Abu Nawas drops this week: Huge Grimm drop!

Even with a short week, Abu Nawas is getting us a huge Grimm release! Check it out below!

  • GRIMM / DE LA SENNE Collab. I STILL LOVE THE OLD WORLD 500ml – NOBLE-HOPPED ALE W/ RAW WHEAT & BRETTANOMYCES. An ode to the brewers and beers that have long inspired the Grimm philosophy. Created in collaboration with the legendary brewer/scholar Yvan De Baets of De La Senne in Brussels, this extra-hoppy old world ale shows off our unique and evolving house ale yeast — serially repitched since Grimm’s opening for favorable genetic drift — in combination with gentle Brettanomyces and noble hops. The result is a thirst-quenching Belgian-style blonde loaded with complex brett-forward fruitiness and a noble hop-driven lingering herbal bitterness. Raw wheat in the grist and a traditional step-mash process provide an elegant malt character to this brewer’s favorite beer. 5.3% ABV.
  • GRIMM PATTER 500ml – SAISON DE COUPAGE W/ GRAPEFRUIT ZEST & BLACKBERRIES. This Saison de Coupage — 70% young Saison blended with 30% barrel-aged golden sour — with blackberries and grapefruit zest is a bright and refreshing treat. The Belgian yeast esters are a subtle through-line from aroma to flavor — a supporting character to the fruit. Tart and juicy blackberry aromas tickle the nose while the grapefruit comes through more in the flavor with a burst of fresh citrus up front that fades into a zesty bittersweet finish. 6% ABV.
  • GRIMM DEPTH OF FIELD 500ML – FLANDERS-INSPIRED DARK SOUR ALE W/ CHERRIES. CRANBERRIES & RASPBERRIES. This Flanders inspired ale is rich and complex without tipping toward heavy. Toasty Vienna and Munich malts build a layered base that provides a sweet warmth that never feels cloying. Dark cherry leads on the nose with quieter notes of leather, tobacco, and oak. A balanced showing of the sweet & tart characteristics from each fruit is found in the flavor — a juicy burst reminiscent of real maraschino cherry, the refreshing pucker tartness and just-picked sweetness of raspberry, and the tangy punch from the cranberry. 7% ABV.
  • GRIMM FULL FREQUENCY 500ml – MIXED FERMENTATION BERLINER WEISSE W/ APRICOT & RHUBARB. Laced with rhubarb and apricot, Full Frequency is the second in our new series of traditional-method raw Berliner weisse! We are one of a tiny handful of breweries on the globe making Berliner in the old way — brewed from step-mashed wheat-based wort that is fermented with a long, mixed culture fermentation, instead of a kettle sour. This never-boiled crusher is crisp and thirst-slaking, presenting balanced flavors of fuzzy apricot, tart rhubarb, and citrus-herbal notes from dry hopping with Mandarina Bavaria. 3% ABV.
  • GRIMM MANGO GUAVA POP! 660ML – This tropical sour beer is a creamsicle in a glass. Mangoes, guavas, vanilla, and milk sugar are backed with a grapefruit-like acidity. 4.8 % ABV.
  • GRIMM ICING ON THE CAKE 660ML – IMPERIAL MILK STOUT WITH CACAO & VANILLA. Icing on The Cake is a luscious dessert stout that tastes like a liquid slice of flourless chocolate cake. Like the best stouts, it improves as it warms from cellar temperature up to room temperature. Even dessert stouts must be in balance, and for us that means the last sip should taste better than the first. 10% ABV.
  • GRIMM HELIOGRAM 500ML – FOEDER-FERMENTED SOUR ALE DRY-HOPPED WITH EL DORADO & NELSON SAUVIN. Heliogram is an easy-drinking, thirst-quenching foeder-fermented dry-hopped sour ale with Nelson Sauvin and El Dorado hops. The aroma is bright but tame–notes of freshly zested grapefruit, lemon verbena, honeydew, orange marmalade, and a touch of cotton candy sweet. A punch of acidity upfront quickly ebbs into gentle flavors of underripe pineapple and mango which is complemented by a pithy bitterness. 5.5% ABV.
  • GRIMM DOUBLE NEGATIVE 500ML – IMPERIAL STOUT. Double Negative pours jet black with burnt orange highlights. A long-lasting tan head leaves abundant lacing. Aromas bursting from the glass include coffee, bitter chocolate, caramel, black currant and blueberry. Creamy and viscous on the palate, the flavor initially follows the nose. A pop of smooth bitterness comes after, and then a lingering, roasty finish. 10% ABV.
  • GRIMM GAMELAN POP! 16oz CAN – POP-STYLE SOUR W/ MANGO, GUAVA, KAFFIR LIME & MILK SUGAR. Gamelan Pop! sour is a powerful tropical burst— Guava, Mango, and Kaffir Lime Leaves combine with Tahitian vanilla beans, milk sugar, Azacca dry hops, and our Pop! sour candy juice base. 6% ABV.
  • GRIMM TODAY’S SPECIAL NEW YORK 16oz CAN – 100% NEW YORK STATE INGREDIENT PALE ALE. We’ve revamped this 100% NY State-grown ingredient pale ale, this time sourcing Nugget & Chinook from Chimney Bluffs Hoppery and white wheat and pale malts from New York Craft. This result is a complex hazy pale ale bursting with musky jackfruit and damp forest floor aromas. The fruit cup funk found in the nose shifts into something entirely dry, earthy, and resinous in flavor with a soft yet lingering bitterness. 5.5% ABV.
  • GRIMM LUMEN 16oz CAN – IPA WITH CITRA, MOSAIC, & EL DORADO. Beautifully hazed-up new-school IPA. Juicy and soft with an aroma that catches your attention from across the room. Velvety mouthfeel, soft bitterness. Citra, Mosaic, and El Dorado varietals kicking out a range of tropical flavors from guava and mango to orange and lime. 6.4% ABV.
  • GRIMM MAXIMUM INTRIGUE 16oz CAN – DOUBLE IPA W/ SABRO & MOSAIC. Mosaic and the hot ticket Sabro hops are giving us peak-ripeness notes of tangerine, mango, and stone fruit with a thick swirl of coconut cream. Although full to the brim with big fruit flavor, the body is surprisingly light and refreshing with a satin-like texture, fairly dry finish, and a deceptive 8% ABV.

Abu Nawas Bringing Tre Fontane to Iowa!

Tre Fontane.jpgBig news coming again from Abu Nawas as they continue to supply our state with wonderful beers and they do it again! Tre Fontane, the 11th Trappist beer in the world from the only Trappist Brewery in Rome, will be gracing our shelves starting next week! Cheers to Frederique and Abu Nawas! Here’s the release on this awesome news!

We are we are humbled, honored and grateful to have been chosen to bring Iowa the latest Addition to the Authentic Trappist Beer Family. Tre Fontane Tripel The Abbey of the Tre Fontane is located in Rome in the sacred place where the martyrdom of St. Paul occurred in 67 AD.
The Abbey takes its name from the three fountains which miraculously appeared where the head of the apostle hit the ground in three locations after he was beheaded. Hence the name, Tre Fontane (Three Fountains). Today the Abbey is surrounded by beautiful eucalyptus trees which were planted by Monks starting in 1870. These trees were planted with the belief that eucalyptus had healing qualities that could prevent malaria. In actuality, eucalyptus does not prevent malaria. However, the trees do require a tremendous amount of water, therefore draining the surrounding swampy terrain. As a result the mosquitos, which later were determined to be the actual cause of malaria, disappeared as the swamps dried up. In 1873 with in-depth knowledge of the trees, the Trappist community began production of Eucalyptus oils and extracts.
These products have strong balsamic and antiseptic properties with intense, aromatic scent. They are also a pleasant digestive. In early 2000, thanks to the discovery of an ancient beer recipe, the monks began brewing Tre Fontane using the surrounding eucalyptus as a spice. Several years of intense work have now improved the quality, and finally, in May of 2015, Tre Fontane Tripel was awarded the ATP brand (Authentic Trappist Product). Tre Fontane is the 11th Trappist Beer in the world and the only Trappist Brewery from the ancient holy city of Rome.

 

Newest Beer Label Approvals from Beerpulse

bullyI love Beerpulse (www.beerpulse.com). Not only do they have constant news from the beer world but one of my favorite things is when they show the newest label approvals for beers yet to be released. It gives us a great opportunity to take a look and plan out what is ahead. Now, not all of these beers will be available in Iowa, in fact, we might not see any of them. But I know there are readers that come to this blog that will travel to different states to get their hands on beers that we can’t get in Iowa. Below is a list of the newest label approvals, a brief description, and their link to beerpulse.com. Are any of these beers worthy of a drive to Chicago? Madison? Minny? Are any of these beers, whose brewer’s beers are usually on our shelves, absolutely a must to get into Iowa? I would love your thoughts! Here is a sampling:

Pipeworks Brewing Company  (http://www.pipeworksbrewing.net/)

*Raspberry Truffle Abduction Imperial Stout – http://beerpulse.com/beer/pipeworks-raspberry-truffle-abduction-imperial-stout-2/
*Chipotle Smoked Porter – http://beerpulse.com/beer/pipeworks-chipotle-smoked-porter/

Bear Republic Brewing Company – http://bearrepublic.com/

*Cafe Racer 15 Imperial IPA –http://beerpulse.com/beer/bear-republic-cafe-racer-15-double-ipa-2/

Summit Brewing Company – http://www.summitbrewing.com/

*Another IPA – http://beerpulse.com/beer/summit-another-ipa-2/

Boulevard Brewing Company – http://www.boulevard.com/

*Mid Coast IPA – http://beerpulse.com/beer/boulevard-mid-coast-ipa/

*Westside Rye Ale – http://beerpulse.com/beer/boulevard-westside-rye-ale/

Magic Hat Brewing Company – http://www.magichat.net/

*DeVEILed Amber Ale – http://beerpulse.com/beer/magic-hat-deveiled-amber-ale/

*Seance Saison – http://beerpulse.com/beer/magic-hat-seance-saison/

Dogfish Head Brewing Company www.dogfish.com

*Northfield Mount Hermon Ale – http://beerpulse.com/beer/dogfish-head-northfield-mount-hermon-ale/

Really excited for the Boulevard series they are coming out with. Also, I think I would head to Madison to get my hands on the Cafe Racer 15 from Bear Republic. To check out all the recent label approvals head over to http://beerpulse.com/beers/ with more from Lakefront, Alaskan, Anchor, Slyfox, Bells, Shipyard, and more!