Big Grove “Starla” returns this weekend! Northside Oktoberfest in a box includes Big Grove/Adventurous Collab!

Starla

Some exciting news from Big Grove Brewery this week as they plan to release their hazy double ipa “Starla” in cans this weekend. Showcasing citra and Idaho 7 hops, the first release of “Starla” clocked in at 6.4%, not sure if the 2nd run will be the same or not. Along with “Starla” Big Grove has also released “All New Everything” double IPA in cans.

Big Adventure

A busy week for BG for sure and to top it off, their collab with Adventurous Brewing, “Big Adventure” hazy double IPA and “Northside” Helles Lager will be featured in Northside Oktoberfest in a box. So, if you got in on the Northside release you’re getting what are sure to be some tasty brews! The weekend approaches and cold beer will be welcomed! Support your local breweries, bars, and restaurants! Cheers!

Northside Helles

Iowa Brewing releasing BA “Hang Fire” + variants on 9/18!

Iowa Brewing in Cedar Rapids will be releasing barrel aged Hang Fire and the Hang Fire variants September 18th @ 12 p.m.! The variants this year will include
* Rum Barrel Hang Fire with cocoa nibs and coconut
* Brandy barrel aged in Driftless Glen brandy barrels
* Bourbon barrel aged in Cedar Ridge barrels
* Vanilla bean aged in Cedar Ridge barrels with Madagascar vanilla beans

Here’s more on this release:

Hang Fire is a giant Russian Imperial Stout that was brewed last year to celebrate our third anniversary. Half of the batch was put into barrels and aged for over a year. This yearโ€™s release includes four variants.

๐—ง๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—น๐—น ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ ๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ธ๐˜‚๐—ฝ ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—น๐˜† ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ-๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐— ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†, ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฐ๐˜๐—ต. Bottles will be available for pickup on September 18th and 19th, with two pickup time windows on each day to choose from at checkout. A link to the pre-sale store will be posted on Monday morning. The pre-sale will close on Thursday at noon, but a limited number of bottles will be reserved for purchase on the release days while supplies last.

๐—ฉ๐—”๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—”๐—ก๐—ง๐—ฆ

๐—ฅ๐˜‚๐—บ ๐—•๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—น ๐—›๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—™๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ – ๐—”๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ฅ๐˜‚๐—บ ๐—•๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—น๐˜€
๐—™๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐—–๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜‚๐˜ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—–๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ฎ ๐—ก๐—ถ๐—ฏ๐˜€
๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿณ๐Ÿฑ๐—บ๐—น ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐˜๐˜๐—น๐—ฒ | $๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฐ | ๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐Ÿฐ
Our Third Anniversary Russian Imperial Stout has aged in Rum Barrels for one year and rested on Coconut and Cacao Nibs in the final months of aging. A nice balance of chocolate and coconut marry well with the complexity of the rum barrel, with hints of fig, dates, and molasses.

๐—•๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—•๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—น ๐—›๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—™๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ – ๐—”๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—–๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ ๐—ฅ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐—•๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—•๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—น๐˜€
๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ๐—บ๐—น ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐˜๐˜๐—น๐—ฒ | $๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฐ | ๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐Ÿด
Our Third Anniversary Russian Imperial Stout has aged in Cedar Ridge bourbon barrels for one year and has notes of burnt caramel, vanilla, black currant, and a pleasant alcohol warmth.

๐—•๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐˜† ๐—•๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—น ๐—›๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—™๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ – ๐—”๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐——๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ณ๐˜๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐—š๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ป ๐—•๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐˜† ๐—•๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—น๐˜€
๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ๐—บ๐—น ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐˜๐˜๐—น๐—ฒ | $๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฐ | ๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐Ÿฐ
Our Third Anniversary Russian Imperial Stout has aged in Driftless Glenn Brandy Barrels for one year and has notes of vanilla and cherry with a smooth warm finish.

๐—ฉ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—น๐—น๐—ฎ ๐—•๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—›๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—™๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ – ๐—”๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—–๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ ๐—ฅ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐—•๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—•๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—น๐˜€
๐—™๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ ๐—ฉ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—น๐—น๐—ฎ ๐—•๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜€
๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿณ๐Ÿฑ๐—บ๐—น ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐˜๐˜๐—น๐—ฒ | $๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฐ | ๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐Ÿฐ
Our Third Anniversary Russian Imperial Stout has aged for a year in Cedar Ridge Bourbon Barrels and rested on Madagascar Vanilla Beans beans in the final months of aging, which accentuate the vanilla notes from the bourbon. The roast is subtle and the finish is silky smooth.

Lion Bridge “Cheeseshake Fruited Sour” series starts tomorrow w/ Raspberry Cheesecake release!

Every Wednesday for the next 5 weeks Lion Bridge Brewery will be releasing a fruited cheeseshake sour! This week’s release will be Raspberry cheesecake, more details below, this is sounding very limited so make sure you get there Wednesday to get a taste!

Tomorrow we start a series of fruited cheeseshake sour beers! Every Wednesday for the next 5 weeks we are releasing a new beer. Tomorrow we have a Raspberry Cheeseshake Fruited Sour.

9/16 Blueberry
9/23 Key Lime Pie
9/30 Pink Guava
10/7 Blackberry

A kettle sour golden ale with copious amounts of raspberry and a healthy dose of cheesecake and graham cracker. Hope you saved room!

These are very limited batches. Single cans only. Pre-orders each week available online on the Toast App.
https://www.toasttab.com/lion-bridge-brewing-company-59-16th-ave-sw/v3/

Lion Bridge releasing “Off-Grid” IPA next Wednesday! (9/9)

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Lion Bridge Brewing will be adding another IPA to their lineup next Wednesday when they release “Off-Grid” IPA. Many folks in the CR and surrounding area will appreciate how this beer was brewed! 10 days without power after the Derecho devastated Cedar Rapids, Lion Bridge had to turn to a generator like many others to save this beer! Here’s more on this release:

Off Grid IPA (6.6%) – Brewed to commemorate the week of production after the Derecho Storm of 2020 where we had no power at the brewery for 10 days. A robust generator kept our production going and saved our beer. This Galaxy-hopped IPA is a delicious product of these trying times.”

Clock House Brewing releasing “Togs and Stubbies” New Zealand IPA this Thursday!

clock house

Cans and draft available of Clock House Brewing’s latest IPA release, “Tops and Stubbies” this Thursday at 3:00 p.m.! You can preorder at the link below! Here’s more on this New Zealand IPA!

Togs & Stubbies is a New Zealand style IPA brewed with Wakatu and Wai-iti hops. This beer has aromas of white wine grape and orange blossom with notes of lime, lemon floral, and lychee. New Zealand IPA’s by style are easy drinking and reminiscence of American pale ales. Grab your swim trunks and bottles of beer from the chilly bin, let’s have a bloody great night.

Cans will be available this Thursday, September 3rd at 3 PM. You can order ahead with the link down below! Cheers!

https://fs26.formsite.com/kYff6Z/form/index.html

Backpocket releasing “Iowa City Wave” this Friday!

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Backpocket Brewing will be releasing Iowa City Wave milkshake IPA this Friday at the Coralville taproom! This mango milkshake IPA is limited so get their fast to enjoy a pint! Here’s more on this release:

This weeks release, Iowa City Wave: Mango Milkshake IPAย ๐Ÿฅญ
Iowa City Wave is back with our most popular Milkshake IPA. This tropical mango juice bomb milkshake IPA was brewed with lactose & vanilla, then heavily dry-hopped with Azacca & Ekuanot hops for a burst of tropical & citrus flavors. ABV: 6.5% IBU: 30
Did you know that we donate $1 per pint of Iowa City Wave from our taproom to the UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital?!
This IPA will be available for a limited time in the Coralville Taproom starting FRIDAY! Mug Clubbers stop in Thursday and get your free pour!
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Gezellig releasing cans this Friday (Sept 4th!)

gezellig

This Friday, one of of Iowa’s newest breweries will be the latest to have their beers hit the canning line. Gezellig will start canning their beers and have them available for purchase this coming Friday! If you haven’t been to the brewery, you should make the trek to Newton and support not only a great Iowa brewery, but a great group of people running the show! Here’s what will be available:

Fresh off of the canning line, we are excited to share our new cans!

* Perfectly Pleasant – American Stout w Coffee
* Dopptoberfest – Doppelbock
* All The Goodness – Fruited Farmhouse Ale
* Hugzilla – Rye Hazy Double IPA

Big Grove Announces 7th Anniversary details!

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A brewery that is as good as any with their releases and celebrations has announced their Solon location’s 7th anniversary details! Food, beer, and socially distant fun will be had, this lineup includes some new beers and a the chefs will be doing up some smoked pork shoulder tacos. Here’s more on the anniversary party:

Join us Sunday in Solon to celebrate our 7th Anniversary! This year will look a little different from past anniversary partiesโ€”as we add a bit of socially-distant fun and subtract a few pieces from previous years that aren’t a fit in 2020.

Most importantly… here’s the tap lineup:
โ€ข Barrel Aged Velvet
โ€ข Color TV
โ€ข Batch 1000
โ€ข Turtle Hunter
โ€ข Solon Summer Series Peach Pecan Pie
โ€ข Stouted Nut Roll ๐Ÿ†•

We’ll be taking over the street in front of our brewpub to expand patio seatingโ€”and all guests must be seated by a host and remain at their table while dining. Face coverings are encouraged.

A specialty Big Grove-themed coloring book will be available for the kids. And we’ve added a from-your-table scavenger hunt with prizes. No chalk contest this year, unfortunately.

Our chefs will be doing a smoked pork shoulder taco special and the bakers are whipping up Sweet Corn Cheesecake and cupcakes! Our fabulous service staff brings the goods to your table.

We’ll have live music from 12-6, made up of former and current staff members.

We’re grateful to be celebrating a seventh anniversary. Back in 2013, we weren’t sure if we’d even have a one-year anniversaryโ€”and it’s been a fun ride every day since. This year’s been a doozyโ€”but we believe we can celebrate responsibly. We’d be honored if you could join us.

As in year’s past, we will be open on Labor Day Monday ๐Ÿ‘

Backpocket releasing “Rob’s Rooftop Dreams” this Friday!

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Backpocket will be releasing their “most heavily hopped” beer that they have ever brewed this coming Friday! Rob’s Rooftop Dreams will be available for purchase and on draft when BP opens their doors this Friday! Here’s more courtesy of Backpocket:

We are so excited for Friday’s release, Rob’s Rooftop Dreams!
This double NEIPA malt base has localย Ebert Honey, and was double dry-hopped with over 8 pounds per barrel of Citra and Simcoe hops. แด›สœษชs ษชs แด›สœแด‡ แดแดsแด› สœแด‡แด€แด ษชสŸส สœแดแด˜แด˜แด‡แด… ส™แด‡แด‡ส€ แดกแด‡ สœแด€แด แด‡ แด‡แด แด‡ส€ แด…แดษดแด‡! Rob longs for the day he can escape his coworkers by setting up a basecamp on the rooftop. When he does, he will take this beer with him.
Rob’s Rooftop Dreams will only be available in the Coralville Taproom on draft and in 16oz/4pks. – Mug clubbers there is no free pour of this one, but you will be able to purchase this on draft and in cans on Thursday!
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Clock House Brewing releasing “Holland Oats” Imperial IPA on 8/27(Thursday!)!

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Tasting sounding brew coming from the folks at Clock House this Thursday as they are set to release an Imperial IPA that is both west and east coast inspired! Holland Oats IPA will be released at 3:00 p.m. and will be available in cans!

An Imperial IPA inspired by West Coast bitterness and East Coast haze. Brewed with Galaxy, Vic’s Secret, and Citra hops. This beer has intense floral and melon notes with a nice clean bitter finish.

Cans will be available to purchase on Thursday, August 27th. Orders can be made using the link below!

https://fs26.formsite.com/kYff6Z/form/index.html