Tin Roost offering beer delivery on Black Wednesday! Featuring brews from Adventurous, Barn Town, Big Grove, Lua, and Pulpit Rock!

Tin Roost saves Thanksgiving!! An awesome idea from the North Liberty restaurant as they will be delivering beers directly to your doorstep on Wednesday, November 25th. Preorder will start Tuesday night. Here’s more from Tin Roost:

Alright, we’re just going to drop this little teaser right here! Mark your calendars because you are not going to want to miss this one. Our online store is going live Tuesday, November 24th @ 11am. We collaborated with 5 of our best buds in the Iowa Brewing scene to put together one KILLER Thanksgiving Beer Pack. The BEST part? We’re going to drop it like it’s hot directly on YOUR doorstep on Black Wednesday (contactless delivery, of course). Adventurous Brewing LLC. Barn Town Brewing. Big Grove Brewery. Lua Brewing. Pulpit Rock Brewing Company. More details with how to order and beer included coming soon. See you on Wednesday, November 25th with the fresh pack that’s gonna make your untappd buddies soooooooooooo jelly.

Huge Prairie drop from Abu Nawas including Millennial Mansion!

Prairie beers are always fun to pick up and try! A whole bunch of goodness from them this week!

PRAIRIE ARTISAN ALES:

Prairie Artisan Ales Millennial Mansion 6/4/12oz CANS – Imperial Sour Ale with Orange Peel, Lemon Peel, Lime, Blueberry, Cherry, and Marshmallow. 7.7% ABV.

Prairie Artisan Ales Seasick Crocodile 6/4/12oz CANS – Sour Ale with Cranberries, Ginger, Cinnamon, and Nutmeg. 5.4% ABV.

Prairie Artisan Ales BOMB 12/12oz – The Beer that started it all for Prairie. Imperial Stout aged on coffee, cacao nibs, vanilla beans, and chili peppers. 13.0% ABV.

Prairie Artisan Ales Rainbow Sherbet 6/4/12oz CANS – Have you ever drank a rainbow? Well, now you can! Sour ale with raspberry, pineapple, and orange. 5.2% ABV.

Prairie Artisan Ales Key Lime Pie 6/4/12oz CANS – Sour Ale with Key Lime and Vanilla. Tart/sweet balanced and tastes like a damn Jimmy Buffett song. 5% ABV.

Prairie Artisan Ales Vape Tricks 6/4/12oz CAN – Sour Ale Aged on Cherries. 5.9% 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 Phantasmagoria 6/4/12oz CAN – Big, Bold Double IPA. 8.0% ABV.   

Prairie Artisan Ales / Evil Twin Bible Belt 12/355 ml Bottles. 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 Artisan Ales Prairie Flare 6/4/12oz CAN – Gose with Citrus Fruits and Coriander. 5.4% ABV.

Prairie Artisan Ales Oh! Fudge 12/12oz – Imperial Stout brewed with Brownies. 11.5% ABV.

Prairie Artisan Ales Paradise 12/12oz Bottles – Imperial Stout with Vanilla and Coconut. 13% ABV.

Prairie Artisan Ales PeKan 12/355 ml. Another winner from our friends at Prairie. Imperial stout aged on Pecan and Vanilla. 11.5% ABV

Prairie Weekend 12/12oz  – Imperial Stout with Coconut, Cacao Nibs, and Marshmallow. 13.3% ABV.

Dimensional Brewing celebrating 2 Year Anniversary on 11/21!

We are nearing the 2 year mark of Dimensional brewing supplying Iowa beer lovers with their tasty and creative beers and you know this group is going to celebrate their anniversary! Before posting the details of their upcoming anniversary and releases that go with it, a big time congrats to the folks at Dimensional, another great example of a brewery that adapted when COVID hit and continued supplying us with excellent beers!

We will have new 4-packs, an individual can, limited birthday glassware, some rotating special taps, new hats, new apparel, Live Music, heated outdoor seating, and the release of Barrel Aged Can-D-Bar. Barrel Aged Can-D-Bar is an Imperial Stout aged in @Blaum Bros. Distilling Co. 12year Knotter Barrels for 14 months, 1 day, and 14 hours. We then pack an obscene amount of toasted coconut and cacao to make this a barrel aged, liquid, chocolate/coconut candy bar.BA Can-D-Bar will be available for purchase via an online ticketed format. Please follow this event page for further details. Including a link for BA Can-D-Bar, Proxy information, beer details, and party details.You may party whether you purchase Can-D-Bar or not. You may also pick your purchases up without partying if this is your wish. No matter your choice, please recognize and adhere to all of our regular COVID-19 expectations. Please treat our Dimensional family and guests the way they want to be treated. Thank you. Stay safe. We can’t wait to see you. Cheers!

Great Iowa Beer Festival Vote: Barrel-Aged/Imperial Stouts

It might not be the best idea to combine barrel-aged and imperials into one category but to have time I had to. So many great offerings again, vote for your favorite! As always, if I missed any beers that should be on this list please let me know!

The American-style imperial stout is the strongest in alcohol and body of the stouts. Black in color, these beers typically have an extremely rich malty flavor and aroma with full, sweet malt character. Bitterness can come from roasted malts or hop additions.

Great Iowa Beer Festival Category Vote: Stouts

This category of stouts will not include imperial/barrel aged/pastry/adjunct except coffee! Those will be broken down into another category down the road! Thanks to everyone who has participated in the voting and to the brewer’s making the beer! Cheers!

Stout is a dark, top-fermented beer with a number of variations, including dry stout, oatmeal stout, milk stout. The first known use of the word stout for beer was in a document dated 1677 found in the Egerton Manuscripts, the sense being that a “stout beer” was a strong beer, not a dark beer.

Blackberry Farm, Decadent, Stillwater, Dugges, Hoof Hearted, Timber all coming from Abu Nawas!

Tons of brews coming from Abu Nawas, perfect time to fill up your fridge! Here we go:

Blackberry Farm:

  • Blackberry Farm Classic Saison 6/4/12oz CANS – Belgian-style Saison features European noble-type hops, authentic Belgian Saison yeast, and the finest European two-row malt. 6.3% ABV.
  • Blackberry Farm Boundary Tree 6/4/12oz CAN – A hop-forward Farmhouse Ale brewed with Hallertau Blanc, Southern Cross, Comet, and Citra hops. 6.5% ABV.
  • Blackberry Farm Barrel Series: Brett Belgo IPA 12/375ml. A hoppy ale aged in red wine barrels. 6.3% ABV.
  • Blackberry Farm Native Series: Brett Saison 12/375ml. A golden farmhouse ale fermented with brettanomyces and aged in French oak California red wine barrels. 6.3% ABV.
  • Blackberry Farm Dubbel 12/375ml – A deep and rich abbey-style Dubbel brewed with Muddy Pond Sorghum. 8% ABV.

STILLWATER ARTISANAL:

  • Stillwater Artisanal Extra Dry Chu-Hi With Red Grapefruit 6/4/16oz CAN – Following the classic Extra Dry: Sake-Inspired Saison comes a fruited variant – also inspired by one of our favorite Japanese refreshments introduced to us, chūhai. Often sold as ‘Chu-Hi’ – the term is an abbreviation of “shōchū highball” – it’s a (commonly canned) cocktail of shōchū & carbonated water, flavored with various fruits. Extra Dry Chu-Hi is a brighter & lighter take on the familiar Saison, topped up with a touch of citrus and fermented dry. RED GRAPEFRUIT is the first flavor. 4.2% ABV.
  • Stillwater EXTRA DRY 6/4/16oz CAN –  Definitely one of our Island Beers. Sake Style Saison brewed with sake rice and dry-hopped with Citra, Hallertau Blanc, and Sterling. 4.2% ABV.
  • Stillwater Artisanal Plant Based Double IPA With Mango & Palm Sugar 6/4/16oz CAN – Double India pale ale with mango & coconut palm sugar. Hopped with Citra, Sabro & Galaxy. All-natural. 100% vegan. 8.4% ABV.
  • Stillwater General Gose 6/4/16oz CAN – Sour amber wheat ale brewed with orange peel powder, Thai chili powder, sea salt, and msg seasoning. 4.5% ABV
  • Stillwater Insetto 6/4/12oz CAN – Dry-hopped Sour with Italian plum. The beer-drinkers’ rosé. Brian worked backward with this one – first came the design, then we reverse-engineered a beer to match.5% ABV.
  • Stillwater On Fleek 6/4/12oz CAN – A 13 percent ABV imperial stout brewed with dark sugars and molasses. 13.0% ABV.
  • Stillwater / AZ Wilderness Big Bunny is Everything 6/4/12oz CAN – Strong Milk Stout collaboration with AZ Wilderness. Big Bunny IS everything. 8.0% ABV.
  • Stillwater Dry White 6/4/16oz CANS – Blanc Sour Ale Spritzer with Sauvignon Blanc Grape, Lime and Sea Salt. 4.5% ABV.
  • Stillwater Hot Pink 6/4/16oz CANS – Rosé Sour Ale Spritzer with Grenache Grape, Raspberry, and Lemon. 4.5% ABV.

Dugges Bryggeri:

  • Dugges Chinook Citra Denali 6/4/16oz CAN – Follow our journey as we tweak our way towards the perfect Hoppy Ale. Step by step, beer by beer, on and on. Forever. From Sweden with love! Brewed in North Haven, CT. 6% ABV.

Short Throw Brewing:

  • Short Throw Lips and Lungs 6/4/16oz CAN – DIPA with Strata and Citra hops, dry-hopped with the same varietals. 8% ABV.
  • Short Throw Cop And Go 6/4/16oz CAN – American IPA with Galaxy & Mosaic hops, dry-hopped with the same varietals.. 6.5% ABV

Hoof Hearted:

  • Hoof Hearted Cowboy Konkey Dong 6/4/16oz CAN – Fermented in Donkey Kong barrels and excessively dry-hopped. Sitting high in the saddle and hopped with Motueka, Dr. Rudi, and Nelson Sauvin all from New Zealand along with some Mosaics and a heaping helping of Amarillo for that authentic Texas flavor. 8% ABV.
  • Hoof Hearted / Against the Grain Clearly Everybody Wants Some 6/4/16/oz CAN – This “Hazy Boi” IPA is a hop lover’s dream featuring the juiciest hops & all the lupulin haze you need! 7.2% ABV. 

DECADENT ALES:

  • Decadent Ales Strawberry Orange Banana 6/4/16oz CAN – IPA brewed with Strawberry, Orange, and Banana Puree – just like your favorite juice. 8.2% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales Strawberry Frosted Pastry 6/4/16oz CAN – Double IPA with Strawberry, cinnamon, and allspice – reminiscent of a strawberry pop tart. 8.6% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales Vermont Maple IPA 6/4/16oz CAN – Crisp Double India Pale Ale with Vermont Maple. 9.1% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales Pecan Pie 6/4/16oz CAN – Double India Pale Ale with Pecans and Maple Syrup. 8.6% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales Raspberry French Toast 6/4/16oz CAN – Double India Pale with Raspberry, Maple Syrup, and Cinnamon added. 8.6% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales Peach Frosted Pastry 6/4/16oz CAN – Double India Pale Ale with peaches, cinnamon. 8.6% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales Mocha Latte 6/4/16oz CAN – American IPA brewed with Coffee and Chocolate. 8% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales S’mores 6/4/16oz CAN – All Mosaic Double Dry-Hopped DIPA brewed with Marshmallows, Graham Crackers, Madagascar Vanilla Beans, Cinnamon and a touch of Chocolate. 8.6% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales Passiflora 6/4/16oz CAN – Double IPA Brewed utilizing a blend of New Zealand hops, this brew produces notes of Guava, Citrus, and Passionfruit. 8.6% ABV. 
  • Decadent Ales Orange Gusher 6/4/16oz CANS – Double India Pale Ale with Orange Purée. 8.5% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales Orange Cream Pop 6/4/16oz CAN – All Citra dry-hopped IPA with a proprietary blend of sugars, Madagascar Vanilla Bean, and a touch of Orange Zest. 6% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales Blueberry French Toast 6/4/16oz CAN – Double India Pale Ale with blueberries, maple syrup, and cinnamon. 8.6% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales Coconut Almond Macaroon 24/16oz CAN – Double Dry-Hopped All-Mosaic IPA brewed with Coconut & Almond, and a variety of sugars to create a biscuit character. 8.2% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales Coconut Citrus Citra 6/4/16oz CAN – Double IPA Triple Dry-Hopped with All Citra. Brewed with Orange Zest Coconut. 8.6% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales Elderflower Mochi 6/4/16oz CAN – Milkshake Double India Pale Ale brewed with Elderflower and Vanilla. 8.6% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales Ectoplasmic Orange 24/16oz CAN – All Citra double dry-hopped IPA with tangerine, and orange zests added. 8.7% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales (Evil Twin Collab.) Delight 6/4/16oz CAN – Imperial Stout Brewed with Pistachio, Coconut, and Cinnamon. 11.7% ABV.

Timber Ales:

  • Timber Ales People Power 6/4/16oz CAN – IPA dry-hopped with a combination of Citra and Galaxy hops. This beer was brewed to support the People Power Beer initiative started by our friends at Threes Brewing in collaboration with the ACLU. 7% ABV.

Lua announces 1 year anniversary beer dinner set for October 22nd!

Huge news out of Des Moines today as Lua Brewing has released the information for their 1 year anniversary beer dinner and bottle release! Here are the details!

1ST ANNIVERSARY BEER DINNER, BOTTLE RELEASE AND BRUNCH COMING IN HOT (10/22-10/25)It’s hard to believe, but we are coming up on one year of life as a lil brewery family, and we are working diligently to prepare for a few fun, safe events we have planned to celebrate with y’all 🥰 we will be announcing more details and selling tickets for all of these events this week, so keep them eyes peeled.

1st Anniversary Dinner – on 10/22, we will have a limited number of seats for a socially distant beer dinner hosted by Chef James Arbaugh and Brewer Zack Dunbar. 5 courses of James’ world class food paired with beers specially crafted and designed by James and Zack, and only sold at this dinner. Tickets will go on sale this week!

1st Anniversary Bottle Release – we will be packing up a set of 5 different beers to release on 10/23 and 10/24, inlcluding our first anniversary imperial pastry stout and our @prbrewing imperial pastry stout in 750ml bottles. The set will include these beers and 3 others, as well as a first anniversary glass. We will be announcing details about the rest of the beers in this package as well as details about how to enter the raffle to purchase a set this week!

1st Anniversary Pushpop Brunch – On Sunday, 10/25 James will be whipping up a tasty brunch menu, along with Michelada and Mimosa inspired Pushpops. We will also have a special Pushpop crowler available for brunch guests to purchase, more details about the brunch coming later this week. We can’t wait to share our first anniversary celebration with all of you, and show gratitude for all of the support and love that we’ve received over this last year. Thank you.

Lion Bridge fall releases and some future TBD releases announced!

Lion Bridge brewery has been busy and is bursting into fall with a plethora of releases! Their Cheeseshake sour releases have been extremely popular and delicious and if you haven’t tried Off Grid yet you need to do yourself a favor and get some! One of the best beers of the year IMO! Here’s what’s coming down the line this Fall and maybe into winter for Lion Bridge:

**Blackberry Cheeseshake Sour – the last of the Cheeseshake releases will be available on October 7th and will be available for online purchase starting this Sunday at 9 p.m. Click here for purchasing link!

**Zombie Awakening – released this week! In collaboration with Bloomsbury Farm. Black as the inside of a buried coffin, with enough Dash dark roast coffee to put a pep in the step of the even the most lumbering undead walker.

**Spice Must Flow – a seasonal favorite returns next Wednesday (10/7) as well!  This black Ale w/spices checks in at 7.0% and contains a melange of Maple, Saigon Cinnamon, nutmeg, and a robust black ale form this luxurious treat.

** Fun Size – releasing October 9th and according to LB this is a small beer w/chocolate and Sea Salt and checks in at 7.0% – This beer is brewed with Sea Salt and then fermented with a Scandinavian Kveik yeast called Lutra that ferments quickly and produces a very clean yeast profile. We then rest this beer on a lot of cacao nibs. The result is an adult treat for Halloween. No tricks needed!

**Oco Noco – releasing October 14th with an October 11th presale is this imperial milk Stout w/coconut that will check in at 10.5% – For batch 1001 we wanted to make something special. We decided to take an exceptional Imperial Milk Stout base beer and put an obscene amount of toasted and un-toasted coconut into it until beer and confectionary treat melded seamlessly together. Simple, but oh so decadent.

**TBD BEERS!!

Lion Bridge releasing “Oco Noco” Imperial milk stout w/coconut on Oct. 14th!

This one is sure to be a can’t miss for coconut lovers! Batch 1,001 coming from Lion Bridge! Here’s more:

Oco Noco (Imperial Milk Stout w/Coconut, 10.5%) – For batch 1001 we wanted to make something special. We decided to take an exceptional Imperial Milk Stout base beer and put an obscene amount of toasted and un-toasted coconut into it until beer and confectionary treat melded seamlessly together. Simple, but oh so decadent.$21.99 4-pack.
Available to place orders on Sunday Oct 11 at 9pm for pick up on Wednesday.