Kinship signs with Pequod; plus beers from Blackstack and Company Values

FROM PEQUOD:

We are super pumped to share MORE exciting news with you… We have partnered with Iowa’s very own Kinship Brewing! We will be distributing these beers in the Eastern part of the state only. For specifics on where we will be able to distribute, please reach out to your sales person directly. 

“We have a passion for making good beer and fostering a thriving community.”
-Kinship Brewing

**Specific beers to be announced soon!**

Ghost Stories TIPA
Do you believe in ghosts? Bust out your flashlights, ‘cause sh*t’s about to get spooky. Terrifying quantities of our Hand-Selected Strata, Idaho 7 Cryo, Simcoe & El Dorado. Regardless of if you’re a true believer or not, this one is ghastly.

Building Blocks Strata & Spelt DIPA
A simplified (relatively) expression of some of our favorite raw materials. The ones we can take a leap with and know we have something close to home to land on. This version is comprised of Briess Pilsner Malt, Weyermann Speltmalz & our hand selected Strata from the amazing folks at Indie Hops & our beloved LA3 yeast. 

Convey Ideas
Rainbow Sherbert inspired smoothie-style fruited sour with Raspberry, Lime Juice, Orange Juice, & Vanilla

Weather the Storm 
Hurricane tiki inspired smoothie-style fruited sour with tangerine, passionfruit, pomegranate & lime

Drink This! Lion Bridge Silvia

In the day and age where hazy IPAs, fruited sours, and pastry stouts are the craze and dominate the release landscape of craft beer, Lion Bridge brewery in Cedar Rapids release a style of beer that my taste buds have been craving….a farmhouse ale! YES! REJOICE! As much as I love every style of beer I was ready for this one to hit my lips! Brett, barnyard funk, and wonderful hop aroma, exactly what I needed!

*STYLE – Farmhouse Ale
*ABV – 5%
*AVAILABILITY – On tap and in bottles

We hand-selected a blend of Brettanomyces and wild beer from our wood program and then dry-hopped it with Vic Secret hops and naturally carbonated kegs and bottles.

The nose is superb. Vic secret hops pair perfectly with the brett to give it that wet hay/barnyard smell that makes farmhouse ales so spectacular. First sip was exactly what I was hoping for, hops up front with the funk on the back of the tongue, wonderful dry finish and slightly tart – just right and just what I was looking for in this beer!

If you’re a funk head, love brett, and are looking to go back in time a bit in the craft world, this beer is a must try! It’s on tap now or you can stock up your cellar as it’s available in bottles too! Get out there and DRINK THIS beer!

Thew Brewing releasing “Older and in the Wayer” triple IPA this Friday! (10/29)

Thew Brewing Company in Cedar Rapids will be paying homage to their “Old and in the Way” IPA with the release of “Older and in the Wayer” Triple IPA this Friday! Here’s more on this release courtesy of Thew:

Celebrate with us on Friday – Old and in the Way is turning another year older. Do you know what that means?We’ve got a special release for you – Older and in the Wayer – triple IPA – made just for you to celebrate Old and in the Way!Join us in the taproom on Friday – we’ll have popcorn and a few additional surprises us our sleeve.

Hoosier Brewing and Collective Project coming to Iowa via Pequod, plus Untitled Art, Weldwerks, Blackstack, MORE, and Modist!

Let’s welcome Hoosier Brewing into the Hawkeye State as they will be bringing their tasty brews to us via Pequod! A full list of what to see below plus more! Check it out!

HOOSIER BREWING:

Pie Face: Pumpkin Pie
One of our taproom favorites of the past. This brew is straight pumpkin pie in a glass! We started with a heap of real pumpkin puree, and added our pie treatment along with a few other secret ingredients. It is smooth w/a medium mouthfeel, and a little tart on the finish! Grab a can of whip cream and serve it on top of this baby when you partake at home.
Java Berry: Pinball
Black Currant, Dark Chocolate, Espresso. This series is super unique in that we start with our solid sourbase, add tons of real fruit puree, and top off with name brand coffee! It is rich, super unique, and sure to please the fruit-boys who are also coffee drinkers.

Chubby Bunny: Storm Cloud
Blueberry, Blackberry, Marshmallow: The sky is getting dark with this medley of flavors. We pulled out the dark berries and paired it with loads of marshmallows for a tart, rich, and creamy brew.

Spin to Win: Ace
Strawberry, Blueberry, Gooseberry: This series is all about the fruit.. no additional adjuncts needed- let the fruit shine! A beautiful arrangement of fruit with this one– featuring crazy amounts of real strawberry, blueberry & gooseberry puree….. A clean, tart, and super refreshing brew.

Let’s ALSO welcome Collective Project is a sister brand of Collective Arts focusing on CBD-infused sparkling juices and teas that feature international commissioned art projects on each can. List below:

Sparkling Juice – Cucumber, Lemon, Lime
This mix of real cucumber and lemon and lime cold pressed juices will keep you cool, calm and collected.

Sparkling Tea – Lemon, Pear, Schisandra Green Tea
Naturally energizing green tea with fresh lemon cold press juice and schisandra, a complex dried fruit with peppery notes.

Sparkling Juice – Mango, Pineapple, Coconut
Let us help your mind wander to the beach (and maybe some other places) with our twist on a classic. Silky mango and delicately citrusy lemongrass blend with the classic piña colada ingredients of fresh pineapple and coconut.

Sparkling Tea – Raspberry & Hibiscuc Rooibos Tea
Steeped with a blend of fruity Hibiscus tea with smooth, naturally sweet Rooibos, then infused with fresh raspberries for a tart, not too sweet finish.

Midnight Toffee Stout
Coming in at 12.3%, this imperial stout is filled with cocoa nibs, vanilla beans, Belgian candi syrup & milk sugar. The Belgian candi syrup is used to boost the alcohol content without adding extra body to the beer, so this stout won’t feel as thick and heavy… just insanely delicious! This collaboration is only done once a year and flies off the shelves every time, so trust me, you don’t want to miss out!

Key Lime Pie Berliner
Freshly squeezed key limes, vanilla beans, and just a hint of graham cracker pair perfectly with the tart wheat base beer in our Key Lime Pie Berliner. We colored a bit outside the lines to recreate our favorite summer dessert, adding over 250 lbs of key limes for the signature citrus character, lactose and vanilla beans for the pie filling, and just a hint of graham cracker for the crust. Tart, creamy, complex, and dangerously drinkable.

Independent Reading Time IPA
Fans of the best-selling Citra series will love this latest edition as our main character embarks on another terpene-laden adventure with his old pals Mosaic and Motueka. When these three get together you know they’re going to get into some hijinx! The piney and fruity essences are still a huge plot point but with a lower ABV compared to a DIPA, to ensure you make it from cover to cover.

Cactus Valley IPA
Indie Pale Ale brewed with Prickly Pear Juice, Real Agave & Citra, Belma + Barbe Rouge hops. This poky boi is a remixed version of our Cactus Canyon IPA, only this time, we tossed in a lil’ somethin’ extra to make it even more cactus-y – prickly pear juice! That enticing yet still spiky red fruit on the top of a cactus adds a sugary fruitiness that perfectly compliments the Belma and Barbe Rouge hop profile. It’s another single IPA so it comes off very well balanced between hop and fruit notes. The agave adds a smooth sweetness and overall is much more enjoyable to consume than just straight up taking a bite out of a giant Saguaro. Which is, like, not recommended.

Here Comes The Sunflower
India Pale Ale brewed with malted Colorado sunflower seeds & Citra + Nectaron hops. Little darling, it’s been a long and hot summer. And as the seasons change and temps drop we wanted to make a beer using an ingredient right from our very state, the big tall yellow guy, that late-summer hit, the Colorado sunflower. We put a heapin’ helpin’ of sunflower seeds into this recipe to pay homage to the big bright blooming boy that helps us squeeze every last drop of sunlight out of summer. If you’ve never had sunflower seeds in a beer you’re gonna wanna give this a go or two. It’s as if our brewers found a way to liquify the beauty of a clear Colorado afternoon and package it. We’re also thrilled to add a new hop varietal to our arsenal! Nectaron hops come from New Zealand and bring forth a burst of passionfruit, pineapple citrus notes to further brightent his beer.

Juicy Bits IPA
Our flagship IPA features a huge citrus and tropical fruit hop character from the Mosaic, Citra & El Dorado hops and softer, smoother mouthfeel from the adjusted water chemistry, higher protein malts, and lower attenuation. The end result is a beer reminiscent of citrus juice with extra pulp, thus the name Juicy Bits.

Speltie Oatie Dope Delicious TIPA
A liquid love song for our favorite alien space pimps from the dirty south. Cadillacs full of our hand selected citra, amarillo cryo, simcoe cryo and el dorado on a long body malt base. If we were to describe it in 4 words, it would be: speltie, oatie, dope, delicious. Just wait for the trumpet solo. 

Meat Sweats Lager
This beer is a bastardization of some of our favorite lager/lagerish traditions from near and far with our good buds at the private sector. 

Autumn Fields Cream Ale
The leaves are changing, which means it’s time to bring back one of our favorite seasonal releases. 𝗔𝘂𝘁𝘂𝗺𝗻 𝗙𝗶𝗲𝗹𝗱𝘀 is a cream ale with cranberry and orange to provide you with some fresh Fall flavor that pairs nicely with the imminent brisk weather. Bright and crushable with a rush of tart fruity flavor, this light-bodied ale is perfect for a trip to the apple orchard, pumpkin patch, or while nestled in a blanket around an open fire. (4.5% ABV)

Dbl Frooted Mango 
This week we’re bringing back a doubled version one of our most popular variants from our FROOTED series…𝗗𝗢𝗨𝗕𝗟𝗘 𝗙𝗥𝗢𝗢𝗧𝗘𝗗 𝗠𝗔𝗡𝗚𝗢! This Smoothie Ale is absolutely loaded with fresh Indian-grown Mangos. Simply brilliant, this straightforward mango ale permeates with everything you love about the ripe tropical drupe that’s refreshing as it is tasty. Ultra-juicy with a nice tangy mouthfeel and exquisite fruity aroma. (8% ABV)

Mangoshino
What two words would you combine if you could combine two words?
Introducing Mangoshino, our Smoothie Sour w/ malted wheat, 2-row barley & over 3400 lbs of Mango & Sweet Cherries.

Abracadaver
A quick flick of the wrist. Don’t blink, you might miss it. “Abracadaver”. Was it sleight of hand? Is that an actual wizard? What is this sorcery? Don’t question it. Accept it. Abracadaver. Introducing Abracadaver, our New England Double IPA w/ barley, oats, flaked oats, hopped & double dry hopped w/ Sultana, Citra, El Dorado Cryo & Strata.

Dreamyard Hazy IPA
An 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.

Untitled Art, Mason Ale Works, Ferrous Falcon, and Collective Arts coming from Pequod!

Pixie Mix Cherry Crusher
This Cherry Crusher Pixie Mix is taking us back to 1995 and will have you listening to Nirvana, playing Mario and reminiscing the good ol’ days when life was simple, the days were long and a big pitcher of cherry kool aid solved all the world’s problems.

BA Exhausted Parent Imperial Stout – Chocolate Shoppe Series
Barrel aged imperial stout with espresso beans, cacao nibs and mik sugar. Based off of the ice cream flavor Exhausted Parent which is bourbon-spiked espresso ice cream swirled with bittersweet chocolate chunks.

Double Blueberry Sour
This is THE BEST beer to come out of Untitled Art in months. Truly a 10/10, pouring a perfect blue & purple color.  The amount of true blueberry, body, and carbonation is spot on. 

Bride of Dankenstein IPA 
You know what they say, the best things come in pairs. This Classic west coast single IPA is the significant other, or bride so to speak, to our Danknestein’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

Dankenstein’s Monster DIPA
IT’S ALIVE!!! IT’S ALIIIIIIIIIIVEEEEEEEE!!!
Just in time for the spooky season, this monstrous unfiltered double IPA packed 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. 

Brothers of the Freemason IPA
The only password you need to get into this masonic lodge is the word “Citra”. Created in collaboration with our Bros (Pun definitely intended) at Booze Brother’s Brewing out of Vista CA, this beer contains nothing but Citra. But don’t take that as it being boring by any means. We tracked down every different variation of the Citra hop we could find to create this citrus bomb. Containing Cryo Citra, Incognito Citra, and regular T90 Citra hop pellets, this beer is much more complex than your standard single hop beer.
All you need to do is know the password and the handshake

Cash Stout
Imperial Coffee Stout Collaboration with Mostra Coffee. Notes of Dark Chocolate, Espresso and Rich Malt 

Galaxy Revengeance DIPA – Beer Zombies Collab
What do you get when Mason Ale Works and Beer Zombies put their head together for a collaboration? You can a hazy bursting with the Citrus, Peach, and Passionfruit that Galaxy is known for. This single hopped hazy double IPA is as dangerously crushable as it is delicious

Willy Time
Belgian Style White Ale: Brewed with Orange, Grapefruit Peel, and Coriander, and for a crisp and refreshing brew.

Mason Ale Works + Horus Aged Ales = 
Ferrous Falcon Brewing

Kyle Harrop (Horus Aged Ales) teams with Mason Ale Works’ Grant Tondro on new brewing project! These beers are amazing, you’re really going to want to try these. Read about it here.



Cutthroat Committee DIPA – Collaboration with Outer Range Brewing

Double Dry Hopped Double IPA with Motueka, Riwaka, and Sabro Hops. Collaboration with Outer Range Brewing Co.

Mosaic Moose DDH IPA – Collaboration with Foam Brewers
Double Dry Hopped IPA with Flex, Mosaic, and Mosaic Cryo Hops

Life in the Clouds NEIPA
Fall into the rich embrace of this New England style IPA. Simcoe and Mosaic hops balance each other to make this juicy IPA explosively fruit forward in both taste and aroma while curbing any unbearable sweetness to make an extremely drinkable beer. The huge mouth feel ensures all of your tastebuds are enveloped in a blanket of tropical bliss, paradise in a can.

Rainbow Sherbet Sour
This Rainbow Sherbet Sour is our take on a classic warm-weather treat but can be enjoyed anytime throughout the year. Packed full of key lime, pineapple, orange and raspberry, it strikes the perfect balance between fruity sweetness and sour tartness.

Big Grove “Richard the Whale” Preorder starts this Wednesday (10/13)! Release date set for December 4th!

Big Grove Brewery has announced the release details for the one of the best, if not the best, beer releases in the state of Iowa as Richard the Whale will be coming back to us on December 4th! Pre Order starts this Wednesday (10/13), check out the information below courtesy of Big Grove for more details! Click HERE for Wednesday’s presale!

Richard the Whale, our bourbon barrel-aged Russian Imperial Stout, resurfaces Saturday, December 4. To get your fins on this big, beautiful four-pack, you can snag it beginning Wednesday at 10AM online at biggrove.com.
Additionally, we’ll once again host the Friday night Omakase Dinner at the Iowa City Taproom, featuring the very best in food and beverage from our chefs and brewers—prepared right in front of your table.
Saturday, December 4, Richard the Whale returns with brunch for all alongside…HDTV | Imperial Hazy IPA Double Dry Hopped with Galaxy | We took inspiration from our Color TV, which is brewed with a whole lot of Galaxy hops and brewed a truly out-of-this-world beer: HDTV. This one is hitting the airwaves at a whopping 9.2% ABV.
Project Hop Fisch | Big Grove collab with Lua Brewing + Toppling Goliath | This second round of the Hop Fisch IPA collab heads into the tanks later this week… and you can count on something special from this trio of Iowa brewmasters.
This release is available from our Iowa City Brewery & Taproom and Solon Brewpub.Iowa City 7am-10am: in-house pick-up with brunch menu availableSolon 7am-10am: in-house pick-up with regular menu and breakfast options available
No limits. Proxies are allowed with the buyer’s order number and a digital copy of ID. The pick-up for this release is in-house pick-up only and will not include a drive-thru.
We love you and think you’re great.

Iowa Beer Distro News: Maine Beer Company coming via Johnson Bros!

Another wonderful brewery will be gracing the shelves here in Iowa in the near future as news of Maine Beer Company coming to Iowa via Johnson Brothers has been confirmed! An eclectic portfolio that has a vast array of styles including the ever popular and delicious Lunch, Mean Old Tom, Peeper, and many more! It will be interesting to see what we get in Iowa, but I’m really looking forward to trying more of Maine’s offerings! Click HERE to visit their website to check out their brews! Cheers!

MORE Brewing Tap Takeover @Red’s Alehouse set for Oct. 7th!

Reds’ Alehouse will be welcoming MORE Brewing Company to our state with a tapping of some pretty limited beers! Head on over to North Liberty on Thursday, October 7th and get ready to taste some excellent brews! Here’s what’s going to be on tap:
Arketype:Coco Flux- Imerpial Stout
Henna: Coconut Double Rainbow- Imerpial Stout
Into the Sun: Wheet Beer
Sun City: Dry Hopped Lager (HH)
Morever- New England IPA (HH)

Here’s more on this event courtesy of Reds:

Join us for a special tapping to help introduce one of our new favorite breweries making their way to Iowa!More Brewing Company is located in Villa Park, IL and specializes on juicy ipas, stouts and sours. Come see what they’re all about!

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