Clock House Brewing releasing Blueberry + Mango “Bubbler” Milkshake IPAs on 9/24!

Another week and another release of some delicious sounding beers from our amazing Iowa breweries. This time around, it will be Clock House Brewing in CR releasing two new milkshake IPAs on September 24th! Blueberry Bubbler and Mango Bubbler will have a presale release this Sunday! Here’s more on these two:

Blueberry Bubbler is a Milkshake IPA with milk sugar and vanilla beans. Dry hopped with Mosaic, Simcoe, and Azacca. Rested on real blueberries to finish. The Mango Bubbler is a Milkshake IPA with milk sugar and vanilla beans. Dry hopped with Mosaic, Simcoe, and Azacca. Rested on real Mango pieces to finish. The preorder form for cans of the Milkshake IPA’s will be posted on Sunday at Noon.

Lion Bridge releasing “Oktobot 3000” Wednesday, Sept. 2nd!

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This year’s version of Lion Bridge’s popular barrel-aged marzen is set to be released on Wednesday, September 2nd starting at 3:00. This beer will be available in 4 packs, and don’t forget about Wednesday’s (8/19) Collapse of the Multiverse release! Here’s more from Lion Bridge on this release:

Oktobot 3000 (Barrel-Aged Imperial Märzen, 8.5%abv) – A fusion brew with German and Czech roots in the recipe as well as the name (“robot” is a word with Czech origins). Munich and Bohemian Pilsner Malt are the motherboard to this amped up version of the style, while 6 months in Rye Whiskey barrels greases the cogs and makes sure it all computes. Available in 4 packs.

Prairie Artisan Ales highlight Abu Nawas drop this week!

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Don’t forget to try American Solera’s Toucan Lady! A kolsch with passion fruit added! Hopefully we will see more beers from them down the road!

PRAIRIE ARTISAN ALES BOTTLES:
  • Prairie Weekend 12/12oz – Imperial Stout with Coconut, Cacao Nibs, and Marshmallow. 13.3% ABV.
  • Prairie Paradise 12/12oz Bottles – Imperial Stout with Vanilla and Coconut. 13% ABV.
  • Prairie Artisan Ales / Evil Twin Bible Belt 12/12oz – Prairie Version of A Collab of Epic Proportions. Bible Belt takes elements we love from Prairie Bomb! and combines them with Evil Twin Brewing’s world-famous stout, Even More Jesus. 13% ABV.
  • Prairie BOMB 12/12oz – Imperial Stout aged on Nordaggio’s espresso beans, chocolate, vanilla beans, and ancho chile peppers. All the flavors meld to create a truly unique beer. The peppers add just the right amount of heat to complement the intense coffee and chocolate flavors. 13% ABV.
  • Prairie Oh! Fudge 12/12oz – Imperial Stout brewed with Brownies. 11.5% ABV.
  • Prairie PeKan 12/355 ml. Another winner from our friends at Prairie. Imperial stout aged on Pecans and Vanilla. 11.5% ABV
PRAIRIE ARTISAN ALES CANS:  
  • Prairie Artisan Ales Pineapple Upside Down Cake 6/4/12oz CAN – Sour Ale with Pineapple, Pecans, Cherries, and Yellow Cake. 4.9% ABV.
  • Prairie Artisan Ales Slush 6/4/12oz CAN – Sour ale with strawberry and raspberry puree. Finished with fresh lemon and lime zest. 6.1% ABV.
  • Prairie Artisan Ales Rainbow Sherbet 6/4/12oz CAN – Back by popular demand! Have you ever drank a rainbow? Well, now you can! Sour ale with raspberry, pineapple, and orange. 5.2% ABV.
  • Prairie Artisan Ales Phantasmagoria 6/4/12oz CAN – Big, Bold Double IPA. 8.0% ABV.  
  • Prairie Artisan Ales Standard 6/4/12oz CAN – Light, crisp farmhouse ale dry-hopped with Motueka hops, a lovely New Zealand hop with a spicy lime like flavor and aroma. 5.6% ABV.
  • Prairie Artisan Ales Vape Tricks 6/4/12oz CAN – Sour Ale Aged on Cherries. 5.9% ABV.
  • Prairie Artisan Ales Prairie Flare 6/4/12oz CAN – Gose with Citrus Fruits and Coriander. 5.4% ABV.
  • Prairie Artisan Ales Prairie No Way Frose 6/4/12oz CAN – Sour Ale with Lime Zest, Strawberry and Pineapple, and Juniper. Perfect Summer Beer. 4.9% ABV

Brews from Une Annee/Hubbard’s Cave + Ciders from Eden Ciders highlight this week’s Abu Nawas drop!

Tons of drinks for cider + beer lovers this week, here we go!

Eden Specialty Ciders:
  • Eden Heritage Cider 6/4/16oz CAN – Authentic Heritage Cider. Locally grown Heritage apple varieties. Pressed at harvest, fermented slow and cold to preserve every drop of flavor. No added sugar, color or flavoring. Kingston Black, McIntosh, Empire, Bulmers Norman, Gravenstein. 6.2% ABV.
  • Eden Sparkling Dry 12/375ml Bottles. This elegant hard cider is reminiscent of Champagne. Barrel-fermented and aged 1 year in French Oak puncheons • Secondary fermentation in the bottle using juice, no sugar added.100% Vermont Apples. 8.5% ABV.
Eden Specialty ICE CIDERS:
  • Eden Heirloom Blend Ice Cider 2013 6/375ml Bottles. Ice Cider brings the essence of pure apple to a sophisticated dessert wine. Vermont’s natural winter cold is used to concentrate cider to the optimum balance of sweetness and acidity. Our unique blend of traditional and heirloom apples produces a complex, delicious flavor that complements food yet may be savored on its own. It takes over 8 lbs. of apples to make just one beautiful bottle! 10% ABV.
  • Eden Honeycrisp Ice Cider 2015 6/375ml Bottles. This tangy, elegant ice cider is made 100% from Vermont-grown Honeycrisp apples. The Honeycrisp is a prized Northern USA apple variety. As its name suggests, there is a honeyed quality to its sweetness, accompanied by sufficient acidity to keep the flavor fresh and crisp. Enjoy with cheese, maple Cème Brulee, or butter cookies. 10% ABV.
Eden Orleans Specialty Aperitif:
  • Eden Orleans BITTER Aperitif 6/750ml BOT – ORLEANS BITTER. Traditional and heirloom varieties of apples, infused with red currant and blended with dandelion, gentian and angelica bitters. 16% ABV.
  • Eden Orleans HERBAL Aperitif 6/750ml BOT – ORLEANS HERBAL. Traditional and heirloom varieties of apples, infused with whole fresh Vermont-grown herbs. 16% ABV.
  • Eden Orleans WOOD Aperitif 6/750ml BOT – ORLEANS Wood APERITIF is a CIDER INFUSED WITH WORMWOOD ROOT, SPRUCE TIPS, SWEET GALE, WILD MINT & RAW HONEY. 16% ABV
Une Année / Hubbard’s Cave Brewery:
  • Une Annee MAYA 6/4/16oz CANS – Belgian IPA with Amarillo, Citra, and Summit hops. 7.6% ABV.
  • Une Annee TABLE 6/4/16oz CANS – Dry-Hoppy Tart Light Saison. 4.8% ABV.
  • Une Annee QUAD Vintage 2019 6/4/16oz CANS – The richest of all Belgian ales, the Quadrupel is not for the faint of heart. Pouring deep amber, mellow in color but rich with flavor. Look for plum, dried cherry, and fig esters with mild phenolic spice notes and a dry finish. 11% ABV.
  • Une Annee Framboise12/2/16oz 2-Pack CANS – American Wild Ale Fermented with Raspberries. 6.5% ABV
  • Une Annee Kriek 12/2/16oz 2-Pack CANS – American Wild Ale with Morello Cherry. 7.5% ABV
  • Une Annee Le Seul Tangerine 12/2/16oz 2-Pack CANS – American Wild Ale Fermented with Tangerine. 6.5% ABV.
  • Une Annee Le Seul Tart Cherry & Cranberry 12/2/16oz 2-Pack CANS – Wild ale fermented with Tart Cherries and Cranberries. 7.1% ABV.
  • Une Annee Le Seul Elderberry  12/4/16oz 2-Pack CANS – Wild ale fermented with Elderberries. 6.5% ABV.
  • Une Annee Le Seul Plum 12/24/16oz 2-pack CANS – 2 Pack. American Wild Ale Fermented with Plums. 6.5% ABV.
  • Une Annee Peche 12/2/16oz 2-Pack CANS – American Wild Ale with Peaches. 7.5% ABV
  • Hubbard’s Cave GLAMPFIRE VICTUALS 6/4/16oz CANS – Golden Pale Ale with Mosaic, Simcoe, and Ekuanot hops. 6% ABV.
  • Hubbard’s Cave ICED MOCHA 6/4/16oz CANS – Delicious Stout with Chocolate, Coffee, Vanilla, and Lactose. 6% ABV.
  • Hubbard’s Cave BLACKBERRY FRENCH TOAST12/2/16oz CANS (2 Pack) – Imperial Stout with Maple Syrup, Cinnamon, Vanilla, Lactose, and Blackberries. 12% ABV.

Drink This! My Beer of the Summer (so far); Big Grove Three Peat Wheat

The dog days are upon us and the typical Iowa July is officially here as the temps and humidity keep making us thirstier and thirstier for a cold brew. And while there are many great Iowa beer options out there I recently had the chance to try Big Grove’s latest wheat, Three Peat. Here are the deets:

Passion fruit, pineapple, and plum come together to create an exceptionally light and refreshing fruited wheat ale that’s bursting at the seams with all the right flavors – you’ll want to have it on repeat… or maybe more 😉

This wheat beer is brewed with pineapple, passion fruit, and plum and checks in at 5.2%. While this may sound like an over the top fruit beer, it’s not. In fact BG brewers did a great job on balancing the three fruits and not making this an over the top sweet treat. Big Grove knew exactly what they were doing with this one…hot ass Iowa months ahead, let’s make a summer slammer and this sure is hell is it. Easy drinking on their beautiful patio and add with a tuna poke bowl and you’re in heaven.

So, go grab yourself a pint or a growler and just hope they keep making this one as we hit these hot months. Any chance we can get these mutha in cans BG? My mouth is watering…I’m going to need one of these again really soon. Make sure you get out there and Drink This!

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 Kölsch (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!

Clown Shoes drop this week! Including “Rainbows are Real” hazy IPA infused with Terpenes

Here comes a big Clown Shoes drop! Check it out!

  • Clown Shoes Crunkle Sam 2020 1/12/19.2oz “Stovepipe” CAN – Bourbon Barrel-Aged American Barleywine. 10% ABV. Just in time for the 4th!
  • Clown Shoes Undead Rhapsody 1/12/19.2oz “Stovepipe” CAN – American Imperial Stout With Barleywine Ale Aged in Bourbon and Rum Barrels. 11% ABV.
  • Clown Shoes Rainbows are Real 6/4/16oz CAN – Hazy IPA Infused with Terpenes. 6.75% ABV.
  • Clown Shoes Cashed Up Bogan 6/4/16oz CAN – Double IPA with Australian Hops. 8% ABV.
  • Clown Shoes DDH Zen Garden 6/4/16oz CAN – Double Dry Hopped New England India Pale Ale, flush with full-bodied, hazy flavor from wheat and oat in the malt bill and a steady stream of hop additions. Hopped with Azacca, Citra, and Mosaic. 6.75% ABV.
  • Clown Shoes Coconut Sombrero 6/4/16oz CAN – Mexican-Style Chocolate Stout adds Coconut into the mix for a smooth and sweet seasonal twist alongside the classic roasted malt and chocolate flavors that define our Sombrero series. 7% ABV.
  • Clown Shoes Mocha Sombrero 6/4/16oz CAN – A variant of Chocolate Sombrero. Mexican-Style Chocolate Stout with Coffee and Vanilla. 7% ABV.
  • Clown Shoes Sunhat 6/4/16oz CANS – Hazy Farmhouse IPA brewed with Citra, Mosaic and El Dorado Hops. Great Citrus-Forward Aroma Flavor. 7% ABV.
  • Clown Shoes Drongo 24/16 oz 4-Pack. This beer is a blend of kettle sour and Australian hopped IPA (Galaxy and Ella). 6.5% ABV.
  • Clown Shoes Leaving Atlantis 6/4/16oz CAN – IPA with Chardonnay Grape Must. 7% ABV.
  • Clown Shoes Galactica IIPA 6/4/16oz CAN – Clown Shoes Famed Double IPA Dry hopped with Galaxy Hops, this one balances a hop profile of light bitterness and notes of tropical fruit, citrus, and pine with a clean malt backbone.. 8% ABV.
  • Clown Shoes Space Cake 6/4/16oz CAN – Clown Shoes Space Cake 6/4/16oz CAN – Double IPA with Mosaic and Citra Hops. 9% ABV.
  • Clown Shoes Pineapple Space Cake 6/4/16oz CAN – Pineapple Double IPA. 7.77% ABV.
  • Clown Shoes Bubble Farm IPA  6/4/16oz CAN – American IPA maintains an approachable medium-body without sacrificing any of the full aroma and flavor of copious dry-hopping additions of Simcoe, Azacca, and Idaho 7 hops. 6.5% ABV.
  • Clown Shoes Lil Crispy 6/4/16oz CAN – Crisp Light IPA with Centennial, Simcoe, and Huell Melon Hops. 4.8% ABV.
  • Clown Shoes Clementine 6/4/16oz CAN –  White Ale with Spices, All Natural Clementine Flavor, Sweet Orange Peel, Coriander, Mandarina Hops. 6% ABV. ***NEW 16oz CAN***
  • Clown Shoes Mango Kolsch 6/4/16oz CAN – American Kōlsch with All Natural Mango Flavor, Columbus and Huell Melon Hops. 5.5% ABV.
  • Clown Shoes Pecan Pie Porter 6/4/16oz CAN –  American Porter with All-Natural Pecan Pie Flavor. 8% ABV.

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

saturdaytikiSales Sheet - July 2020 12 oz Cans

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  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