Brazen + Saint Burch teaming up for seafood dinner May 1st!

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Two of the best chefs in the state of Iowa will be teaming up to bring the area an amazing 10 course seafood dinner on May 1st at Saint Burch Tavern in Iowa City. Chef Ben Smart of Big Grove/St. Burch fame will be partnering with Chef Kevin Scharpf of Brazen and Top Chef fame to bring you what will no doubt be the culinary event of the year in the state.

Tickets are almost gone so act quickly if you want to attend this event. Below is the menu and you can also click HERE for tickets!

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Abu Nawas drop this week: Big Prairie drop! (Apple Brandy Noir anyone?), and Evil Twin

Abu Nawas bringing us a big release of Prairie beers in the coming week, including the highly sought after Apple Brandy Barrel Noir! Here’s more from Abu:

EVIL TWIN

  • Evil Twin H is for Hops 16oz CAN – Dry-hopped Gose. 4.5% ABV.

  • Evil Twin Bible Belt 16oz CAN – Evil Twin version of the Legendary Collab. Bible Belt takes elements we love from Prairie Bomb! and combines them with Evil Twin Brewing’s world-famous stout, Even More Jesus. 13% ABV.

Prairie

NEW DROPS

  • Prairie Bible Belt Bottles  12/12oz Bottles – Prairie Version of A Collab of Epic Proportions. Bible Belt takes elements we love from Prairie Bomb! and combines them with Evil Twin Brewing’s world-famous stout, Even More Jesus. 13% ABV.
  • Prairie Oh! Fudge 12/12oz Bottles – Imperial stout brewed with brownies. 11.5% ABV.
  • Prairie Apple Brandy Barrel Noir 12/12oz Bottles. We received 4 cases of this and it will go to the top 4 supporters of Prairie this week!

    RESTOCK

  • Prairie Blueberry Boyfriend 24/12oz CAN – Sour Ale with Blueberries and Lemon Zest. 5.4% ABV
  • Prairie ERA  24/12oz CAN – Hoppy Delicious Farmhouse Ale. 4% ABV.
  • Prairie No Chill  24/12oz  CAN –  Milk Stout with Spaceship Earth Coffee in a CAN. 5.1% ABV.
  • Prairie Flare  24/12oz CAN – Gose brewed with orange and coriander. Perfect while yearning for Spring. 5.4% ABV.
  • Prairie Imaginary Friends  24/12oz CAN – American IPA bursting with Tropical and citrus notes. 7% ABV.
  • Prairie Vape Tricks  24/12oz CAN – Sour ale aged on cherries. 5.9% ABV.
  • Prairie Hulk Hands  24/12oz CAN – Gose dry hopped with Falconer’s Flight and Cascade Hops. 5.4% ABV.
  • Prairie Phantasmagoria  24/12oz CAN – Double IPA that’s big on the late boil and dry hopping. 8.0% ABV.
  • Prairie Picnic  24/12oz CAN – A Delicious Sessionable Pale Ale. 5.5% ABV.
  • Prairie Standard  24/12oz Bottles – Light, crisp farmhouse ale dry hopped with Motueka hops, a lovely New Zealand hop with a spicy lime like flavor and aroma. 5.6% ABV.
  • Prairie Bomb  12/12oz  Bottles – The Beer that started it all for Prairie. Imperial Stout aged on coffee, cacao nibs, vanilla beans and chili peppers. 13.0% ABV.
  • Prairie Deja Vous 12/750ml Bottles – Bottle conditioned farmhouse ale with Hibiscus and Brettanomyces Bruxellensis.

 

Madhouse Announces Carpe Diem Release for March 15th!

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Another highly anticipated beer release from an Iowa brewery has been announced as Madhouse Brewing has slated March 15th for the release of their wonderful Carpe Diem! Here’s more deets on this release:

The official release event for the following beers-

2019 Carpe Diem- Bourbon barrel-aged Imperial Breakfast Stout with oats, chocolate, Kona coffee, and bourbon barrel-aged Iowa maple syrup. 13.5% ABV. Available draft and 375ml bottles. $12/bottle. Limit 6.

Coffee Diesel- Collaboration with Mars Cafe. Dark sour ale with cold press coffee. 7.4% ABV. Available draft and 375ml bottles. $8/bottle.

Bottles shares encouraged!

Lion Bridge “King Cake” 5th Anniversary Stout Coming March 5th!

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In what will no doubt be a can’t miss release, Lion Bridge Brewery will be celebrating their 5th anniversary with “King Cake”, a caramel, chocolate imperial stout that will check in at 10.5% ABV. Here’s more:

5th Anniversary Beer is coming together…

King Cake is an Imperial Stout (10.5%) with caramel and chocolate. Gonna be a good fit for our 5th Anniversary Mardi Gras Celebration.

4-packs and draft available on 3/5/19

laissez les bon temps rouler!

Mosley’s hosting BBQ+Beer Dinner with Big Grove Brewery on Jan. 22nd!

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Mosleys BBQ and Provisions will be hosting a BBQ and Beer dinner with Big Grove Brewery on January 22nd! More info below:

BBQ+Beer Dinner is set for Jan. 22 with our friends from pairing brews with our finest barbecue over 4 courses. Tickets are $40 and they’ll go fast—reserve your seat by emailing mosleysic@gmail.com.

Food and beer pairings will be:

*Burch the Bear paired w/ smoked Ham hocks
*Quick n’Dirty w/ stuffed pork loin
*Blood Orange Arms Race w/beef rib
*Espresso Imperial Stout paired with pecan diamonds & bourbon whip.

Abu Nawas Week in Beer; Tons of Evil Twin

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Abu Nawas will be supplying our shelves with some outstanding beers in the coming week like they always do. That Evil Twin/Westbrook collab sounds mighty interesting!  Here’s what they be bringing this week!

Ok, reloads first!
  • Irish-ish Coffee Stout 16oz CAN –  Imperial Stout, Bailey’s style, brewed with Lactose, Nutmeg, Vanilla, Coffee, & Toasted Oak Spirals. 10.3% ABV
  • Hot Toddy-ish 16oz CAN – Barley-Wine brewed with Honey, Lemon, & Cinnamon. 10% ABV.
  • Even More JCs 16oz CAN – Affogato-style Imp Stout. 13% ABV.
  • Even More Pecan Pie Jesus 16oz CAN – Twist on Even More Jesus, Imperial stout brewed with molasses and pecan. 12% ABV.
  • I Always Felt Closer To IPAs Than I Did To People 16oz CAN. Double dry hopped with tons of tasty Galaxy, Citra, Simcoe and Falconer‘s Flight, Hazy NE-IPA 7.5% ABV.
  • The Check Please  12oz CAN –  collab with Blank Brewing; Double Dry-Hopped Black IPA. 7% ABV.
New Evil Twin Draft!
  • This IPA is Kind of a Big Deal 1/2 bbl Keg – Double Dry-Hopped DIPA brewed with Raw Wild Honey. 10% ABV   Limited Release!
  • This IPA is Kind of a Big Deal 1/6 bbl Keg – Double Dry-Hopped DIPA brewed with Raw Wild Honey. 10% ABV
  • The Pure & Simple IPA is Rarely Pure and Never Simple 1/2 bbl Keg –  Hazy NE-Style Double Dry-Hopped Session IPA. 4.5% ABV   Limited Release!
  • The Pure & Simple IPA is Rarely Pure and Never Simple 1/6 bbl Keg –  Hazy NE-Style Double Dry-Hopped Session IPA. 4.5% ABV
  • Øl Dorado 1/6 bbl –  Double El Dorado Dry-Hopped IPA 7% ABV.  Limited Release!
  • Poetry is What Gets Lost in Translation 1/2 bbl Keg – Fresh batch and the latest in the Erase & Rewind IPA series brewed at Westbrook, hopped with Moteuka, Idaho 7, & Citra. 7% ABV.   VERY LIMITED Release!!
  • Saigon Selfie Scooter 1/6 bbl KEG – Imperial Stout brewed with Vietnamese Coffee. This Vietnamese-Style Coffee Stout is inspired by the popular Vietnamese coffee drink called “Ca Phe Sua Da” (cahfe sah dah). It’s a thick and decadent brew just like a coffee milkshake and contains brown sugar and cream extract 11% ABV.     Limited Release!
  • Westbrook/Evil Twin OFYMD 1/6 bbl Keg. Piña Colada Imp Stout. 12.8% ABV.

New Evil Twin Cans:

  • This IPA is Kind of a Big Deal 16oz CAN – Double Dry-Hopped DIPA brewed with Raw Wild Honey. 10% ABV  Limited Release!

  • The Pure & Simple IPA is Rarely Pure and Never Simple 16oz CAN – Hazy NE-Style Double Dry-Hopped Session IPA. 4.5% ABV  Limited Release!

  • Øl Dorado 16oz CAN –  Double El Dorado Dry-Hopped IPA 7% ABV.   Limited Release!

  • Poetry is What Gets Lost in Translation 16oz CAN – Fresh batch and the latest in the Erase & Rewind IPA series brewed at Westbrook, hopped with Moteuka, Idaho 7, & Citra. 7% ABV.   VERY  Limited Release!

  • Saigon Selfie Scooter 16oz CAN – Imperial Stout brewed with Vietnamese Coffee. This Vietnamese-Style Coffee Stout is inspired by the popular Vietnamese coffee drink called “Ca Phe Sua Da” (cahfe sah dah). It’s a thick and decadent brew just like a coffee milkshake and contains brown sugar and cream extract 11% ABV.     Limited Release!

  • G is for Grapefruit 16oz CAN – Gose brewed with Grapefruit. 4.5% ABV.

  • Cranberry Saus Baus 16oz CAN –  IPA brewed with oat, vanilla, cranberry puree and lactose. 7.8% ABV. Just in time for the Season.   Limited Release!

  • Westbrook/Evil Twin OFYMD 16oz CAN – Piña Colada Imp Stout. 12.8% ABV.

Dimensional Brewing Ready to Roll!

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I was lucky enough to get to Dubuque and visit Dimensional Brewing on a soft-opening night for the brewery and I came away completely impressed! Located at 67 Main St. in downtown Dubuque, pretty much right by Lot 1 and First and Main, Dimensional has all the makings to be one of the best breweries in the state, from the facility to the beer, these guys are good!

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Upon walking in the place was shoulder to shoulder, the excitement was very evident. I had a seat next to my brother and brother-in-law at the bar and just dove right into a flight of beers. They had 10-12 beers on tap and I was impressed with the array of styles; from kolsch to stouts to sours to IPAs to Hefes, they pretty much had something for every beer drinker on the lines. Here’s what I had:

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Beer #1: Claw Machine – New England IPA – 6% ABV – this NE IPA was creamy and had a wonderful nose of pineapple. Flavor was pineapple and oranges and it shone from first sip to last drink. Well done beer, would drink this every day.

Beer #2: Bill Brewski – New England IPA w/mosaic, simcoe, and citra – 7.9% ABV – the nose was citra dominant but the flavor was creamy melon. This drank so easy that the 7.9 abv is well hidden, a deliciously dangerous brew.

Beer #3: Coffee Milk Stout – lactose and Jumble coffee- 5% ABV – lots of coffee on the nose and in the flavor. They also had a hazelnut stout that my drinking companions really enjoyed. Nicely done stout!

Beer #4: A Little Drippy – kettle sour w/pink guava, passionfruit, and mango – 5.5% ABV – I was really impressed with this one and my mouth is watering thinking of it. Fruit galore and just enough of that sour pucker that sour fans love. If this is what they will giving us with sours, we are in for a treat!

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Beyond impressed with this place. Not that Dubuque isn’t a town worth visiting but Dimensional has now put them on the Beer Lover’s list of destinations to hit up! They will be opening their doors to the public this coming Wednesday, Nov. 21st at 11 a.m. No food yet, but food trucks will be popping up. They are not filling growlers or crowlers at this time but they may change in the future. Check them out folks, you won’t be sorry! Cheers!