Evil Twin, Short Throw, Timber Ales, Public Access, Blackberry Farm + American Solera coming from Abu Naws!

EVIL TWIN BREWING:

  • Evil Twin Raspberry Jelly Donut Even More Jesus 6/4/16oz CANS – Imperial Stout brewed with Donuts & Raspberry. 12% ABV.
  • Evil Twin IPA is the Dizziness of Freedom  6/4/16oz CANS – DDH IPA w/ Mosaic, Citra & Cascade. 6% ABV.
  • Evil Twin What our Age Lacks is Not Reflection, But IPA 6/4/16oz CANS – Double IPA with Citra, Idaho 7 and Simcoe. 8% ABV.
  • Evil Twin ET Left Home v2 6/4/16oz CANS – Sour IPA with Watermelon, Apricot, and a heavy addition of Key Lime. It’s like a jolly rancher times a million. 7% ABV.
  • Evil Twin Lemon Meringue 6/4/16oz CANS – Sour Ale brewed with Lemon & Marshmallow. 6% ABV.
  • 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 Scandi Noir 6/4/16oz CANS – Imperial Stout with Peanuts & Vanilla. 12% ABV.
  • Evil Twin Low Life 6/4/16oz CANS – Hoppy Pilsner. Why drink a high life when you can have a Low Life? 5.5% ABV.
  • Evil Twin Anyone Have Any Thoughts On What An Empty New Haven Train Car Means? 6/4/16oz CANS – Outstanding thirst-quenching Pilsner. 5% ABV.
  • Evil Twin Falco 6/4/16oz CAN – Perfectly balanced American IPA. 7.0% ABV.
  • Evil Twin Nasty Trunks 6/4/16oz CANS – Dry-Hopped Hazy Sour IPA. 5.5% ABV.
  • Evil Twin Thirteen Months of Sun 6/4/16oz CAN – Hazy IPA with Ethiopian Sidamo coffee beans. 7% ABV.
  • Evil Twin Imperial Simcoe Slacker 6/4/16oz CANS – Simcoe packed IPA. 7.5% ABV.
  • Evil Twin Wet Dream 6/4/16oz CANS – Beautiful Brown Ale with Kenyan Coffee Beans. 6.9% ABV.
  • Evil Twin Molotov Cocktail 6/4/12oz CAN – Jeppe’s Legendary Triple IPA. 12% ABV.
  • Evil Twin Molotov Grapefruit 4/6/12oz CAN – Jeppe’s Legendary Triple IPA with a surprise Grapefruit twist. 12% ABV.
  • Evil Twin 60 Day Dry-Aged Stout 6/4/16oz CANS – Oatmeal Stout brewed with 60 days dry-aged malt. 6% ABV.     
  • Evil Twin 90 Day Dry-Aged Stout 6/4/16oz CANS – Milk Stout Brewed with Dry-Aged Malt 9% ABV.
  • Evil Twin Even More Jesus 6/4/16oz CAN – Jeppe Legendary Imperial Stout. 12% ABV.

SHORT THROW BREWING:

  • Short Throw Metronome 6/4/16oz CAN – Cashmere and Mosaic IPA. 6.4% ABV.
  • Short Throw Mutual Respeck 6/4/16oz CANS – Double IPA with Citra and Cashmere. 8.2% ABV.
  • Short Throw What it Do? 6/4/16oz CANS – Decadent, Silky Imperial Stout layered with Coffee and Toasted Coconut. The beer speaks for itself, Nuff said. 11% ABV.
  • Short Throw Treachery of Fruit Cherry 6/4/16oz CANS – The Treachery Of Fruit: Raspberry is the first rendition of heavily fruited Gose style ales with copious amounts of the finest raspberry puree to replace some sweetness, which also provides its remarkable color and texture. If you enjoy it when beer meets puree, then this is your jam. 4% ABV.
  • Short Throw Treachery of Fruit – Apricot & Mango 6/4/16oz CANS – The Treachery Of Fruit: Apricot & Mango is the second rendition of heavily fruited Gose Style ales with copious amounts of the finest Apricot & Mango puree to replace some sweetness, which also provides its remarkable color and texture. If you enjoy it when beer meets puree, then this is your jam. 6% ABV.
  • Short Throw Little Lungs 6/4/16oz CANS – Scaled down version of Lips And Lungs DIPA. Brewed with gracious amounts of Strata and Citra hops and dry-hopped with the same varietals. Floral, juicy, and simply crushable. 6% ABV.

TIMBER ALES:

  • Timber Ales / Casa Agria Specialty Ales Collab. Star Searching 6/4/16oz CANS – The beer that put these guys on the map! IPA dry-hopped with Citra and galaxy. 7% ABV.
  • Timber Ales / Horus Aged Ales / Mindful Ales Collab. Vanilla Maris 6/4/16oz CANS – An English-style Barleywine Aged on Vanilla Beans. It’s outstanding! 12% ABV.

PUBLIC ACCESS LIQUIDS:

  • Public Access Grandeza 6/4/16oz CANS – A collab with @rootandbranchbrewing – Gose Style Ale with Pineapple and Dragon Fruit. 8% ABV.
  • Public Access Reason in Disguise 6/4/16oz CAN – Dry Hopped IPA with Citra, Galaxy, and Comet hops. 7% ABV.

Blackberry Farm Brewery:

  • 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.
  • 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 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.

AMERICAN SOLERA:

  • American Solera Handsome Brothers 6/4/16oz CAN – IPA Double Dry hopped with Cryo Citra hops. 5.2% ABV.
  • American Solera Fat Camp 6/4/16oz CANS – Imperial Milk Stout with Chocolate, Cinnamon, and Vanilla. 10% ABV.
  • American Solera Power TIPA 6/4/16oz CAN – Triple IPA with Citra & Mosaic Hops. 10% ABV.

Nightmare, Omnipollo, Decadent, and Hoof Hearted coming from Abu Nawas this week!

Nightmare Brewing Company:

  • Nightmare Brewing Drawn and Quartered 6/4/16oz CANS – Quadruple dry-hopped Imperial IPA With Nelson Sauvin, Galaxy, Enigma & Citra. This recipe is close to the original with one alteration. More hops! Not only does this receive a massive Quadruple Dry-Hopped, this also has hops thrown in throughout its process (Mash, Kettle, Fermenter, Brite) allowing for each hop flavor and aromatic to shine while being backed by a well-rounded bitterness. 10% ABV.
  • Nightmare Brewing Colombian Necktie 6/4/16oz CAN – Gose Soured on Colombian Mangoes, with Lulo, Soursop, and Colombian Lime zest. 7.2% ABV.
  • Nightmare Brewing Slow Slicing 6/4/16oz CAN – Asiatic-style Sour Ale. Soured on Mandarin Oranges, Cucumbers & Lemongrass with Yuzu and Rice Sugar. 8.3% ABV.

Decadent Ales:

  • Decadent Ales Fruit Machine – Kiwi Strawberry Lemon 6/4/16oz CANS – A Gose Style Ale, with Kiwi, Strawberries and lemons. 6.1% ABV
  • Decadent Ales Lil Gushy 6/4/16oz CANS – India Pale Ale w/ Orange Puree. 6.2% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales Coconut Swirl 6/4/16oz CANS – Triple IPA brewed with Coconut & Vanilla. 10.2% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales Orange Gusher 6/4/16oz CANS – Double India Pale Ale with Orange Purée. 8.5% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales Orange Cream Pop 6/4/16oz CAN – All Citra dry-hopped IPA with a proprietary blend of sugars, Madagascar Vanilla Bean, and a touch of Orange Zest. 6% ABV.  
  • Decadent Ales Strawberry Frosted Pastry 6/4/16oz CAN – Double IPA with Strawberry, cinnamon, and allspice – reminiscent of a strawberry pop tart. 8.6% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales Vermont Maple IPA 6/4/16oz CAN – Crisp Double India Pale Ale with Vermont Maple. 9.1% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales Pecan Pie 6/4/16oz CAN – Double India Pale Ale with Pecans and Maple Syrup. 8.6% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales Raspberry French Toast 6/4/16oz CAN – Double India Pale with Raspberry, Maple Syrup, and Cinnamon added. 8.6% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales Passiflora 6/4/16oz CAN – Double IPA Brewed utilizing a blend of New Zealand hops, this brew produces notes of Guava, Citrus, and Passionfruit. 8.6% ABV. 
  • Decadent Ales Coconut Almond Macaroon 24/16oz CAN – Double Dry-Hopped All-Mosaic IPA brewed with Coconut & Almond, and a variety of sugars to create a biscuit character. 8.2% ABV.

Hoof Hearted Brewing:

  • Hoof Hearted $60 Nachos 6/4/16oz CANS – Double Dry-Hopped Double IPA w/ the gooiest Citra, Simcoe, & El Dorado. 8% ABV.
  • Hoof Hearted Skin Froot 6/4/16oz CANS – Kettle Soured IPA infused with heavy amounts of Peach and Mango Purèe. 4.5% ABv.
  • Hoof Hearted TURBOWATER – Methode Champenoise 6/4/16oz CANS – Chardonnay Grape, Vanilla, and Almonds Hard Seltzer. Collaboration w/ Evil Water. 5.5% ABV.
  • Hoof Hearted Tailpipin’ 6/4/16oz CANS – IPA brewed with Pilsner Malts and Hopped with Citra and Sirachi Ace. 6.5% ABV.
  • Hoof Hearted Maxxx Profitz 6/4/16oz CANS – Sour Frappe Style IPA brewed with Strawberry, Vanilla, Pink Guava, Vanilla, & Lactose. 6% ABV.
  • Hoof Hearted One More Again 4/6/12oz CAN – Czech-Style Pilsner. 4.5% ABV.
  • Hoof Hearted Rose Gose 4/6/16oz CAN – Gose Brewed with Himalayan Pink Sea Salt, Coriander, Hibiscus, then soured with Lactobacillus and fermented with Saison yeast. 4.2% ABV.

Reds Alehouse w/ Pulpit Rock cans available for purchase! + more from Reds!

Reds Alehouse has just gotten in a shipment of some tasty brews from the folks at Pulpit Rock. Limited quantities available so get there ASAP to get a couple cans for yourself! Here’s what is available:

**Easy Lover – session IPA
**Saftig – New England IPA
**Never Again – pastry stout w/ peanuts, maraschino cherries, sugar cookies and cocoa nibs
**Show and Tell – blackberry infused kettle sour
**Island Life – pastry sour infused strawberry, mango, and lemonade mix
**What Would You Like for Breakfast? – blackberry pastry kettle sour with maple extract and fresh baked muffins
**Prances with Wolves – pastry sour packed with peaches, graham crackers, and cinnamon
**Scone On – Pastry sour with blueberry and fresh blueberry scones

Evil Twin, Blackberry Farm, Twelve Percent, American Solera, + FOC coming from Abu Nawas this week!

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:

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.

Clock House releasing “Great Uncle Dunkel” and “Nothing But Plaid” West Coast IPA on 1/8!

Two new beers will be making their way to the Clock House taproom this Friday, January 8th, at 3 p.m. Here are the details on these two new beers courtesy of Clock House Facebook’s page:

Come join us in the taproom on Friday, January 8th as we release two new but old school beers.Great Uncle Dunkel: A dark and bready lager with notes of mild caramel and toast. Brewed with Black Gold Local Craft Premium malt from our friends in Cascade, Iowa.Nothing But Plaid: A West Coast style IPA dry-hopped with Amarillo, Citra, and local 2020 Chinook from Buck Creek Hops in Solon, Iowa. Notes of heavy citrus and floral.Available on draft and in growlers to go

Thew Brewing announces barrel sampling for 1/13 and 2021 Thew Crew memberships plus more!

A lot of news from Thew Brewing today! A barrel sampling coming on January 13th, Thew Crew membership opportunities, and a barrel aged quad release coming? Here we go with this update:

Let’s start with the barrel sampling. All info courtesy of Thew:

Have you ever wondered what beer tastes like at different points in the barrel aging process? This event will give you the opportunity to sample beers from all barrels currently in use in our taproom. Our brewmaster, Chris, will give background on the barrels and the beers created for them.Chris Luken, Cheese Specialist at Oakland Road Hy-Vee, will be creating cheese and meat boards to be enjoyed with the samples. A vegetarian option is available.Cost for the event is $20 and includes one full pour in addition to samples from each barrel. Cheese boards are $15 and will be suitable for two people to share!Email haley@thewbrew.com to register. Please specify which night you are attending (Wednesday, January 13th or Thursday, January 14th), number of tickets, and number of cheese boards. Seating is limited.Appropriate Covid-19 distancing protocols are in place in our taproom. Masks are required when you are not seated at a table.

Thew is now offering memberships for the 2021 year. Membership includes:

Join the Thew Crew! Members at all levels enjoy the following benefits:

  • 20% off flights 
  • $2 off growler fills
  • $1 off four-pack bottles
  • $2 off full pours on Thew Crew Wednesdays
  • Option to create a personalized Thew Crew mug (cost of mug $10; option to use it in the taproom for 2021 or take home immediately)
  • Priority for special releases
  • Thew Crew party with special release beers later in 2021
  • Other special events TBD

For more info click the link here!

Stay tuned for a barrel-aged quad released! Exciting news from Thew! Cheers!

Beer Baron’s Top 10 Iowa Beers of 2020!

What a year it has been! With all that is going on our local breweries still put out a ton of amazing beers and this was the toughest “Top 10” I’ve had to come up with. As the year winds down, a heartfelt thank you to all the brewery/restaurant workers out there working their butts off to get us excellent beers and delicious food while trying to keep their businesses afloat. Keep supporting local people!

List criteria:
*Beer must have been released in 2020
*Iowa brewed only
*Annual releases not counted unless a new adjunct was added to the beer

I know that I’ve missed many, my goal in 2020 was to get to as many Iowa breweries as possible and I was able to get to many that I hadn’t been before and hopefully that trend continues in 2021. After you read my list I would love to hear what your Top 10 is this year! Follow me on twitter @iabeerbaron or join the Iowa Beer page on Facebook. Cheers to you all!

*Richard the Whale Vietnamese Coconut Coffee – 12.5% – the last few years of the Richard release, the golden ticket addition has added excitement but also even more creativity from the BG brewers and crew to up the ante every year to produce an amazing beer and this year was no different. The balance between the coffee and coconut blends perfectly with barrel and the vanilla rounds it out perfectly. A truly decadent and delicious beer. To quote Virginia Madsen from “Sideways”, “You know, the day you open a Richard the Whale Vietnamese Coconut Coffee….that’s the special occasion”.

Big Grove Richard the Whale Vietnamese Coconut Coffee

*Lion Bridge Off Grid – 6.6% – there may not be a better beer to showcase the trying year many people have faced in 2020. Off Grid was brewed after the derecho storm left many in the Cedar Rapids area without power, shelter, etc. Brewing with generator power, not only did Lion Bridge get beer to us, they gave us one of the best IPAs brewed in Iowa in 2020 and I hope we get a taste of it again in 2021….minus the derecho.

Lion Bridge Off Grid

*Barn Town Nelson Sauvin Neon – 6.5% – as Barn Town’s Neon is becoming more available in Eastern Iowa, it has certainly taken its place amongst my ever revolving beer fridge as a staple. However, Barn Town decided to showcase different hops in their popular IPA and after tasting Nelson Sauvin Neon, dare I say I want more of this version? I love Nelson hops and the addition of this adds a nice peppery finish to an already delicious citrus IPA.

*Lua Algorithm – 4% ABV – trips to Des Moines in the last year certainly have been more common to get some to go beers from many of the breweries in that area and one certain stop has been Lua. Lua’s lineup of beers range from wonderful pilsners, hoppy IPAs, BA stouts, and one their extremely popular Pushpop lineup of brews! There were many that I really enjoyed but Algorithm was the one that stood out to me most. The combo of orange, mango and peaches can be enjoyed any time of the day! Lua is currently doing curbside only for the foreseeable future so make sure you place an order with them and pick up some amazing beer and food!

*Clock House Peanut Panic Porter – 5.5% – Clock House has had an amazing year with their beer releases and with the addition of a canning line they can get us our favorites more efficiently and timely. Of all the beers I’ve had of theirs this year, (I think I’ve had them all), their Peanut Panic Porter stood out. I’m a huge porter fan, Founders Porter is still one of my all-time favorite beers, and when Clock House added peanuts to this beer I was sold. Now, this isn’t a overly sweet “peanut butter” beer, this is boiled raw peanuts and some added cocoa nibs making this one of the best porters I’ve had and definitely the best peanut porter I’ve ever had. Still on tap I believe, give it a shot!

*Big Grove HDTV – 9.2% – galaxy hops gone mad! Big Grove took their popular Color TV and added a bunch more galaxy hops to it to give us this baby! A wonderful welcome addition to Richard the Whale day, HDTV is not only delicious, but it’s deceptively drinkable coming in at 9.2%. You still may be able to find cans of this in the wild or certain bars (Club 76 has it on tap).

Big Grove HDTV

*Single Speed Barrel-Aged Double Donuts – 10% – aged in Cedar Ridge single malt whiskey barrels? Yes please! Single Speed took inspiration from their popular Zach’s Mexican Donuts, threw it in some amazing whiskey barrels and barrel-aged Double Donuts was born! Luckily I have a few cans left of this and I have every intention to sit by the fireplace and watch the snowstorm blow in tomorrow night and sip and enjoy this wonderful brew!

*Pulpit Rock Double Dave-O – 7.6% – I remember having this beer way back in January at Marquee Pizza in Coralville during their anniversary celebration. Marquee always did a great job getting Pulpit Rock on tap (Thanks Sam!) when many places couldn’t and I remember thinking that it’s going to be nice being able to visit here, have some great food and sip on some Pulpit beers…..things have changed a bit because of the pandemic but Pulpit sure has adapted to the changing times and have done an amazing job getting their cans available in certain locations around Eastern Iowa (Need Pizza + Reds Alehouse). Double Dave-O stood out because of the hop profile. Citra and mosaic, two of my favorites made this a quenching IPA leaving me wanting another one!

Pulpit Rock Double Dave-O

*Dimensional Imperial Cinna-Man Bun – 11.7% – there are some beers that you can be a little hesitant to order because you’ve already played it out in your head how it was going to taste. With this particular beer, I thought for sure it would be way too sweet for me with over the top cinnamon, admittedly I was completely wrong. Dimensional brought balance to a beer that could have gone the complete opposite direction, especially for a pastry stout. Another great fall/winter beer to sip on, wish I had some more of it!

Dimensional Imperial Cinna-Man Bun

*Clock House Sweet Innocence – 5.2% – 42 lbs of black cherries added to this kettle sour which made for a truly refreshing beer to sip on on hot ass August night in Iowa. This is a beer that I hope to see again during the warmer months and if you haven’t tried it, if Clock House does release it again, it’s worth the trip to Cedar Rapids!

Clock House Sweet Innocence

There is the list! It’s always fun to compile but never easy to narrow down! With such a trying year in the beer/restaurant industry it is amazing on how these breweries have adapted to keep their businesses alive and to also keep us stocked with beer. A huge cheers to all of them and I hope you continue to support your local brewery and businesses. I know I probably missed your favorite of the year so please let me know what your list looks like! Cheers!

Hoof Hearted, Stillwater, Freethought, and Off Color coming from Abu Naws this week!

STILLWATER SPARKLING:

  • Stillwater Artisanal Dank Citrus India Pale Seltzer 6/4/24/16oz CAN – All-natural India Pale Hard Seltzer Dry-Hopped w/ El Dorado, Mosaic & Simcoe. Cane Sugar & Agave Nectar fermented. Dry and intensely hopped. A lighter, crisper, hoppy alternative✨💫. 0g sugar 2g carbs. Gluten-free – Vegan. 160 calories – 16oz can. #allnatural #hardseltzer #reimagined. 6% ABV. 
  • Stillwater Artisanal Tropic Juicy Hard Seltzer 6/4/24/16oz CAN – All Natural India Pale Hard Seltzer dry-hopped with Sabro, Citra, & Galaxy. Cane Sugar & Agave Nectar fermented. Dry and intensely hopped. A lighter, crisper, hoppy alternative✨💫. 0g sugar 2g carbs. Gluten-free – Vegan. 160 calories – 16oz can. #allnatural #hardseltzer #reimagined. 6% ABV. 

HOOF HEARTED:

  • Hoof Hearted Rose Gose 4/6/16oz CAN – Gose Brewed with Himalayan Pink Sea Salt, Coriander, Hibiscus, then soured with Lactobacillus and fermented with Saison yeast. 4.2% ABV.

FREETHOUGHT:

  • FREETHOUGHT Twenty Twenty 6/4/16oz CAN – Unfiltered DIPA dry-hopped with Citra and Mosaic. Brewed with Maris Otter, flaked and malted oats, raw and malted wheat. Aromas of citrus, vanilla, guava, and coconut followed by hints of chive blossom and mint on the palate. Smooth, creamy, and full-bodied. 8.5% ABV.
  • FREETHOUGHT Temporal 6/4/16oz CAN – Sour Ale with Plum, Cardamom and Rose Water. Pours an opaque, faded rose. Floral nose complemented by flavors of chai and fermented lime. Finishes tart and dry. 5% ABV.

OFF COLOR BREWING:

  • Off Color Le Predateur 6/4/16oz CAN – A beret-wearing, baguette-eating, mustached farmhouse ale made with French malts, French Saison yeast, and Nelson Sauvin hops. 6.5% ABV.
  • Off Color Apex Predator 6/4/16oz CAN – Sometimes John gets tired of telling the yeast what to do. For Apex Predator Farmhouse Ale, he pitches the yeast cold, turns off the temperature control, and let the yeast do its thing. 6.5% ABV.
  • Off Color Beer for Tacos 6/4/16oz CAN – Gose Style Beer with Lime Juice, Pink Himalayan Salt, Coriander. Margaritas anyone? Just make sure you grab some Tacos. 6.5% ABV.
  • Off Color Very, Very Far 6/4/16oz CAN – Wild Belgian-Style Blonde Ale. A twist on the spirit of Belgian mixed fermentation that utilizes a non-traditional wine yeast. 6% ABV.
  • Off Color Eeek 12/750ml – You know the Holidays are near when  Eeek is back! “Champagne of Wild Ales.” A collaboration with Miller High Life. Bottle Conditioned Wild Ale with Champagne Yeats. 5.5% ABV

Backpocket releasing BA Wake the F Up Iowa Coffee Stout on 11/20!

Cooler days are ahead and that means stout weather is upon on us! Backpocket will get the ball rolling with their release of Wake the F Up Iowa barrel aged coffee stout coming at us on November 20th!

2020 Wake The F Up Iowa: BA Imperial Coffee Stout returns Friday, November 20th!!
Wake The F Up Iowa will be available on draft and in 12oz bottles. 12 oz bottles will be $10 per bottle and will only be available in the Coralville Taproom. Bottles will be first come, first serve and will go on sale at 12pm on Friday. Limit 4 per person.Wake The F UP Iowa Pin Variant: Gingerbread
Made with WTFUI base with additional coffee, ginger snaps, maple syrup, vanilla, and ginger spice. This will be sold as 16oz crowlers for $13. Limit 1 per person.
We will also be serving up a YIPES variant. Yipes is our smoothie sour pin series. This pin starts off with TIKI SOUR BASE with strawberries, peach, coconut and spices. Yipes will be served as 16oz crowlers $9. Limit 1 per person.