Southern Grist and Bearded Iris hitting Iowa distro via Pequod! Plus, more from Collective Arts, Humble Forager, Untitled Art, anBlackstack

Gradient Love
New England Oated DIPA hopped with Vic Secret, El Dorado, and Galaxy hops. 7.9%

Mosa
Mimosa inspired Sour Ale brewed with sea salt, and tangerine puree. 5.8%

Southern Crisp
Unfiltered Pilsner delicately hopped with Nelson Sauvin. 4.4%

Teal
New England IPA brewed with barley, wheat, flaked oats, and hopped with Citra, Mosaic, and Rakau. 5.8%

Insert Juicer Pun 
This “juiced” up version on our popular New England DIPA is double dry hopped with Galaxy, Mosaic, and Citra hops. 7.9%

Barista Berry Hill 2021
Fruited Sour Ale brewed with lactose, blackberry, black currant, raspberry, and Barista Parlor Drima Zede single origin coffee. 5.4%

Homestyle

The one that started it all. This heavily oated, mosaic-only IPA softly beckons you to remember where you came from while giving you just enough of a ripe citrus kick to strive for where you want to go. Homestyle is the staple IPA of our brewery and, like almost all of our hoppy beers, focuses on highlighting the fruity & fragrant nuances of hops. At a relaxed 6.0% we think you’ll discover it’s easy to find your Homestyle.

Double Homestyle 

It’s like your original favorite, but double the fun! 8.2%

Escape Artist

Our newest release isn’t easy to pin down. Strata + cashmere + citra hops tie to subtle strands of expressive English yeast for a DIPA that’s smooth and just a bit of a sweet talker. Silky fresh-sliced mango mouthfeel and undaunted notes of lemon squares, clementine rind, and refreshing citrus sorbet leave a lasting impression. 7.6%

Illusion

This is a double IPA with a fun twist. Now you see it? An intertwining apparition of motueka + enigma that unravels into zingy citrus, ripe raspberries, and smooth peach syrup. 8%

Dbl Scatterbrain DDH Citra 

This is your brain on Double Scatterbrain, DDH with citra. Double the piney passion fruit goodness you know and love + now double the dry hopped citra magic you crave for a pint that’s sure to make your brains feel like Waffle House hashbrowns. 8%

Ever Clever DDH

It’s the cleverest of the ever-ests. Your favorite banter-slinging, foxy DIPA now bursts with a wicked double dry hop that’ll keep your taste buds as nimble as your wits. 8.5%

Waking Rainbows Sherbet Sour – 5.7% ABV 
Their take on a warm weather treat! Waking Rainbows is a rainbow sherbet sour packed full of key lime, pineapple, orange and raspberry. Celebrate summer with this bright and fruity sour!! 

Coastal Sunset v4
6% ABV dessert Pastry sour (Pineapple, cherry, vanilla, cinnamon, brown sugar).  This is a pineapple upside down cake inspired version.  

Blueberry Banana Smoothie Seltzer
Smoothie Seltzer with blueberry puree, banana puree, and maple syrup

Raincheck Smoothie Seltzer – 6% ABV 
Mango, orange & Raspberry smoothie Seltzer 

POP CULTURE – Triple IPA (10.2%)
Getting it popping with the newly christened Cryo pop Blend from our friends Yakima Chief Hops🙏Specifically formulated over the last couple years to maximize juicy, fruity aromatics when added during mid fermentation biotransformation sexy times. Buckle up, it’s time to pop off!

Energy City and 2nd Shift coming to Iowa courtesy of Pequod! Plus Aslin, Equilibrium, Untitled Art, More, and Blackstack

Crimson Guava Sorbet 
We all now know that Sabro hops adds a subtle coconut note to IPAs. Now add a full serving of fruit including pink guava and blood orange and now we’re talking full body, creamy texture, tropical flavor, and a pastel salmon color. This heavily fruited IPA is bursting with citrus flavors and has enough bitterness to remind you of your favorite IPA. 6.5% ABV.

Cherry Pie Bistro
Berliner Weisse with tart cherries and a hint of sugar and slightly malty with notes of pie crust.6.5% ABV.

Blackberry Pancakes Bistro
Breakfast, lunch or dinner…Bistro Blackberry Pancakes is good any time of day, just like actual pancakes! 

 Fresh blackberries meet rich New Hampshire maple syrup in this fruited Berliner Weisse, sure to impress any pancake fan!

Orange Meringue Pie Bistro 
This beer explodes with a citrus mix of orange and lemon, rich whip cream and savory pie crust. The flavor delivers on all aspects of orange meringue pie including tangy orange, sweet and creamy vanilla and a decadent flaky crust. 6.5% ABV

Technical Ecstasy 
Brewed with Bohemian Pils malt and Saaz hops Technical Ecstasy pours a stunning hazy straw color with an enormous dense white head, the hallmark of a fresh Pilsner. The hops’ floral, slightly spicy aroma immediately lures you in. The medium-bodied mouth feel produces a soft, crackery maltiness immediately followed by spicy, slightly grassy notes.

Liquid Spiritual Dreams (LSD) imp stout
LSD is a stout that is a chewy, chocolaty and a joy to behold.11.5% ABV

Vanilla Coffee LSD
LSD is a stout that is a chewy, chocolaty and a joy to behold. WITH Vanilla and Coffee! 11.5% ABV

Bless this mess – vol 3 Key lime 
Golden ale with key lime, biscuit malt, coriander, and vanilla

Mladek – Perennial Brewing collab
Pronounced “Melodic”, this Imperial Stout is blended with cinnamon & vanilla.

Bourbon Barrel Aged Silhouette Russian Imp Stout
Bourbon Barrel Aged Rich and robust Russian Style Imperial Stout. Dry, roasted coffee and chocolate notes.

Two Trains Dbl IPA 9.3% ABV
Named after that dreaded 2 sets of train tracks that run along our brewery, this malty American style DIPA is a tropical fruit bomb with a nice crisp balanced bitterness.

To brighter Days vol 2
Vol. 2 in rotating collaboration beer series with breweries who have brightened our days in 2020 + beyond. An IPA brewed with fruity tropical hops, pineapple & orange.

Art of Neurosis Hazy IPA
Art of Neurosis is an IPA that has everything you could want in one, if what you want is a hop sandwich. It’s a 7.7% Simcoe and Columbus delight.

Little Big hop
 It’s a low alcohol double IPA or maybe an imperial table beer or an American lager that uses ale yeast and 10 times the hops as normal. This beer is as cloudy and hazy as the River Des Peres. Hops used: Magnum, Cascade, Zythos, Simcoe, Columbus

Cat Spit Stout
Oatmeal Milk Stout with hints of Coffee and Roasty richness. 

Helles Munich Style lager 
Brewed with traditional German lager yeast & noble hops, this lovely little beer is slightly softer and a bit more floral than it’s Pilsner counterpart. 

Power Moves! 5.5% ABV 
This IPA is a low ABV juice bomb! Brewed with Chinook, Simcoe, Citra, & Mosaic this easy drinker is ready for the beach, BBQ or just an at home happy hour.

Baby Shark 5.5% ABV
A heavy dry-hopped diet of Citra gives the Baby Shark ripe flavors of grapefruit, peaches, & soft mango, & makes it’s habitat in a sea of hazy orange clementine. Grab a 4-pack and enjoy the freshest haul of this IPA.

Old Town Lager 4% ABV 
Old Town Lager is dangerously clean, crisp & with just a dash of floral hops. So whether you’ve got a day full of chores ahead of you or you’ve committed yourself to an afternoon of grilling & watching football, Old Town Lager is gonna get you thru it. Lager Then Life.

Volcano Sauce
The tectonic plates have shifted, letting forth an eruption of gushing blackberries and blueberries. Each burst filled with milk sugar & vanilla for creamsicle smoothness. A freshly canned sour ale with explosively delicious flavor.

You Call that a Knife? 8.3% ABV
You Call That A Knife? THIS is a knife. This DIPA is packed with Citra, Vic Secret, & Waimea, combining for bloody epic notes of pine, pineapple & citrusy tangerine with subtle grapefruit, passionfruit & mango.

Double Discount 6.5% ABV 
This fruited sour is jam packed with raspberries and tangerines. The deep maroon color may be eye catching, but the smooth fruit sweetness and tart berry action will have you coming back for… Double!

Nuclear Pasta IPA  – 5.5% ABV 

Dry-Hopped w/ Idaho 7, Galaxy, & Citra

Smashin Berries – 6.5% ABV 
A hop forward and ethereal strawberry IPA arises and becomes a dynamic thirst quencher. The aggressive hopping schedule appears dominant, but the sweetness of the vanilla and softness of the marshmallow are a tender touch that allows your pallet to taste the strawberry goodness in the end.

Master of Karate – 8.3% ABV 
Bruce Lee. Chuck Norris. Dayman. Sensei John Kreese. We know them, we love them. Today our own Master of Karate is back! This DIPA shows no mercy with a juicy roundhouse of mango, pineapple, passionfruit, pine & berry. Dry-hopped with Mosaic, Galaxy & Amarillo, it’ll chop & drop your senses into submission.

Promotion – fruit sour ale 
Brewed w/ Dragon Fruit, Peach, Pineapple, & Passionfruit

El Frutero – 5% ABv 
El Frutero is a a Sour Ale w/Watermelon, Lime, Habanero, & Salt. This beer tastes like a watermelon margarita with a hint of spice!

RaspBerry DimensionsRaspberry Dimensions pours a frothy ruby red daiquiri color releasing sensations of tart and sweet raspberry jam, citrus, tropical fruit frosting, and nerds candy. 

dHop5 – Dbl IPA 8% ABV 
dHop5 is a DIPA that supersizes one of our favorite Equilibrium IPAs: Fractal Citra/Galaxy. We scaled Fractal’s grain bill, water treatment, fermentation, and super sized the hop bill of citra and galaxy. dHop5 pours a milky yellow releasing aromas of passion fruit, peach, lime, and pineapple all integrated with a sorbet twist.

Double PentaflakeDouble Fractal Pentaflake is the first in the series, it combines our fractal fermentation, simple 2-row base malt bill, and combines Galaxy, Strata, Sabro, Citra, and Amarillo. Pouring beautifully hazy and deep yellow in color, aromas of yuzu citrus, lime, pine, coconut, and complex berries are met with flavors of tangerine, passionfruit, assorted stone fruits, and berry with a touch of coconut and a big limey 

ds/dt – DBL IPA 8% ABV 
dS/dt pours a hazy bright yellow and has aromas of freshly squeezed OJ, rainbow melon, lime, grapefruit, and a tropical character that gives you a vacation in a glass. The flavor is bright tropical orange juice, mango smoothie, dank grass, with a gummy resinous character of our huge rainbow melon

Raining Belma
Raining Belma is one of the beers in our Heavy Metal Series. It starts with a base of oats and wheat and utilizes a mostly Belma hop bill with some support from Citra to round things out.

South Street Pils
We took our South St. Pils and let it lager in our dedicated Pilsner Foeder for an extended time. After more than three months, our second Pilsner out of our South Street facility is here as a perfect companion to BBQ. 

Super Fractal Kangaroo Set – Triple IPA 10% ABV 
With mostly all Aussie forward hops and a picture like that, Super Fractal Kangaroo Set was born. (Note: no Roos were actually allowed to drink). Super Fractal Kangaroo set pours a hazy intense yellow with aromas of tropical fruit, coconut, and assorted citrus.

Tachyon
Tachyon is a theoretical particle that’s a bit more than a Photon. To turn theoretical physics into reality, we took Photon and upped the ABV to 5.5% and hopped it at the rate of the fractal series, resulting in an intensely hopped but low ABV crushable American Pale Ale.

Vanilla Mango Guava Smoothie Seltzer 
Just like the previous Omnipollo collab (ras/ mango) and the LUA – Pina colada comes the newest Smoothie Seltzer with Mango Puree, Guava Puree, Passionfruit Concentrate, Cane Sugar, Vanilla.

Triple Space Booties 
Is a Triple Dry-Hopped, Triple India Pale Ale with a monolithic heap of Citra and Galaxy hops. Clocking in at 9.5%, we wanted to send this beer into deep space. Metagalactic notes of fresh peach and melon dance with an overflowing amount of citrus all carried on the back of an extraterrestrial haze.

Into the Sun – Hazy wheat w/Blood orange 6% ABV
𝙄𝙣𝙩𝙤 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙎𝙪𝙣 is our latest summer crusher. This hazy summer wheat ale with blood orange is a fresh reimagining of our dry-hopped pineapple wheat ale 𝘐𝘯𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘔𝘪𝘳𝘳𝘰𝘳. Bright beams of citrus shroud the palate with bright and refreshing notes of honey comb, vanilla, and a subtle raspberry finish.

Raincheck Smoothie Seltzer – 6% ABV 
Mango, orange & Raspberry smoothie Seltzer 

POP CULTURE – Triple IPA (10.2%)
Getting it popping with the newly christened Cryo pop Blend from our friends Yakima Chief Hops🙏Specifically formulated over the last couple years to maximize juicy, fruity aromatics when added during mid fermentation biotransformation sexy times. Buckle up, it’s time to pop off🚀🚀🚀

Building Blocks Citra & Oats DBL IPA 8% ABV
The Brews in this series are meant to showcase some of our favorite raw materials. In this case 2 different years of our hand selected Citra & Citra Cryo hops along with Malted & flaked oats, with the same base malt & yeast throughout the series so you can see how they stack up!

Live Bait – Fruited Sour (6.9%)
We got bloody crazy with terrifying helpings of Passion Fruit, Tart Cherry, Blood Orange, & Key Lime in honor of @sharkweek 🌊 Blended on our House Mixed Culture Foeder Fermented Berliner Base. Come on in, the water’s fine!

Iowa Eats: Ramen Belly; Iowa City, IA!

Start driving to Iowa City, take the Dubuque Street exit, come to the stop light before the Mayflower and hang a ralph, drive up and yes, it’s all houses/homes/condos/etc. keep going until you hit the Peninsula Neighborhood. Don’t worry, if you think you are totally missing a restaurant because it’s all houses, you would be correct, but just get to Martin Street and you’ll run into a legit restaurant…you’ve made it..1010 Martin Street in Iowa City….get your taste buds ready for Ramen Belly!

Nestled back in a beautiful Iowa City neighborhood is where you can get an extremely satisfying and fulfilling Asian meal. Ramen Belly has a small seating capacity with some outdoor tables which makes it charming and hospitable as do the wait staff and owners. You are given menus, but you place your order after scanning a QR code and the staff are eager to help if need be. The menu itself is mouth-water….potstickers, short ribs, poke bowls, and what I came there to eat…RAMEN!!! When I hit a new place and the menu has many options that appease they eye, it’s time to order a shit load of food! Before the food…the beer…….Ichiban on tap…get one, Japan’s pale ale, or get a Sapporo while you’re feeding your face. For the Iowa Craft scene, Easy Eddy was on the lines!

DISH 1 – Braised Pork and Mushroom Pot Stickers:

Potstickers are always an easy thing to order because they are usually extremely tasty if done correctly, and Ramen Belly does them extremely well. A bit of crunch on the outside, steamed perfectly, and the mushroom/roasted pork combo paired wonderfully. Definitely worth another order.

DISH 2 – Tuna Tartare

Fresh tuna tossed in a sriracha aioli with house pickled cucumbers, wonton strips, and thin strips of nori. Refreshing with a little punch of heat from the aioli, paired perfectly with a cold Ichiban.

DISH 3 – Poke Bowl

Yes, this dish and the one above look similar. Underneath this one however is some delicious white rice and a sesame flavored seaweed salad to go along with the mouth watering tuna. Refreshing, filling, and extremely tasty. The seaweed salad is the game changer in this dish. Those house cucumbers in there make for a perfect bite!

DISH 4 – RAMEN!!!

I went with the house blend ramen broth on this one and after talking to the owner you can appreciate it all those flavors that you get from it. The broth is cooked down for 36 hours before blending with others broths for at least an additional 18 hours. Packed full of flavor for all the lovely parts of chicken, pork, veggies, beef and then strained over al dente noodles, a big slab of the best tasting korean grilled short rib I’ll ever eat, soft boiled egg, and bean sprouts.

OVERALL

I want to go back tomorrow. Every dish was delicious, flavorful, and well-executed. My one regret…I should have ordered a bunch of short ribs! I will not make that mistake again! Forget chicken noodle soup, Ramen is the way to go! Check out Ramen Belly on Facebook by clicking HERE and get over there and get some awesome food!

Blackberry Farm, American Solera, Stillwater, + Skygazer/Abomination coming from Abu Nawas!

Blackberry Farm Brewery:

  • Blackberry Farm BFB IPA 6/4/12oz CANS – Unfiltered IPA and a celebration of New World hops in all of their versatility. Bursting with fruit, citrus, and complex aromas, this is sure to satisfy drinkers on both coasts and everywhere in between. 7.1% ABV.
  • Blackberry Farm BFB Stout 6/4/16oz CANS – This robust, hoppy American Stout is a hearty welcome on a brisk evening, but balanced and drinkable for enjoying year-round. In addition to a complex roasted malt character of coffee and dark chocolate, a hefty addition of American hops adds bright, distinctive layers of tropical fruits, citrus, and pine. 6.8% ABV.
  • Blackberry Farm Leather Britches 6/4/16oz CAN – Dark, Rich Porter featuring a malty finish and hints of dark fruit and chocolate. An homage to the farm tradition of Leather Britches. An old southern method for preserving late-summer green beans. The beans are harvested, left in their pod, and hung up to dry. Dehydrating on the string, they start to look like leather pant legs. Brewed in collaboration with Heidi Geist of the 48 Beer Project. 6.4% ABV.
  • Blackberry Farm Classic Saison 6/4/12oz CAN – Belgian-style Saison features European noble-type hops, authentic Belgian Saison yeast, and the finest European two-row malt. 6.3% ABV.
  • Blackberry Farm Mountain Lager 6/4/12oz CAN – Vienna-style Lager showcases Vienna and dark Munich malts, with distinctively toasty, bready aromas and flavors. A judicious hopping lends balance to the malty goodness. 5% ABV.
  • Blackberry Farm Boundary Tree 6/4/12oz CAN – A hop-forward Farmhouse Ale brewed with Hallertau Blanc, Southern Cross, Comet, and Citra hops. 6.5% ABV.

STILLWATER ARTISANAL:

  • Stillwater / Monkish Collab. A Sound Saison 6/4/16oz CANS – An Ode to hoppy Belgian style ales. Hoppy spelt farmhouse ale heavily hopped w/Tettnanger, Hallertau Mittelfrüh & Saaz and fermented to the sounds of waves crashing. 7% ABV.
  • Stillwater EXTRA DRY 6/4/16oz CANS –  Definitely one of our Island Beers. Sake Style Saison brewed with sake rice and dry-hopped with Citra, Hallertau Blanc, and Sterling. 4.2% ABV.
  • Stillwater Premium (Postmodern Beer) 6/4/16oz CAN – A deconstruction of the post-prohibition industrial lager. Fermented with Brettanomyces – heavy dose of Hallertau Mittelfrüh & Blanc, and an accent of Galaxy. Welcome to the future! 4.5% ABV.
  • Stillwater Gose Gone Wild 6/4/16oz CAN – German-style Wheat Ale with massive doses of Citra and Amarillo hops fermented with various strains of Brettanomyces yeast. 4.3% ABV.
  • Stillwater Moonmosa 6/4/16oz CANS – Dry-Hopped Sour Ale with Blood Orange & Mango, Sprinkle of Sea Salt. 6% ABV.
  • Stillwater Business 6/4/12oz CANS – Imperial Stout brewed with Molasses and Muscovado Sugar. 13% ABV.
  • Stillwater New Gold 6/4/16oz CANS – Outstanding Hoppy Modern Blonde Ale. all the vibes you want from an IPA with a Blonde Ale Twist. 6% ABV.
  • Stillwater Insetto 6/4/12oz CAN – Dry-hopped Sour with Italian plum. The beer-drinkers’ rosé. 5% ABV. ****NEW LABEL****
  • Stillwater Stateside Saison 6/4/16oz CAN – Stillwater’s flagship beer, An ‘American Farmhouse Ale.’ It’s a Belgian-inspired brew that uses a combination of European malts, hops from New Zealand and the United States.. and a classic farmhouse yeast to achieve a fruity, yet spicy, melange of flavors and aroma. Show Less. 6.8% ABV.

SKYGAZER / ABOMINATION DREAM SERIES COLLAB:

  • Abomination Luscious – Double Fruited – Mango + Red Raspberry 6/4/16oz CANS – Gluten-free Smoothie hard seltzer loaded with an absolutely absurd amount of REAL FRUIT! 5.5% ABV.
  • Abomination Brewing / Skygazer Dreamatorium Parfait 6/4/16oz CANS – Dream Series Volume 3. This one is a Pastry Stout with Raspberry, Granola, Yogurt, Cacao Nibs, and Lactose. 11.3% ABV. 
  • Abomination Brewing / Skygazer Dreamscape Parfait 6/4/16oz CANS – Dream Series Volume 3. This one is a Triple IPA brewed with Raspberries, Granola, Yogurt, Cacao Nibs, & Lactose. 10% ABV.
  • Abomination Brewing / Skygazer Dreamsphere Parfait 6/4/16oz CANS – Dream Series Volume 3. This one is a Pastry Sour Ale with Raspberry, Granola, Yogurt, Cacao Nibs, and Lactose. 7% ABV. 
  • Skygazer Brewing Watercolors Replay v2 – Passion Fruit, Mango, Tangerine, Peach, Apricot & Pineapple 6/4/16oz CAN – Passion Fruit, Mango, Tangerine, Peach, Apricot & Pineapple 6/4/16oz CAN – Watercolors Replay – Berliner Style Weiss Beer with Passion Fruit, Mango, Tangerine, Peach, Apricot, Pineapple, Vanilla, and Milk Sugar. 5.5% ABV. 

AMERICAN SOLERA:

  • American Solera Take It To the Max 6/4/16oz CANS – DIPA brewed with Lupomax Mosaic & Phantasm (Sauvignon Blanc Grape Skins) 8.2% ABV.
  • American Solera An Offering of Cherry 6/4/16oz CANS – Sour IPA w/ Cherries, Milk Sugar, Vanilla & dry-hopped w/ Mosaic & El Dorado. 7.3% ABV.
  • American Solera Fat Camp 6/4/16oz CANS – Imperial Milk Stout with Chocolate, Cinnamon, and Vanilla. 10% ABV.
  • American Solera Terpy Enigma 6/4/16oz CANS – All Enigma DDH Hazy DIPA. 8% ABV.

Pequod releases for 7/27! Modist, Weldwerks, Company Values, Humble Forager, MORE, Untitled Art, and Blackstack!

Feather Bar Fruit Sour – J Wakefield Collaboration
Introducing Feather Bar, our Imperial Florida Weisse that we made in collaboration with our friends at J Wakefield. Feather Bar was brewed with w/ barley, wheat, passion fruit, pineapple & prickly pear.)

Dreamyard – Hazy IPA 
 New England IPA that’s made ENTIRELY from oats and wheat. Splendidly hazy with aromas of stonefruit, pineapple, and citrus. An insane amount of Citra and Denali hops per barrel make this beer an incredibly juicy and citrusy treat with an approachable level of bitterness

Advanced Fluid Dynamics 
Double India Pale Ale Brewed with Sabro, Lotus + Citra Hops

Guava Lime Gose
Sour Wheat Ale brewed with Sea Salt, Coriander, Lime Juice and Guava Puree

It’s a Unicorn Thing
Double India Pale Ale brewed with Citra, Mosaic and Lotus hops

Pina Colada IPA
Double India Pale Ale brewed with over 3,000 pounds of Pineapple Puree, Toasted Coconut, Milk Sugar, Vanilla and Sabro and Lotus hops

Space Tunnel 
Indie Pale Ale brewed with Galaxy, Strata and Mosaic hops

Triple Berry Cheesecake berliner
Berlin-style Sour Ale brewed with nearly 2,000 lbs blueberry, raspberry + strawberry puree, milk sugar + cheesecake

Dreams – Creamsicle tangerine & Vanilla Gluten Free Smoothie 6.2% ABV 
This might be the best one yet. Sweet and tastes like orange creamsicle. Made with Tangerine, Vanilla & Vanillin.

Pina Colada Smoothie Seltzer – Collaboration with LUA Brewing
This thing is like a smoothie beer but not thick like a milkshake, rather thinner and crushable body with that classic Pina Colada flavor with a hit more carbonation. If you like Pineapple & Coconut this is for you!

Non- Alcoholic Italian Pilsner
Light crisp and less than 0.5% alcohol, this clean drinking beer is riddled with Hallertau Mittlefruh & Strata Hops.

Non- Alcoholic Floridaweisse Sour ale – #1 rated Non-Alch Beer in the world!
0.5% ABV. Non- Alcoholic Berliner Weisse with real passionfruit, Pink Guava and Cranberry. tart and Smooth. Tastes like real beer, nothing artificial. This is currently the #1 rated Non Alcoholic beer in the world 

Orange Cream Dbl Marbles Milkshake IPA
Milkshake Style Double India Pale Ale with Orange and Vanilla
Loads of ripe, juicy oranges emanate from the can and fill the air with its bright, citrusy aroma. A copious addition of both Amarillo and Citra hops add some tropical complexity that is rounded out with sweet vanilla and milk sugar for a dreamy creamsicle tang. (8% ABV)

Building Blocks Citra & Oats DBL IPA 8% ABV
The Brews in this series are meant to showcase some of our favorite raw materials. In this case 2 different years of our hand selected Citra & Citra Cryo hops along with Malted & flaked oats, with the same base malt & yeast throughout the series so you can see how they stack up!

Live Bait – Fruited Sour (6.9%)
We got bloody crazy with terrifying helpings of Passion Fruit, Tart Cherry, Blood Orange, & Key Lime in honor of @sharkweek 

 Blended on our House Mixed Culture Foeder Fermented Berliner Base. Come on in, the water’s fine!

Local 755 Hazy IPA
Our Foggy Favorite. Azacca, Amarillo & a Gwop of Citra. Soft, Juicy & Hazy like 70’s Home Movies.

Tons of brews coming from Clown Shoes this week courtesy of Abu Nawas!

CLOWN SHOES CANS:

Clown Shoes Luchador at Sunrise 1/12/19.2oz “Stovepipe” CAN – Bourbon barrel-aged Imperial Stout with Cinnamon, Vanilla, Chipotle, and Ancho Chilis. 10.5% ABV.

Clown Shoes Ancient Hills 1/12/19.2oz “Stovepipe” CAN – Chocolate Malt Stout Aged in Bourbon Barrels. 10% ABV. 

Clown Shoes Origin Story 1/12/19.2oz “Stovepipe” CAN – IPA Aged in Bourbon Barrels. Rich and complex notes of bourbon and oak mingle uniquely with subtle hoppiness and a sturdy, slightly sweet malt backbone. 9.75% ABV.

Clown Shoes Josh the Guava King 6/4/16oz CAN – Citrus-Forward Double India Pale Ale with Guava. 8% ABV.

Clown Shoes DDH Zen Garden 6/4/16oz CAN – Double Dry Hopped New England India Pale Ale, flush with full-bodied, hazy flavor from wheat and oat in the malt bill and a steady stream of hop additions. Hopped with Azacca, Citra, and Mosaic. 6.75% ABV. ☯️☯️☯️

Clown Shoes Rainbows are Real 6/4/16oz CAN – Hazy IPA Infused with Terpenes. 6.75% ABV. 🌈🌈🌈

Clown Shoes Pineapple Space Cake 6/4/16oz CAN – Imperial IPA with citrusy Mosaic hops, fresh pineapple, and an immaculate west coast style malt backbone. 7.75% ABV.  🍍 🍍 🍍

Clown Shoes Space Cupcake 6/4/16oz CANS – Every Space Cupcake has been evil…until now. Space Cake’s signature sweet malt backbone and juicy hop profile meet a sessionable ABV in this American IPA. Mosaic hops are front and center in the citrusy aroma and flavor this delectable IPA presents. 5.75% ABV. 🧁🧁🧁

Clown Shoes Space Cake 6/4/16oz CAN – Double IPA with Mosaic and Citra Hops. 9% ABV. 👨‍🚀👨‍🚀👨‍🚀  

Clown Shoes Mango Farm 6/4/16oz CAN – Crisp and juicy IPA with Mango hopped with Mosaic, Cascade, Azacca, and Simco. Hits the spot on a hot summer day! 5.75% ABV. 🥭🥭🥭  

Clown Shoes Bubble Farm IPA  6/4/16oz CAN – American IPA maintains an approachable medium-body without sacrificing any of the full aroma and flavor of copious dry-hopping additions of Simcoe, Azacca, and Idaho 7 hops. 6.5% ABV.

Clown Shoes Mango Kolsch 6/4/16oz CAN – American Kōlsch with All Natural Mango Flavor, Columbus, and Huell Melon Hops. 5.5% ABV.  🥭🥭🥭  

Clown Shoes DDH YEEEHAAW! 6/4/16oz CANS – This year’s edition of this New England IPA doubles down on its tropical citrus focus with a double dry hopping in the fermentation tank. With Citra, Azacca, and Mosaic hops leading the way. 7% ABV. 🤠🤠🤠

Clown Shoes Haze Cake 6/4/16oz CANS – Hazy Double IPA with Mosaic, Citra, and Centennial hops, Honey, and 2-row malts, wheat. 9% ABV.  🌫️☁️

Clown Shoes Galactica IPA 6/4/16oz  CAN – Clown Shoes Famed Double IPA Dry hopped with Galaxy Hops, this one balances a hop profile of light bitterness and notes of tropical fruit, citrus, and pine with a clean malt backbone. 8% ABV. 👩‍🚀👩‍🚀👩‍🚀

Clown Shoes Galacticake 6/4/16oz CAN – Double IPA Featuring a base brew of Space Cake dry-hopped per Galactica specs, Galacticake combines Clown Shoes signature Double IPAs to make for a bevy of tropical citrus aromas and flavor. A balanced body showcases notes of both pine and citrus. 9% ABV. 🍰🍰🍰

Clown Shoes Tuscan Picnic 6/4/16oz CAN – Rosé India Pale Ale brewed with Lambrusco Grape Juice for sweet fruit flavor and a refreshing dryness reminiscent of a picnic under the Tuscan Sun! 6.5% ABV. 

Clown Shoes Zebra Warren 6/4/16oz CANS – Double IPA Mango and Pink Guava. 8% ABV. 🦓🦓🦓

Clown Shoes Undead Party Crasher 6/4/16oz CAN – American Imperial Stout, with a kiss of smoke. Rich notes of coffee and chocolate mingle throughout an intense and full-bodied Stout. Holy Water is on the ingredients list, We are not kidding! 9% ABV. 🧟🧟🧟

Big Grove unveils plans for Des Moines location in Summer 2022!

Des Moines PR Announcement 2021

Media Contact: Janelle Buxton, Big Grove Brewery, (970) 342-3545, marketing@biggrovebrewery.com

Big Grove Brewery proposed to open summer 2022 in Des Moines

[Iowa City, IA]: Big Grove Brewery is honored to announce its newest brewery and taproom location scheduled to open in Des Moines in 2022. Plans for the 15-barrel brewery and taproom are proposed to be located on the eastern side of the Crescent Chevrolet Building as part of the Ingersoll corridor project.

This milestone is a major move for Big Grove Brewery. “For me, it was crazy because I came back to Iowa eight years ago to complete our dream of opening a location in Solon. For the longest time, we didn’t think anything past that. I’m thrilled by our growth and bringing the magic of Big Grove to Des Moines. It is a perfect next step,” says Doug Goettsch, co-owner of Big Grove.

Big Grove looks forward to contributing to an already successful and growing craft beer scene in Des Moines, while furthering efforts to make the state of Iowa a craft beer destination. “In Des Moines, we plan to cover a full range of beer styles, from barrel aged sours to hazy double IPAs and everything in between,” said Head Brewer Andy Joynt. “Quality and freshness are important to us, so it’s great to get people closer to the source.”

Much like the different ranges in beer, distinct types of cuisines will be offered, “Our chefs are developing a vibrant menu ranging from traditional and approachable brewery fare to global street food, as well as vegan and gluten-friendly options,” said Big Grove Culinary Director and 2018 Iowa Restaurateur of the Year, Benjamin Smart.

For service-style, Big Grove is looking to do a hybrid model. There will be a large full service section, but if you choose to, you can sit in a self service section which “allows flexibility for bigger parties and people to get up and mingle and just have a different experience that doesn’t confine them to their table,” said Smart. A heavy emphasis will be placed on the experience, especially for families. “Families come and feel welcome, and kids have a place to come around and play while parents gather.” commented Goettsch.

Krause+ will be overseeing the building of Big Grove Des Moines and the redevelopment of 5.5 acres including the Crescent block on the north side of Ingersoll Avenue, which aims to eventually connect pedestrian and bicycle traffic. According to Jerry Haberman, President of Krause+, “We have always envisioned the “Crescent block” to include an ‘eatertainment’ venue consisting of music, food, and a brewery. This is a successful Iowa brewing scene — Des Moines is becoming a destination for craft beer and brewing.”

The brewery plans to move forward with the same humble spirit, appreciating the process of architectural revitalization. “At the heart of Big Grove is a goal of fostering the community around us and being environmentally responsible while we do it,” says CEO of Big Grove Matthew Swift. “These efforts are rewarded with our current Green Platinum Brewery certification and being a good neighbor to the craft beer community and our guests.”

Big Grove Des Moines plans to hire guest services, kitchen, and brewery staff. “One thing for anyone involved in Big Grove, is the ability for staff to take care of themselves. We want them to be the best versions of themselves and we encourage them to take care of their family and friends as well and from there to take care of the guests and the community at Big Grove,” added Danny Standley, Big Grove managing partner.

This announcement comes in the wake of many recent award-winning accomplishments of the brewery, finding success with Easy Eddy Hazy IPA, the fastest-growing IPA brand in Iowa. Later this summer, Big Grove plans to launch Squeeze Hard Seltzer, inviting another set of drinkers, including gluten-free audiences, to join the Big Grove experience.

With the announcement of Big Grove Des Moines, the company plans to open a brewery location in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in 2023, focusing on lagerhaus and open-fermentation concepts. Cedar Rapids is part of a broader economic development plan in the downtown area.

About the Company: Big Grove is among the top craft beer producers in Iowa and ranks in the top 3% for barrel production nationally. According to 2019 data from the national Brewers Association, Iowa ranks 26th for craft beer production and is home to 107 breweries. In 2013, the brewery got its start as a 3.5-barrel brewhouse in Solon, Iowa and focused on freshly made craft beer and elevated pub cuisine. Four years later, the brewery opened a 28,000 square foot production facility, serving as an anchor for the Iowa City Riverfront Crossings redevelopment project. Big Grove has received multiple craft brewing medals including a gold medal for Easy Eddy Hazy IPA.

Beers coming this week from Abu Nawas: Decadent, Off Color, Public Access, + Evil Twin Soda Beers

DECADENT ALES:

  • Decadent Ales Peanut Butter Banana Pancake 6/4/16oz CANS – Double India Pale Ale brewed with Peanut Butter, Banana, and Maple Syrup. 9.1% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales POG NOG 4/6/16oz CANS – A tropical jubilee featuring our Citra & Mosaic dry-hopped DIPA w/ an addition of Pineapple, Orange Zest, & Guava. Inspired by the islands of Hawaii. 8.6% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales Key Lime Pie 6/4/16oz CANS – IPA with Lime, Marshmallow, and Madagascar Vanilla Beans. 7.4% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales Blueberry Cream Pop 6/4/16oz CANS – All mosaic dry-hopped double IPA brewed with blueberries and Madagascar vanilla beans. 8.6% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales Triple Orange Cream Pop 6/4/16oz CANS – Triple IPA twice dry-hopped with Citra hops. They then added Madagascar Vanilla Beans, Orange Zest, and a Proprietary Blend of Sugars to create a Marshmallow Aroma. 10.1% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales Almond Macadamia Swirl 6/4/16oz CANS – Triple India Pale Ale brewed with Almond and Macadamia Nut. 10.2% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales Lil Gushy 6/4/16oz CANS – India Pale Ale w/ Orange Puree. 6.2% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales Coconut Almond Macaroon 24/16oz CAN – Double Dry-Hopped All-Mosaic IPA brewed with Coconut & Almond, and a variety of sugars to create a biscuit character. 8.2% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales Pecan Pie 6/4/16oz CAN – Double India Pale Ale with Pecans and Maple Syrup. 8.6% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales Vermont Maple IPA 6/4/16oz CAN – Crisp Double India Pale Ale with Vermont Maple. 9.1% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales (Evil Twin Collab.) Delight 6/4/16oz CAN – Imperial Stout Brewed with Pistachio, Coconut and Cinnamon. 11.7% ABV.

OFF COLOR :

  • Off Color Beer for Burgers 6/4/16oz CANS – Bourbon Barrel-Aged Lager. During aging, Beer for Burgers picks up notes of coconut, vanilla, alcoholic heat, and roasted wood tannins. Like a beer and a shot special, this beer is ever-changing. 7% ABV.
  • Off Color Beer for Pizza 6/4/16oz CAN –  Cola-Style Ale, Inspired by pizza and pop parties. 4.5% ABV.
  • Off Color Cherry Beer for Pizza 6/4/16oz CANS – Cherry Cola-Style Ale. Secret Ingredient, Maraschino Cherries. 4.5% ABV.
  • Off Color Beer for Tacos 6/4/16oz CAN – Gose Style Beer with Lime Juice, Pink Himalayan Salt, Coriander. Margaritas anyone? Just make sure you grab some Tacos. 6.5% ABV.
  • Off Color Beer for Cafes 6/4/16oz CANS – Chai Style Ale with Black Tea and Chai Masala Spices (cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, and cloves) added. 4.0% ABV
  • Off Color Beer for Golf 6/4/16oz CANS – Witbier brewed with Lemon & Black Tea. 4.5% ABV.
  • Off Color Bare Bear 6/4/16oz CANS – Finnish style Sahti brewed with rye malts and juniper berries. Hops – Nugget. 7% ABV.
  • Off Color Very, Very Far 6/4/16oz CAN – Golden Belgian Style Ale has subtle fruity notes of Apricot, Lychee, Currant, and Honey layered with Noble Hop spice. 6% ABV.
PUBLIC ACCESS:
Public Access Grandeza 6/4/16oz CANS – A collab with @rootandbranchbrewing – Gose Style Ale with Pineapple and Dragon Fruit. 8% ABV.

Public Access Reason in Disguise 6/4/16oz CANS – Dry Hopped IPA with Citra, Galaxy and Comet hops. 7% ABV.

EVIL TWIN SODA BEERS:

  • Evil Twin Cola Beer 6/4/12oz CANS – Cola Sour Ale. A beer that tastes exactly like Cola Soda. It really does. 5% ABV.
  • Evil Twin Grape Soda Beer 6/4/12oz CANS – Orange Sour Ale. A beer that tastes exactly like Grape Soda. It really does. 5% ABV.
  • Evil Twin Root Beer Soda Beer 6/4/12oz CANS – Root Beer Sour Ale. A beer that tastes exactly like Root Beer Soda. It really does. 5% ABV.
  • Evil Twin Orange Soda Beer 6/4/12oz CANS – Orange Sour Ale. A beer that tastes exactly like Orange Soda. It really does. 5% ABV.
  • Evil Twin Blue Raspberry 6/4/16oz CANS – AQUA-BLUE SOUR IPA WITH NOSTALGIC NOTES OF CANDIED RASPBERRIES AND A KICK OF LEMON. MODERATE TARTNESS WITH A TOUCH OF SWEETNESS. 7% ABV.
  • Evil Twin Lemon Meringue 6/4/16oz CANS – Sour Ale brewed with Lemon & Marshmallow. 6% ABV.
  • Evil Twin Pink Pineapple 6/4/16oz CANS – CORAL-PINK SOUR IPA WITH NOTES OF RIPE PINEAPPLE AND A DROP OF LEMON. MEDIUM-BODIED AND TART WITH A HINT OF SWEETNESS. 7% ABV.

Pequod releases for week of 7/13! Modist, Humble Forager, MORE, Blackstack, and Untitled Art

MORE BREWING

More to life- Crisp Lager 
A fresh batch of 𝗠𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗟𝗶𝗳𝗲 has returned to lend a hand in your Independence Day celebrations! This classic American Lager is brewed with American malt, rice, and corn. An homage to the bluecollar, hard-working people of our great nation, this crisp and refreshing lager truly has a voice of its own. We believe that american beer is so much more than just “yellow, fizzy, and cold.” It’s the delicate balance of a sessionable yet invigorating experience with just enough intricacy to keep you coming back for MORE. Grab a pack today, so you can have the proper toasting companion to celebrate our freedom! 

 (4% ABV)

Elixer Fields – 8% DDH Dbl IPA 
𝗘𝗹𝗶𝘅𝗶𝗿 𝗙𝗶𝗲𝗹𝗱𝘀 is a dangerously juicy DDH DIPA loaded with otherworldly flavors. A mad concoction of Citra, Chinook, Mosaic, and Sabro sends this beer into the stratosphere with notes of sweet nectarines, coconut juice, ripe mango slices, fresh honeydew, and peach gummies. 

Morever DDH IPA
Our flagship juicebomb DDH IPA 𝗠𝗼𝗿𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿 is back in stock! A hefty dose of Citra, Motueka, & Simcoe provide an endless succession of ripe pineapple, mandarin orange, and grapefruit that resolves into a smooth and refreshing finish. Another tasty companion to keep stocked in your cooler for these hot summer days. (6.5% ABV)

HUMBLE FORAGER

Coastal Sunshine Ver 14 – Smoothie Sour ale
Thick and Smooth with tropical smoothie vibes featuring Thai Mangosteen, georgia peaches, and california strawberries. 

MODIST

Double Up 2 Up – Dbl Hazy IPA 
Introducing Double Up 2 Up Double Dry Hopped Oat Cream New England Double IPA brewed with flaked oats, malted oats, malted wheat, milk sugar, hopped and double dry hopped with our hand-selected Citra, Citra Cryo, Sabro Cryo, Rakau, and El Dorado. Even with all your little fingers, there’s still 8.3% ABV in Double Up 2 Up.

UNTITLED ART

Black & Blue Chocolate Chip Pancake imp stout
Maple/Chocolate forward with a touch of black and blueberry combo to round out the ending!

Local 755 IPA
Our Foggy Favorite. Azacca, Amarillo & a Gwop of Citra. Soft, Juicy & Hazy like 70’s Home Movies

LOON SQUAD – Game Day IPA (7.0%)
A fresh batch of this lushly layered liquid homage packed with our hand selected Citra, Strata, Simcoe, Cashmere & El Dorado