Benz Beer Fest Preview: What’s Big Grove Bringing?

big groveDo you see that? At the bottom of the image? Yes, Richard the Coffee will be pouring from growlers as well. No, not fills, but don’t get too down, just get your ass there and get a growler pour. Not to mention Turtle Hunter and a new Sugar Bottom Series brew…Cherry and Rhubarb? Can’t go wrong there. Get there early, Richard pours at 2, the rest is up all day until it’s gone. Don’t let the rain dissuade you, drink some great local beers!

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Benz Beverage Depot Announce 14th Annual Beerfest Set for May 12th!


The following comes from Benz Facebook page, stay tuned for participating breweries and beer availability:


14th Annual Benz Beerfest
Tickets available in-store or online at

$40- VIP Ticket (Limit 700)
$30- General Admission

$5 in store discount (per ticket) from March 1st – April 31st

VIP tickets come with a special Benz Beerfest tasting glass and it allows you to come in to sample beer an hour before it is open to the public.

1:00pm-2:00pm (VIP hour)
2:00pm-5:00pm (General Admission)

Benz Beverage Depot Beer Festival Sneak Peek: Third Base Brewery

benz.pngOne day away! Very excited about Big Grove’s new double IPA being tapped tomorrow as well as their Que Sera pin. To add to that, Jim Johnston, brewer at 3rd Base Brewery in Cedar Rapids will be bringing some new beers as well as Shame! If you haven’t been to 3rd Base, you need to get there to try Shame on tap (if it’s still there). It’s been one of my favorites of the year so far and I can’t wait to drink some more tomorrow.

Anyway, here’s a peek as to what 3rd Base will be bringing tomorrow:

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Benz Beverage Depot Beer Festival Sneak Peek: Big Grove Brewery

big groveWhat beers will be getting tapped this Saturday at Benz Beverage Depot? There will no doubt be some tremendous beers available but today we have a sneak peek into what Big Grove Brewery will be bringing to the event. Two new beers, two fantastic sounding beers, two beers that you will probably love! Here’s what’s tapping for Big Grove on Saturday:

*Cronos DIPA – 8.7% double IPA with sweet malt body that is balanced with Green Bullet with additions of Simcoe and Mosaic in the dry hop. Flavors and aromas of dried apricot, pine, and citrus rind.

*Que Sera Pin w/cucumber and mint – berliner-weisse that gives the tart and sour with the additions of cucumber and mint. Be prepared to become addicted to this.

Hope to see you there on Saturday!! Should be a great day!