Big Grove releasing 4 more brews this weekend! Another Gusher cometh!


Big Grove keeps at it, bringing us new and tasty beers every week to go along with their already solid portfolio. This weekend will be no different, and preordering can start as early as tomorrow to get your hands on these 3 plus more!

*All Together: Hazy IPA -part of worldwide brew collaboration with $5 from every 4pk sold being donated to @IowaRestaurant Associates Employee Relief Fund

*Strawberry Rhubarb Gose: – the perfect combination of sweet, tart, and salty is the latest release in their Solon Summer Series!

*Queserita: you like margaritas? Us too. ⁣

*Tang-o-Rang Gusher: –  all that tangerine goodness that would even make Rufio proud!

Big Grove Drive Thru returns! Jabroni Pils, Katie’s Day Off, Blood Orange Arms Race, Into the Woods, Dirty Little Secret, + Snowbird for this weekend!

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5 more brews coming from the busy brewers and staff and Big Grove this weekend for their wonderful Drive Thru! You can start your preorder right now by clicking here!  Let’s get to the brews:

**Jabroni Pils – available in 4 pack cans. This is collab brew with Lua Brewing and if you’re interested, Big Grove will be going live on Instagram tonight with Lua owner Scott Selix. You can join that by clicking here:

5.2% ABV – Our collab with Lua Brewing is an Iowan’s take on an Italian classic: This beer is clean and refreshing with a crispy finish thanks to the Saphir we tossed in the dry hop. Saluti!

**Katie’s Day Off –

In honor of my day off, I asked the team to make the ultimate throwback hipster IPA for my fellow skinny jean wearing, laptop- wielding, head banging, West Coast drinking punkers out there.

This old school double IPA has the most perfect piney, dank hop build thanks to Columbus Cryo, Centennial, Chinook, and Simcoe hops.

Hazies begone! This one is bitter like your attitude and delicious like your (actual) taste in fonts and palettes.

**Blood Orange Arms Race – single can sale

Arms Race blurs the line between a pale ale and an IPA. Rich malt character offsets a massive hop punch. Citra hops steal the show with their gigantic tropical bouquet. Strong. Strong like bull. This version has blood orange added!

**Into the Woods 

Something weird happened on the way to Colorado from Iowa. Some full-bodied midwestern lactose stumbled through a berry bramble and this perfect kettle sour was born. Raspberries and blackberries give a start, fruity zing and lactose adds ideal body to this delectable treat. From the fields of Iowa City to Denver’s Rocky Mountains, we know one thing: thirsty happens. When it does, support your local brewery, grab a can, and head into the woods.


A little reminder of summer never hurts. This experimental sour gives you just that with a peach, apricot, and coconut concoction.

**Dirty Little Secret

Dark strong ale aged with raspberries. Notes of roasted coffee and chocolate.

Oskar Blues shipping inaugural “BA20 Vol. 1: All Monde” nationwide today!

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Oskar Blues brewing company will start shipping their new barrel aged series nationwide starting today. Their BA20 series will kickoff with All Monde. This beer will be available in 12 oz 4 pack cans. I’m assuming this will be relatively limited to certain stops, and I’m not sure exactly who will get it, hopefully I’m wrong though the footprint is a bit wider. Chees!

Here’s more on this brew:

To make All Monde, BA20 Volume 1, the shiny new Spinbot is packed with toasted almonds and Madagascar vanilla beans. A big time imperial stout racked in bourbon barrels for nine oaky months is swirled through until the nutty and sweet flavors are maximized to their full potential. The result is a barrel aged imperial stout with the toasty almond and vanilla flavor dials turned to eleven.

Clock House bringing “Pineapple Witch Slap” back on 4/15!

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One of my favorite beers is coming back! Clock House Brewing will be bringing Pineapple Witch Slap to cans next Wednesday (4/15)! This beer will be available from 3-6 next Wednesday…word of may want to get there quick, depending on limits, I may gorge myself! Voted by me as one of the “Best Beers in Iowa 2019”, I can’t wait to get another taste. Check out my best of 2019 here, and here’s more on this wonderful brew:

The Witches are at it again and have decided to take our Flag Ship “Witch Slap NEIPA” to warmer places. They’ve added loads of Pineapple during primary and secondary fermentation to create a unique tropical twist. Don’t forget your sunglasses and fly into our taproom to enjoy our Hazy, Murky, Juicy Witch, infused with real pineapple! Get some while it lasts!


Big Grove Drive Thru offering 4 new beers for this weekend! (4/11-4/12)

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Big Grove in both Solon and Iowa City will continue their popular drive thru for folks who need a burger and fries and some might fine ales to wash them down with! 4 new beers will be available along with many others. You will have until 8 p.m. on Friday to place your order and pick up times will be Saturday and Sunday from 11-2! Click HERE to place your order! What are the new brews? Here we go:

Norwegian Demon (16oz 4-pack): hazy IPA with Simcoe, African Queen, Mosaic, and Ekuanot 🇳🇴 ⁣
Apricot Pistachio Torte (500 mL bottle): our Sugar Bottom Series continues with this delicate, sour, dessert beer 🍰 ⁣
Tropical Wheat (32oz crowler): wheat beer with pineapple and mango 🍍 ⁣
Passion Fruit Gusher (32oz crowler): a Que Será with an irresponsible amount of passion fruit (3x our usual amount for fruited sours) 👀⁣

**Also available: Boomtown | West Main Wheat | Que Será | Arms Race | Big Grove IPA | Burch the Bear | 1939 Amber Ale | Easy Eddy | Strawberry Cherry Swirl | Iowa City Lager | Coffee Shop Series: Coffee Oatmeal Stout | Color TV | Turtle Hunter | Red Wedding Wheat | Brew Berry | Passionfruit Vanilla

Huge Evil Twin drop coming from Abu Nawas!


Abu Nawas will be getting us a whole bunch of Evil Twin beers in the coming week! Anyone else missing sitting at your local watering hole and enjoying a fine beverage? Hopefully we can do that again soon! Here’s the drop:


  • Evil Twin Brewing ETA Six Hours? No Problem. I’m Sure Your Hamptons Party Is Totally Worth the Drive 6/4/16oz CAN – New England IPA Double Dry Hopped with Cashmere, Citra, and Mosaic. 7% ABV.
  • Evil Twin Brewing Granny Smith’s Delicious Gala Macintosh Apple Streusel 6/4/16oz CAN – Sour IPA with Milk Sugar, Apple, Brown Sugar, and Cinnamon. 7% ABV.
  • Evil Twin Brewing NYC More Coffee Porter? Sey No More 6/4/16oz CAN – Imperial Porter brewed with Coffee, Vanilla, Milk Sugar and 150 pounds of almonds. Nutty coffee, vanilla, biscotti, roasted malt, bakers chocolate.11.5% ABV.
  • Evil Twin Brewing NYC I ALWAYS LOOK FORWARD TO MY I-95 6/4/16oz CAN – Hops: Citra, Galaxy, Nelson Double Dry Hopped Triple IPA. 11.3% ABV.
  • Evil Twin That’s the Kind of IPA That Makes You Wish You Spoke A Little French 6/4/16oz CAN – Double Dry-Hopped Triple IPA Hopped with Galaxy & Motueka. 11% ABV. 💗
  • Evil Twin Brewing I GREW UP IN NIVA 6/4/16oz CAN – IPA Brewed with Motueka, Galaxy, Falconer’s, and Citra. 7% ABV.  💗
  • Evil Twin How Cool Is This? In The Catskills We Can Get That True Upstate Experience 6/4/16oz CAN – DDH DIPA brewed with Citra, Simcoe, Ekuanot. Notes of peach, melon, lime zest and pine sap. Medium-bodied. Creamy mouthfeel. Subtle bitterness. Soft carbonation. 8% ABV.  💗
  • Evil Twin Brewing All Galaxy Diane 6/4/16oz CAN – Small batch edition of Consumed 15 today Diane, all Galaxy IPA from Twelve Percent Project. 7% ABV. 💗
  • Evil Twin Everyday, Once A Day IPA 6/4/16oz CAN – Double dry-hopped Imperial IPA brewed with lactose and vanilla beans. 9% ABV. 💗
  • Evil Twin Brewing Molotov Cocktail 6/4/12oz CAN – Jeppe’s Legendary Triple IPA. 12% ABV.
  • Evil Twin Cocktail Series: Bellini 6/4/16oz CAN – Bellini style Sour DIPA brewed with Peaches. 7% ABV.  🍸💗
  • Evil Twin Cocktail Series: Mojito 6/4/16oz CAN – Mojito-style Sour DIPA brewed with Lime & Mint. 7% ABV.  🍸💗
  • Evil Twin Cocktail Series: Negroni 6/4/16oz CAN – Negroni-style Sour IPA brewed with Juniper, Blood Orange, & Rhubarb. 7% ABV.🍸💗
  • Evil Twin Cocktail Series: Passionfruit Margarita 6/4/16oz CAN – Margarita-style Sour IPA brewed with Passionfruit, Lime, & Orange Peel. 7% ABV. 🍸💗
  • Evil Twin Cocktail Series: Tangerine Tonic 6/4/16oz CAN – Gin & Tonic-Inspired Sour DIPA brewed with Tangerine. 8% ABV. 🍸💗
  • Evil Twin Aun Mas Cafe Jesus 24/12oz CAN – Barcelona brewed Imperial Stout brewed with Coffee Collective Espresso. 12% ABV.
  • Evil Twin Aun Mas Chili Jesus 12oz CAN – Barcelona Brewed version of Even More Jesus. 12% ABV.
  • Evil Twin Aun Mas TODO Jesus 24/12oz CAN – Imperial Stout. An amalgamation of every Aun Mas Variation. Brewed with Chili Peppers, Cinnamon, Cocoa Nibs, & Coffee. 12% ABV.
  • Evil Twin Aun Mas Jesus 24x33cl – Barcelona Brewed version of Even More Jesus. 12% ABV.  GOLD LABEL!
  • Evil Twin Brewing Even More Jesus 6/4/16oz CAN – Jeppe Legendary Imperial Stout. 12% ABV
  • Evil Twin Brewing Even More COCO Jesus 6/4/16oz CAN – Imperial Stout brewed with Maple Syrup and Coconut. 12% ABV.
  • Evil Twin Even More Pecan Pie Jesus 24/16oz 4 Pack CAN – Everyone’s favorite imperial stout with Pecan. 12% ABV
  • Evil Twin Brewing Even More Little Tiny Baby Jesus 6/4/16oz CAN – Oatmeal Stout brewed with Molasses. 7% ABV.
  • Evil Twin / Westbrook OFYMD 24/16oz CAN. Pina Colada Imperial Stout Brewed with Lactose, Mauritian Muscovado Sugar, Pineapple and Toasted Coconut. 12.8% ABV.
  • Evil Twin Imperial Wedding Cake Break 24/16oz Can – Yes, this is a beer brewed with an actual wedding cake. What started as a gift to a friend on his big day quickly made it online with crazy ratings and thus, the latest (one-time) iteration of Imperial Biscotti was born. 11.5% ABV.
  • Evil Twin / Prairie Bible Belt 24/16oz CAN – A Collab of Epic Proportions. Bible Belt takes elements we love from Prairie Bomb! and combines them with Evil Twin Brewing’s world-famous stout, Even More Jesus. 13% ABV.

Cigar City brews coming to Iowa!

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Cigar City Brewing out of Tampa, Florida will soon have their beers gracing our shelves and tap lines around the state. In fact, the Cellar Peanut Pub in Pella has already tapped a Maduro Brown from Cigar City.

Here’s a link to all of Cigar City’s brews:

I’m sure we will be starting with their core lineup and hopefully some harder to get brews will trickle in. Cheers everyone!

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