Abu Nawas drops this week! Stillwater, Off Color, Decadent, FOC, + Freethought!

TONS of brews coming from Abu Nawas this week, and as always, some delicious things to wet your whistle!

STILLWATER

  • Stillwater Artisanal General Gose 16oz CAN – Sour amber wheat ale brewed with orange peel powder, Thai chili powder, sea salt, and MSG seasoning. 4.5% ABV.
  • Stillwater Action Bronson 7000 16oz – Dry-Hopped Sour Ale brewed with Muscat Grapes. 4.5% ABV.
  • Stillwater Cellar Door 12oz CAN – Twist on Belgian witbier with a touch of sage. Perfect on a hot day! Surprising and delicious. 6.6% ABV.💗💗💗
  • Stillwater Artisanal Ales Extra Dry 16oz CAN – A Saison brewed with sake rice and dry-hopped with Citra, Hallertau Blanc, and Sterling. 4.2% ABV.
Stillwater Draft:
  • Stillwater Artisanal Duck Sauce  – Double India pale ale brewed with apricot, plum, pineapple, ginger, and candy syrup. 9% ABV.
  • Stillwater Cellar Door  – Twist on Belgian witbier with a touch of sage. Perfect on a hot day! Surprising and delicious. 6.6% ABV.
  • Stillwater Artisanal Ales Extra Dry  – A Saison brewed with sake rice and dry-hopped with Citra, Hallertau Blanc, and Sterling. 4.2% ABV.
  • Stillwater Super Hop Delicious Neo-tropic India Pale Ale. 6% ABV.

 

OFF COLOR

  • Off Color Yuzu Fierce 12oz – Berliner Weiss Ale brewed with Yuzu. 3.8% ABV.
  • Off Color Apex Predator 12oz – Off Colors Legendary Saison! 6.5% ABV.
  • Off Color Spots 12oz – Tropical Fruit Berliner Weisse. 3.8% ABV.
  • Off Color Troublesome 12oz – Gose. Slightly tart wheat beer with coriander. 4.5% ABV
  • Off Color DinoS’more 12oz – Imperial stout brewed w/ graham flour, marshmallow, molasses, cocoa nibs & vanilla bean. 10.5 ABV.
  • Off Color Eeek 750ml. “Champagne of Wild Ales.” A collaboration with Miller High Life.. Bottle Conditioned Wild Ale with Champagne Yeats. 5.5% ABV. ***Special Release***
Off Color Draft:
  • Off Color Scurry  Brown Ale brewed with oats molasses and honey. 5.3% ABV.
  • Off Color Spots  – Tropical Fruit Berliner Weisse. 3.8% ABV.
  • Off Color Dino’smores  – Imperial stout brewed w/ graham flour, marshmallow, molasses, cocoa nibs & vanilla bean. 10.5 ABV.

 

DECADENT

  • Decadent Ales Raspberry French Toast 16oz CAN – Double India Pale with raspberry, maple syrup, and cinnamon added. 8.6% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales Bacon French Toast 16oz Can – IPA with Maple Syrup, Carmelized Sugar and Loads of Bacon. 8.4% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales Strawberry French Toast 16oz CAN- DIPA with Vermont Maple Syrup, sugar burned and caramelized stove top, juicy strawberries, and a touch of cinnamon. Notes of dough and pancake batter round out the finish. Good for breakfast. Great for dessert. 8.6% ABV
  • Decadent Ales Blackberry Cream Pop 16oz CAN – Mosaic Dry-Hopped DIPA brewed with Blackberries & Vanilla 8.6% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales Coconut Citrus Citra 16oz CAN – Triple Dry-Hopped All-Citra IPA brewed with Coconut & Citrus Fruit. 10.8% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales Coconut Almond Macaroon 16oz CAN – Double Dry-Hopped All-Mosaic IPA brewed with Coconut & Almond. 8.2% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales Elderflower Mochi 16oz CAN – Mochi-Inspired Double Dry Hopped DIPA brewed with Elderflowers. 8.6% ABV.
Decadent Draft:
  • Decadent Ales Raspberry French Toast  – Double India Pale with raspberry, maple syrup and cinnamon added. 8.6% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales Blackberry Cream Pop  – Mosaic Dry-Hopped DIPA brewed with Blackberries & Vanilla 8.6% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales Coconut Almond Macaroon . Double Dry-Hopped All-Mosaic IPA brewed with Coconut & Almond. 8.2% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales Elderflower Mochi  – Mochi-Inspired Double Dry Hopped DIPA brewed with Elderflowers. 8.6% ABV.

 

FAT ORANGE CAT

  • Fat Orange Cat Remember What The Doormouse Said 16oz CAN – NE-Style IPA hopped with Eureka & Citra. 7% ABV.
  • Fat Orange Cat Corporation T-Shirt 16oz CAN –  NE-Style IPA hopped EKUANOT, CITRA AND EL DORADO hops. This hop combination creates smooth vanilla, orange and lemon/lime flavors. 8% ABV.
  • Fat Orange Cat FOC I Don’t Like Mondays 24/16oz Can 4 Pack – NE-Style IPA hopped with Mosaic & Simcoe. 7.5% ABV.
  • Fat Orange Cat FOC Remove The Beer From The Bottom Of The Ocean 24/16oz Can 4 Pack. Eureka & Mosaic NE-Style IPA. 7.5% ABV
  • Fat Orange Cat FOC Sweet Jane Key Lime 24/16oz Can 4 Pack – Key Lime & Lactose Milkshake IPA. 7.9% ABV

Fat Orange Cat Draft:

  • Fat Orange Cat Corporation T-Shirt  – NE-Style IPA hopped EKUANOT, CITRA AND EL DORADO hops. This hop combination creates smooth vanilla, orange and lemon/lime flavors. 8% ABV.
  • Fat Orange Cat All Cats Are Grey in the Dark  White Stout – A light colored stout with a hint of coffee and strong notes of both chocolate and vanilla. 7.2% ABV.

 


FREETHOUGHT

  • FREETHOUGHT Shibumi 16oz CAN – Shibumi is an experimental cuvĂŠe ale. Blended IPA  with golden sour base. Added Cherry, Organic Miso, Chamomile, and Cryo Hops. 5.5% ABV.
  • FREETHOUGHT Phosphorescent 16oz CAN – All-Galaxy, Uber-Hopped New England Pale Ale. 5.5% ABV.
  • FREETHOUGHT Madcap 16oz CAN – Sour Ale with Lapsang Souchong (a smoked tea), cocoa and Tamarind. 6% ABV.
  • FREETHOUGHT Principia 16oz Can 4 Pack. Sour Ale brewed with Fennel Pollen, Meyer Lemon, Honey, & Milk Sugar. 6% ABV.
  • FREETHOUGHT Sapere Aude 16oz Can – Double IPA hopped with Citra, Whole Cone Citra, & Citra Lulupin Powder. 8.5% ABV.
  • FREETHOUGHT Superposition 16oz CAN – unfiltered dipa brewed with flaked oats, malted + unmalted wheat fermented with conan, double dry hopped with idaho 7 saturn peach, tangerine, creamsicle, guava, charentais melon + candied ginger. 7% ABV.
Freethought Draft:
  • FREETHOUGHT Shibumi –  Shibumi is an experimental cuvĂŠe ale. Blended IPA  with golden sour base. Added Cherry, Organic Miso, Chamomile, and Cryo Hops. 5.5% ABV.
  • FREETHOUGHT Phosphorescent  –  All-Galaxy, Uber-Hopped New England Pale Ale. 5.5% ABV.
  • FREETHOUGHT Superposition -unfiltered dipa brewed with flaked oats, malted + unmalted wheat fermented with conan, double dry hopped with idaho 7 saturn peach, tangerine, creamsicle, guava, charentais melon + candied ginger. 7% ABV.

GIVE AWAY TIME! Darkness Day Free Pass!

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It’s giveaway time! I will be giving away (1) free weekend pass to Surly Darkness Day which is held this year from September 27th to September 28th at the Somerset Amphitheater in Somerset, WI. The party kicks off on Friday with Dawn of Darkness beer festival which features 20 breweries from around the country not found in Minnesota or Wisconsin and will include Mikerphone, J. Wakefield, Other Half and TRVE. Then it’s the main event on Saturday when Darkness Day happens! This is when you will get your bottle of Darkness and have the opportunity to get variants as well –Double Stuffed, Mole, and Old Fashioned. There will be other exclusive beers, cask tappings and a day of music!

 Here’s what YOU need to do to enter the giveaway:
*Share this post on either Facebook or Twitter
*Tag me @iabeerbaron and use hashtag #SurlyDarknessDay
*Tag one friend who would be interested in attending
*Comment on your favorite Surly beer

*Names will be entered and then 1 winner will be randomly drawn on Thursday August 1st (1 week from today) which hopefully gives the winner enough time to plan their trip up north!

Here’s what YOU win!
*1 weekend pass to Darkness Day (Sept. 27th-28th)
*1 bottle of Darkness
*Reserved campground/parking from 9/27-9/29)

 Here’s what I’ll need from the winner:
*Full name
*email address
*street address
*phone number
The tickets will be sent via email and you’ll need to show an ID at the gate before entering. 

• All details on the event will be posted and updated here: surlydarknessday.com

 

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Abu Nawas Drops this week! Jester King, Decadent, Hoof Hearted, Abomination + Browerij Kees!

Big drop of some great beers including a newish brewery hitting our market, Browerij Kees! Check out the list below and have a great weekend:

JESTER KING

  • Colonel Toby 750ml Bottle –  Light Hoppy Farmhouse Ale. Truly Delicious. 3.4% ABV. A Beer Worth Biking across the country for!💗💗💗
  • Mad Meg 750ml Bottle – Provision Ale, Golden Farmhouse Ales. A special beer that is suitable for extended storage and aging. 9% ABV. The name “Mad Meg”, refers to a peasant woman from Flemish folklore who leads an army of women to pillage hell. She’s famously depicted in Pieter Brueghel the Elder’s 1562 painting by the same name. 💗💗💗
  • Foudreweizen 750ml Bottle – Farmhouse wheat beer fermented in an oak foudre. Collaboration with Austin’s Famed Live Oak Brewing Company. 5.6% ABV. 💗💗💗
  • Saison Americaine 750ml Bottle –  Jester king’s take on the modern-American, mixed culture Saison. 5.2%  💗💗💗
  • SnĂśrkel 750ml Bottle –  Umami Exploration Project. Farmhouse ale brewed with Alderwood smoked sea salt and Texas-grown oyster mushrooms. 4.5% ABV. 💗💗💗

 Jester King Draft:

  • Colonel Toby 20L Keg – Light Hoppy Farmhouse Ale. Truly Delicious. 3.4% ABV. A Beer Worth Biking across the country for!💗💗💗
  • Mad Meg 20L Keg – Provision Ale, Golden Farmhouse Ales. A special beer that is suitable for extended storage and aging. 9% ABV. The name “Mad Meg”, refers to a peasant woman from Flemish folklore who leads an army of women to pillage hell. She’s famously depicted in Pieter Brueghel the Elder’s 1562 painting by the same name. 💗💗💗
  • Saison Americaine  20L Keg –  Jester king’s take on the modern-American, mixed culture Saison. 5.2%    💗💗💗
  • Correlation – Muscat Apfelbier 20L – Muscat barrel-aged beer refermented Texas Gala apples & chamomile. The beer is light, bright and spritzy. 6.3% ABV. 💗💗💗

DECADENT ALES

  • Decadent Ales Blackberry Cream Pop 16oz CAN –  Mosaic Dry-Hopped DIPA brewed with Blackberries & Vanilla 8.6% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales Coconut Citrus Citra 16oz CAN – Triple Dry-Hopped All-Citra IPA brewed with Coconut & Citrus Fruit. 10.8% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales Elderflower Mochi 16oz CAN – Mochi-Inspired Double Dry Hopped DIPA brewed with Elderflowers. 8.6% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales Wildberry Sorbet 16oz CAN –  Sour Ale brewed with Strawberry, Blueberry, Blackberry, and Raspberry. 5.8% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales S’mores 16oz CAN –  All Mosaic Double Dry-Hopped DIPA brewed with Graham Crackers & Marshmallows. 9.1% ABV.


Decadent Draft:
  • Decadent Ales  Blackberry Cream Pop 1/6 bbl Keg – Mosaic Dry-Hopped DIPA brewed with Blackberries & Vanilla 8.6% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales Elderflower Mochi 1/6 bbl Keg –  Mochi-Inspired Double Dry Hopped DIPA brewed with Elderflowers. 8.6% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales S’mores 1/6 bbl Keg  –  All Mosaic Double Dry-Hopped DIPA brewed with Graham Crackers & Marshmallows. 9.1% ABV.

HOOF HEARTED

  • Hoof Hearted Did We Just Become Best  Friends? (Amarillo&Simcoe) 16oz CAN – Rotating dual hop series. 8% NE-Style DIPA with Amarillo & Simcoe.
  • Hoof Hearted Did We Just Become Best Friends?(Galaxy & El Dorado) 16oz CAN – Rotating dual hop series. 8% NE-Style DIPA with Galaxy & El Dorado.
  • Hoof Hearted Dorks of Hazard 16oz CAN – Double dry-hopped Galaxy & Mosaic IPA brewed in collaboration with Embassy Boardshop and #dudleyclips. 7% ABV.
  • Hoof Hearted Everybody Wants Some Azacca16oz CAN –  Rotating single-hop DIPA. 8% All  Azacca Double Dry-Hopped DIPA.
Hoof Hearted Draft:  
  • Hoof Hearted Did We Just Become Best Friends? (Amarillo&Simcoe) 1/6 bbl Keg – Rotating dual hop series. 8% NE-Style DIPA with Amarillo & Simcoe.
  • Hoof Hearted Hoof Hearted Everybody Wants Some Azacca 1/6 bbl Keg –  Rotating single-hop DIPA. 8% All Azacca Double Dry-Hopped DIPA.
  • Hoof Hearted Hoof Hearted Everybody Wants Some Simcoe 1/6 bbl Keg – Rotating single-hop DIPA. 8% All Simcoe Double Dry-Hopped DIPA.

ABOMINATION BREWING

  • Abomination Wandering Into the Fog16oz CAN – Brewed with a heavy wheat and oat malt bill, hopped and double dry-hopped aggressively with 7+lbs per bbl of Mosaic, Pacific Jade, Citra, Summit and a ton of Galaxy! Fluffy, pillowy, juicy, dank, DDH goodness. 8.6% ABV
  • Abomination Bedtime Stories16oz CAN – Imperial Milk Stout with Graham Crackers, Flaked Oats, Vanilla Beans and Marshmallows. 9.3% ABV.
  • Abomination Rotting Earth 16oz CAN – Double IPA with a blend of Ariana, Pacific Jade, Eukanot and Denali. 9.3% ABV.
  • Abomination Shotgun Sour 16oz CAN – Sour Ale brewed with Black Currant, Apricot, & Peach. 6.1% ABV.
Abomination Draft:
  • Abomination Good As New 1/6 Keg – Double Dry Hopped NE IPA brewed with pale malt, flaked oats, and wheat. Hopped aggressively with an irresponsible amount of Summer, Styrian Dragon, Vic Secret, and Mosaic hops
  • Abomination Brewing Dystopian Galaxy 1/6 bbl Keg – DDH NEIPA brewed with flaked oats, and wheat. Kettle hopped with mosaic and then double dry hopped with an out of this world amount of galaxy and mosaic hops. 8.3% ABV.
  • Abomination Rotting Earth 1/6 BBL Keg – Double IPA with a blend of Ariana, Pacific Jade, Eukanot and Denali. 9.3% ABV.
  • Abomination Shotgun Sour 1/6 bbl – Sour Ale brewed with Black Currant, Apricot, & Peach. 6.1% ABV.

Browerij Kees!

  • Browerij Kees! Caramel Fudge Stout 33cl Bottle – Formerly known as Emelisse Crème brulĂŠe Stout. Caramel & Chocolate Imperial Stout. 11.5% ABV. This chocolate imperial stout will seduce you!
  • Brouwerij Kees! Barrel-Aged Caramel Fudge Stout 33cl Bottle – Woodford Bourbon Barrel Aged Caramel Fudge Imperial Stout. 11.5% ABV.
  • Brouwerij Kees! Double Shot 33cl Bottle –  Espresso Imperial Stout. 11% ABV..

NewBo City Market Presents: Battle of the Brews – July 20th!

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NewBo City Market in Cedar Rapids is hosting Battle of the Brews on July 20th from 3-6 p.m. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Iowa. VIP tickets available for folks who want early access to the festival and the beers from 2-3. Here’s more courtesy of NewBo City Market:

Join us for the first annual Battle of the Brews benefitting the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Iowa on Saturday, July 20th from 3:00—6:00 PM at the NewBo City Market in Cedar Rapids. Early access is available for VIP ticket holders from 2:00—3:00 PM. Sip and socialize as breweries across Iowa and the Midwest put their beer in the ring and battle it out for the top spot. Breweries will have the chance to either create a specialty brew or put in a tried and true brew to compete in the battle.

A panel of judges will determine the Battle of the Brews victor. Each attendee will have one vote to decide the winner of the People’s Choice Award. There will be fun ways to earn more votes for ultra-competitive attendees. The champion will take home the coveted Battle of the Brews trophy and major bragging rights.

Besides beer samples from their favorite breweries, attendees can enjoy live music, yard games, and purchase foods from various food trucks and carts during the event.

List of breweries who will be in attendance:

*Contrary Brewing
*Madhouse Brewing
*Confluence Brewing
*timbukbru
*Lake Time
*Kalona Brewing
*Clock House Brewing
*Exile Brewing
*Thew Brewing
*Firetrucker Brewing
*Backpocket Brewing
*Reunion Brewing
*Millstream Brewery
*Iowa Brewing

Get your tickets at this link: http://www2.mda.org/site/Calendar?view=Detail&id=110638

Backpocket 7th Anniversary Release this weekend!

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Backpocket’s 7th anniversary will be celebrated this weekend with some releases (7th Anniversary stout) and special tappings. Here’s a list of the goings on this weekend at Backpocket Brewery in Coralville. Here are the details for the weekend event!

General Ticket are $85 and will get you early access to the brewery and will include..
(1) Bottle of 7th Anniversary Stout.
(1) Bottle of our 7th Anniversary Stout Double Barrel (Rum and Bourbon) Variant
(1) 4 oz. Pour of 7th Anniversary (Bourbon ONLY)
(1) Exclusive 7th Anniversary Glass *PICTURED*
(1) Ticket for ALL YOU CAN EAT breakfast. (9am – 11am)
Access to a party exclusive pin variant.

Saturday’s surprise release, Florida Man! Florida Man is a Florida-Weisse that is infused with over 850 POUNDS of Pineapple and Peach Puree. That’s twice as much fruit per barrel than we’ve ever done. This overloaded tropical punch has a 4.5% ABV and 10 IBU. Bombers will be LIMITED and $10 each

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Public Access Brewing Debuting in Iowa next week via Abu Nawas! Plus more Hoof Hearted, Omnipollo, Evil Twin, and Stillwater

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Another big drop from Abu Nawas will be coming next week and along with this drop is the debut in Iowa of Public Access Brewing. Here’s more on this brewery:

The story behind Public Access starts with a little bar in Greenpoint Brooklyn you may have heard of called Tørst. Since the day it opened in spring of 2013, Tørst has been a haven for beer nerds all over the world. It has also managed to produce some serious brewing talent. Guys like Joey Pepper from Folksbier and Anthony Sorice from Root + Branch, got their start bartending at Tørst and have since moved on to make some of the highest rated, most sought-after beer on the East Coast. Another of those Tørst talents – specifically Ramon Manuel Manrique Hung. The story of the superb new Public Access Brewing is the story of Venezuelan native RamĂłn Manrique, who was living in Belgium when he became enchanted by the variety and traditions of Belgian beer. His passion for craft beer led him to positions at world-renowned beer destinations Tørst & Proletariat,  We could not be more psyched to start bringing his Public Access beers to you. Their first release is on deck for this month…

For you untappd fans here’s what is being said about On Air:

https://untappd.com/b/public-access-on-air/3236823

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PUBLIC ACCESS 

  • Public Access On Air 16oz CAN – Double Dry-Hopped DIPA with Citra, Comet and Mandarina Bavaria. 8% ABV

 

Omnipollo:

  • Omnipollo Nebuchadnezzar 16oz CAN – Omnipollo’s Award-winning IIPA… 8.5% ABV.
  • Omnipollo Gygax 16oz CAN –  Grapefruit Tonic Gose Ale Brewed with Grapefruit, Quinine & Lactose Sugar. 6% ABV.
  • Omnipollo Andreas Oat 16oz CAN –  7% NE-Style Oat IPA
  • Omnipollo Devin the Dude 12oz CAN – Officially the most price-friendly Omni beer ever released Stateside!!! 5.2% Pils.
  • Omnipollo Tetragrammaton 16oz CAN –  7.3% Galaxy, Citra, & Mosaic IPA
Evil Twin:
  • Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break 16oz CAN – Imperial Stout with Almonds, Espresso, Vanilla. 11.5% ABV.
  • Evil Twin Even More Coco Jesus 16oz CAN – Imperial Stout brewed with Maple Syrup and Coconut. 12% ABV.
  • Evil Twin Geyser Gose 16oz CAN –  Collab Gose, made with Icelandic herbs and smoked sea salt. 5.5% ABV.
  • Evil Twin / Omnipollo Pink Lemonade IPA 12oz CAN – Summer Seasonal Collab with Omnipollo; 7% Pink Lemonade-Style IPA.
  • Evil Twin Mission Gose 12oz CAN – 4.5% Gose brewed with Eucalyptus
Stillwater:
  • Stillwater Artisanal  Levadura 16oz CAN – Oaxacan-style Gose sour ale brewed with salt, agave, & lime. 4.6% ABV.
  • Stillwater Artisanal Stateside 16oz CAN – Stillwater’s flagship beer, Anglo-Belgian saison. 6.8% ABV.
  • Stillwater Artisanal  Classique 12oz CAN –  Super Excited to see this one back! Post-Prohibition Style (ale)… corn, rice, pilsner malt… and lots of your favorite old-school American hops… “your Grandfather’s new beer.” 4.5% ABV.
Off Color:
  • Off Color Spots 12oz Bottles – Tropical Fruit Berliner Weisse. 3.8% ABV
  • Off Color Troublesome 12oz Bottles – Gose. 4.5% ABV
  • Off Color Apex Predator 12oz Bottles – Off Colors Legendary Saison! 6.5% ABV.
  • Off Color Sparkles Finds Trouble 12oz Bottles – Gose brewed with Hibiscus Flowers. 4.2% ABV
  • Off Color Le Woof 12oz Bottles –  Biere de Garde. A French-style farmhouse ale. 7.8% ABV.
Hoof Hearted:
  • Hoof Hearted Did We Just Become Best Friends 16oz CAN – Rotating dual hop series. 8% NE-Style DIPA with Galaxy & El Dorado.
  • Hoof Hearted Everybody Wants Some 20 Azacca 16oz CAN – Rotating single-hop DIPA. 8% All  Azacca Double Dry-Hopped DIPA.

Draft

  • Hoof Hearted Dorks of Hazard 1/6 bbl – 7% NE-Style DIPA
  • Hoof Hearted Did We Just Become Best Friends 1/6 bbl  –  Rotating dual hop series. 8% NE-Style DIPA with Galaxy & El Dorado.
  • Hoof Hearted Everybody Wants Some Simcoe 1/6 bbl –  Rotating single-hop DIPA. 8% All   Simcoe Double Dry-Hopped DIPA.
  • Hoof Hearted Everybody Wants Some Azacca 1/6 bbl – Rotating single-hop DIPA. 8% All  Azacca Double Dry-Hopped DIPA.

Backpocket Anniversary Party set for June 29th!

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Backpocket Brewing will be celebrating their 7th Anniversary next month as they host their anniversary party and will be releasing their highly sought after  Anniversary Stout! Live music, food, and most importantly delicious beer aplenty. Here are the deets on the party:

On Saturday, June 29th join us for our private Anniversary Party from 9am – 11am. DJ NYJ will be spinnin tracks from 9am – 12pm as we release our 7th Anniversary Russian Imperial Stout. You’ll want to stick around because we will have all you can eat breakfast, timed pins, a surprise brewery only bomber release at 11am, and live music from The Surf Zombies from 4 – 6 pm.
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Tickets will be on sale for the general public Tuesday, May 28th at 8am.
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General Ticket Holders will receive:
(1) Bottle of 7th Anniversary Stout.
(1) Bottle of our 7th Anniversary Stout Double Barrel (Rum and Bourbon) Variant
(1) 4 oz. Pour of 7th Anniversary (Bourbon ONLY)
(1) Exclusive 7th Anniversary Glass
(1) Ticket for ALL YOU CAN EAT breakfast.
Access to a party exclusive pin variant.
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VIP tickets are $110 and will include..
(1) Bottle of 7th Anniversary Stout.
(1) Bottle of 6th Anniversary Stout
(1) Bottle of our 7th Anniversary Stout Variant Double Barrel (Rum and Bourbon) Variant
(1) 4oz. Pour of 7th Anniversary (Bourbon ONLY)
(1) Exclusive 7th Anniversary Glass
(1) Ticket for ALL YOU CAN EAT breakfast.
Access to a party exclusive pin variant

Gezellig Brewing in Newton opening June 7th!

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Newton, IA will be the home of Iowa’s newest brewery as Gezellig Brewing will be opening their doors on June 7th! Before the doors to the brewery open however, you will be able to try their beer if you’re in the Muscatine or Pella area as Bonnie’s on the Avenue in Muscatine and the Cellar Peanut Pub in Pella will have the following brews on tap from Gezellig: Turn Down for Brown, Newtonian Haze IPA, and Kviek and Subscribe IPA. These beers will be tapped at 1:00 this Friday, May 24th at those two locations.

Here’s more info on a couple beers mentioned above, and stay tuned for more info on the opening of this brewery. If you want some Gezellig beers on your lines, reach out to them via their Facebook page by clicking here.

Onto the brews:

*Newtonian Haze – Newtonian Haze checks all the boxes. Plenty hazy, a huge fruity nose, and it’s quaffable as all get out. Massive pineapple, papaya, and passionfruit leap out and say ‘it’s gonna be one of those nights, Jim’. Super-charged lemon lime pineapple coats your tongue but doesn’t overstay its welcome. If you wanted a milkshake, Dairy Queen is down the street. This right here is a drinking beer.

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*Turn Down for Brown -Cool kids beware. Your old man loves this beer and wants to tell THOSE 3 stories all night on repeat. Slight roasty coffee, sweet chocolate, and a hint of vanilla from German Ariana hops are rounded out by a bittering addition of UK Challenger and carefully selected caramel malts. Hunker down in brown town buddy. It’s gonna be a long night.

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Shakespeare’s Celebrating 20 years on June 8th w/ Richard Macaroon, Carpe Diem, GAZPROM!, and more being tapped!

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Make your calendar for June 8th folks! Shakespeare’s in Iowa City will be celebrating 20 years with a plethora of wondrous beers being tapped! Check it out!

Exile + Uinta team up for Brut IPA Collab! Backcountry Brut set for June 7th release!

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Here is some big news out of Des Moines as Exile and Uinta Brewing have teamed up to brew “Backcountry Brut”, a Brut IPA. Here’s more on this release courtesy of Exile!

Exile Brewing and Uinta Brewing brew collaboration Brut IPA

Exile Brewing (Des Moines, IA) and Uinta Brewing (Salt Lake City, UT) announce Backcountry Brut, a collaboration double brut IPA brewed at Exile for Des Moines Beer Week.

“Collaboration beers represent what we love about craft brewing – community, experimentation, and great beer.  We are big fans of Uinta and are excited to have them at our place to brew, share stories, and enjoy a few beers.” Said Joey Hansen, head brewer at Exile.  After deliberation, brewers at each respective brewery settled on a double brut IPA. “It would be perfect in a dry, sunny climate like Utah or a humid Iowa summer,” says Hansen.

“We love the spirit of collaboration beers and see it as a way to connect with beer enthusiasts in markets we don’t get a chance to spend much time in” said Jeremy Worrell, Director of Marketing at Uinta Brewing. “Believe it or not, there is an abundance of Iowa natives now living in Utah and we consider this their chance to tip the ‘ol cap to those back home” said Worrell. “The team at Exile have been incredibly welcoming through this whole process and we couldn’t have asked for a better experience.”

Backcountry Brut will be packaged in limited quantities of 6-pack bottles and kegs which will only be available for purchase in Iowa.  Release date is set for June 7th, 2019 and will be available on tap and in bottles during Des Moines Beer Week.