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.

Aslin, Blackstack, Modist, Untitled Art, and Lil’ Beaver brews coming from Pequod!

Old Town Lager

Corvette Steve – Fruited Sour

Double Blasticity – DBL IPA

HNBC Peanut Butter Porter

  • Red Velvet Cake Stout
  • Mochi Mango Cream GF Sour Collab w/ Great Notion (Gluten Free)
  • DDH Local 755: EXP. 17701 6.8% DDH New England IPA
  • Small Caps 6.3% New England IPA
  • For The Birds 6.4% Tiki Sour
  • Fugazi 4.8% Italian Style Pilsner
  • DREAMYARD NE IPA
  • Pretty Metal Oak Aged Dark Lager
  • Punkin Pi 
  • Wainbows IPA
  • Dad Jokes VI

Backpocket releasing “This is Fire” double dry hopped IPA and “Iowa Nightmare” pumpkin stout this week!

Two big releases this week coming from Backpocket Brewing! “This is Fire” will be released this Friday (10/7) and “Iowa Nightmare” will be coming at us on Saturday (10/8)! Here’s more on these two delicious sounding releases!

🔥Friday 10/7 THIS IS FIRE! This double dry hopped IPA was brewed with our friends at Reserve Artisan Ales! This hazy IPA is crafted with Flaked Wheat and Golden Promise Malt for a full body and soft, pillowy mouthfeel. Ekuanot and Galaxy hops create a flavorful IPA, with flavors of citrus, peach and passionfruit.

🎃Saturday 10/8 Iowa Nightmare! This pumpkin stout was barrel aged in Mississippi River Distilling Company barrels for 9 months. This big, bold stout has flavors of oak, coffee, chocolate, and dark fruits. After being in barrels, we added squash purée and pumpkin pie spices for the perfect seasonal treat!

More Drekker brews coming from Pequod!

Braaaaaaains Blackberry Cherry Plum
A new Braaaaaaaains! We stuffed this one with Blackberry, Cherries and Plum and then hit it with our double secret smoothie treatment of sea salt, lactose, and vanilla!⠀

NEW – Two Right Eyes – Hazy DBL IPA 

For this banger we set out to laser focus our vision, flip our perspective and get weird with our hopping scheme. To kick it off we chose our lovely and hand-selected Citra & Mosaic. It’s all very nerdy and scientific but basically we reimagined a totally new dry hop schedule and used our evil robot centrifuge to create a total juice unit. It simply explodes with notes of apricot, pineapple, kiwi, melon and that sticky icky dankness we just can’t get enough of. ⠀

Prrt – So Good 
You know you’re in for a good time when you see people walking around with cotton candy, and this one’s definitely a good time. PRRRT So Good is loaded it up with Strawberry & Blueberry and then hit it with cotton candy floss for that real melt in your mouth, sticky fingers at the fair cotton candy flavor.⠀Contains no lactose.

Chonk – Birthday Cake 
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!

Weldwerks, Untitled Art, Blackstack, Phase Three, and Southern Grist coming from Pequod!

El Dorado Extra Extra Juicy Bits DIPA – 8.6% ABV Hazy Double IPA brewed with 14+ lbs per bbl of Citra, Mosaic + El Dorado hops and Double Dry Hopped with Extra Extra El Dorado.

Guava Lime Gose – 4.4% ABV Sour Ale w/ Guava, Salt, Coriander and Lime Juice, Colorado

Punch Out Vodka Smoothie Laguna Blend 6.0% ABV Vodka with Peach, Mango and Apricot fruit and natural flavors.

Microdosing Strata IPA – A 7.2% Single hop, Microdosed  New England IPA. This is the fifth in the series that uses a single hop (Strata) added every day during primary fermentation – Microdosing. The previous four have been very well received for single, single New England IPAs, making us very excited for this release. Microdosing: Mosaic is 4.24 and Microdosing: Citra 4.15 on Untapped.

I Am The Manager DIPA An 8.4% Double New England IPA. It features Strata, Equanot Cryo, Loral Cryo, Mosaic and Experimental 586 hops.

Perpetual Sounds DIPA – 7.7% ABV.  Double IPA brewed with mosaic and amarillo hops. Ripe peach, earl grey, lemon, blueberry, pine.

Tonal Range DIPA – 8.0% ABV. Tonal Range we experimented with dialing back that residual sweetness but made sure to not lose the creamy body that’s so important to us in our hazies. This batch showcases Idaho 7, Ekuanot and El Dorado hops, imparting some dank flavors while still showcasing a dialed-in, slightly dryer malt bill.

A Bushel of Apples – Collab with Affy Tapple. 6.0% ABV. Peanut Caramel Apple Ale with apple juice and natural flavors.

Strawberry Biscuit Ale – Collab with Hardee’s 5.2% ABV. The Strawberry Biscuit Ale is a full-bodied, cream ale that incorporates delicious hints of strawberry jam and buttermilk.

Big Grove “Richard the Whale” tickets go on sale Oct. 19th! Plus 2 beers returning benefiting Iowa’s Waterways!

Richard the Whale 2022

Wednesday, October 19 at 10am — Richard the Whale will go on sale for pre-order… then you can sip and sit back with our favorite barrel-aged Russian Imperial Stout when he resurfaces on December 3 in our Iowa City, Solon, and Des Moines taprooms. 

But it does beg the question… which variant styles should we pull from the oceans of options?? Chocolate Coconut Cake, Well Baked, and Coffee were reallllly tasty in 2021.

Wade Wisely and Greener State of Mind Returning

Wade Wisely and Greener State of Mind each return on Friday, September 30 with a mission to improve the quality of Iowa’s waterways!

Raise a glass of our annual Oatmeal Coffee Stout project with coffee from JBC Coffee Roasters and you’re benefiting The Driftless Flyathlon. And when you pick up our citrus-forward pale ale in collaboration with GreenState Credit Union, proceeds support the mission of Wings2Water

And after they hit the shelves of our breweries, they’ll both find their way across Iowa to your favorite beer coolers in the first week of October.