Lion Bridge releasing “Houby Daze Imperial Milk Stout” and “The Eye of Thiol” this month!

A new month means new releases for many Iowa breweries. Lion Bridge brewing will be releasing two new beers this month, an imperial milk stout and an IPA (draft only). Here’s more on these two releases:

Houby Daze Imperial Milk Stout

Fungophiles rejoice! A special Houby Days release! We cold steeped the famed Lactarius rubidus, aka, Candy Cap Mushroom in this stout to produce an earthy, maple character that we thought would be a great accompaniment to a robust mix stout base,

Release date 05/12

The Eye of Thiol

Trying out a new yeast strain that accentuates hop flavors and aroma. We brewed this draft-only IPA with some of our favorite hop varietals. Enjoy!

Release date 05/18

2 New Beers coming from Lion Bridge this month!

A new month means new beers and Lion Bridge Brewing will get the partying rolling on April 6th when they release the first of 2 new beers! Lemon Lime Cream Cheese Bar will come our way April 6th and then will be followed by Mount Trashmore Trail Mix on April 13th! Here’s more on these two beers:

Lemon Lime Cream Cheese Bar

An Ale with fruit, graham cracker and cream cheese flavor! Bright and tangy Meyer Lemon and Key Lime blend with a cream cheese finish and a graham cracker crust. Save room for seconds! The potluck dessert of your dreams.

Release date Wednesday 04/06

Mount Trashmore Trail Mix

A kettle sour with granola, vanilla and blueberry. A beery love song to the Cedar Rapids Mountain we all love so much. Raise your glass to a successful summit or fortify your body before the attempt. We love you, Mt. Trashmore!

6.7% ABV

Release date 04/13

“Zach Morris Cellphone” coming back April 13th from Lion Bridge!

Another re-release coming from Lion Bridge as they are bringing back “Zach Morris Cellphone” on April 13th! Here are the details from Lion Bridge on this brew:

Zack Morris Cell Phone (Hazy IPA, 6.8%) – This beer is based on a mixed drink of the same name that maybe never existed. Back in days of yore, Quinton, founder of LBBC, was told by a barfly to order a ZMCP and that it contained orange. When he went to order it, the bartenders shrugged their shoulders, and the barfly had vanished. In an attempt to bring closure to this mystery, we have made a massively dry-hopped hazy IPA with orange puree and hope that it brings Quinton some peace.

Taproom opens at 3pm, available on draft and to-go packs! 

Lion Bridge bringing back “Peachy Keen” and “Me Time”!

Two tasty brews will be returning to Lion Bridge brewery tomorrow (March 23rd)! Peachy Keen and Me Time make their anticipated returns when the brewery doors open at 3 p.m.! Here’s more on these two beers from Lion Bridge:

2 fan favorite Lion Bridge beers returning tomorrow on Wednesday 3/23.

Release #1 is Peachy Keen Kettle Sour with Peach Gummy Rings !

200lbs of Peach Gummy Rings had a little rest with our house kettle sour and the result is just peachy, just Peachy Keen!

Release #2 is Me Time Hazy IPA.

What’s tomorrow, Saturday? Wait, what? Wednesday!?!? Hey, it’s ok to reach for a bit of Me Time tomorrow when the taproom opens at 3pm. Let the Citra and Cashmere dry hop be your aromatherapy, and then give the can a crush when you’re done for some added stress relief!

Lion Bridge 8th Anniversary this Saturday (3/5)! Crushberry Sour and Shindig Hazy IPA releasing!

A big weekend of beer, music, food and fun is coming up at the Lion Bridge Brewery taproom in the Czech Village in Cedar Rapids as the brewery celebrates their 8th Anniversary! They will be releasing two new beers, Crushberry Sour and Shindig Hazy IPA, Winterland will be playing, there will be free cake and of course their tasty food menu! Party starts when the doors open at 11 a.m., band starts at 5!

Here’s more on the two new releases:

Crushberry Kettle sour – 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.

Shindig – (Hazy Double IPA with, Idaho 7, Galaxy, Bru-1, Sabro, Vic Secret 8.8%) – 8 years is no small feat for a small business. We are grateful for your support and we are grateful for super pungent tropical hazy IPAs. Cheers!

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.

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!

Lion Bridge Barrel-Aged January releases for today (1/19/22)!

Another Wednesday and a more wonderful beer for Barrel-Aged January coming from Lion Bridge today! Following the release of one of the greatest beers brewed in the state, Home Baked, and 2022 GAZPROM! and the decadent Monkey Tail GAZPROM! Lion Bridge will be releasing “Remembered Time”, this 1st ever Barrel-Aged January Collaboration brewed with Clock House Brewing and is an English Barleywine. Not only that, they will also be releasing “Fragaria” a farmhouse ale brewed with strawberries! Here’s more on these two brews courtesy of Lion Bridge’s newsletter:

Remembered Time! Release Wed 1/19 (Barrel-Aged Strong Ale, 12%) – Our first Barrel-Aged January Collaboration ever! We worked with our friends at Clock House to brew a rich Barley Wine and then blended it with some strong stout from our cellar to make something entirely new and amazing!

FRAGARIA! Release Thurs 1/20 (Farmhouse Ale with Strawberries, 5%) – We took a selection of spelt beer aged in neutral french oak with Brettanomyces and put the blend on diced strawberries. This beer has a rocky, meringue of foam and beautfiul pink hue, while the nuanced flavor and aroma of strawberries emerges more as it warms.

“Keeping it Craft” season 2 ep 3 from Lion Bridge Brewery!

Keeping it Craft hits the Czech Village and gets some insight on the upcoming “Barrel-Aged January” with Lion Bridge Brewery owner/brewer Quinton McClain!

What a show! A nearly hour long chat with Lion Bridge Brewing Company’s Head Brewer Quinton McClain. From turning a brutal month like January into a celebrated holiday with their Barrel Aged January, to the history behind Lion Bridge, and the intricacies behind the barrel aging process, we cover a lot of ground. Raise your favorite beverage and enjoy the ride!