Backpocket 2nd Annual “Smoked Meat and Beer Pairing” set for August 12th!

The first time when so well they’re going to do it again! Backpocket Brewery will be hosting their 2nd annual “Smoked Meat and Beer Pairing” on August 12th starting at 7 p.m. The menu is listed below as well as a link to get your tickets! Here’s more from Backpocket!

Tickets for our 2nd Smoked Meat and Beer Pairing are LIVE!! These sold out quickly last time!

Course 1: Texas Twinkies – Two large jalapenos filled with cream cheese, slow smoked brisket and shredded cheddar cheese while wrapped in bacon and slow smoked at 225 degrees for two and a half hours. The bite from the jalapeno is cooled by the cheese while the crispy bacon blanket is the perfect partner to the soft creamy filling. Served with 12oz. Bubba IPA.

Course 2: Beef Short Rib Tacos – Two handmade from scratch, flour tortillas filled with slow smoked beef short ribs, smoked yellow onions and pepper jack cheese grilled to melt the cheese slightly. We also took roasted corn and combined it with cotija cheese, lime and mayo with a little bit of tajin for a twist on the classic street corn. Served with 16oz. Tipsy in Tijuana.

Course 3: Homemade Banana Pudding – A classic bbq dessert option, we combine whipped cream with vanilla pudding layered on a bed of vanilla wafers and fresh cut bananas and topped with made from scratch whipped cream. Served with a 16oz. Hawktoberfest.

56 Brewing, Blackstack, Fair State, Humble Forager, and Artisanal Brew Works coming from Pequod this week!

Happy Friday! More tasty brews coming from Pequod this week!

Pink Pineapple Imperial Fruit Sour – 7% ABV 
Hello Summer!! This fruited imperial sour has Pineapple, Raspberry and mango to round out a fun summer sipper. 

DDH 755 HBC586 – DDH IPA – 6.8% ABV 
Our Favorite Fog Dog gets some extra love with an extra dry hop of a new experimental varietal that we’ve become rather obsessed with as of late, HBC 586. In addition to the first two of our hand selected Azacca, Amarillo & Citra. Saturated Salutation from our house to yours.

Trust the process – DDH DIPA (Yakima Chief Hops Collab) – 8.4% ABV
We were recently lucky enough to have some of the team that runs Yakima Chief’s hop pellatizing facility out to make a beer with us. They were instrumental in the creation of CRYO concentrated hops product, which we used with reckless abandon to help us get as much of that oil saturation we know and love into the beer. We based the hop bill off what they were most excited about from the last harvest: Idaho7, Idaho7 CRYO, Simcoe, Simcoe American NOble & Just a dash of Sabro. Sometimes you don’t ask why… Just trust the process.

Local 755 IPA – The Foggy Favorite that built the brewery
Our Foggy Favorite. Azacca, Amarillo & a Gwop of Citra. Soft, Juicy & Hazy like 70’s Home Movies.

The Mix Pack
A fantastic new variety pack built for the summer! What’s inside…
You’ll get 3 each:

  1. Union Lager 
  2. Big Doinks
  3. Party Forward Hazy IPA 
  4. Roselle sour ale 

Mirror Universe Hazy IPA 

A Double Dry Hopped Hazy IPA brewed with Wheat, Oats, and (too many) Citra, Mosaic, and El Dorado hops. #donthazemebro

Big Doinks West Coast IPA 
Extra dank IPA with the stickiest of hops available

Coastal Sunshine V5 – Fruited tart ale 4.25 on Untappd
Zesty Orange, Creamy banana and juicy pineapple for a tropical mix that is perfect for the hot summer days 

Pin Seeker Pilsner – Fair State Brewing co-op Collab
This brew is a collaboration with one of the best pilsner makers in all the land, Fair State Brewing Cooperative. Pin Seeker was inspired and dreamt up during many rounds with our favorite golf mate, Jack Lester of Jack’s Bottle Shop. It is meant to be enjoyed with your longtime friends, new acquaintances and cherished loved ones.

Warheads Extreme Ales

Warheads® Extreme Sour  Ales are made in collaboration with Impact Confections, the makers of Warheads® candies. Just like the candy, these beers are sweet, sour, and crushable pint after pint!

Warheads Extreme Seltzer Sour candy hard seltzers made in collaboration with Impact Confections, the makers of Warheads® candies. Like the sour ales, these sour hard seltzers were created to be true to the candy, but still drinkable by the pint which required a delicate balance between drinkability, sourness, flavor, and sweetness. The hard candy has three distinct sensory phases – extreme sour, flavor, and sweet. Our Warheads® Hard Seltzers seek to match the point when the Warheads® candy transitions from the sour phase to the flavor phase. These hard seltzers are refreshing, sweet, sour, and totally unlike any seltzer you’ve had before! 

Clock House releasing “Pineapple Witch Slap” and “Kickin’ Kangaroo” imperial IPA tomorrow! (7/15)

Just in time for the weekend are two releases coming from the fine folks at Clock House! Pineapple Witch Slap, which has been released before, and a new imperial IPA, Kickin’ Kangaroo, will be available when the taproom opens on Friday, July 15th! Here’s more on these releases from Clock House’s Facebook page:

Kickin’ Kangaroo: We brewed up a bitter Imperial IPA and dry-hopped it with Australian hops. The result is a dank and grassy melon DIPA that finishes with just enough kick!

Pineapple Witch Slap: Our beloved flagship NEIPA infused with real pineapple. Get some while you can this won’t last long!

Lion Bridge + Big Grove collab, “Fortune Favors the Cold” cold IPA releasing this Friday (7/15)!

Lion Bridge and Big Grove are teaming up for a cold IPA release this Friday as “Fortune Favors the Cold” will be hitting the tap lines at Lion Bridge starting at 11 a.m. Here’s more on this brew courtesy of Lion Bridge’s Facebook page:

Fortune Favors the Cold is a collaboration with our buddies in beer at Big Grove Brewery. We have enjoyed making this new “Cold IPA” style, which is defined as non-hazy, with discernable bitterness, and big dry-hop additions.

Cold IPA with Simcoe, Strata, Idaho 7 and Cryo Talus. ABV 7.0%

Taproom open at 11am!

Untitled Art, Equilibrium, Phase Three, and Humble Forager coming from Pequod!

Dole Whip – Fruit Sour ale 
Hello Summer!! Berlinerweisse style ale with Pineapple puree, Pineapple juice and Vanilla come together to make this sweet concoction. 

Mast Theory DBL IPA – Mast Landing brewing
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Mast Theory pours hazy tangerine in color with aromas of pineapple, strawberry, papaya, clementine, hop fields, and fresh grass. Bright flavors of earthy passionfruit, papaya chunks, key lime, and berries and cream meet Florida citrus groves with a rainbow melon sorbet #EQjuice finish. This one is easy to drink and may disappear from your glass quickly so we recommend completing your mast theories before cracking a can.

MC2 – DBL IPA
C² tastes like succulent mango juice loaded with chewy hop resins. It’s very drinkable for 8.0%; be careful, this one can sneak up on you.

Fractal Nelson/Citra IPA 
Fractal Nelson/Citra investigates the interplay between Nelson and Citra, and our revised hopping processes. Fractal Nelson/Citra pours a resinous-hazy-straw yellow releasing bright aromas of lemongrass and pineapple. The taste is pineapple, lemon peel, citrus, and New Zealand fields in flowable mouthfeel and a firm but rounded bitterness.

Mosaic Function Triple IPA 
We started off with our TIPA base loaded with oats and wheat before an all mosaic hop bill using Mosaic Incognito, Mosaic Lupomax, and Mosaic T-90s. Mosaic function pours deep yellow with aromas of tropical yuzu, citrus, apricot, and forest with pronounced flavors of assorted citrus, papaya, green skittles, blueberry skins and the faintest whisp of pine. 

Neo Flash DBL IPA 
Neo Flash is our newest 7.7% Double IPA showcasing Cascade, Nelson Sauvin and Vic Secret hops. We played around with the grain bill for this one and went heavy on the wheat and lower on the oats. The wheat keeps things light and fluffy with a inherently sorta juicy mouthfeel, that with the hops brings out pineapple and passionfruit with just a touch of some old school hop character.

Blue Hour – Vermont Style Dbl IPA 

Blue Hour, is here and is our nod to the beer(s) from the early days of haze. The bitterness is balanced, but firm, and flavors of bright, orange marmalade and sticky pine sap with a squeeze of fresh grapefruit flavors make this beer an easy one to kick back with.

Vivid Light West Coast IPA 

This crispy little American IPA hopped with 100% American hops, brewed with a clean tasting combo of pale malt and fermented with American Ale yeast. This one’s meant to taste like a classic hoppy ale that probably got you into beer in the first place. This is one we gravitate towards, especially in the heat of the Summer.

Lulz Pineapple Mango Guava Smoothie seltzer

We gave it a massive dose of fruit: Pineapple, Mango and Guava. Get your smoothie craving fixed with a 5% ABV seltzer, we know you want to.

Pixel Density Hazy IPA The flagship Hazy IPA, all points/pints north to to Citra hops

Pin Seeker Pilsner – Fair State Brewing co-op Collab
This brew is a collaboration with one of the best pilsner makers in all the land, Fair State Brewing Cooperative. Pin Seeker was inspired and dreamt up during many rounds with our favorite golf mate, Jack Lester of Jack’s Bottle Shop. It is meant to be enjoyed with your longtime friends, new acquaintances and cherished loved ones.

Coastal Sunshine V5 – Fruited tart ale
Zesty Orange, Creamy banana and juicy pineapple for a tropical mix that is perfect for the hot summer days 

More beers coming from Drekker this week!

Braaaaaaains Blueberry/ blackberry/ pineapple Double Fruit Sour 
We blasted this one with all of the Blueberry, Blackberry & Pineapple we could get our grubby little hands on and then hit it with our double secret smoothie treatment of sea salt, lactose, and vanilla. 

  • Case – $106.00 (30 cases for all of Iowa) 
  • 1/6th bbl keg – $155.00 (2 available)

NEW Style – Hater Blockers Hazy DBL IPA 
Sometimes it seems like everything is all doom and gloom and those haters are chomping at your heels trying to pull you into the undertow. Not gonna slow your roll though. F*** ’em. Just wax up your board and surf on by with your patent pending Hater Blockers on to keep the world at bay. Oats, chit and spelt are gonna keep it sliding real smooth into piles of our hand selected Sabro, Mosaic and Citra that smash out flavors of tangerine, coconut and mango in this delicious Double IPA.
* Provides no actual UV protection* ⠀

NEW – Royal Bee – Honey DBL IPA 
“We are bringing back Royal Bee, our ooey gooey, honey drizzled, award winning Honey Cream Double IPA! We brew Royal Bee with a solid base of oats & spelt and then we add in a whole bunch of local Three Bears Honey Co. honey & lactose and then it gets hopped profusely with Magnum, Hallertau Blanc, Ekuanot, & Mosaic for a super pillowy, creamy, & slightly sweet burst of hoppy goodness for your taste budz!”

NEW version – Slang Du Jour Blackberry Cobbler 

Blackberry Cobbler Slang Du Jour is stuffed with blackberry, plum, granola, brown sugar, lactose, cinnamon, and vanilla beans and then baked to perfection for that fresh-out-of-the-oven but still somehow super refreshing flavor!

NEW – What so proudly we Prrrrt!
 What So Proudly We PRRRT, the most perfect summer PRRRT we’ve every PRRRTed! It’s loaded up with Blueberry, Raspberry, Tart Cherry, Pineapple & Lime for that delicious Rocket Pop flavor that just can’t be beat on a hot summer day.

Ectogasm – Hazy IPA 
Ectogasm is a juicy, hazy, and soft NE IPA brewed with Citra & Mosaic hops. The Flagship IPA of Drekker brewing!

MORE, Weldwerks, and Modist brews coming from Pequod this week!

Orange Cream DBL Marbles IPA 
Welcome back to 𝗢𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗲 𝗖𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗺 𝗗𝗼𝘂𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗯𝗹𝗲𝘀! It’s everything you love about our original creamsicle-inspired Milkshake-IPA taken to it’s orangiest evolution. With this recipe, we doubled the amount of orange and vanilla for the ultimate creamsicle tang, brewed with milk sugar for a dreamy mouthfeel, and then dry-hopped with Amarillo and Citra hops to add some tropical complexity. This boozy milkshake is sure to keep those great summer vibes rollin’. Happy solstice! (8% ABV)

Dino Bits DDH DIPA (Toppling Goliath Collab) – 8.2% ABV 
As many of you know, the Toppling Goliath crew has built an incredible reputation with iconic brands like Pseudo Sue & King Sue. So, needless to say, we are pumped to have created not one, but two incredible hop beasts, because as you know… life finds a way! 

This 8.2% hazy monster has a citrus-forward and fruity bite that beautifully melds the two worlds between Juicy Bits and TG’s Sue series. We might be insinuating here, but the hop trifecta built into Dino Bits DDH comes together like a mosquito preserved in amber, and inside it holds the secrets to creating an astounding new IPA DNA.

NEW – Teal West Coast IPA 
If there’s one thing you need to know about Teal Label, our WestCoast IPA, it’s that it’s packed with our hand-selected Columbus Cryo, Simcoe, Strata & Citra hops. It is an IPA, after all.

Clock House announces “Bake and Shake” series with the release of “Orange Dream” this Friday (7/1)!

A new series of 3 pastry sours titled “Bake and Shake” will be released by Clock House this Friday with the debut beer being “Orange Dream”! Here’s more on this release from Clock House, stay tuned for future releases in this series!

New Beer and series coming at you! Our Bake ‘N’ Shake series will be featuring 3 brand new pastry sours.

This Friday, July 1st will be the debut of Orange Dream. This sour features a plethora of White Sheet Cake, Glaze, Vanilla Beans and Orange Purée. This will be available in cans and on draft!