Tons of brews will be hitting the shelves this week thanks to Abu Nawas! Here’s what’s coming:
Evil Twin Brewing:
Evil Twin Pink Pineapple 6/4/16oz CANS – CORAL-PINK SOUR IPA WITH NOTES OF RIPE PINEAPPLE AND A DROP OF LEMON. MEDIUM BODIED AND TART WITH A HINT OF SWEETNESS. 7% ABV.
Evil Twin Blue Raspberry 6/4/16oz CANS – AQUA-BLUE SOUR IPA WITH NOSTALGIC NOTES OF CANDIED RASPBERRIES AND A KICK OF LEMON. MODERATE TARTNESS WITH A TOUCH OF SWEETNESS. 7% ABV.
Evil Twin Brewing ET Left Home 1 6/4/16oz CANS – Sour IPA with Blueberry and Raspberry. 7% ABV.
Evil Twin Most Men Pursue IPA With Such Breathless Haste That They Hurry Drinking It 6/4/16oz CANS – IPA DDH with Ariana, Citra, and Callista. 7% ABV.
Blackberry Farm Brewery:
Blackberry Farm BFB Stout 6/4/16oz CANS – This robust, hoppy American Stout is a hearty welcome on a brisk evening, but balanced and drinkable for enjoying year-round. In addition to a complex roasted malt character of coffee and dark chocolate, a hefty addition of American hops adds bright, distinctive layers of tropical fruits, citrus, and pine. 6.8% ABV.
Blackberry Farm Leather Britches 6/4/16oz CAN – Dark, Rich Porter featuring a malty finish and hints of dark fruit and chocolate. An homage to the farm tradition of Leather Britches. An old southern method for preserving late-summer green beans. The beans are harvested, left in their pod, and hung up to dry. Dehydrating on the string, they start to look like leather pant legs. Brewed in collaboration with Heidi Geist of the 48 Beer Project. 6.4% ABV.
Blackberry Farm Spring Saison 12/750ml – A yearning for better days! Made with a healthy proportion of wheat, and gently spiced. 6.2% ABV.
Blackberry Farm Native Series Sorghum Saison 12/750ml – Farmhouse Ale brewed with Tennessee Heritage Malt, Sorghum syrup, and fermented with a wild strain of native yeast from the orchards at Blackberry Farm. 6.3% ABV.
Blackberry Farm Classic Saison 6/4/12oz CAN – Belgian-style Saison features European noble-type hops, authentic Belgian Saison yeast, and the finest European two-row malt. 6.3% ABV
Blackberry Farm Mountain Lager 6/4/12oz CAN – Vienna-style Lager showcases Vienna and dark Munich malts, with distinctively toasty, bready aromas and flavors. A judicious hopping lends balance to the malty goodness. 5% ABV.
Blackberry Farm Boundary Tree 6/4/12oz CAN – A hop-forward Farmhouse Ale brewed with Hallertau Blanc, Southern Cross, Comet, and Citra hops. 6.5% ABV
Twelve Percent Beer:
Twelve Percent Beer Project House Lager 4/6/12oz CAN – A Snappy American Lager. 5% ABV.
American Solera Power TIPA 6/4/16oz CAN – Triple IPA with Citra & Mosaic Hops. 10% ABV.
American Solera This Is Cashmere 6/4/16oz CANS – American IPA brewed with Cashmere, Azacca & Mosaic hops. 7% ABV.
FAT ORANGE CAT FOC:
Fat Orange Cat FOC Baby Kittens 6/4/16oz CANS – NE IPA with Citra, Simcoe & Galaxy Hops. 6.5% ABV.
Fat Orange Cat FOC Dazed and Confused Teenage Kittens 6/4/16oz CANS – Awww, they’re growing up and going through those awkward & rebellious teenage years! A slightly amped-up version of Baby kittens, and aggressively hopped and dank; clocking in at 7.10% ABV.
Fat Orange Cat Vito The Beer Whale Cat 6/4/16oz CAN – Double IPA with Azacca and Simcoe Hops. 8% ABV
Fat Orange Cat Living In Our Own Private Idaho 6/4/16oz CANS – NE-IPA with Idaho 7, Azacca, and Simcoe hops. Citrusy with a hint of that undeniable piney Idaho 7 hop flavor on the end. 7.5% ABV.
Fat Orange Cat FOC I Don’t Like Mondays 6/4/16oz CAN – New England style IPA brewed with Galaxy, Mosaic, and Simcoe hops. 7.5% ABV.
Fat Orange Cat FOC Severe Tire Damage 6/4/16oz CAN – New England-style IPA hop forwarded with Simco, Citra and Mosaic hops. It’s a big beer at 9.4% ABV.
4 year anniversary party coming to Big Grove’s Iowa City location and as always, Big Grove will be throwing some amazing brews our way! Here’s quick rundown of what we can expect and stay tuned for more info on these brews and on this anniversary party and check out Big Grove’s latest “Morning Brews” episode explaining the Batch 1000 variants. Here we go!
*Batch 1000 Barleywine
*Batch 1000 w/ 4 variants
*Coconut King – hazy IPA- in house only!
Beers will be available, allotments undetermined at this point, online for pickup or dine in with presale starting Wednesday March 3rd. Stay tuned for link info for that and below is the “Morning Brews” episode that is going to make you extremely thirsty! Happy Anniversary BG IC and I can’t wait to have a taste of all those brews! Cheers!
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It’s pilsner time! Lion Bridge will be releasing their popular Ziva Voda Czech style pilsner on March 10th and 2 more beers will be coming out before that release! Here’s more from Lion Bridge courtesy of their Facebook page:
3/10/2021 RETURNING!!!Živá 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.2/24/2021
NEW!!! Fun Size (Small beer w/Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Sea Salt, 6.5%) – Made from our Home-Baked second runnings. This beer is brewed with Maldon Sea Salt and then blended with cacao nibs and peanut butter deliciousness.
RETURNING!!! Sweep the Leg (Rice Lager, 4.5%) Utilizing a clean fermenting Kveik yeast for this “lager” might be deemed cheating by some, but we say do whatever it takes to win.
Clock House Brewing is introducing their “Classified Hop Series” and the first two releases will be this Friday! Here’s more info on these new releases courtesy of Clock House’s Facebook page:
Come join us this Friday as we release two new juicy NEIPA’s.The very start of our Classified Hops series. Volume one features Enigma and HBC 586. Notes of stone fruit, berries, and mango round out this incredibly balanced treat!Westward Bound: Our take on a beer-mosa. A very citrus forward base complemented with a touch of cara cara orange. Silky, sweet, and crushable!Available in cans/growlers, and on draft!
Big Grove Brewery will be brining their amazing drive thru option back for beer and food lovers this coming Saturday morning (2/20)! The last series of the popular Hopocalypse series will be releasing which features:
*Great Scott – this will be a hazy double IPA brewed with Galaxy hops.
*Doctor Voralouf – Pieces are going missing from Big Grove Brewery, and we’re beginning to believe that Vorlauf aka head brewer, Andy Joynt, has plans to become the most powerful brewing machine in the world! Or at least he plans to get to that right after he takes down one of these west coast double IPAs brewed with Galaxy.
Along with the Hopocalypse release BG will also be bringing back the coffee shop series with the release of Mocha Dunkel. Mocha Dunkel will feature La Union Columbia coffee from JBC Coffee Roasters and Tanzanian Kokoa Kamili cocoa nibs from Mast Brothers Chocolate.
And don’t forget the food! Chef Smart is ready to dish out h Detroit Breakfast Style pizza for the drive-thru. You can place your order for any of these items AND they are having 25% merch sale on 5 of their comfy sweatshirts! Lots going on, order now and make your weekend great! https://biggrovebrewery.com/product-category/drive-thru/
Thew Brewing and Pulpit Rock Brewing are once again coming together for a collab release of “Together 4ever”! This release will take place this Friday, February 12, @4:00 p.m. Here are the details on this beer:
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Together 4ever is back! We brew this milkshake IPA with peach, vanilla, and lactose every year with our pals at Pulpit Rock. Come get this sweet treat! Available on tap and in crowlers.
Along with the collab release, Thew will have the following beers available:
We will have cans of Pulpit Rock beers to enjoy in our taproom or to go:
Island Life – pastry sour with strawberry, mango, and lemonade (contains lactose)
Blemon – pastry sour with blueberries, white cake, and lemon zest (contains lactose)
Show and Tell – blackberry kettle sour (contains lactose)
Never Again – pastry stout with peanuts, maraschino cherries, sugar cookies, and cocoa nibs (contains lactose & nuts)
Koffee and Biscotti – coffee porter with almond biscotti
Chuggernaut – hazy pale aleWe will also have cans of UNIFY, a hazy IPA brewed for the Iowa Brewers Guild, to enjoy in our taproom or to go!
After two extremely popular releases of Sour Patch Man #1 and #2, Clock House Brewing is back at it this Saturday with the release of Sour Patch Man #3! This will be the green version of this adult candied beverage! DRAFT ONLY!! Here’s more on this release:
Our flagship kettle sour infused with loads of Green Sour Patch Kids. Our spin on what adult candy would taste like.Draft only release
The month of February is “Stout Month” at Confluence Brewing Company in Des Moines! Starting February 5th and ending February 26th, Confluence will be releasing six stouts throughout! Here’s the lineup and more details can be found by clicking here:
February is Stout Month and we have a killer lineup that’ll keep you rockin’ for 28 days straight! Complete our Stout Month beer tour and receive an amazing commemorative Stout Month 2021 t-shirt. This year we’re expanding our promo to include curbside orders, so you can participate from the safety of your car, or a seat in our taproom. How can you get your hands on this bada** shirt? Check out the instructions below:We’ll hand you a ticket stub in the taproom, or include one in your curbside order when you make a purchase of each of the 6 stouts we’re releasing. Qualifying purchases include a draft pour in the taproom, or a 4-pack or bottle depending on the beer (curbside or taproom). Collect a ticket for each unique beer and redeem all 6 stubs at the end of the month for the shirt.
Here’s the release schedule:
*2/5 Ferryman’s Fuel Russian Imperial Stout W/ Chocolate &Espresso
*2/12 Stavropol Russian Imperial Stout
*2/19 Ferryman’s Chocolate Covered Cherries
*2/26 Bourbon Barrel Monster Cookie Stout
*2/26 50’s Dad Barrel Aged Milk Stout W/ Coffee, Vanilla, & Chocolate
**We will have a hefty amount of shirts printed and ready to go at the end of the month, but redeem as soon as you can as we are making our best guess at how many we’ll need. If our shirt supply runs out, we will take your info and order a shirt for you. (available sizes S-2XL)
*Must redeem offer by 3/31/21
***Qualifying beers may be purchased at any time throughout the month, not just on the release date.
A hectic month that once again becomes bearable thanks to the brilliance and deliciousness of Lion Bridge Brewing company’s “Barrel-Aged January”. Year after year this remarkable brewery plans, develops, and brews some of the best beers in the state and maybe even the country. As of typing this, many of these releases are still available at the brewery! So, there are a lot of Drink These! beers listed, but the beauty with many, if not all of these beers is that you can buy a 4 pack, drink 2, and store two. Or in my case, drink 3 or 4, store 1 or none! Either way, well worth the trip to Lion Bridge before they are gone!
BA January Beer #1 – GAZPROM! Double Maple w/Coffee – 11% ABV
Lion Bridge’s GABF award-winning barrel-aged stout with Dark Roast Dash coffee and extra maple deliciousness!
BA January kicked off with a great start. The beauty of this beer is the balance between the barrel, the coffee, and the maple. Coffee can sometimes dominate a beer and so can maple syrup. In this beer, the coffee is upfront and is balanced perfectly on the finish with maple. When meshed this well, coffee and maple make a happy couple!
BA January Beer #2 – 2021 GAZPROM! – 11% ABV
Their 2016 GABF Bronze Medal Winner for Specialty Beer. Viscous and black. After primary fermentation this oily, Russian giant is re-fermented with Iowa dark maple syrup in bourbon barrels then blended back together to add consistency and complexity.
The beer (I assume) that started the BA January revolution! GAZPROM! returns and its 2021 form is just as good as I remember with the barrel flavor really standing out. Every year this is an excellent beer.
BA January Beer #3 – 2021 Homebaked – 11% ABV
Dessert for your desert island.
Fudge and Saigon cinnamon meld with a little bit of hazelnut goodness to produce something we liken to a cookie in beer form.
There’s not much left to be said about Homebaked really. This may be the best beer in Iowa, one of the best beers in the country, and definitely a beer that is worth seeking out. A beer that must be purchased every time you see it available!
BA January Beer #4 – Percussive Maintenance – 11% ABV
Put in barrels back when the world was a simpler place. Aged for 10 months then blended with a heavy dose of toasted and untoasted coconut as well as cacao nibs. A decadent treat for a time when we need to savor every sip.
An amazingly decadent beer! Barrel lovers and coconut lovers rejoice, as the beer you’ve been waiting for has arrived! Percussive Maintenance hits the nail on the head for those who aren’t necessarily into the overly sweet pastry stouts; instead we get more of a dark chocolate coconut combo that is more fresh coconut then sweetened and the balance of the barrels really makes this a special beer!
As Lion Bridge’s barrel-aged January comes to a close there is still hope for those who haven’t been down to the Czech Village to get a taste! All of these beers are still available for purchase in the taproom! If you’re lucky you may get a taste of one of them on tap, but you can definitely get a 4 pack or a few bottles to take home, and believe me, you should do just that and Drink These beers!