Clock House “Sharkleberry Larry” sour returns this Friday, August 19th!

Clock House brining back a delicious sour this Friday! Here’s more:

Sharkleberry Larry will be making its way back into the taproom this Friday, August 19th🚨

This flavor packed sour has a frenzy of Strawberry, Banana, and Tangerine. Don’t worry, Larry doesn’t bite. He only feeds on this jaw quenching sour.

Available on draft and in 16oz 4-packs.

Big Grove “Velvet” releasing August 27th, Pre-order link available, plus “Tropical Summer Jam” and !

Big Grove will be releasing one of their more anticipated beers on August 27th as “Velvet” comes back to their taprooms! About Velvet:

VANILLA BARREL-AGED IMPERIAL STOUT
ABV: 13.3%

This special brew is an Extended Boil, Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout that we aged in freshly emptied Kentucky Bourbon barrels. The beer was aged for a year and then finished on Grade A Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans. You can expect a viscous mouthfeel, notes of roasted malt, marshmallow, dark chocolate, and an explosion of vanilla—highlighted by a smoothness that only comes from age and using the finest ingredients.

Along with “Velvet”, Big Grove will be releasing “Tropical Jam Fruit Sour” and “Double Norwegian Demon”. To pre-order your Velvet please click HERE! Below is more info on release day:

Release Day:

• Pick up period is 10:00am to 10:00pm on Saturday, August 27, 2022

• All three Big Grove Brewery locations will open at 10:00am for beer pick-up

• Breakfast food specials will be available from our chefs from 10:00am – noon

For the first time, we’ve crafted 100 bottles of a variant aged in a rum barrel sourced from the Virgin Islands with a nose of fresh cut sugarcane and light banana. This one-time release will only be available in bottles to the first 50 guests in Iowa City, 35 guests in Des Moines, and 15 guests in Solon.

Price: $50 per Barrel Aged Velvet bottle (500mL), limit of 6 per guest, available in Des Moines, Iowa City, and Solon. It will also be available in very limited draft at our breweries.

Variant: $50 per Barrel Aged Velvet Rum Variant bottle (500mL), limit 1 per guest in order of arrival. Available in Iowa City, (50 bottles), Des Moines (35 bottles), and Solon (15 bottles). It will also be served in very limited draft at our breweries.

New Brews Joining the Party: Tropical Jam Fruited Sour Ale (draft and 4-pack), Double Norwegian Demon Hazy Double IPA (brewery-only, draft-only).

Remember to bring your order number and a valid ID. 

On Saturday, come on in and a Big Grove employee will greet you, check your ID, and retrieve your order. Please have the order number from your receipt available. 

You’re invited to pick up the goods (proxy) on behalf of a friend, so long as you have their order number and a copy of their ID. 

Pending availability, you’re welcome to purchase any of our remaining beer inventory at that time.

More Drekker brews coming from Pequod!

Braaaaaaains Mango / Lemon / Lime  Double Fruit Sour We loaded this summer crusher up with mango, lemon, & lime and then hit it with our double secret smoothie treatment of sea salt, lactose, and vanilla beans and it’s just as refreshing & delicious as you’re imagining it is right now.

Chonk Banana Split
Banana Split Chonk is back! Our loveable hefty boi is all smothered in a preposterously tasty pile of banana, strawberry, & chocolate 

Frose Braaaaains – Collab w/KINGS Brewing Co!
big ol’ fruity collab with our pals @kingsbrewingco! We loaded up Frosé Braaaaaaaains with watermelon, lime, & guava then gave it our double secret smoothie treatment of sea salt, lactose, and vanilla. 

NEW Style – Good Platoon DBL IPA 
Goon Platoon is brewed with oats and loaded up with Citra, Belma, and NZH-107 hops for a super balanced flavor with notes of kiwi, guava, and strawberry candy.â €

NEW – Pizza Toots IPA 
Pizza Toots is an IPA brewed with oats & spelt and hopped with Rakau and Ekuanot and it’s crazy delicious.

NEW version – Slang Du Jour Lemon Bar 

We raided Grandma’s recipe box and then got a little weird with it of course, so we stuffed this Slang with lemon, pear, a little banana, vanilla soft serve ice cream, granola and a whole pile of shortbread cookies for a lemon bar flavor that’s totally Grandma approved!

NEW – When life gives you Prrrrts!
When Life Gives You PRRRTs all you can do is laugh at the PRRRTs. It’s also going to be better if you’re laughing at the PRRRTs while drinking a When Life Gives You PRRRTs. This Strawberry, Guava, Pink Lemonade is hella tasty, 

NEW – Synaptic Cleft DBL IPA 
Synaptic Cleft, a big, soft double IPA built on a huge base of oats and wheat and hopped with Motueka, Moutere, Citra, and Belma for some massive citrus, stone fruit, & berry flavors with just the right amount of bitterness to perfectly balance it all out.â €

Mortalis Brewing coming to Iowa via Pequod! Plus, Untitled Art, Blackstack, Humble Forager, Phase Three, Aslin, and Weldwerks!

Mortalis Brewing Company was founded in 2017, but its origin dates to many years before then. Formed in Upstate NY, Mortalis was selected as a winner of the Brew in Livingston County business plan competition in 2017. Officially opening its doors in August of 2018, Mortalis has gone on to successfully fund a Kickstarter, expand 500% beyond its original capacity, become the first to brew an everything bagel DIPA & strawberry cheesecake milkshake, and been privileged enough to work with some of the greatest craft breweries in the world. As Mortalis continues to grow and expand, the focus remains on trying to produce the best beer possible and is grounded in the belief that beer is about human connection. A connection that we are all mortals in this realm with stories to tell, dreams to live, and beers to share. We are all Mortalis. 

Red, White and Blue (Arkane Collab) 

  • This Fruited Sour is brewed in celebration of July 4th. Virtually brewed with our good friends at Arkane_Aleworks in Florida. We conditioned this sour on raspberry, blueberry, Madagascar vanilla, and America mix skittles.

Gemini – Raspberry + Sweet Cherry + Lime (bomb pop) 

  • This fruited sour is part of our Gemini Series that focuses on small one-off batches. The duality of complementary and sometime contrasting fruits are blended with other adjuncts to enrich the flavors even further. This version features Raspberry, Sweet Cherry, Lime, and Blue Raspberry (our favorite summertime popsicle).

Boat Drinks 5

  • This Sour Ale is the 5th version brewed with Swiftwater Brewing. Inspired by a Mai Tia, we have blended pineapple, orange, lime, and Orgeat from Fee Brothers. Huge marzipan nose followed by a massive dose of juicy tropical fruit that prepares you for another adventurous sip. “Goonies Never Say Die!”

From Hawaii with Love – Golden Stout 

  • This Golden Stout blends Kona coffee from Kailua-Kona Hawaii with toasted coconut, and pineapple. Aloha

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  • This Fruited Sour blends all your favorite flavors from a yogurt parfait. Strawberry, blueberry, blackberry, and granola are slathered with creamy yogurt. Always watching.

NYX – Imperial Stout with coconut

  • This Imperial Stout is brewed with cold steeped roasted barley and complex malts to bring about a brownie like aroma and flavor that uniquely compliments the toasted coconut. It has a rich and deliciously smooth body that fights for control of your soul. This beer is pitch black in color and like the Goddess of Night, when she has you, there is no turning back!â €

Gemini – Mango + Raspberry + Fruit Burst

  • This fruited sour is part of our Gemini Series that focuses on small one-off batches. The duality of complementary and sometime contrasting fruits are blended with other adjuncts to enrich the flavors even further. This version features Mango, Raspberry and gusher candy.

Hydra – Raspberry +Sweet Cherry + Key Lime 

  • This Fruited Sour blends Key Lime, Raspberry, and Sweet Cherries together to form just one of this monster’s many heads. Keep your eyes peeled for even more flavor combinations.

Gemini – Strawberry + Kiwi + Starburst – 

  • This fruited sour is part of our Gemini Series that focuses on small one-off batches. The duality of complementary and sometime contrasting fruits are blended with other adjuncts to enrich the flavors even further. This version features strawberry, kiwi, and starburst.

Highly Concentrated (collab w/Beer Tree) – DBL HAZY IPA 

  • This Double IPA was brewed in collaboration with Beer Tree Brew Co We have saturated the base with a blend of Incognito and Lupomax hops including, Citra, Rakau, Strata, Azacca, Idaho7, and Mosiac. The blend provides a tropical fruit explosion.

EOS – Imperial Stout w/Raspberry 

  • This Imperial Stout showcases Dominican cacao nibs and raspberry puree. The flavors blend together to create a thick, decadent chocolate covered raspberry.

Minotaur- Planters Punch

  • Planters Punch Sour (Fruited Sour). This Cocktail Inspired Sour blends pineapple, key lime, passion fruit, oranges, and golden rum soaked raisins to create a maze of depth. We suggest to not let him catch you.

Who Put you On? DBL IPA – for Otis 8%
Our dear friend & coworker, Otis recently passed. Overly exuberant additions of our hand selected and nose drafted Mosaic, Mosaic Cryo, Experimental HBC 630 & Strata. Rest easy brother, we’re gonna miss you dearly

Open Bar – DDH DBL IPA  8% 
AH ,Wedding season. Love is in the air. You’ve already fully pitted our your finest attire and there are still, like what, 20mins left in the ceremony? ONLY THING ON YOUR MIND – This reception better have an open Bar.  NZ Riwaka, Citra Cryo, Azacca Cryo & amarillo Cryo for when you’re crying o nthe inside after paying $8 for that glass of Super buttery chardonnay. 

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

Pina Colada Smoothie Seltzer (LUA brewing Collab) RETURNS!!
Collaboration with Lua Brewing. Smoothie Seltzer brewed with Vanilla, Pineapple Puree and Cream of Coconut

Watermelon Cotton Candy 

You asked, we listened. Welcome back, Watermelon Cotton Candy! 
For those of you who aren’t familiar, allow us to make the introduction. Watermelon Cotton Candy is an all-time fan favorite, 5.5% Sour brewed with Cotton Candy Floss, Milk Sugar, Watermelon Juice,

Juicy Bits IPA

The hazy godfather for Weldwerks and the beer that arguably put them on the map.

Key Lime Pie Y’all knew it was bound to be coming out again soon and now it’s here — AND HOLY MOLY is this batch of Key Lime Pie PHENOMINAL
Freshly squeezed key limes, vanilla beans, and just a hint of graham cracker pair perfectly with the tart wheat based beer in our Key Lime Pie Sour Ale. We colored a bit outside the lines to recreate our favorite summer dessert, adding over 250 lbs of key lime puree for the signature citrus character, lactose and vanilla beans for the pie filling, with a dash of graham cracker for the crust. 

Humble Bumble Seltzers RETURN!

Coastal Sunset V6  Dessert Pastry Sour with Banana, Pinapple, pecans vanilla beans and a hint of cinnamon. 

Pin Seeker Pilsner – Fair State Brewing co-op Collab
This brew is a collaboration with one of the best pilsner makers in all the land, Fair State Brewing Cooperative. Pin Seeker was inspired and dreamt up during many rounds with our favorite golf mate, Jack Lester of Jack’s Bottle Shop. It is meant to be enjoyed with your longtime friends, new acquaintances and cherished loved ones.

Pixel Density- Citra Hazy IPA 

The hazy Flagship that started it all! 

Lulz Smoothie R & R seltzer 

Our hard seltzer with a prickly, bright mouthfeel that we packed with cream of coconut, pineapple juice and puree, orange puree, pink guava puree and a dash of key lime.

Graduated Color DBL IPA 

This hazy brew features Citra, El Dorado, and Mosaic hops, and is popping off with grapefruit, lime, mango, and resiny tropical fruit flavors.

DDH Pearlescent Tides Hazy DBL IPA 

Hand-selected mosaic with a splash of sabro. Expect notes of bright forest-foraged berries with soft cedar and pine notes.

El Dorado + Vic secret Creme DBL IPA Double IPA brewed with extra fluffy malted and flaked oats and splash of creamy lactose. This one has gone through a double dry hopping with both hops, creating a silky-smooth, tropical, hop-filled experience

Bringin’ Extra Sexy Back DBL IPA – 9.4% ABV

Bringing EXTRA Sexy Back is… back! This DIPA is an amped up version of a favorite, dry-hopped with Mosaic. It’s giving us sweet berry, ripe peach, & mango, all wrapped up with a smooth dank finish.

Baby Shark IPA – 5.5% ABV 

This fresh lil’ Baby is dry-hopped with Citra & bursting with ripe flavors of grapefruit, stone fruit & soft clementine. Ultra thirst-quenching and ready for a swim down to that belly.

Volcano Sauce – fruit sour – 6% ABV 

Blueberry, blackberry and a hint of vanilla round out the tart in our core sour.

Radler with Grapefruit sodaOld Town Lager + Grapefruit juice or soda = A super satisfying sweet-tart flavor. Perfect for backyard shenanigans, a post hike treat or really any other time you choose to enjoy it. We trust you.

Backpocket 2nd Annual “Smoked Meat and Beer Pairing” set for August 12th!

The first time when so well they’re going to do it again! Backpocket Brewery will be hosting their 2nd annual “Smoked Meat and Beer Pairing” on August 12th starting at 7 p.m. The menu is listed below as well as a link to get your tickets! Here’s more from Backpocket!

Tickets for our 2nd Smoked Meat and Beer Pairing are LIVE!! These sold out quickly last time!

Course 1: Texas Twinkies – Two large jalapenos filled with cream cheese, slow smoked brisket and shredded cheddar cheese while wrapped in bacon and slow smoked at 225 degrees for two and a half hours. The bite from the jalapeno is cooled by the cheese while the crispy bacon blanket is the perfect partner to the soft creamy filling. Served with 12oz. Bubba IPA.

Course 2: Beef Short Rib Tacos – Two handmade from scratch, flour tortillas filled with slow smoked beef short ribs, smoked yellow onions and pepper jack cheese grilled to melt the cheese slightly. We also took roasted corn and combined it with cotija cheese, lime and mayo with a little bit of tajin for a twist on the classic street corn. Served with 16oz. Tipsy in Tijuana.

Course 3: Homemade Banana Pudding – A classic bbq dessert option, we combine whipped cream with vanilla pudding layered on a bed of vanilla wafers and fresh cut bananas and topped with made from scratch whipped cream. Served with a 16oz. Hawktoberfest.

Clock House releasing “Pineapple Witch Slap” and “Kickin’ Kangaroo” imperial IPA tomorrow! (7/15)

Just in time for the weekend are two releases coming from the fine folks at Clock House! Pineapple Witch Slap, which has been released before, and a new imperial IPA, Kickin’ Kangaroo, will be available when the taproom opens on Friday, July 15th! Here’s more on these releases from Clock House’s Facebook page:

Kickin’ Kangaroo: We brewed up a bitter Imperial IPA and dry-hopped it with Australian hops. The result is a dank and grassy melon DIPA that finishes with just enough kick!

Pineapple Witch Slap: Our beloved flagship NEIPA infused with real pineapple. Get some while you can this won’t last long!

Untitled Art, Equilibrium, Phase Three, and Humble Forager coming from Pequod!

Dole Whip – Fruit Sour ale 
Hello Summer!! Berlinerweisse style ale with Pineapple puree, Pineapple juice and Vanilla come together to make this sweet concoction. 

Mast Theory DBL IPA – Mast Landing brewing
collab

Mast Theory pours hazy tangerine in color with aromas of pineapple, strawberry, papaya, clementine, hop fields, and fresh grass. Bright flavors of earthy passionfruit, papaya chunks, key lime, and berries and cream meet Florida citrus groves with a rainbow melon sorbet #EQjuice finish. This one is easy to drink and may disappear from your glass quickly so we recommend completing your mast theories before cracking a can.

MC2 – DBL IPA
C² tastes like succulent mango juice loaded with chewy hop resins. It’s very drinkable for 8.0%; be careful, this one can sneak up on you.

Fractal Nelson/Citra IPA 
Fractal Nelson/Citra investigates the interplay between Nelson and Citra, and our revised hopping processes. Fractal Nelson/Citra pours a resinous-hazy-straw yellow releasing bright aromas of lemongrass and pineapple. The taste is pineapple, lemon peel, citrus, and New Zealand fields in flowable mouthfeel and a firm but rounded bitterness.

Mosaic Function Triple IPA 
We started off with our TIPA base loaded with oats and wheat before an all mosaic hop bill using Mosaic Incognito, Mosaic Lupomax, and Mosaic T-90s. Mosaic function pours deep yellow with aromas of tropical yuzu, citrus, apricot, and forest with pronounced flavors of assorted citrus, papaya, green skittles, blueberry skins and the faintest whisp of pine. 

Neo Flash DBL IPA 
Neo Flash is our newest 7.7% Double IPA showcasing Cascade, Nelson Sauvin and Vic Secret hops. We played around with the grain bill for this one and went heavy on the wheat and lower on the oats. The wheat keeps things light and fluffy with a inherently sorta juicy mouthfeel, that with the hops brings out pineapple and passionfruit with just a touch of some old school hop character.

Blue Hour – Vermont Style Dbl IPA 

Blue Hour, is here and is our nod to the beer(s) from the early days of haze. The bitterness is balanced, but firm, and flavors of bright, orange marmalade and sticky pine sap with a squeeze of fresh grapefruit flavors make this beer an easy one to kick back with.

Vivid Light West Coast IPA 

This crispy little American IPA hopped with 100% American hops, brewed with a clean tasting combo of pale malt and fermented with American Ale yeast. This one’s meant to taste like a classic hoppy ale that probably got you into beer in the first place. This is one we gravitate towards, especially in the heat of the Summer.

Lulz Pineapple Mango Guava Smoothie seltzer

We gave it a massive dose of fruit: Pineapple, Mango and Guava. Get your smoothie craving fixed with a 5% ABV seltzer, we know you want to.

Pixel Density Hazy IPA The flagship Hazy IPA, all points/pints north to to Citra hops

Pin Seeker Pilsner – Fair State Brewing co-op Collab
This brew is a collaboration with one of the best pilsner makers in all the land, Fair State Brewing Cooperative. Pin Seeker was inspired and dreamt up during many rounds with our favorite golf mate, Jack Lester of Jack’s Bottle Shop. It is meant to be enjoyed with your longtime friends, new acquaintances and cherished loved ones.

Coastal Sunshine V5 – Fruited tart ale
Zesty Orange, Creamy banana and juicy pineapple for a tropical mix that is perfect for the hot summer days