“Color TV” Big Grove’s Latest Double IPA to Release this Saturday (11/3)@ 10 a.m!

big groveBig Grove Brewery keeps on pumping out new brews and this Saturday they will be getting us another one! This time a double IPA called “Color TV” that is brewed with galaxy hops! Here’s more from the brewery on this beer:

Color TV 📺 is our new double dry hopped New England Double IPA featuring Galaxy Hops—and it hits the airwaves Saturday at 10:00 AM in Solon and Iowa City

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Film Scene Hosting Brewmaster Movie Showing Beer Tasting Nov. 5th!

filmscenceFilm Scene in Iowa City will be hosting a special showing of the documentary Brewmaster on November 5th. For $18 ($15 for Film Scene members) you get your ticket to the movie and beer tastings from some of Iowa’s finest breweries including Big Grove Brewery, Lion Bridge, and Iowa Brewing Company.

Along with those fantastic breweries they will be tapping a 2015 Goose Island Bourbon County Stout! Check out Film Scene’s link for more info on this special event and also check out the trailer to the documentary “Brewmaster”.

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Big Grove Easy Eddy hitting tap lines tomorrow! (10/13) + Easy Eddy Cans Return Next Week!

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Big Grove Brewery just made a bunch of beer lovers happy as they’ve announced that Easy Eddy will return to their tap lines tomorrow, (Saturday, October 13th)! This was announced through the Iowa City location so I’m not sure if both locations will have it on the lines.

What’s even more exciting is the announcement that Easy Eddy cans will be available next week at select Iowa City and Cedar Rapids stores! Here’s more from BGB!

Ready for good news? Your friend and mine, Easy Eddy returns to the taps Saturday 🙌 and we’re hosting a pre-release + Iowa at Indiana Gamewatch Party.
More good news? Next week, these cans will be sold in several of your favorite stores around Cedar Rapids and Iowa City.

Need Pizza Hosting Big Grove Brewery Luckiest Man Ales for ALS tonight! 10/11

A great cause going on tonight at Need Pizza if you are in the Cedar Rapids area as Big Grove brewery will have their “Luckiest Man” pale ale being tapped tonight. Every year this gets tapped by Big Grove every pint that gets sold benefits ALS research. Speaking of the beer, this years release is tasting fantastic! Grab a pizza, have a couple of pints and help out a great cause!

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Big Grove Richard the Whale Release set for Dec. 1st; Tickets on Sale Oct. 10th

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Big Grove Brewery has released details on their highly anticipated 2018 Richard the Whale Release. The release will take place on Dec. 1st, and tickets will go on sale Wednesday October 10th. Here’s more:

Richard the Whale Barrel-Aged Russian Imperial Stout release party at Big Grove Brewery & Taproom in Iowa City 🐋

‣ 2 Richard the Whale .375 L bottles
‣ 1 Coffee Richard .375 L bottle
‣ 1 Macaroon Richard, this year’s special variant .375 L bottle
‣ Richard the Whale 2018 collectable glass
‣ 6 oz. pour of Richard the Whale

Tickets 🎟: $75
🔜 On sale on Wednesday, October 10 at 11:00 AM (link will go live on Oct. 10 in this Event post)
🔜 Many more details to come and we’re looking forward to hosting a whale of a party!

Big Grove Brewery and Taproom Hosting “Chef’s Night Off” Potluck Event August 12th!

big groveIn what will no doubt be an amazing time with terrific food, beer, and socializing, “Chef’s Night Off” will feature chefs from Big Grove, Pullman, and Saint Burch, cooking you a feast potluck style right before your eyes. Here are the deets on this Big Grove inspired summer BBQ!

Here’s your invitation to:

…a beautiful summer day
…a backyard barbecue
…8 talented local chefs cooking for you.

Ever wonder what chefs are cooking for their friends and family on their day off? This is your opportunity to go behind the scenes and experience a bountiful potluck style meal, cooked right in front of you and served al fresco on a wonderful Iowa summer night.  Chef’s from Big Grove Iowa City, Big Grove Solon, Pullman Bar & Diner and St. Burch Tavern will be pulling back the curtain and sharing their passion (and maybe a beer or two) with you!

In the wake of several high profile suicides, and the rampant metal illness issues that plague the service industry, a portion of our proceeds will be donated to support The Crisis Center to aid suicide awareness and prevention. https://www.jccrisiscenter.org/

Tickets are $30 for this all you can eat potluck. Visit the link below to order, cheers!

Chef’s Night Off Tickets

Big Grove Summer Jam Coming to Cans!

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Big Grove Brewery, fresh off of a successful release of their core beers is about to release a summer favorite to cans. Summer Jam will be coming soon (Ragbrai?). Expect 4 packs with 12 oz cans to hit and it sounds like they are hoping in time for Ragbrai. Stay tuned for more on this release, but check out those sweet ass labels! A BeerCast live from Big Grove during Ragbrai sounds great, doesn’t sLim? Cheers!

 

Iowa Brew News: Big Grove, Contrary, Thew, Lion Bridge, SingleSpeed, Backpocket, Barntown, and more!

cherry pe.jpgTons of news tidbits from the past week to pass along to beer lovers. Iowa brewers have been busy with new releases, canning lines, and getting their beer to our shelves. So much great stuff out there to drink right now, get out there and support local breweries! Next Saturday (June 30th) is packed with beer releases! Big Grove, Barn Town, and Thew all will be doing bottle releases. Huge beer day in Iowa!

**Big Grove Brewery**– Big Grove has just announced that next Saturday (June 30th) they will be releasing bottles of Cherry Pie, a berliner weisse beer with tart cherries, lactose, and spices that is part of their Sugar Bottom Series. Both locations will have bottles, limit 6 per person, and a bit on tap. Make sure you check it out!

**Lion Bridge** – Lion Bridge keeps kicking out beers with the release of 380 South and Majestic Beast this week. 380 South is a collab with SingleSpeed (who did 380 North), and is a hazy IPA brewed with guava. Here’s more on these beers from Lion Bridge:

Lion Bridge and SingleSpeed are connected by more than a highway, and while we may not be mirror images of one another, the commonalities between the two of us are certainly worth noting. Both organizations are passionate about: community, historical preservation, authenticity, and of course, perhaps above all, the creation of great beer.

380 South sits as one half of what is a truly unique collaborative experiment. This hazy, single-hop Denali Pale Ale was crafted at Lion Bridge Brewing in Cedar Rapids, using the same grain and hops as 3-Eighty North, crafted at SingleSpeed Brewing in Waterloo. The only differences were the yeast, water and the fruit added. 380 South features guava, while 3-Eighty North features mango puree. A side by side tasting of the two sister brews is highly recommended.

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The other Lion Bridge release is a re-release of Majestic Beast. One of my personal favorites. Here’s more on this brew courtesy of Lion Bridge:

This mirthful beverage was dry-hopped with Mosaic Lupulin Powder, as well as a bit of Simcoe and Eukanot. By using hop powder with the green plant material removed, we are dry-hopping a concentrated version of the aromatic oils found in the hops. Resinous and tropical; potent yet graceful. It may just bring a tear to your eye.

contrary.jpg**Contrary Brewing** – heading over to Muscatine and Contrary Brewing company as they continue their line of Milkshake IPAs with a perfectly timed Bomb Pop Milkshake IPA. Here’s more on this brew courtesy of Contrary:

Next in our series of Milkshake IPA is the Bomb Pop! We combined raspberry purée, blueberry purée and lemonade with milk sugar, vanilla and hops. Summer is here! See you soon.

DgDc-kkUwAICgGM**SingleSpeed Brewing ** – everyone knows by know that SingleSpeed cans have it the market. Victory Dance, Ring Around the Gose, Tricycle, and Tip the Cow are all available so if you haven’t gotten some, this is the perfect weekend to grab a couple of sixers!

**Backpocket Brewing** – a widely anticipated release is on the horizon as Backpocket as announced the release of their 6th Anniversary barrel-aged stout. July 7th is the date, mark it on the calendar, make a day of it!

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**Thew Brewing ** – the new kid on the block is going to start bottling soon as Thew Brewing in Cedar Rapids has announced for June 30th. Two amazing sounding stouts and other releases for the day. $50 gets you food and 2 12 oz bottles of their stouts. More below:

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**Barn Town Brewing ** – Barn Town keeps pumping out the releases with another announcement of a guava berliner weisse and a sour IPA. More below:

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