Drink This! Reunion Tropic Nightmare DDH Brett IPA

When Reunion was teasing this release and having Wake involved in the brewing process, I was already sold. Reading further about this release and being a fan of Brett IPAs, I was super excited to have the chance to get my hands on some of these brews! Here’s the description from Reunion:

Brewed in collaboration with the wizards of WAKE BREWING. This nightmarish IPA was fermented with Brettanomyces Claussenii for a funky and tropic twang and dosed with heaps of Cryo Mosaic, Citra Lupomax and El Dorado Lupomax.

There have been a few Brett IPAs that I’ve really enjoyed. I was lucky enough to score Allagash’s “Little Brett”, which I enjoyed, but wanted a bit more hop presence. The Stone Enjoy After Brett IPA was tasty and I did purchase multiple bottles and enjoyed them. Crooked Stave has been a favorite brewery of mine and their Hop Savant was outstanding, tons of barnyard with a splash of hops….and then Tropic Nightmare came along….

First of all, this beer is beautiful..I’ve had a fresh pour from Reunion and multiple cans and it’s a stunning beer. Orange juice look with a thick frothy white head. Aroma is hops up front, dank and lovely. If you keep your nose in the glass for a bit longer you get that barnyard funk that brettheads love and desire!

Extremely refreshing! The funk shines and is wonderfully balanced with the hop bill. Tartness from the brett on the back of the tongue but also that refreshing and juicy splash of hops. Complex and delicious. Lots of flavors going on in this beer and for me, all of them wonderful.

This has been such a sight for sore eyes release. Something different, something new and a tip of the cap to Reunion and Wake for going in on a style that hasn’t necessarily dominated the market and totally crush it with Tropic Nightmare. Worth seeking, I’ll need more! Get to the brewery on the Coralville Strip and Drink This beer!

Big Grove celebrating 5 years in Iowa City on March 12th! 5 beers to be released including Velvet + Apple Brandy Imperial Stout!

5 years in the books for Big Grove in Iowa City and what better way to celebrate than releasing 5 beers for their beer-loving fan base to indulge in and help with the anniversary fun?! Here’s what’s happening at Big Grove on March 12th:

Let’s celebrate together on Saturday, March 12. To kick off the fun, we just opened the pre-order window for some special new and returning brews we’re brewing. More news and events to come for a week’s worth of fun on March 7-13… but for now you can check out this awesome release at our website’s shop tab.
🎁 Velvet vanilla imperial stout
🍎 Apple Brandy barrel-aged imperial stout
🥃 Bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout
💣 Cannonball hazy double IPA
🍺 Northside Helles

Lion Bridge releasing “Crushberry” kettle sour for 8th Anniversary on 3/5!

A smell very familiar for Cedar Rapidians will be coming in beer form thanks to Lion Bridge Brewing’s March 5th release! “Crushberry” kettle sour will be bring the delight of Quaker’s Crunchberry day’s armoa into beer from! Here’s more from Lion Bridge:

Crushberry (Kettle Sour with Blueberry and Berry flavor, 6.7%) – For our 8th Anniversary, we wanted to come up with something that embodies the “terroir” of Cedar Rapids. When Crunchberry Day gives its sweet aromatic embrace to our fair city, we are children again; innocent and giggling. We hope this beer if fun for you. Drink on Crunchberry Day for extra enjoyment.

Reunion Brewery releasing “Lucid Lemur Dreams” Hazy IPA this weekend!

Reunion Brewery will be debuting “Lucid Lemur Dreams” hazy IPA this coming weekend on tap lines and shelves throughout Eastern Iowa! Here’s more on this release courtesy of Reunion’s Facebook page:

Lucid Lemur Dreams is about to drop! Our newest hazy IPA brewed with a dreamy blend of Mosaic Lupomax and Zappa hops hits taps and shelves this weekend. Laced with juicy, tropical flavors and a uniquely green twang from Neomexicanus Zappa hops. You won’t want to sleep on this one!

Dimensional tickets for Barrel-aged “Can-D-Bar” go live on 3/6 @ 7 p.m.! “neat” imperial stout releases 3/12 – taproom only!

Dimensional Brewing in Dubuque, IA is kicking off the month of March with a bang as they are set to release two beers! Tickets for their popular “Can-D-Bar’ will open Sunday, March 6th @ 7 p.m.! The following week will see the debut of “neat” imperial stout for a tap room only release starting at 11 a.m. on Saturday March 12th! Details below! Cheers!

It’s time for us to get our Barrel Aged March on. We are excited to bring back B.A. Can-D-Bar & to introduce you to our best nonadjunct B.A. Stout to date. We will be doing this release similar to our most recent releases. Please read the following details carefully.

B.A. Can-D-Bar is a 11.35% imperial stout aged for 14 months in Blaum Bros. Distilling Co. Bourbon Barrels and then rested on Coconut and Cacao!

– Tickets for B.A. Can-D-Bar will be sold online via Etix at 7pm on Sunday, March 6th. Please look for an event page to be posted soon. We will supply a link to etix on the event page.

– B.A. Can-D-Bar will be sold in 2, 500ml bottle packages.

– The limit is one set per order.

– If you score a ticket for B.A. Can-D-Bar bottle pick up will begin on Saturday, March 12th 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.

Introducing “neat”

-neat is a big thicc 11.8% stout aged in a Blaum Brothers Rye barrel for 13 months and that’s it! This Rye Barrel Aged Stout has created such a harmonious blend of the beer & barrel that we can’t wait to send your taste buddies into a state of nirvana.

– This Rye barrel aged Stout will be available in 500ml bottles.

– Due to the low bottle count, we will be releasing this beer first come, first served at 11am on Saturday, March 12th at our taproom.

– Limits will be determined upon turnout and final bottle count.

– For those of you lining up, we will open the garage early for pre game shenanigans because we love you.

Clock House releasing “Coco Suenos” and “Grape XXtreme” Tuesday, Feb. 15th!

Two big releases coming from Clock House Brewing this Tuesday! A stout and a sour will be hitting the tap lines as Coco Suenos and Grape XXtreme will be released when the doors open! These are both draft only so get there and get a taste! Here’s more on both beers courtesy of Clock House’s Facebook page:

Bring your date on Tuesday February 15th for this draft only release!

Coco Sueños: Inspired by our favorite girl scout cookie. We boiled this monster 13.1% Imperial Stout for 14 hours then added Caramel DeLite cookies, caramel, chocolate, and coconut!

This Tuesday, February 15th along with Coco Suenos we will be releasing Grape XXtreme!

The very first of our experimental XXtreme series. We added 15 lbs of grape nerds, Lulo Fruit puree and our base kettle sour to craft something xxtremely ridiculous. Grape candy in liquid form! This will be a draft only release

Clock House releasing “Live, Laugh, Beer” kettle sour on 2/11!

Looking for something to get that special someone for Valentine’s Day? How about some beer? Even if you’re not in the Valentine’s mood you still will be able to enjoy Clock House Brewing’s latest kettle sour coming our way on Friday, February 11th! Here’s more on this release from the brewery:

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, this fruited kettle sour is brewed with love along with dark cherry, coconut, and marshmallow fluff.

Available on draft and in 16oz 4-Packs

Clock House releasing CH Kolsch this Friday! 2/4

An old historical beer style that originated in Cologne, Germany; the Kölsch is a top fermented ale that ages for weeks at cold temperatures to replicate a lager. Our take on this style features locally crafted Pilsner Malt from Sugar Creek in Indiana. This premium malt creates a very clean, delicate base that allows the hops and fruity esters to shine. Bittered with Tettnang, a German noble hop that is very traditional and idigenous from the Saaz group. Thus providing subtle floral and herbal notes that can be found throughout the beer.Available in 16oz 4-packs, growlers, and draft.

Lion Bridge “Emperor of Ice Cream”, “Ziva Voda”, and “Hellscape” returning in February!

Lion Bridge Brewery will have 3 beers returning to their lineup in February! Emperor of Ice Cream, Ziva Voda, and Hellscape will be making their way back to tap lines at the brewery and in cans! Here’s more on these three releases:

*Emperor of Ice Cream – (Imperial Milk Stout w/Strawberry, Chocolate, Vanilla, 10%) – Let be finale of seem. The only emperor is the emperor of ice cream.Pairs perfectly with a Neapolitan cheesecake from the Cheesecake Lady! Come get it while supplies last! Releases Feb. 9th!

*Ziva Voda – (Czech-style Pilsner, 4.8%) – Named for the “living water” of Czech fairy tales that heals infirmities and counteracts spells. Bohemian Pilsner Malt adds subtle richness and accents of clover honey, while the addition of traditional Saaz hops throughout the run-off and long boil give this beer the distinctive earthiness and spice associated with authentic Pilsners. Lagered for 6 weeks and brought to you for St. Joe’s Day and beyond. Releases Feb. 9th!

*Hellscape – Come join us at the taproom while we re-release a delicious Smoked Helles (5.5%)! We included Weyermann Beechwood Smoked Malt into this traditional German Lager because we love delicious smoky treats. If you’re not familiar with smoked beers, grab a pint and see for yourself!! Releases Feb. 23rd!

Special Brrr Fest tapping! Thew Brewing tapping “Thew Crew” imperial stout w/chocolate, cherry, vanilla!

Brrr Fest brings out some amazing beers and sometimes only the lucky festival goers are the ones who get a taste. Thew Brewing out of Cedar Rapids will be tapping a speciality beer that they brewed over Christmas specifically for their Thew Crew members, but will now be made available to Brrr Fest attendees!

Here’s more from the brewery on this brew:

Thew Brewing will be doing a special tapping at BrrrFest at 3 PM! They made a stout at Christmas for their Thew Crew members and will be sharing it with lucky BrrrFest goers. This imperial stout has chocolate, cherry, and vanilla rested on oak spirals.