Abu Nawas drops this week! Amager, Labietis, Grimfrost, Pohjala, Omnipollo

A huge drop of some tasty beers from Abu this week. Beer and Mead galore coming at you!

AMAGER

  • Amager Black Donald 12/500ml bottles – From the “Wicked Tales of Scotland” – 4 whiskey barrel-aged beers. Whiskey Barrel-Aged Heavily Peated Imperial Stout in Laphroaig Barrels. 11% ABV.
  • Amager Red Cap 12/500ml bottles – From the “Wicked Tales of Scotland” – 4 whiskey barrel-aged beers. Whiskey Barrel-Aged Wee Heavy Ale in Auchentoshan Barrels.
  • Amager The Black Cat 12/500ml bottles – From the “Wicked Tales of Scotland” – 4 whiskey barrel-aged beers. Whiskey Barrel-Aged Peated Baltic Porter aged in Bowmore Barrels. 10% ABV.
  • Amager The Boobrie 12/500ml bottles – From the “Wicked Tales of Scotland” – 4 whiskey barrel-aged beers. Whiskey Barrel-Aged Double Mash Imperial Stout – aged in fresh Scottish Glen Garioch whiskey barrels. 12% ABV.
  • Mikkeller / Amager Bourbon BA Hr. Frederiksen Vaesel Brunch 12/500 ml. Collaboration blend with Mikkeller/Amager. A blend of Hr.Fredriksen (Amager) and Beer Geek Brunch Weasel (Mikkeller) – then aged in Bourbon barrels. 10.7%
  • Amager Fru Frederiksen 12/500ml bottles. Delicious Danish Sout. Fru (Mrs.) Frederiksen is a wise lady that uses minimal effort to achieve her goals. 7% ABV
  • Amager Hr. Frederiksen 12/500ml bottles. Delicious Danish Imperial Stout. Hr. (Mr.) Frederiksen is a powerful dude, who enjoys nothing more than to stand and admire his own muscles. 10.5% ABV.
  • Amager Rye Porter 12/500ml bottles. Big, rich Rye Porter. 8.5% ABV.
  • Amager/ Goose Island RyeKing 12/500ml. Lightly Smoked Rye Stout. 7.7% ABV.
  • Amager/18th Street Lawrence of Arabica 12/500 ml. Delicious Coffee Orange Porter. ABV: 7%.

Labietis

  • Labietis Aroniju Ragana 12/500 ml – (Aronia Witch) A wonderful ruby red beer dry fruited with aronia berry juice and hopped Citra Hops. 5.1% ABV.
  • Labietis Gaismas Ragana 12/500 ml – (Witch Of Light) Bronze Age Braggot. 3400 years ago a girl was burried with a bucket of fermented beverage in Egtved. In 1929 archeologists recovered this grave and recently found out that the beverage was made of wheat, honey, cranberries, cowberries, meadowsweet, bog myrtle and lindenblossom. This giddy and sweetly aromatic braggot is a modern remake of that prehistoric recipe. 8% ABV.
  • Labietis Mežs 12/500 ml – (Forest) Inspired by Latvian folk songs about juniper berry beer, this one will be refreshing in a resinous fashion, balancing with slight malty taste and nice reddish color. Dry-hopped with a variety of hops derived from Eastern Europe wild hops – Kazbek. 5.5% ABV.
  • Labietis Pelašku Velns 12/500 ml – (The Yarrow Devil) Imperial Stout, Dark, aromatic and highly inebriating beer made from selected roasted malts, boiled and severely dry-hopped with Citra hops and yarrow. 8.8% ABV.
  • Labietis / Bakunin Purva Medus 12/500 ml – (Bog Honey) Mead with cowberry juice and bog myrtle brewed in co-lab with St Petersburg, Russia Bakunin brewery. 6.5% ABV.

Grimfrost

  • Grimfrost SuttungR Brew 12/750 ml – A rustic lingonberry mead with pine shoots and heather honey with a rich taste of Viking Age Sweden. 13% ABV.
  • Grimfrost Mungatt Braggot 24/330 ml – Mungátt (Old Norse: good for mouth) has been developed together with Mjödhamnen, Sweden’s most distinguished mead, and ale producer. With it, we would like to invite you on a journey back to the Viking Age when honeyed ale was one of the favorite festive beverages. Enjoy this fresh, supple brew with friends or a good meal. 8% ABV.

Pohjala

  • Pohjala BA Oo (XO Cognac) 24/330ml Bottles – Cognac Barrel-Aged Imperial Baltic Porter from the Fantastic Pohjala Brewery. 11.5% ABV.
  • Pohjala Cherry Banger 24/330 ml – Imperial stout with cherries, chocolate, and vanilla pods. 12.5% ABV.
  • Pohjala CocoBanger 24/330 ml – A banging imperial stout brewed with coconut and A Caturra coffee from Costa Rica. 12.5%
  • Pohjala Karneval 24/330 ml – An Imperial Dessert Stout with fresh flavors from raspberries, passionfruit, and toasted coconuts. Brewed in collaboration with Mother Kelly’s London. 10.9% ABV.
  • Pohjala Leevike 24/330 ml – A spiced sour ale brewed with fermented cranberries, hibiscus, heather honey, toasted cinnamon, and cloves. Translation: The Bullfinch. 6.5% ABV.
  • Pohjala Meri 24/330 ml – Translation: The Sea. A classic Gose, brewed with Himalayan rock salt and coriander seeds. 4.4% ABV.
  • Pohjala Must Kuld 24/330ml – Translation: Black Gold. A rich porter with smooth notes of milk chocolate. Enjoy on its own, or as a decadent dessert. 7.8% ABV.
  • Pohjala Ohtu 24/330 ml –  Translation: Evening Sky. An easy-going porter brewed with oats and rye, bursting with vanilla and chocolate flavors. 8% ABV.
  • Pohjala Oo 24/330ml – Translation: The Night – An imperial Baltic Porter as dark as the Estonian winter nights. 10.5% ABV.
  • Pohjala Prenzlauer Berg 24/330 ml – Raspberry Berliner Weisse. A rich and creamy sour wheat beer, brewed with raspberries. 4.5% ABV.
  • Pohjala Ulo (Cellar Series) 24/330 ml – Outstanding Chardonnay barrel-aged Imperial Saison with gooseberries. 10% ABV.
  • Pohjala / Jester King Port Over Easy (Cellar Series) 24/330 ml – Collab with Jester King – a Baltic porter brewed with caramelized Estonian birch syrup and Texan soul; aged in port wine barrels. Needless to say more! 10.5% ABV.

Omnipollo

  • Omnipollo Hypnopompa 6/4/16oz CAN – 👀💣tall boy OMNIPOLLO®️ HYPNOPOMPA®️ MARSHMALLOW ☁️VANILLA COFFEE ☕️ IMPERIAL STOUT 11% ABV. It•was•all•a•dream.
  • Omnipollo Double Bruno 6/4/16oz CAN – Raspberry Lime Crush Ale Brewed with Raspberry, Lime, and Fresh Mint. 6% ABV.
  • Omnipollo Bianca Blueberry Maple Pancake Lassi Gose 6/4/16oz CAN – Blueberry maple pancake lassi gose ale brewed with blueberries, lactose sugar & maple syrup. 6% ABV. 🍁 🥞
  • Omnipollo Aon Pecan Mud Cake Stout (Bourbon Barrel Aged) 24/33cl – From the Brewer: “When I was 12 I dreamed of becoming a pastry chef. Call this a creative outlet.
    Thick, rich and excessively decadent, this beer aims to bring back childhood memories.” Imperial Pastry Stout Aged in Bourbon Barrels for 18 Months. De Molen Collab.11% ABV. 🥃🍰🥃
  • Omnipollo Devin the Dude 24/12oz – Beautifully made German-style pilsner. 5.2% ABV. 💗💗💗
  • Omnipollo Agamemnon 16oz CAN 24/16oz CAN – OmniPollo’s beloved, original Maple Syrup Imperial Stout is back and better than ever in 16oz cans. 12.5% ABV.
  • Omnipollo Andreas Oat 6/4/16oz 4-Pack Can –  Delicious NE-Style Oat IPA. 7% ABV. 💗💗💗
  • Omnipollo Nebuchadnezzar 24/16oz CAN – Omnipollo’s Award-winning IIPA “Neb” is a homebrew recipe that has been scaled up with no consideration to economies of scale. Some say idiotic, and as an economist, I would have to agree. Get fresh or die trying. 8.5% ABV.
  • Omnipollo Oaxaca 24/16oz CAN – Mango Margarita Slush IPA. IPA brewed with lactose sugar, mango, lime, grapefruit & vanilla added. 6.5% ABV
  • Omnipollo Quadruple Dry-Hopped Fatamorgana 24/16oz CAN – 4x Dry-Hopped Double IPA. 8.1% ABV. 💗💗💗
  • Omnipollo Shploing! 24/12oz Can – The return of a Classic! IPA with marshmallow, graham cracker, salt, and lactose sugar, it’s a MANGO S’MORES IPA. 7% ABV. 💗💗💗
  • Omnipollo Tetragrammaton 6/4/16oz  Can – Galaxy, Citra, & Mosaic IPA. 7.3% ABV.
  • Omnipollo Vanitas 24/16oz CAN – Double Dry-Hopped Imperial Baklava IPA brewed with Pistachios & Almonds. 8% ABV.

Clock House Brewing releasing Pineapple Witch Slap 9/26

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Clock House Brewing company will be releasing a pineapple variant of their popular Witch Slap hazy IPA on September 26th! To make it even better they will be releasing this beer in 16 oz crowlers! Here’s more from Clock House!

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!

Iowa Brewing releasing Double Barrel Hang Fire + more on Oct. 12th!

 

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Iowa Brewing announcing another big release coming this fall! On October 12th they will be releasing double barrel Hang Fire, a variant of last year’s anniversary Hang Fire release. Along with Hang Fire, they will be releasing some other brews as well. Here’s more courtesy of Iowa Brewing:

For our first anniversary we brewed an Imperial Stout called Hang Fire. For our second anniversary we released four barrel-aged variants of it (Aquila-Nilla, Brunch AF, Rubus & Templeton). But that wasn’t all… The legacy of Hang Fire continues! We took one of the Templeton Hang Fire barrels and put that back into a fresh Rye barrel for an additional year! Behold! Double Barrel Hang Fire, two years in barrels and finished with chipotle, cinnamon and cocoa nibs.

But that also isn’t all…

Once upon a time we had a Belgian-style Tripel that we called, Tripel. We put some of that Tripel into a Cedar Ridge port wine barrel which was used to create one of their Single Malt silver label whiskies. We then let that barrel chill for two years! This magic liquid is now known as Barrel-Aged Tripel and will also be available in bottles.

“Is there more?” you ask…

Yes! We will be debuting the newest batch of our Juicy-Hazy IPA series, Jinkies! AND perhaps something else that’s extra fun, so stay tuned…..

Pricing TBD
Double Barrel Hang Fire, 375 ml bottle
Barrel-Aged Tripel, 375 ml bottle
Jinkies!, 16 oz. 4-pack

Iowa Brewing releasing “Jinkies” part of their hazy IPA series on 9/11!

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Iowa Brewing will be continuing their hazy/juicy IPA series this week with the release of “Jinkies” on September 11th. This release will be available in 4 packs @ 10.99 and also on draft. Here’s more from Iowa Brewing:

Jinkies! it’s time for another version of our Hazy/Juicy IPA series (previously known as Juicy McJuice Pants)

This newest batch features a delicious blend of El Dorado, Strata and Amarillo hops.

The beer will be available on draft with 16 oz. 4-packs to go @ $10.99 – the last version sold out in a couple hours so we’ll be canning a little more this time around but don’t dawdle, it won’t last long!

Quarter Barrel “Darkest Peru” Imperial Stout 4 pack going to the Pop Culture Trivia winner on September 10th!

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Quarter Barrel Arcade and Brewery with some fun news to share. On September 10th they will be hosting a Beer and Pop Culture Trivia Night on September 10th and the winning group on this night will be receiving a 4 pack of their yet to be released 4 pack imperial stout called “Darkest Peru”! Here’s more on this tasty sounding brew:

It’s a 14% abv imperial stout that was aged in bourbon barrels for 9 months and with Peruvian coffee, Peruvian cacao nibs, and an herb called Huacatay that is also known as Peruvian Black Mint (it’s not particularly “minty”, but just adds some spice to the heat).

And for you trivia freaks who happen to be beer freaks…here’s how you sign up for this event:

Maybe you can’t pronounce Reinheitsgebot, and for all you know, the ingredients in beer are hops, skips, and jumps … but you’ve grown up on movies, music, and TV that more than occasionally reference the world’s greatest beverage. Queue up some old episodes of Cheers, re-watch Strange Brew, channel your inner Barney Stinson and join us for Beer in Pop Culture trivia on Tuesday, September 10. The Quarter Barrel is the featured brewery at this year’s BrewNost International Beer Festival at the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, so we’ve teamed up with them for a little pre-game fun.

We cap Trivia at 20 teams. The cost is $5 per team and registration proceeds will benefit the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library. You need your team size and team name to register. Teams are limited to 6 members or less. Trivia sells out so register now at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beer-in-pop-culture-trivia-registration-70730072551.

Come early to eat, drink and be merry before Trivia starts at 7:30pm. Prizes will be given to the 1st and 2nd place teams!

Also, go visit the NCSML staff at the BrewNost table where you can purchase a raffle ticket for $10 to win a trip to Prague with airfare for 2 and 7 nights with breakfast at Hotel Rott. BrewNost will also be giving out throwback glasses and will have a special BrewNost giveaway free to enter! To purchase tickets to BrewNost visit: NCSML.org/BrewNost

Another great local event with another great local beer to be had. Get to Quarter Barrel and give your team a shot..even if you don’t win…you might be able to get a taste of Darkest Peru sometime…if you’re lucky!

 

Lion Bridge releasing Oktobot + Oktobot 3000 today! (9/4)

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Fall season is underway and what better way to ring it in than sitting in the Czech Village at the Lion Bridge patio and sipping on their fall favorite Oktobot…and if you’re feeling froggy……their Barrel-aged imperial Marzen Oktobot 3000 is available too! Here are the deets courtesy of Lion Bridge:

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Our odes to Oktoberfest become self-aware on draft and in package TODAY at 3pm.

These Imperial Oktoberfestbiers are the finest we’ve ever made and super excited to share with you all.

Oktobot (Imperial Märzen, 7.7%) – A fusion brew with German and Czech roots in the recipe as well as the name (“robot” is a word with Czech origins). Munich and Bohemian Pilsner Malt are the motherboard to this amped up version of the style, while a healthy dose of German hops provide fuel to keep it running. This is the non-barrel aged version. Look to Oktobot 3000 for even more power. Available in 6 packs.

Oktobot 3000 (Barrel-Aged Imperial Märzen, 8.5%abv) – A fusion brew with German and Czech roots in the recipe as well as the name (“robot” is a word with Czech origins). Munich and Bohemian Pilsner Malt are the motherboard to this amped up version of the style, while 6 months in Rye Whiskey barrels greases the cogs and makes sure it all computes. Available in 4 packs.

Abu Nawas drops this week! Stillwater, Off Color, Decadent, FOC, + Freethought!

TONS of brews coming from Abu Nawas this week, and as always, some delicious things to wet your whistle!

STILLWATER

  • Stillwater Artisanal General Gose 16oz CAN – Sour amber wheat ale brewed with orange peel powder, Thai chili powder, sea salt, and MSG seasoning. 4.5% ABV.
  • Stillwater Action Bronson 7000 16oz – Dry-Hopped Sour Ale brewed with Muscat Grapes. 4.5% ABV.
  • Stillwater Cellar Door 12oz CAN – Twist on Belgian witbier with a touch of sage. Perfect on a hot day! Surprising and delicious. 6.6% ABV.💗💗💗
  • Stillwater Artisanal Ales Extra Dry 16oz CAN – A Saison brewed with sake rice and dry-hopped with Citra, Hallertau Blanc, and Sterling. 4.2% ABV.
Stillwater Draft:
  • Stillwater Artisanal Duck Sauce  – Double India pale ale brewed with apricot, plum, pineapple, ginger, and candy syrup. 9% ABV.
  • Stillwater Cellar Door  – Twist on Belgian witbier with a touch of sage. Perfect on a hot day! Surprising and delicious. 6.6% ABV.
  • Stillwater Artisanal Ales Extra Dry  – A Saison brewed with sake rice and dry-hopped with Citra, Hallertau Blanc, and Sterling. 4.2% ABV.
  • Stillwater Super Hop Delicious Neo-tropic India Pale Ale. 6% ABV.

 

OFF COLOR

  • Off Color Yuzu Fierce 12oz – Berliner Weiss Ale brewed with Yuzu. 3.8% ABV.
  • Off Color Apex Predator 12oz – Off Colors Legendary Saison! 6.5% ABV.
  • Off Color Spots 12oz – Tropical Fruit Berliner Weisse. 3.8% ABV.
  • Off Color Troublesome 12oz – Gose. Slightly tart wheat beer with coriander. 4.5% ABV
  • Off Color DinoS’more 12oz – Imperial stout brewed w/ graham flour, marshmallow, molasses, cocoa nibs & vanilla bean. 10.5 ABV.
  • Off Color Eeek 750ml. “Champagne of Wild Ales.” A collaboration with Miller High Life.. Bottle Conditioned Wild Ale with Champagne Yeats. 5.5% ABV. ***Special Release***
Off Color Draft:
  • Off Color Scurry  Brown Ale brewed with oats molasses and honey. 5.3% ABV.
  • Off Color Spots  – Tropical Fruit Berliner Weisse. 3.8% ABV.
  • Off Color Dino’smores  – Imperial stout brewed w/ graham flour, marshmallow, molasses, cocoa nibs & vanilla bean. 10.5 ABV.

 

DECADENT

  • Decadent Ales Raspberry French Toast 16oz CAN – Double India Pale with raspberry, maple syrup, and cinnamon added. 8.6% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales Bacon French Toast 16oz Can – IPA with Maple Syrup, Carmelized Sugar and Loads of Bacon. 8.4% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales Strawberry French Toast 16oz CAN- DIPA with Vermont Maple Syrup, sugar burned and caramelized stove top, juicy strawberries, and a touch of cinnamon. Notes of dough and pancake batter round out the finish. Good for breakfast. Great for dessert. 8.6% ABV
  • Decadent Ales Blackberry Cream Pop 16oz CAN – Mosaic Dry-Hopped DIPA brewed with Blackberries & Vanilla 8.6% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales Coconut Citrus Citra 16oz CAN – Triple Dry-Hopped All-Citra IPA brewed with Coconut & Citrus Fruit. 10.8% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales Coconut Almond Macaroon 16oz CAN – Double Dry-Hopped All-Mosaic IPA brewed with Coconut & Almond. 8.2% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales Elderflower Mochi 16oz CAN – Mochi-Inspired Double Dry Hopped DIPA brewed with Elderflowers. 8.6% ABV.
Decadent Draft:
  • Decadent Ales Raspberry French Toast  – Double India Pale with raspberry, maple syrup and cinnamon added. 8.6% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales Blackberry Cream Pop  – Mosaic Dry-Hopped DIPA brewed with Blackberries & Vanilla 8.6% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales Coconut Almond Macaroon . Double Dry-Hopped All-Mosaic IPA brewed with Coconut & Almond. 8.2% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales Elderflower Mochi  – Mochi-Inspired Double Dry Hopped DIPA brewed with Elderflowers. 8.6% ABV.

 

FAT ORANGE CAT

  • Fat Orange Cat Remember What The Doormouse Said 16oz CAN – NE-Style IPA hopped with Eureka & Citra. 7% ABV.
  • Fat Orange Cat Corporation T-Shirt 16oz CAN –  NE-Style IPA hopped EKUANOT, CITRA AND EL DORADO hops. This hop combination creates smooth vanilla, orange and lemon/lime flavors. 8% ABV.
  • Fat Orange Cat FOC I Don’t Like Mondays 24/16oz Can 4 Pack – NE-Style IPA hopped with Mosaic & Simcoe. 7.5% ABV.
  • Fat Orange Cat FOC Remove The Beer From The Bottom Of The Ocean 24/16oz Can 4 Pack. Eureka & Mosaic NE-Style IPA. 7.5% ABV
  • Fat Orange Cat FOC Sweet Jane Key Lime 24/16oz Can 4 Pack – Key Lime & Lactose Milkshake IPA. 7.9% ABV

Fat Orange Cat Draft:

  • Fat Orange Cat Corporation T-Shirt  – NE-Style IPA hopped EKUANOT, CITRA AND EL DORADO hops. This hop combination creates smooth vanilla, orange and lemon/lime flavors. 8% ABV.
  • Fat Orange Cat All Cats Are Grey in the Dark  White Stout – A light colored stout with a hint of coffee and strong notes of both chocolate and vanilla. 7.2% ABV.

 


FREETHOUGHT

  • FREETHOUGHT Shibumi 16oz CAN – Shibumi is an experimental cuvée ale. Blended IPA  with golden sour base. Added Cherry, Organic Miso, Chamomile, and Cryo Hops. 5.5% ABV.
  • FREETHOUGHT Phosphorescent 16oz CAN – All-Galaxy, Uber-Hopped New England Pale Ale. 5.5% ABV.
  • FREETHOUGHT Madcap 16oz CAN – Sour Ale with Lapsang Souchong (a smoked tea), cocoa and Tamarind. 6% ABV.
  • FREETHOUGHT Principia 16oz Can 4 Pack. Sour Ale brewed with Fennel Pollen, Meyer Lemon, Honey, & Milk Sugar. 6% ABV.
  • FREETHOUGHT Sapere Aude 16oz Can – Double IPA hopped with Citra, Whole Cone Citra, & Citra Lulupin Powder. 8.5% ABV.
  • FREETHOUGHT Superposition 16oz CAN – unfiltered dipa brewed with flaked oats, malted + unmalted wheat fermented with conan, double dry hopped with idaho 7 saturn peach, tangerine, creamsicle, guava, charentais melon + candied ginger. 7% ABV.
Freethought Draft:
  • FREETHOUGHT Shibumi –  Shibumi is an experimental cuvée ale. Blended IPA  with golden sour base. Added Cherry, Organic Miso, Chamomile, and Cryo Hops. 5.5% ABV.
  • FREETHOUGHT Phosphorescent  –  All-Galaxy, Uber-Hopped New England Pale Ale. 5.5% ABV.
  • FREETHOUGHT Superposition -unfiltered dipa brewed with flaked oats, malted + unmalted wheat fermented with conan, double dry hopped with idaho 7 saturn peach, tangerine, creamsicle, guava, charentais melon + candied ginger. 7% ABV.

Iowa Eats Destination: Luna Valley Farm; Decorah, IA

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Sitting on a beautiful farmstead somewhere on the outskirts of Decorah, Iowa is one of the best hidden food destinations Iowa has to offer. Luna Valley Farm and their brick oven pizza coupled with the setting that they offer make this an Iowa eats destination for sure.

Most of my blog visitors have more than likely been to Decorah as it has two of Iowa’s most popular breweries in Toppling Goliath and Pulpit Rock. Both places are well worth the drive there as well and I’m also a big fan of Mabe’s pizza…BUT…..if you are there on a Friday night, no dinner plans, get google maps up and get to Luna Valley. Not only can you eat there, drink some great local brews, but you can also go glamping in one of their cabin/tents! Also, they are only open from 4-8 and ONLY on Fridays! Get there early, grab a seat in the barn, and enjoy.

Seeing how many people made it there on this particular Friday night makes me want to rethink calling it a “hidden” food destination. It’s a popular spot, very popular. Once the dough is out, that’s all she wrote. Luckily, we got there in time and got our orders in. The first thing I noticed when ordering was the excellent beer selection! Pulpit Rock, TG, PIVO and a few others on tap. I ordered a Saftig, and that beer and that setting is about as good as it gets!

 

The pizza was wonderful. Chewy crust, fresh toppings, and a great sauce. We went with the Iowaiian – bacon, pineapple, and jalapeno and the margherita and friends got the Pepperoncini pizza. All 3 were fantastic! Even with how busy they were the staff was extremely friendly, helpful and added to what was a memorable evening! Check it out the next time you hit Decorah on Friday night, you won’t be disappointed in this Iowa Eats Destination!

GIVE AWAY TIME! Darkness Day Free Pass!

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It’s giveaway time! I will be giving away (1) free weekend pass to Surly Darkness Day which is held this year from September 27th to September 28th at the Somerset Amphitheater in Somerset, WI. The party kicks off on Friday with Dawn of Darkness beer festival which features 20 breweries from around the country not found in Minnesota or Wisconsin and will include Mikerphone, J. Wakefield, Other Half and TRVE. Then it’s the main event on Saturday when Darkness Day happens! This is when you will get your bottle of Darkness and have the opportunity to get variants as well –Double Stuffed, Mole, and Old Fashioned. There will be other exclusive beers, cask tappings and a day of music!

 Here’s what YOU need to do to enter the giveaway:
*Share this post on either Facebook or Twitter
*Tag me @iabeerbaron and use hashtag #SurlyDarknessDay
*Tag one friend who would be interested in attending
*Comment on your favorite Surly beer

*Names will be entered and then 1 winner will be randomly drawn on Thursday August 1st (1 week from today) which hopefully gives the winner enough time to plan their trip up north!

Here’s what YOU win!
*1 weekend pass to Darkness Day (Sept. 27th-28th)
*1 bottle of Darkness
*Reserved campground/parking from 9/27-9/29)

 Here’s what I’ll need from the winner:
*Full name
*email address
*street address
*phone number
The tickets will be sent via email and you’ll need to show an ID at the gate before entering. 

• All details on the event will be posted and updated here: surlydarknessday.com

 

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Abu Nawas Drops this week! Jester King, Decadent, Hoof Hearted, Abomination + Browerij Kees!

Big drop of some great beers including a newish brewery hitting our market, Browerij Kees! Check out the list below and have a great weekend:

JESTER KING

  • Colonel Toby 750ml Bottle –  Light Hoppy Farmhouse Ale. Truly Delicious. 3.4% ABV. A Beer Worth Biking across the country for!💗💗💗
  • Mad Meg 750ml 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. 💗💗💗
  • Foudreweizen 750ml Bottle – Farmhouse wheat beer fermented in an oak foudre. Collaboration with Austin’s Famed Live Oak Brewing Company. 5.6% ABV. 💗💗💗
  • Saison Americaine 750ml Bottle –  Jester king’s take on the modern-American, mixed culture Saison. 5.2%  💗💗💗
  • Snörkel 750ml Bottle –  Umami Exploration Project. Farmhouse ale brewed with Alderwood smoked sea salt and Texas-grown oyster mushrooms. 4.5% ABV. 💗💗💗

 Jester King Draft:

  • Colonel Toby 20L Keg – Light Hoppy Farmhouse Ale. Truly Delicious. 3.4% ABV. A Beer Worth Biking across the country for!💗💗💗
  • Mad Meg 20L Keg – 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. 💗💗💗
  • Saison Americaine  20L Keg –  Jester king’s take on the modern-American, mixed culture Saison. 5.2%    💗💗💗
  • Correlation – Muscat Apfelbier 20L – Muscat barrel-aged beer refermented Texas Gala apples & chamomile. The beer is light, bright and spritzy. 6.3% ABV. 💗💗💗

DECADENT ALES

  • Decadent Ales Blackberry Cream Pop 16oz CAN –  Mosaic Dry-Hopped DIPA brewed with Blackberries & Vanilla 8.6% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales Coconut Citrus Citra 16oz CAN – Triple Dry-Hopped All-Citra IPA brewed with Coconut & Citrus Fruit. 10.8% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales Elderflower Mochi 16oz CAN – Mochi-Inspired Double Dry Hopped DIPA brewed with Elderflowers. 8.6% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales Wildberry Sorbet 16oz CAN –  Sour Ale brewed with Strawberry, Blueberry, Blackberry, and Raspberry. 5.8% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales S’mores 16oz CAN –  All Mosaic Double Dry-Hopped DIPA brewed with Graham Crackers & Marshmallows. 9.1% ABV.


Decadent Draft:
  • Decadent Ales  Blackberry Cream Pop 1/6 bbl Keg – Mosaic Dry-Hopped DIPA brewed with Blackberries & Vanilla 8.6% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales Elderflower Mochi 1/6 bbl Keg –  Mochi-Inspired Double Dry Hopped DIPA brewed with Elderflowers. 8.6% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales S’mores 1/6 bbl Keg  –  All Mosaic Double Dry-Hopped DIPA brewed with Graham Crackers & Marshmallows. 9.1% ABV.

HOOF HEARTED

  • Hoof Hearted Did We Just Become Best  Friends? (Amarillo&Simcoe) 16oz CAN – Rotating dual hop series. 8% NE-Style DIPA with Amarillo & Simcoe.
  • Hoof Hearted Did We Just Become Best Friends?(Galaxy & El Dorado) 16oz CAN – Rotating dual hop series. 8% NE-Style DIPA with Galaxy & El Dorado.
  • Hoof Hearted Dorks of Hazard 16oz CAN – Double dry-hopped Galaxy & Mosaic IPA brewed in collaboration with Embassy Boardshop and #dudleyclips. 7% ABV.
  • Hoof Hearted Everybody Wants Some Azacca16oz CAN –  Rotating single-hop DIPA. 8% All  Azacca Double Dry-Hopped DIPA.
Hoof Hearted Draft:  
  • Hoof Hearted Did We Just Become Best Friends? (Amarillo&Simcoe) 1/6 bbl Keg – Rotating dual hop series. 8% NE-Style DIPA with Amarillo & Simcoe.
  • Hoof Hearted Hoof Hearted Everybody Wants Some Azacca 1/6 bbl Keg –  Rotating single-hop DIPA. 8% All Azacca Double Dry-Hopped DIPA.
  • Hoof Hearted Hoof Hearted Everybody Wants Some Simcoe 1/6 bbl Keg – Rotating single-hop DIPA. 8% All Simcoe Double Dry-Hopped DIPA.

ABOMINATION BREWING

  • Abomination Wandering Into the Fog16oz CAN – Brewed with a heavy wheat and oat malt bill, hopped and double dry-hopped aggressively with 7+lbs per bbl of Mosaic, Pacific Jade, Citra, Summit and a ton of Galaxy! Fluffy, pillowy, juicy, dank, DDH goodness. 8.6% ABV
  • Abomination Bedtime Stories16oz CAN – Imperial Milk Stout with Graham Crackers, Flaked Oats, Vanilla Beans and Marshmallows. 9.3% ABV.
  • Abomination Rotting Earth 16oz CAN – Double IPA with a blend of Ariana, Pacific Jade, Eukanot and Denali. 9.3% ABV.
  • Abomination Shotgun Sour 16oz CAN – Sour Ale brewed with Black Currant, Apricot, & Peach. 6.1% ABV.
Abomination Draft:
  • Abomination Good As New 1/6 Keg – Double Dry Hopped NE IPA brewed with pale malt, flaked oats, and wheat. Hopped aggressively with an irresponsible amount of Summer, Styrian Dragon, Vic Secret, and Mosaic hops
  • Abomination Brewing Dystopian Galaxy 1/6 bbl Keg – DDH NEIPA brewed with flaked oats, and wheat. Kettle hopped with mosaic and then double dry hopped with an out of this world amount of galaxy and mosaic hops. 8.3% ABV.
  • Abomination Rotting Earth 1/6 BBL Keg – Double IPA with a blend of Ariana, Pacific Jade, Eukanot and Denali. 9.3% ABV.
  • Abomination Shotgun Sour 1/6 bbl – Sour Ale brewed with Black Currant, Apricot, & Peach. 6.1% ABV.

Browerij Kees!

  • Browerij Kees! Caramel Fudge Stout 33cl Bottle – Formerly known as Emelisse Crème brulée Stout. Caramel & Chocolate Imperial Stout. 11.5% ABV. This chocolate imperial stout will seduce you!
  • Brouwerij Kees! Barrel-Aged Caramel Fudge Stout 33cl Bottle – Woodford Bourbon Barrel Aged Caramel Fudge Imperial Stout. 11.5% ABV.
  • Brouwerij Kees! Double Shot 33cl Bottle –  Espresso Imperial Stout. 11% ABV..