Lion Bridge “Barrel-Aged January” 2021 release schedule!

Yes!! The schedule has been released and Lion Bridge can once again save the month of January!

Release schedule:

Jan 2, GAZPROM! Double Maple with Coffee

Jan 6. GAZPROM! 2021

Jan 8. First Firkin Friday: Barrel Aged Chocolate Cheesecake Firkin

Jan 13. Apple Cherry Graf collaboration with Wilson’s Orchard (draft)

Jan 20. Home Baked 2021

Jan 23. GAZPROM! Caramel Pecan

Jan 27. Percussive Maintenance (Macaroon)

This year, because of COVID, we will be offering three at home experiences.

All “experiences” come with a suggested playlist for maximum home enjoyment!

Food Specials Available all month for curbside pickup or dine in

  • Vladimir Poutine with local cheese curds (Beef Stroganoff on a bed of house fries)
  • Honey Pecan Goat Cheese Panini with Apple Chutney
  • Maple Burger: Maple Coffee Jam with garlic aioli, lettuce bacon, & caramelized onions.  Add cheese, and/or add an egg

GAZPROM! / VLADIMIR’S SNACK PACK (100 AVAILABLE)
PRE-ORDER FOR 1/2/21 PICK-UP

GAZPROM! 2021 Canvas tote bag (exclusive to Snack Pack)

GAZPROM! 2021 T-shirt 

2021 GAZPROM! (2, 12oz cans)

2021 Caramel Pecan GAZPROM! (1, 12 oz can)

2021 Double Maple Coffee GAZPROM!  (1, 12oz can)

($70 + tax and deposit)

***Optional food add ons***

Beef Stroganoff & Buttered Noodles AND/OR Vladimir Poutine

Dessert- Pecan Bourbon Pie 

HOME BAKED TAKE AND SLAKE KIT (60 AVAILABLE)
PRE-ORDER FOR 1/20/21 PICK-UP

Barrel-Aged January Cotton tote bag (exclusive to BAJ Kit)

2020 Home Baked (1, 12oz can) (exclusive to Take and Slake Kit)

2021 Home Baked (4, 12oz cans)

Barrel-Aged January Teku Glass in gift box exclusive to the kit

House Made Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (4)

($80 + tax and deposit)

  ***Optional food add ons***

House Made Tater Tot Casserole

Dessert- House Made Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

HOME MAINTENANCE KIT (70 AVAILABLE)
PRE-ORDER FOR 1/27/21 PICK-UP

Barrel-Aged January cotton tote bag (exclusive to BAJ Kit)

Percussive Maintenance (2, 500mL bottles)

Percussive Maintenance glass (2, 10.5oz old fashioned glasses exclusive to Kit)

House Made Coconut Macaroons (4)

($70 + tax and deposit)

***Optional food add ons***

Anvil Meat Market Ribeyes to Cook at Home (2) & Mashed Potatoes

Dessert – Additional Macaroons (4)

Available as stand alone items:

GAZPROM! Double Maple Coffee 4-pack – $24.99 +tax & deposit (1/2/2020)

GAZPROM! 2021 4-pack $19.99 +tax & deposit (1/6/2020)

Home Baked 2021 4-pack – $24.99 +tax & deposit (1/20/2020)

GAZPROM! Caramel Pecan 4-pack – $24.99 +tax & deposit (1/23/2020)

Percussive Maintenance (Macaroon) $19.99 (500ml waxed top bottle) + tax & deposit (1/27/2020)

Teku Barrel Aged January Glasses $10 + tax

GAZPROM! 2021 Tshirt – $20 +tax (Preorder HERE under the Merchandise Menu)

Lion Bridge “Emperor of Ice Cream” returns December 9th!

Another week goes by and it seems our brewers and breweries are doing everything in their power to keep our heads up on a weekly basis as disturbing news and difficult times continue; even though many of them are fighting to keep their heads above water. The plea has been said all over social media, but if you are able, support your local businesses, bars, and breweries. Hopefully good times will be seen soon….in the meantime, a favorite from Lion Bridge returns on December 9th!

The Emperor of Ice Cream (Imperial Milk Stout w/Strawberry, Chocolate, Vanilla, 10%)Let be be finale of seem. The only emperor is the emperor of ice cream.Released on draft and available in 4-Packs.

Great Iowa Beer Festival Category Vote: Stouts

This category of stouts will not include imperial/barrel aged/pastry/adjunct except coffee! Those will be broken down into another category down the road! Thanks to everyone who has participated in the voting and to the brewer’s making the beer! Cheers!

Stout is a dark, top-fermented beer with a number of variations, including dry stout, oatmeal stout, milk stout. The first known use of the word stout for beer was in a document dated 1677 found in the Egerton Manuscripts, the sense being that a “stout beer” was a strong beer, not a dark beer.

Great Iowa Beer Festival Category Vote: Hazy/New England Sytle IPA

From BA: NEIPA is essentially an unfiltered IPA or Double IPA that’s been aggressively hopped. Appearance ranges from slightly hazy or cloudy to opaque or muddy. Dry-hopping, the use of high-protein grains (flours, flaked oats, wheat), certain yeast strains, water chemistry, CO2 levels, and other techniques may also contribute to the beer’s haze and mouthfeel. But the overall goal is typically a hazy, juicy IPA packed with fruity and floral flavors

Lion Bridge fall releases and some future TBD releases announced!

Lion Bridge brewery has been busy and is bursting into fall with a plethora of releases! Their Cheeseshake sour releases have been extremely popular and delicious and if you haven’t tried Off Grid yet you need to do yourself a favor and get some! One of the best beers of the year IMO! Here’s what’s coming down the line this Fall and maybe into winter for Lion Bridge:

**Blackberry Cheeseshake Sour – the last of the Cheeseshake releases will be available on October 7th and will be available for online purchase starting this Sunday at 9 p.m. Click here for purchasing link!

**Zombie Awakening – released this week! In collaboration with Bloomsbury Farm. Black as the inside of a buried coffin, with enough Dash dark roast coffee to put a pep in the step of the even the most lumbering undead walker.

**Spice Must Flow – a seasonal favorite returns next Wednesday (10/7) as well!  This black Ale w/spices checks in at 7.0% and contains a melange of Maple, Saigon Cinnamon, nutmeg, and a robust black ale form this luxurious treat.

** Fun Size – releasing October 9th and according to LB this is a small beer w/chocolate and Sea Salt and checks in at 7.0% – This beer is brewed with Sea Salt and then fermented with a Scandinavian Kveik yeast called Lutra that ferments quickly and produces a very clean yeast profile. We then rest this beer on a lot of cacao nibs. The result is an adult treat for Halloween. No tricks needed!

**Oco Noco – releasing October 14th with an October 11th presale is this imperial milk Stout w/coconut that will check in at 10.5% – For batch 1001 we wanted to make something special. We decided to take an exceptional Imperial Milk Stout base beer and put an obscene amount of toasted and un-toasted coconut into it until beer and confectionary treat melded seamlessly together. Simple, but oh so decadent.

**TBD BEERS!!

Lion Bridge “Cheeseshake Fruited Sour” series starts tomorrow w/ Raspberry Cheesecake release!

Every Wednesday for the next 5 weeks Lion Bridge Brewery will be releasing a fruited cheeseshake sour! This week’s release will be Raspberry cheesecake, more details below, this is sounding very limited so make sure you get there Wednesday to get a taste!

Tomorrow we start a series of fruited cheeseshake sour beers! Every Wednesday for the next 5 weeks we are releasing a new beer. Tomorrow we have a Raspberry Cheeseshake Fruited Sour.

9/16 Blueberry
9/23 Key Lime Pie
9/30 Pink Guava
10/7 Blackberry

A kettle sour golden ale with copious amounts of raspberry and a healthy dose of cheesecake and graham cracker. Hope you saved room!

These are very limited batches. Single cans only. Pre-orders each week available online on the Toast App.
https://www.toasttab.com/lion-bridge-brewing-company-59-16th-ave-sw/v3/

Lion Bridge releasing “Oktobot 3000” Wednesday, Sept. 2nd!

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This year’s version of Lion Bridge’s popular barrel-aged marzen is set to be released on Wednesday, September 2nd starting at 3:00. This beer will be available in 4 packs, and don’t forget about Wednesday’s (8/19) Collapse of the Multiverse release! Here’s more from Lion Bridge on this release:

Oktobot 3000 (Barrel-Aged Imperial Märzen, 8.5%abv) – A fusion brew with German and Czech roots in the recipe as well as the name (“robot” is a word with Czech origins). Munich and Bohemian Pilsner Malt are the motherboard to this amped up version of the style, while 6 months in Rye Whiskey barrels greases the cogs and makes sure it all computes. Available in 4 packs.

Releases this week in Iowa Beer

A lot of great beer releases happening this week around our state, so if you’re looking for something to do, supporting your local brewery is always an option. I know doubt know I’ve missed some other releases and many others may be posted later this so please feel free to let me know what to add! Contact me here benmed15@yahoo.com Here’s a look at this week’s releases:

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**Contrary Brewing – Friday July 24th – Syvyys Russian Imperial Stout

Barrel-aged (for 16 months!) Syvyys Russian Imperial Stout release is this Friday, July 24th at 3pm! We are selling the Syvyys 4-packs for $80/tax included. Sorry, no substitutes. Individual bottles will be available for sale, while supplies last. There will be no limit. No preorders, except for our Lifetime members (some limit restrictions apply, please see your email). That said, we did our best to get enough Syvyys into bottles that we do not foresee running out too quickly (I’ve been wrong before, and I will be again, but…). We look forward to sharing this beer with you!

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**Lion Bridge Brewing – Wednesday July 22nd- Cucumber Kolsch

One of our summer favorites, Cucumber Kölsch, will be available this Wednesday on draft and in cans for the first time ever!

The bright melon character of freshly picked local cucumbers play with the crisp, spicy nature of the style. The result is refreshing and delightful.

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**Big Grove Brewing– Saturday July 25th – BA Velvet, Double Nod, Into the Jungle

BA Velvet is a sold out ticket release, but will be available on tap. Double Nod and Into the Jungle will be available presale starting on July 22nd so check Big Grove out on Facebook for that link. Along with those 3 beers, their popular Strawberry Lemonade sour is available around the area right now. Here’s more on the 1st 3 brews:

We are excited to present you with Barrel Aged Velvet. This special brew is an Extended Boil 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.

We offer BA Velvet to you as an escape from life’s stressors, and a celebration of what is good in life.
Many thanks and cheers,
The Big Grove Team

Barrel Aged Velvet will be available for pick up July 25 in Iowa City and Solon. The Iowa City Taproom and Solon Brewpub will each open at 9:00 am. You’re welcome to come into the Taproom to get your beer (with strict social distancing measures in place), or we will have a contactless drive-thru available from 9-11 am. You’re required to have your ID and receipt with your order number (paper or electronic version) available for pick up.

We will be running food specials starting at 9:00 am and Barrel Aged Velvet will be on tap at both locations.

Double Nod and Into the Jungle (new) will also be available for purchase. We will be launching a pre-sale for those 2 brands on 7/22 at 10 am. They will be available for pick up when during the same period as Barrel Aged Velvet. It is okay to order separately and pick up together, though we ask that you please keep all receipts on-hand.

Proxies are allowed. The party picking up the beer must have a photo of the buyer’s ID (smartphone image is acceptable) and the order receipt (paper or electronic version) for the beer they are picking up.

backpocket

**Backpocket Brewing – Wednesday July 22nd – Pucker Up Right Meow

Backpocket will be releasing their double dry hopped sour this coming Wednesday and if you’re a mug club member you can get a free pour today!

marto

**Marto Brewing – ALL WEEK! Happy 1 year anniversary to Marto Brewing Company and they have a lot of tasty beers in store all through the week! Here’s their lineup:

Bent w/ hazelnut, Madagascar vanilla beans, & coconut. 11% ABV pastry stout brewed with lactose. Available on tap only, no crowlers.

Monday- Bent w/ hazelnut, vanilla, & coconut. On tap only.

Tuesday- Squishee – Say It Ain’t So (Raspberry, Black Currant, Cherry Kool-Aid, & marshmallow) On tap only.

Wednesday- Member Berries – It’s back! On tap & crowlers.

Thursday – Whammo – Hefeweizen – On tap & crowlers.

Friday- Bent w/ cinnamon, vanilla, cacao nibs, & habanero. On tap only.

Saturday – Birthday Diva – Bourbon barrel aged imperial stout w/ toasted coconut, vanilla beans, cacao nibs, & pecans. On tap & available in limited bottles at noon.

Sunday – Bent w/ maple & Stone Bru coffee. On tap only.

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**Barn Town Brewing – Saturday July 25th – Citra Neon

Coming off a delicious release of Nelson Sauvin Neon, Barn Town looks to go back to back with the release of Citra Neon. Here’s more on this brew:

Our Neon Hazy IPA made with 100% Citra Hops & Double Dry Hopped with all the Citra Hops! Available in 4 packs and draft!

 

 

Lion Bridge releasing 2 beers tomorrow (7/1) + Cucumber Kolsch coming to cans 7/28!

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Lion Bridge brewing will be releasing 2 new cans to their lineup tomorrow (7/1) at 3 p.m. at their brewery in the Czech Village. Here’s what we can expect tomorrow!

A new one: Green Dragon (New Zealand Pilsner, 5.5%abv) New Zealand Motueka hops and a cool fermentation with our house Alt yeast yield this niche style that is clean and quaffable with pronounced tropical fruit and citrus flavors.

And an old favorite, now in CANS: Kundera Kolsch (4.6%abv) Slight hop bitterness, pleasing European malt character and pleasant floral German hop flavor and aroma.

We’ll also have Dan & Debbie’s ice cream pints for sale out of the Taproom tomorrow.

Also announced for a July 28th release is a personal summer favorite and that is Cucumber Kolsch coming to cans!

Cucumber Kölsch (Field Beer, 4.6%) – Lion Bridge Brewing Company teamed up with Bass Farms to brew this intriguing take on a classic German style. The bright melon character of fresh picked cucumber plays with the crisp, spicy nature of the style. The result is refreshing and delightful. Cheers to local producers!

Lion Bridge releasing “Mallow Gold” BA S’mores Stout + “Me Time” NEIPA next Thursday! (6/18)

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Two new brews coming from Lion Bridge on June 18th and both of these sound like a release you’ll want to plan your day around!

Mallow Gold (9%abv, Barrel-Aged S’mores Stout) – We took bourbon barrel aged stout from our stock that have been aging for over a year, and s’moresified it! Marshmallow, Chocolate, and Graham Cracker meld beautifully in this campfire beer. $17.99 4-pack

Me Time (NEIPA, 7.2%) Heavy on the Citra with a comforting dose of Cashmere hops. It’s ok, have some more Me Time. $12.99 4-pack