A recent tweet from the wonderful Chad Young of Big Grove announced that they will be releasing their Buster Triple IPA next week. Here’s more:
No, this isn’t a reference to Arrested Development, although Buster was a funny ass character. But, Big Grove is releasing their triple ipa this Friday with a few accounts getting kegs and both Big Grove locations selling 22 oz. bombers of this hoppy greatness. Ok, so the deets on this monster are this:
*11:00 a.m. tapping at both locations and at these locations:
*Bricks Bar and Grill
*Jitney Wine Bar
Iowa City/Coralville/North Liberty
*Jitney Wine Bar
Des Moines Area
*El Bait Shop
*Cellar Peanut Pub (Pella)
*22 oz bombers are for sale at both locations
*Distro for bombers hits market.
I couldn’t do just 1 Drink This! edition this time around as the state of Iowa is sending out so much great beer I had to do three! As we approach the 2017 Coralville Brrr Fest and with the program released this past week anticipation is mounting for ticket holders to get a taste of Iowa’s finest breweries and beers. Within the last 5 days I’ve had the opportunity to try 3 amazing beers from 3 amazing Iowa breweries. So here are three beers the you have to DRINK NOW!
**Big Grove Brewery – Buster Triple IPA** – Buster released this past Tuesday and I knew for sure I had to hit Big Grove and try this baby fresh. Mosaic hops shine with flavors of juicy fruit gum, tropical fruits, and some grassiness. A wonderful dank ass triple IPA. There is one thing that can be bad about this brew…it’s scary drinkable. An 11.4% ABV triple IPA can definitely put you on your ass if you don’t pay attention! This might arguably be the best or one of the best double/triple IPAs in the state. Follow this link to see my post on where it will be available and they also just hit the Cellar Peanut Pub in Pella with a hell of a lineup! So good, can’t wait for another glass! Cheers Big Grove!
**Lion Bridge Brewery – GAZPROM 2017** – I’ve been waiting for this release since last year. Lion Bridge takes the shitty, dark, long ass month of January and makes pretty damn enjoyable with their Barrel-Aged January releases. A new release, every week, for the month of January and all barrel-aged beers. I’ve loved the Winter Warmer and the Royal Wee but the big dog for me is GAZPROM!. The sweetness from the syrup is the perfect balance to booziness from the barrels. I say this a lot but this is a top-tier beer for me….maybe top 10? Top 5? Either way, I can’t wait to have more of this and thank you Quinton and Alec and Lion Bridge for making January tolerable!
**Madhouse Brewery – VIP Barrel Aged Vanilla Porter** – was happy my Mt. Vernon Road Hy-Vee had a few bottles of this, wasn’t sure if we would see it all. I had been hearing good things coming from the fine beer folks in Des Moines and was hoping to land one of these. I’ve been hit and miss with vanilla added to my beers. Sometimes I dig it when it’s not over they type vanilla extract and with Madhouse VIP I’m really digging it. The slight sweetness from the vanilla pairs with the barrel and just a faint hint of cigar smoke on the aftertaste. Viscous, tasty, and warming. An excellent companion to a chilly January evening.
There you go Iowa. Three newer beers for you to try. Hopefully all 3 make it somewhere close to your area and you get a taste, and hopefully you enjoyed them as much as I did/do! Cheers!
The fellas at Big Grove Brewery in Solon continue to be busy brewing up some tastiness for us beer drinking folks and next Tuesday they are bringing out the big guns as “Buster” makes its way back to their tap lines.
This triple IPA is brewed with caliente, mosaic, and wakatu hops and will check in around 11.3%. Don’t forget tonight (Jan.20th) they have a pin of Trident triple IPA with amarillo and simcoe added! Friday night pins at Big Grove are a can’t miss! Cheers!