This Week from Abu Nawas: Evil Twin, Stillwater, and more!

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Abu Nawas will be dropping some favorites as well as some new releases in the coming week to our shelves. Here’s what’s coming:

EVIL TWIN

  • Evil Twin The Pure and Simple 16oz CAN – Hazy NE-Style Double Dry-Hopped Session IPA. 4.5% ABV

  • Evil Twin Even More Coco Jesus 16oz CAN – Even More Jesus with Maple Syrup and Coconut Added.

  • Evil Twin No Hero 16oz CAN – Delicious Oatmeal Stout 7% ABV.

  • Evil Twin Brewing 90 Day Dry Aged Stout 16oz CAN – Evil Twin’s ode to the delicious complexities of loooong dry-aged beef!! The first in a series of new Stouts specifically designed to complement the decadent, blue-cheesy funk of a 90-day dry-aged Ribeye.

  • No Snowflake Ever Falls in the Wrong Place 16oz CAN -Brand new, fresh-as-can-be 7% Double Dry-Hopped NE IPA

  • Evil Twin Aun Mas Cafe Jesus 12oz CAN – 12% Imperial Stout brewed with Coffee Collective Espresso

  • Evil Twin Aun Mas Todo Jesus 12oz CAN –  12% Imperial Stout. Amalgamation of every Aun Mas Variation. Brewed with Chili Peppers, Cinnamon, Cocoa Nibs, & Coffee

STILLWATER

  • Stillwater Critical Thinking 16oz CAN – Imperial Stout from Brian. Killer Imperial Stout in a 16oz Can! 11% ABV.

  • Stillwater Mainstream Pop 16oz CAN – Double IPA brewed with Amarillo, Citra and Mosaic hops. 8% ABV.

  • Stillwater On Fleek 12oz CAN – Imperial Stout Collaboration with Ryan Witter-Merrithew formerly of Siren/Fano. Dangerously drinkable at this alcohol level. 13.0% ABV.

  • Stillwater Double Nothing Nitro 16oz CAN –  Nitro Dopplebock collaboration with Oliver Brewing. Malty/Nitro double feature makes this super soft and wonderful. 8% ABV

    • Stillwater Shaken Not Stirred 16oz CAN – 6% “Whiskey” Sour Nitro Ale
  • A remarkable release of very special, extremely limited 3-yr barrel (!!!) Barrel-Aged Cuvees. Designed as an expression of Petulant Natural Wines, each of these releases spent more than 3 years in French & Hungarian Oak, and then bottle conditioned for another 2 years to achieve the perfect, soft level of carbonation and mouthfeel. An extraordinary set of releases from Stillwater, in very limited quantities, never to be repeated:-

    • Stillwater Preternatural Cuvee 1 through 5. 10/750ml Bottles Package. Total of 10 Bottles per set. – 6 Sets Total
    1. Preternatural Cuvee #1 – 9.2% Blended BA Farmhouse ale with Sauvignon Blanc juice; very limited

    2. Preternatural Cuvee #2 – 8.6% Blended BA Farmhouse ale with Viognier juice; very limited

    3. Preternatural Cuvee #3 – 8.8% Blended BA Farmhouse ale with Cab Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, & Viogner juice; very limited

    4. Preternatural Cuvee #4 – 8.3% Blended BA Farmhouse ale with Pinot Noir, Cab Sauvignon, & Viogner juice; very limited

    5. Preternatural Cuvee #5 – 9.3% Blended BA Dark Farmhouse ale with Petite Syrah juice; very limited

OMNIPOLLO

  • Omnipollo Pleroma 12oz CAN – 6% Raspberry Crème Brulee Sour Ale
  • Omnipollo Shploing!  12oz CAN – IPA with marshmallow, graham cracker, salt and lactose sugar, it’s a MANGO S’MORES IPA. 7% ABV.
  • Omnipollo / ET  Rainbownade IPA 12oz  CAN – IPA brewed with grapefruit passion fruit, mango, raspberry and blueberry. 7% ABV.
  • Omnipollo / ET Pink Lemonade IPA 12oz  CAN – Pink Lemonade-style 7% ABV.
  • Omnipollo /ET Coffenade IPA 12oz  CAN – Coffee IPA brewed with Lemon. 7% ABV.
  • Omnipollo Agamemnon 16oz CAN – Omnipollo’s beloved, original 12.5% Maple Syrup Imperial Stout is back and better than ever in 16oz cans.

This Week from Abu Nawas: Big Clown Shoes drop!

Abu Nawas will be getting a whole bunch of Clown Shoes beer to us this coming week. Here’s what’s coming up:

12 packs!
  • Clementine Witbier 12 Pack – Delicious Clementine witbier. 6.0% ABV.
  • Bubble Farm IPA 12 Pack – Easy Drinking IPA Brewed with Columbus hops and dry-hopped with Simcoe, Azacca, and Idaho 7, this easy-drinker will quickly float to the top of your everyday favorites list. 6.5% ABV
  • Galactica 16 oz CAN – Galaxy-hopped Double IPA. 8.0% ABV.
  • Space Cake 16oz CAN – All-Mosaic hopped Double IPA 9.0% ABV.
  • Clementine 12oz CAN 6Pack – Delicious Clementine witbier. 6.0% ABV.
  • Mango Kolsch  12oz CAN 6Pack – A traditional, crisp Kolsch, dry-hopped with Huell Melon hops and all-natural mango flavor. Now is 12 ounce cans just in time for the summer! 5.5%ABV
New CAN/Bombers:
  • CS Josh the Guava King  CAN 16oz –  Another old favorite is back! Enjoy a tropical take on an IPA, with guava notes derived from guava puree and from copious additions of Mosaic hops. ABV: 8%
  • Zen Garden CAN 16oz – NE-IPA from New England for a change! 7% ABV.
  • Cam The Conqueror CAN 16oz – Not at all what you’d expect from a high-ABV Triple IPA: Fruity, light bitterness, juicy, and smooth ABV: 10%
  • White Tail Unidragon 2019 22oz Bottles – This beer was supposed to be branded The Harrowing but due to Government Shut down and Labels not being Approved in time. it is now a 2019 Vintage of Whitetail Unidragon. New year, new deer! This updated take on Unidragon series sees a new Irish Imperial Stout base aged in both Bourbon and Rye barrels. ABV: 11%  Just in Time for a little know upcoming Irish Celebration. Go Big or Go Home
  • Hammer of the Holy (2019 Vintage) 22oz Bottles – Imperial Stout aged in rum barrels and it incorporates holy water, signature dark malts, oatmeal, and malt smoked with demon-killing stakes. Dear Undead, “Die, monsters, die!” ABV: 11%

This Week from Abu Nawas: Hoof Hearted and Abomination Launch in Iowa! +Stillwater and Omnipollo

Two new breweries will be launching in Iowa in the coming week through Abu Nawas as Hoof Hearted Brewery out of Columbus and Abomination join the fray. Here’s more on these two new breweries courtesy of Abu Nawas:

ABOMINATIONis the brainchild of Josh Arno & Joe Feldman – two nomadic and extremely talented young brewers based out of eastern PA. What drew us to Abomination from the start is their exuberant, modern take on traditional beer styles. We think their approach to craft beer making is the perfect balance of educated skill, based on years of brewing experience with a strong background in chemistry, combined with a youthful irreverence for beer normalcy. Abomination are boundary pushers, and we think they are some of the guys who are most capably set to carry us to the next horizon of craft beer. To kick March Madness off in style, we have for you one brand new, superb (albeit VERY limited)

HOOF HEARTED. We could not be more thrilled to welcome these guys to the Abu Nawas Family. A cult-status, rockstar brewery from Columbus, Ohio, Hoof Hearted (in our humble opinion) is making some of the very best beer out there, and combines that with absolutely genius artwork. HH will be a big focus of ours for 2019, and as such we are beyond psyched to kick the March off with a couple of superb, new releases…

Along with those new breweries here’s what else is making the rounds this week:

Stillwater:
  • Action Bronson 7000 16oz CAN – Dry-Hopped Sour Ale brewed with Muscat Grapes. 4.5% ABV
  • Extra Dry 16oz CAN – A Saison brewed with sake rice and dry hopped with Citra, Hallertau Blanc, and Sterling. 4.2% ABV.
Off Color.:
  • Dino’smores 12oz Bottle — Imperial stout brewed w/ graham flour, marshmallow, molasses, cocoa nibs & vanilla bean. 10.5 ABV.

Omnipollo:

  • Beglo 12oz CAN — All-Simcoe Post-Skate IPA 6% ABV. #GlobeSkateboards
  • Maple Blueberry Pancake Bianca Lassi Gose, 16oz CAN — Blueberry Maple Pancake Lassi Gose ale brewed with blueberries, lactose sugar & maple syrup. 6% ABV
  • Noa Pecan Mudcake 12oz CAN — Legendary Omni’s Imperial Stout. 11% ABV.
Abomination:
  • Midnight Snack 16oz CAN — 10% Walnut Imperial Chocolate Milk Stout
Hoof Hearted:
  • Slø Turbø 16oz CAN — DIPA hopped exclusively w/ New Zealand varietals and a laser-focus on Nelson Sauvin. 8.5% ABV
  • Rosé Gosé 16oz CAN — Gose with Himalayan Pink Sea Salt, Coriander, Hibiscus, then soured with Lactobacillus and fermented with Saison yeast. 4.2% ABV

This Week from Abu Nawas: Huge Prairie Drop!!

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A huge Prairie drop will be coming next to Eastern Iowa courtesy of Abu Nawas. There will be some new releases as well as some familiar faces, check the list below!

  • Prairie Okie Bottles – Imperial Brown Ale aged in Whiskey Barrels. 12% ABV.
  • Prairie Flare CAN – Gose brewed with orange and coriander. Perfect while yearning for Spring. 5.4% ABV.
  • Prairie Imaginary Friends CAN – American IPA bursting with Tropical and citrus notes. 7% ABV.
  • Prairie Vape Tricks CAN – Sour ale aged on cherries. 5.9% ABV.
  • Prairie Hulk Hands – ***Iowa First*** Gose dry hopped with Falconer’s Flight and Cascade Hops. 5.4% ABV.
  • Prairie Phantasmagoria CAN – Double IPA that’s big on the late boil and dry hopping. 8.0% ABV.
  • Prairie Picnic CAN – A Delicious Sessionable Pale Ale. 5.5% ABV
  • Prairie Standard 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 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 Bible Belt 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 Deja Vous 750ml Bottles – Bottle conditioned farmhouse ale with Hibiscus and Brettanomyces Bruxellensis.

This Week from Abu Nawas: Decadent and Fat Orange Cat!

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More new and delicious beers being brought to our shelves from Abu Nawas will be coming this week from Decadent and Fat Orange Cat.  Here’s what to look for:

DECADENT:

  • Decadent Ecto Cream Pop 16oz CAN (Tangerine, Orange Zest, Madagascar Vanilla IPA)
  • Decadent Pecan Pie IPA 16oz CAN(Pecan, Maple Syrup IPA)
  • Decadent Winter Spice French Toast 16oz CAN (Maple Syrup, Allspice, Vanilla IPA)
  • Decadent VT Maple IPA  (IPA with real VT Maple Syrup)

Fat Orange Cat:

  • Fat Orange Cat Do All Sixteen Dances 16oz CAN/KEG (Belgian Saison with Lemondrop Hops)
  • Fat Orange Cat She Drives A Plymouth 16oz CAN (Galaxy, Simcoe Citra NE IPA)
  • Fat Orange Cat Sweet Jane Blueberry 16oz CAN(Milkshake IPA with Blueberries)
  • Fat Orange Cat Severe Tire Damage 16oz CAN (Awesome NE IPA)
  • Fat Orange Cat Someone In My Head 16oz CAN (Double NEIPA with Citra, Mosaic, Simcoe, and Apollo)
  • Fat Orange Cat Write Drunk Edit Sober 16oz CAN(Citra, Mosaic, and El Dorado NE IPA)
  • Fat Orange Cat Blood Orange Billy (Mosaic NE IPA with Blood Oranges)
  • Fat Orange Cat Living In Our Own Private Idaho  (Azzaca/Idaho 7 NE IPA)

This week from Abu Nawas: Clown Shoes and Grimm!

Abu Nawas will be sending some familiar faces from Clown Shoes but also some newbies as well along with a new berliner weisse from Grimm and a tasty sounding stout from them as well. Here we go!

First a few restocks from Clown Shoes, including:
  • Clementine 12oz Can 6-Pack
  • Clementine 1/6 bbl Keg
  • Clementine 1/6 bbl Keg.
  • Mango Kolsch 12oz Can 6-Pack
  • Mango Kolsch 1/6 bbl Keg
  • Mango Kolsch 1/6 bbl KegPlus some new guys from Clown Shoes!
  • BakedGoods 16oz CAN – Hoppy Pale Ale ***NEW FORMAT ALERT***
  • Baked Goods 1/6 bbl Keg.- Hoppy Pale Ale
  • Clown Shoes Mocha Sombrero 1/6 bbl Keg. – A Delicious Variant of the Mexican-Style Chocolate Stout, brewed with ancho chiles, cinnamon, extra chocolate malts, roasted dark, vanilla and cold-brewed coffee sourced from Lee, Mass.-based Barrington Roasting Co.7% ABV.
  • Drongo 16oz CAN –  The beer is a blend of kettle sour and Australian hopped IPA (Galaxy and Ella). 6.5% ABV. Named after a horse in Australia with plenty of pluck but no luck” who raced in the 1920s but never won a race.
  • Ride The Lion 2019 22oz Bottles. – Bourbon Barrel Aged Wee Heavy. 10.5% ABV.
  • Bubble Farm 2/12 Packs – Our Favorite IPA from our Mass Friends now in a 12 Packs Format. What is it not to like? 6.5% ABV.

 

  • Grimm Mango Guava Pop! 12/22 oz. Creamsicle-inspired Dessert Berliner with Mango, Guavas, Milk Sugar and Vanilla. 4.8% ABV
  • Grimm Icing on the Cake 12/22 oz. IMPERIAL MILK STOUT WITH CACAO & VANILLA. luscious dessert stout that tastes like a liquid slice of flourless chocolate cake. 10% ABV.

 

Abu Nawas Drops this week; Last ever call for Yellow Belly!

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If you haven’t heard or read yet, Omnipollo will be discontinuing their popular Yellow Belly beer over a trademark dispute which you can read more about here. With that being said, this spring will be the last time you will ever be able to get your hands as this will be the final release of this popular beer. Expect a late spring drop of bottles with the same pricing as last year.

Along with that here are more releases coming from Abu Nawas:

Evil Twin restocks
  • Evil Twin  Even More Pecan Jesus 16oz
  • Evil Twin  Imperial Biscotti Chili Hazelnut Break 16oz CAN and 1/6 barrel keg
  • Evil Twin  Imperial Doughnut Break 16oz CAN
  • I Don’t Know How to Put This but This IPA Is Kind of a Big Deal  16oz CAN and 1/6 barrel kegs.
  • Evil Twin  OFYMD 16oz CAN  (Westbrook collab Lactose/Muscavado/Pineapple Imperial Stout)
  • Evil Twin / Omnipollo Rainbownade 12oz CAN  (IPA with grapefruit, passionfruit, mango, raspberry and blueberry)
  • Evil Twin / Omnipollo  Coffenade 12oz CAN (Coffee IPA with a twist)
  • Evil Twin / Omnipollo  Shploing 12oz CAN   (Mango smores IPA)
  • A is for Apricot 12oz CAN  (Fruit Berliner series!)
  • B is for Blueberry 16oz CAN (same)
  • G is for Grapefruit 16oz CAN    (Yup)
  • F is for Fruit Salad16oz CAN (FRUIT SALAD!!!!)
A couple new ones from Evil Twin this week, 
  • Evil Twin Consumed 15 Today, Diane 16oz CAN and 1/6 barrel kegs-  7% Double Dry-Hopped All Galaxy IPA
  • Evil Twin Banana Immune to Good Advice 16oz CAN and 1/6 barrel kegs – 10.7% Banana Imperial Maple Stout 

Omnipollo reloads
Omnipollo Oaxaca 16oz CAN (Mango margarita slush IPA, 16oz cans)
Omnipollo Nebuchadnezzar 16oz CAN (Double IPA, 16oz cans)
Omnipollo Fatamorgana 12oz CAN (Double IPA, scaled up hombrew recipe with an according disdain for economics)
Omnipollo Lustro 12oz CAN (IIPA that straddles that east coast/west coast debate)
Omnipollo MAZ 12oz CAN (Super hopped pale ale w/oats, 16oz cans)
Omnipollo draft:
Omnipollo MAZ 1/6 ( Super hopped pale ale w/oats)
Omnipollo Oaxaca 1/6 (Mango margarita slush IPA)
Omnipollo Shoutao 1/2 (peach/lactose IPA)

Omnipollo NEW:  
  • Omnipollo Lila 16oz CAN and 1/6 barrel kegs – 8% Whipped Lemon Cream Almond Frosted Cinnamon Roll Imperial IPA
  • Omnipollo PB&J Bianca 16oz CAN and 1/6 barrel kegs   –   6% Fruited Lactose Gose brewed with Peanut Butter

BrrrFest Kick-Off Friday @Marquee Pizza

Marquee Pizza will be hosting at BrrrFest kickoff party Friday night before the BrrrFest event. A great lineup of beers will be available including Barntown Cicada Killer and Backpocket 6th Anniversary Stout. On Saturday, from 9am-2pm they will be offering their delicious breakfast pizza as well as tapping Madhouse Freedom Toast and other greatness. Check the flyer below and have a great time during BrrrFest weekend!

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Rush River ARISE BA Russian Imperial Stout coming to shelves via Abu Nawas + more!

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A full reload on stuff from Rush River this week.  Nicely priced 6 pack beer from our friends in Wisconsin.  Full reload on the regular core beers, Unforgiven Amber, Scenic Pale, Bubblejack IPA and Double Bubble Double IPA, plus seasonals Nevermore (Chocolate Oatmeal Stout) and Winter Warmer (Scotch Ale – strong dark and malty.)  Full list here:

Rush River Nevermore 4/6-Pack – Chocolate Oatmeal Stout.

Rush River Nevermore 1/6bbl – Chocolate Oatmeal Stout.

Rush River Nevermore 1/2bbl – Chocolate Oatmeal Stout.
Rush River Mixer 2/12 Packs – Porter, Golden Blend, IPA, Amber
Rush River Bubblejack IPA 4/6-Pack – American IPA
Rush River Bubblejack IPA  1/6bbl   – American IPA
Rush River Bubblejack IPA  1/2bbl   – American IPA
Rush River Double Bubble X2IPA 4/6-Pack – Imperial IPA
Rush River Double Bubble X2IPA  1/6bbl  – Imperial IPA
Rush River Double Bubble X2IPA  1/2bbl  – Imperial IPA
Rush River Scenic Pale Ale  4/6-Pack – American Pale Ale
Rush River Scenic Pale Ale 1/6bbl  – American Pale Ale
Rush River Unforgiven Amber 4/6-Pack – Amber Ale
Rush River Unforgiven Amber 1/6bbl  – Amber Ale
Rush River Unforgiven Amber 1/2bbl – Amber Ale
Rush River Winter Warmer 4/6-Pack – Scotch Ale
Rush River Winter Warmer  1/6bbl   – Scotch Ale
Rush River Winter Warmer  1/2bbl   – Scotch Ale
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Plus a couple special treats — 
Templeton Rye BA Über Alt 1/6 bbl
What do you get when you age an extra-strength Altbier in rye whiskey barrels for 6 months? You get the Rush River Barrel-Aged Über Alt of course. It begins with a high gravity, German-style Old Ale that is malt forward with a touch of sweet fruitiness from our house ale yeast. We feel this base beer is the perfect companion for an empty rye whiskey barrel. From there it takes on a hint of the spicy, peppery bite of rye, balancing the rich, malty sweetness. Mahogany in color with notes of maple and vanilla, this seasonal sipper is built for the holidays.
ARISE – Russian Imperial Stout BA in Heaven Hills barrels for 18 months 1/6 bbl: 
Birth, death and rebirth – that is the cyclical nature of things. Like the Phoenix rising from the ashes, this barrel-aged Russian Imperial Stout is born from an 18-month rest in the blackened, charred interior of a bourbon barrel. The body of this mythical beast has roasted barley, black and chocolate malts at its core. The extensive barrel aging process then lends a warming bourbon nose and mouth feel and gives this bold beer a silky smooth finish. Enjoy this while you can because when it is gone it will not return until it rises again.

Abu Nawas bringing Nightmare Brewing to Iowa and many other releases!

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Abu Nawas is at it again as they will be bringing Nightmare Brewing, a contract brewery out of New York, to our shelves in Eastern Iowa. The brews that we will be seeing are:

  • Nightmare Brewing Drawn and Quartered 16oz CAN – Quadruple dry-hopped Imperial IPA With Nelson Sauvin, Galaxy, Nelson & Citra
  • Nightmare Brewing Drawn and Quartered 1/6- Quadruple dry-hopped Imperial IPA With Nelson Sauvin, Galaxy, Nelson & Citra

Along with the welcoming of Nightmare Brewing to our shelves, we will be getting some Clown Shoes beers as well:

  • La Pinguina en Fuego 12/22oz BOT –  Beware of the Fiery Nun! Imperial Stout Aged in Rum Barrels.
  • Luchador en Fuego 12/22oz BOT – Mexican Style Chocolate Imperial Stout Aged in Bourbon Barrels.
  • Snow On Maple The Tree 12/22oz BOT –  An Imperial Stout aged in bourbon barrels that had premium maple syrup aging in them.
  • Snow On Maple The Tree 1/6 bbl  –  An Imperial Stout aged in bourbon barrels that had premium maple syrup aging in them.

And to cap off the week with Abu Nawas they will have the following back from Evil Twin and Stillwater:

  • Evil Twin Even More Jesus 16oz CAN
  • Even More Jesus   1/6
  • Evil Twin Even More Pecan Jesus 16oz CAN
  • Evil Twin F is for Fruit Salad 16oz CAN
  • Evil Twin Brewing Imperial Doughnut 16oz CAN
  • Stillwater Insetto 12oz CAN
  • Stillwater Nitro Double Nothing 16oz CAN. Both this and Faux Fur sold out last week, more in stock for this week!
  • Stillwater Faux Fur 16oz