Chocolate Coconut Candy – 8% ABV A Pastry Stout with Coconut and Chocolate
Beer Zombie – Hawks Blood –Horus Collab – Triple IPAHawks Blood, DDH West Coast Triple IPA 11% (Collab Horus Aged Ales) Collaboration with Horus Aged Ales (Oceanside, CA) Double Dry Hopped with Motueka, Citra, Nelson, & Hibiscus. BEER POURS A RED COLOR
Beer Zombie – Zombie Whip – 8-Bit Brewing Collab Peaches & Cream, Heavily Fruited Sour Ale 8% (Collab with 8-Bit Brewing Company) Heavily fruited with peaches, vanilla, and lactose. Collaboration with 8-Bit Brewing Company
Down with the Thiqqness – Pastry Stout 13% Pastry Stout with Graham Cracker, Vanilla, Marshmallow Fluff, Chocolate, & Coffee
Spin to win – Strawberry Banana Coconut v2: medium thickness pour Round two of this beast is hitting the taps here at the Hoosier Brewing Co soon! The first round of this beauty holds a strong 4.20 on Untapped! There is a ton of strawberry and banana in this recipe and we finish it with a light touch of coconut making this one heavenly brew.
Fruit Fusion: Limoncello Soft Serve: thin pour Our next version of Fruit Fusion comes from a super popular drink combo but with a twist! We use loads of Limoncello softserve ice cream along with tons of real Lemon, and finish with a heavy dose of Limoncello smoothie mix! This one is super unique and will please the sour beer fans for sure.
PIE FACE: Blueberry Caramel Cheesecake: medium pour Our Pie Face lineup is still our strongest brand and this new brew might hit the top of the charts! It is freak’n delicious. We paired fresh pureed blueberries with jug after jug of caramel topping and finished with our cheesecake crust treatment.
NEW – Astronaut – Imperial Peanut Butter Porter
POG – passion fruit/ Orange/ Guava Sour – (7.2% ABV) 𝗣𝗢𝗚 is our brand new fruited sour making it’s way to the market! The name stems from the blend of Passionfruit, Orange, and Guava which give it’s delicious tangy flavor. Tropical oscillations converge with a sharp acidic kick for a blast of fruit-punch! After one sip, you’ll want to play for keeps.
MORE to Life – Helles Lager – (4% ABV) A fresh batch of 𝗠𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗟𝗶𝗳𝗲 available now for all those looking for some crispness cheer(s)! This classically brewed American Lager is brewed with American malt, rice, and corn and is truly festive during any season. Lagered in our traditional horizontal tank, this certified crisper lends an intricate yet sessionable experience that will always keep you coming back for MORE….and cheers to the good life!
Another year in the books, and like every year since I’ve been doing this blog and releasing my Top 10 I was once again blown away by the amazing beers that our Iowa brewers and their staff have made for us this year! Not only that, the resiliency shown by breweries/restaurants/bars during the past few years cannot be overlooked and huge thank you to all service industry workers! Cheers to you! Onto the TOP 10! LIST CRITERIA *Beer must have been brewed in Iowa *Beer must have been released in 2021 *Annual releases not counted unless a new adjunct had been added to that particular beer
Like every list, I know opinions will differ and I’m looking forward to reading what your top 10 list was for this year! Once again, so many beers, so little time, and I know I wasn’t able to even scratch the surface as to the beers I wanted to try!
**Big Grove Richard the Whale Chocolate Coconut Cake– – this year’s “Golden Ticket” beer during the Richard the Whale release, and like every year, it does not disappoint. Chocolate and coconut shine as this is wonderfully balanced, great for any time of the day, another win for Big Grove with this beer!
**Lion Bridge Silvia – Farmhouse ales are a style that goes overlooked and thankfully is making their way back to some breweries, and Lion Bridge not only made a great one, but possibly my favorite beer of the year. It was a perfect accompaniment to the Thanksgiving dinner table..not just one bottle either…If you’re a saison/farmhouse ale fan this is one to definitely try!
**Pulpit Rock Island Life – first enjoyed on a guy’s trip to Decorah and was blown away by the wonderful tropical flavor this beer brought. Maybe the setting had a lot to do with it, but I’m pretty sure it’s just a great beer to drink!
**Gezellig Long Story Short – 4.9%– smoothie sours/seltzers were all the rage in the beer world this past year and Iowa breweries sure made a whole lot of good ones. One of my favorites comes from the lovely folks in Newton, Iowa at Gezellig. Strawberry starbursts and pomegranate helped make this a flavor packed brew!
**Lua Brewing Dawn – 13.5% – part of last year’s “Resolution” I set for myself was trying to make it to Central and Western Iowa more often to taste what the breweries are pushing out there, especially the ones that don’t get much distro to Eastern Iowa..I kind of failed in that endeavor, however, I did get to Des Moines a few times and was able to procure some Lua brews! One that really stood out was this imperial stout. Coffee and a hint of vanilla make this decadent brew stand out, and hides that ABV very well! Looking forward to more from Lua in 2022!
**Clock House Brewing Barrel Aged Peanut Panic Porter – 12% – the base beer was one of my favorites in 2020 and then adding it to barrels and resting it on peanuts, cocoa nibs, and vanilla really added more depth to an already wonderful beer. The misconception from some was that this was a peanut “butter” beer, not the case, straight up peanuts and the balance of the flavors comes through remarkably!
**Adventurous Easy Peel (triple dry hopped Mosaic)- 8.3% – the 2nd Easy Peel I’ve had this year and I think the Mosaic barely beats out the El Dorado for me. Both very good and the combo of the mosaic hops and cryo mosaic hops really stands out. Excellent beer, any of the Easy Peel beers from Adventurous would be a safe bet!
**Lion Bridge Percussive Maintenance Macaroon – 11% – Chocolate and coconut paired with a great barrel is hard to go wrong and Lion Bridge balances this beer perfectly. There are some beers that you’ll always remember opening and pouring and this is definitely one of those for me. One to sip on yourself or share with someone you care about….a moment making beer for sure! One of the best of the year!
**Lua Pushpop: Because My Heart is in Iowa – Lua Pushpops can be hard to come by if you live in Eastern Iowa, luckily they sometimes drop a few beers off at Tin Roost in North Liberty to get us a taste here in Eastern Iowa. Mango and cherry beer, super thick and delicious. Lua dominated the slushie/sour landscape in the beer world! A trip to Des Moines in needed soon!
**Dimensional You Down with OCP – 13.1% – Pastry stouts can be hit and miss with me. Many are too sweet for my liking, and the adjuncts are too dominate over the base beer, but not with this one…Dimensional added 100 lbs each of oatmeal cream pies, oatmeal cookies, and toasted coconut to this big beer and it worked wonderfully. Not too sweet at all, in fact, if the 13.1% wouldn’t drop me I could easily see myself sipping on glass #2 letting the beer warm me up in the Iowa winter!
Astrophysics IPA Our love of Space, Science, Photons, E=MC^2, General and Special Relativity, and Galaxy hops come together in Astrophysics. Astrophysics takes the laws of physics and applies it to astrological theories to answer the hows and whys of our planets, stars, and galaxies. We find staring at the night sky and asking ourselves our own hows and whys is more enjoyable with a nice crushable IPA featuring 100% our hand selected Galaxy hops.
Maple Blueberry Lemon Grunt Sour Pastry sour ale with blueberry, lemon juice & other natural flavors. Grunts are biscuit or dumpling-topped stewed fruit desserts that are cooked on the stovetop in a covered Dutch oven or cast iron skillet. The dessert is native to New England. They are very close to cobblers in construction but the topping is steamed cooked on the stovetop rather than baked.
Mexican Style Chocolate Pot De Creme Stout Imperial stout with macadamia nuts, cinnamon, vanilla, cocoa & chocolate. This dessert is typically very creamy and pack a serious dose of dark chocolate. Spiced with cinnamon and cayenne, they have a subtle, lingering heat.
Moonguts DDH DIPA Double Dry Hopped New England Double IPA – New England double IPA w/ flaked wheat, malted oats, & barley hopped & double dry hopped w/ Citra, Nelson Sauvin, Cryo Sultana & Cryo El Dorado.
Oatrich Oatmeal Dbl Stout Oatmeal Double Stout – Double Stout w/ flaked oats, malted oats, Golden Promise, caramel malt, roasted chocolate malts. Rich in flavor and texture thanks to an extended boil and 30% oats in the malt bill.
Monogatari Gose 𝗠𝗼𝗻𝗼𝗴𝗮𝘁𝗮𝗿𝗶 is a Gose with crushed Black Limes and Kabosu citrus and packs quite an elaborate palate. The black limes are dried out in the sun until they lose all water content, turning black and savory which imparts a wild citrus/smoke funk. The Kabosu carries some sharp zest character tempered with honey-like sweet undertones which all plays very nicely with the overall composition of the base sour. (6.5% ABV)
Blackberry Dbl Marbles Milkshake DIPA We’re bringing back a popular winter-friendly Marbles for you to enjoy as the temperature continues to plummet. 𝗕𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗸𝗯𝗲𝗿𝗿𝘆 𝗗𝗼𝘂𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗯𝗹𝗲𝘀 is a doubled version of our original Blackberry Marbles recipe but with double the hops, double the fruit, and double the FUN. This Milkshake DIPA is loaded with Blackberry, Vanilla, Milk Sugar, and hopped with hefty amount of Mosaic hops. An incredibly silky mouthfeel and a delightfully hoppy finish with nearly zero bitterness makes this Marbles a juicy drupelet of fruity flavor. (8% ABV)
Intentional IPA Intentional IPA delivers the distinctly and delightfully bitter characteristics of Mosaic and Citra hops, refreshingly punctuated with pineapple and peach notes. This sessionable IPA offers a full-flavored, alcohol-free experience for any intentional occasion. Intentionally brewed to savor the moment, acknowledge the things that bring us gratitude, and inspire kindness to #RaiseWellbeing.
Hellraiser Dark Amber Hellraiser Dark Amber is the beer to drink when you are out with your friends ready to have a great time. This hop-forward amber has the perfect balance of floral aroma and spicy hops to delight the palette of craft beer enthusiasts everywhere.
Victory Wheat Victory Citrus Wheat is the first non-alcoholic craft beer enriched with a full spectrum of all-natural electrolytes, vitamins, protein, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatories. Purpose-brewed with a hint of orange zest, this functional NA beer pairs well with anytime fitness activities and post-recovery workouts to replenish hydration and quench thirst. Our crisp citrus wheat NA beer is only 85 calories, offered in 16oz cans and brewed with a hint of orange zest. Upgraded with Buoy, a formula of electrolyte supplements developed to meet the hydration standards of the World Health Organization, WellBeing Victory Wheat is worthy of the title “World’s Healthiest Beer”!
Heavenly Body Golden Wheat Heavenly Body Golden Wheat is based on a Great American Beer Festival award-winning recipe. This American-style wheat has more flavor than its light lager cousins. We add a hint of cascade and German traditional hops for a slightly citrus character that balances the lighter malts. It’s dry, crisp, and smooth with a full-bodied mouthfeel. With only 68 calories, this is the perfect NA craft beer for after sports, yoga, marathon training, or anytime you are taking care to watch what’s going into your heavenly body.
Mr. Falcon DDH Hazy IPA – Collab W/ Barrel Theory Yippie-kai-yay, we wanted to make a beer with Barrel Theory because they’re friends and they are well-known for making hazy IPAs, and those are two super cool things that we appreciate. Mister Falcon is a DDH Hazy IPA with Strata, Citra, and Simcoe Cryo hops.
You Can Have the Crown A huge, imposing Imperial Stout, but just the beer part. No extra candy or pastry here, just a mountain of malts. We mashed twice as much, and boiled three times as long, and the resultant beer is luxuriantly chewy, chocolatey, mildly roasty, and delightful all on its own.
Mirror Universe DDH Hazy IPA Double dry-hopped hazy IPA brewed with wheat, oats, and lots of Citra, Mosaic, and El Dorado hops
Coastal Sunset Version 5 We’ve never met a dog or a cake that we we didn’t like! Introducing our upcoming Coastal Sunset v5 which is brew inspired by a fruity almond crumble cake and a gorgeous label inspired by our favorite four legged friends! Sourced with fresh plums from Washington, blueberries from Oregon, almonds and Meyer lemons from California, vanilla beans from Madagascar, and cinnamon from Sri Lanka; these ingredients combine for a juicy tart flavor profile with a creamy body.
A Lil’ Loud Pack DDH IPA We took our beloved LOUD PACK & shrunk it down to pocket sized, day time friendly proportions. The same hand-selected Citra, Mosaic, El Dorado & Australian Galaxyon a grain bill similar to, but scaled down from, the original. Is it getting A LIL’ LOUD in here, or is it just us?
Astronomical Axolotyl Berliner Loads of Blackberries meets a tart Berliner. Lactose rounds out the entire experience along with very generous amounts of Cheesecake flavor. A full balanced dessert experience in a can!
Power Hour Hazy DIPA Hazy Double IPA we brewed with our friends fromSouthern Swells Brewing Co. We wanted to work with a new experimental cryo hop blend that @yakimachief let us play with. “M”-blend is named for its massive Mango and Tropical nose and palate. We blended this with Citra and a small amount of Sabro to give this haze-bomb a huge flavor profile of tropical fruits and citrus.
Crispr Knockout Pils Pilsner that is dry, has a slightly sharp bitterness indicative of the style, and has a light malt complexity. It was brewed 13 weeks ago and we have been (im)patiently waiting as it “lagers”. Lagers go through an extended cold aging process. This is why lager yeast is so special. If treated properly, they are known to continue cleaning up the beer even at temperatures below freezing. This also helps make these beers “bone dry”.
Showy Stamens Hazy DIPA Spelt, Oats, Wheat, and a blend of two base malts create a nice complex background for a very expressive hop portfolio. Sabro, Bru-1, Mosaic, and Azacca hops come together into a JUICY, tropical goodness. Pineapple, passionfruit, tangerine, and mango all assault the palate in a great hoppy flavor profile!
Bistro Crumble Raspberry and Blackberry Heavily fruited Berliner weisse with raspberries, blackberries, cinnamon and brown sugar added after fermentation.
Bistro Smoothie Mango/Pine/Banana Heavily fruited Berliner weisse with mango, pineapple and banana added after fermentation.
N/A Parallel Sour Non-Alcoholic Fruited Sour Ale brewed with lactose, and massive amounts of passion fruit and raspberry purees.
Hop Rocket IPA All Citra & Mosaic Hopped IPA GalaxyIPA New England IPA brewed with Citra and Galaxy hops and just the right touch of vanilla
21 Beers of Bad Luck DIPA – Beer Zombies Collab We got together with the friends in the band Bayside to brew up a collaboration to celebrate the end of their tour ” 21 Years Of Really Bad Luck” a massive DDH Hazy DIPA with Citra, Mouteka & Galaxy. Get ready for a big blast of fresh citrus, over ripe guava, a whispering og stone fruit and a back end of bright grapefruit.
Cash Imperial Coffee Stout Imperial Coffee Stout Collaboration with Mostra Coffee. Notes of Dark Chocolate, Espresso and Rich Malt
Juice Wolf TIPA – Ferrous Falcon An unfiltered Triple IPA with a crazy grain bill highlighted by Golden Promise and Chit malt. This is dry hopped three different times with Cashmere, Citra, Galaxy, and Nectaron. Collaboration with Electric Brewing
Mosaic Revengeance DIPA – Beer Zombies Collab 100% Mosaic hopped version of Mason’s Revengeance. Collaboration with Beer Zombies Brewing!
Nice Spruce NEIPA An Unfiltered IPA with a resinous punch and a touch of fresh Spruce tips on the finish, it’s the season.
U Too Can Tropical Sour Between broken fingers, spilt coffee, snapped pencils, negative Tinder matches, and Tiger King season 2, we’ve all been through some shit, but if Toucan can make it through, U Too Can. Introducing U Too Can, our Tropical Sour brewed with wheat, barley and oat malt. Then conditioned on a blend of passion fruit, strawberry, banana and pink guava! Don’t stress, with 6.4% ABV you’ll be nice and relaxed.
Liquid Strata Crystals NEIPA Ever been shot into the Strata(sphere) so quickly that your crystals turned into liquids? Introducing Liquid Strata Crystals, our continued exploration into “What do hops taste like?” This Double Dry Hopped Strata New England IPA hopped & double dry hopped w/ Strata.
Blueberry Double Marbles Milkshake IPA Feeling BLUE? Well then we have the perfect marbles for YOU. Blueberry Marbles is back, and this time as a flavorsome double version! This milkshake DIPA is laden with a plentiful harvest of fresh blueberries, sweet vanilla, creamy milk sugar, and hopped with Mosaic to really compliment the sweet berry profile. Roll into the brisk weather and lose your marbles over a succulent blueberry juice bomb today! (8% ABV)
Away from the Norm Amber Making its way to you today is 𝗔𝘄𝗮𝘆 𝗙𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗡𝗼𝗿𝗺 which is now available in cans for the very first time! This award-winning American Amber Ale recipe has dark shades of natural gold on full display. Moderately sweet maltiness is balanced with a steady hop profile for a smooth yet complex flavor. Meanwhile, subtle notes of dark molasses and caramel hover right under the palate and really boost the overall composition. (6% ABV)
Swerski Dunkel 𝗦𝗪𝗘𝗥𝗦𝗞𝗜 is a traditional German-style Dunkelweizen specially crafted for when da good guys storm the field in search for gridiron glory. A smooth dark wheat profile provides a rush of banana, chocolate, and sweet fresh bread flavor that’s sure to make da almighty Ditka proud (pictured last). (5% ABV)
DDH Double Space Boots DIPA This Double Dry-Hopped DIPA delivers a hefty cargo of Citra and Galaxy to create an atmospheric symphony of mango, pineapple, and bright citrus. Not to mention the metagalactic notes of fresh peach and melon that’s carried on the back of an extraterrestrial haze. Each 16oz can also features a temperature-sensitive ink on the “More” logo so you can finally enjoy your beer in the 4th-dimension. (8% ABV)
Morever DDH IPA We went on a quest of developing an IPA that one would want to drink again, and again, forever and forever. 𝗠𝗼𝗿𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿 is a beer with mid-level ABV, which utilizes Citra, Motueka, and Simcoe hops, for neverending flavors of pineapple, grapefruit, & tangerine, followed by slight bitterness and a smooth, refreshing finish.
Non-alcoholic Variety Packs Your favorite N/A beers now in a variety pack! West Coast IPA, Juicy IPA, Italian Pils & Floridaweisse all included in this 12pk! These are going to be a huge hit. See below for pricing & case quantity discounts.
Fishing With Horus Imperial Stout A 13% ABV imperial coffee stout w/ coconut, hazelnuts, coffee and maple syrup. This is our collaboration with our great pal Kyle From Horus Aged Ales out of Oceanside California.
Chubby Bunny: Hot Mango Loads of mango puree have been smothered with a touch of chocolate, and finished with habanero peppers and marshmallows. This combo is out of this world and will strike the curiosity of most beer drinkers.
Pie Face: Banofee Pie Louisiana celebrates their pie cravings with this well known southern pie “BANOFEE”… It features a heap of banana puree, is paired with a mountain of rich caramel sauce, and finished with a medley of cream to give it a rich, caramely gooy’ness that you will never forget. Spin to Win: Pitt Boss: Blueberry, Pomegranate, Black Currant: Three fruits perfectly matched by cupid himself. This brew features ungodly amounts of pure fruit. It is tart, rich, and features a wonderful mouthfeel.
Fruit Fusion: Apple Crisp Alamode This one will surely hit the top of our Untapp’d list as our last apple pie brew grew quickly as a local favorite. We have upped the ante with this medley by pairing apple puree with caramel, cinnamon, graham cracker, and a sea of soft serve ice cream! The soft serve turns our sour brews into a rich creamy (frothy) beer that makes it tough putting down the glass. Once you take a sip, you will want another… or ten 🙂
SPIN TO WIN: CROSSFIRE Next up in our popular Spin to Win series is CROSSFIRE! This series features fruit… lots of it… and ONLY FRUIT! This combo is super crazy with Watermelon, Cucumber, and Lime! It is light, refreshing, and a change of pace from the thicc boys! Don’t be confused.. we brought in pallet loads of fruit for this brew! It is tart, flavorful, and memorable!
ROLL THE FRUIT: MANDARIN COOKIES Our Roll the Fruit series features brews that are inspired by cannabis strains. Mandarin cookies is a popular strain that has hints of citrus and vanilla cookies… SO WE loaded this bad boy up with tons of Mandarin orange puree, kiwi, sweet orange, and a sugar cookie treatment! This one is solid… and super unique!
FRUIT FUSION: GARRETT’S JAM When a customer asks for a new brew… we deliver! This one is named after the patron who inspired the recipe. It features tons of banana, coconut, and topped with rich caramel and soft serve ice cream! What’s there not to love!?! This brew delivers.
Spin to Win: Guacamole There will never be a better beer for TACO TUESDAY!!!! This brew is totally off-center and features a well known fruit-AVOCADO! We bought a truckload of crushed avocados and added it to our sour base. We added a touch of lime, and a touch of cilantro and BAM! WE GOT GUAC! Time to get yours before this awesome brew is gone.
Volcano Sauce Sour The tectonic plates have shifted, letting forth an eruption of gushing blackberries and blueberries. Each burst filled with milk sugar & vanilla for creamsicle smoothness. A freshly canned sour ale with explosively delicious flavor.
Cherry Lime Freeze Sour Sour Ale brewed with cherry, lime and vanilla frozen yogurt.
Velocirabbit IPA Using the same amounts of Mosaic, Simcoe and Chinook as Laser Raptors, this beer has a powerful berry aroma and nice pine note. The oats and wheat maintain the creamy mouthfeel that Laser Raptors is known for, lending the lower ABV the ability to make a crispy break just as the hops surprise your palate.
How Now Brown Cow PB/Chocolate/Coffee Milk Stout The weathers getting colder. How Now Brown Cow will warm you right up. Drinkable peanut butter cup meets coffee all wrapped up in a Milk Stout. Get ready for rich aromas of peanut butter, light roasted coffee, and a smooth chocolatey finish.
Species x Hyperthermic DIPA Certain yeast strains of Norwegian origin, known as “kveik”, can ferment at extremely high temperatures with little to no off-flavors. Popular with craft brewers for good reason, we naturally decided to put a lot of these strains in the same beer. On top of this, we scrounged around for some additional strains and species of yeast that also perform well at kveik-like temperatures. The result is a big-bodied juice chimera for the ages.
Drippin’ on the Cheap DIPA Drippin’ On The Cheap DIPA drinks like absolute silk!! Smooth, Mosaic’s berries & dankness stealing the show upfront, with Citra’s stone fruit and candied clementine to balance it all out.
TDH Sponge Bath DIPA Our constant pursuit of pillowy hop perfection leads us down many paths, but some combinations lather better than others. Triple helpings of our hand selected Citra Cryo, Mosaic, Cashmere Cryo & Strata. Soothing and refreshing, just like a sponge bath at Burning Man. Relax, Rinse & Repeat.
Pyramid Scheme TIPA Our hand selected strata and simcoe with some preposterously stinky new zealand motueka & nelson sauvin on a spelt heavy base. Believe us, you’re gonna want to get in on the ground floor of this one.
Local 755 IPA Our Foggy Favorite. Azacca, Amarillo & a Gwop of Citra. Soft, Juicy & Hazy like 70’s Home Movies.
Fugazi Italian Style Pils Italian-Style Pils dry-hopped adoringly with Czech Kazbek. It’s the Real Deal.
Hex Code Quantum Mirror x REM5 VR Lab x Modist Lager brewed with Premium Pilsner malt, milk sugar, marshmallows, pineapple, toasted coconut and Madagascar vanilla beans
Knees in the Breeze There’s not much better than the open road, driving up the west coast, Knees in the Breeze and not a care in the world. Now imagine, after a long day of cruising, cracking open a balanced West Coast IPA. Introducing Knees in the Breeze, our West Coast IPA w/ pale ale malts, wheat malt, hopped & dry hopped w/ Simcoe, Citra & Cryo El Dorado.
Cinnamon Roll – Gold Stout Bakery in a glass! This gold stout is a liquid cinnamon roll in a glass. Perfectly balancing the Cinnamon which can be overdone, and landing in at only 8% ABV. I mean, who doesn’t like cinnamon rolls?! **Lactose Free**
Non-alcoholic Smores Dark Brew Think of the regular Untitled Art S’mores stout, but now in a non-alcoholic form! This beer will have you warmed up and feeling like you’re sitting by the fire roasting marshmallows. If you’re looking for a N/A option for Thanksgiving, the Smores Dark Brew is the way to go!
Amplify The Absurdity Sour This smoothie style sour ale with raspberry, banana, vanilla and marshmallow comes together for a decadent treat in liquor form! We took our base sour ale recipe and amplified it with some of the most delicious flavor combos we could think of along with a healthy dose of milk sugar.
Spyglass Sour A lemon & lime golden sour ale, Spyglass is tart and refreshing with a lower calorie count.
Paperweight Midwest Fruit Tart Apricot Midwest Fruit Tart. 3,000lbs of apricots per 30bbl batch.
Bushel Gose A gose with heritage cider apples and baking spices. Tart, salty, and delicious
Sour Mixed Variety Pack The mixed twelve packs will feature three cans each of four different beers, two of which are going to be exclusive to the mixed packs. Harrow, Keypunch, Spyglass & Pinery
The Tumi The Tumi is brewed with 3,000 lbs of Yellow Mombin per 30 bbl batch. Yellow Mombins, also known as caja or hog plums, originate in the rainforests of Central and South America. The taste is vaguely tropical with hints of mango, banana, papaya, and pineapple.
The Gadget Midwest Fruit Tart A Midwest Fruit Tart brewed with 1,200 lbs of blackberries, 1,200 lbs of raspberries, and 30g of vanilla beans per 30 bbl batch
Xmas Pickle Gose Naughty or Nice, our beloved Pickle Gose is ready to be unwrapped and enjoyed this holiday season. The light and refreshing taste of cucumber and dill make the perfect pairing for all the heavy, holiday feasts to be had.
Astronaut Food This otherworldly brew is made with freeze-dried blueberries, and has more fruit than any other beer we’ve made. With a 15% ABV and a dizzying amount of blueberries, this beer is out of this world.
Dear Annie Hazy IPA Deliciously juicy and hazy love note of lemon peel and orange pith with medium hoppy notes and light bitterness.
Off the Leash Pils Modern Iowa Corn Pilsner – Our approach to a refreshing corn lager. Clean, crisp, and off-the-charts crushable.
Kobes Unleashed Kölsch Light, refreshing, and clean. With a mild bitterness, this traditional brew is super crushable.
Spirit Foul DDH Hazy IPA Brewed in collaboration with San Diego’s Modern Times Beer, Spirit Foul was Fair State’s first hazy IPA. Brewed with the freshest Strata hops and plenty of Citra and Mosaic for its passion fruit aroma. Pilsner malt, pale wheat, flaked oats, and flaked barley give this beer its soft body and signature haze. Super juicy, tropical, and dank.
Luxury of Restraint IPA IPA you can see through? Yes, you read that right. The Luxury of Restraint is a collaboration with Shared Brewing (St. Louis, MO), hopped liberally with hand-selected Strata, Simcoe, and Nelson Sauvin. Assertive but polite bitterness, crispy malt character, and notes of stonefruit, gooseberries, nebulous tropicalia, and a waft of dankness. Can- and keg-conditioned for extra intangibles.
Double Hi-Five DIPA – Collab W/ Ology This Triple Dry-Hopped Double IPA brewed with our good friends at Ology Brewing is just bursting with tropical notes from 3 massive dry hops of Citra, Galaxy, Idaho 7, and Mosaic.
Huntley Helles – Kegs Only Named to honor the home of our Huntley facility, this German-style lager is brewed with our soft water and some of our favorite German malts and hops, then lagered in our horizontal tank. An extremely soft mouthfeel with a pleasant malt profile and hints of noble hops, then ends in an ever so smooth finish.
Fruit Fusion Blueberry/Mango Yogurt Fruit Fusion is all about pushing the limits. This brew is no exception as we have paired two amazing fruits (BLUEBERRY & MANGO) with tons of real vanilla yogurt and a touch of granola. This is a thicc boy, and absolutely smooth and delicious.
Chubby Bunny Kiwi Mallowmellon Marshmallow and real Kiwi puree.. what more can you ask for!?! Sweet/tart/and absolutely delicious all the way down the hatch. This is the first time that HBC has used Kiwi and we must ask ourselves… why have we waited this long?
Haze Head Seven Candles Celebrating our seventh year in style with Seven Candles. This one has stupid amounts of hops. Like all of our NEIPAs– they are balanced with a strong backbone of chewy malts, but we pushed hard to give this one an edge as we incorporated seven of our favorite hops! This beer is absolute heaven to the hazy and IPA lovers. This may be the silkiest NEIPA we have offered thus far!
Spin 2 Win Pit Boss Blueberry, Pomegranate, Black Currant: Three fruits perfectly matched by cupid himself. This brew features ungodly amounts of pure fruit. It is tart, rich, and features a wonderful mouthfeel.
Swingin’ Sticks Imperial Sweet Stout – Collab w/ Angry Chair Austin teamed up with our friends at Angry Chair Brewing out of Tampa Bay Florida to bring you an Imperial Sweet Stout with coconut from Sri Lanka, pistachios from California, and cocoa nibs from Bolivia. This decadent brew should remind you of a rich chocolatey pistachio ice cream with the perfect amount of coconut and caramel swirl!
Hiking With Pulpit Rock This newly developed pastry seltzer showcases Pulpit Rock Brewing Company’s innate talents for creating outstanding pastry sours while blending Austin’s style and love for new creations; like his previous Forager Brewery “Seltzer Pops”. The two styles come together for an epic Dole whip meets a citrus gin and tonic one-of-a-kind refreshing summertime beverage that begs you to wonder— just how did they do it?
Haizer Triple IPA Version 4 This triple IPA is brewed with motueka, nelson, citra & hort 4337. Coming in at 9.8%, this beer is incredibly smooth and easy drinking. One of their best TIPA’s to date!
Blackberry Cobbler A La Mode This berliner weisse style ale with blackberry, pie crust & cinnamon tastes dangerous close to an actual blackberry cobbler. This one will seriously WOW you!
Can I Speak To Your Manager? NEIPA A lil’ liquid shout out to all of our service industry compatriots. Strata, Mosaic, Ekuanot Cryo & HBC 568 in condescending quantities. Sometimes it’s just one of those nights.
Now Presenting Passionfruit/Plum/Grapefruit Sour Our Foeder-Fermented Mixed Culture Berliner Base conditioned on gobs of Plum, Grapefruit & Passionfruit with a bit of Milk Sugar to round things out.
Double Maple Imperial Morning Stout Brewed with loads of coffee beans and a multiple of maple, this 11% brew goes down smooth. The first notes of maple sweetness are balanced out by the flavors of deep roasted coffee
Another week and another big time brewery bringing their beers to our shelves. This time, it is Modern Times coming to us using Pequod Distribution! Not sure on the timeframe of the release but it looks like Modern Times will be getting us their beers quarterly. Stay tuned for more, and take a look below at some of the possible beers we will be seeing!
Fortunate Islands – Tropical Pale Ale
Fruitlands w Passionfruit and Guava – Fruit Gose
Laser Rain Gose – Gose w/cucumber, lime, & guava
Orderville – Hazy Mosaic IPA
Space Ways Hazy Nelson IPA – Hazy IPA with Nelson, Motueka, and simcoe
Sparkle Wolf – West Coast Ipa w/El Dorado and Mosaic
Dungeon Map West Coast IPA – West Coast IPA w/strata, mosaic, nelson, cent
Limited release series
Glimmer Void 2020 w/ Vanilla 12 x 375mL BA Red Sour with Strawberries & Vanilla
News from Nowhere: Moscatel Cuvvee – red sour cuvee aged from 14-52 months in red wine, cognac, and sherry barrels. Then racked in Setubal Moscatel sherry pipes for 4 months
Phantom Twilight – We aged this foeder-fermented saison in a terracotta amphora for two months before racking onto second-use Montmorency and Balaton cherries. The result is a stunning spectacle of funk with restrained acidity and a delightful mineral and berry character.
Forgotten Landscapes aged in Tawny Port Barrels with Nectarines (Burial Collab) 2020 Release BA Fruited Sour
Cosmic Entity Pecan Pie Edition -This marvelously decadent imperial dessert-stout is loaded with house-toasted pecans, house-roasted coffee, coconut, cocoa, and vanilla.
Stout weather is upon us and stout releases are on the horizon! Backpocket is releasing their popular “Wake the F Up!” barrel-aged coffee imperial stout on December 4th! Here’s more from Backpocket on this release:
𝚂𝙰𝚅𝙴 𝚃𝙷𝙴 𝙳𝙰𝚃𝙴 Wake The F Up Iowa 2021: Barrel Aged Imperial Coffee Stout release party will be December 4th. This BA Stout was aged in Mississippi River Distilling Barrels for boozy flavors that blend perfectly with the locally roasted coffee from Wake Up Iowa. If you love coffee and barrel aged beers, you gotta get some of this! Stay tuned for more details on the release party!
In the day and age where hazy IPAs, fruited sours, and pastry stouts are the craze and dominate the release landscape of craft beer, Lion Bridge brewery in Cedar Rapids release a style of beer that my taste buds have been craving….a farmhouse ale! YES! REJOICE! As much as I love every style of beer I was ready for this one to hit my lips! Brett, barnyard funk, and wonderful hop aroma, exactly what I needed!
*STYLE – Farmhouse Ale *ABV – 5% *AVAILABILITY – On tap and in bottles
We hand-selected a blend of Brettanomyces and wild beer from our wood program and then dry-hopped it with Vic Secret hops and naturally carbonated kegs and bottles.
The nose is superb. Vic secret hops pair perfectly with the brett to give it that wet hay/barnyard smell that makes farmhouse ales so spectacular. First sip was exactly what I was hoping for, hops up front with the funk on the back of the tongue, wonderful dry finish and slightly tart – just right and just what I was looking for in this beer!
If you’re a funk head, love brett, and are looking to go back in time a bit in the craft world, this beer is a must try! It’s on tap now or you can stock up your cellar as it’s available in bottles too! Get out there and DRINK THIS beer!