Lion Bridge “Emperor of Ice Cream” returns December 9th!

Another week goes by and it seems our brewers and breweries are doing everything in their power to keep our heads up on a weekly basis as disturbing news and difficult times continue; even though many of them are fighting to keep their heads above water. The plea has been said all over social media, but if you are able, support your local businesses, bars, and breweries. Hopefully good times will be seen soon….in the meantime, a favorite from Lion Bridge returns on December 9th!

The Emperor of Ice Cream (Imperial Milk Stout w/Strawberry, Chocolate, Vanilla, 10%)Let be be finale of seem. The only emperor is the emperor of ice cream.Released on draft and available in 4-Packs.

Tin Roost offering beer delivery on Black Wednesday! Featuring brews from Adventurous, Barn Town, Big Grove, Lua, and Pulpit Rock!

Tin Roost saves Thanksgiving!! An awesome idea from the North Liberty restaurant as they will be delivering beers directly to your doorstep on Wednesday, November 25th. Preorder will start Tuesday night. Here’s more from Tin Roost:

Alright, we’re just going to drop this little teaser right here! Mark your calendars because you are not going to want to miss this one. Our online store is going live Tuesday, November 24th @ 11am. We collaborated with 5 of our best buds in the Iowa Brewing scene to put together one KILLER Thanksgiving Beer Pack. The BEST part? We’re going to drop it like it’s hot directly on YOUR doorstep on Black Wednesday (contactless delivery, of course). Adventurous Brewing LLC. Barn Town Brewing. Big Grove Brewery. Lua Brewing. Pulpit Rock Brewing Company. More details with how to order and beer included coming soon. See you on Wednesday, November 25th with the fresh pack that’s gonna make your untappd buddies soooooooooooo jelly.

Huge Prairie drop from Abu Nawas including Millennial Mansion!

Prairie beers are always fun to pick up and try! A whole bunch of goodness from them this week!

PRAIRIE ARTISAN ALES:

Prairie Artisan Ales Millennial Mansion 6/4/12oz CANS – Imperial Sour Ale with Orange Peel, Lemon Peel, Lime, Blueberry, Cherry, and Marshmallow. 7.7% ABV.

Prairie Artisan Ales Seasick Crocodile 6/4/12oz CANS – Sour Ale with Cranberries, Ginger, Cinnamon, and Nutmeg. 5.4% ABV.

Prairie Artisan Ales BOMB 12/12oz – The Beer that started it all for Prairie. Imperial Stout aged on coffee, cacao nibs, vanilla beans, and chili peppers. 13.0% ABV.

Prairie Artisan Ales Rainbow Sherbet 6/4/12oz CANS – Have you ever drank a rainbow? Well, now you can! Sour ale with raspberry, pineapple, and orange. 5.2% ABV.

Prairie Artisan Ales Key Lime Pie 6/4/12oz CANS – Sour Ale with Key Lime and Vanilla. Tart/sweet balanced and tastes like a damn Jimmy Buffett song. 5% ABV.

Prairie Artisan Ales Vape Tricks 6/4/12oz CAN – Sour Ale Aged on Cherries. 5.9% ABV. 

Prairie Artisan Ales Standard 6/4/12oz CAN – Light, crisp farmhouse ale dry-hopped with Motueka hops, a lovely New Zealand hop with a spicy lime like flavor and aroma. 5.6% ABV.  

Prairie Artisan Ales Phantasmagoria 6/4/12oz CAN – Big, Bold Double IPA. 8.0% ABV.   

Prairie Artisan Ales / Evil Twin Bible Belt 12/355 ml Bottles. Prairie Version of A Collab of Epic Proportions. Bible Belt takes elements we love from Prairie Bomb! and combines them with Evil Twin Brewing’s world-famous stout, Even More Jesus. 13% ABV.

Prairie Artisan Ales Prairie Flare 6/4/12oz CAN – Gose with Citrus Fruits and Coriander. 5.4% ABV.

Prairie Artisan Ales Oh! Fudge 12/12oz – Imperial Stout brewed with Brownies. 11.5% ABV.

Prairie Artisan Ales Paradise 12/12oz Bottles – Imperial Stout with Vanilla and Coconut. 13% ABV.

Prairie Artisan Ales PeKan 12/355 ml. Another winner from our friends at Prairie. Imperial stout aged on Pecan and Vanilla. 11.5% ABV

Prairie Weekend 12/12oz  – Imperial Stout with Coconut, Cacao Nibs, and Marshmallow. 13.3% ABV.

Backpocket releasing BA Wake the F Up Iowa Coffee Stout on 11/20!

Cooler days are ahead and that means stout weather is upon on us! Backpocket will get the ball rolling with their release of Wake the F Up Iowa barrel aged coffee stout coming at us on November 20th!

2020 Wake The F Up Iowa: BA Imperial Coffee Stout returns Friday, November 20th!!
Wake The F Up Iowa will be available on draft and in 12oz bottles. 12 oz bottles will be $10 per bottle and will only be available in the Coralville Taproom. Bottles will be first come, first serve and will go on sale at 12pm on Friday. Limit 4 per person.Wake The F UP Iowa Pin Variant: Gingerbread
Made with WTFUI base with additional coffee, ginger snaps, maple syrup, vanilla, and ginger spice. This will be sold as 16oz crowlers for $13. Limit 1 per person.
We will also be serving up a YIPES variant. Yipes is our smoothie sour pin series. This pin starts off with TIKI SOUR BASE with strawberries, peach, coconut and spices. Yipes will be served as 16oz crowlers $9. Limit 1 per person.

GIVE AWAY TIME! Iowa Beer Advent Calendar courtesy of Glyn Mawr Winery up for grabs!

What better way to ring in December than with your very own Iowa Beer advent calendar! I was lucky enough to take part in helping pick out some amazing Iowa beers to include in this awesome calendar made by Glyn Mawr Winery in Mount Vernon, IA and now you have a chance to get one for free! Here’s what you need to do:

*Visit Glyn Mawr’s Facebook post and respond to it with your favorite Iowa brewed beer and also tag and friend and you will automatically be entered. Visit their Facebook page by clicking HERE!

*Visit Glyn Mawr’s Instagram account and respond to the post with your favorite Iowa brewed beer and also tagging a friend. Click HERE to go to their Instagram account!

*Winner will be randomly drawn and notified. Proxies are allowed for pickup, just notify myself or the winery for that!

About the calendar: We tried to include as many different Iowa breweries as possible and also tried to include as many different styles of beer as possible. There are so many great beers being brewed and I think we have a great collection included in this calendar!

GIVEAWAY TIME!! 🍺You guys have BLOWN US AWAY with pre-orders, so we have decided to have a GIVEAWAY for one of our Craft Iowa Beer Advent Calendars! ($85 value!)🎄TO QUALIFY: COMMENT below with your favorite IOWA craft beer, and TAG a friend that might want to get in on one of our calendars before they sell out! 🍺Check out the list of breweries we have included: @clockhousebrewing, @fsbtaproom, @singlespeedbrewingco, @dimensionalbeer, @gezelligbrewing, @thewbrew, @biggrovebrewery, @tgbrews, @5ivecitiesbrewing, @reunionbrewery, @exilebrewingco, @backpocketbrewing, @sutliffcider, @lionbridgebrew, @iowabrewingco, @wilsonsorchardia We will pick a winner this weekend! It will be available to pick up 11/25, 11/27, or 11/28!🍺🍷ALSO, we only have 10 CALENDARS LEFT, so get online and pre-order yours today!

Dimensional Brewing celebrating 2 Year Anniversary on 11/21!

We are nearing the 2 year mark of Dimensional brewing supplying Iowa beer lovers with their tasty and creative beers and you know this group is going to celebrate their anniversary! Before posting the details of their upcoming anniversary and releases that go with it, a big time congrats to the folks at Dimensional, another great example of a brewery that adapted when COVID hit and continued supplying us with excellent beers!

We will have new 4-packs, an individual can, limited birthday glassware, some rotating special taps, new hats, new apparel, Live Music, heated outdoor seating, and the release of Barrel Aged Can-D-Bar. Barrel Aged Can-D-Bar is an Imperial Stout aged in @Blaum Bros. Distilling Co. 12year Knotter Barrels for 14 months, 1 day, and 14 hours. We then pack an obscene amount of toasted coconut and cacao to make this a barrel aged, liquid, chocolate/coconut candy bar.BA Can-D-Bar will be available for purchase via an online ticketed format. Please follow this event page for further details. Including a link for BA Can-D-Bar, Proxy information, beer details, and party details.You may party whether you purchase Can-D-Bar or not. You may also pick your purchases up without partying if this is your wish. No matter your choice, please recognize and adhere to all of our regular COVID-19 expectations. Please treat our Dimensional family and guests the way they want to be treated. Thank you. Stay safe. We can’t wait to see you. Cheers!

Crane, Evil Twin, Off Color + Fat Orange Cat brews coming from Abu Nawas

CRANE BREWING:

  • Crane Brewing Hail Mellie 4/6/12oz CAN – brewed in honor of Mellie Pullman, the nation’s first woman brewmaster. This recipe, name, label, and release were created by the Women of Crane Brewing. Gose with Cucumbers & Watermelon. 4.5% ABV.
  • Crane Brewing Apple Spice Gose 4/6/12oz CAN – As delicious by the fire or on the beach, they’ve struck the perfect balance with this lemony tart Gose with Apples and Cinnamon. 4.5% ABV.

EVIL TWIN BREWING:

  • Evil Twin 2020 Recap 6/4/16oz CAN – 2020 has not been what we expected – that’s why we made this Hoppy Ale predictably good for you to get through the new abnormal. 5% ABV.
  • Evil Twin Falco 6/4/16oz CAN – Perfectly balanced American IPA. 7.0% ABV.
  • Evil Twin Low Life 6/4/16oz CANS – Hoppy Pilsner. 5.5% ABV.
  • Evil Twin Molotov Lite 6/4/16oz CAN – Lite version of a Triple IPA is a Double IPA at only 8.5% ABV.
  • Evil Twin Molotov Cocktail 6/4/12oz CAN – Jeppe’s Legendary Triple IPA. 12% ABV. ***NEW PRICE***
  • Evil Twin Molotov Grapefruit 4/6/12oz CAN – Jeppe’s Legendary Triple IPA with a surprise Grapefruit twist. 12% ABV.  ***NEW PRICE***
  • Evil Twin Molotov Passionfruit 4/6/12oz CAN – Jeppe’s Legendary Triple IPA with a surprise Passionfruit twist. 12% ABV.  ***NEW PRICE***
  • Evil Twin Molotov Peach 4/6/12oz CAN – Jeppe’s Legendary Triple IPA with a surprise Peach twist. 12% ABV.  ***NEW PRICE***
  • Evil Twin / Westbrook OFYMD 24/16oz CAN – Pina Colada Imperial Stout Brewed with Lactose, Mauritian Muscovado Sugar, Pineapple, and Toasted Coconut. 12.8% ABV.
  • Evil Twin Even More Jesus 6/4/16oz CAN – Jeppe Legendary Imperial Stout. 12% ABV
  • Evil Twin Even More COCO Jesus 6/4/16oz CAN – Imperial Stout brewed with Maple Syrup and Coconut. 12% ABV.
  • Evil Twin Even More 8 LB 6 OZ Newborn Infant Jesus 6/4/16oz CANS – Session Milk Stout brewed with Lactose. 5% ABV.
  • Evil Twin Aun Mas Cafe Jesus 24/12oz CAN – Barcelona brewed Imperial Stout brewed with Coffee Collective Espresso. 12% ABV.
  • Evil Twin Aun Mas TODO Jesus 24/12oz CAN – Imperial Stout. The amalgamation of every Aun Mas Variation. Brewed with Chili Peppers, Cinnamon, Cocoa Nibs, & Coffee. 12% ABV.

OFF COLOR BREWING:

  • Off Color Le Predateur 6/4/16oz CAN – A beret-wearing, baguette-eating, mustached farmhouse ale made with French malts, French Saison yeast, and Nelson Sauvin hops. 6.5% ABV.
  • Off Color Apex Predator 6/4/16oz CAN – Sometimes John gets tired of telling the yeast what to do. For Apex Predator Farmhouse Ale, he pitches the yeast cold, turns off the temperature control, and let the yeast do its thing. 6.5% 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 Very, Very Far 6/4/16oz CAN – Wild Belgian-Style Blonde Ale. A twist on the spirit of Belgian mixed fermentation that utilizes a non-traditional wine yeast. 6% ABV.
  • Off Color Eeek 12/750ml – You know the Holidays are near when  Eeek is back! “Champagne of Wild Ales.” A collaboration with Miller High Life. Bottle Conditioned Wild Ale with Champagne Yeats. 5.5% ABV

FAT ORANGE CAT FOC:

  • Fat Orange Cat FOC Severe Tire Damage 6/4/16oz CAN – New England-style IPA hop forwarded with Simco, Citra and Mosaic hops. It’s a big beer that clocks in at 9.4% ABV.
  • Fat Orange Cat FOC I Don’t Like Mondays 6/4/16oz CAN – New England style IPA brewed with Galaxy, Mosaic, and Simcoe hops. 7.5% ABV.

Great Iowa Beer Festival Vote: Barrel-Aged/Imperial Stouts

It might not be the best idea to combine barrel-aged and imperials into one category but to have time I had to. So many great offerings again, vote for your favorite! As always, if I missed any beers that should be on this list please let me know!

The American-style imperial stout is the strongest in alcohol and body of the stouts. Black in color, these beers typically have an extremely rich malty flavor and aroma with full, sweet malt character. Bitterness can come from roasted malts or hop additions.

Big Grove announces Richard the Whale 2020 release plans!

Dick the Whale returns!

Alright folks, make sure you read carefully because the people at Big Grove have carefully outlined a plan for everyone to have a chance for not only getting your hands on one of the best beers brewed in Iowa and its variants but to also have an opportunity to dine on some of the best food you’ll ever taste! Lot’s going on, read carefully, get excited, drink local, enjoy this awesome beer and food given to us by this amazing group of people! Spotted Richard???? I know this is a family friendly event but you can’t tell me a Richard the Whale Spotted Dick shirt isn’t a cash grab! Cheers everyone!

TICKETS ON SALE THIS WEDNESDAY! @ 10 a.m. for all of these options!

DINNER AND RICHARD

𝐓𝐡𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐝𝐚𝐲, 𝐃𝐞𝐜𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝟑 𝐚𝐭 𝟔:𝟑𝟎𝐩𝐦-𝟗:𝟑𝟎𝐩𝐦𝐈𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐓𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐃𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫
4-Pack of Bottles + Glass + 1 Richard Token, redeemable for any beer at any time. We are only offering 25 tickets to this interactive, omakase-style tasting dinner. We will reach out to you after your purchase to confirm your socially distanced table arrangement. Masks are required for each guest. The menu will be released at a later date. ($250 each)𝐅𝐫𝐢𝐝𝐚𝐲, 𝐃𝐞𝐜𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝟒 𝐚𝐭 𝟔:𝟑𝟎𝐩𝐦-𝟗:𝟑𝟎𝐩𝐦𝐈𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐓𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐃𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫
4-Pack of Bottles + Glass + 1 Richard Token, redeemable for any beer at any time. We are only offering 25 tickets to this interactive, omakase-style tasting dinner. We will reach out to you after your purchase to confirm your socially distanced table arrangement. Masks are required for each guest. The menu will be released at a later date. ($250 each)

BEER AND GOLDEN TICKET

𝐒𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐝𝐚𝐲, 𝐃𝐞𝐜𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝟓 𝐚𝐭 𝟕:𝟎𝟎𝐚𝐦
4-Pack of Bottles + Glass + 1 Richard Token, redeemable for any beer at any time. | Saturday, December 5 at 7am. Can be picked up at the Iowa City Bottomless Family Style Brunch, the Iowa City drive-thru, or the Solon Drive-thru. ($85 each)
𝐒𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐝𝐚𝐲, 𝐃𝐞𝐜𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝟓 𝐚𝐭 𝟕:𝟎𝟎𝐚𝐦
One Golden Ticket Richard the Whale | Saturday, December 5 at 7am. Can be picked up at the Iowa City Bottomless Family Style Brunch, the Iowa City drive-thru, or the Solon Drive-thru. ($40 each

FURTHER DEETS

All Release Party ticket holders will receive:
• Two (2) 375 mL bottles of 2020 Richard the Whale
• One (1) 375 mL bottle of 2020 with JBC Roasters Coffee
• One (1) 375 mL bottle of 2020 Spotted Richard
• One (1) 2020 Richard the Whale commemorative glassBottomless Family-Style Brunch | 7am-10am • $25 – purchase Saturday, December 5 on-site at the Iowa City location only
• Masks are required for each guest
• Menu released soon!
GOLDEN TICKET – Richard the Whale Vietnamese Coconut Coffee (500 mL)We decided to make everything a little simpler this year— so we are selling our Golden Ticket online this year. Better get them fast because they won’t last long! Golden Ticket beer: Richard the Whale Vietnamese Coconut Coffee (500 mL). As in year’s past, we will be loading up our tap lines with some very special beers, including 2020 Richard the Whale, Richard variants, and surprises. For those that came to last year’s release event, expect a similar day of drinking, laughter, and good cheer.
SCHEDULE FOR THE EVENT:7am – Doors open to Big Grove Brewery & Taproom (Iowa City). Drive-thru is available at Iowa City and Solon locations. 7am – Brunch experience and Drive-thru begins, 4-pack pick-up10am – Brunch party, Drive-thru, and ticketed event ends11am – Regular food menu available and Big Grove is open to the publicAll-day – Enjoy a beer with your friends and the Big Grove brewersADDITIONAL INFORMATION: • We will be maintaining our social distancing guidelines. Please wear your mask and help us stay safe. • There will be no overnight lines. You may enter our waitlist starting at 6am. We ask that once your name is placed on the list, you can wait in your car or around one of our social distanced firepits. You will receive a text message when your table is ready. • One Golden Ticket bottle per person. • All Ticket holders must bring a valid photo ID. • Ticket holders must be 21 years of age or older at the time of purchasing the Ticket. • Proxy bottle pickups can begin to pick up at 7am. • Pre-Sale ticket holders may pick up their bottles between 7am and 10am during the event. • Please have your order number ready. We will be checking individuals off our list. • Please do not bring open bottles into the taproom. • There will be no overnight lines. You may enter our waitlist starting at 6am. We ask that once your name is placed on the list, you can wait in your car or around one of our socially distanced firepits. You will receive a text message when your table is ready.