Clock House announces “Bake and Shake” series with the release of “Orange Dream” this Friday (7/1)!

A new series of 3 pastry sours titled “Bake and Shake” will be released by Clock House this Friday with the debut beer being “Orange Dream”! Here’s more on this release from Clock House, stay tuned for future releases in this series!

New Beer and series coming at you! Our Bake ‘N’ Shake series will be featuring 3 brand new pastry sours.

This Friday, July 1st will be the debut of Orange Dream. This sour features a plethora of White Sheet Cake, Glaze, Vanilla Beans and Orange Purée. This will be available in cans and on draft!

Court Avenue releasing 2 collabs (Lua + Reunion) in July!

Court Avenue Brewing Company will be releasing two new collaboration beers in early July. They’ve teamed up with Lua for a double NEIPA and then also teamed up with Reunion Brewing for an Italian Pilsner. Here’s more courtesy of CABCOs brewing’s Facebook page:

Those silly ReUnion bois David and Pete came down a while ago for a low n’ slow Italian Pilsner. It’s just about finished lagering and is refreshingly crisp. WATER COOLER ROMANCE starts with an all Pilsner malt base and then we threw in some of our favorite hops: Nelson Sauvin, Huell Melon, Hallertau Blanc and that classic baddie, Saaz.

Last week Zack from Lua popped down and was like, what if we do a hazy pale? And you know what, we tried and ended up with a Double NEIPA. Wild how that works. ROULETTE DARES is dapped up with an absurd amount of Citra, Mosaic and Nelson Sauvin hops and comes in heavy at a robust 8.4%.

Alluvial and Phase Three Brewing announce partnership with Pequod! Plus more beers from Untitled Art, Tripping Animals, Equilibrium, Blackstack, and Modist!

Quite the update from Pequod this week with the announcement of two new breweries joining their portfolio. The first is a homegrown Iowa brewery, as Alluvial will start their distro footprint slowly with kegs only in the Des Moines/Ames market and slowly expand from there. Phase Three out of Lake Zurich, IL will be both keg and cans and their first update is below!

Pixel Density – Hazy IPA 
Our core hazy, exclusively hopped with our hand-selected Citra. Clocking in at 6.5%, this beer is a versatile, full-of-flavor, not-too-heavy, bright, pillowy hazy IPA to reach for.

P3 Pilsner 
This American-Style pilsner is made with 6-row American barley. This will provide a distinct character unique to American lagers. We took the ABV to 4.7% to further increase the drinkability. Lightly-hopped to provide balance to the malt. This beer isn’t hoppy, it isn’t malty, it’s simple at its core and the perfect companion to hiking, grilling, sitting by the pool, or enjoying in a hammock.

Aquatic Gardens – DBL Hazy IPA  7.8%
Double IPA featuring a hop combination of Vic Secret, Amarillo and Wai-iti. Aromas of pineapple, strawberry and passionfruit, and tastes like candied orange wedges and mango dipped in blueberry resin.

DDH Protocol DBL Hazy IPA – 8%
Brewed with Citra, El Dorado and Galaxy for a smooth, creamy body, loaded with citrus and tropical fruit aromas and flavors. 

Lulz R & R Smoothie Seltzer – Currently rated 5th best in the world
Smoothie-style hard seltzer with guava, coconut, pineapple + orange

Juice Drops Peach Nectaron IPA – This one is really good!
India Pale Ale with Nectaron hops, peach juice and peach flavor. Say hello to your new best friend for the summer. Notes of peach rings in this fantastic IPA

Everhaze – Hazy IPA 
Ever Haze is an India Pale Ale brewed w/ Cashmere, Citra, and Amarillo

Juggling Five Dbl IPA 
We’ve aimed at staying trippy when it comes to hops by using experimentals, playing with proportions, tweaking our hop schedules, all that jazzy stuff. We’ve come to really love a specific handful of them, so we went for a tripping FIRST and threw all FIVE of the bad boys into a DIPA. You’ll have a tropical rainforest of aromatics and notes, rounded out with a distinct crisp dryness.

Killer Kolsch
A clean, crisp beer, Kölsch offers a very slight fruity flavor and aroma. It is light gold in color, with a delicate head. This light-bodied beer appeals to nearly everyone who samples it.

No Mames – mexican Style lager 
A crisp, clean, massively refreshing Mexican lager with subtle notes of flaked corn. Limitlessly crushable, beyond satisfying.

The Ultimate Trip -fruit sour 
Fruited Sour conditioned w/ Blueberry, Pistacho, Vanilla, and Lactose

Who Loves Orange Soda? – soda inspired fruit beer 
Introducing the second installment to our soda-POP inspired FRESCO SERIES, were bringing you animals the orange FIZZY right out of your childhood memories just pop, pour, sip and repeat Be careful with this one y’all, its not your average orange soda. Although it sure drinks like it and not a soul would be none the wiser.  

DBL Fractal Hilbert Curve DDH DIPA 
Pouring a bright mango yellow, aromas of tangerine and green grapes lead into flavors of dank grassy fields, OJ and papaya juice, pineapple, berry compote, and a touch of faint white pepper with our signature #EQJuice finish.

Fluctuation DDH DIPA – KEG ONLY 
Fluctuation has bright tropical notes of passion fruit, mango, pineapple, and lychee with an undercurrent of sorbet and cream await!

HDHC Dream Wave Fluctuation (Other half Brewing Collab)
HDHC Dream Wave Fluctuation glows while releasing aromas and flavors of deep saturated passion fruit, pineapple syrup, overripe stone fruit, and creamy lime pudding. Intense fruit flavors are explosive with a tropical fruit custard finish lined with our #EQjuice melon finish. HDHC Dreamwave Fluctuation is dangerously smooth and is sure to fluctuate your dream waves.

Limited release – Coconut Almond Delight – Imp stout (almond joy bar)
We wanted to liquify one of our favorite candy bars so we boiled up a big base stout and conditioned it on shredded coconut, almonds, Madagascar vanilla, and cacao nibs.

Data Points – DBL IPA 
Pouring vivid yellow in color, aromas of OJ, rainbow melon, and a blueberry strain of the devil’s lettuce lead into dank flavors of passionfruit juice, ruby red grapefruit, Frankenberry cereal, melon, complex concord grape, and strawberry.

To Space we go DDH DIPA – Unseen Creatures Brewing & Blending Collab
Vivid yellow with a tropical aroma, flavors blast off into notes of syrupy pineapple chunks, mango candy, passionfruit, cannabis, complex berry and black currants all wrapped in super dank flavor.

Early Admission DBL IPA DIPA (8.0%)
Brewed with our buds & famed State Fair Craft Sud Slingers @ballparkcafe for their “Kick Off the Summer” Event at the State Fair Grounds. Featuring a particularly juicy quartet of Mosaic, Mosaic Cryo, Cashmere & El Dorado Hops. Better stock up before the hoarders get there.

Stack At the Lab DDH DIPA – Equilibrium Collaboration! (8.4%)
Had to catch a cab back to the lab with our buds at Equilibrium Brewery from Middleton, New York. We did some mind melding to intertwine our respective approaches to hop processes & brewing larger IPAs and this is where we landed: Hand-selected Strata, Strata CGX™, Mosaic, Mosaic Cryo™ & Australian Galaxy on a bed of Pilsner & 5 different types of Oats & Wheat. Primo Stack Sauce, Straight outta the Lab.

Pull Tabs – Hazy pale Ale

Citra, Strata, Idaho7 Cryo… Pull up, win those Dollas! 

Local 755 Hazy IPA 

Our Foggy Favorite. Azacca, Amarillo & a Gwop of Citra. Soft, Juicy & Hazy like 70’s Home Movies.

Fugazi – Italian Pilsner 
Italian-Style Pils dry-hopped adoringly with Czech Kazbek. It’s the Real Deal.

Tater Tot Hotdish DDH DIPA – Other half Collaboration
We teamed up with our friends at Other Half to create this DDH Double IPA that’s sure to be the star at any potluck. Hot and fresh out the oven and being brought to liquor stores today is Tater Tot Hotdish!

ᴛᴀᴛᴇʀ ᴛᴏᴛ ʜᴏᴛᴅɪꜱʜ
DDH Double IPA w/ 2 row, wheat, oats, flaked oats & flaked rye. Whirlpool hopped w/ Citra Cryo, Idaho 7 & Motueka then double dry hopped w/ HBC586, Strata & Nelson Sauvin.

More Drekker brews headed our way via Pequod!

Braaaaaaains Cherry/Mango/Pineapple  Double Fruit Sour
This one is absolutely stuffed with Cherry, Mango, & Pineapple and then of course we hit it with our double secret smoothie treatment of sea salt, lactose, and vanilla for an absolute 🔥🔥🔥 flavor combo.⠀

NEW Style – Sometime Around Midnight – Dbl IPA 
A brand spankin’ new Double IPA! We brewed this one with oats and spelt for a light, fluffy body and hopped it with NZH107 & Vic Secret. Then we fermented this one HOT with Nordic Kviek yeast to really crank up the citrusy flavor & aroma, so you’ll get not-so-subtle notes of citrus & tropical fruit like guava, passionfruit, grapefruit, and lime.

Chonk PB & J Supreme – Sundae Fruit Sour 
PB&J Supreme Chonk is absolutely stuffed with strawberry, blueberry, plum, banana, lactose & vanilla beans

NEW to Iowa – King of the Thing – All Citra Hopped Double Hazy IPA 

King of the Thing, our liquid ode to the magnificence & splendor of Citra hops! This super soft and royally juicy Double IPA reigns supreme with notes of lychee, candied lemon, and peach bellini

Slang Du Jour – Pineapple Upside down Cake 
We get asked to bring this one back all the time so once again we went full on Pineapple Upside Down Cake and stuffed in a ton of pineapple, cherry, brown sugar, granola, cinnamon, lactose, and vanilla beans for another one of those flavors that probably shouldn’t taste so much like the real thing but it totally does.

Chonk Strawberry/Guava/Banana/Fluff Sundae Fruit Sour 
Our lovable hefty boi is back and this time he’s absolutely slathered with strawberry, guava, banana, and marshmallows. Our little absolute unit is suuuuper sticky but having a great time & breathing all heavy because this combo of flavors is extra decadent and tasty as hell.

Sneak Peek: Backpocket 10th Anniversary Stout

Backpocket Brewing’s 10th Anniversary is coming up this Saturday (6/11), and over the years their stout release is one of Iowa’s most anticipated releases and this year will be no different. I was lucky enough to get a bottle a few days before this year’s release and give it a taste.

Our 10th Anniversary Russian Imperial Stout is aged on roasted coconut, followed by 24 months in Mississippi River Distilling bourbon barrels with a heavy dose of vanilla bean. Rich whiskey flavors with accents of cinnamon, vanilla and oak.

Nose of vanilla, coconut and some chocolate. Head dissipates quickly, the flavor is a hint of sweet coconut up front, the barrel and vanilla mesh extremely well. Some coffee and chocolate notes in there as well, light, creamy, smooth and delicious. Definitely a beer worth seeking!

Along with the release of their 10th Anniversary Stout, Backpocket will have the following beers/food/events going:

Special releases include our TENTH Anniversary Stout, TWO special pin releases at noon and 2pm, BA Tiki Sour, Mallow Vibes, and Black Hive!

11am we’re kicking the day off with 9Round Fitness Hits and Hops workout 🥊

12pm The Albatross Food Truck

1pm James Tutson live music & Elida’s Bakery

4pm Harvest-The Band live music

7pm Marco’s Grilled Cheese and Silent Disco DSM

Yard games ALL DAY!

Introducing Urban South Brewery via Pequod! Plus Untitled Art, and MORE!

Combo Plate Double IPA  
Extremely crushable and vibrant double IPA with the perfect balance of soft juiciness and hop bitterness. Dry Hopped w/ citra and wai-iti

HTX IPA (from the former head brewery of Other Half)
New Recipe – Hazy Double IPA featuring Citra and Strata hops

Sur Urbano – Mexican Lager 
Bright Mexican style lager, perfect for crushing some tacos or grilling Brats. 

Spilled Candy Paint Job – J Wakefield Collab
We had so much fun at Wakefest with our homies at J.Wakefield that we just had to bring you a 2nd iteration of our Spilled Paint Job collab. Remember Ice Cream Paint Job? Now introducing Spilled: Candy Paint Job, a heavily fruited sour with strawberry, mango, passionfruit and over 100lbs of mango gummi bears!!

Double Spilled Caribbean Mix 
Our downright delicious Double Spilled Sour base conditioned on enormous amounts of Pineapple, Mango, and Strawberry Puree paired with Coconut to complete

Song of Rice and Fire 
This little summer crusher is made with drinkability in mind. We brewed up this batch with rice then fermented with a neutral lager strain to keep it light and refreshing before dry hopping with Wakatu

Rocket Popsicle Seltzer
Making it’s annual return is Rocket Pop our sparkling blue friend. That famous Blue Razz flavored seltzer sure to tickle your nose and remind of simpler days. 

Pixie Mix Citrus Punch
Who wants some alcoholic Sunny D in their lives? This is the next in line for their “nostalgic series” hard seltzers. 

NEW- Clamp & Gasket DDH Hazy IPA 

DDH IPA with Amarillo, Citra, Strata, and Idaho-7. This batch we’re tasting notes of pungent florals soaked in mango marmalade sodden with darjeeling tea, crushed goose berries, and zested red grapefruit. Tangy citrus is also at the forefront and gives way to a nice sophisticated bitterness that is anything but overpowering.

To the trees IPA 

American West-Coast style IPA that’s a bit boulder…err…bolder than your every day IPA. Brewed with a lush combo of Amarillo, Centennial, CTZ, and Simcoe hops, this IPA is a hoppy trailblazer who’s not afraid to take the lead and set the trend.

Open Fields Cream Ale 

This all-day, light-bodied beer is brewed with flaked corn to lend a crisp, dry finish. Soft, ultra-pure water helps yield a delicate mouthfeel, refreshing taste, and lingering fruity notes from the hops that makes this easy drinking ale so crushable, you might even forget to hit a home run.

Agra Pina Colada Seltzer This fresh, juicy seltzer is awash with fresh coconut juice and tangy pineapple that surfs over an extremely clean and soft water base. Clocking in at 5% ABV, our seltzers are made with REAL FRUIT while still maintaining extreme crush-ability. Brewed naturally gluten & dairy-free with virtually no bitterness.

Backpocket 10th Anniversary set for June 11th!

Set your calendars for Saturday June 11th and get to Backpocket’s 10th Anniversary party featuring the release of their 10th Anniversary stout and much more! Complete lineup below:

Mark your calendars and help us celebrate TEN YEARS!!

Special releases include:
TENTH Anniversary Stout, BA Tiki Sour, Mallow Vibes, and Black Hive!

11AM-12PM Hits and Hops Kickboxing inspired workout with 9Round Fitness

12PM-7PM Albatross Food Truck

1-3PM Live music with James Tuston

1PM Elida’s Bakery

4-6PM Live music with Harvest

7PM Marco’s Food Truck

7-9PM DSM Silent Disco

Yard games ALL day!

Big Drekker drop coming from Pequod next week!

Braaaaaaains Mango/Strawberry/Pineapple/ Coconut 
 a new Braaaaaaaains! We stuffed this one to the max with mango, strawberry, pineapple, and coconut then hit it with our double secret smoothie treatment of sea salt, lactose, and vanilla beans.

Chonk – Raspberry Rice Pudding Double Fruit Sour smoothie

Our loveable hefty boi is back at it again and this time he’s after all the rice pudding and raspberries he can get his fluffy little paws on. 

Freak Parade – DBL IPA 
We packed this beast with an absurd amount of Vic Secret, El Dorado, and Mosaic hops and the result is a juicy citrus, melon, and stone fruit burst of pure radness wrapped in a pillowy soft bundle of awesome.

Braaaaaaains Strawberry/Passion Fruit/ Apricot – dbl fruit sour 
Braaaaaaaains that’s jam packed with Strawberry, Passionfruit, & Apricot. Then of course we hit it with our double secret smoothie treatment of sea salt, lactose, & vanilla so it’s insanely tasty and pairs perfectly with a warm breeze and a little sunshine.⠀

Involuntary Narcissistic Rage – DBL IPA 
INR is a Lactose Double IPA brewed with Vic Secret, Belma, and Huell Melon hops. It’s soft and creamy with flavors of ripe cantaloupe and floral strawberry, slightly sweet but with a nicely balanced finish.  

PRRRT These Days – fruit sour
PRRRTs These Days, amiright??? We’re bringing back PRRRTs These Days, a sour brewed with a huge pile of Sour Patch Kids®, Lemon, Lime, Orange, Raspberry, Apricot, Pink Guava, Pineapple, and Sea Salt for a flavor that’ll take you way, way back to the last time you ate Sour Patch Kids. Ok, so that was like an hour ago for us, but it’s still a cherished memory.⠀⠀

Slang Du Jour – Apricot Shortbread Fruit sour 
A brand spankin’ new Slang Du Jour! Apricot Shortbread Cookie Slang is stuffed with Apricot, Almonds, Shortbread Cookies, Granola, Coconut, & Vanilla Beans and it’s suuuuuuper tasty just like the dessert Tom’s meemaw used to make! 

Iowa Craft Brew Festival set for Saturday, June 4th!

One of the best beer events of the year is coming up and tickets are available! On Saturday June 4th, you could have the opportunity to sample the best of what Iowa craft producers are making! VIP tickets are sold out but general admission tickets are still available! The Iowa Craft Beer Festival is the perfect place for you to try craft beers, ciders, and food! Here’s more on this event and the link to purchase tickets below courtesy of the Iowa Brewer’s Guild:

It’s the unofficial start to Iowa summer- the Iowa Craft Brew Festival! 

Join the Iowa Brewers Guild on Saturday, June 4th and sample beer, cider and more from over 70 Iowa craft producers. The Iowa Craft Brew Festival happens at Des Moines Waterworks Park and every ticket includes unlimited sampling and live music. Food trucks, free parking, water, and plenty of space- we’ve got everything to start summer right. Grab your friends and join us!

General admission is only $45 and gets you in from 1-4pm. Tickets are selling quickly so purchase yours today! 

GET YOUR TICKETS BY CLICKING HERE !!!

Blackstack, Drekker, Equilibrium, and Untitled Art coming from Pequod

NOT WITH THAT ATTITUDE – TIPA (10.1%)
Our selected Citra, Cascade Cryo & Cryo Pop from our buds @yakimachief is never gonna work. Too many punchy fruit aromas to be contained. Well… Certainly not with that attitude

REAL ESTATE  West Coast IPA w/ Crosby Estate Comet (7.0%)
The first of several fun collaboration projects we have dropping this week for the impending Craft Brewer’s Conference in Minneapolis. Reminiscent of musk melon & citrusy sunshine, this crispy & extremely dry lil’ number was dreamt up with our buds @crosbyhops in Oregon to celebrate the magic that is their Estate Grown Comet.

Bloody Hell 

Bloody Hell, our blood orange pale ale made with real blood… oranges. We brew Bloody Hell with oats and wheat, hop it with our hand selected Citra, Sabro, & Mosaic, then load it up with Blood Orange for a ridiculously refreshing & delicious burst of citrus.

Chonk – Strawberry chocolate coconut

a brand new Chonky absurdity! Our lovable hefty boi is back and as usual he’s preposterously decadent. This time around he’s stuffed with strawberry, coconut, and cacao nibs. Lots of heavy breathing happening right now.⠀

Braaaaaains Strawberry Pineapple Dragonfruit 
 A new Braaaaaaaains! We stuffed this full of Strawberry, Pineapple, & Dragonfruit and then hit it with our double secret smoothie treatment of sea salt, lactose, and vanilla.⠀

Dangerous Night Crew DBL IPA 

Our buds from Oliphant Brewing came to visit a few weeks ago and over some beers and sloppy steaks we discovered our mutual love of slicked back hair and a shared desire to use Talus hops in a crushable pale ale. So we got right to work and Dangerous Nights Crew, a hazy pale ale hopped with Centennial, Mosaic, Talus, Azacca, & Enigma was born. ⠀

Jolly Prrrrrrters

a Blue Razz Slush Style Sour packed with Blueberry, Raspberry, Pineapple, Blue Raspberry Jolly Rancher® candies, and Blue Razz Slushy Mix. We could go on and on about how amazing and fruity it tastes, but these flavors blend perfectly together to taste exactly like a blue razz Jolly Rancher®

Master manipulator – DBL IPA 

a brand spankin new double IPA! Master Manipulator is loaded up with oats and spelt and hopped to the hilt with our hand selected Citra & Vic Secret for some serious citrusy & peachy vibes.

Strawberry Prrrt – a – Colada

This PRRRT is loaded up with Strawberry, Pineapple, & Coconut and it’s super tropical & tasty like something that would be brought to you in a big weird glass with some of those tiny umbrellas in it while you’re chilling in a shaded cabana on the beach. ⠀

Limited Release – Barrel Aged Chocolate flavored Kisses Stout bottles
Choco Flavored Kisses is back with a new single origin cacao nib to showcase! This big ol’ imperial stout was aged in Old Fitzgerald bourbon barrels and conditioned on a ridiculous amount of single origin Ecuadorian cacao nibs for a rich, fudgy chocolate flavor and aroma we can’t get enough of.

Light at the end of the tunnel – IPA 6.8% ABV
Light At The End of The Tunnel uses Photon as its inspiration with some modifications and upgrades including an all Survivable hop blend for the whirlpool and a large dose of Lupomax Citra in addition to a supersized Photon hop bill. Aromas and flavors of soft pineapple, navel orange, stone fruit, EQ’s rainbow melon, and lime juice radiate with a touch of pine resin at the finish making it an easy drinker

Stacked Science – Blackstack Brewing collaboration – DDH DBL IPA 8.5% ABV
We had some fun in the lab with Murph from Blackstack to bring you stacks on stacks on stacks of flavor! We blended in 2-row, Flaked oats, White wheat, and Flaked wheat as the foundation for a Citra Incognito, Citra Lupomax, and Idaho 7 whirlpool before a big dry hop of Mosaic, Strata, Eclipse, and Galaxy.

Strata Points – DDH  Dbl IPA 8% ABV
A Strata Point takes our Data Points grain bill and replaces ALL of the hops with our hand CY 2021 selected Strata. Pouring vivid yellow in color, aromas of OJ, rainbow melon, and a blueberry strain of the devil’s lettuce lead into dank flavors of passionfruit juice, ruby red grapefruit, Frankenberry cereal, melon, complex concord grape, and strawberry.

Tie Dye Science IPA 6.5% ABV 
Tie-Dye Science starts off with a nice base of oats and wheat before a T90 and Lupomax Citra and Mosaic hop bill for both the whirlpool and dry hop. Aromas and flavors of orange slices, papaya, pink starburst, lime gummies lead into a bright juicy finish with a touch of hoppy bitterness all wrapped up in a creamy mouthfeel. 

Peanut Butter Smores Imperial Stout – Limited release 
While engineering our S’mores sandwich stout which has Marshmallows, Cacao Nibs, and Graham Crackers, we to bring you Peanut Butter S’mores Blueprint. Draw up a blueprint and follow the design carefully, engineering a S’mores sandwich is serious business and requires precision! Following the plans from the first batch, we took a thick and fluffy base and conditioned it on Peanut Butter, Marshmallows, Cacao Nibs, and Graham Crackers.

NEW – Kiwi Coconut Mango Smoothie Seltzer 
Hello summer weather! This new smoothie seltzer is packed with Mango puree, Kiwi puree, cream of coconut and passion fruit juice. 

NEW – Florida Seltzer Vareity pack Version 2 
New vareity pack with 2 brand new flavors!! Gluten Free & Vegan approved. Each pack contains 3 cans each of the following flavors per 12pk:

  • Meyer Lemon/Watermelon
  • Apricot/Kumquat
  • Strawberry/Kiwi
  • Navel Orange/Yuzu