with fruit imported entirely from Poland, the red currants contribute an extra kick of acidity to the rich dark cherries, balancing beautifully with carefully selected honey. Pair with pierogi, paczki or gotabki for an authentic treat. 14% ABV.
  • SCHRAMM MADELINE 12/375ML – Schramm’s Madeline is our boysenberry mead, made with whole boysenberries and Michigan honey. A cross between European raspberry, common blackberry and American dewberry, the boysenberry has a unique tannic flavor that combines wonderfully with carefully selected premium honey. The resulting mead is thick, jammy and extremely flavorful and pours dark purple with a very smooth, lightly tart finish. This mead is a tribute to our favorite, tiny release to date, Madeline June Schramm Naeger. Ten percent of sales of this mead is donated to the Royal Oak Beaumont NICU, where Madeline spent nearly the first three months of her life. She was beautiful when she was born, but we know she will continue to mature beautifully with age. 14% ABV.
  • SCHRAMM MADELINE 12/750ML – This is a better-suited format for on-premise use. Keep in mind that an open bottle of Shramms refrigerated will last for at least 6 months!
  • SCHRAMM MARIONBERRY 12/375ML – Marionberry is a melomel made purely from Willamette Valley Marion Blackberries. Like our ‘Blackberry’, Marionberry has a full, natural fruit acidity that is balanced by premium Orange Blossom honey sweetness to create an extremely flavorful mead. Very dark in color, the Marionberries provide a jammy, juicy fruit-forward character. This mead has great aging potential for many years, though it’s pure fresh fruit character may make it difficult to leave alone for long. 14% ABV.
  • SCHRAMM RASPBERRY 12/375ML – Schramm’s Raspberry is a mead made from whole Michigan raspberries. The flavor is unmistakably fruity raspberry, reminiscent of Michigan summers, and is balanced by honey sweetness. Due to the high level of acidity from the berries, it can age gracefully for many years. A tribute to our home state’s strong fruit growing tradition, this was the first mead made by head meadmaker Ken Schramm. It holds a special place in our history as well as our cellar. This melomel pairs well with grilled Great Lakes salmon, salads, cheesecake, and summer evening bonfires by the lake. 14% ABV.

Abu Nawas Drops this week: Fantome, Eden Ciders, and Clown Shoes

Another week and another great drop including some treats from Fantome and Eden Ciders. Here we go!:

FANTOME

  • Fantome Lea’s Journey 750ml – Globe-Trotting Farmhouse Ale. Typically enigmatic!
  • Fantome Hiver 750ml – Brewer Dany Prignon changes his recipes every year, so we can’t so for sure what this year’s beer will be like, but it is sure to please lovers of Dany’s beers. 8% ABV.
  • Fantome Boo! 750ml – Special Fall Belgian ale. 8% ABV.

EDEN CIDERS

  • Eden BRANDY BARREL HEIRLOOM ICE CIDER 375ML – This limited production run of Eden flagship Heirloom Blend Ice Cider has been aged in 10-year old barrels previously used for apple brandy. It has notes of caramel, apple sauce, and vanilla, a round, full mouthfeel, and plenty of acidity to create a lasting, refreshing finish.
  • Eden HONEYCRISP ICE CIDER 375ML – This tangy, elegant ice cider is made 100% from Vermont-grown Honeycrisp apples. The Honeycrisp is a prized Northern USA apple variety. As its name suggests, there is a honeyed quality to its sweetness, accompanied by sufficient acidity to keep the flavor fresh and crisp. Enjoy with cheese, maple crème Brulee, or butter cookies. 10% ABV.
  • Eden HEIRLOOM BLEND ICE CIDER 375ML – Ice Cider brings the essence of pure apple to a sophisticated dessert wine. Vermont’s natural winter cold is used to concentrate cider to the optimum balance of sweetness and acidity. Our unique blend of traditional and heirloom apples produces a complex, delicious flavor that complements food yet may be savored on its own. It takes over 8 lbs. of apples to make just one beautiful bottle! 10% ABV.

CLOWN SHOES

  • Clown Shoes Churro Sombrero 16oz CAN – The latest entry into our Sombrero series, Churro Sombrero features sweet dessert notes from cinnamon and vanilla bean additions. This richly textured Mexican-Style Chocolate Stout gives a fresh twist of unique texture and flavor. 7% ABV.
  • Clown Shoes Double Dry Hopped Yeeehaaw 16oz CAN – New England IPA doubles down on its tropical citrus focus with a double dry hopping in the fermentation tank. With Citra, Azacca, and Mosaic hops leading the way, DDH YEEEHAAW! is an explosion of the fruit notes and smooth full-bodied flavor that is exemplary of this modern style. 7% ABV.
  • Clown Shoes Banshee and the Beast 22oz BOT – Blended Imperial Stout aged in Irish Whiskey and Bourbon barrels. Bold roasted malt flavor gives way to a smooth finish, abetted by barrel-aged complexity and the soft hints of Bourbon and Irish Whiskey. 10.25% ABV.
  • Clown Shoes Clementine 4/6/12oz CAN – Delicious Clementine witbier. 6.0% ABV.

Lion Bridge releasing “Oakonut Delight” Imperial Stout on Black Friday!

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Black Friday has gone from Christmas shopping to beer shopping for many of us and Lion Bridge brewery has thrown their hat into the ring! On Black Friday, tap room only, they will be releasing “Oakonut Delight” Imperial Stout! Here’s more on this delicious sounding brew courtesy of Lion Bridge:

Oakonut Delight will be a brand new Imperial Stout from us at Lion Bridge. Coconut, Chocolate, Caramel and 10 months in whiskey barrels. Really looking forward to this.

Dimensional Brewing 1 Year Anniversary Party set for November 23rd!

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Dimensional Brewing in Dubuque will be celebrating their one year anniversary part on Saturday November 23rd. A huge tap list of beers, a band, and a food truck along with bottle releases will be part of this event. Here’s more from Dimensional:

We can’t believe its been almost a year already, so we are throwing ourselves a birthday celebration! Will have an awesome tap list on Saturday along with a bottle/crowler release that is sure to tickle you tastebuds.

**Details Below (will be updated with prices and limits as we get closer to the day):**

Saturday at 10:30 am, we will be releasing 375ml bottles of 2 new imperial stouts which will be sold in 4 packs of 2 of each.
– Sweet Acoustics: 13.5% ABV thicc imperial stout with Madagascar vanilla beans.
– Gussied Up: 13.5% ABV thicc imperial stout with Jumble Coffee, Madagascar vanilla beans, toasted coconut and cinnamon.

There will also be crowlers available of the following:
– Bubble Baths with Nelson: 7.2% New England IPA w/ Citra & Nelson Sauvin hops.
– Robot Voice: 6.6% New England IPA w/ Galaxy, Citra, & El Dorado hops.
– 90 Mile Smile: 4.7% Margarita Style Gose w/ Raspberry, Lime & Sea Salt we did with our pals from Pulpit Rock Brewing Company

The tasty vittles from Grillbilly’s BBQ will be available for purchase.

Cranes/Vultures will be playing the taproom from 7-10

and, of course, our traditional Saturday night Cookie Time at 10pm

Abu Nawas drops this week: Off Color, Blackberry Farm, Evil Twin, and Nightmare Brewing

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Great list of brews coming from Abu Nawas this week. Check with your local beer rep/store to see if you get any of these goodies. Here we go:

BLACKBERRY FARM

  • Blackberry Farm Classic Saison 6/4/12oz CAN – Belgian-style Saison features European noble-type hops, authentic Belgian Saison yeast, and the finest European two-row malt. 6.3% ABV.
  • Blackberry Farm Fenceline 6/4/12oz CAN -Belgian-style ale brewed with generous portions of wheat malt for a creamy mouthfeel and hazy straw color. Generous additions of Huell Melon hops lend notes of melon and strawberry, along with a balanced bitterness. 5.9% ABV.
  • Blackberry Farm Boundary Tree 6/4/12oz CAN – This hop-forward Belgian-style ale features notes of citrus fruit that complement its bready malt undertones. A soft bitterness, reminiscent of orange marmalade, balances delicate spice notes that result from a warm fermentation. 6.5% ABV.

NIGHTMARE BREWING

  • Nightmare Brewing Flayed 16oz CAN – Imperial Oat IPA with Azacca, Zythos, Galaxy and Pacifica. 9.6% ABV.
  • Nightmare Brewing Blowing From A Gun 16oz CAN – Quadruple Dry Hopped DIPA brewed with Indian Cane Sugar and hopped with Cashmere, El Dorado, Calypso, Mosaic, & Huell Melon. 10.5% ABV.
  • Nightmare Brewing Colombian Necktie 6/4/16oz CAN – Gose Soured on Colombian Mangoes, with Lulo, Soursop, and Colombian Lime zest. 7.2% ABV.

EVIL TWIN

  • Evil Twin That’s the Kind of IPA That Makes You Wish You Spoke A Little French 16oz CAN –  Double Dry-Hopped Triple IPA Hopped with Galaxy & Motueka. 11% ABV.
  • Evil Twin I Don’t Know How to Put This but This IPA Is Kind of a Big Deal 16oz CAN – Double Dry-Hopped DIPA brewed with Raw Wildflower Honey. 10% ABV
  • Evil Twin Molotov Cocktail 12oz CAN – Triple IPA. This beer will knock your tongue off – it’s a tour de force in hoppiness and by far one of the craziest beer ever made by Evil Twin Brewing. 13% ABV.
  • Evil Twin Molotov Lite 16oz CAN – Lite version of a Triple IPA is a Double IPA @only 8.5% ABV.
  • Evil Twin Molotov Surprise 12oz CAN – Everything you love about Molotov Cocktail, but now with a SURPRISE!  12% ABV.
  • Evil Twin Even More Jesus 16oz CAN – Jeppe Legendary Imperial Stout. 12% ABV.

OFF COLOR

  • Off Color Yuzu Fierce 24/12oz Bottle – Berliner Weiss Ale brewed with Yuzu. 3.8% ABV
  • Off Color Spots 24/12oz Bottle – Tropical Fruit Berliner Weisse. 3.8% ABV
  • Off Color DinoS’more 24/12oz Bottle – Imperial stout brewed w/ graham flour, marshmallow, molasses, cocoa nibs & vanilla bean. 10.5 ABV.
  • Off Color Eeek 12/750ml Bottle – “Champagne of Wild Ales.” A collaboration with Miller High Life. Bottle Conditioned Wild Ale with Champagne Yeats. 5.5% ABV. ***Thanksgiving Perfection***
  • Off Color Apex Predator 16oz CAN – The Saison you should be Drinking! Now in a CAN! 6.5% ABV.

Bricks Bar + Grill in CR hosting Bourbon County Release Party on Black Friday

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Bricks Bar and Grill in downtown Cedar Rapids is bringing out the big guns on Black Friday this year as they will be hosting a Goose Island Bourbon County Stout release party!

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Starting at 9:00 a.m. they will have a breakfast taco bar and a rare bottle blind auction and then will be tapping these 5 bourbon county beers:

*2018 Bourbon County Original
*2018 Bourbon County Bramble Rye
*2019 Bourbon County Original
*2019 Bourbon County Cafe de Olla
*2019 Bourbon County Mon Cheri

Get there on November 29th!

 

Abu Nawas drops this week: FreeThought, Fat Orange Cat, Omnipollo, Jester King, + Introducing Garden Path Fermentation!

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I’m a little late to the party this week but we have some great brews coming from Abu Nawas and also a new brewery hitting our shelves….Garden Path Fermentation!

FreeThought

  • Free Thought Levitate 16oz CAN – Sour Ale with Pineapple, Tumeric, Lemongrass and Makrut Lime. Pours bright ocher. Opens with earthy aromas of turmeric countered by tropical fruit and citrus tones. Lively and delicately tart with notes of makrut lime, yellow curry and fruit loops. Finishes clean, dry and crisp. 5% ABV.
  • Free Thought Lucid 16oz CAN – Unfiltered IPA double dry-hopped with Amarillo flowers, pellets and lupulin powder. 6% ABV.
  • Free Thought Shibumi6/4/16oz CAN – IPA Cuvée with Cherry, Miso + Chamomile 5.5% ABV.🍒🍒***We had to get more of this cool beer! So Cool****
  • Free Thought Museum Dose 6/4/16oz CAN – Museum Dose is a botanical sour ale with strawberries, sarsaparilla + birch. It’s a celebration of Spring, an homage to nineteenth-century soda fountains + a total trip. 6% ABV. 🥤⛲
  • FREETHOUGHT Madcap 16oz Can – Madcap is a smoky sour ale inspired by campfires, s’mores + hot cocoa with the flavor profile of a mezcal sour cocktail. Brewed with raw wheat, flaked + malted oats, lapsang souchong, cocoa + tamarind. Hopped with noble hops + dry-hopped with simcoe lupulin powder. 6% ABV. 💖💖💖

Fat Orange Cat

  • Fat Orange Cat FOC All Cats Are Grey in the Dark 16oz CAN – White Stout – A light colored stout with a hint of coffee and strong notes of both chocolate and vanilla. 7.2% WE❤️This 🍺 & 🐈
  • Fat Orange Cat FOC Blood Orange Billy 16oz CAN – Blood Orange NE-IPA. 6.66% ABV.
  • Fat Orange Cat FOC Someone In My Head 16oz CAN – Double Dry Hopped New England style DIPA with Citra, Mosaic, Simcoe, & Apollo. 8.8% ABV.
  • Fat Orange Cat FOC Remember What The Doormouse Said 16oz CAN – NE-Style IPA hopped with Eureka & Citra. 7% ABV.

Omnipollo

  • Omnipollo Gematria 16oz CAN – Nelson, Citra, Mosaic. Nuff said. 7.3% ABV.
  • Peanut Butter Jelly Lassi Gose ale brewed with peanut butter, lactose sugar, and strawberry raspberry jam. 6% ABV.
  • Omnipollo Andreas Oat 16oz CAN – Delicious New England Style Oat IPA 7% ABV.
  • Omnipollo Bianca Blueberry Maple Pancake Lassi Gose 24/16oz CAN – Blueberry maple pancake lassi Gose ale brewed with blueberries, lactose sugar & maple syrup. 6% ABV. 🍁 🥞
  • Omnipollo Devin the Dude 24/12oz (4-pack)- Beautifully made German-style pilsner. 5.2% ABV. 💗💗💗
  • Omnipollo Hypnopompa 6/4/16oz CAN – 👀💣tall boy OMNIPOLLO®️ HYPNOPOMPA®️ MARSHMALLOW ☁️VANILLA COFFEE ☕️ IMPERIAL STOUT 11% ABV. It•was•all•a•dream.
  • Omnipollo Agamemnon16oz CAN – OmniPollo’s beloved, original Maple Syrup Imperial Stout is back and better than ever in 16oz cans. 12.5% ABV.

Jester King

  • Jester King Foudreweizen 12/750 ml Bottle – Farmhouse wheat beer fermented in an oak foudre. Collaboration with Austin Famed Live Oak Brewing Company. 5.6% ABV. 💗💗💗
  • Jester King Mad Meg 12/750 ml Bottle – Provision Ale, Golden Farmhouse Ales. A special beer that is suitable for extended storage and aging. 9% ABV. The name “Mad Meg”, refers to a peasant woman from Flemish folklore who leads an army of women to pillage hell. She’s famously depicted in Pieter Brueghel the Elder’s 1562 painting by the same name.💗💗💗
  • Jester King Mr. Mingo 12/750ml – A farmhouse ale with roselle hibiscus. The inspiration was to make a simple beer with a subtle adjunct. 5.9% ABV. 🌺🌺🌺
  • Jester King Part & Parcel 12/750ml – A new American Farmhouse Ale brewed with 100% Texas grown and malted barley. 5.5% ABV. A true sense of Terroir!
  • Jester King Grim Harvest 12/750 ml – Farmhouse ale refermented with “spent” blackberries from Nocturnum Chrysalis. 5.8% ABV.

GARDEN PATH FERMENTATION

Our talented friends Amber Watts and Ron Extract left their positions at Austin’s Jester King Brewery to open their own venture, Garden Path Fermentation, in Washington’s Skagit Valley.
Garden Path Fermentation makes beer, mead, wine, and cider from hyper-locally sourced ingredients and 100% native Skagit Valley yeast. Fermentation takes place in open-top foudres and oak barrels, and each batch is custom blended to taste, with an emphasis on subtlety, balance, and nuance. Each edition of their products is a unique take on a similar theme; no two batches will ever be the same.

A garden path is a beautiful way to get someplace you may not have expected to go. Their products, the result of blending, aging, and curation, may take you to beautiful places you may not have expected to go but we hope you’ll enjoy.
All of their beers are naturally conditioned with blackberry honey from The Valley’s Buzz.
We have been asking them for some beer and they finally have some to send us. We are doing this as a pre-order as we don’t know when we can their wonderful product again, so order appropriately. You will see a separate list on the portal titled Garden Path Pre-Order. We expect this to reach us later in November. They are also willing to package things in 30L kegs which we didn’t list to keep it simple but inquire if you are interested.

Need Pizza + Stone Brewing hosting “Nights of the Gargoyle” on Oct. 23rd!

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Need Pizza in Cedar Rapids will be teaming up with Stone Brewing for a little Halloween fun this Wednesday, October 23rd for “Nights of the Gargoyle”. Specials beer tappings (Enjoy By, Xocoveza), trick or treating, and swag giveaway will be taking place. Here’s more from Need Pizza on the event:

@stonebrewing will be in the house with us on October 23rd during #happyhour with giveaways and the latest Enjoy By IPA. Come #trickortreat with us!

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Exile partners with Susan G. Komen Great Iowa to Help Fight Breast Cancer

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Courtesy of Exile Brewing press release:

Exile Brewing Partners with Susan G Komen Greater Iowa to Help Fight Breast Cancer

Exile Brewing Company (Des Moines, IA) grows its partnership with Susan G Komen Greater Iowa in its second year of their Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign. Exile uses Ruthie, their most popular year-round beer, as a platform to educate people about breast cancer and how Komen Greater Iowa can help.

Exile has created a custom pink Ruthie bottle label and 6-pack carrier to support breast cancer awareness and prevention efforts.  $1.00 per case will be donated to Komen Greater Iowa throughout the entire month of October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Last year’s proceeds equaled over $1,000 and Exile plans to exceed that number this year with their new pink Ruthie packaging and increased distribution. Exile also plans to sell pink Ruthie shirts at their brewpub with a portion of proceeds going to Komen Greater Iowa.

“Exile Builds, the philanthropic arm of Exile has been a great addition to our company’s structure. By working with organizations like Komen Greater Iowa we are able to build a highway between our culture and our community. Our goal at the end of the day is to bring people together, spread awareness, and enjoy craft beer.” said Erin Muir, Marketing Associate at Exile Brewing Company.

Komen Greater Iowa is dedicated to supporting the fight against breast cancer through education, early detection, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship care throughout their service area.  Their Affiliate is financially supported by funds raised through the Komen Greater Iowa Race for the Cure series, which hosts events in Des Moines, Sioux City, Ottumwa and Moline.

“We often speak with women who are without insurance or who can’t pay their insurance deductibles.  When faced with the decision to pay for food and other bills or have a yearly screening, they often choose not to have the mammogram.  Every dollar raised through this generous awareness campaign, helps us serve more Individuals in our community.” – Mission Director, Jessica Nelsen

Starting October 1st, you’ll find this unique Ruthie 6-pack at your favorite grocery or liquor stores across Iowa.

Abu Nawas drops this week: Moonlight Meadery, Evil Twin, and Stillwater!

A nice mix of brews and mead this week will be dropping from Abu Nawas. Here’s what’s coming this week:

MOONLIGHT MEADERY

  • Moonlight Little Apple 12oz CAN – Semi-Dry Hard Cider Aged in Rye Whiskey Barrels. Made with the finest New England Apples. 6.5% ABV.
  • Moonlight Them Apples CAN – Bourbon Barrel Aged New England Style Sparkling Sweet Hard Cider. Barrels Aged for a minimum of 6 months. 13.5% ABV.
  • Moonlight Thirteen 5 CAN – New England Style Honey Apple Wine. A pre-prohibition style of cider fermented with additional sugar to create 13.5% ABV – so strong we have to call it a wine.
  • Moonlight Razz What She Said CAN – Delicious Session mead made with raspberries. Deep Rich raspberry notes play off a smooth honey base, creating a luscious semi-sweet mead with bright carbonation and off-pink head. Perfect for the summer. 6.5% ABV.
  • Moonlight Kurt’s Apple Pie 375ml – Made with local apple cider with Madagascar vanilla and Vietnamese cinnamon. 14% ABV. Get your piece of the pie!. Two-time medal winner at the Mazer Cup International
  • Moonlight A Common Disaster 375ml – An Iowa collaboration with Scot Schaar of Crawford Brew Works in Bettendorf, this mead took 1st place at the 2016 Mead Free or Die competition. Wildflower honey, hand-roasted pineapples, and smokey chipotle peppers. Slightly sweet pineapple notes fade to a smokey chipotle finish. 14% ABV.
  • Moonlight Coffee in Bed 375ml – Honey wine fermented with natural Sumatra coffee. This is luscious dessert style mead that pairs wonderfully with German chocolate cake or tiramisu. 15.3% ABV
  • Moonlight Indulge 375ml – Made from Madagascar-Bourbon vanilla beans, Vietnamese Cinnamon, honey, water and yeast. Reminiscent of a cinnamon bun. Bronze medal winner at the 2016 Mazer Cup International
  • Moonlight Brazen 375ml – Mead with Meadowfoam honey, habanero peppers, and roasted cacao nibs. The sweet start sets the stage for the intensely strong heat that the habanero brings, with a rich creamy finish from the cacao nibs. 14% ABV.
  • Moonlight Desire 375ml – Award Winning Mead with blueberries, black cherries, and blackcurrants.  14% ABV.
  • Moonlight Destiny375ml – Aged in Utopian casks and released one barrel at a time, it takes over 2 years to perfect a single batch. This mead is complex with lots of fruits and honey notes while the oak adds some dryness for the perfect balance. Honey, Black Currant, Blueberry, and Dark Sweet Cherry
  • Moonlight Fling375ml – Semi-sweet and tart Strawberry Rhubarb Mead. 14% ABV.
  • Moonlight Iniquity 375ml – Honey, apple and cranberry. A sinful double play on the senses. Sweet and smooth apple that leads into temptation with a finish of light, tangy cranberry. 12%
  • Moonlight Kamasumtra 375ml – Mead with Madagascar-Bourbon Vanilla and Sumatra coffee. 14% ABV.
  • Moonlight Last Apple 375ml – Heavenly Mead Aged in Jim Beam Barrels. 16% ABV. Gold Medal winner at the 2015 Mazer Cup International
  • Moonlight Paramour 375ml – Black Currant, Black Cherry, Black Raspberry, Blueberry Mead. Rich and complex layers of juicy sweet berry flavor and soft tartness greet the palate. 13.9% ABV.
  • Moonlight Red Dress 375ml – Semi-sweet mead with red currants. 13.9% ABV.
  • Moonlight Sensual 375ml – Sweet Wildflower honey mead. 15.3% ABV.
  • Moonlight Sumptuous 375ml – Mead made from honey and mangos, sweet but not overly so. Deliciously smooth and wonderfully complex with a long-lasting finish. Enjoy with spiced Mexican, Thai or Indian dishes.
  • Moonlight Wicked 375ml – Mead with ginger and Madagascar-Bourbon vanilla. 14% ABV. Gold Medal winner at the 2014 Mazer Cup International, Bronze medal winner at the 2015 Mazer Cup International.
  • Moonlight Wild 375ml – Unprocessed wildflower honey and wild mountain-grown blueberries from Alton Bay NH combine to make this light, dry mead. Get the party started with Wild. Pairs well with fruits, cheese, and romantic activities. 14% ABV.

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EVIL TWIN

  • Evil Twin Public Servant Teacher Edition 16oz CAN – This beer is to honor the teachers that educate our children. We ask you, fellow beer drinkers, to thank local teachers by sharing this beer with them. DIPA Dry hopped with Mosaic and Falconer’s Flight. 7% ABV.
  • Evil Twin Public Servant Firefighter Edition 16oz CAN – This beer is to honor the extraordinary commitment and courage of Firefighters. We ask you, fellow beer drinkers, to thank local Firefighters by sharing this beer with them. DIPA Dry-hopped with Mosaic, Simcoe and Ekuanot 7% ABV.

STILLWATER

  • Stillwater / Hoof Hearted Fruit on the Bottom 16oz CAN – Fruit (And Hops) On The Bottom is a “rotationally hopped” sour IPA with lactose, vanilla extract, yogurt, strawberry and banana. 6% ABV.
  • Stillwater Strawberry Shakerato 16oz CAN – Sour ale with strawberries, vanilla, coffee, cane & milk sugar. 5% ABV.
  • Stillwater Double Mocha Affogato Nitro Stout 16oz CAN – Double mocha affogato stout with cocoa nibs, cocoa powder, coffee & lactose. 6.5% ABV.
  • Stillwater On Fleek 12oz CAN – Imperial stout brewed with dark sugars and molasses. 13.0% ABV.