Public Access Brewing Debuting in Iowa next week via Abu Nawas! Plus more Hoof Hearted, Omnipollo, Evil Twin, and Stillwater

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Another big drop from Abu Nawas will be coming next week and along with this drop is the debut in Iowa of Public Access Brewing. Here’s more on this brewery:

The story behind Public Access starts with a little bar in Greenpoint Brooklyn you may have heard of called Tørst. Since the day it opened in spring of 2013, Tørst has been a haven for beer nerds all over the world. It has also managed to produce some serious brewing talent. Guys like Joey Pepper from Folksbier and Anthony Sorice from Root + Branch, got their start bartending at Tørst and have since moved on to make some of the highest rated, most sought-after beer on the East Coast. Another of those Tørst talents – specifically Ramon Manuel Manrique Hung. The story of the superb new Public Access Brewing is the story of Venezuelan native Ramón Manrique, who was living in Belgium when he became enchanted by the variety and traditions of Belgian beer. His passion for craft beer led him to positions at world-renowned beer destinations Tørst & Proletariat,  We could not be more psyched to start bringing his Public Access beers to you. Their first release is on deck for this month…

For you untappd fans here’s what is being said about On Air:

https://untappd.com/b/public-access-on-air/3236823

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PUBLIC ACCESS 

  • Public Access On Air 16oz CAN – Double Dry-Hopped DIPA with Citra, Comet and Mandarina Bavaria. 8% ABV

 

Omnipollo:

  • Omnipollo Nebuchadnezzar 16oz CAN – Omnipollo’s Award-winning IIPA… 8.5% ABV.
  • Omnipollo Gygax 16oz CAN –  Grapefruit Tonic Gose Ale Brewed with Grapefruit, Quinine & Lactose Sugar. 6% ABV.
  • Omnipollo Andreas Oat 16oz CAN –  7% NE-Style Oat IPA
  • Omnipollo Devin the Dude 12oz CAN – Officially the most price-friendly Omni beer ever released Stateside!!! 5.2% Pils.
  • Omnipollo Tetragrammaton 16oz CAN –  7.3% Galaxy, Citra, & Mosaic IPA
Evil Twin:
  • Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break 16oz CAN – Imperial Stout with Almonds, Espresso, Vanilla. 11.5% ABV.
  • Evil Twin Even More Coco Jesus 16oz CAN – Imperial Stout brewed with Maple Syrup and Coconut. 12% ABV.
  • Evil Twin Geyser Gose 16oz CAN –  Collab Gose, made with Icelandic herbs and smoked sea salt. 5.5% ABV.
  • Evil Twin / Omnipollo Pink Lemonade IPA 12oz CAN – Summer Seasonal Collab with Omnipollo; 7% Pink Lemonade-Style IPA.
  • Evil Twin Mission Gose 12oz CAN – 4.5% Gose brewed with Eucalyptus
Stillwater:
  • Stillwater Artisanal  Levadura 16oz CAN – Oaxacan-style Gose sour ale brewed with salt, agave, & lime. 4.6% ABV.
  • Stillwater Artisanal Stateside 16oz CAN – Stillwater’s flagship beer, Anglo-Belgian saison. 6.8% ABV.
  • Stillwater Artisanal  Classique 12oz CAN –  Super Excited to see this one back! Post-Prohibition Style (ale)… corn, rice, pilsner malt… and lots of your favorite old-school American hops… “your Grandfather’s new beer.” 4.5% ABV.
Off Color:
  • Off Color Spots 12oz Bottles – Tropical Fruit Berliner Weisse. 3.8% ABV
  • Off Color Troublesome 12oz Bottles – Gose. 4.5% ABV
  • Off Color Apex Predator 12oz Bottles – Off Colors Legendary Saison! 6.5% ABV.
  • Off Color Sparkles Finds Trouble 12oz Bottles – Gose brewed with Hibiscus Flowers. 4.2% ABV
  • Off Color Le Woof 12oz Bottles –  Biere de Garde. A French-style farmhouse ale. 7.8% ABV.
Hoof Hearted:
  • Hoof Hearted Did We Just Become Best Friends 16oz CAN – Rotating dual hop series. 8% NE-Style DIPA with Galaxy & El Dorado.
  • Hoof Hearted Everybody Wants Some 20 Azacca 16oz CAN – Rotating single-hop DIPA. 8% All  Azacca Double Dry-Hopped DIPA.

Draft

  • Hoof Hearted Dorks of Hazard 1/6 bbl – 7% NE-Style DIPA
  • Hoof Hearted Did We Just Become Best Friends 1/6 bbl  –  Rotating dual hop series. 8% NE-Style DIPA with Galaxy & El Dorado.
  • Hoof Hearted Everybody Wants Some Simcoe 1/6 bbl –  Rotating single-hop DIPA. 8% All   Simcoe Double Dry-Hopped DIPA.
  • Hoof Hearted Everybody Wants Some Azacca 1/6 bbl – Rotating single-hop DIPA. 8% All  Azacca Double Dry-Hopped DIPA.

This Week from Abu Nawas: Evil Twin, Stillwater, and more!

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Abu Nawas will be dropping some favorites as well as some new releases in the coming week to our shelves. Here’s what’s coming:

EVIL TWIN

  • Evil Twin The Pure and Simple 16oz CAN – Hazy NE-Style Double Dry-Hopped Session IPA. 4.5% ABV

  • Evil Twin Even More Coco Jesus 16oz CAN – Even More Jesus with Maple Syrup and Coconut Added.

  • Evil Twin No Hero 16oz CAN – Delicious Oatmeal Stout 7% ABV.

  • Evil Twin Brewing 90 Day Dry Aged Stout 16oz CAN – Evil Twin’s ode to the delicious complexities of loooong dry-aged beef!! The first in a series of new Stouts specifically designed to complement the decadent, blue-cheesy funk of a 90-day dry-aged Ribeye.

  • No Snowflake Ever Falls in the Wrong Place 16oz CAN -Brand new, fresh-as-can-be 7% Double Dry-Hopped NE IPA

  • Evil Twin Aun Mas Cafe Jesus 12oz CAN – 12% Imperial Stout brewed with Coffee Collective Espresso

  • Evil Twin Aun Mas Todo Jesus 12oz CAN –  12% Imperial Stout. Amalgamation of every Aun Mas Variation. Brewed with Chili Peppers, Cinnamon, Cocoa Nibs, & Coffee

STILLWATER

  • Stillwater Critical Thinking 16oz CAN – Imperial Stout from Brian. Killer Imperial Stout in a 16oz Can! 11% ABV.

  • Stillwater Mainstream Pop 16oz CAN – Double IPA brewed with Amarillo, Citra and Mosaic hops. 8% ABV.

  • Stillwater On Fleek 12oz CAN – Imperial Stout Collaboration with Ryan Witter-Merrithew formerly of Siren/Fano. Dangerously drinkable at this alcohol level. 13.0% ABV.

  • Stillwater Double Nothing Nitro 16oz CAN –  Nitro Dopplebock collaboration with Oliver Brewing. Malty/Nitro double feature makes this super soft and wonderful. 8% ABV

    • Stillwater Shaken Not Stirred 16oz CAN – 6% “Whiskey” Sour Nitro Ale
  • A remarkable release of very special, extremely limited 3-yr barrel (!!!) Barrel-Aged Cuvees. Designed as an expression of Petulant Natural Wines, each of these releases spent more than 3 years in French & Hungarian Oak, and then bottle conditioned for another 2 years to achieve the perfect, soft level of carbonation and mouthfeel. An extraordinary set of releases from Stillwater, in very limited quantities, never to be repeated:-

    • Stillwater Preternatural Cuvee 1 through 5. 10/750ml Bottles Package. Total of 10 Bottles per set. – 6 Sets Total
    1. Preternatural Cuvee #1 – 9.2% Blended BA Farmhouse ale with Sauvignon Blanc juice; very limited

    2. Preternatural Cuvee #2 – 8.6% Blended BA Farmhouse ale with Viognier juice; very limited

    3. Preternatural Cuvee #3 – 8.8% Blended BA Farmhouse ale with Cab Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, & Viogner juice; very limited

    4. Preternatural Cuvee #4 – 8.3% Blended BA Farmhouse ale with Pinot Noir, Cab Sauvignon, & Viogner juice; very limited

    5. Preternatural Cuvee #5 – 9.3% Blended BA Dark Farmhouse ale with Petite Syrah juice; very limited

OMNIPOLLO

  • Omnipollo Pleroma 12oz CAN – 6% Raspberry Crème Brulee Sour Ale
  • Omnipollo Shploing!  12oz CAN – IPA with marshmallow, graham cracker, salt and lactose sugar, it’s a MANGO S’MORES IPA. 7% ABV.
  • Omnipollo / ET  Rainbownade IPA 12oz  CAN – IPA brewed with grapefruit passion fruit, mango, raspberry and blueberry. 7% ABV.
  • Omnipollo / ET Pink Lemonade IPA 12oz  CAN – Pink Lemonade-style 7% ABV.
  • Omnipollo /ET Coffenade IPA 12oz  CAN – Coffee IPA brewed with Lemon. 7% ABV.
  • Omnipollo Agamemnon 16oz CAN – Omnipollo’s beloved, original 12.5% Maple Syrup Imperial Stout is back and better than ever in 16oz cans.

Abu Nawas Drops this week; Last ever call for Yellow Belly!

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If you haven’t heard or read yet, Omnipollo will be discontinuing their popular Yellow Belly beer over a trademark dispute which you can read more about here. With that being said, this spring will be the last time you will ever be able to get your hands as this will be the final release of this popular beer. Expect a late spring drop of bottles with the same pricing as last year.

Along with that here are more releases coming from Abu Nawas:

Evil Twin restocks
  • Evil Twin  Even More Pecan Jesus 16oz
  • Evil Twin  Imperial Biscotti Chili Hazelnut Break 16oz CAN and 1/6 barrel keg
  • Evil Twin  Imperial Doughnut Break 16oz CAN
  • I Don’t Know How to Put This but This IPA Is Kind of a Big Deal  16oz CAN and 1/6 barrel kegs.
  • Evil Twin  OFYMD 16oz CAN  (Westbrook collab Lactose/Muscavado/Pineapple Imperial Stout)
  • Evil Twin / Omnipollo Rainbownade 12oz CAN  (IPA with grapefruit, passionfruit, mango, raspberry and blueberry)
  • Evil Twin / Omnipollo  Coffenade 12oz CAN (Coffee IPA with a twist)
  • Evil Twin / Omnipollo  Shploing 12oz CAN   (Mango smores IPA)
  • A is for Apricot 12oz CAN  (Fruit Berliner series!)
  • B is for Blueberry 16oz CAN (same)
  • G is for Grapefruit 16oz CAN    (Yup)
  • F is for Fruit Salad16oz CAN (FRUIT SALAD!!!!)
A couple new ones from Evil Twin this week, 
  • Evil Twin Consumed 15 Today, Diane 16oz CAN and 1/6 barrel kegs-  7% Double Dry-Hopped All Galaxy IPA
  • Evil Twin Banana Immune to Good Advice 16oz CAN and 1/6 barrel kegs – 10.7% Banana Imperial Maple Stout 

Omnipollo reloads
Omnipollo Oaxaca 16oz CAN (Mango margarita slush IPA, 16oz cans)
Omnipollo Nebuchadnezzar 16oz CAN (Double IPA, 16oz cans)
Omnipollo Fatamorgana 12oz CAN (Double IPA, scaled up hombrew recipe with an according disdain for economics)
Omnipollo Lustro 12oz CAN (IIPA that straddles that east coast/west coast debate)
Omnipollo MAZ 12oz CAN (Super hopped pale ale w/oats, 16oz cans)
Omnipollo draft:
Omnipollo MAZ 1/6 ( Super hopped pale ale w/oats)
Omnipollo Oaxaca 1/6 (Mango margarita slush IPA)
Omnipollo Shoutao 1/2 (peach/lactose IPA)

Omnipollo NEW:  
  • Omnipollo Lila 16oz CAN and 1/6 barrel kegs – 8% Whipped Lemon Cream Almond Frosted Cinnamon Roll Imperial IPA
  • Omnipollo PB&J Bianca 16oz CAN and 1/6 barrel kegs   –   6% Fruited Lactose Gose brewed with Peanut Butter

Abu Nawas Rolling out some new Beers this Tuesday!

 

Abu Nawas distribution will be supplying our shelves with some terrific sounding beers just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. This coming Tuesday you should be seeing the following beers hitting distro in the CR/IC area:

*Evil Twin
image_thumb[3].jpgEvil **F is for Fruit Salad 16oz Can – Gose:

Let’s face it – we all like to put labels on things. It just makes us feel more comfortable. What assumptions have people made about you based on your race, religion, gender, the way you dress, or even the beer you drink? We did in fact label this year for your convenience. It has a fresh tartness, a twist of salt and a balanced fruitiness – apparently a complete reflection of your personality. We hope you like what this label says about you?

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*Evil Twin It’s Soul Good, Man 16oz Can. – IPA🔥🔥🔥🔥For the Breaking Bad Fans among you! Better Call Saul!

If you’re committed enough, you can make any story work

*Evil Twin Tart Cherry Soup Superior 16oz Can – lactose IPA brewed with tart cherries.

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Evil Twin Pineapple Flava Influencer 16oz Can:

This is The Flava Influencer IPA and it is an IPA brewed with oat, lactose, vanilla, pineapple and gooseberry. The beer will hit 7.8%-AbV and it will be packaged in 16oz cans at Dorchester Brewing in Boston, MA

Stillwater
*Stillwater Extra Extra 16oz Can 🔥🔥🔥 – Double brut india pale ale

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Stillwater Dank Dank 16oz Can 🔥🔥🔥–  dank double IPA

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Omnipollo
*Omnipollo Maz 16oz –

Maz, formerly known as Mazarin, is my take on a “thinker’s beer”. Rather than being big and undecipherably complex I wanted to create something that would calm a hop yearning nerve without fuddling the brain too much. In other words, a lavishly hopped ale of judicious ABV — an Extra Special Pale Ale if you will.

In fact, so extra special that it snatched a gold medal at the Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival in 2013.

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Pullman Bar and Diner Presents Stouts, Sours, and Oysters for post-Northside Oktoberfest Celebration

pullmanPullman Bar and Diner in downtown Iowa City will have a great selection of brews available for people who are stopping in after the Northside Oktoberfest celebration this coming weekend. Starting at 3 p.m. Pullman will be putting the following brews on tap:

Evil Twin Imperial Doughnut
Evil Twin Even More Jesus
Prairie Paradise
Surly Darkness 
Founders KBS
Clown Shoes Chocolate Sombrero
Mikkeller Drinkin Berliner Blueberry
Mikkeller Drinkin Berliner Lemon
Mikkeller Drinkin Berliner Passionfruit
Mikkeller Drinkin Berliner Raspberry 
That’s a bad ass looking lineup of brews and accompanying those beers will be Chef Emily’s oysters. A can’t miss event, if you’re in the area hit up Pullman this Saturday, September 30th. Cheers!

Hot 25 of ’13: Part 2!

25Continuing on with my picks for the best beers in Eastern Iowa in the year 2013, I will start with another offering from Toppling Goliath. Now be warned, this won’t be their last entry either. They are one of the hottest and most sought after breweries right now and rightfully so. Back to the list………..

**Toppling Goliath pseudoSue**
A no-brainer really. I’ve talked this beer to death and I think that the sueonly thing I can say is that I can’t wait for the day that I can get this anytime, any day, I want. This is one of my favorite all-time beers. The comparisons between this and Zombie Dust continue with beer geeks that have had both. I can honestly say, that I would much rather has Sue than Zombie, and I’m not being homer. I think this is the better beer overall. Here’s more from brewery:

This single hop ale showcases the Citra hop. Named for the largest T-rex fossil ever discovered, she roars with ferocious aromas of grapefruit, citrus, mango and evergreen. Delicate in body with a mild bite in the finish.

Ratebeer: 100/100
Beeradvocate: 100/100

515**515 Brewery O.J. IPA**
Ok, ok, I know that Clive, IA isn’t exactly Eastern Iowa, but piss on it, this is my blog and it’s close enough. I was lucky enough to stop by 515 Brewery in Clive (www.515brewing.com) on a trip back from Kansas City. I got a flight of brews and enjoyed them very much, but the O.J. was the one that shined for me. This beer is scary drinkable. Refreshing, crisp, clean, with the perfect amount of hops. An awesome beer! Hopefully 515 will soon have growler fills (fingers crossed) or even start bottling (down the road???) so more people can enjoy their brews. But if the Des Moines area, this place is definitely worth the trip!

Ratebeer: N/A
Beeradvocate: N/A

evil twin**Evil Twin Barrel-Aged Biscotti Break**
This brew definitely came with a hefty price tag. I wasn’t able to secure one in Iowa but found the last bottle at a Steve’s in Madison, WI. I balked a bit at the $25 price tag, but went ahead with purchase, after my wife told me to just do it so I wouldn’t talk about not getting to try it. Great wife. Anyway, I’ve seen this on a lot of “Best Of 2013” lists. If you enjoyed the regular Biscotti then this is your next step. If you could get two, then lucky you, one now and one in a year or two. From the brewery:

Imperial Biscotti Break aged on Bourbon barrels for 9 months.

RATEBEER: 99/100
BEERADVOCATE: 99/100

tank 7**Boulevard Tank 7**
This beer has been on our shelves for so long, and saison/farmhouse ales aren’t as glamorous as Imperial IPAs or barrel aged beers, but man, I love a great saison, and this is a great saison. This is a brew that is good anytime of the year. If you are looking to get into a new style of beer, try saisons. There are so many good ones that we have on our shelves (2 more will appear on my list:) that there is no excuse not to try them. More from the brewery:

Most breweries have at least one piece of equipment that’s just a bit persnickity. Here at Boulevard it’s fermenter number seven, the black sheep of our cellar family. Ironically, when our brewers were developing variations on a traditional Belgian-style farmhouse ale, the perfect combination of elements came together in that very vessel. You could call it fate, but they called it Tank 7, and so it is. Beginning with a flavorful surge of fruity aromatics and hoppy, grapefruit notes (Amarillo hops), this complex, straw-colored ale finishes long, dry and spicy.

RATEBEER: 99/100
BEERADVOCATE: 93/100

bells**Bells Two Hearted Ale**
It’s been around a while. It’s still one of the best beers we have available year round on our shelves. This beer gets overlooked a lot of the time with all the anticipation of limited releases or seasonals, but when in doubt, you can always go to Two Hearted Ale. I used to pass this beer up, way back in the day, not taking the fish on the cover serious as a possible good-tasting brew. Don’t make the mistake of judging a beer by its cover because this is one tasty brew. I have since grown to love that fish. More from the brewery:

India Pale Ale style well suited for Hemingway-esque trips to the Upper Peninsula. American malts and enormous hop additions give this beer a crisp finish and incredible floral hop aroma.

RATEBEER: 100/100
BEERADVOCATE: 95/100

So there’s the next ten. I am on my way tonight to Big Grove Brewery in Solon to try their new Citra hopped pale ale. I’ve heard nothing but great things and some have even said that it is better than……GASP……PSEUDOSUE!! DOUBLE GASP!! If that’s the case then they might have kick me out of the joint because I’m not leaving! CHEERS!!

Top 25 Beers of 2012 (available in Eastern Iowa) Part 3 of 5

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I hope everyone had a great Christmas and got to drink some wonderful beers. I’m hoping to get this list done by New Year’s Day so here we go with part 3 0f 5.

NEXT 5

 

stoneStone Ruination 10th Anniversary IPA – Imperial IPA – 10.8%

Yes, another Stone brewery beer is on this list. But that has to tell you how great their beers are and how lucky we are to have them on our liquor/grocery store shelves in Eastern Iowa. This beer was my favorite of the year until I ran into their Enjoy By IPA, but still an amazing beer. Huge citrus hop presence in the nose and the flavor is much the same. It was one of those beers that you were lucky to try one, but if you saw 20 bottles you should buy the whole lot. Description from the brewery:

And as Stone Ruination IPA turns 10, we thought we’d make ourselves a nice little birthday present to celebrate. But what kind of selfish jerks would we be if we didn’t share?! Behold, the Stone Ruination Tenth Anniversary IPA. (Clever name, eh? That’s why us folks in the Marketing Dept. get the big bucks!) It’s an amped-up version of Stone Ruination IPA, with a bit more malt to bring the abv up from 7.7% to 10.8%, and a very heavy dose of hops. “Classic” Ruination uses 2.5 pounds of hops per barrel–which is more than double the amount we use in any other of our core beers–but for Stone Ruination Tenth Anniversary IPA, we went double again, using an impressive 5 pounds of hops per barrel, including about a pound each of Citra and Centennial in the dry hop. (Hell. Yes.)

Suggested Pairings, provided by “Dr.” Bill Sysak 
Appetizers: Kimchee, ceviche, bacon-wrapped jalapeños (or habaneros)
Entrées: Salt and pepper shrimp, jambalaya, roasted pork chops with apple sauce, pineapple curry 
Desserts: Apple pie with caramel sauce, toffee bars, spiced carrot cake 
Cheeses: Aged Cheddar, Parmigiano-Reggiano, Roquefort, Mimolette 
Cigars: Ashton Classic Majesty, Litto Gomez Diez, Don Pepin Garcia Blue Label Invictos Corojo Robusto

evil twinEvil Twin Biscotti Break – 8.4% – Imperial Porter

A perfect beer to drink during the winter months in Iowa. Nice robust flavors of nuts, biscuits, coffee, dark chocolate, and malts. The flavor is sweet, caramel and coffee dominate with a nice bitter finish. I’ve seen mixed reviews on this one and the price tag is relatively hefty, anywhere from $15-$20 for a bottle, but definitely worth seeking and trying in my opinion. From the brewery:

Editors note: the first edition was brewed at Fanø Bryghus, Denmark for the Beer cruise Rome-Barcelona, June 2011 and held 7.5% ABV. 

Porter made with espresso, vanilla and toasted almonds for the Beer cruise Rome-Barcelona, June 2011. Italy has a certain “je ne sais quoi” – fab food culture, highly decadent history of art and cool countryside. Some might argue the people are loud and flamboyant, they steal our women, and their soccer players melodramatically flop on the pitch. Listen – that’s all part of the secret Italian ingredient – keep it cool, confident, arrogant and extravagant. Forza Italia! 
Malt beverage with almonds, vanilla beans and coffee added.

double troubleFounders Double Trouble – 9.4% – Imperial IPA

Another relatively new brewery in Eastern Iowa this year that has multiple beers on my list. I think it goes to show that local breweries are going to have to up their game a bit to compete for shelf space with the craft beer greats such as Founders and Stone. Powerful double IPA with strong citrus flavor. Very drinkable and be cautious as it comes in at 9.4% ABV. Great stuff, can’t wait for spring release! From the brewery:

An imperial IPA that was brewed to turn your world upside down. Hops have got you coming and going. Pungent aromatics up front paired with a malt balanced backbone and a smooth bitter finish. 86 IBUs.

 

 

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Sierra Nevada Hoptimum – 10.4% – Imperial IPA

The first time I had this beer I was enjoying one with my brother. His first comment upon opening the beer is that it smelled heavily of weed, which I guess must be a good thing, because this beer blew me away. In your face hop presence in both aroma and flavor. A very aggressive beer, not for virgin craft beer drinker. From the brewery:

A group of hop-heads and publicans challenged our Beer Camp (#19) brewers to push the extremes of whole-cone hop brewing. The result is this: a 100 IBU, whole-cone hurricane of flavor. Simply put- Hoptimum: the biggest whole-cone IPA we have ever produced. Aggressively hopped, dry-hopped and torpedoed with our exclusive new hop varieties for ultra-intense flavors and aromas. 

Hops, hops and more hops are the stars of this big, whole-cone Imperial IPA. Resinous ‘new-school’ and exclusive hop varieties carry the bold and aromatic nose. The flavor follows the aroma with layers of aggressive hoppiness, featuring notes of grapefruit rind, rose, lilac, cedar and tropical fruit – all culminating in a dry and lasting finish. 

Beer specs: 
ABV: 10.4%
Original Gravity: 22.8 Plato
Final Gravity: 4.5 Plato
Bitterness Units: 100 IBU
Color: Orange Amber
Bittering Hops: German Magnum
Aroma Hops: Simcoe & New Proprietary Variety
Dry Hops: Simcoe & New Proprietary Variety
Torpedo Hops: Citra & Chinook
Malts: Two-row Pale, Golden Promise, Munich & Wheat
Yeast: Ale


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Great River Redband Coffee Stout – 6% – Stout

Brewed in the great state of Iowa used with their local coffee shops coffee beans this an intense coffee stout. Huge coffee flavor that pairs perfectly the dark chocolate and roasted malts in this stout. Nice bitter finish that lingers for a bit. A great beer, and glad to have this made in Iowa. From the brewery:

We love our local roaster’s New Orleans Iced Coffee so much we decided to use their beans in our brew. Redband Stout is made with Indonesian and Ethiopian beans using our 18-hour cold brew extraction method, resulting in a satisfying brew with intense coffee aromatics. The marriage of two of our favorite beverages.