Reunion announces “Imperial Banshee” taproom only release for December 10th!

A perfect opportunity for you to check out Reunion’s stellar new taproom in downtown Iowa City or head back to old faithful on the Coralville strip, either way, make sure you get to one of those locations as they prepare to release “Imperial Banshee” barrel-aged stout! Here’s more on this release courtesy of Reunion’s Facebook page:

Our feared IMPERIAL BANSHEE Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout gets a dual release at both ReUnion Iowa City and the Coralville Taproom on Saturday, December 10th. This special 2022 vintage was aged for TWO YEARS in bourbon barrels. Stay tuned for more release details…

Lion Bridge releasing “Incredible True Story” rye IPA on 12/28!

Lion Bridge continues a busy few months as they lead into their big barrel aged filled month of January! At the end of December comes another new release, as “Incredible True Story” rye IPA will be available at the brewery! Here’s more on this beer courtesy of Lion Bridge’s Facebook page:

Incredible True Story (Rye IPA w/Columbus, Amarillo, Chinook, Citra, 7%) – Yes, it’s true, and it’s incredible. Rye IPA is amazing and we have one right here for you. Come and enjoy this beauty.

Lil Beaver, Blackstack, Modist, Untitled Art, Phase 3, Tripping Animals coming from Pequod!

Wainbows IPA

Tart Cherry Napkin

Blueberry Crumble al a Mode

Silky Smooth Stout

Trying to Find a Balance – collab with Equilibrium

Modist

  • Double Ghost Vision IPA
  • Key Lime Shook
  • Teal Label West Coast IPA

Untitled Art

  • Candied Canteloupe 
  • Passionberry Cream collab w/ Woven Water
  • Cosmic Punch IPA

Phase 3 Brewing

  • Triple Pixel Density
  • Doggone Delish IPA
  • Double Pixel Density
  • Marmalade IPA
  • F-Stop IPA

Trippping Animals

  • 4 Years of Trippin’
  • Kenny Bell DIPA
  • Is This Heaven? Fruited Sour collab Evil Twin
  • Emmanuel Don’t Brew It – Keg Only
  • Anarchy Fuel IPA

Lua releasing 3 new beers this Friday (9/16)!

Lua Brewing will be the place to be as they are welcoming 3 new beers to their portfolio this coming Friday September 16th! A collab with Pulpit Rock and another with Horus Aged Ales out of California! Here’s the latest from the folks at Lua:

Two and a half years ago, we spent some time with our friends from @prbrewing and designed a stout recipe destined for barrels. Our friendship with the team at Pulpit is a special one, having such admiration for their beer long before Lua materialized. We look to the team there to inspire us, and push us to constantly improve our craft. We also have immense respect for them personally, and admire their integrity and care for their customers and community.

The beer we came up with was straightforward, a double mash, long boil stout that rested for well over 2 years in bourbon barrels. Two of these barrels were exemplary in our eyes, and worthy of showcasing on their own, unblended. The beer became Wistful, an homage to the time it was brewed, before the residual sugar arms race really reared its head.

WISTFUL BARREL #1 (14.9%) Imperial stout aged in a single Buffalo Trace bourbon barrel. Limit is one (1) 375mL bottle per person.

WISTFUL BARREL #2 (14.9%) Imperial stout aged in a single Blanton’s bourbon barrel. Limit is one (1) 375mL bottle per person.

GRACKLE (15%) Kyle from @horusagedales came over to the Hawkeye state a few months ago and helped us brew this big ol’ stout. Imperial stout conditioned on a whole buncha macadamia nuts, walnuts, almonds, coconut, cinnamon, vanilla, & cacao nibs. Limit is two (2) 750mL bottles per person.

TWO WAYS to order:

– The good old fashioned line! Grab your favorite lawn chair and camp out. You’ll be handed a ticket for your bottles in line, and doors open at 11AM for purchases. Cutoff for tickets will be 10:30AM. Stay, have some pours, & hang 🍺.

– Online ordering through TOAST! Bottles go live at 10:45AM CST. Proxies are allowed (just make sure your proxy has your order number and name ready at pickup). All bottles MUST be picked up at the Lua Taproom by end of service (11pm) on 9/16.

See you all this Friday. Who’s ready for a #PatioStout?!

MORE, Blackstack, Untitled Art, Southern Grist, and Mason Ale Works coming from Pequod!

Oktoberfest
We brewed this beautiful amber lager strong and true to style, with a bold malty backbone and a refreshingly mild hop presence. Crisp and clean, it’s no wonder we just couldn’t wait to start pouring this one while sporting tropical lederhosen and basking in the sunshine.

Agra – Mango Mojito – NEW fruit additions 
This brand new hard seltzer is leaven with real mango purée, lime juice, and mint for a tropical infusion of the traditional Cuban highball. Made with our soft, ultra-purified RO water for ultimate refreshment, our seltzers are made with REAL FRUIT and are brewed naturally gluten & dairy-free. 

Triple Dry hopped – Stacking Cash Triple IPA (10.1%) – J Wakefield Collab
Fresh outta Dade County, our 305 homies from J. Wakefield Brewing came up to get 2 live with 3x as much of some of our favorite hops: Cashmere, Strata, Cashmere, Mosaic, Cashmere Cryo, Talus & More Cashmere. Get your stacks up.

Encore -Strata Cold IPA (6.3%)
A collaboration with our buds at the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand for their State Fair Concert Series. Taking inspiration from several different lager traditions in the pursuit of drinkability, this is a bright & lean IPA. Brewed with a touch of Minnesota Wild Rice & fermented cold for maximum crispiness. Drippy Tropical Fruit & Sauv Blanc Spritz forward aromas courtesy of Strata & Idaho 7 hops. Grab another one before the Encore!

Pull tabs – Murky Pale Ale (6.0%)
Our liquid homage to our favorite form of legal gambling returns, this time in some fresh new duds. Boxes on boxes of Citra, Strata & Idaho 7… Pull Up.

Local 755 Hazy IPA (6.8% ABV) 
Our All-Time Ale. Countless tweaks & nudges in the right direction over three and a half years in pursuit of our own turbid utopia. Citra, Azacca & Amarillo love from our house to yours.

Affogato Ice Cream Pastry Stout (11% ABV)
“Our latest pastry stout is brewed and blended with the bittersweet flavors of roasted coffee and dark chocolate balanced with the smooth creaminess of vanilla and milk sugar* for a decadent dessert of a beer crafted for savoring after a meal (passeggiata – the traditional Italian after-indulgence stroll – optional, but recommended). Salute!”

Juicy IPA V13 
The newest version of the OG wisconsin Hazy IPA. This batch is made with Citra, Mosaic, Motueka and Green Bullet Hops. 

Breakfast Bowl Gjoi Getaway 

GOJI GETAWAY is a Fruited Sour Ale loaded with lactose, goji berry puree, raspberry puree, 🍌banana puree, vanilla granola clusters, cashews, and a 🍯honey drizzle.

Hardee’s Collab – Strawberry Biscuits & jam

September is National Biscuit month. To celebrate we have been hard at work on an epic collaboration. A fruit.

Key lime pie gose 

Since it’s been a minute since we’ve dropped anything in our Pie Sour Ale series, we figured we would take it back to a classic this weekend. KEY LIME PIE SOUR ALE is, as the name implies, a dessert inspired pastry sour ale. Brewed with lactose, lime puree, graham crackers, marshmallows, vanilla, and a pinch of sea salt

Mango / Raspberry / Lime Hill

MANGO RASPBERRY LIME HILL is a fruited sour that drinks like a tropical Limeade. The sweet mango plays beautifully with the tart raspberry & lime punch.

Passionfruit / Papaya / Pineapple Hill

PASSION FRUIT PAPAYA PINEAPPLE HILL. Come grab this little 🌴 tropical beauty

Bride of Dankenstein – West coast DBL IPA (glow in the dark label)

This Classic west coast single IPA is the significant other, or bride so to speak, to our Dankenstein’s Monster. We sewed together a bouquet of Citra, Idaho 7, Cascade, Cashmere, Strata, and Amarillo to create a beer that is lighter and more fruit forward than her more monstrous other half, although sure to still ELECTRIFY

Checkerboard Silver DDH Hazy Dipa

The latest installment in our checkerboard series, this huge DDH Double Hazy IPA smacks you right in the face with a thick body and juicy citrus. Double Dry Hopped with Azacca, Motueka, Simcoe, and drinking much smoother than the 8% it comes in at, this is a dangerous juice bomb of epic proportions.

Dankensteins Monster – DBL IPA (glow in the dark label)

Just in time for the spooky season, this monstrous unfiltered double IPA is packed to the brim with classic and dank hops. We pieced together this monster with Cascade, CTZ, Chinook, Centennial, and Simcoe giving you big citrus big pine, and all the dankness you could ask for.

Hop Show – Hazy DDH DBL IPA

“the most fun you’ll ever have drinking a beer… a new DDH Hazy Double IPA . A hazy tropical juice bomb bursting at the seams with mango, peach, pineapple and rambutan. A bright backend of ripe lemon zest brings together this pillowy soft IPA. Don’t miss out on tickets to the Hopshow!

Jambi – West Coast iPA 

Good balance of pine and citrus with an aggressive hop profile. Hopped with Citra, Cascade, Centennial, & Idaho 7

Troublemaker – Hazy IPA  

Hazy IPA hopped with Citra, Mosaic, and Amarillo

September releases coming from Backpocket!

Pretzel Stout – Chocolate stout that was infused with pretzels with a splash of peanut butter.

Oatmeal Stout – Experimental oatmeal stout that has a touch of vanilla (draft only/taproom release)

Cereal Killer – Hazy IPA with loaded with lactose, marshmallow and mosaic, azacca and equinox hops then infused with hundreds of pounds of fruity cereal.

Saturday Morning Raspberry/Feijoa – One of our favorites in the Saturday Morning smoothie sour series with the return of Raspberry and Feijoa which is a mix of strawberry, guava and pineapple fruit flavors. 

Blackstack, Untitled Art, and Modist coming from Pequod!

DDH City Pages – DDH Best IPA (7.0%)
Despite our best efforts, we never got this when they were around & the first time around this beer was hitting too hard for us not to go back in. Double the word count of our Hand Selected Mosaic & Mosaic Cryo with a beautiful lot of Nelson Sauvin from New Zealand. Figured since we were the only ones voting this year, we could do the tally ourselves. Rest In Peace.

STACKING BRICKS: UNIVERSALLY PANNED
– Collab w/Bricksworth NEIPA (7.2%)

Our bud Tyler, The Head Brewer down at Bricksworth Beer Co. in Burnsville has been cranking out some pretty serious shredders. However, due to the way distribution laws work in Minnesota, they can’t sell any of their beers in cans or outside of their taproom. So we figured we’d have him up in an ongoing basis to put some of his favorite recipes into beer tubes. First up is “UNIVERSALLY PANNED”, a Mosaic & Strata showcase that pairs perfectly with their Detroit Style Pizzas & Wings

Local 755 Hazy IPA 
Their Foggy friend and flagship IPA. Local 755 one of the best out there 

Citra Session IPA 
A session India Pale Ale with Amarillo and Citra Hops 

Into It – Lager conditioned on key lime and lemon juice
Lager w/ pilsner malt conditioned on lemon juice, lemon crystals, lime juice and key limes