Dimensional and Clock House team up for “Toaster Treats” collab!

Dimensional Brewing out of Dubuque released a sneak peek of a new beer they are brewing with Clock House Brewing out of Cedar Rapids. If you are a pop tarts lover, this is going to be a must try brew! Here’s more on “Toaster Treats” pastry sour courtesy of Dimensional:

Today we’re sending TOASTER TREATS, our collab with Clock House Brewing to the dosing tank to sit on a ridiculous amount of strawberry toaster pastries!

Look for this tasty toaster treat in cans and on tap later this week!

More to come on this release!

Fair State, Blackstack, Humble Forager, Company Values, MORE, and Untitled Art brews coming from Pequod


Pixie Mix Pink Lemonade Seltzer 

Taste the last drops of summer with our new 🍋Pixie Mix Pink Lemonade🍋!
We crafted another nostalgic Pixie Mix based on our favorite warm weather drink – pink lemonade! Lemon & raspberry flavors are blended into our special Pixie Mix based for a refreshing 5.5% ABV treat. 

Mango Strawberry Lemonade Imperial Seltzer
9% Imperial seltzer with mango and strawberry flavors.

BA White Chocolate Macadamia Stout – Collab with Eighth State – quantities are very limited
Barrel Aged Imperial Stout with Cocoa Nibs, Nuts, Vanilla and Milk Sugar.

Morever DDH IPA
This Double Dry Hopped IPA is a delicious juice bomb thanks to a hefty hopping of Citra, Motueka, & Simcoe hops. An endless succession of juicy pineapple, grapefruit, and tangerine notes are leveled out with a hint of bitterness that resolves onto a smooth and refreshing finish.

Strawberry Orange Dbl Marbles Milkshake IPA
Ever since we decided to explore the realm of making world-class Milkshake-Style IPAs there were two in particular that have taken on global recognition. So we decided, what would happen if the two joined forces to create something completely epic? Enter 𝗦𝘁𝗿𝗮𝘄𝗯𝗲𝗿𝗿𝘆 𝗢𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗲 𝗖𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗺 𝗗𝗼𝘂𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗯𝗹𝗲𝘀. We combined our two most popular milkshake-IPAs and put them inside of the same glorious can for a legendary battle between the two titans. An all-out assault of tangy vs. juicy, tart vs. sweet, and good vs…well…also good. Ripe, succulent, and overflowing with both oranges and strawberries, this is one Marbles built for the ages. (8% ABV)

Exceeding Expectations Hazy IPA
First ever IPA from Company Values! Exceeding Expectations is a hazy IPA with Strata & Mosaic hops.

Entrepreneurial Spirit Smoothie Seltzer
Mango lemonade smoothie seltzer sour (gluten free).

Enchanted Island Sour – Version 3
Inspired by a Hawaiian Mai Tai cocktail, this sour ale is bursting with tropical fruit tones and held together with a touch of almond and sweetened with blackstrap molasses.

Humble Bumble Buzzed Seltzer – Version 4
This is a super tropical version of the buzzed seltzer. The coconut is light but the other flavors are huge, and this should be a touch creamier than the previous versions due to the banana and mangosteen.  

Miracle of Birth Center DIPA
State Fair DIPA w/ Milk Sugar (8.5%)
The Miracle of Birth Center is typically our first stop at the fair. Partially because it’s the closest entrance the State Fair has to our brewery & partially because the combination of all that fried food + witnessing the awe & splendor of new farm animals entering the world in all of their uncensored glory can, at times, be a bit… unsettling. Our hand-selected Strata & Talus + a dash of Milk Sugar, you know… for the cows.

Standing Ovation TIPA
This is us seeing how much juice we can pull out of one of our favorite hop combos. Obnoxiously loud quantities of our hand selected strata, cashmere & cashmere cryo. Just be careful standing up… this one’s a doozie coming in at a whopping 10.5%. 

Double Universe DIPA
A double-ized version of our flagship hazy IPA, Mirror Universe. Double Universe is absolutely slammed with Mosaic, Mosaic Cryo, Citra, Citra Cryo, and El Dorado hops, and brewed with tons of wheat and oats. We ferment it cool with our house IPA yeast, and the result is a massive beer that positively drips tropical character.

Mirror Universe IPA
Double dry-hopped hazy IPA brewed with wheat, oats, and lots of Citra, Mosaic, and El Dorado hops

Crankin’ Foamers
Just your standard American Slammin’ beer. A premium corn lager brewed the old fashioned way, with a cereal mash and an extended lagering period. Collaboration with Modern Times Beer.

Untitled Art and MORE brews coming from Pequod

Strawberry Rhubarb Sour – Corporate Ladder Brewing Collaboration Berliner Weisse Style with Strawberry Puree, Rhubarb Puree, Cinnamon, Vanilla and graham cracker.

Lupo Max IPA – Haas Collaboration  – 6.5% ABV India Pale Ale with Citra Lupomax, Mosaic Lupomax and nelson Sauvign Hops. LUPOmax hops are proprietary to HAAS and the newest innovation to come from them.

Non Stop Dry Hop IIPA ver 2 – 8.5% ABVImperial IPA with Mosaic, Citra, Galaxy annd Azacca Cryo Hops 

Sun City – Dry hopped lager 4.8%
We Dry-Hopped this Lager with Bitter Gold, Lotus, & Sultana hops from our friends at Hopsteiner for a nice, new school hop flavor layered on an American Lager base.

MORE’s NEW Seltzers
From the brewery: We are happy to announce our brand new line of seltzers available in cans for the very first time!
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Named after the city which houses the Taj Mahal, @agraseltzer is slated to be it’s own little wonder of the world. We use only REAL fruit and remarkably soft, filtered water for an extremely clean and quenching flavor that can only be experienced with the freshest ingredients.

Tart Cherry Seltzer – ALL NEW Package
𝗔𝗚𝗥𝗔 𝗧𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝗖𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗿𝘆 is a bold, tangy, and easy drinking seltzer that uses locally sourced Balaton and Montmorency Cherries from Michigan. Our seltzers are naturally gluten & dairy-free all the while being packed with delicious fruity flavors. (4% ABV)

Pina Colada Seltzer – ALL NEW Package
Our next hard seltzer release is 𝐀𝐆𝐑𝐀 𝐏𝐢ñ𝐚 𝐂𝐨𝐥𝐚𝐝𝐚! This fresh, juicy seltzer is awash with fresh coconut juice and tangy pineapple that surfs over an extremely clean and soft water base. Clocking in at 5% ABV, our seltzers are made with REAL FRUIT while still maintaining extreme crush-ability. Naturally gluten & dairy-free with virtually no bitterness.

Clock House Brewing 4 year Anniversary party set for 9/18!! Tons of beer tappings including Pineapple Witch Slap!

Clock House Brewing in Cedar Rapids will be celebrating their 4 year anniversary on September 18th with a ton of beers being tapped including Pineapple Witch Slap and their 4 year anniversary stout! Here’s more from Clock House on this beer filled day!

WERE TURNING 4! CELEBRATE WITH US!
Join us Saturday, September 18th at 12 PM for our Anniversary celebration! We have an exciting lineup of beers to announce as well as live vinyl provided by our friends from Analog Vault. Be sure to put this day on your calendar, you won’t want to miss out!

SATURDAY LINEUP:12 PM:
Sour Patch Man (Kettle Sour with Blue Sour Candy) *DRAFT & LIMITED AVAILABILITY IN CANS
Pineapple Witch Slap (Our flagship NEIPA w/Pineapple) *DRAFT & CANS
BA Imperial Peanut Panic (12% ABV Imperial Stout aged in Driftless Glenn Bourbon Barrels for 16 months then rested on dry-roasted peanuts, cacao nibs, and vanilla beans) *DRAFT & LIMITED 500 ML BOTTLES
BA 4th Anniversary Stout (12% ABV Imperial Stout aged in Driftless Glenn Bourbon Barrels for 18 months then rested on toasted coconut, cacao nibs, and vanilla beans) *DRAFT & LIMITED 500 ML BOTTLES

3 PM:
FIRKEN TAPPING: Pineapple Coconut Witch Slap *DRAFT ONLY

6 PM:

FIRKEN TAPPING: Snozzberry Sour w/ Crunchberries *DRAFT ONLY
FIRKEN TAPPING: Chillin’ In CR w/Habaneros & Ghost Peppers *DRAFT ONLY
Live Vinyl from Analog Vault

.Releases will be first come first come first serve. No proxies. Limits will be decided at a later date

Clock House releasing “It’s Ok IPA” collab with Foundation 2 Crisis Service on 9/10!

Clock House Brewing will be releasing a collab IPA on September 9th in collaboration with Foundation 2 Crisis Service, a non-profit Cedar Rapids based mental health and suicide prevention that serves all Iowans. A portion of sales will go back to Foundation 2. More info listed below:

Brewed in collaboration with Foundation 2 Crisis Services. It’s OK IPA is an all Citra dry-hopped NEIPA that leaves notes of floral and smooth citrus.Our end goal while collaborating was to raise awareness and shift the focus regarding the approach to mental health. The It’s OK IPA project was formed to encourage individuals It’s ok not to be ok.When life is not OK, Foundation 2 Crisis Services is available 24/7 at 319-362-2174. Foundation 2 Crisis Services is a Cedar Rapids-based mental health and suicide prevention nonprofit that serves all Iowans. A portion of the proceeds will be donated back to Foundation 2 Crisis Services.Available on Draft and in 16oz 4-packs.

Lion Bridge releasing Oktobott 3000 and Beer at Work tomorrow! (9/1)

Lion Bridge Brewing is ringing in the month of September with the release of two beers. Oktobott 3000 and Beer at Work will be ready for you when the taproom opens Sept. 1st @ 3:00 p.m. Here’s more on these two brews below:

Oktobot 3000 (Barrel-Aged Imperial Märzen, 8.5%abv) – A fusion brew with German and Czech roots in the recipe as well as the name (“robot” is a word with Czech origins). Munich and Bohemian Pilsner Malt are the motherboard to this amped up version of the style, while 7 months in Willett Rye Whiskey barrels greases the cogs and makes sure it all computes.

Beer at Work (Australian-style IPA, 7.0%abv) – Heavily dry-hopped with Australian Vic Secret and a touch of New Zealand Motueka, this beer exhibits strong tropical fruit flavors known to come from the land down under where women glow and men plunder.

Cascade Brewing coming to Iowa via Pequod! Plus Ology, Blackstack, MORE, and Modist!

You will soon be able to buy Cascade Brewing beers in Iowa as they’re joining Pequod’s ever expanding distribution list! More on Cascade and a ton of other brews hitting our shelves from Pequod!

Ceteris Paribus
We can’t get enough of this Ceteris Paribus hazy DIPA loaded with Phantasm NZ, Citra, and Strata. The Phantasm pushes the citrus/tropical flavors from the hops into overdrive. Rich juicy hop flavor with every sip and sniff.

Business Tropical – Corporate Ladder Collab
Business Tropical is a rich, Smoothie-Style Berliner loaded with an array of tropical fruits and vanilla. Mango, Pineapple, Blood Orange, Lime, Passionfruit, Peach, Tangerine all play into a juice bomb experience. We added vanilla to further bring this Smoothie-Style Berliner into its own – styrofoam cup not included. Throw on your suits and prepare for the perfect Summer experience.
Please keep cold at all times and drink fresh! 

Capsized Goods – Mast Landing Collab
This Hazy IPA was a collaboration brew with Mast Landing Brewing! Loaded with Strata, El Dorado, and Sabro hops for a smooth, tropical hop bomb. Sweet citrus and tropical fruits blend with stone fruit notes from this hop blend.

Peach Vanilla Sprinkle Factor
This 7% Tart, Milkshake IPA is a great base for playing with fruit and hops. This time, we loaded it with peaches and vanilla. Creamsicle, IPA, Fruited Berliner… ? You decide! Sweet, fruity, hoppy and rich with great flavor.

Microdosing: Citra Once A Day IPA
Get your daily dose of this IPA that we dosed daily (…AKA every day of primary fermentation) with our extremely stanky hand selected Citra & Citra Cryo to keep the juices flowing. 

Foresight DDH DIPA
The first installment of a collaboration in 3 parts with Cam & the rest of our buds at The Eighth State Brewing in Greenville, SC 

 Featuring fortuitously large portions of our hand selected Strata, Citra & New Zealand Nelson Sauvin on a smooth & creamy base, courtesy of Oats, Wheat & Spelt

Great Blackstack Bake Off Pineapple Upside Down
Quite the rendition of our favorite pastry sour with our House Mixed Culture, Foeder Fermented Berliner Base with huge amounts of Caramelized Pineapple, Cherry, Maraschino Cherry Juice, Brown Sugar, Madagascar Vanilla & Milk Sugar. Ready. Set. Baked.

Pillow Talkin’
OMG!11! 𝗣𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗼𝘄 𝗧𝗮𝗹𝗸𝗶𝗻’ has finally returned our calls! This Double Dry-Hopped DIPA has a very unique flavor profile thanks to a tender helping of Nelson Sauvin, Citra, and Galaxy hops. Notes of pine and passionfruit flirt with floral citrus that is wildly well-rounded and well-balanced. All of these flavors are delivered on body so soft and tender, every plush sip begs to be slowly savored. (8% ABV)

Hypersolid New England IPA – 6% ABV 
Introducing Hypersolid, a New England India Pale Ale brewed with pale malt, malted wheat and flaked oats. Hopped and dry hopped with our hand-selected Citra, El dorado Cryo, and Simcoe Cryo hops. 

Iowa Eats: MIX Sushi; Cedar Rapids, IA

The beautiful thing about getting a particular craving when you live in between Cedar Rapids and Iowa City is that you can simply hop in your car and head towards either destination and places in between and satisfy that craving with one of the many amazing, locally owned restaurants/bars/breweries/pubs!

Sushi is definitely a craving I have often. There are a few very good sushi options in the IC/CR area and after reading and seeing many posts about this place, I finally made it to MIX sushi in downtown Cedar Rapids! MIX (210 3rd Avenue, Cedar Rapids) not only serves up some of the best sushi I’ve had, but also has options for the vegetarian and gluten free crowd!

I usually go overboard on ordering when I visit a new place and I did the same visiting MIX. I started off with the the “Angry Shrimp”. 3 jumbo shrimp stuffed with a sweet chilli jalapeno cream cheese blend, hand breaded and deep fried and served with some excellent sweet and sour sauce. This is also a gluten free option! The perfect start to the meal. Spicy, fresh, and delicious. It doesn’t need the sweet and sour because they are extremely flavorful but the sweet and sour is so good I doused mine in it! Would order again and on every single visit!

Next up – sushi time! Mix tuna roll – Spicy white tuna, cucumber, and avocado inside the roll with seared red tuna, mayo, spicy mayo, unagi sauce, and scallions on the outside. Refreshing, tasty, and just what I needed. A little dab of wasabi and I could hammer this roll all day long.

White Dragon Roll – Tempura battered and fried shrimp with cream cheese, cucumber inside and ebi shrimp, white tuna, honey mayo on the outside. The battered and fried shrimp give this roll and wonderful crunch and the honey mayo sweetness blends really well with a little tab of wasabi. Excellent roll!

Fire Dragon Roll – spicy tuna, cucumber inside. red tuna, red tobiko, spicy mayo outside. I didn’t think it was spicy as advertised but I really enjoyed this roll too. Refreshing, a bit spicy, and delicious and pairs perfectly with a cold Kirin Ichiban.

MIX is definitely worth visiting for the sushi crowd. Excellent service and wonderful food options. I would order the same things I ordered on my visit but I know I want to try it all! Check out MIX soon!

Pequod releases: Humble Forager, Untitled Art, Weldwerks, Company Values, Equilibrium, and MORE

Woodland Pursuit – 6.5% ABV
New Zealand IPA (Nelson sauvin, Riwaka, Motueka) brewed to balance a bit of juicy sweetness with the explosive character within these three New Zealand grown hop varieties. An Excellent refreshment for your favorite outdoor moments.

BA Hazelnut Imperial Stout 2021 Mikerphone Collab – 13% ABV
Barrel aged imperial stout with cocoa nibs, hazelnut & milk sugar.

Hazelnut Imperial Stout Mikerphone Collab – 10.7% ABV
Imperial stout with cocoa nibs, hazelnut & milk sugar.

Bamm Bamm Rubble Rubble Tangerine – 5.2% ABV
Sour Wheat Ale brewed with Fruity Rice Cereal, Tangerine, Milk Sugar, Vanilla + Marshmallow.

Evil Haze Factory – 8.7% ABV
Double India Pale Ale brewed with Galaxy, Nelson Sauvin, El Dorado + Lotus hops.

Lime in the Coconut – 4% ABV
Meet our Berliner Weisse-style ale with lime, coconut and milk sugar. It’s a hybrid of bright lime acidity and creamy coconut sweetness that will make your living room, backyard, or the taproom feel just as good as any Tahitian beach would. PB&J Sour

Summer Side Hustle
Sour wheat ale brewed with Strawberry & Pink Lemonade Syrup.


Tropical Milkshake
Double IPA brewed with Mango, Pineapple, Passion Fruit, Guava, vanilla, milk sugar and Citra, Rakau, Lemondrop and Sabro hops 

Ambitions – 6.2% ABV
Fruited smoothie sour with pineapple, cherry & lime. This beer is very cherry and pineapple forward with hints of lime on the finish. 

dHop 35 – 8.5%
dHop 35 pours a very vibrant yellow, releasing bright tropical notes of rainbow melon, bright citrus, mango, pineapple, and peach.

Fluctuation DDH DIPA – 8.1%
Departures from Equilibrium are known as fluctuations. It pours a very hazy tangerine color, releasing bright tropical notes of passion fruit, mango, pineapple, and lychee with an undercurrent of sorbet and cream. Fluctuation tastes highly resinous and tropical with an assertive yet soft bitterness. We consider this fluctuation to be perfectly unbalanced. 

Galaxy Flare DDH DIPA – 8.5% ABV
Starting off with a base of white wheat and flaked oats, we used our 100% hand selected Victorian Galaxy in both the whirlpool and dry hop for the hop bill. Pouring a deep hazy yellow, saturated aromas and flavors of Florida navel orange, passionfruit, lychee, and grapefruit build into a dank #EQjuice forward finish with a balanced creaminess and a touch of hop bitterness. It seems like it took us lightyears to make our first All Galaxy DIPA, but we think it was worth the wait!

Photon – 4.8% ABV
Photon is our light and crushable American Pale Ale loaded with pacific northwest hops. It pours a very hazy orange, releasing well-blended notes of apricot, tangerine, peach, mango, and pineapple. It tastes of soft juicy tropical fruits, hop resins, and a hint of biscuit. A smooth rounded bitterness with a touch of dryness ensures you’re ready for the next sip. This drinking experience is further enhanced with a soft and billowy mouth-feel that has made this the go to ale for the Equilibrium crew, especially when a productive day needs to follow a fun night.

Evergy Wave DDH DIPA – 8% ABV
We are thrilled with Dream Wave Fluctuation. We revisited the Wave treatment with one of our favorite beers by paying tribute to the other side of the MC² relationship with energy. Energy Wave takes the MC² grain bill, increases the hops, and adds a touch of lactose. Energy Wave pours a glowing hazy tangerine color, releasing bright tropical notes of mango, pineapple, lactose, and apricot. Energy Wave tastes like a succulent wave of creamy mango juice with a touch of sweet that is dangerously drinkable and balanced.

Oktoberfest 
Toasty bread and caramel notes with a firm bitterness for balance. Prost!

Cedar Rapids Brewing Society hosts “Drink Local Festival” tomorrow (8/21) @ Benz Beverage Depot at 1 p.m.!

If you are in the Cedar Rapids area tomorrow, it is the perfect time to support local brewers as the Cedar Rapids Brewing Society is hosting the “Drink Local Festival” starting at 1:00 p.m. at Benz Beverage Depot! Here’s isore on this event:

We’re excited to announce that our annual beer festival is back for 2021
Join the Cedar Rapids Brewing Society, Home brew clubs from across the state, and Professional Craft Brewers in celebrating the art of Craft Beer.Tickets are $30 and can be purchased via eventbrite.https://www.eventbrite.com/…/drink-local-festival…

The perfect chance to try the best homebrews the state of Iowa has to offer, including the infamous F*** Your Face Triple IPA!