Clock House is kicking out a big boy this coming Thursday as they prepare for a bomber release of a barrel aged stout! Here’s more:
FORBIDDEN The cellar doors have opened. This Monster Imperial Stout was aged for over a year in Cedar Ridge Rye-Bourbon Blended Barrels then Rested on a touch of Cacao Nibs and Vanilla Beans. Bombers of Forbidden will be available at noon on Thursday, December 23rd until supplies last. These will be sold exclusively inside our taproom. Pre-sales will not be offered. Available on draft. $22 per bottle.
BINARY CODE Bourbon- Maple Barrel aged for over one year. This Imperial Stout is as smooth as it gets. Notes of molasses and maple rounded off with sweetness on the back end. Bottles of Binary Code will be available at noon on Thursday, December 23rd until supplies last. These will be sold exclusively inside our taproom. Pre-sales will not be offered. Available on draft. $20 per 500 ML bottle
DDH Wavy IPA Our Hand Selected Mosaic and a particularly danky lot of Sultana (The hop known formerly known as Denali, formerly known as Experimental #06277, formerly known as Nugzilla… Why didn’t they stick with Nugzilla?) on a smoove oat heavy base. Lush lupulin tubes for these less than tropical conditions.
Thatz Bier Kolsch We’ve had Kölsch on the brain with our fam at Bricksworth Beer Co., so we brewed up this preposterously approachable beer inspired by the imminently crushable pseudo-“lagers” that have been brewed in Köln, Germany for generations. This version is step mashed with our beloved Weyermann Pils, a kiss of Wheat & German Ale Yeast before cold conditioning for 7 weeks to crispy perfection. That’s Beer, Alright.
The Lost World TIPA – Collab w/ Toppling Goliath Our homies from Toppling Goliath came back up to get prehistoric in our brewhouse. To Pay homage to their dino classics & the not infrequent jokes about the amount of plants in our taproom, we used earth-rattling quantities of our hand-selected mosaic & mosaic cryo, TG’s hand-selected mosaic & nelson sauvin & that new hotness, riwaka from their super secret stash. Lots of oil. Tread lightly.
Mixing With Barrel Theory Zombie cocktail inspired tiki sour ale! Brewed with passionfruit, pineapple, orange, Calamansi lime, pomegranate and our special falernum tincture. This is our collaboration with our pals from Barrel Theory Brewing Company in Saint Paul Minnesota.
Elevated Perspective – Version 7 This winter version of a hazy DDH Double IPA is brewed with winter wheat, a dash of oats and a blend of base malts. It boasts huge hop aromas and flavors of zippy citrus, dank kush, rich mango, and Bartlett pears. At 8% ABV it’s the perfect addition to any sledding adventure as it will keep you warm and toasty!
Watermelon Pineapple Lime Smoothie Seltzer To commentate the winter solstice and shortest day of the year knocking on our doors, we crafted a little bit of summer sunshine with the 5% ABV Watermelon Pineapple Lime Smoothie Seltzer. This gluten-free hard seltzer was brewed with over pounds of watermelon and pineapple puree, and a zippy dash of lime, to give you that real full flavored watermelon juice like sip.
The next XXplosion beer from Clock House Brewing in Cedar Rapids will be released this coming Friday, December 17th starting @ 3:00 p.m.! Here’s more from the brewery on this beer:
Join us this Friday as we bring back the very first variant of our XXplosion series! We took loads of raw Blackberries and added them to our base kettle sour. Fruity, sweet, and delicious!Available in 16oz 4-packs and on draft!
Mr. Falcon DDH Hazy IPA – Collab W/ Barrel Theory Yippie-kai-yay, we wanted to make a beer with Barrel Theory because they’re friends and they are well-known for making hazy IPAs, and those are two super cool things that we appreciate. Mister Falcon is a DDH Hazy IPA with Strata, Citra, and Simcoe Cryo hops.
You Can Have the Crown A huge, imposing Imperial Stout, but just the beer part. No extra candy or pastry here, just a mountain of malts. We mashed twice as much, and boiled three times as long, and the resultant beer is luxuriantly chewy, chocolatey, mildly roasty, and delightful all on its own.
Mirror Universe DDH Hazy IPA Double dry-hopped hazy IPA brewed with wheat, oats, and lots of Citra, Mosaic, and El Dorado hops
Coastal Sunset Version 5 We’ve never met a dog or a cake that we we didn’t like! Introducing our upcoming Coastal Sunset v5 which is brew inspired by a fruity almond crumble cake and a gorgeous label inspired by our favorite four legged friends! Sourced with fresh plums from Washington, blueberries from Oregon, almonds and Meyer lemons from California, vanilla beans from Madagascar, and cinnamon from Sri Lanka; these ingredients combine for a juicy tart flavor profile with a creamy body.
A Lil’ Loud Pack DDH IPA We took our beloved LOUD PACK & shrunk it down to pocket sized, day time friendly proportions. The same hand-selected Citra, Mosaic, El Dorado & Australian Galaxyon a grain bill similar to, but scaled down from, the original. Is it getting A LIL’ LOUD in here, or is it just us?
Astronomical Axolotyl Berliner Loads of Blackberries meets a tart Berliner. Lactose rounds out the entire experience along with very generous amounts of Cheesecake flavor. A full balanced dessert experience in a can!
Power Hour Hazy DIPA Hazy Double IPA we brewed with our friends fromSouthern Swells Brewing Co. We wanted to work with a new experimental cryo hop blend that @yakimachief let us play with. “M”-blend is named for its massive Mango and Tropical nose and palate. We blended this with Citra and a small amount of Sabro to give this haze-bomb a huge flavor profile of tropical fruits and citrus.
Crispr Knockout Pils Pilsner that is dry, has a slightly sharp bitterness indicative of the style, and has a light malt complexity. It was brewed 13 weeks ago and we have been (im)patiently waiting as it “lagers”. Lagers go through an extended cold aging process. This is why lager yeast is so special. If treated properly, they are known to continue cleaning up the beer even at temperatures below freezing. This also helps make these beers “bone dry”.
Showy Stamens Hazy DIPA Spelt, Oats, Wheat, and a blend of two base malts create a nice complex background for a very expressive hop portfolio. Sabro, Bru-1, Mosaic, and Azacca hops come together into a JUICY, tropical goodness. Pineapple, passionfruit, tangerine, and mango all assault the palate in a great hoppy flavor profile!
Bistro Crumble Raspberry and Blackberry Heavily fruited Berliner weisse with raspberries, blackberries, cinnamon and brown sugar added after fermentation.
Bistro Smoothie Mango/Pine/Banana Heavily fruited Berliner weisse with mango, pineapple and banana added after fermentation.
N/A Parallel Sour Non-Alcoholic Fruited Sour Ale brewed with lactose, and massive amounts of passion fruit and raspberry purees.
Hop Rocket IPA All Citra & Mosaic Hopped IPA GalaxyIPA New England IPA brewed with Citra and Galaxy hops and just the right touch of vanilla
Friday night, December 3rd, sitting on a high raise table overlooking some of the best chefs in the state, maybe even the country, put on an absolute clinic on cooking, plating, and presenting some of the most wonderful food I’ve ever had put in front of me, all the while sipping on the yet to be released Richard the Whale Well Baked and Shadeshine IPA….I thought to myself…all food/beer lovers need to experience this one day and how lucky I was at that moment to get to take part in it. Big Grove has been the upper echelon on their releases, especially the Richard the Whale release, and every year they make it even more enjoyable with their food and beer offerings, but the one thing that shines even more than those things is just how amazing their staff is. Friendly, helpful, and just overall looking like they are happy to be there. This setup was a spectacle, setup like an Iron Chef type feel, video displayed on TVs showing the chefs plating, the amount of work and thought put into everything was evident. I won’t be breaking down every dish, I’ll trickle some pictures here and there, take a look and let your mouth water.
Watching the chefs put their talents on display for a 15 course dinner of foods that elegant was the ultimate treat. The care about what they serve, the interaction with the diners, and pure joy and smiles they had throughout the night was reflected in every dish. I do want to implore you, that if the chance to go to a Big Grove beer dinner is ever on the table for you, no matter what..do it…it’s worth it..it will be completely worth it….do not hesitate…this group of people simply do it the best!
Thank you Janelle for having me, thanks to all the chefs especially Ben, Sean, and T.J., thanks do Doug and Matt, thanks to Andy for sampling out some of their amazing beers…now it’s time to make your mouth water with some pictures! Cheers and thank you BG!
21 Beers of Bad Luck DIPA – Beer Zombies Collab We got together with the friends in the band Bayside to brew up a collaboration to celebrate the end of their tour ” 21 Years Of Really Bad Luck” a massive DDH Hazy DIPA with Citra, Mouteka & Galaxy. Get ready for a big blast of fresh citrus, over ripe guava, a whispering og stone fruit and a back end of bright grapefruit.
Cash Imperial Coffee Stout Imperial Coffee Stout Collaboration with Mostra Coffee. Notes of Dark Chocolate, Espresso and Rich Malt
Juice Wolf TIPA – Ferrous Falcon An unfiltered Triple IPA with a crazy grain bill highlighted by Golden Promise and Chit malt. This is dry hopped three different times with Cashmere, Citra, Galaxy, and Nectaron. Collaboration with Electric Brewing
Mosaic Revengeance DIPA – Beer Zombies Collab 100% Mosaic hopped version of Mason’s Revengeance. Collaboration with Beer Zombies Brewing!
Nice Spruce NEIPA An Unfiltered IPA with a resinous punch and a touch of fresh Spruce tips on the finish, it’s the season.
U Too Can Tropical Sour Between broken fingers, spilt coffee, snapped pencils, negative Tinder matches, and Tiger King season 2, we’ve all been through some shit, but if Toucan can make it through, U Too Can. Introducing U Too Can, our Tropical Sour brewed with wheat, barley and oat malt. Then conditioned on a blend of passion fruit, strawberry, banana and pink guava! Don’t stress, with 6.4% ABV you’ll be nice and relaxed.
Liquid Strata Crystals NEIPA Ever been shot into the Strata(sphere) so quickly that your crystals turned into liquids? Introducing Liquid Strata Crystals, our continued exploration into “What do hops taste like?” This Double Dry Hopped Strata New England IPA hopped & double dry hopped w/ Strata.
Blueberry Double Marbles Milkshake IPA Feeling BLUE? Well then we have the perfect marbles for YOU. Blueberry Marbles is back, and this time as a flavorsome double version! This milkshake DIPA is laden with a plentiful harvest of fresh blueberries, sweet vanilla, creamy milk sugar, and hopped with Mosaic to really compliment the sweet berry profile. Roll into the brisk weather and lose your marbles over a succulent blueberry juice bomb today! (8% ABV)
Away from the Norm Amber Making its way to you today is 𝗔𝘄𝗮𝘆 𝗙𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗡𝗼𝗿𝗺 which is now available in cans for the very first time! This award-winning American Amber Ale recipe has dark shades of natural gold on full display. Moderately sweet maltiness is balanced with a steady hop profile for a smooth yet complex flavor. Meanwhile, subtle notes of dark molasses and caramel hover right under the palate and really boost the overall composition. (6% ABV)
Swerski Dunkel 𝗦𝗪𝗘𝗥𝗦𝗞𝗜 is a traditional German-style Dunkelweizen specially crafted for when da good guys storm the field in search for gridiron glory. A smooth dark wheat profile provides a rush of banana, chocolate, and sweet fresh bread flavor that’s sure to make da almighty Ditka proud (pictured last). (5% ABV)
DDH Double Space Boots DIPA This Double Dry-Hopped DIPA delivers a hefty cargo of Citra and Galaxy to create an atmospheric symphony of mango, pineapple, and bright citrus. Not to mention the metagalactic notes of fresh peach and melon that’s carried on the back of an extraterrestrial haze. Each 16oz can also features a temperature-sensitive ink on the “More” logo so you can finally enjoy your beer in the 4th-dimension. (8% ABV)
Morever DDH IPA We went on a quest of developing an IPA that one would want to drink again, and again, forever and forever. 𝗠𝗼𝗿𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿 is a beer with mid-level ABV, which utilizes Citra, Motueka, and Simcoe hops, for neverending flavors of pineapple, grapefruit, & tangerine, followed by slight bitterness and a smooth, refreshing finish.
Non-alcoholic Variety Packs Your favorite N/A beers now in a variety pack! West Coast IPA, Juicy IPA, Italian Pils & Floridaweisse all included in this 12pk! These are going to be a huge hit. See below for pricing & case quantity discounts.
Fishing With Horus Imperial Stout A 13% ABV imperial coffee stout w/ coconut, hazelnuts, coffee and maple syrup. This is our collaboration with our great pal Kyle From Horus Aged Ales out of Oceanside California.
Chubby Bunny: Hot Mango Loads of mango puree have been smothered with a touch of chocolate, and finished with habanero peppers and marshmallows. This combo is out of this world and will strike the curiosity of most beer drinkers.
Pie Face: Banofee Pie Louisiana celebrates their pie cravings with this well known southern pie “BANOFEE”… It features a heap of banana puree, is paired with a mountain of rich caramel sauce, and finished with a medley of cream to give it a rich, caramely gooy’ness that you will never forget. Spin to Win: Pitt Boss: Blueberry, Pomegranate, Black Currant: Three fruits perfectly matched by cupid himself. This brew features ungodly amounts of pure fruit. It is tart, rich, and features a wonderful mouthfeel.
Fruit Fusion: Apple Crisp Alamode This one will surely hit the top of our Untapp’d list as our last apple pie brew grew quickly as a local favorite. We have upped the ante with this medley by pairing apple puree with caramel, cinnamon, graham cracker, and a sea of soft serve ice cream! The soft serve turns our sour brews into a rich creamy (frothy) beer that makes it tough putting down the glass. Once you take a sip, you will want another… or ten 🙂
SPIN TO WIN: CROSSFIRE Next up in our popular Spin to Win series is CROSSFIRE! This series features fruit… lots of it… and ONLY FRUIT! This combo is super crazy with Watermelon, Cucumber, and Lime! It is light, refreshing, and a change of pace from the thicc boys! Don’t be confused.. we brought in pallet loads of fruit for this brew! It is tart, flavorful, and memorable!
ROLL THE FRUIT: MANDARIN COOKIES Our Roll the Fruit series features brews that are inspired by cannabis strains. Mandarin cookies is a popular strain that has hints of citrus and vanilla cookies… SO WE loaded this bad boy up with tons of Mandarin orange puree, kiwi, sweet orange, and a sugar cookie treatment! This one is solid… and super unique!
FRUIT FUSION: GARRETT’S JAM When a customer asks for a new brew… we deliver! This one is named after the patron who inspired the recipe. It features tons of banana, coconut, and topped with rich caramel and soft serve ice cream! What’s there not to love!?! This brew delivers.
Spin to Win: Guacamole There will never be a better beer for TACO TUESDAY!!!! This brew is totally off-center and features a well known fruit-AVOCADO! We bought a truckload of crushed avocados and added it to our sour base. We added a touch of lime, and a touch of cilantro and BAM! WE GOT GUAC! Time to get yours before this awesome brew is gone.
Some beer news out of Dubuque, as Dimensional is getting ready to release two new beers to us in the coming weeks! Here’s what’s on the horizon courtesy of Dimensional’s Facebook page:
We are jolly to say we have TWO barrel aged beers that are ready to come out of their long slumber in barrels. We will be doing this release the similar to way we did Anny/Lampy Rub release. Please read the following details carefully. *Hank(2021) is a 13.5% imperial stout aged for 14 months in Blaum Brothers Bourbon Barrels and then rested on peanuts, marshmallows and Cacao! Hank is a beautifully blended, rich stout that perfectly balances the adjuncts with the bourbon notes from the barrel. – Tickets for Hank will be sold online via Etix at 7pm on Sunday, December 12th at this link: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/6555720/ – Hank will be sold in 2, 500ml bottle packages.- The limit is one set per order. – If you score a ticket for Hank, bottle pick up will begin on December 18th at 11am at the taproom. – Proxies are allowed for pick up. They must have a screen shot or printed copy of the buyers ID and Etix ticket to be scanned upon pick up. *Flabongo: Blend One is a 6.9% kettle sour that was aged in a Blaum Brothers Gin barrel and then infused with pineapple, pink guava and orange puree. This tropical cocktail inspired liquid will definitely take you a warm place! – This gin barrel aged smoothie sour will be available in 750ml bottles. – Due to the low bottle count, we will be releasing this beer first come, first served at 11am on December 18th at our taproom. – Limits will be determined upon turnout and final bottle count. – For those of you lining up, we will open the garage up around 9am to keep ya’ll from getting frost bitten. Facebook event page will be up soon.
**Raspberry Cheeseshake (Fruited Sour, 5.5%) – A kettle-soured golden ale with copious amounts of Raspberry, a healthy dose of cheesecakey goodness, and a graham cracker finish. Hope you saved room!
**Blueberry Cheeseshake (Fruited Sour, 5.5%) – A kettle-soured golden ale with copious amounts of Blueberry, a healthy dose of cheesecakey goodness, and a graham cracker finish. Hope you saved room!
**Oakonut Delight (Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout with Coconut and Caramel added, 9.5%) – Coconut and chocolate and caramel blend with a carefully selected blend of barrel aged beers from our cellar to produce this liquid treat.