This week from Abu Nawas: HUGE Evil Twin Drop!

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Abu Nawas continues to get Iowans some delicious brews and this coming week will be no different as they will be bringing a whole bunch of new and returning Evil Twin beers to Iowa; many of them new releases so will start with those:

Evil Twin – New Releases:

*Evil Twin Learn What is to be Taken Seriously 16oz CAN  – NE IPA
*Evil Twin Grand Cru 16oz CAN -21-month Maple Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout & Barley Wine Blend.
*Evil Twin Grand Cru Cuvee 16oz CAN -a double barrel-aged blend of 21-month Maple Bourbon and Marsala Wine Barrel-Aged  Imperial Stout & Barley Wine Blend.

Evil Twin – Draft Releases:

*Evil Twin A Man Who Does Not Love IPAs Loves Too Much –  8% Double Dry-Hopped Galaxy & Wai-iti DIPA,
*Evil Twin Key Lime Pie IPA – IPA brewed with Graham Crackers & Key Limes. 7% ABV
*Evil Twin Learn What is to be Taken Seriously
*Evil Twin Poetry is What Gets Lost in Translation brewed at Westbrook, hopped with Moteuka, Idaho 7, & Citra
*Evil Twin This Must Be Where IPAs Go To Die – Double Dry-Hopped Hazy IPA Hopped with Wai-iti, Amarillo, & Citra
*Westbrook / Evil Twin OFYMD  – Piña Colada Imp Stout 12.8% ABV
*Evil Twin I Love you my Stout – Jeppe Famed Stout 12% ABV

Returning Evil Twin Beers:

  • Evil Twin Even More Jesus 16oz CAN
  • Evil Twin Even More Pecan Jesus 16oz CAN
  • Evil Twin Hazelnut Imperial Biscotti Break 16oz CAN
  • Evil Twin Wet Dream 16oz CAN (Brown Ale with Kenyan Coffee!)
  • Evil Twin A is Apricot 12oz CAN
  • Evil Twin B is For Blueberry 16oz CAN
  • Evil Twin E is For Elderberry 16oz CAN
  • Evil Twin F is For Fruit Salad 16oz CAN
  • Evil Twin G is For Grapefruit 16oz CAN
  • Evil Twin Rhubarb Compote 16oz CAN
  • I Don’t Know How to Put This but This IPA Is Kind of a Big Deal 16oz CAN


Chocolate Covered Cherry Dessert Stout latest Sugar Bottom Release from Big Grove


Big Grove will be releasing their latest beer from their Sugar Bottom series as Chocolate Covered Cherry Dessert stout will be available on February 13th! Here’s more on this release and other goings on at Big Grove:

Looking for a spot to to bring the ones you love this week? Big Grove has you covered! (chocolate covered that is 😉)

Wednesday the 13th marks our next release in the Sugar Bottom Series, ‘Chocolate Covered Cherry’ dessert stout! Snag a bottle to share will your gal pals or your partner! 😍
We will have food specials too!

Risotto with Poached Lobster, Beef Tenderloin, and a dessert you won’t want to miss!

Specials will run all week starting on the 13th until they are gone!

This Week from Abu Nawas: Decadent and Fat Orange Cat!


More new and delicious beers being brought to our shelves from Abu Nawas will be coming this week from Decadent and Fat Orange Cat.  Here’s what to look for:


  • Decadent Ecto Cream Pop 16oz CAN (Tangerine, Orange Zest, Madagascar Vanilla IPA)
  • Decadent Pecan Pie IPA 16oz CAN(Pecan, Maple Syrup IPA)
  • Decadent Winter Spice French Toast 16oz CAN (Maple Syrup, Allspice, Vanilla IPA)
  • Decadent VT Maple IPA  (IPA with real VT Maple Syrup)

Fat Orange Cat:

  • Fat Orange Cat Do All Sixteen Dances 16oz CAN/KEG (Belgian Saison with Lemondrop Hops)
  • Fat Orange Cat She Drives A Plymouth 16oz CAN (Galaxy, Simcoe Citra NE IPA)
  • Fat Orange Cat Sweet Jane Blueberry 16oz CAN(Milkshake IPA with Blueberries)
  • Fat Orange Cat Severe Tire Damage 16oz CAN (Awesome NE IPA)
  • Fat Orange Cat Someone In My Head 16oz CAN (Double NEIPA with Citra, Mosaic, Simcoe, and Apollo)
  • Fat Orange Cat Write Drunk Edit Sober 16oz CAN(Citra, Mosaic, and El Dorado NE IPA)
  • Fat Orange Cat Blood Orange Billy (Mosaic NE IPA with Blood Oranges)
  • Fat Orange Cat Living In Our Own Private Idaho  (Azzaca/Idaho 7 NE IPA)

Lion Bridge “King Cake” 5th Anniversary Stout Coming March 5th!


In what will no doubt be a can’t miss release, Lion Bridge Brewery will be celebrating their 5th anniversary with “King Cake”, a caramel, chocolate imperial stout that will check in at 10.5% ABV. Here’s more:

5th Anniversary Beer is coming together…

King Cake is an Imperial Stout (10.5%) with caramel and chocolate. Gonna be a good fit for our 5th Anniversary Mardi Gras Celebration.

4-packs and draft available on 3/5/19

laissez les bon temps rouler!

This week from Abu Nawas: Clown Shoes and Grimm!

Abu Nawas will be sending some familiar faces from Clown Shoes but also some newbies as well along with a new berliner weisse from Grimm and a tasty sounding stout from them as well. Here we go!

First a few restocks from Clown Shoes, including:
  • Clementine 12oz Can 6-Pack
  • Clementine 1/6 bbl Keg
  • Clementine 1/6 bbl Keg.
  • Mango Kolsch 12oz Can 6-Pack
  • Mango Kolsch 1/6 bbl Keg
  • Mango Kolsch 1/6 bbl KegPlus some new guys from Clown Shoes!
  • BakedGoods 16oz CAN – Hoppy Pale Ale ***NEW FORMAT ALERT***
  • Baked Goods 1/6 bbl Keg.- Hoppy Pale Ale
  • Clown Shoes Mocha Sombrero 1/6 bbl Keg. – A Delicious Variant of the Mexican-Style Chocolate Stout, brewed with ancho chiles, cinnamon, extra chocolate malts, roasted dark, vanilla and cold-brewed coffee sourced from Lee, Mass.-based Barrington Roasting Co.7% ABV.
  • Drongo 16oz CAN –  The beer is a blend of kettle sour and Australian hopped IPA (Galaxy and Ella). 6.5% ABV. Named after a horse in Australia with plenty of pluck but no luck” who raced in the 1920s but never won a race.
  • Ride The Lion 2019 22oz Bottles. – Bourbon Barrel Aged Wee Heavy. 10.5% ABV.
  • Bubble Farm 2/12 Packs – Our Favorite IPA from our Mass Friends now in a 12 Packs Format. What is it not to like? 6.5% ABV.


  • Grimm Mango Guava Pop! 12/22 oz. Creamsicle-inspired Dessert Berliner with Mango, Guavas, Milk Sugar and Vanilla. 4.8% ABV
  • Grimm Icing on the Cake 12/22 oz. IMPERIAL MILK STOUT WITH CACAO & VANILLA. luscious dessert stout that tastes like a liquid slice of flourless chocolate cake. 10% ABV.


Audio Review for Havin’ One Podcast: Lion Bridge 2019 Gazprom! and Double Maple Gazprom!

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I had the pleasure of being asked to do a review of any beer I wanted for the Havin’ One podcast. Check these guys out on itunes here:

I decided to review Lion Bridge 2019 Gazprom! and Double Maple Gazprom! release since it was just released the same day of the review. Thanks to Zach for making not sound like a complete douche! Give it a listen using the link below!


Abu Nawas Drops this week; Last ever call for Yellow Belly!


If you haven’t heard or read yet, Omnipollo will be discontinuing their popular Yellow Belly beer over a trademark dispute which you can read more about here. With that being said, this spring will be the last time you will ever be able to get your hands as this will be the final release of this popular beer. Expect a late spring drop of bottles with the same pricing as last year.

Along with that here are more releases coming from Abu Nawas:

Evil Twin restocks
  • Evil Twin  Even More Pecan Jesus 16oz
  • Evil Twin  Imperial Biscotti Chili Hazelnut Break 16oz CAN and 1/6 barrel keg
  • Evil Twin  Imperial Doughnut Break 16oz CAN
  • I Don’t Know How to Put This but This IPA Is Kind of a Big Deal  16oz CAN and 1/6 barrel kegs.
  • Evil Twin  OFYMD 16oz CAN  (Westbrook collab Lactose/Muscavado/Pineapple Imperial Stout)
  • Evil Twin / Omnipollo Rainbownade 12oz CAN  (IPA with grapefruit, passionfruit, mango, raspberry and blueberry)
  • Evil Twin / Omnipollo  Coffenade 12oz CAN (Coffee IPA with a twist)
  • Evil Twin / Omnipollo  Shploing 12oz CAN   (Mango smores IPA)
  • A is for Apricot 12oz CAN  (Fruit Berliner series!)
  • B is for Blueberry 16oz CAN (same)
  • G is for Grapefruit 16oz CAN    (Yup)
  • F is for Fruit Salad16oz CAN (FRUIT SALAD!!!!)
A couple new ones from Evil Twin this week, 
  • Evil Twin Consumed 15 Today, Diane 16oz CAN and 1/6 barrel kegs-  7% Double Dry-Hopped All Galaxy IPA
  • Evil Twin Banana Immune to Good Advice 16oz CAN and 1/6 barrel kegs – 10.7% Banana Imperial Maple Stout 

Omnipollo reloads
Omnipollo Oaxaca 16oz CAN (Mango margarita slush IPA, 16oz cans)
Omnipollo Nebuchadnezzar 16oz CAN (Double IPA, 16oz cans)
Omnipollo Fatamorgana 12oz CAN (Double IPA, scaled up hombrew recipe with an according disdain for economics)
Omnipollo Lustro 12oz CAN (IIPA that straddles that east coast/west coast debate)
Omnipollo MAZ 12oz CAN (Super hopped pale ale w/oats, 16oz cans)
Omnipollo draft:
Omnipollo MAZ 1/6 ( Super hopped pale ale w/oats)
Omnipollo Oaxaca 1/6 (Mango margarita slush IPA)
Omnipollo Shoutao 1/2 (peach/lactose IPA)

Omnipollo NEW:  
  • Omnipollo Lila 16oz CAN and 1/6 barrel kegs – 8% Whipped Lemon Cream Almond Frosted Cinnamon Roll Imperial IPA
  • Omnipollo PB&J Bianca 16oz CAN and 1/6 barrel kegs   –   6% Fruited Lactose Gose brewed with Peanut Butter

BrrrFest Kick-Off Friday @Marquee Pizza

Marquee Pizza will be hosting at BrrrFest kickoff party Friday night before the BrrrFest event. A great lineup of beers will be available including Barntown Cicada Killer and Backpocket 6th Anniversary Stout. On Saturday, from 9am-2pm they will be offering their delicious breakfast pizza as well as tapping Madhouse Freedom Toast and other greatness. Check the flyer below and have a great time during BrrrFest weekend!


Rush River ARISE BA Russian Imperial Stout coming to shelves via Abu Nawas + more!


A full reload on stuff from Rush River this week.  Nicely priced 6 pack beer from our friends in Wisconsin.  Full reload on the regular core beers, Unforgiven Amber, Scenic Pale, Bubblejack IPA and Double Bubble Double IPA, plus seasonals Nevermore (Chocolate Oatmeal Stout) and Winter Warmer (Scotch Ale – strong dark and malty.)  Full list here:

Rush River Nevermore 4/6-Pack – Chocolate Oatmeal Stout.

Rush River Nevermore 1/6bbl – Chocolate Oatmeal Stout.

Rush River Nevermore 1/2bbl – Chocolate Oatmeal Stout.
Rush River Mixer 2/12 Packs – Porter, Golden Blend, IPA, Amber
Rush River Bubblejack IPA 4/6-Pack – American IPA
Rush River Bubblejack IPA  1/6bbl   – American IPA
Rush River Bubblejack IPA  1/2bbl   – American IPA
Rush River Double Bubble X2IPA 4/6-Pack – Imperial IPA
Rush River Double Bubble X2IPA  1/6bbl  – Imperial IPA
Rush River Double Bubble X2IPA  1/2bbl  – Imperial IPA
Rush River Scenic Pale Ale  4/6-Pack – American Pale Ale
Rush River Scenic Pale Ale 1/6bbl  – American Pale Ale
Rush River Unforgiven Amber 4/6-Pack – Amber Ale
Rush River Unforgiven Amber 1/6bbl  – Amber Ale
Rush River Unforgiven Amber 1/2bbl – Amber Ale
Rush River Winter Warmer 4/6-Pack – Scotch Ale
Rush River Winter Warmer  1/6bbl   – Scotch Ale
Rush River Winter Warmer  1/2bbl   – Scotch Ale
Plus a couple special treats — 
Templeton Rye BA Über Alt 1/6 bbl
What do you get when you age an extra-strength Altbier in rye whiskey barrels for 6 months? You get the Rush River Barrel-Aged Über Alt of course. It begins with a high gravity, German-style Old Ale that is malt forward with a touch of sweet fruitiness from our house ale yeast. We feel this base beer is the perfect companion for an empty rye whiskey barrel. From there it takes on a hint of the spicy, peppery bite of rye, balancing the rich, malty sweetness. Mahogany in color with notes of maple and vanilla, this seasonal sipper is built for the holidays.
ARISE – Russian Imperial Stout BA in Heaven Hills barrels for 18 months 1/6 bbl: 
Birth, death and rebirth – that is the cyclical nature of things. Like the Phoenix rising from the ashes, this barrel-aged Russian Imperial Stout is born from an 18-month rest in the blackened, charred interior of a bourbon barrel. The body of this mythical beast has roasted barley, black and chocolate malts at its core. The extensive barrel aging process then lends a warming bourbon nose and mouth feel and gives this bold beer a silky smooth finish. Enjoy this while you can because when it is gone it will not return until it rises again.