Dimensional Brewing BA “Sticky Icky Beans” goes on sale this Thursday! 5/21

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Dimensional Brewing out of Dubuque will have their barrel aged Sticky Icky Beans going on sale this coming Thursday, May 21st. Online order form will be posted by the brewery sometime Thursday so stay tuned for more info on that. Here’s more from the brewery:

Barrel Aged Sticky Icky Beans is an Imperial Stout aged in Blaum Bros. Distilling Co. Bourbon Barrels for 14 months w/ Jumble Coffee Company and maple syrup added. BA Sticky Icky Beans will go on sale this Thursday, May 21st. We will continue to update information about this release. Select attending or interested in this event. Here are some details about the event.

-We will open up Online orders sometime Thursday night. (Don’t worry, we will give a specific time sometime soon so you can plan.)
-Successful orders will have from Friday, May 22nd to Sunday, June 21st to pick up.
-We will allow proxy beer pickups. (We will detail how to name a proxy in detail in the near future.)
-QTY per person and cost are TBD.
-Thursday night will only allow you to order BA Sticky Icky Beans. If you would like other beers upon your pick up date, please place your additional beer order the day of your determined pick up.
-We will not have this beer on tap (During Covid-19 restrictions) to avoid having an over crowded Restaurant and Taproom.
-Should you plan on hanging out when picking up your beer, you must order some delicious food from Flatted Fifth Blues & BBQ.
– Beer orders will be made at the same link that has been provided throughout our curbside pick up option.
https://shoparryved.com/preOrder?locationld=BESISo6J

Please stay tuned in for more details. We can’t thank you enough for your continued support. Thank you.

Mickey’s Irish Pub in IC w/ crowler + growler sale this Saturday (5/9) featuring: Big Grove Richard the Whale Coffee!

More great beer news as we approach this weekend. Not only will Big Grove be hosting another drive-thru with some new beers for us, but you also have a chance at landing a crowler of Richard the Whale Coffee crowler, among other beers, if you head to Mickey’s Irish Pub in downtown Iowa City! Here are the deets and beers they will have at Mickeys:

This Saturday, May 9th, we are selling some special 32 oz crowlers from our friends at Big Grove for carryout only starting at 11am.

-Big Grove Richard the Whale Coffee Variant, 1pp, $28

-Into the Woods Fruited Sour, Big Grove and Cooper Kettle colab 1pp, $16

-Pineapple Mango Main Street Wheat $12

We are also going to have growlers available of the following:
-Big Grove Iowa City Lager
-Big Grove Starcourt hazy IPA
-Big Grove Strawberry Cherry Swirl
-ReUnion Hefewizen
-ReUnion Juice Factory
-Exile Ruthie
-Single Speed Hard Won not Done
-Barn Town Cherry Limeaide

We also have a very limited amount of fresh ReUnion Dr. Dank cans for sale, $3.75 per can.

Add our famous pretzel bites with house made beer cheese, and stone ground mustard for $5 with any beer purchase.

Stop by in person, or call us at 319-338-6860

SingleSpeed Brewing Presents: Virtual Happy Hour w/ Dan Gable! 5/20 @ 5 pm!

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SingleSpeed brewing company is hosting a virtual happy hour with legendary Iowa wrestling coach Dan Gable on May 20th starting @ 5 p.m! Here are the deets on this exciting event courtesy of SingleSpeed’s website:

What is Dan going to talk about? 
All kinds of stuff.  Wrestling.  Beer.  The Olympics.  Community.  Toughness.

Can I ask Dan a question? 
You sure can.  There are two ways to do this.

OPTION ONE: Fire your question our way via email.  Rachel will select the best of the best to present to Dan.  rachel@singlespeedbrewing.com

OPTION TWO: Join the live chat on 5/20 and ask your question in real time.  We will be monitoring the chat and will try to get as many questions to Dan as time permits.

I’m not on Facebook, is there another way to watch?
You bet.  We don’t know exactly what this will be, but we promise to figure it out before 5.20 and we will share that information here.

 

4 more Big Grove brews! Preorder starts this Wednesday! (5/6) Survival Kit, Summer Summer Jam Jam, Boston Cream Pie Stout, and Pride of Iowa

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Four more Big Grove beers will be making their way to our lips this coming weekend and preorder starts this Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. Preorder available here. The 4 beers that they are releasing are:

*Pride of Iowa – pale ale using all Iowa ingredients
*Boston Cream Pie – dessert stout
*Survival Kit Vol. 2. – hazy IPA
* Summer Summer Jam Jam – gusher

Stay tuned for more details on these 4 beers and don’t forget to click the link above to preorder starting on Wednesday! Cheers!

Iowa Beer Sneak Peek! Clock House Low Bandito!

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Before I get into the details of this brew from Clock House I just want to share the release info for it which is coming this Wednesday!

*For the first time Clock House will be offering their delicious imperial stout in 16 oz cans starting this Wednesday, May 6th starting at 3:00 p.m. Low Bandito is an imperial stout aged with habanero peppers, limes, cacao nibs, vanilla beans and cinnamon. This is what you think a Mexican hot chocolate would taste like. This bad boy checks in at 11% ABV. Pick yours up at Clock House curbside starting this Wednesday!

Alright, there are the deets for the release. Onto the tasty brew itself. Was very grateful to Clock House staff for hooking me up with one first of all, so thank you to them! I’ve been spending a lot of my time driving over and picking up Pineapple Witch Slap on what seems to be a daily basis but this Wednesday I’ll be driving over for Low Bandito.

POUR
Dark viscous pour, aroma of cinnamon and cocoa take center stage with vanilla on the back. Nice looking tan head on this thing this dissipates.

TASTE
Cinnamon, chocolate, and vanilla right away and then a small shot of heat from the habanero, the lime is very subtle, but you can definitely get some faint citrus from it.

OVERALL
I can’t wait to get more of this. A few to sip on when the spring evening gets a tad cool and the sun goes down and maybe a few to store to see what the flavors do. Clock House has been upping their game constantly; IPAs, Sours, stouts, etc…they’ve been pushing it and they’ve been delivering! Get there this Wednesday folks and if you get some I’d love to hear your thoughts! Cheers!

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

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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.

**Snowbird 

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.

Big Grove Saturday “Drive Thru” continues this weekend (4/18)! Colorado Smuggler and Summer Jam make their returns! + Blackberry Lime Gusher debuts!

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Another weekend of social distancing approaches and thankfully another weekend of Big Grove’s drive thru comes with it! This week’s online sale for the drive thru is up and active and two new beers to the menu will be Summer Jam and Colorado Smuggler! Adding to those is Blackberry Lime Gusher! Here’s more on these two delicious brews:

Summer Jam – 4.2%
Berliner Weisse inspired beer, Sidehill Sour, all jammed up with raspberries, blackberries, and cherries just in time for summer.

Colorado Smuggler – 7.2% – hazy IPA
Passionfruit, berry, lemon, citrus, and drifting cannabis notes are the result of some Strata hops we smuggled into the state of Iowa and brewed with our pals from Odell Brewing.

New to the list is Blackberry Lime Gusher, an experimental sour!

These three brews will join a long list of beers available, along with burgers and fries, that you can order right now through Big Grove’s website and pick up on Saturday between 11-2 at either BG location. The link is below, give it a click, order some suds and burger and have yourself a wondrous weekend!

Big Grove Drive Thru Order Form!

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 warning..you 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!