Tribute Eatery and Bar opening in Coralville’s Iowa River Landing!

From the folks who brought you 30hop, comes Tribute! A new restaurant that should be opening its doors in mid to late October! Here’s more on this new dining option:

IOWA RIVER LANDING LOCATION UNDERGOES RENOVATION ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE NEW XTREAM ARENA!

CORALVILLE, IA โ€“ 30hop Restaurant is excited to introduce itโ€™s newest full service concept, Tribute Eatery & Bar to the corridor. With an anticipated opening date in the second half of October, Tribute is currently undergoing a full renovation with a brand new design.

Tribute aims to bring sophisticated and fresh cuisine to a smart and convivial crowd. Its menu focuses on delivering artisanal sandwiches, shareable snacks, hearty salads and seasonal favorites with its inviting, classic space and laid back vibe anchored by a spanning warm wood bartop.

Tribute Eatery & Bar is brought to you by the 30hop team. We are exciting to announce 30hop Cedar Rapids Managing Partner, Darin Blum, will function as its General Manager. Coralvilleโ€™s current Sous Chef, Cody Sammons, has been appointed to Executive Chef and current Assistant Manager, Blake Laughton, will act as the Assistant General Manager!

Tribute is now hiring for all front and back house positions. We encourage those will all degrees of experience to apply!

Big Grove “Starla” returns this weekend! Northside Oktoberfest in a box includes Big Grove/Adventurous Collab!

Starla

Some exciting news from Big Grove Brewery this week as they plan to release their hazy double ipa “Starla” in cans this weekend. Showcasing citra and Idaho 7 hops, the first release of “Starla” clocked in at 6.4%, not sure if the 2nd run will be the same or not. Along with “Starla” Big Grove has also released “All New Everything” double IPA in cans.

Big Adventure

A busy week for BG for sure and to top it off, their collab with Adventurous Brewing, “Big Adventure” hazy double IPA and “Northside” Helles Lager will be featured in Northside Oktoberfest in a box. So, if you got in on the Northside release you’re getting what are sure to be some tasty brews! The weekend approaches and cold beer will be welcomed! Support your local breweries, bars, and restaurants! Cheers!

Northside Helles

Murphy’s Pub in Dewitt hosting Richard the Whale tapping on Nov. 7th!

If you find yourself in or around the lovely town of Dewitt, Iowa on November 7th, drive on over to Murphy’s Pub and sip on some delicious Big Grove Brewery Richard the Whale! That’s not all that will be on tap: Color TV and Turtle Hunter will also be there to wet your whistle! Here’s more courtesy of Murphy’s Pub:

Join us as we tap our first ever keg of Richard the Whale from Iowa’s own Big Grove Brewery! This Russian Imperial Stout is Bourbon Barrel Aged and comes in at 11.5% ABV. This particular keg is the 2019 Richard aged for about 11 months.

We will also be tapping Big Grove’s Turtle Hunter & Color TV! No carry-out / no growlers. More details to come.

Iowa Brewing releasing BA “Hang Fire” + variants on 9/18!

Iowa Brewing in Cedar Rapids will be releasing barrel aged Hang Fire and the Hang Fire variants September 18th @ 12 p.m.! The variants this year will include
* Rum Barrel Hang Fire with cocoa nibs and coconut
* Brandy barrel aged in Driftless Glen brandy barrels
* Bourbon barrel aged in Cedar Ridge barrels
* Vanilla bean aged in Cedar Ridge barrels with Madagascar vanilla beans

Here’s more on this release:

Hang Fire is a giant Russian Imperial Stout that was brewed last year to celebrate our third anniversary. Half of the batch was put into barrels and aged for over a year. This yearโ€™s release includes four variants.

๐—ง๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—น๐—น ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ ๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ธ๐˜‚๐—ฝ ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—น๐˜† ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ-๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐— ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†, ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฐ๐˜๐—ต. Bottles will be available for pickup on September 18th and 19th, with two pickup time windows on each day to choose from at checkout. A link to the pre-sale store will be posted on Monday morning. The pre-sale will close on Thursday at noon, but a limited number of bottles will be reserved for purchase on the release days while supplies last.

๐—ฉ๐—”๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—”๐—ก๐—ง๐—ฆ

๐—ฅ๐˜‚๐—บ ๐—•๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—น ๐—›๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—™๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ – ๐—”๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ฅ๐˜‚๐—บ ๐—•๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—น๐˜€
๐—™๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐—–๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜‚๐˜ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—–๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ฎ ๐—ก๐—ถ๐—ฏ๐˜€
๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿณ๐Ÿฑ๐—บ๐—น ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐˜๐˜๐—น๐—ฒ | $๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฐ | ๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐Ÿฐ
Our Third Anniversary Russian Imperial Stout has aged in Rum Barrels for one year and rested on Coconut and Cacao Nibs in the final months of aging. A nice balance of chocolate and coconut marry well with the complexity of the rum barrel, with hints of fig, dates, and molasses.

๐—•๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—•๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—น ๐—›๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—™๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ – ๐—”๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—–๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ ๐—ฅ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐—•๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—•๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—น๐˜€
๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ๐—บ๐—น ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐˜๐˜๐—น๐—ฒ | $๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฐ | ๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐Ÿด
Our Third Anniversary Russian Imperial Stout has aged in Cedar Ridge bourbon barrels for one year and has notes of burnt caramel, vanilla, black currant, and a pleasant alcohol warmth.

๐—•๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐˜† ๐—•๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—น ๐—›๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—™๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ – ๐—”๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐——๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ณ๐˜๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐—š๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ป ๐—•๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐˜† ๐—•๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—น๐˜€
๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ๐—บ๐—น ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐˜๐˜๐—น๐—ฒ | $๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฐ | ๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐Ÿฐ
Our Third Anniversary Russian Imperial Stout has aged in Driftless Glenn Brandy Barrels for one year and has notes of vanilla and cherry with a smooth warm finish.

๐—ฉ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—น๐—น๐—ฎ ๐—•๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—›๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—™๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ – ๐—”๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—–๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ ๐—ฅ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐—•๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—•๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—น๐˜€
๐—™๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ ๐—ฉ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—น๐—น๐—ฎ ๐—•๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜€
๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿณ๐Ÿฑ๐—บ๐—น ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐˜๐˜๐—น๐—ฒ | $๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฐ | ๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐Ÿฐ
Our Third Anniversary Russian Imperial Stout has aged for a year in Cedar Ridge Bourbon Barrels and rested on Madagascar Vanilla Beans beans in the final months of aging, which accentuate the vanilla notes from the bourbon. The roast is subtle and the finish is silky smooth.

Lion Bridge “Cheeseshake Fruited Sour” series starts tomorrow w/ Raspberry Cheesecake release!

Every Wednesday for the next 5 weeks Lion Bridge Brewery will be releasing a fruited cheeseshake sour! This week’s release will be Raspberry cheesecake, more details below, this is sounding very limited so make sure you get there Wednesday to get a taste!

Tomorrow we start a series of fruited cheeseshake sour beers! Every Wednesday for the next 5 weeks we are releasing a new beer. Tomorrow we have a Raspberry Cheeseshake Fruited Sour.

9/16 Blueberry
9/23 Key Lime Pie
9/30 Pink Guava
10/7 Blackberry

A kettle sour golden ale with copious amounts of raspberry and a healthy dose of cheesecake and graham cracker. Hope you saved room!

These are very limited batches. Single cans only. Pre-orders each week available online on the Toast App.
https://www.toasttab.com/lion-bridge-brewing-company-59-16th-ave-sw/v3/

Lion Bridge releasing “Off-Grid” IPA next Wednesday! (9/9)

offgrid

Lion Bridge Brewing will be adding another IPA to their lineup next Wednesday when they release “Off-Grid” IPA. Many folks in the CR and surrounding area will appreciate how this beer was brewed! 10 days without power after the Derecho devastated Cedar Rapids, Lion Bridge had to turn to a generator like many others to save this beer! Here’s more on this release:

Off Grid IPA (6.6%) – Brewed to commemorate the week of production after the Derecho Storm of 2020 where we had no power at the brewery for 10 days. A robust generator kept our production going and saved our beer. This Galaxy-hopped IPA is a delicious product of these trying times.”

30hop CR Tapping 3 Barn Town Brews! Pickle Tickle, Vanilla Milkshake, + Cotton Candy Sour on the lines!

30hop in Cedar Rapids has tapped 3 unique and flavorful brews from Barn Town brewing this weekend! The wonderfully named Pickle Tickle, Vanilla Drive Thru (Milkshake IPA), and Cotton Candy Sour have all been tapped and are available right now! Try all three and spend your Sunday on 30hops patio enjoying the beautiful weather and some tasty brews! A perfect way to spend your Sunday! Here’s more on each of these 3 beers:

Pickle Tickle-ย  A glorious Golden Ale with a delightful tickle of pickle – 5.2%

Vanilla Drive In – Milk Shake IPA with Vanilla Bean and Cashmere Hops – 6.4%

Cotton Candy Sour – Kettle Sour – 5.4% ABV

Big Grove Brewery announces Richard the Whale 2020 release for Dec. 5th!

richard

Big news from Big Grove Brewery last night as they subtly announced the release date for Richard the Whale for December 5th! It was a sneak peek at a Richard sampling so as of now, no details on the process release were given, but stay tuned for more information on that as that date approaches! Here’s what BG had to say courtesy of their Facebook page:

Pulled a sample of Richard the Whale 2020 today from this Buffalo Trace bourbon barrel. Annnnd can bet the beer is fireย ๐Ÿ”ฅย But you may not know the barrel (and more specifically the nail we used to pierce the barrel) was on fire to keep the process sanitary.
๐Ÿ˜ย Oh and save the date for Saturday, December 5 for the release of our favorite barrel-aged Russian Imperial Stoutย ๐Ÿณ

Clock House Brewing releasing “Holland Oats” Imperial IPA on 8/27(Thursday!)!

clockhouse

Tasting sounding brew coming from the folks at Clock House this Thursday as they are set to release an Imperial IPA that is both west and east coast inspired! Holland Oats IPA will be released at 3:00 p.m. and will be available in cans!

An Imperial IPA inspired by West Coast bitterness and East Coast haze. Brewed with Galaxy, Vic’s Secret, and Citra hops. This beer has intense floral and melon notes with a nice clean bitter finish.

Cans will be available to purchase on Thursday, August 27th. Orders can be made using the link below!

https://fs26.formsite.com/kYff6Z/form/index.html

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

oktobot

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 Mรคrzen, 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.