Clock House Brewing releasing “Forgotten Time” barleywine and Brrberry Sour this weekend! (1/21)

Downtown Cedar Rapids is going to be booming with beer releases this weekend! Along with Lion Bridge’s big Saturday, Clock House will be releasing 2 new beers, one of which is a collab with Lion Bridge! “Forgotten Time” is a barrel-aged barleywine and Brrrberry Sour will be coming at you when doors open at noon! Here’s more from Clock House’s Facebook page:

Forgotten Time: A collaboration brew with our friends at Lion Bridge Brewing. Forgotten Time is a Barrel-Aged Barley Wine that was brewed at Clock House then barrel aged at Lion Bridge for 18 months in 10-year-old Templeton barrels. Sherry, chocolate, dark fruit for days.

Available on draft and in 500 ML bottles. $19.99 per bottle.

Brrrberry Sour: A frosted Blueberry inspired sour! This super fruited beer features 42 pounds of blueberries per barrel with a touch of blueberry glaze. Draft Only

Doors open at Noon!

MORE, Alluvial, Blackstack, Untitled Art, 56 Brewing, Drekker, and Wild Mind coming from Pequod!

  • Blood Orange Dbl Marbles – Milkshake IPA
  • Blueberry Dbl Marbles – Milkshake IPA
  • L2 Orbit IPA
  • By Candlelight IPA
  • Shadows – WEST COAST IPA

Alluvial Brewing Company

  • Mosacious IPA

BlackStack Brewing

  • Full Disclosure NE IPA
  • Fugazi Italian Pils
  • Local 755 – Flagship IPA – 2 available
  • Trying to Find a Balance – Equilibrium Collab

Untitled Art

  • West Coast IPA (V2)

56 Brewing Comapny

  • Ssippi Squeeze IPA
  • Uncharted Territory Stout

Drekker Brewing Company

  • Fangs Out – Hazy Single IPA
  • Mass Shadows – Single IPA

Wild Mind Ales

  • Book Mobile Sour
  • Sonic Painting Sour 

Drekker, Blackstack, Iowa Brewing, Phase Three, Pontoon, Untitled Art and Weldwerks brews coming from Pequod!

  • Chonk: Mango Marshmallow 
  • Fangs Out: Hazy IPA w/ Centennial, Citra, Mosaic, & Galaxy 
  • Slang: Marionberry Cobbler
  • Please Accept Our Sacrifice of Fruit Pizza: Sour w/ strawberry, blueberry, kiwi, orange, cream cheese frosting, sugar cookies and NO LACTOSE. Collab w/ Brewing Projekt

BlackStack Brewing

  • Keeping it Casual: IPA w/ Citra, Loral Cryo, Ekuanot Cryo, Idaho 7, & Triumph hops 
  • Side Hustle: DDH DIPA

Iowa Brewing

  • Cookie Oja

Phase Three Brewing

  • Black Bouquet
  • TDH Triple Low Ceilings

Pontoon Brewing

  • Fluffiest Otter: Imperial Stout
  • The Schwartz
  • Double Cup: Purple Stuff- Purple Sour
  • Snozzberries Crumble- Sour with berries, vanilla, and milk sugar

Untitled Art

  • Candied Pecan Stout

WeldWerks

  • French Toast Stout
  • Juicy Fu!: Hazy IPA Collab w/ North Park Beer Co.
  • Bamm Bamm Rubble Rubble: Sour w/ fruity cereal, strawberry, milk sugar, vanilla, & marshmallow 
  • Fresh Cans of Juicy Bits!

Reunion releasing “All Gas, No Brakes” Triple IPA collab with Wake Brewing!

Just in time for your Christmas holiday and to warm you up for this upcoming snowstorm is a triple IPA from Reunion in collaboration with Wake Brewing! The last time these two got together for a collab they made one of the better beers of the year. Get yours this weekend! Here’s more from Reunion’s Facebook page:

Fresh off the line! ALL GAS NO BRAKES is our collab Triple IPA brewed with the coven @wakebrewing. Keep your eyes out as this Nelson Sauvin and Summit hopped monster makes its way to bars and stores shelves starting this weekend.

Reunion announces “Imperial Banshee” taproom only release for December 10th!

A perfect opportunity for you to check out Reunion’s stellar new taproom in downtown Iowa City or head back to old faithful on the Coralville strip, either way, make sure you get to one of those locations as they prepare to release “Imperial Banshee” barrel-aged stout! Here’s more on this release courtesy of Reunion’s Facebook page:

Our feared IMPERIAL BANSHEE Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout gets a dual release at both ReUnion Iowa City and the Coralville Taproom on Saturday, December 10th. This special 2022 vintage was aged for TWO YEARS in bourbon barrels. Stay tuned for more release details…

Drink These! Dimensional/Marto 300 Series!

I haven’t done a Drink This! write up in a while and after finishing off the 2nd beer of the collab between Marto Brewing and Dimensional Brewing I thought it would be the perfect time to talk about these 2 outstanding beers.

First off, I need to thank Zach Crawford for getting me a bottle of each of these brews. There’s always that beer guy in the back of my head telling me to cellar for a while and then kick them out randomly but I don’t have the will to do so…

Here’s the release info on these two collab beers courtesy of Marto’s Facebook page:

Two beers brewed by two breweries using the same ingredients and methods, designed to be mixed together.

Ok, yes, designed to be mixed together, only I didn’t, and I loved them both. So, after I give you my break down of each beer, if did blend the two I would love to hear your thoughts. Marto 300 West first!

300 West (Marto)this beer comes in at 12.8% aged in Rabbit Hole bourbon barrels with maple syrup, cinnamon, and vanilla beans. Sometimes with cinnamon added to beers I can be a bit apprehensive as it can be an overwhelming adjunct, but not with this beer. The balance was spot on and maple and barrels are a match made in heaven. Add that cinnamon spice at the end and you really have a delicious, decadent beer, perfect for this time of year!

300 East (Dimensional) – this beer comes in at 12.8% aged in Blaum Brothers bourbon barrels with peanuts, peanut butter malted milk balls, marshmallow, and vanilla. Had this post Thanksgiving meal and it was the perfect dessert! I got a bit of the peanuts/peanut butter malted milk but the star of the show in this beer was the marshmallow! Once again, the balance of the beer was wonderful. Not one dominant flavor but a sample of each adjunct hitting you at different times. Damn tasty!

Overall: I love when Iowa breweries do collabs together, and when they go big like Dimensional and Marto did here the results can be amazing like they were with this series of beers! Definitely beers you can cellar, but definitely beers that you can drink right now, wish I had a few more! Turn the house lights off, light up the Christmas trees, fireplace going, soft music in the background and Drink These beers! Cheers!

Lion Bridge releasing “Incredible True Story” rye IPA on 12/28!

Lion Bridge continues a busy few months as they lead into their big barrel aged filled month of January! At the end of December comes another new release, as “Incredible True Story” rye IPA will be available at the brewery! Here’s more on this beer courtesy of Lion Bridge’s Facebook page:

Incredible True Story (Rye IPA w/Columbus, Amarillo, Chinook, Citra, 7%) – Yes, it’s true, and it’s incredible. Rye IPA is amazing and we have one right here for you. Come and enjoy this beauty.

Lion Bridge releasing “The Full English” Baltic Porter on 12/14!

A baltic porter just in time for the holidays coming at you from Lion Bridge Brewing as they prepare to release “The Full English” on December 14th! Here’s more on this release courtesy of Lion Bridge Facebook page:

The Full English (Baltic Porter, 8.5%) – A strong, dark lager that gained fame when introduced to London’s working class. Akin to an imperial stout; an extended lagering period smooths out this big beer, and the results are beautiful.

Drekker brews coming from Pequod!

Braaaaaaains Zombie
We loaded this Braaaaaaaains up with Lemon, Lime, Cherry, Pineapple, & Passionfruit and then hit it with our double secret smoothie treatment of sea salt, lactose, and vanilla. It’s got us thinking that this must be what Braaaaaaaains taste like to a zombie. Because it’s dang delicious and it’s got us wanting more and more and now all we think about is Braaaaaaaains. So you know, zombies, we get it

Slang du Jour – Strawberry Shortcake
This Sour à la Mode is loaded up with the dynamite combination of Strawberry and Rhubarb plus granola, brown sugar, cinnamon, lactose, and vanilla beans for that slangy, cobblery, right out of Grandma’s oven flavor.

Magic of a Different Color Double IPA
Magic of a Different Color is a Phantasmically delicious DIPA brewed with a bunch of oats for a super soft body and then hopped with Centiennial, Citra, Galaxy, Nelson Sauvin, and Phantasm for some super fruity & juicy notes, and then we fermented it with Helio Gazer yeast to bring out even more notes of viognier grapes, lychee, peach, pear, and tropical fruit!
Oh lawd… We took this sundae sour and baked it up with a mountain of confetti cake, filled it with strawberry and raspberry jelly then covered it in frosting and plopped a candle on top. It’s our party and we’ll Chonk if we want to!

Garbage People Double IPA
Don’t know about you guys, but we were always a little more Garbage Pail Kids than Cabbage Patch Kids. We grew up (technically, but not really) and we aren’t kids anymore so we’re just Garbage People. This new Double IPA is hopped with Mosaic, Galaxy, Citra, and Vic Secret with some serious dank, orange zest, bubble gum, & apricot flavor and aroma.⠀

So crack one of these and decide which Garbage Pail Kid you feel like? Oozy Suzy? Maybe a little more like Jay Decay? Let us know, we’ve got a feeling you’re Garbage People too.⠀

Iowa Brewing releasing BA Imperial Oja + variants on Black Friday! 11/25!

Big news out of Cedar Rapids as Iowa Brewing Company will be coming off of their ever popular Cousin Eddie Thanksgiving Day party and on Black Friday releasing Barrel-Aged Imperial Oja and variants. Here’s a rundown of this release courtesy of Iowa Brewing’s Facebook page:

We’re releasing FOUR barrel-aged beer variations of our popular Oja Baltic Porter. Availability starting on Black Friday.

Barrel-Aged Imperial Oja – Regular

Barrel-Aged Imperial Oja – Double Vanilla

Barrel-Aged Imperial Oja – Cordial Cherry

Barrel-Aged Imperial Oja – Praline Coconut

All four variations have been aged in Cedar Ridge bourbon barrels.