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

๐“๐ก๐ฎ๐ซ๐ฌ๐๐š๐ฒ, ๐ƒ๐ž๐œ๐ž๐ฆ๐›๐ž๐ซ ๐Ÿ‘ ๐š๐ญ ๐Ÿ”:๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽ๐ฉ๐ฆ-๐Ÿ—:๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽ๐ฉ๐ฆ๐ˆ๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐š๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐“๐š๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ƒ๐ข๐ง๐ง๐ž๐ซ
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)๐…๐ซ๐ข๐๐š๐ฒ, ๐ƒ๐ž๐œ๐ž๐ฆ๐›๐ž๐ซ ๐Ÿ’ ๐š๐ญ ๐Ÿ”:๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽ๐ฉ๐ฆ-๐Ÿ—:๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽ๐ฉ๐ฆ๐ˆ๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐š๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐“๐š๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ƒ๐ข๐ง๐ง๐ž๐ซ
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

๐’๐š๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐๐š๐ฒ, ๐ƒ๐ž๐œ๐ž๐ฆ๐›๐ž๐ซ ๐Ÿ“ ๐š๐ญ ๐Ÿ•:๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐š๐ฆ
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)
๐’๐š๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐๐š๐ฒ, ๐ƒ๐ž๐œ๐ž๐ฆ๐›๐ž๐ซ ๐Ÿ“ ๐š๐ญ ๐Ÿ•:๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐š๐ฆ
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:
โ€ข Two (2) 375 mL bottles of 2020 Richard the Whale
โ€ข One (1) 375 mL bottle of 2020 with JBC Roasters Coffee
โ€ข One (1) 375 mL bottle of 2020 Spotted Richard
โ€ข One (1) 2020 Richard the Whale commemorative glassBottomless Family-Style Brunch | 7am-10am โ€ข $25 – purchase Saturday, December 5 on-site at the Iowa City location only
โ€ข Masks are required for each guest
โ€ข Menu released soon!
GOLDEN TICKET – Richard the Whale Vietnamese Coconut Coffee (500 mL)We decided to make everything a little simpler this yearโ€” so we are selling our Golden Ticket online this year. Better get them fast because they wonโ€™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: โ€ข We will be maintaining our social distancing guidelines. Please wear your mask and help us stay safe. โ€ข 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. โ€ข One Golden Ticket bottle per person. โ€ข All Ticket holders must bring a valid photo ID. โ€ข Ticket holders must be 21 years of age or older at the time of purchasing the Ticket. โ€ข Proxy bottle pickups can begin to pick up at 7am. โ€ข Pre-Sale ticket holders may pick up their bottles between 7am and 10am during the event. โ€ข Please have your order number ready. We will be checking individuals off our list. โ€ข Please do not bring open bottles into the taproom. โ€ข 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.

Backpocket releasing “Iowa City Wave” this Friday!

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Backpocket Brewing will be releasing Iowa City Wave milkshake IPA this Friday at the Coralville taproom! This mango milkshake IPA is limited so get their fast to enjoy a pint! Here’s more on this release:

This weeks release, Iowa City Wave: Mango Milkshake IPAย ๐Ÿฅญ
Iowa City Wave is back with our most popular Milkshake IPA. This tropical mango juice bomb milkshake IPA was brewed with lactose & vanilla, then heavily dry-hopped with Azacca & Ekuanot hops for a burst of tropical & citrus flavors. ABV: 6.5% IBU: 30
Did you know that we donate $1 per pint of Iowa City Wave from our taproom to the UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital?!
This IPA will be available for a limited time in the Coralville Taproom starting FRIDAY! Mug Clubbers stop in Thursday and get your free pour!
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Big Grove Announces 7th Anniversary details!

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A brewery that is as good as any with their releases and celebrations has announced their Solon location’s 7th anniversary details! Food, beer, and socially distant fun will be had, this lineup includes some new beers and a the chefs will be doing up some smoked pork shoulder tacos. Here’s more on the anniversary party:

Join us Sunday in Solon to celebrate our 7th Anniversary! This year will look a little different from past anniversary partiesโ€”as we add a bit of socially-distant fun and subtract a few pieces from previous years that aren’t a fit in 2020.

Most importantly… here’s the tap lineup:
โ€ข Barrel Aged Velvet
โ€ข Color TV
โ€ข Batch 1000
โ€ข Turtle Hunter
โ€ข Solon Summer Series Peach Pecan Pie
โ€ข Stouted Nut Roll ๐Ÿ†•

We’ll be taking over the street in front of our brewpub to expand patio seatingโ€”and all guests must be seated by a host and remain at their table while dining. Face coverings are encouraged.

A specialty Big Grove-themed coloring book will be available for the kids. And we’ve added a from-your-table scavenger hunt with prizes. No chalk contest this year, unfortunately.

Our chefs will be doing a smoked pork shoulder taco special and the bakers are whipping up Sweet Corn Cheesecake and cupcakes! Our fabulous service staff brings the goods to your table.

We’ll have live music from 12-6, made up of former and current staff members.

We’re grateful to be celebrating a seventh anniversary. Back in 2013, we weren’t sure if we’d even have a one-year anniversaryโ€”and it’s been a fun ride every day since. This year’s been a doozyโ€”but we believe we can celebrate responsibly. We’d be honored if you could join us.

As in year’s past, we will be open on Labor Day Monday ๐Ÿ‘

Backpocket releasing “Rob’s Rooftop Dreams” this Friday!

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Backpocket will be releasing their “most heavily hopped” beer that they have ever brewed this coming Friday! Rob’s Rooftop Dreams will be available for purchase and on draft when BP opens their doors this Friday! Here’s more courtesy of Backpocket:

We are so excited for Friday’s release, Rob’s Rooftop Dreams!
This double NEIPA malt base has localย Ebert Honey, and was double dry-hopped with over 8 pounds per barrel of Citra and Simcoe hops. แด›สœษชs ษชs แด›สœแด‡ แดแดsแด› สœแด‡แด€แด ษชสŸส สœแดแด˜แด˜แด‡แด… ส™แด‡แด‡ส€ แดกแด‡ สœแด€แด แด‡ แด‡แด แด‡ส€ แด…แดษดแด‡! Rob longs for the day he can escape his coworkers by setting up a basecamp on the rooftop. When he does, he will take this beer with him.
Rob’s Rooftop Dreams will only be available in the Coralville Taproom on draft and in 16oz/4pks. – Mug clubbers there is no free pour of this one, but you will be able to purchase this on draft and in cans on Thursday!
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Lion Bridge releasing 2 beers tomorrow (7/1) + Cucumber Kolsch coming to cans 7/28!

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Lion Bridge brewing will be releasing 2 new cans to their lineup tomorrow (7/1) at 3 p.m. at their brewery in the Czech Village. Here’s what we can expect tomorrow!

A new one: Green Dragon (New Zealand Pilsner, 5.5%abv) New Zealand Motueka hops and a cool fermentation with our house Alt yeast yield this niche style that is clean and quaffable with pronounced tropical fruit and citrus flavors.

And an old favorite, now in CANS: Kundera Kolsch (4.6%abv) Slight hop bitterness, pleasing European malt character and pleasant floral German hop flavor and aroma.

We’ll also have Dan & Debbie’s ice cream pints for sale out of the Taproom tomorrow.

Also announced for a July 28th release is a personal summer favorite and that is Cucumber Kolsch coming to cans!

Cucumber Kรถlsch (Field Beer, 4.6%) – Lion Bridge Brewing Company teamed up with Bass Farms to brew this intriguing take on a classic German style. The bright melon character of fresh picked cucumber plays with the crisp, spicy nature of the style. The result is refreshing and delightful. Cheers to local producers!

Backpocket Brewing July Releases! 8th Anniversary Stout set for 7/18 taproom only release!

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Here’s the inside scoop on upcoming July releases from Backpocket! If you haven’t tried their latest sours you should add that task to your weekend list! Here are the dates for their July releases!

07/04/20 Saturday Morning: Berries 4pk/16oz
07/10/20 Angel Haze NEIPA 4pk/16oz
07/17/20 Pucker Up Right Meow ย 6pk/12oz
07/18/20 8th Anniversary BA Stout 12oz Bottles (Taproom Only)
07/24/20 Tiki Sour 4pk/16oz
07/24/20 Hawktoberfest 6pk/12oz
07/24/20 Clonefest Festbier 6pk/12oz
07/31/20 House Divided NEIPA 4pk/12oz

Lion Bridge releasing “Mallow Gold” BA S’mores Stout + “Me Time” NEIPA next Thursday! (6/18)

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Two new brews coming from Lion Bridge on June 18th and both of these sound like a release you’ll want to plan your day around!

Mallow Gold (9%abv, Barrel-Aged S’mores Stout) – We took bourbon barrel aged stout from our stock that have been aging for over a year, and s’moresified it! Marshmallow, Chocolate, and Graham Cracker meld beautifully in this campfire beer. $17.99 4-pack

Me Time (NEIPA, 7.2%) Heavy on the Citra with a comforting dose of Cashmere hops. It’s ok, have some more Me Time. $12.99 4-pack

Big Grove “Drive Thru Burgers” now Big Grove “Drive Thru Burritos”! + 3 more beer releases this weekend!

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With Big Grove opening back up both their Solon and Iowa City locations for social distancing dine-in option, the popular Big Grove drive thru on Saturdays is getting a little change up to make room for folks wanting to come to the restaurant! Instead of drive thru burgers, fries and beers from 11-2 it will now be drive thru breakfast burritos and beers from 9-11 a.m.! Preorder your burritos and beer by clicking here!

And just a quick thank you note to the staff at both Big Grove locations for the adaptability and also their generosity in still getting us beer and terrific food the last few months. Class act group of people! Onto the releases:

* Into the Woodsย kettle sour was originally brewed as part of a collab with our pals fromย Copper Kettle Brewingย in Denver, CO. Lactose, blackberries, and raspberries give this Berliner Weisse aย tart and fruity zing! If you haven’t tried it, it’s something special.
*A Better Tomorrowย hazy double IPA returns after its debut during Hazepocalypse 2019. Many said it was the best of the six in that Hazy Series #jussayin ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ Brewed with South African hops, this exceptionally fruity beer has notes of orange and sweet peach and a very smooth and creamy mouthfeel.
*Strawberry Lemon Splash Gusherย tastes like… who knows?! These Gushers have been crazyโ€”and crazy delicious. They’re made in a tiny fermentor on Fridays with more fruit than should legally be allowed in beer. Strawberries and lemons work together, right?

Weekend Releases: Big Grove + Pulpit Rock – Sours, IPAs, Stouts, + more

The Beer Gods continue to smile upon us even in this trying time as our wonderful brewers, brewery employees continue to get us great beer every damn week! Big Grove has been releasing 4 beers, many of them new, every week for the past how many weeks for their drive thru weekend operation and Pulpit has been pushing at least two releases every Friday! So, what do these breweries have for us this weekend?

PULPIT ROCK

JACUZZI MOVES

This beer has the moves, dancing with 600lbs of fresh strawberries and lemonade mix to give it that refreshing summer taste. Jacuzzi Moves – a strawberry and lemonade mix kettle pastry sour, $6.50/16oz. can, no limits

BLUSTERY

Blueberries, marshmallows, golden sandwich cookies oh my! Who could ask for a better combination? This blueberry sour will blow you away. Blustery is available this Friday. $6.50/16oz.can, no limits

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BIG GROVE

TAILWIND

ย The official beer of RAGBRAIย is back! This light and crisp golden ale rolls into town with a hot, new look and four new pals.โฃ

PEACH MOSH PIT

Gose featuring peaches, apricots, and plums. Sweet, tart, and the perfect patio beer.โฃ

ALL NEW EVERYTHING

Hazy double IPA delivers bright, juicy, and fruity greatness by way of the all-new experimental cryo hop blend and pilsner malt. Get ready… this one shines!โฃ

BOSTON CREAM PIE

Is a pie that’s actually a cake that’s actually a beer! Chocolate, vanilla, and lactose come together for decadent dessert in a can.โฃ

TROPICAL FREAK OUT

Is our latest Gusher. Highlighted by a Snowbird sour ale base, we added heaps of pineapple and tangerine to take you straight to the tropical paradise of your dreams.

If you have a release coming up and would like me to post just shoot me an email! Cheers everyone!

4 more Big Grove brews! Preorder starts this Wednesday! (5/6) Survival Kit, Summer Summer Jam Jam, Boston Cream Pie Stout, and Pride of Iowa

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Four more Big Grove beers will be making their way to our lips this coming weekend and preorder starts this Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. Preorder available here. The 4 beers that they are releasing are:

*Pride of Iowa – pale ale using all Iowa ingredients
*Boston Cream Pie – dessert stout
*Survival Kit Vol. 2. – hazy IPA
* Summer Summer Jam Jam – gusher

Stay tuned for more details on these 4 beers and don’t forget to click the link above to preorder starting on Wednesday! Cheers!