Crane, Blackberry Farm, Omnipollo, and Stillwater coming from Abu Nawas this week!


  • Crane Brewing Festiweiss 4/6/12oz CANS – It’s the season to celebrate family and friends, and we’ve brewed a very special beer. Tangy Cranberry meets Spicy Ginger, making the holidays warm and bright. We look forward to sharing many more prosperous years with the rest of us. 4.5% ABV.
  • Crane Brewing Crane De Noel 4/6/12oz CANS – Dark Sour Ale brewed with a Holiday Spices and Plums. 6.5% ABV.

Blackberry Farm:

  • Blackberry Farm Classic Saison 6/4/12oz CANS – Belgian-style Saison features European noble-type hops, authentic Belgian Saison yeast, and the finest European two-row malt. 6.3% 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.


  • OMNIPOLLO AGAMEMNON 6/4/16oz CAN – OmniPollo’s beloved, original Maple Syrup Imperial Stout is back and better than ever in 16oz cans. 12.5% ABV.
  • OMNIPOLLO Hilma 6/4/16oz CANS – Vanilla Flippin’ Burger n’ Fries DIPA. 8% ABV.
  • OMNIPOLLO Andreas Oat 6/4/16oz CAN – Delicious New England Style Oat IPA 7% ABV.
  • OMNIPOLLO Shoutao 6/4/16oz CANS – Peach Slush IPA brewed with peach and lactose sugar. 7% ABV.
  • OMNIPOLLO Shploing! 24/12oz Can 4 Pack – The return of a Classic! IPA with marshmallow, graham cracker, salt, and lactose sugar, it’s a MANGO S’MORES IPA. 7% ABV. 
  • OMNIPOLLO Beglo 6/4/12oz CAN – All-Simcoe Citrus Bomb IPA 6% ABV. 
  • OMNIPOLLO DEVIN THE DUDE 6/4/12oz CAN – Beautifully made German-style pilsner. 5.2% ABV.
  • OMNIPOLLO Grandin 6/4/16oz CAN – Champagne Yeast-Fermented American IPA. 6% ABV. 
  • OMNIPOLLO Gygax 6/4/16oz CAN – Grapefruit Tonic Gose Ale Brewed with Grapefruit, Quinine & Lactose Sugar. 6% ABV.
  • OMNIPOLLO Lustro 6/4/12oz CAN – IIPA with The smoothness and haze of a New England style IPA, yet the bite and crushability of a west coast IPA. 8% ABV.
  • OMNIPOLLO Vanitas 6/4/16oz CAN – Double Dry-Hopped Imperial Baklava IPA brewed with Pistachios & Almonds. 8% ABV.


  • Stillwater Why Can’t IBU (2020) 6/4/16oz CAN – Brian’s hop-driven hazed classic from 2013 returns fuller, brighter, and more seductive. Double Dry Hopped Farmhouse Pale Ale. 5.6% ABV
  • Stillwater Of Love and Regret (2020) 6/4/16oz CAN – Brian’s botanical Saison from 2010, still unique and lovely. A Botanical Saison w/ Heather, Lavender, Chamomile & Dandelion 7.2% ABV.
  • Stillwater Searching For … 6/4/16oz CAN – Oak-Aged Imperial Stout brewed with Sangiovese Grapes. 12% ABV.
  • Stillwater Extra Dry 16oz CAN – Definitely one of our Island Beers. Sake Style Saison brewed with sake rice and dry-hopped with Citra, Hallertau Blanc, and Sterling. 4.2% ABV.
  • Stillwater Artisanal Extra Dry Chu-Hi With Red Grapefruit 6/4/16oz CAN – Following the classic Extra Dry: Sake-Inspired Saison comes a fruited variant – also inspired by one of our favorite Japanese refreshments introduced to us, chūhai. Often sold as ‘Chu-Hi’ – the term is an abbreviation of “shōchū highball” – it’s a (commonly canned) cocktail of shōchū & carbonated water, flavored with various fruits. Extra Dry Chu-Hi is a brighter & lighter take on the familiar Saison, topped up with a touch of citrus and fermented dry. RED GRAPEFRUIT is the first flavor. 4.2% ABV.
  • Stillwater Artisanal Plant-Based Double IPA With Mango & Palm Sugar 6/4/16oz CAN – Double India pale ale with mango & coconut palm sugar. Hopped with Citra, Sabro & Galaxy. All-natural. 100% vegan. 8.4% ABV.
  • Stillwater General Gose 6/4/16oz CAN – Sour amber wheat ale brewed with orange peel powder, Thai chili powder, sea salt, and msg seasoning. 4.5% ABV
  • Stillwater Insetto 6/4/12oz CAN – Dry-hopped Sour with Italian plum. The beer-drinkers’ rosé. Brian worked backward with this one – first came the design, then we reverse-engineered a beer to match.5% ABV.
  • Stillwater On Fleek 6/4/12oz CAN – A 13 percent ABV imperial stout brewed with dark sugars and molasses. 13.0% ABV.
  • Stillwater / AZ Wilderness Big Bunny is Everything 6/4/12oz CAN – Strong Milk Stout collaboration with AZ Wilderness. Big Bunny IS everything. 8.0% ABV.
  • Stillwater Dry White 6/4/16oz CANS – Blanc Sour Ale Spritzer with Sauvignon Blanc Grape, Lime, and Sea Salt. 4.5% ABV.
  • Stillwater Hot Pink 6/4/16oz CANS – Rosé Sour Ale Spritzer with Grenache Grape, Raspberry, and Lemon. 4.5% ABV.

Great Iowa Beer Festival Category Vote: Porters + Brown Ales

Brown ale is a style of beer with a dark amber or brown colour. The term was first used by London brewers in the late 17th century to describe their products, such as mild ale, though the term has a rather different meaning today. 18th century brown ales were lightly hopped and brewed from 100% brown malt

Porter is a style of beer that was developed in London, England in the early eighteenth century. It was well-hopped and dark in appearance due to the use of brown malt. The name originated due to its popularity with street and river porters.

The Great Iowa Brewing Festival Awards!

This coming weekend The Great American Beer Festival would usually be packing beer lovers into the lovely Denver, CO for a weekend of fun, beer, and food and some of our wonderful Iowa breweries have been well represented there. This year, the festival goes virtual, so I thought it would be fun to do an Iowa only beer festival. I’ll be posting polls on here (blog), linking from my Twitter account, and various Facebook Iowa beer pages. You will only be able to vote once in each category so make sure you read the entire list. Brewer’s, I would love for you to send a video my way bragging up your beer so feel free to email those to me! The categories will be:

Hazy IPA
Pastry Stouts
Porters + Browns
American IPA
Stouts/BA Stouts/Imperial Stouts

Each beer selected will be by using untappd filter as to the number checked in or recently added. Feedback is welcomed as I probably missed a beer or two to add to the categories. If there is a category I need to add please let me know! This is all for fun but I welcome the discussion, cheers to Iowa breweries!

Kroul Farm/Pullman dinner year 5 review!

There is no better way to ring in fall than an amazing meal, and a few drinks while sitting at picnic table on a beautiful farm. In the last 5 years, fall for me has always started the day of the Kroul Farm/Pullman Diner dinner! In the past, the days were a bit warm at times, a bit chilly, and this year soggy and rainy but the staff from both places always go above and beyond and deliver an absolutely stellar and memorable dinner! Special shout out to the Kroul family, Cory Kent, Ben Smart, T.J. Lytle and all the chefs and staff that made this night happen again! On to the dishes:

We started with a few small bites that were not listed on the menu. I’m not 100% sure on all the ingredients but they were the perfect start to the meal.

DISH #1 – Heirloom Tomato Saladpickled eggplant, baba ghanoush, toasted seeds, red onion, roasted peppers, olive, tomato tahini vinaigrette, herbs, and wood fired pita – an outstanding dish to start. The grilled pita was superb and the vinaigrette was light but extremely delicious. I think I need more tahini in my life.

DISH #2 – Ricotta and Pecorino Cannellonilocal mushrooms, sweet corn bechamel, shaved black truffle – this might have been my favorite dish of the night and my introduction to black truffles. Why are they so expensive? Because they are one of the best things you’ll ever taste!!! That sweet corn bechamel would taste good with anything and I’ll take any mushrooms anytime! Top notch dish!

DISH #3 – Chicken Roulade stuffed with fennel sausage, pickled mustard, roasted fennel, grilled stone fruit, stone fruit mostarda, farm greens, chicken jus – wonderful combination of flavors with this roulade as you get something delicious in every bite. Stunning dish as well!

DISH #4 – Duo of beef braised greens, glazed pumpkin, pickled chiles, salsa verde, pumpkin seeds, and short rib bourguignon – the beef was cooked perfectly and the addition of the pickled chiles and salsa verde really made this dish stand out. I could eat short rib for the rest of my life and be a happy man!

DISH #5 – Jonathan Apple Crispbrown butter financier, pecan crumble, maple syrup compressed apples, butterscotch, cream fraiche ice cream – after all the amazing food the most underrated part of the dinner is the dessert these chefs come up with. Dessert is not something I get excited about but every year they come up with some best desserts I’ve had!

I look forward to this event every year and it never disappoints! An amazing accomplishment from the chefs and staff to put together a meal this lavish and decadent. Another note about the event was how well spaced everything was in accordance with social distancing measures as well as everyone being masked, all staff and attendees were respectful of one another throughout the evening.

Iowa Brewing releasing BA “Hang Fire” + variants on 9/18!

Iowa Brewing in Cedar Rapids will be releasing barrel aged Hang Fire and the Hang Fire variants September 18th @ 12 p.m.! The variants this year will include
* Rum Barrel Hang Fire with cocoa nibs and coconut
* Brandy barrel aged in Driftless Glen brandy barrels
* Bourbon barrel aged in Cedar Ridge barrels
* Vanilla bean aged in Cedar Ridge barrels with Madagascar vanilla beans

Here’s more on this release:

Hang Fire is a giant Russian Imperial Stout that was brewed last year to celebrate our third anniversary. Half of the batch was put into barrels and aged for over a year. This year’s release includes four variants.

𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗿𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗲 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗯𝗲 𝗽𝗶𝗰𝗸𝘂𝗽 𝗼𝗻𝗹𝘆 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗮𝗻 𝗼𝗻𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝗽𝗿𝗲-𝘀𝗮𝗹𝗲 𝗯𝗲𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗼𝗻 𝗠𝗼𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝗦𝗲𝗽𝘁𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝟭𝟰𝘁𝗵. Bottles will be available for pickup on September 18th and 19th, with two pickup time windows on each day to choose from at checkout. A link to the pre-sale store will be posted on Monday morning. The pre-sale will close on Thursday at noon, but a limited number of bottles will be reserved for purchase on the release days while supplies last.


𝗥𝘂𝗺 𝗕𝗮𝗿𝗿𝗲𝗹 𝗛𝗮𝗻𝗴 𝗙𝗶𝗿𝗲 – 𝗔𝗴𝗲𝗱 𝗶𝗻 𝗥𝘂𝗺 𝗕𝗮𝗿𝗿𝗲𝗹𝘀
𝗙𝗶𝗻𝗶𝘀𝗵𝗲𝗱 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗖𝗼𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘂𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗖𝗼𝗰𝗼𝗮 𝗡𝗶𝗯𝘀
𝟯𝟳𝟱𝗺𝗹 𝗯𝗼𝘁𝘁𝗹𝗲 | $𝟭𝟰 | 𝗟𝗶𝗺𝗶𝘁 𝟰
Our Third Anniversary Russian Imperial Stout has aged in Rum Barrels for one year and rested on Coconut and Cacao Nibs in the final months of aging. A nice balance of chocolate and coconut marry well with the complexity of the rum barrel, with hints of fig, dates, and molasses.

𝗕𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗯𝗼𝗻 𝗕𝗮𝗿𝗿𝗲𝗹 𝗛𝗮𝗻𝗴 𝗙𝗶𝗿𝗲 – 𝗔𝗴𝗲𝗱 𝗶𝗻 𝗖𝗲𝗱𝗮𝗿 𝗥𝗶𝗱𝗴𝗲 𝗕𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗯𝗼𝗻 𝗕𝗮𝗿𝗿𝗲𝗹𝘀
𝟱𝟬𝟬𝗺𝗹 𝗯𝗼𝘁𝘁𝗹𝗲 | $𝟭𝟰 | 𝗟𝗶𝗺𝗶𝘁 𝟴
Our Third Anniversary Russian Imperial Stout has aged in Cedar Ridge bourbon barrels for one year and has notes of burnt caramel, vanilla, black currant, and a pleasant alcohol warmth.

𝗕𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗱𝘆 𝗕𝗮𝗿𝗿𝗲𝗹 𝗛𝗮𝗻𝗴 𝗙𝗶𝗿𝗲 – 𝗔𝗴𝗲𝗱 𝗶𝗻 𝗗𝗿𝗶𝗳𝘁𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗚𝗹𝗲𝗻𝗻 𝗕𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗱𝘆 𝗕𝗮𝗿𝗿𝗲𝗹𝘀
𝟱𝟬𝟬𝗺𝗹 𝗯𝗼𝘁𝘁𝗹𝗲 | $𝟭𝟰 | 𝗟𝗶𝗺𝗶𝘁 𝟰
Our Third Anniversary Russian Imperial Stout has aged in Driftless Glenn Brandy Barrels for one year and has notes of vanilla and cherry with a smooth warm finish.

𝗩𝗮𝗻𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗮 𝗕𝗲𝗮𝗻 𝗛𝗮𝗻𝗴 𝗙𝗶𝗿𝗲 – 𝗔𝗴𝗲𝗱 𝗶𝗻 𝗖𝗲𝗱𝗮𝗿 𝗥𝗶𝗱𝗴𝗲 𝗕𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗯𝗼𝗻 𝗕𝗮𝗿𝗿𝗲𝗹𝘀
𝗙𝗶𝗻𝗶𝘀𝗵𝗲𝗱 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗠𝗮𝗱𝗮𝗴𝗮𝘀𝗰𝗮𝗿 𝗩𝗮𝗻𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗮 𝗕𝗲𝗮𝗻𝘀
𝟯𝟳𝟱𝗺𝗹 𝗯𝗼𝘁𝘁𝗹𝗲 | $𝟭𝟰 | 𝗟𝗶𝗺𝗶𝘁 𝟰
Our Third Anniversary Russian Imperial Stout has aged for a year in Cedar Ridge Bourbon Barrels and rested on Madagascar Vanilla Beans beans in the final months of aging, which accentuate the vanilla notes from the bourbon. The roast is subtle and the finish is silky smooth.

Clock House Brewing releasing “Togs and Stubbies” New Zealand IPA this Thursday!

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Cans and draft available of Clock House Brewing’s latest IPA release, “Tops and Stubbies” this Thursday at 3:00 p.m.! You can preorder at the link below! Here’s more on this New Zealand IPA!

Togs & Stubbies is a New Zealand style IPA brewed with Wakatu and Wai-iti hops. This beer has aromas of white wine grape and orange blossom with notes of lime, lemon floral, and lychee. New Zealand IPA’s by style are easy drinking and reminiscence of American pale ales. Grab your swim trunks and bottles of beer from the chilly bin, let’s have a bloody great night.

Cans will be available this Thursday, September 3rd at 3 PM. You can order ahead with the link down below! Cheers!

Big Ed + Tang O Rang Gusher highlight Big Grove’s Drive Thru Saturday this week!

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Big Grove’s Drive Thru Saturday this week will feature two familiar beers but two we nonetheless crave! Big Ed and Tang O Rang Gusher are back and will be available this coming weekend! Preorder is currently live by clicking here! Here’s more on this weekend’s release and the announcing return of Hop Lopper!

Big Ed is out of the thanks and ready for good times… and he’s joined by Tang-O-Rang Gusher! This week’s edition of Drive-Thru Brews turns it up a notch with two Big Grove favorites for the *almost* weekly Wednesday pre-order and Saturday drive-thru parties.
Big Ed is a hazy double IPA harnessing the power of Easy Eddy and taking it up a notch with Sabro hops. This 7.8% New Englander brings the noise with the refreshing flavors of papaya and coconut.
Tang-O-Rang Gusher returns for the first time since April. If you know… you know. Close your eyes for a day at the beach courtesy of this 32 oz Crowler.
Next week, the Drive-Thru will take a week off before its return on August 15 with the release of Hop Lopper and a few other goodies.

Stillwater, Omnipollo, + Evil Twin drop from Abu Nawas this week!

  • Stillwater MICRO 6/4/16oz CANS – Citra-focused Pale Ale. 4.5% ABV.
  • Stillwater SPACED 6/4/16oz CAN – Delicious Low-gravity IPA Brewed with Spelt and Wheat. 3.8% ABV. Just the way we love them!
  • Stillwater THE CLOUD 6/4/16oz CAN – Soft and Fluffy IPA brewed with Oats and Lactose as well as an absurd amount of new school German hops Huell Melon & Mandarina Bavaria and accented with Mosaic & Centennial. 7% ABV.
  • Stillwater FAST FASHION 6/4/16oz CAN – Double Dry-Hopped IPA Brewed with Spelt and Oats. 6.5% ABV.
  • Stillwater NO EXIT 6/4/12oz CAN – Dry hopped sour ale with white sage. Collaboration with the indie band Tennis. 4.5% ABV.
  • Stillwater NU TROPIC 6/4/12oz CAN – Tropical IPA with Mango & Passionfruit. 6% ABV.
  • Stillwater EXTRA DRY 6/4/16oz CAN –  Definitely one of our Island Beers. Sake Style Saison brewed with sake rice and dry-hopped with Citra, Hallertau Blanc, and Sterling. 4.2% ABV.
  • Stillwater EXTRA EXTRA 6/4/16oz CAN – Double Brut IPA where Champagne Yeast is King resulting in a Bone-Dry IPA. 8% ABV.
  • Stillwater TANGERINE HAZE 6/4/12oz CAN – Juicy Dry-Hopped Sour IPA with Tangerine. 7.0% ABV.
  • Omnipollo ZODIAK MULTIVERSE 6/4/16oz CANS – Double Dry Hopped DIPA generously hopped with Simcoe, Citra, and Centennial. 8% ABV.
  • Omnipollo NEBUCHADNEZZAR6/4/16OZ CAN- DIPA scaled up with no consideration to economies of scale. 8.5% ABV.
  • Omnipollo DEVIN THE DUDE 6/4/12oz CAN – Beautifully made German-style pilsner. 5.2% ABV. 💗THE BEER IN HONOR OF YOUR RAPPERS FAVORITE RAPPER 💗
  • Omnipollo AGAMEMNON 6/4/16oz CAN – OmniPollo’s beloved, original Maple Syrup Imperial Stout is back and better than ever in 16oz cans. 12.5% ABV.
  • Evil Twin Sanguinem Aurantiaco 6/4/12oz CAN – Delicious Blood Orange Sour Ale. 3.25% ABV.
  • Evil Twin Mission Gose 6/4/12oz CAN – A Thirst-Quenching Gose with Eucalyptus. 4% ABV.
  • Evil Twin Learn What Is to Be Taken Seriously and Laugh at the Rest 6/4/16oz CANS – Double Dry Hopped IPA. 7% ABV.
  • Evil Twin Imperial Simcoe Slacker 6/4/16oz CANS – Simcoe packed IPA. 7.5% ABV.
  • Evil Twin Falco 6/4/16oz CAN – Perfectly balanced American IPA. 7.0% ABV.
  • Evil Twin Molotov Grapefruit 4/6/12oz CAN – Jeppe’s Legendary Triple IPA with a surprise Grapefruit twist. 12% ABV.
  • Evil Twin Molotov Peach 4/6/12oz CAN – Jeppe’s Legendary Triple IPA with a surprise Peach twist. 12% ABV.
  • Evil Twin Molotov Passionfruit 4/6/12oz CAN – Jeppe’s Legendary Triple IPA with a surprise Passionfruit twist. 12% ABV.
  • Evil Twin Molotov Cocktail6/4/12oz CAN – Jeppe’s Legendary Triple IPA. 12% ABV.
  • Evil Twin Molotov Lite 6/4/16oz CAN – Lite version of a Triple IPA is a Double IPA at only 8.5% ABV.

Clown Shoes drop this week! Including “Rainbows are Real” hazy IPA infused with Terpenes

Here comes a big Clown Shoes drop! Check it out!

  • Clown Shoes Crunkle Sam 2020 1/12/19.2oz “Stovepipe” CAN – Bourbon Barrel-Aged American Barleywine. 10% ABV. Just in time for the 4th!
  • Clown Shoes Undead Rhapsody 1/12/19.2oz “Stovepipe” CAN – American Imperial Stout With Barleywine Ale Aged in Bourbon and Rum Barrels. 11% ABV.
  • Clown Shoes Rainbows are Real 6/4/16oz CAN – Hazy IPA Infused with Terpenes. 6.75% ABV.
  • Clown Shoes Cashed Up Bogan 6/4/16oz CAN – Double IPA with Australian Hops. 8% ABV.
  • Clown Shoes DDH Zen Garden 6/4/16oz CAN – Double Dry Hopped New England India Pale Ale, flush with full-bodied, hazy flavor from wheat and oat in the malt bill and a steady stream of hop additions. Hopped with Azacca, Citra, and Mosaic. 6.75% ABV.
  • Clown Shoes Coconut Sombrero 6/4/16oz CAN – Mexican-Style Chocolate Stout adds Coconut into the mix for a smooth and sweet seasonal twist alongside the classic roasted malt and chocolate flavors that define our Sombrero series. 7% ABV.
  • Clown Shoes Mocha Sombrero 6/4/16oz CAN – A variant of Chocolate Sombrero. Mexican-Style Chocolate Stout with Coffee and Vanilla. 7% ABV.
  • Clown Shoes Sunhat 6/4/16oz CANS – Hazy Farmhouse IPA brewed with Citra, Mosaic and El Dorado Hops. Great Citrus-Forward Aroma Flavor. 7% ABV.
  • Clown Shoes Drongo 24/16 oz 4-Pack. This beer is a blend of kettle sour and Australian hopped IPA (Galaxy and Ella). 6.5% ABV.
  • Clown Shoes Leaving Atlantis 6/4/16oz CAN – IPA with Chardonnay Grape Must. 7% ABV.
  • Clown Shoes Galactica IIPA 6/4/16oz CAN – Clown Shoes Famed Double IPA Dry hopped with Galaxy Hops, this one balances a hop profile of light bitterness and notes of tropical fruit, citrus, and pine with a clean malt backbone.. 8% ABV.
  • Clown Shoes Space Cake 6/4/16oz CAN – Clown Shoes Space Cake 6/4/16oz CAN – Double IPA with Mosaic and Citra Hops. 9% ABV.
  • Clown Shoes Pineapple Space Cake 6/4/16oz CAN – Pineapple Double IPA. 7.77% ABV.
  • Clown Shoes Bubble Farm IPA  6/4/16oz CAN – American IPA maintains an approachable medium-body without sacrificing any of the full aroma and flavor of copious dry-hopping additions of Simcoe, Azacca, and Idaho 7 hops. 6.5% ABV.
  • Clown Shoes Lil Crispy 6/4/16oz CAN – Crisp Light IPA with Centennial, Simcoe, and Huell Melon Hops. 4.8% ABV.
  • Clown Shoes Clementine 6/4/16oz CAN –  White Ale with Spices, All Natural Clementine Flavor, Sweet Orange Peel, Coriander, Mandarina Hops. 6% ABV. ***NEW 16oz CAN***
  • Clown Shoes Mango Kolsch 6/4/16oz CAN – American Kōlsch with All Natural Mango Flavor, Columbus and Huell Melon Hops. 5.5% ABV.
  • Clown Shoes Pecan Pie Porter 6/4/16oz CAN –  American Porter with All-Natural Pecan Pie Flavor. 8% ABV.