Thew Brewing releasing Schwarb’s Beer Schwartz Beer today (9/17) @ 4 p.m.!

The Linn County Fair Homebrew Competition 1st place winner in the light beer category “Schwarb’s Beer Schwartz Beer” German dark lager will be tapping at Thew Brewing today @ 4 p.m! Get down there and check out a local homebrewer’s gold medal winner! Here’s more on this beer from Thew:

Tapping today at 4 PM! This German dark lager was the first place winner in the light beers category for the Linn County Fair homebrew competition and we brought in that brewer to help us brew it on our system.

Pequod bringing new beers from: Blackstack, Equilibrium, MORE, Humble Forager, Weldwerks, Modist, and Cascade!

DDH Link In Bio DIPA – 9% ABV
Our buds Yakima Chief Hops plugged us with the freshness in the form of their recently rechristened Cryo Pop Blend. As you may know, we like our dry hop additions to make sexy times with our yeast, and this blend was formulated specifically with that in mind. Double the dose of newly Cryo Pop from the OG along with healthy portions of our Hand-Selected Citra & Mosaic for maximum juice extraction. Hit the link in bio for that good good.

Dad’s Stoked TIPA – 10.5% ABV
Properly elevated portions of our hand-selected Mosaic, Citra and Sabro Cryo with Australian Galaxy to hit those Clarence Clemons low notes. He’s so stoked, you’d think the Wolves won the lottery.

Local 755 – 6.8% ABV
Our Foggy Favorite. Azacca, Amarillo & a Gwop of Citra. Soft, Juicy & Hazy like 70’s Home Movies.

Infinite Mmm…Osa – 8.0% ABV
We supersized our beloved pale ale to get a DIPA with incredible body, hit it with a supersized dose of the Mmm… Osa hop bill, and conditioned on Florida Navel Oranges. You get a bright yellow hazy citrusy DIPA that smells of futuristic oranges and tastes of dank orange fruit cup, peaches, and tang. The insane levels of fresh zest compliment the flavors and help mimic the fresh squeezed OJ Grandma used to make in the morning, just with next-level oranges… from the future. It has a chewy mouthfeel and absolutely explodes with our #EQjuice making sure your palate never runs out of your favorite any-time drink.

Solar Fluctuation – 8.5% ABV
We changed things up on this latest batch to see how can such a small variation drive major change.
Solar Fluctuation starts off a big dose of flaked oats and wheat for a creamy body. Citra and Idaho 7 went into the whirlpool before a dry hop of Citra, Sultana, and Rakau. Hazy yellow with aromas of passionfruit, pineapple and melon lead into flavors of bright citrus, passionfruit, cantoluope, and anjou pear. These fruit flavors lead up to our #EQjuice medley and morph into a creamy mouthfeel and soft bitterness on finish.

Fluctuating Fruits Papaya/Pineapple – 8.1% ABV
Fluctuating Fruits is back today with our newest combination of Papaya and Pineapple. We started off with our Fluctuation base, dry hopped it with Citra and Galaxy before adding more than a metric ton of Papaya and Pineapple. Pouring a light-peachy-yellow color, aromas of citrus and tropical fruit lead into flavors of an island fruit cup, ripe cantaloupe, mango, and tiki drinks all wrapped in a creamy sorbet finish. 

Origami Paper Airplanes – 8.0% ABV
Origami Paper Planes our new collaboration with Barreled Souls. It speaks to a collaborative love of aeronautics, air bending, differential pressures, and folding a creation together and watching ideas take flight. This beer uses large amounts of oats with massive doses of Enigma, Mosaic, and Columbus. Origami Paper Planes pours a saturated yellow with aromas of cannabis, earth, lime, papaya, and fresh cut grass and saturated flavors of candied orange, cantaloupe, mango juice, sticky icky, white grape, berry, and earthy pine wrapped up in a resinous #EQjuice finish. A few sips will have you taking flight! 

Side Dish DDH IPA – 7.0% ABV
Just in time to round out this summer season, Side Dish is making its hazy return! This soft and succulent DDH IPA is brewed with Citra and Idaho-7 for an insanely juicy profile fit for your next outdoor excursion. Side Dish packs huge flavors of sweet peach marmalade, ripe bergamot, candied cherries, and freshly-steeped oolong tea. Grab a pack to take to the local sunflower fields as we transition toward our autumnal winds. 

Morever DDH IPA
This Double Dry Hopped IPA is a delicious juice bomb thanks to a hefty hopping of Citra, Motueka, & Simcoe hops. An endless succession of juicy pineapple, grapefruit, and tangerine notes are leveled out with a hint of bitterness that resolves onto a smooth and refreshing finish.

Coastal Sunrise – Version 5
This version is inspired by mixed berry pancakes. Blueberries, blackberries and raspberries mix with barrel aged Wisconsin maple syrup, Madagascar vanilla beans and cinnamon. Reminiscent of   version 1 coastal sunrise, but with a bit more berry pop!

Rugged Outlook DDH TIPA – Version 2
This juicy triple IPA is jammed packed with some of our favorite hops throughout the entire brewing and cellaring progress. Hop additions to the boil, whirlpool, hop back, fermentation and conditioning tank fold in layers of natural flavors.

Nelson DDH Juicy Bits – 6.7% ABV
One of the sexiest and most extravagant hops on the market, brewing a Nelson Sauvin-focused DDH Juicy Bits was an absolute no-brainer for us. While this hop varietal can sometimes be to be too wild and dominating, we knew its complex characteristics would pair perfectly with our community of dedicated hazy hopheads.

Juicy Bits IPA – 6.7% ABV
This is a mouthwatering IPA filled with a fresh combination of sweet orange, pineapple, pear, underripe mango, watermelon and berry. Still, there is a touch of bitterness that threads itself through the whole drinking experience, helping to keep the beer experience at the forefront and not just a full-on glass of juice.

Fit Bits Hazy Session IPA – 4.2% ABV
Low calorie, low carb, Hazy Session IPA brewed with Citra, El Dorado, and Sabro hops. One of the most beautifully and uniformly hazy IPAs we have made, features notes of papaya, over-ripe mango, and peach skins from the huge whirlpool and dry hop additions, plus a surprisingly smooth and creamy mouthfeel for a beer that finishes so dry and crisp.

Pineapple Upside Down – 5.3% ABV
Berlin-style sour ale brewed with pineapple puree, almonds, milk sugar, vanilla & vanilla cake mix. The pineapple upside down cake was at the height of its fame in the 1950’s and 60’s and is again gaining popularity. So naturally we took everything that makes this treat so sublime and turned it into a beer.

Dreamyard Hazy IPA – 7.1% ABVAn 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.

Forbidden Islands DIPA – 8% ABV
New England Double IPA brewed with malted oats, malted rye, flaked wheat. Whirlpool hopped and double dry hopped with our hand-selected blend of Talus, Citra, El Dorado Cryo, Ekuanot Cryo and Sabro. 

Vlad the Imp Aler – 11.6% ABV
A combination of quad and blond ales aged in bourbon and wine barrels for up to two years with orange peel and coriander, Vlad delivers a fresh acidity and light malt sweetness with notes of bourbon, citrus and spice.

Mayan Bourbonic – 11.1% ABV
Bourbonic Plague infused with raw organic Peruvian and Dutch cacao powder, cinnamon and cayenne pepper

Nectarine Dream – 6.8% ABV
Nectarine Dream is blend of sour blond and wheat ales aged in oak wine barrels for up to 14 months with fresh nectarines and a late infusion of nectarine and peach noyaux. This limited project spotlights beautifully ripened Pacific Northwest fruit that imparts flavors of fresh nectarines, tropical fruit, gummy candies and stone fruit preserves. 

Pineapple Dragon – 7.2% ABV
Pineapple Dragon features a blend of sour blond ales aged in oak wine barrels for up to 16 months with pineapple and pink dragon fruit. Brandishing a fiery pink hue, this limited release offers flavors of fresh pineapple, kiwi, pear, watermelon and hint of white peppercorn.

Northwest Flanders – 7.1% ABV
A tribute to the historic Flanders Red Ales of West Belgium (and a reference to the vibrant NW Flanders Street in downtown Portland), Northwest Flanders is our interpretation of the classic sour beer style that has inspired so many brewers around the world. A blend of sour red ales aged for over two years in oak barrels and foudres, Northwest Flanders captures notes of plum, currant, raisin, fig and spice with hints of oak and roasted malt.

Cash Nelson – 4.7% ABV
Like the legendary outlaw country stars, Cash Nelson plays by its own rules, breaking the boundaries of style and convention. This sour golden ale was aged on oak barrels and foudres for up to 10 months then dry-hopped with Cashmere and Nelson Sauvin hops.

Chene Des Fous – 8.4% ABV
Made in collaboration with our friends at Burial Beer Company in Asheville, NC, Chêne des Fous (shen de-FOO), meaning “Oak of the Fools,” is a blend of sour triple ales aged for up to 18 months in French oak barrels with dried sumac, fresh apricots and toasted American oak chains. Intense oak flavors are met with savory lemon and dried fruit notes from the sumac and a subtle stone fruit aroma.

Lion Bridge bringing back “Spice Must Flow” and “Zombie Awakening” just in time for Fall!

Lion Bridge Brewing is bringing back two fall favorites of mine as Spice Must Flow and Zombie Awakening will be available in cans and on draft starting today (9/15)! Here’s more on each of these fall favorites:

SPICE MUST FLOW – 7% ABV
A melange of Maple and Saigon Cinnamon meld with a robust black ale to form this luxurious treat.
He (or she, or they) who controls the Spice, controls the universe!

ZOMBIE AWAKENING – 7% ABV
Black as the inside of a buried coffin, with enough Dash dark roast coffee to put a pep in the step of even the most lumbering undead walker

Reds Alehouse hosting “Battle of the Strata Combata” between Big Grove and Odell Brewing on 9/24!

Leading up to the University of Iowa football game against Colorado State, Reds Alehouse in North Liberty is hosting a “brew-off” between Big Grove and Odell Brewing. Both breweries have brewed their version of strata hopped beer, called “Strata Combata”, and you get to judge which you like best! Here’s more from Reds:

Join us for some speciality tappings of Strata Combata! Our friends at Big Grove and Odell Brewing have been hard at work to bring you a new hazy IPA, Strata Combata, for the Iowa vs CSU game! We’ll have prizes for both Big Grove and Odell for you to win!Both Breweries made a batch of this and its up to you to decide who’s is who!Also Tapping this day will be
Colorado Lager
Sippin Tropical
Hazer Tag

Backpocket releasing “That’s Tight! Vol. 5” this Friday (9/17)!

Backpocket keeps their “That’s Tight” hazy IPA lineup going with the release of Volume #5 this Friday! This version will be double dry hopped with Loral and Zappa hops! It will be ready for you on draft and in 16 oz packs Friday! Here’s more from Backpocket on this brew:

We used our same hazy malt base from our other That’s Tight Series but we’ve changed  up the hops! Vol. 5 has been double dry hopped with Loral & Zappa hops for a nice balance of fruity and floral notes.

Available on draft and in 16oz/4pks Friday, September 17th!

Dimensional and Clock House team up for “Toaster Treats” collab!

Dimensional Brewing out of Dubuque released a sneak peek of a new beer they are brewing with Clock House Brewing out of Cedar Rapids. If you are a pop tarts lover, this is going to be a must try brew! Here’s more on “Toaster Treats” pastry sour courtesy of Dimensional:

Today we’re sending TOASTER TREATS, our collab with Clock House Brewing to the dosing tank to sit on a ridiculous amount of strawberry toaster pastries!

Look for this tasty toaster treat in cans and on tap later this week!

More to come on this release!

Fair State, Blackstack, Humble Forager, Company Values, MORE, and Untitled Art brews coming from Pequod


Pixie Mix Pink Lemonade Seltzer 

Taste the last drops of summer with our new 🍋Pixie Mix Pink Lemonade🍋!
We crafted another nostalgic Pixie Mix based on our favorite warm weather drink – pink lemonade! Lemon & raspberry flavors are blended into our special Pixie Mix based for a refreshing 5.5% ABV treat. 

Mango Strawberry Lemonade Imperial Seltzer
9% Imperial seltzer with mango and strawberry flavors.

BA White Chocolate Macadamia Stout – Collab with Eighth State – quantities are very limited
Barrel Aged Imperial Stout with Cocoa Nibs, Nuts, Vanilla and Milk Sugar.

Morever DDH IPA
This Double Dry Hopped IPA is a delicious juice bomb thanks to a hefty hopping of Citra, Motueka, & Simcoe hops. An endless succession of juicy pineapple, grapefruit, and tangerine notes are leveled out with a hint of bitterness that resolves onto a smooth and refreshing finish.

Strawberry Orange Dbl Marbles Milkshake IPA
Ever since we decided to explore the realm of making world-class Milkshake-Style IPAs there were two in particular that have taken on global recognition. So we decided, what would happen if the two joined forces to create something completely epic? Enter 𝗦𝘁𝗿𝗮𝘄𝗯𝗲𝗿𝗿𝘆 𝗢𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗲 𝗖𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗺 𝗗𝗼𝘂𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗯𝗹𝗲𝘀. We combined our two most popular milkshake-IPAs and put them inside of the same glorious can for a legendary battle between the two titans. An all-out assault of tangy vs. juicy, tart vs. sweet, and good vs…well…also good. Ripe, succulent, and overflowing with both oranges and strawberries, this is one Marbles built for the ages. (8% ABV)

Exceeding Expectations Hazy IPA
First ever IPA from Company Values! Exceeding Expectations is a hazy IPA with Strata & Mosaic hops.

Entrepreneurial Spirit Smoothie Seltzer
Mango lemonade smoothie seltzer sour (gluten free).

Enchanted Island Sour – Version 3
Inspired by a Hawaiian Mai Tai cocktail, this sour ale is bursting with tropical fruit tones and held together with a touch of almond and sweetened with blackstrap molasses.

Humble Bumble Buzzed Seltzer – Version 4
This is a super tropical version of the buzzed seltzer. The coconut is light but the other flavors are huge, and this should be a touch creamier than the previous versions due to the banana and mangosteen.  

Miracle of Birth Center DIPA
State Fair DIPA w/ Milk Sugar (8.5%)
The Miracle of Birth Center is typically our first stop at the fair. Partially because it’s the closest entrance the State Fair has to our brewery & partially because the combination of all that fried food + witnessing the awe & splendor of new farm animals entering the world in all of their uncensored glory can, at times, be a bit… unsettling. Our hand-selected Strata & Talus + a dash of Milk Sugar, you know… for the cows.

Standing Ovation TIPA
This is us seeing how much juice we can pull out of one of our favorite hop combos. Obnoxiously loud quantities of our hand selected strata, cashmere & cashmere cryo. Just be careful standing up… this one’s a doozie coming in at a whopping 10.5%. 

Double Universe DIPA
A double-ized version of our flagship hazy IPA, Mirror Universe. Double Universe is absolutely slammed with Mosaic, Mosaic Cryo, Citra, Citra Cryo, and El Dorado hops, and brewed with tons of wheat and oats. We ferment it cool with our house IPA yeast, and the result is a massive beer that positively drips tropical character.

Mirror Universe IPA
Double dry-hopped hazy IPA brewed with wheat, oats, and lots of Citra, Mosaic, and El Dorado hops

Crankin’ Foamers
Just your standard American Slammin’ beer. A premium corn lager brewed the old fashioned way, with a cereal mash and an extended lagering period. Collaboration with Modern Times Beer.

Clock House Brewing 4 year Anniversary party set for 9/18!! Tons of beer tappings including Pineapple Witch Slap!

Clock House Brewing in Cedar Rapids will be celebrating their 4 year anniversary on September 18th with a ton of beers being tapped including Pineapple Witch Slap and their 4 year anniversary stout! Here’s more from Clock House on this beer filled day!

WERE TURNING 4! CELEBRATE WITH US!
Join us Saturday, September 18th at 12 PM for our Anniversary celebration! We have an exciting lineup of beers to announce as well as live vinyl provided by our friends from Analog Vault. Be sure to put this day on your calendar, you won’t want to miss out!

SATURDAY LINEUP:12 PM:
Sour Patch Man (Kettle Sour with Blue Sour Candy) *DRAFT & LIMITED AVAILABILITY IN CANS
Pineapple Witch Slap (Our flagship NEIPA w/Pineapple) *DRAFT & CANS
BA Imperial Peanut Panic (12% ABV Imperial Stout aged in Driftless Glenn Bourbon Barrels for 16 months then rested on dry-roasted peanuts, cacao nibs, and vanilla beans) *DRAFT & LIMITED 500 ML BOTTLES
BA 4th Anniversary Stout (12% ABV Imperial Stout aged in Driftless Glenn Bourbon Barrels for 18 months then rested on toasted coconut, cacao nibs, and vanilla beans) *DRAFT & LIMITED 500 ML BOTTLES

3 PM:
FIRKEN TAPPING: Pineapple Coconut Witch Slap *DRAFT ONLY

6 PM:

FIRKEN TAPPING: Snozzberry Sour w/ Crunchberries *DRAFT ONLY
FIRKEN TAPPING: Chillin’ In CR w/Habaneros & Ghost Peppers *DRAFT ONLY
Live Vinyl from Analog Vault

.Releases will be first come first come first serve. No proxies. Limits will be decided at a later date

Clock House releasing “It’s Ok IPA” collab with Foundation 2 Crisis Service on 9/10!

Clock House Brewing will be releasing a collab IPA on September 9th in collaboration with Foundation 2 Crisis Service, a non-profit Cedar Rapids based mental health and suicide prevention that serves all Iowans. A portion of sales will go back to Foundation 2. More info listed below:

Brewed in collaboration with Foundation 2 Crisis Services. It’s OK IPA is an all Citra dry-hopped NEIPA that leaves notes of floral and smooth citrus.Our end goal while collaborating was to raise awareness and shift the focus regarding the approach to mental health. The It’s OK IPA project was formed to encourage individuals It’s ok not to be ok.When life is not OK, Foundation 2 Crisis Services is available 24/7 at 319-362-2174. Foundation 2 Crisis Services is a Cedar Rapids-based mental health and suicide prevention nonprofit that serves all Iowans. A portion of the proceeds will be donated back to Foundation 2 Crisis Services.Available on Draft and in 16oz 4-packs.