Backpocket releasing “Iowa City Wave” this Friday!

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Backpocket Brewing will be releasing Iowa City Wave milkshake IPA this Friday at the Coralville taproom! This mango milkshake IPA is limited so get their fast to enjoy a pint! Here’s more on this release:

This weeks release, Iowa City Wave: Mango Milkshake IPA 🥭
Iowa City Wave is back with our most popular Milkshake IPA. This tropical mango juice bomb milkshake IPA was brewed with lactose & vanilla, then heavily dry-hopped with Azacca & Ekuanot hops for a burst of tropical & citrus flavors. ABV: 6.5% IBU: 30
Did you know that we donate $1 per pint of Iowa City Wave from our taproom to the UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital?!
This IPA will be available for a limited time in the Coralville Taproom starting FRIDAY! Mug Clubbers stop in Thursday and get your free pour!
 

Gezellig releasing cans this Friday (Sept 4th!)

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This Friday, one of of Iowa’s newest breweries will be the latest to have their beers hit the canning line. Gezellig will start canning their beers and have them available for purchase this coming Friday! If you haven’t been to the brewery, you should make the trek to Newton and support not only a great Iowa brewery, but a great group of people running the show! Here’s what will be available:

Fresh off of the canning line, we are excited to share our new cans!

* Perfectly Pleasant – American Stout w Coffee
* Dopptoberfest – Doppelbock
* All The Goodness – Fruited Farmhouse Ale
* Hugzilla – Rye Hazy Double IPA

Big Grove Announces 7th Anniversary details!

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A brewery that is as good as any with their releases and celebrations has announced their Solon location’s 7th anniversary details! Food, beer, and socially distant fun will be had, this lineup includes some new beers and a the chefs will be doing up some smoked pork shoulder tacos. Here’s more on the anniversary party:

Join us Sunday in Solon to celebrate our 7th Anniversary! This year will look a little different from past anniversary parties—as we add a bit of socially-distant fun and subtract a few pieces from previous years that aren’t a fit in 2020.

Most importantly… here’s the tap lineup:
• Barrel Aged Velvet
• Color TV
• Batch 1000
• Turtle Hunter
• Solon Summer Series Peach Pecan Pie
• Stouted Nut Roll 🆕

We’ll be taking over the street in front of our brewpub to expand patio seating—and all guests must be seated by a host and remain at their table while dining. Face coverings are encouraged.

A specialty Big Grove-themed coloring book will be available for the kids. And we’ve added a from-your-table scavenger hunt with prizes. No chalk contest this year, unfortunately.

Our chefs will be doing a smoked pork shoulder taco special and the bakers are whipping up Sweet Corn Cheesecake and cupcakes! Our fabulous service staff brings the goods to your table.

We’ll have live music from 12-6, made up of former and current staff members.

We’re grateful to be celebrating a seventh anniversary. Back in 2013, we weren’t sure if we’d even have a one-year anniversary—and it’s been a fun ride every day since. This year’s been a doozy—but we believe we can celebrate responsibly. We’d be honored if you could join us.

As in year’s past, we will be open on Labor Day Monday 👍

30hop CR Tapping 3 Barn Town Brews! Pickle Tickle, Vanilla Milkshake, + Cotton Candy Sour on the lines!

30hop in Cedar Rapids has tapped 3 unique and flavorful brews from Barn Town brewing this weekend! The wonderfully named Pickle Tickle, Vanilla Drive Thru (Milkshake IPA), and Cotton Candy Sour have all been tapped and are available right now! Try all three and spend your Sunday on 30hops patio enjoying the beautiful weather and some tasty brews! A perfect way to spend your Sunday! Here’s more on each of these 3 beers:

Pickle Tickle-  A glorious Golden Ale with a delightful tickle of pickle – 5.2%

Vanilla Drive In – Milk Shake IPA with Vanilla Bean and Cashmere Hops – 6.4%

Cotton Candy Sour – Kettle Sour – 5.4% ABV

Backpocket releasing “Rob’s Rooftop Dreams” this Friday!

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Backpocket will be releasing their “most heavily hopped” beer that they have ever brewed this coming Friday! Rob’s Rooftop Dreams will be available for purchase and on draft when BP opens their doors this Friday! Here’s more courtesy of Backpocket:

We are so excited for Friday’s release, Rob’s Rooftop Dreams!
This double NEIPA malt base has local Ebert Honey, and was double dry-hopped with over 8 pounds per barrel of Citra and Simcoe hops. ᴛʜɪs ɪs ᴛʜᴇ ᴍᴏsᴛ ʜᴇᴀᴠɪʟʏ ʜᴏᴘᴘᴇᴅ ʙᴇᴇʀ ᴡᴇ ʜᴀᴠᴇ ᴇᴠᴇʀ ᴅᴏɴᴇ! Rob longs for the day he can escape his coworkers by setting up a basecamp on the rooftop. When he does, he will take this beer with him.
Rob’s Rooftop Dreams will only be available in the Coralville Taproom on draft and in 16oz/4pks. – Mug clubbers there is no free pour of this one, but you will be able to purchase this on draft and in cans on Thursday!
 

Big Grove Brewery announces Richard the Whale 2020 release for Dec. 5th!

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Big news from Big Grove Brewery last night as they subtly announced the release date for Richard the Whale for December 5th! It was a sneak peek at a Richard sampling so as of now, no details on the process release were given, but stay tuned for more information on that as that date approaches! Here’s what BG had to say courtesy of their Facebook page:

Pulled a sample of Richard the Whale 2020 today from this Buffalo Trace bourbon barrel. Annnnd can bet the beer is fire 🔥 But you may not know the barrel (and more specifically the nail we used to pierce the barrel) was on fire to keep the process sanitary.
😏 Oh and save the date for Saturday, December 5 for the release of our favorite barrel-aged Russian Imperial Stout 🐳

Clock House Brewing releasing “Holland Oats” Imperial IPA on 8/27(Thursday!)!

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Tasting sounding brew coming from the folks at Clock House this Thursday as they are set to release an Imperial IPA that is both west and east coast inspired! Holland Oats IPA will be released at 3:00 p.m. and will be available in cans!

An Imperial IPA inspired by West Coast bitterness and East Coast haze. Brewed with Galaxy, Vic’s Secret, and Citra hops. This beer has intense floral and melon notes with a nice clean bitter finish.

Cans will be available to purchase on Thursday, August 27th. Orders can be made using the link below!

https://fs26.formsite.com/kYff6Z/form/index.html

Lion Bridge releasing “Oktobot 3000” Wednesday, Sept. 2nd!

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This year’s version of Lion Bridge’s popular barrel-aged marzen is set to be released on Wednesday, September 2nd starting at 3:00. This beer will be available in 4 packs, and don’t forget about Wednesday’s (8/19) Collapse of the Multiverse release! Here’s more from Lion Bridge on this release:

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 6 months in Rye Whiskey barrels greases the cogs and makes sure it all computes. Available in 4 packs.

Clock House Brewing to release “Sour Patch Man II” tap only on August 7th!

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After the success of their first Sour Patch Man release, Clock House Brewing in the Cedar Rapids will be releasing their second version of this beer on August 7th! This will be a tap only event, so get their early if you want a taste! The doors open at 3 p.m!  Here’s more on this release:

We are excited to announce our Sour Patch Man series will continue! This Lemon flavored variant will ONLY be available on draft in our taproom on Friday, August 7th. This is another small batch beer, so supplies are very limited. No growlers or cans available for this release. Cheers!