Iowa Brewing Company releasing barrel-aged In-Tents Smores Stout 5/11/19!

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Some exciting news out of Cedar Rapids as Iowa Brewing Company has announced their release on “In-Tents”, a barrel-aged Smores stout. The release will come on May 11th, right before the Benz Beverage Depot beer festival. To get more info read below or check out Iowa Brewing’s event release on Facebook by clicking here:

𝗜𝗻-𝘁𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀 was brewed last year to celebrate our second anniversary. A huge imperial s’mores stout with tons of pale and biscuit malt, chocolate malt, roasted barley, and graham flour for a rich full flavor with notes of cookies and a touch of char. Afterwards we rested on pure liquid cacao and a blend of Madagascar and Tahitian vanilla beans. Half of the batch was put into Four Roses barrels and a vanilla bourbon barrel to rest for (almost) a year, and finished with cocoa nibs, graham crackers and marshmallows.

Two variants will be available in 375ml bottles:

𝗕𝗔 𝗜𝗻-𝘁𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀 – Aged in Four Roses bourbon barrels plus a vanilla bourbon barrel and finished with cocoa nibs, graham crackers and marshmallows.

𝗕𝗔 𝗜𝗻-𝘁𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗟𝗲𝗴𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗲 𝗖𝗼𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗲 – Aged in Four Roses bourbon barrels plus a vanilla bourbon barrel and finished with cocoa nibs, graham crackers, marshmallows, and Trung Nguyen Legendee coffee.

Stop by before Benz Beerfest starts and be the first to grab a bottle, these won’t last long. Bottle shares will be allowed in line, please line up at our patio door and keep any open containers inside the patio.

Contrary Brewing celebrating 4 year anniversary starting April 12th!

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Contrary Brewing Company in Muscatine will be celebrating their 4 year anniversary this coming weekend (4/12)! There will be food, music, and the highlight of the weekend will be the release of “Mexican Pariah” a barrel-aged imperial stout. Here’s more from Contrary:

4th Anniversary Weekend Highlights!
Along with special beer tappings all weekend, enjoy the following:

Friday, April 12th 6pm – Sun Green (FREE Concert)

Saturday, April 13th Noon – Barrel-aged Mexican Pariah Imperial Stout bottle release! 22oz bomber($20), extremely limited quantities.

Saturday, April 13th 3pm – tapping of Mexican Pariah Imperial Stout coffee variant.

Sunday, April 14th Noon – Brand New BBQ (award winning BBQ) and help us kick the kegs! We will serve all the special tappings until gone or 6pm.

Freethought Brewing hitting Iowa and other Abu Nawas news!

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Another new brewery will be making their way into the Iowa market as Freethought brewing will be brought to us by Abu Nawas. More from Abu on this brewery:

This month we proudly introduce a brand new gypsy-brewing outfit that we’ve been working behind the scenes with for some time now, and which is finally ready to see the light of day…FREETHOUGHT. This is the brainchild of Ben Clayton and Ryan Jorgenson. For Ben & Ryan, FREETHOUGHT is a vehicle to design charming, sophisticated beers that spark imagination. Central to this aim, is an extreme focus on ingredients. With a strong culinary background at Blue Hill at Stone Barns, the pair have spent years studying the provenance and seasonality of ingredients, in addition to the heightened expression of flavor that comes from marrying just the right elements at just the right time of year. The beers of FREETHOUGHT take ingredient combination and selection to an entirely different level than anyone we’ve seen before, and we are certain that these guys are about to get seriously noticed. You heard it here first. To start, two spectacular debuts

  • Principia – 6% Sour Ale brewed with Fennel Pollen, Meyer Lemon, Honey, & Milk Sugar (very limited 16oz cans)
  • Sapere Aud – 8.5% Double IPA hopped with Citra, Whole Cone Citra, & Citra Lulupin Powder (very limited 16oz cans)
  • Sapere Aud 1/6 bbl – 8.5% Double IPA hopped with Citra, Whole Cone Citra, & Citra Lulupin Powder (very limited Draft) 

Along with the Freethought announcement, there will be more Abomination and Fat Orange Cat brews hitting the shelves:

  • Fat Orange Cat Sweet  Jane Blues 16oz CAN – 7.9% Milkshake IPA brewed with Vanilla, Lactose & Fresh Blueberries.

  • Fat Orange Cat Launch 16oz CAN – 8% NE-Style DIPA

  • Fat Orange Cat Little Blue Penguin 16 oz  CAN – 6.6% Nelson & Motueka NE-Style IPA

  • Fat Orange Cat Remove The Beer From The Bottom of the Ocean 16oz CAN – 7.5% Eureka & Mosaic NE-Style IPA

Bricks Bar and Grill presents “Smoked + Firestone(d)” on 4/20!

Bricks Bar and Grill in Cedar Rapids will be bringing us “Smoked + Firestone(d)” on April 20th! This event features a bunch of fantastic Firestone Walker beers on tap. Here’s the early release courtesy of Bricks:

We are back with our yearly 4.20 event and it is better than ever!
Come check out the buffet ($14.95) with our traditional smoked items and a few new things to peak your interests! (menu coming soon)

Firestone Lineup:

2018 Stickee Monkee
2018 Velvit Merkin
2018 Old Man Hattan
2016 Anniversary XX
2018 Anniversary XXII
2018 Bretta Tangerine
Pivo Pilsner
Easy Jack Session IPA
Mind Haze NEIPA
Union Jack West Coast IPA
Luponic Distortion #12 IPA
Lager

*bottles of 2018 Parabola will be available for purchase

SingleSpeed Releasing Coconut Migration Saturday April 27th!

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One of my favorite beers as the weather gets warmer will soon be returning to cans. Singlespeed Brewing is releasing their collab beer with Pulpit Rock on April 27th. That’s right, Coconut Migration will be making its return to cans just in time (hopefully) for the warmer weather! Here are the deets:

Join us as we celebrate the return of our Pulpit Rock Brewing Company collaboration! 🥥

If you like Piña Coladas, and/or getting caught in the rain, you’re gonna be feeling this beer. If you’re not into either of those things, well that sucks for you. We still recommend ordering one.

BEER STATS
IBU: 75
OG: 1.070
ABV: 7.4%

Abu Nawas drop this week: Big Prairie drop! (Apple Brandy Noir anyone?), and Evil Twin

Abu Nawas bringing us a big release of Prairie beers in the coming week, including the highly sought after Apple Brandy Barrel Noir! Here’s more from Abu:

EVIL TWIN

  • Evil Twin H is for Hops 16oz CAN – Dry-hopped Gose. 4.5% ABV.

  • Evil Twin Bible Belt 16oz CAN – Evil Twin version of the Legendary Collab. 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.

Prairie

NEW DROPS

  • Prairie Bible Belt Bottles  12/12oz Bottles – Prairie Version of 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.
  • Prairie Oh! Fudge 12/12oz Bottles – Imperial stout brewed with brownies. 11.5% ABV.
  • Prairie Apple Brandy Barrel Noir 12/12oz Bottles. We received 4 cases of this and it will go to the top 4 supporters of Prairie this week!

    RESTOCK

  • Prairie Blueberry Boyfriend 24/12oz CAN – Sour Ale with Blueberries and Lemon Zest. 5.4% ABV
  • Prairie ERA  24/12oz CAN – Hoppy Delicious Farmhouse Ale. 4% ABV.
  • Prairie No Chill  24/12oz  CAN –  Milk Stout with Spaceship Earth Coffee in a CAN. 5.1% ABV.
  • Prairie Flare  24/12oz CAN – Gose brewed with orange and coriander. Perfect while yearning for Spring. 5.4% ABV.
  • Prairie Imaginary Friends  24/12oz CAN – American IPA bursting with Tropical and citrus notes. 7% ABV.
  • Prairie Vape Tricks  24/12oz CAN – Sour ale aged on cherries. 5.9% ABV.
  • Prairie Hulk Hands  24/12oz CAN – Gose dry hopped with Falconer’s Flight and Cascade Hops. 5.4% ABV.
  • Prairie Phantasmagoria  24/12oz CAN – Double IPA that’s big on the late boil and dry hopping. 8.0% ABV.
  • Prairie Picnic  24/12oz CAN – A Delicious Sessionable Pale Ale. 5.5% ABV.
  • Prairie Standard  24/12oz Bottles – Light, crisp farmhouse ale dry hopped with Motueka hops, a lovely New Zealand hop with a spicy lime like flavor and aroma. 5.6% ABV.
  • Prairie Bomb  12/12oz  Bottles – The Beer that started it all for Prairie. Imperial Stout aged on coffee, cacao nibs, vanilla beans and chili peppers. 13.0% ABV.
  • Prairie Deja Vous 12/750ml Bottles – Bottle conditioned farmhouse ale with Hibiscus and Brettanomyces Bruxellensis.

 

Firetrucker Tropical Burn coming to cans April 4th!

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Firetrucker will be releasing their popular mango double IPA in cans on Thursday April 4th, starting at 4:00 p.m. at the brewery in Ankeny. Here’s more info on this release courtesy of Firetrucker’s Facebook page:

☀️We think you’ve waited long enough…

😎Kick off patio season with a Tropical Burn in your hand! This DIPA with a one-two punch of mango is the perfect beer to take anywhere you go!

🔥Release is set for April 4th! Grab all the 4-packs you can carry starting next Thursday before they are available anywhere else. This 16oz can is full of 8.5% ABV goodness, so drink responsibly!

Abu Nawas Drops this Week: Welcoming Dugges to the State! and Decadent

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A big Abu Nawas drop is coming again this week to Iowa shelves! This week they will supplying us Decadent, Off Color, and new to the statesDugges! Here’s the lineup this week:

Dugges:

Our other favourite Brewery from the land of Vikings! For the first time ever, our Swedish friends flew over to NY to brew their goods for stateside release! A couple of extremely small-batch, SUPERB brews to spread the Dugges magic with are the proud result…

 

  • Dugges Coffee Stout 16 oz CAN – VERY LIMITED – Imperial Stout brewed with Vanilla & Cocoa. 12%  ABV.
  • Dugges Fudge Stout 16 oz CAN –  VERY LIMITED – Imperial Stout brewed with Vanilla & Espresso. 12%  ABV.

DECADENT

  • Decadent Winter Spice French Toast IPA 16oz CAN – Spiced Double Dry–Hopped DIPA brewed with Allspice, Maple Syrup, & Madagascar Vanilla Bean. 8.6% ABV.
  • Decadent  Vermont Maple IPA 16oz CAN – Maple Syrup Double Dry-Hopped DIPA. 9% ABV.
  • Decadent Pecan Pie IPA 16oz CAN –  Double Dry–Hopped DIPA brewed with Pecans & Maple Syrup. 8.6% ABV.
  • Decadent Double Toasted Marshmallow 16oz CAN –  Double Dry-Hopped DIPA brewed with Vanilla Bean, Turbinado, & Coconut Sugar 9.1% ABV.
  • Decadent Blueberry Frosted Pastry 16oz CAN – Mosaic Dry-Hopped DIPA brewed with Blueberries & Madagascar Vanilla Beans. ABV.
  • Decadent Strawberry Frosted Pastry 16oz CAN – Mosaic Dry-Hopped DIPA brewed with Strawberries & Madagascar Vanilla Beans. 8.6% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales Strawberry French Toast 16oz CAN – Double IPA brewed with Strawberry, Maple Syrup & Cinnamon.  9.1%  ABV.
  • Decadent Ales Multiflora 16oz CAN – All Mosaic Double Dry-Hopped DIPA 9.7% ABV.

 

Big Grove Releasing “Morgan Horse” barrel-aged maple imperial stout on 4/20! + 3 others!

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Big news from Big Grove this week as they prep to release “Morgan Horse” barrel-aged maple imperial stout on April 20th along with 3 variants of that brew. With that, they will be releasing “Color TV”, their double dry hopped New England style IPA as well. Both Big Grove locations will be participating in the release. Hope to see you there, check below for more info!

If you’re a fan of our Richard the Whale parties—or fond of fun parties in general—here we go again! Saturday, April 20 is the release of our new Barrel-Aged Maple Imperial Stout, Morgan Horse + 3 AWESOME variants.

Joining Morgan Horse at the party is the second coming of Color TV, our Double Dry Hopped New England Style IPA brewed with galaxy hops. Arrive early for brunch and stick around for what will be an all-day party. 9:00AM Doors Open. Free coffee for anyone in line.

No tickets required. This event will be hosted at both the Iowa City Taproom and Solon Brewpub. More info to be released in the coming weeks. Thanks for the support!