Big Grove will be releasing one of their more anticipated beers on August 27th as “Velvet” comes back to their taprooms! About Velvet:
VANILLA BARREL-AGED IMPERIAL STOUT ABV: 13.3%
This special brew is an Extended Boil, Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout that we aged in freshly emptied Kentucky Bourbon barrels. The beer was aged for a year and then finished on Grade A Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans. You can expect a viscous mouthfeel, notes of roasted malt, marshmallow, dark chocolate, and an explosion of vanilla—highlighted by a smoothness that only comes from age and using the finest ingredients.
Along with “Velvet”, Big Grove will be releasing “Tropical Jam Fruit Sour” and “Double Norwegian Demon”. To pre-order your Velvet please click HERE! Below is more info on release day:
• Pick up period is 10:00am to 10:00pm on Saturday, August 27, 2022
• All three Big Grove Brewery locations will open at 10:00am for beer pick-up
• Breakfast food specials will be available from our chefs from 10:00am – noon
For the first time, we’ve crafted 100 bottles of a variant aged in a rum barrel sourced from the Virgin Islands with a nose of fresh cut sugarcane and light banana. This one-time release will only be available in bottles to the first 50 guests in Iowa City, 35 guests in Des Moines, and 15 guests in Solon.
Price: $50 per Barrel Aged Velvet bottle (500mL), limit of 6 per guest, available in Des Moines, Iowa City, and Solon. It will also be available in very limited draft at our breweries.
Variant: $50 per Barrel Aged Velvet Rum Variant bottle (500mL), limit 1 per guest in order of arrival. Available in Iowa City, (50 bottles), Des Moines (35 bottles), and Solon (15 bottles). It will also be served in very limited draft at our breweries.
New Brews Joining the Party: Tropical Jam Fruited Sour Ale (draft and 4-pack), Double Norwegian Demon Hazy Double IPA (brewery-only, draft-only).
Remember to bring your order number and a valid ID.
On Saturday, come on in and a Big Grove employee will greet you, check your ID, and retrieve your order. Please have the order number from your receipt available.
You’re invited to pick up the goods (proxy) on behalf of a friend, so long as you have their order number and a copy of their ID.
Pending availability, you’re welcome to purchase any of our remaining beer inventory at that time.
Braaaaaaains Mango / Lemon / Lime Double Fruit Sour We loaded this summer crusher up with mango, lemon, & lime and then hit it with our double secret smoothie treatment of sea salt, lactose, and vanilla beans and it’s just as refreshing & delicious as you’re imagining it is right now.
Chonk Banana Split Banana Split Chonk is back! Our loveable hefty boi is all smothered in a preposterously tasty pile of banana, strawberry, & chocolate
Frose Braaaaains – Collab w/KINGS Brewing Co! big ol’ fruity collab with our pals @kingsbrewingco! We loaded up Frosé Braaaaaaaains with watermelon, lime, & guava then gave it our double secret smoothie treatment of sea salt, lactose, and vanilla.
NEW Style – Good Platoon DBL IPA Goon Platoon is brewed with oats and loaded up with Citra, Belma, and NZH-107 hops for a super balanced flavor with notes of kiwi, guava, and strawberry candy.⠀
NEW – Pizza Toots IPA Pizza Toots is an IPA brewed with oats & spelt and hopped with Rakau and Ekuanot and it’s crazy delicious.
NEW version – Slang Du Jour Lemon Bar
We raided Grandma’s recipe box and then got a little weird with it of course, so we stuffed this Slang with lemon, pear, a little banana, vanilla soft serve ice cream, granola and a whole pile of shortbread cookies for a lemon bar flavor that’s totally Grandma approved!
NEW – When life gives you Prrrrts! When Life Gives You PRRRTs all you can do is laugh at the PRRRTs. It’s also going to be better if you’re laughing at the PRRRTs while drinking a When Life Gives You PRRRTs. This Strawberry, Guava, Pink Lemonade is hella tasty,
NEW – Synaptic Cleft DBL IPA Synaptic Cleft, a big, soft double IPA built on a huge base of oats and wheat and hopped with Motueka, Moutere, Citra, and Belma for some massive citrus, stone fruit, & berry flavors with just the right amount of bitterness to perfectly balance it all out.⠀
The first time when so well they’re going to do it again! Backpocket Brewery will be hosting their 2nd annual “Smoked Meat and Beer Pairing” on August 12th starting at 7 p.m. The menu is listed below as well as a link to get your tickets! Here’s more from Backpocket!
Tickets for our 2nd Smoked Meat and Beer Pairing are LIVE!! These sold out quickly last time!
Course 1: Texas Twinkies – Two large jalapenos filled with cream cheese, slow smoked brisket and shredded cheddar cheese while wrapped in bacon and slow smoked at 225 degrees for two and a half hours. The bite from the jalapeno is cooled by the cheese while the crispy bacon blanket is the perfect partner to the soft creamy filling. Served with 12oz. Bubba IPA.
Course 2: Beef Short Rib Tacos – Two handmade from scratch, flour tortillas filled with slow smoked beef short ribs, smoked yellow onions and pepper jack cheese grilled to melt the cheese slightly. We also took roasted corn and combined it with cotija cheese, lime and mayo with a little bit of tajin for a twist on the classic street corn. Served with 16oz. Tipsy in Tijuana.
Course 3: Homemade Banana Pudding – A classic bbq dessert option, we combine whipped cream with vanilla pudding layered on a bed of vanilla wafers and fresh cut bananas and topped with made from scratch whipped cream. Served with a 16oz. Hawktoberfest.
Just in time for the weekend are two releases coming from the fine folks at Clock House! Pineapple Witch Slap, which has been released before, and a new imperial IPA, Kickin’ Kangaroo, will be available when the taproom opens on Friday, July 15th! Here’s more on these releases from Clock House’s Facebook page:
Kickin’ Kangaroo: We brewed up a bitter Imperial IPA and dry-hopped it with Australian hops. The result is a dank and grassy melon DIPA that finishes with just enough kick!
Pineapple Witch Slap: Our beloved flagship NEIPA infused with real pineapple. Get some while you can this won’t last long!
Lion Bridge and Big Grove are teaming up for a cold IPA release this Friday as “Fortune Favors the Cold” will be hitting the tap lines at Lion Bridge starting at 11 a.m. Here’s more on this brew courtesy of Lion Bridge’s Facebook page:
Fortune Favors the Cold is a collaboration with our buddies in beer at Big Grove Brewery. We have enjoyed making this new “Cold IPA” style, which is defined as non-hazy, with discernable bitterness, and big dry-hop additions.
Cold IPA with Simcoe, Strata, Idaho 7 and Cryo Talus. ABV 7.0%
Braaaaaaains Blueberry/ blackberry/ pineapple Double Fruit Sour We blasted this one with all of the Blueberry, Blackberry & Pineapple we could get our grubby little hands on and then hit it with our double secret smoothie treatment of sea salt, lactose, and vanilla.
Case – $106.00 (30 cases for all of Iowa)
1/6th bbl keg – $155.00 (2 available)
NEW Style – Hater Blockers Hazy DBL IPA Sometimes it seems like everything is all doom and gloom and those haters are chomping at your heels trying to pull you into the undertow. Not gonna slow your roll though. F*** ’em. Just wax up your board and surf on by with your patent pending Hater Blockers on to keep the world at bay. Oats, chit and spelt are gonna keep it sliding real smooth into piles of our hand selected Sabro, Mosaic and Citra that smash out flavors of tangerine, coconut and mango in this delicious Double IPA. * Provides no actual UV protection* ⠀
NEW – Royal Bee – Honey DBL IPA “We are bringing back Royal Bee, our ooey gooey, honey drizzled, award winning Honey Cream Double IPA! We brew Royal Bee with a solid base of oats & spelt and then we add in a whole bunch of local Three Bears Honey Co. honey & lactose and then it gets hopped profusely with Magnum, Hallertau Blanc, Ekuanot, & Mosaic for a super pillowy, creamy, & slightly sweet burst of hoppy goodness for your taste budz!”
NEW version – Slang Du Jour Blackberry Cobbler
Blackberry Cobbler Slang Du Jour is stuffed with blackberry, plum, granola, brown sugar, lactose, cinnamon, and vanilla beans and then baked to perfection for that fresh-out-of-the-oven but still somehow super refreshing flavor!
NEW – What so proudly we Prrrrt! What So Proudly We PRRRT, the most perfect summer PRRRT we’ve every PRRRTed! It’s loaded up with Blueberry, Raspberry, Tart Cherry, Pineapple & Lime for that delicious Rocket Pop flavor that just can’t be beat on a hot summer day.
Ectogasm – Hazy IPA Ectogasm is a juicy, hazy, and soft NE IPA brewed with Citra & Mosaic hops. The Flagship IPA of Drekker brewing!
Orange Cream DBL Marbles IPA Welcome back to 𝗢𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗲 𝗖𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗺 𝗗𝗼𝘂𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗯𝗹𝗲𝘀! It’s everything you love about our original creamsicle-inspired Milkshake-IPA taken to it’s orangiest evolution. With this recipe, we doubled the amount of orange and vanilla for the ultimate creamsicle tang, brewed with milk sugar for a dreamy mouthfeel, and then dry-hopped with Amarillo and Citra hops to add some tropical complexity. This boozy milkshake is sure to keep those great summer vibes rollin’. Happy solstice! (8% ABV)
Dino Bits DDH DIPA (Toppling Goliath Collab) – 8.2% ABV As many of you know, the Toppling Goliath crew has built an incredible reputation with iconic brands like Pseudo Sue & King Sue. So, needless to say, we are pumped to have created not one, but two incredible hop beasts, because as you know… life finds a way!
This 8.2% hazy monster has a citrus-forward and fruity bite that beautifully melds the two worlds between Juicy Bits and TG’s Sue series. We might be insinuating here, but the hop trifecta built into Dino Bits DDH comes together like a mosquito preserved in amber, and inside it holds the secrets to creating an astounding new IPA DNA.
NEW – Teal West Coast IPA If there’s one thing you need to know about Teal Label, our WestCoast IPA, it’s that it’s packed with our hand-selected Columbus Cryo, Simcoe, Strata & Citra hops. It is an IPA, after all.
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 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%.