Abu Nawas drops this week: Fat Orange Cat, Clown Shoes, Nightmare + Public Access

A whole bunch of beers will be hitting the market this week from Abu Nawas. A big list so let’s get started:

CLOWN SHOES

  • Clown Shoes SUNHAT 16oz CANS – A crisp Hazy Farmhouse IPA brewed with Citra, Mosaic and El Dorado Hops. Great Citrus-Forward Aroma Flavor. 7% ABV
  • Clown Shoes Exercising of Baxter 22oz Bottles – American Imperial Stout Aged in Rum and Port Barrels. Complex notes of rich chocolate, dark fruit, and vanilla. 11% ABV.
  • Clown Shoes Hammer of the Lion 16oz CANS – Imperial Stout blended with Wee Heavy Ale aged in Rum, Bourbon and Brandy Barrels. Rich malt sweetness paired with complex notes of Rum, Bourbon, and dark chocolate. 11% ABV. ***NEW FORMAT***
  • Clown Shoes Itaska Loonidragon 22oz Bottle– Bourbon Barrel aged Russian Imperial Stout brewed with Coconut. ABV: 11%
  • Lil Crispy 16oz CAN– Beautiful Sessionable Pale Ale. 4.8% ABV.
  • Clown Shoes Galactica 16oz CAN – Galaxy-hopped Double IPA. 8.0% ABV.
  • Clown Shoes Space Cake 16oz CAN – Clown Shoes All Star DIPA. All-Mosaic hopped Double IPA 9.0% ABV.
  • Clown Shoes Pineapple Space Cake Cake 16oz CAN – Pineapple Double IPA. Matching the fruit flavor are juicy citrus hop notes from additions of Mosaic and Azacca hops. 7.77% ABV.

FAT ORANGE CAT

  • Fat Orange Cat FOC Blood Orange Billy 16oz CAN – Blood Orange NE-IPA. 6.66% ABV
  • Fat Orange Cat Little Blue Penguin  16oz CAN – Nelson Sauvin & Motueka NE-Style IPA. 6.6% ABV.
  • Fat Orange Remove The Beer From The Bottom Of The Ocean 16oz CAN – Eureka & Mosaic NE-Style IPA. 7.5% ABV
  • Fat Orange Cat Lorenzo Blue 16oz CAN – New England DIPA LOADED with Galaxy and Citra. 8% ABV.
  • Fat Orange Cat She Drives A Plymouth Satellite16oz CAN – NE IPA brewed with Galaxy, Simcoe and Citra hops. 7.5% ABV.
  • Fat Orange Cat Do the Escalator To the 13th Floor 16oz CAN – NEW ENGLAND DOUBLE IPA. Five different hops in this DIPA – small batch. 8.3% ABV.
  • Fat Orange Cat I Don’t Like Mondays 16oz CAN – NE-Style IPA hopped with Mosaic & Simcoe. 7.5% ABV.
  • Fat Orange Cat Sweet Jane Key Lime 16oz CAN – Key Lime & Lactose Milkshake IPA. 7.9% ABV

NIGHTMARE BREWING

Nightmare Brewing Cans:
  • Nightmare Brewing Exposure 16oz CAN – Imperial IPA with 100% Cryo Citra and Mosaic. 10.1% ABV.
  • Nightmare Brewing Glasgow Smile 16oz CAN – Gose soured on Wild Scottish Bilberries with Heather, Lemon Zest, Raspberries and Blueberries. 6.7% ABV.
  • Nightmare Brewing Windlass of Erasmus 16oz CAN –  Back In!! Gose brewed with Blackberries, Blackcurrant, & Black Sea Salt. 6.6% ABV.

Public Access

  • Public Access Emergency Broadcast 16oz CAN – Double Dry Hopped Hazy Pale Ale. 5.2% ABV.
  • Public Access Omniscient Signal 16oz CAN – DIPA with Galaxy, Citra and Simcoe. 8.3% ABV.

Abu Nawas Rolling out some new Beers this Tuesday!

 

Abu Nawas distribution will be supplying our shelves with some terrific sounding beers just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. This coming Tuesday you should be seeing the following beers hitting distro in the CR/IC area:

*Evil Twin
image_thumb[3].jpgEvil **F is for Fruit Salad 16oz Can – Gose:

Let’s face it – we all like to put labels on things. It just makes us feel more comfortable. What assumptions have people made about you based on your race, religion, gender, the way you dress, or even the beer you drink? We did in fact label this year for your convenience. It has a fresh tartness, a twist of salt and a balanced fruitiness – apparently a complete reflection of your personality. We hope you like what this label says about you?

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*Evil Twin It’s Soul Good, Man 16oz Can. – IPA🔥🔥🔥🔥For the Breaking Bad Fans among you! Better Call Saul!

If you’re committed enough, you can make any story work

*Evil Twin Tart Cherry Soup Superior 16oz Can – lactose IPA brewed with tart cherries.

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Evil Twin Pineapple Flava Influencer 16oz Can:

This is The Flava Influencer IPA and it is an IPA brewed with oat, lactose, vanilla, pineapple and gooseberry. The beer will hit 7.8%-AbV and it will be packaged in 16oz cans at Dorchester Brewing in Boston, MA

Stillwater
*Stillwater Extra Extra 16oz Can 🔥🔥🔥 – Double brut india pale ale

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Stillwater Dank Dank 16oz Can 🔥🔥🔥–  dank double IPA

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Omnipollo
*Omnipollo Maz 16oz –

Maz, formerly known as Mazarin, is my take on a “thinker’s beer”. Rather than being big and undecipherably complex I wanted to create something that would calm a hop yearning nerve without fuddling the brain too much. In other words, a lavishly hopped ale of judicious ABV — an Extra Special Pale Ale if you will.

In fact, so extra special that it snatched a gold medal at the Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival in 2013.

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Coming to Shelves: Left Hand, Sixpoint, Deschutes, New Holland, Central Waters, Avery, 515, Lion Bridge and much more!

A lot of updates of possible beers hitting Eastern Iowa shelves in the next few months on the day where Dogfish Head brewery made its way back to our shelves as well. We also got word the Central Waters was releasing a barrel-aged coconut porter. I’ve reached out to a few places but no one has gotten word on if Iowa will get any of that brew. Onto the update:

sixpoint.gif**Sixpoint Brewery**
-V Righteous Barrel-Aged w/vanilla – not sure if we will see this one or not but this comes courtesy of Sixpoint’s website:

Fire up your Sixpoint app and get ready for release news in the future on this beer.  This is V Righteous from Sixpoint Brewery in Brooklyn, NY.  This beer is a barrel-aged rye ale brewed with vanilla and it will be packaged in 12oz cans.  This beer will hit 10.7%-AbV and remember “hoods make not monks.”  Stay tuned here for on your Sixpoint app for release details coming soon.

Power Ballad (New England Style IPA) – another one I’m not quite sure if we will get a sniff or not is their New England Style DIPA. This brew will come in at 8%, stay tuned for more on both of these releases from Sixpoint.

deschutes**Deschutes Brewery**
A ton of info on Deschutes releases for the next 3-4 months from Deschutes’ website:

SOUR SERIES
Pear Bergamot Sour
When:  Year Round 2018
What:  Sour Series (draft only)
The Deschutes Sour Series is a new offering from Deschutes Brewery. An innovative and creative series of stainless, lacto soured beers that vary in the use of fruit, hops, spices and specialty ingredients, all maintain a harmonious and clean acidity ranging from mild to medium. This series combines two trends among craft beer consumers: an emerging interest in kettle sours and a movement toward fruit-flavored beers. This series delivers both in a distinctly Deschutes way that is culinary-inspired and truly unique. Pear Bergamot Sour Ale tasting notes include pear and citrus with a floral aroma. Next up this spring, Black Raspberry Sour.
Beer Geek Information:  4.3% ABV  |  18 IBUs
Where: Available everywhere Deschutes is sold on draft.

RESERVE SERIES
The Ages
When: April 2018
What: Reserve Series (500ml-bottles)
A gueuze-inspired, multi-year blending shapes a wild brew brimming with fruity, spicy esters and savory, tangy pear and white pepper flavors. Deschutes’ first release in a 500ml bottle, this is a beer for the ages.
Beer Geek Information:  7.5% ABV | 15 IBUs
Where: Available everywhere Deschutes is sold.

BOND STREET SERIES
Swivelhead Red
When: February – May 2018
What:  Bond Street Series (12-ounce bottles and draft)
Perfect for that St. Patrick’s Day celebration! This twist on a traditional red ale gets its herbal hop character from European varietals added in American quantities, with a light melon accent from Australian hops, all resulting in a malty brew without the roast that’s sure to turn heads wherever it’s shared. The quirky artwork on the label tells a story and represents all the characters that contributed to this brew.
The Stats:  6.5% ABV | 70 IBUs
Where: Available everywhere where Deschutes is sold.Deschutes Announces Early 2018 Releases

COLLABORATIONS
Fresh Chair Northwest Pale Ale
When: March 2018
What: 30th Anniversary Collaboration with Crux Fermentation Project (draft only)
In celebration of Deschutes Brewery’s 30th birthday, they’ve partnered with several Deschutes Brewery alumni to collaborate on seven exciting brews. The first debut includes former brew masters Larry Sidor and Cam O’Connor now of Crux Fermentation Project, in the creation of a perfect blend of award winning Fresh Squeezed IPA and Red Chair Northwest Pale Ale. Encompassing the popular hop varieties Citra, Mosaic and Centennial, a bright and bold hop aroma compliments a drinkable malt body. All proceeds from this beer will benefit restoration of streamflow and improved water quality in the Deschutes River Basin.
Beer Geek Information:  6.5% ABV | 35 IBU
Where: Limited release in Oregon and Washington.Deschutes Announces Early 2018 Releases

Humm Zinger
When: May 2018
What: Humm Kombucha Collaboration
A collaboration with Humm Kombucha, a fellow Bend, Oregon, craft pioneer, this unique kombucha radler combines Humm’s tangy grapefruit with the iconic Cascade hops and Pilsner malt that Deschutes Brewery uses in many of its beers. The finished brew is a crisp and invigorating fresh twist on a radler.
The Stats: 4.3% ABV | 12 IBUs
Where: Limited release in Oregon and Washington.

SEASONAL
Twilight Summer Ale
When: April – August 2018
What:  Seasonal (12-ounce bottles and draft)
Back by unrelenting customer demand, Twilight Summer Ale hits the shelves just in time for summer this year! Originally introduced in 2004, this clever golden-hued ale pours remarkably crisp and clean. A distinctive malt body complements a refreshing hop profile led by a healthy dose of bold Amarillo hops. It’s going to be a great summer.
The Stats:  5.0% ABV  |  38 IBUs
Where: Available everywhere Deschutes is sold.

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Here’s the full fact sheet:

Beer news: CANS! (March); Pear Bergamot Sour (January); Swivelhead Red (February); Fresh Chair Northwest Pale Ale (March); The Ages, Twilight (April)

BEERS

Cans!

When: March

What: Fresh Squeezed IPA, Mirror Pond Pale Ale & Pacific Wonderland Lager (12oz, 6pack cans)

The weight is over! Three brands of Deschutes Brewery beer are now available in lighter, convenient packaging, more easily transported to any occasion. Fresh Squeezed IPA, Mirror Pond Pale Ale and Pacific Wonderland Lager will soon ship to distributors and land on retail shelves in 12-ounce cans. Up next,19.2-ounce single serve cans of Fresh Squeezed IPA will follow. Adventure awaits. Go-CAN-do!

Where:Available everywhere Deschutes is sold.

Introducing the Deschutes Brewery SOUR SERIES

Currently pouring: Pear Bergamot Sour

When: All year

What: Sour Series (draft only)

The Deschutes Sour Series is a new offering from Deschutes Brewery. An innovative and creative series of stainless, lacto soured beers that vary in the use of fruit, hops, spices and specialty ingredients, all maintain a harmonious and clean acidity ranging from mild to medium. This series combines two trends among craft beer consumers: an emerging interest in kettle sours and a movement toward fruit-flavored beers. This series delivers both in a distinctly Deschutes way that is culinary-inspired and truly unique. Pear Bergamot Sour Ale tasting notes include pear and citrus with a floral aroma. Next up this spring, Black Raspberry Sour.

Beer Geek Information:  4.3% ABV  |  18 IBUs

Where: Available everywhere Deschutes is sold on draft.

RESERVE SERIES

The Ages

When: April Release
What: Reserve Series (500ml-bottles)

A gueuze-inspired, multi-year blending shapes a wild brew brimming with fruity, spicy esters and savory, tangy pear and white pepper flavors. Deschutes’ first release in a 500ml bottle, this is a beer for the ages.

Beer Geek Information:  7.5% ABV | 15 IBUs

Where: Available everywhere Deschutes is sold.

BOND STREET SERIES

Swivelhead Red

When: February – May
What: Bond Street Series (12-ounce bottles and draft)

Perfect for that St. Patrick’s Day celebration! This twist on a traditional red ale gets its herbal hop character from European varietals added in American quantities, with a light melon accent from Australian hops, all resulting in a malty brew without the roast that’s sure to turn heads wherever it’s shared. The quirky artwork on the label tells a story and represents all the characters that contributed to this brew.

The Stats:  6.5% ABV | 70 IBUs

Where: Available everywhere where Deschutes is sold

COLLABORATIONS

Fresh Chair Northwest Pale Ale

When: March
What: 30th Anniversary Collaboration with Crux Fermentation Project (draft only)

In celebration of Deschutes Brewery’s 30th birthday, they’ve partnered with several Deschutes Brewery alumni to collaborate on seven exciting brews. The first debut includes former brew masters Larry Sidor and Cam O’Connor now of Crux Fermentation Project, in the creation of a perfect blend of award winning Fresh Squeezed IPA and Red Chair Northwest Pale Ale. Encompassing the popular hop varieties Citra, Mosaic and Centennial, a bright and bold hop aroma compliments a drinkable malt body. All proceeds from this beer will benefit restoration of streamflow and improved water quality in the Deschutes River Basin.

Beer Geek Information:  6.5% ABV | 35 IBU

Where: Limited release in Oregon and Washington

Humm Zinger

When: May

What: Humm Kombucha Collaboration

A collaboration with Humm Kombucha, a fellow Bend, Oregon, craft pioneer, this unique kombucha radler combines Humm’s tangy grapefruit with the iconic Cascade hops and Pilsner malt that Deschutes Brewery uses in many of its beers. The finished brew is a crisp and invigorating fresh twist on a radler.

The Stats: 4.3% ABV | 12 IBUs

Where: Limited release in Oregon and Washington

SEASONAL

Twilight Summer Ale

When: April – August

What: Seasonal (12-ounce bottles and draft)

Back by unrelenting customer demand, Twilight Summer Ale hits the shelves just in time for summer this year! Originally introduced in 2004, this clever golden-hued ale pours remarkably crisp and clean. A distinctive malt body complements a refreshing hop profile led by a healthy dose of bold Amarillo hops. It’s going to be a great summer.

The Stats:  5.0% ABV  |  38 IBUs

Where: Available everywhere Deschutes is sold

boulevard**Boulevard Brewing + Zipline Brewing Collab**

-Linkin’ Up Hot Dust IPA – here’s info on this brew courtesy of mybeerbuzz.com:

Today we get to see a new collaboration beer coming from Boulevard Brewing in Kansas City, MO.  This is Linkin’ Up and it is a collaboration with Zipline Brewing in Lincoln, NE.  The beer is a hop dust IPA that will hit 6.2%-AbV & 47 IBU and the beer will be packaged in 12oz bottles at Boulevard.  Stay tuned for release info.  We also have the Zipline Brewing double-version below called Getting’ Down hop dust DIPA (8.5%-AbV, 750ml bottles).

left hand**Left Hand Brewing**

-Peach Beerllini Radler – a refreshing sounding brew coming soon from Left Hand. Coming in at 4.1%, this brew does not have a release date quite yet but one could expect to see it before the warmer months hit!

-Belgian Style Dubbel Nitro Cans – courtesy of mybeerbuzz.com:
This morning we have another new nitro can coming from Left Hand Brewing in Longmont, CO.  This is Belgian-Style Dubbel Nitro and yep…it’s a Belgian-style Dubbel ale charged with nitrogen.  The beer hits 7.9%-AbV & 30 IBU and this is the 13.675oz Ball cans.  According to the Left Hand Release Calendar, this beer is a seasonal release coming in March/April.

Limerence.png**Odell Brewing**

-Limerence Meyer Lemon Blonde Ale – not much is known on this brew yet but it will be part of Odells Exclusive Release Series. Other than label, nothing much else is known, stay tuned for on this tasty sounding brew.

515**515 Brewing**

-Castaway Porter – 515 released this brew last Thursday. If you dig a good coconut porter then this is one you’ll want to seek out.

 

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**Lion Bridge Brewing**

-Dinner Sauce IPA – here’s what the brewery had to say about this brew

We’ve got a brand new brew for you this week! Friday we’re tapping Dinner Sauce IPA, a true everything beer. Lemony and herbal with some tropical fruit character and just enough wheat creaminess to balance out the dryness. Go ahead, have seconds, you deserve it!

-Olde No. 17 – 

The official beer of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Society and brewed to commemorate its 40th anniversary. This is the classic pub stout you know and love with a twist; 100 lbs of organic mashed potatoes were added during the brew to increase the dryness and slightly boost the alcohol. Roasty, with hints of dark chocolate, nuttiness and rich creamy mouthfeel. Slainte!

aloha.jpg**Ballast Point**

-Aloha Sculpin

With Aloha Sculpin, we used Brux Trois yeast to turn our award-winning IPA into a tropical oasis, with bright and refreshing notes of mango, pineapple and guava, along with a slight haze and smooth mouthfeel

Ska Brewing Hitting Iowa Distro Next Month

ska brewing.pngA couple of sources have told me and it has been confirmed by a recent John’s Grocery photo that Ska Brewing Company will be hitting Iowa distro next month. Ska Brewing is in Durango, Colorado and is known for the Modus Hoperandi along with a few other brews. Hopefully I’ll have more details as they become available and pinpoint an exact release date. Cheers!

Lambic and Gueuze Fans Rejoice! Abu Nawas Bringing Brouwerij Boon to Iowa!

boon.jpgMore great brews being brought in by Abu Nawas! The following information is courtesy of Abu Nawas Distribution:

We are excited to announce our new partnership with the award winning Brewery Boon. From the traditional Oude Gueuze Lambic to Limited Editions to Fruit Lambics Boon is the gold standard. Boon brands are perennial award winners. It is an honor and privilege to bring the Boon tradition and spectacular brands to Iowa.

Team Abu Nawas Beverage

A little Boon History:

Since 1975, Boon Brewery has been owned and run by Frank Boon, one of the pioneers of the authentic lambic and gueuze revival. But the first signs of the brewery date back to 1680, as a farm-brewery and distillery in the village of Lembeek. In 1860 Louis Paul bought the brewery to brew only lambic and faro. From 1875, he began bottling gueuze lambic. In 1898, Pierre Troch bought the brewery. But after the economic crisis of 1927, it came into the hands of Joseph De Vits. His son, Rene, is renowned for the production of soft and fine gueuze lambic. As Rene De Vits had no children, he sold the brewery to Frank Boon.

Say “Lembeek” in English and you hear “Lambic”. Lembeek was traditionally a “stokershol”, a distiller’s hideaway. During the many wars of the 12th century Lembeek was a free city: you could brew beer and distill gin without paying taxes. Dozens of distilleries (43 in all) and brewers set up. The French occupying forces in 1794 scrapped the tax-free status. To avoid this a public servant was on occasion bribed to notify false declaration by the brewer on the kind of brew he had brewed. But because of the number of brewers and distillers, the French called Lembeek “Le Village d’alambique (the village of stills). Gradually, the “biere di Lembecq” became “Biere d’Alambique”, the first references to lambic!

 

Alaskan Brewing Coming to Iowa this Summer!

alaska.jpgI just received the following tweet from Alaskan Brewing Company:

Johnson Brothers will be doing the distribution. The Alaskan sampler pack will be the first thing we will see on shelves and will be a great opportunity to get acquainted with the brewery.

Here’s more from the brewery’s website:

Juneau-based brewery will enter Iowa market in summer 2017

JUNEAU, Alaska (June 6, 2017) – Beer drinkers in the Hawkeye state will soon be able to get their hands on an award-winning beer from the Last Frontier, as Alaskan Brewing will be on tap and on the shelves in Iowa this summer. Alaskan is partnering with Johnson Brothers Distributing to bring a variety of brews made from the glacier-fed waters of Juneau to the heartland. In a surprising way, this reestablishes a 30-year link that the founders of Alaskan Brewing have with Iowa.

Co-Founder Geoff Larson was mentored by the staff at Millstream, a craft brewery in Amana, where he worked as a short-term visiting brewing apprentice in 1985. “Iowa was where I brewed at a commercial level for the first time. Those were exciting days early in my brewing career, learning from excellent craftsmen and getting to know and appreciate the hard-work ethic of the people of Iowa. Their passion for their community and their work has left a lasting impression on me.” said Larson.

“We are truly excited to welcome Geoff Larson back to Iowa, it’s always rewarding to see Iowa training pay off in such a successful way!” added Johnson Brother’s President Lyle Stutzman.  “One of the most requested Craft Beers in Iowa has been Alaskan Amber. We hear that request from our customers and beer drinkers all over Iowa!”

Consumers can expect to see the Alaskan Sampler Pack first in select locations starting this June. The Sampler is a great way to get to know Alaskan – it features the flagship Alaskan Amber, the invigorating Icy Bay IPA, a Belgian-style wheat beer called Alaskan White, and a rotating series of small batch beers that highlight the creativity of Alaskan brewers.

Starting in August, Iowans will begin to see the year-round packages of Amber, Icy Bay IPA and White, plus Alaskan’s bold Double-IPA, Hopothermia and Alaskan’s Seasonal lineup starting with the Kölsch-style Summer Ale.

Iowa marks the 19th state of distribution for Alaskan.

Alaskan Brewing Co. was founded in Juneau, Alaska, in 1986 by Marcy and Geoff Larson. Then age 28, they solicited help from about 80 investors to form the country’s 67th independent brewery at the time, the first since prohibition in Juneau. Though founded in 1986, its history reaches back to the Gold Rush Era, from which many recipes draw inspiration.

For more information and updates, check out Alaskan Brewing Co. online at www.alaskanbeer.com.

Distro Rumor: B. Nektar Coming to Iowa?

B-Nektar-Meadery-Logo.jpgLast night I heard some rumblings that B. Nektar Meadery will start making their way to Eastern Iowa shelves and even possible showing up at Benz Beer Fest today! B. Nektar is located in Ferndale, MI and is known for making some of the most award-winning meads and ciders in the country. Their Zombie Killer is one of the most highly regarded ciders in the country. They have a huge lineup of ciders, meads, and they also brew beer. Fingers crossed that this rumor is proven to be true! Here’s more on B. Nektar:

Guided by geeky imagination, influenced by sub-pop culture and never satisfied with the status quo, B. Nektar aims to bring a modern twist on mead as well as diversify craft mead, cider and beer.

B. Nektar Meadery was founded in 2006 by Brad and Kerri Dahlhofer, with the help of their good friend Paul Zimmerman. Brad has been an avid homebrewer since 1998, making beers, meads, ciders and wine for his own enjoyment. When Brad and Kerri got married in 2005, he made a mead to toast with at their wedding and received great reviews from the guests. Jokingly, he said that he’d someday open a meadery. Paul, a long-time friend and fellow homebrewer, soon began making meads along with Brad in the Dahlhofers’ basement. Their meads quickly began winning awards at homebrewing competitions

In the summer of 2006, Kerri was laid-off from her job. While sipping a glass of vanilla cinnamon mead made by Brad, she thought, “Why not try to sell this?” It was then that the three decided to take their mead making to the next level. In the spring of 2008, Brad too fell victim to layoffs, and the three worked night and day to prepare for their opening. After nearly two years since its inception, B. Nektar finally opened it’s doors on August 2, 2008 (National Mead Day).

B. Nektar’s session meads and hard ciders are now shaping the craft revolution.  To say it’s been a long road from the home-brewing days would be a tremendous understatement but B. Nektar continues to increase their production capacity and is currently the largest meadery in the U.S.A.

B. Nektar was the first meadery to join the ranks on the top 100 best breweries in the world by Ratebeer.com, and has remained there since 2013.

This hasn’t been confirmed yet so stay tuned for more info. Please take a look at B. Nektar’s site for a list of the meads and ciders. Safe to say, this would be a huge “get” for Iowa! Exciting news folks!

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Firestone Walker Hitting Eastern Iowa Shelves Week of May 8th

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A few sources have confirmed that Firestone Walker brewing will soon be shipping their beers to Iowa and Eastern Iowans will be seeing them on the shelves the week of May 8th. Firestone will be distributing their beers with Johnson Brothers.

For more info on Firestone Walker’s beers visit their website by clicking here and also stay tuned as we get more details on what beers we’ll be seeing on our shelves. Cheers!

Abu Nawas Beverage Bringing Mikkeller San Diego to Iowa Market starting April 19th!

mikkellerAn excellent piece of news to start the holiday weekend as Abu Nawas Beverage has announced that they will be distributing Mikkeller San Diego to the Iowa Market. The news comes from Abu Nawas’ own Frederique Boudouani:

A new brand deeply rooted in the friendship of two world-renowned breweries–Mikkeller and AleSmith Brewing Company–this project seeks to merge the best craft beer traditions of Europe and Southern California while exploring the boundaries of modern beer brewing. Expect super fresh, hoppy beers as well as classic European styles. Available at your favorite retailers and imbibing establishments starting April 19, 2017

Prairie Christmas Bomb Hitting Stores Soon

prairie.jpgExpect to see Prairie Christmas Bomb hitting our shelves in the next week or so as the beer has been released for distro. Here’s more on this brew:

Fall is bleeding out into chilly nights, and we’re at that time when the seasons start to shift and the spice hits the fan. Cuddle up into that ugly seasonal sweater, grab your best glass, and get ready to welcome Prairie Christmas Bomb! back into your life. Christmas Bomb! is our signature stout spiced with cinnamon. It has become a tradition here at Prairie Artisan Ales to produce this seasonal treat. This is our third brew, and as always we’re bringing you a brand new label.

Christmas Bomb! will bring you great comfort and joy in this dark and roasty brew. You’ll find the coffee, ancho chilies, vanilla, and cacao nibs you know and love, but they brought a friend this time. The addition of cinnamon warms this brew evoking the seasonal spirit of spice and cheer.

Prairie Christmas Bomb! is a seasonal favorite that can be found in 12oz bottles and 1/2 and 1/6 Kegs. Shipping started this week and will finish up next week, so get ready start seeing it in stores soon.

Cheers!

Also the brewery will be releasing a barrel-aged version of xmas Bomb in a brewery only release on December 3rd. If you know of anyone in the Oklahoma City area. Here’s more on this release:

Brewery Release: Barrel Aged Christmas Bomb

If there’s one thing we really enjoy doing over here at Prairie Artisan Ales, it’s putting delicious stouts in delicious barrels and spreading barrel aged cheer to all our faithful friends. This year, to ring in the holiday spirit just a little more, we’ve decided to have our next brewery only release on Saturday December, 3rd. Making this day extra special, we’ve also decided to release two limited barrel aged beers. That’s right, two. First, is our beloved imperial stout, Noir, aged in sherry barrels from our friends at Rocky Mountain Barrel Company. Appropriately named Sherry Barrel Noir. There’s only 850 bottles of this delightful, boozy fare. Next, we decided to take our famous seasonal Christmas Bomb! and age it in whiskey barrels because nothing says Christmas like cinnamon, vanilla, chocolate, Spaceship Earth coffee, ancho chiles, and WHISKEY. There will be roughly 2800 bottles of this seasonal delight but we know it won’t last long.

A few details to highlight the day of the release:
– This will be held at our production facility located at 120 S West 8th St. Krebs, OK. 74554
– Bottle release hours: 10am – sold out
  Draft hours: 10am – sold out
– Sherry Barrel Noir, 12oz bottles – $12 each, 6 bottle limit.
– BA Christmas Bomb!, 12oz bottles – $12 each, 6 bottle limit.
– First come, first serve.
– Specialty draft and growlers TBD.
– Only newly purchased and the 16oz growlers from our previous released will be filled.
– Cash and credit accepted.