Clock House announces “Bake and Shake” series with the release of “Orange Dream” this Friday (7/1)!

A new series of 3 pastry sours titled “Bake and Shake” will be released by Clock House this Friday with the debut beer being “Orange Dream”! Here’s more on this release from Clock House, stay tuned for future releases in this series!

New Beer and series coming at you! Our Bake ‘N’ Shake series will be featuring 3 brand new pastry sours.

This Friday, July 1st will be the debut of Orange Dream. This sour features a plethora of White Sheet Cake, Glaze, Vanilla Beans and Orange Purée. This will be available in cans and on draft!

Court Avenue releasing 2 collabs (Lua + Reunion) in July!

Court Avenue Brewing Company will be releasing two new collaboration beers in early July. They’ve teamed up with Lua for a double NEIPA and then also teamed up with Reunion Brewing for an Italian Pilsner. Here’s more courtesy of CABCOs brewing’s Facebook page:

Those silly ReUnion bois David and Pete came down a while ago for a low n’ slow Italian Pilsner. It’s just about finished lagering and is refreshingly crisp. WATER COOLER ROMANCE starts with an all Pilsner malt base and then we threw in some of our favorite hops: Nelson Sauvin, Huell Melon, Hallertau Blanc and that classic baddie, Saaz.

Last week Zack from Lua popped down and was like, what if we do a hazy pale? And you know what, we tried and ended up with a Double NEIPA. Wild how that works. ROULETTE DARES is dapped up with an absurd amount of Citra, Mosaic and Nelson Sauvin hops and comes in heavy at a robust 8.4%.

New Drekker coming next week!

Braaaaaaains Mango/Orange/ Banana Double Fruit Sour 
We’re bringing back one of our favorite Braaaaaaaains! This one is stuffed with Mango, Orange, and Banana then of course we gave it our double secret smoothie treatment of sea salt, lactose, and vanilla beans

NEW Style – Evil Natured Robots DBL IPA 
Evil Natured Robots, our crazy soft & juicy IPA hopped with NZH-107 & Mosaic! NZH-107 is a new experimental blend of New Zealand hops with some amazing tropical & citrus fruit flavor & aroma, and pairing it with Mosaic really gives this IPA some great notes of peach, guava, lychee, and lime.⠀

Chonk x Hydra – Sundae Fruit Sour   (MORTALIS brewing collaboration!!!) 
we teamed up with our pals at @mortalisbrewing to create Hydra Chonk, the absolute heftiest of chonky bois! This multi-headed monster is eating for three and completely stuffed with gobs and gobs of raspberry, mango, dragonfruit, toasted coconut, cream of coconut, and NO lactose!⠀

Ice Ice Prrrrty – Guava / Lime / Coconut 

This one is packed with guava, key lime, lemon-lime slushy mix, and cream of coconut. Will it ever stop? Yo, we don’t know. Turn off the lights and you might not be able to see this siiiiick new PRRRT 17oz Nordic Cooler glass!

NEW to Iowa – Long haired Freaky People DBL IPA 
Double IPA and our latest deep dive into a single hop that we just can’t get enough of. This one is brewed with all Vic Secret so it brings huge citrus, pineapple, passionfruit & stone fruit aromas that carry right into the flavor until you get hit with a nice, balanced bitterness. ⠀⠀

Ectogasm – Hazy IPA 
Ectogasm is a juicy, hazy, and soft NE IPA brewed with Citra & Mosaic hops. The Flagship IPA of Drekker brewing!’

Alluvial and Phase Three Brewing announce partnership with Pequod! Plus more beers from Untitled Art, Tripping Animals, Equilibrium, Blackstack, and Modist!

Quite the update from Pequod this week with the announcement of two new breweries joining their portfolio. The first is a homegrown Iowa brewery, as Alluvial will start their distro footprint slowly with kegs only in the Des Moines/Ames market and slowly expand from there. Phase Three out of Lake Zurich, IL will be both keg and cans and their first update is below!

Pixel Density – Hazy IPA 
Our core hazy, exclusively hopped with our hand-selected Citra. Clocking in at 6.5%, this beer is a versatile, full-of-flavor, not-too-heavy, bright, pillowy hazy IPA to reach for.

P3 Pilsner 
This American-Style pilsner is made with 6-row American barley. This will provide a distinct character unique to American lagers. We took the ABV to 4.7% to further increase the drinkability. Lightly-hopped to provide balance to the malt. This beer isn’t hoppy, it isn’t malty, it’s simple at its core and the perfect companion to hiking, grilling, sitting by the pool, or enjoying in a hammock.

Aquatic Gardens – DBL Hazy IPA  7.8%
Double IPA featuring a hop combination of Vic Secret, Amarillo and Wai-iti. Aromas of pineapple, strawberry and passionfruit, and tastes like candied orange wedges and mango dipped in blueberry resin.

DDH Protocol DBL Hazy IPA – 8%
Brewed with Citra, El Dorado and Galaxy for a smooth, creamy body, loaded with citrus and tropical fruit aromas and flavors. 

Lulz R & R Smoothie Seltzer – Currently rated 5th best in the world
Smoothie-style hard seltzer with guava, coconut, pineapple + orange

Juice Drops Peach Nectaron IPA – This one is really good!
India Pale Ale with Nectaron hops, peach juice and peach flavor. Say hello to your new best friend for the summer. Notes of peach rings in this fantastic IPA

Everhaze – Hazy IPA 
Ever Haze is an India Pale Ale brewed w/ Cashmere, Citra, and Amarillo

Juggling Five Dbl IPA 
We’ve aimed at staying trippy when it comes to hops by using experimentals, playing with proportions, tweaking our hop schedules, all that jazzy stuff. We’ve come to really love a specific handful of them, so we went for a tripping FIRST and threw all FIVE of the bad boys into a DIPA. You’ll have a tropical rainforest of aromatics and notes, rounded out with a distinct crisp dryness.

Killer Kolsch
A clean, crisp beer, Kölsch offers a very slight fruity flavor and aroma. It is light gold in color, with a delicate head. This light-bodied beer appeals to nearly everyone who samples it.

No Mames – mexican Style lager 
A crisp, clean, massively refreshing Mexican lager with subtle notes of flaked corn. Limitlessly crushable, beyond satisfying.

The Ultimate Trip -fruit sour 
Fruited Sour conditioned w/ Blueberry, Pistacho, Vanilla, and Lactose

Who Loves Orange Soda? – soda inspired fruit beer 
Introducing the second installment to our soda-POP inspired FRESCO SERIES, were bringing you animals the orange FIZZY right out of your childhood memories just pop, pour, sip and repeat Be careful with this one y’all, its not your average orange soda. Although it sure drinks like it and not a soul would be none the wiser.  

DBL Fractal Hilbert Curve DDH DIPA 
Pouring a bright mango yellow, aromas of tangerine and green grapes lead into flavors of dank grassy fields, OJ and papaya juice, pineapple, berry compote, and a touch of faint white pepper with our signature #EQJuice finish.

Fluctuation DDH DIPA – KEG ONLY 
Fluctuation has bright tropical notes of passion fruit, mango, pineapple, and lychee with an undercurrent of sorbet and cream await!

HDHC Dream Wave Fluctuation (Other half Brewing Collab)
HDHC Dream Wave Fluctuation glows while releasing aromas and flavors of deep saturated passion fruit, pineapple syrup, overripe stone fruit, and creamy lime pudding. Intense fruit flavors are explosive with a tropical fruit custard finish lined with our #EQjuice melon finish. HDHC Dreamwave Fluctuation is dangerously smooth and is sure to fluctuate your dream waves.

Limited release – Coconut Almond Delight – Imp stout (almond joy bar)
We wanted to liquify one of our favorite candy bars so we boiled up a big base stout and conditioned it on shredded coconut, almonds, Madagascar vanilla, and cacao nibs.

Data Points – DBL IPA 
Pouring vivid yellow in color, aromas of OJ, rainbow melon, and a blueberry strain of the devil’s lettuce lead into dank flavors of passionfruit juice, ruby red grapefruit, Frankenberry cereal, melon, complex concord grape, and strawberry.

To Space we go DDH DIPA – Unseen Creatures Brewing & Blending Collab
Vivid yellow with a tropical aroma, flavors blast off into notes of syrupy pineapple chunks, mango candy, passionfruit, cannabis, complex berry and black currants all wrapped in super dank flavor.

Early Admission DBL IPA DIPA (8.0%)
Brewed with our buds & famed State Fair Craft Sud Slingers @ballparkcafe for their “Kick Off the Summer” Event at the State Fair Grounds. Featuring a particularly juicy quartet of Mosaic, Mosaic Cryo, Cashmere & El Dorado Hops. Better stock up before the hoarders get there.

Stack At the Lab DDH DIPA – Equilibrium Collaboration! (8.4%)
Had to catch a cab back to the lab with our buds at Equilibrium Brewery from Middleton, New York. We did some mind melding to intertwine our respective approaches to hop processes & brewing larger IPAs and this is where we landed: Hand-selected Strata, Strata CGX™, Mosaic, Mosaic Cryo™ & Australian Galaxy on a bed of Pilsner & 5 different types of Oats & Wheat. Primo Stack Sauce, Straight outta the Lab.

Pull Tabs – Hazy pale Ale

Citra, Strata, Idaho7 Cryo… Pull up, win those Dollas! 

Local 755 Hazy IPA 

Our Foggy Favorite. Azacca, Amarillo & a Gwop of Citra. Soft, Juicy & Hazy like 70’s Home Movies.

Fugazi – Italian Pilsner 
Italian-Style Pils dry-hopped adoringly with Czech Kazbek. It’s the Real Deal.

Tater Tot Hotdish DDH DIPA – Other half Collaboration
We teamed up with our friends at Other Half to create this DDH Double IPA that’s sure to be the star at any potluck. Hot and fresh out the oven and being brought to liquor stores today is Tater Tot Hotdish!

ᴛᴀᴛᴇʀ ᴛᴏᴛ ʜᴏᴛᴅɪꜱʜ
DDH Double IPA w/ 2 row, wheat, oats, flaked oats & flaked rye. Whirlpool hopped w/ Citra Cryo, Idaho 7 & Motueka then double dry hopped w/ HBC586, Strata & Nelson Sauvin.

Sneak Peek: Backpocket 10th Anniversary Stout

Backpocket Brewing’s 10th Anniversary is coming up this Saturday (6/11), and over the years their stout release is one of Iowa’s most anticipated releases and this year will be no different. I was lucky enough to get a bottle a few days before this year’s release and give it a taste.

Our 10th Anniversary Russian Imperial Stout is aged on roasted coconut, followed by 24 months in Mississippi River Distilling bourbon barrels with a heavy dose of vanilla bean. Rich whiskey flavors with accents of cinnamon, vanilla and oak.

Nose of vanilla, coconut and some chocolate. Head dissipates quickly, the flavor is a hint of sweet coconut up front, the barrel and vanilla mesh extremely well. Some coffee and chocolate notes in there as well, light, creamy, smooth and delicious. Definitely a beer worth seeking!

Along with the release of their 10th Anniversary Stout, Backpocket will have the following beers/food/events going:

Special releases include our TENTH Anniversary Stout, TWO special pin releases at noon and 2pm, BA Tiki Sour, Mallow Vibes, and Black Hive!

11am we’re kicking the day off with 9Round Fitness Hits and Hops workout 🥊

12pm The Albatross Food Truck

1pm James Tutson live music & Elida’s Bakery

4pm Harvest-The Band live music

7pm Marco’s Grilled Cheese and Silent Disco DSM

Yard games ALL DAY!

Backpocket 10th Anniversary set for June 11th!

Set your calendars for Saturday June 11th and get to Backpocket’s 10th Anniversary party featuring the release of their 10th Anniversary stout and much more! Complete lineup below:

Mark your calendars and help us celebrate TEN YEARS!!

Special releases include:
TENTH Anniversary Stout, BA Tiki Sour, Mallow Vibes, and Black Hive!

11AM-12PM Hits and Hops Kickboxing inspired workout with 9Round Fitness

12PM-7PM Albatross Food Truck

1-3PM Live music with James Tuston

1PM Elida’s Bakery

4-6PM Live music with Harvest

7PM Marco’s Food Truck

7-9PM DSM Silent Disco

Yard games ALL day!

Wild Mind, Weldwerks, Mason Aleworks, Blackstack, and Modist coming this week from Pequod!

Die Dreaming Smoothie Fruit Sour   Inspired by the unique and popular smoothie drink of The Dominican Republic, Morir Sonando, or To Die Dreaming. We took inspiration from this delicious beverage and blended loads of orange, pineapple, and milk sugar for a creamy tropical sweet treat.

Brain Fuzz Smoothie Fruit Sour 
Inspired by the classic Lime Rickey. Tart citrus and sugary cherry meld perfectly into a comfy nest of marshmallow sweetness. Luscious and vibrant red and bursting with stone fruit and pithy aromas.

Juicy Bits Hazy 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.

Nectaron Extra Extra Juicy Bits
an 8.6% DIPA brewed with Citra, Mosaic + El Dorado hops, and double dry-hopped with EXTRA EXTRA Nectaron hops. This “little” number is absolutely brimming with notes of tropical fruits, candied peach rings, grapefruit, and dare we say… gives off a whole Orange Julius vibe?!

Robo Boogie DBL IPA 
New Zealand-style IPA brewed with with Nelson Sauvin, Motueka, Rakau, and Wakatu Hops. ROBO-BOOGIE is a dive into the deep abyss of New Zealand-specific hops, namely Nelson Sauvin, Motueka, Rakau and Wakatu. All are prized for their unique characteristics, from white grape and earth to “every corner of the orchard,” and they have come together in what is not just one of the most stylistically intriguing brews but also one of the BEST hoppy beers that we have made this year.

America The Fruitful – Fruit Sour
A 5.8% taste-explosion-in-your-mouth kinda Sour Ale, brewed with Banana, Cherry, Blueberry, & Vanilla!

Peaches & Cream Cheesecake 
So new there’s no official description – so here’s the ingredients Sour Ale with Peaches, Vanilla, Milk Sugar, Graham Cracker

Pina Colada IPA 
Double India Pale Ale brewed with over 3,000 pounds of Pineapple Puree, Toasted Coconut, Milk Sugar, Vanilla and Sabro and Lotus hops

Derek Zealander IPA 
Blue Steele, Ferrari,  Le Tigre? They’re all the same face!  Collaboration with Abnormal Beer Co (San Diego, CA) this Hazy India Pale Ale is packed full of 100% New Zealand Hops

Ghost Hawk DDH DBL IPA – Horus & Parrish Brewing Collaboration
Collaboration with Parish Brewing (Broussard, LA). Double Dry Hopped Hazy Double India Pale Ale with Citra, Motueka, Sabro Incognito and Vic Secret Hops

Strata Revengeance DBL Hazy IPA 
Part of Mason Ale Works and Beer Zombies ‘Revengeance’ collaboration series. Strata Revengeance is a Double Dry Hopped Hazy Double IPA with 100% Strata Hops

Sweet Creams Are made of these – Cherry Pie edition
Fruited Sour ale Cherry Pie Edition with Sweet Cherry, Lactose and Graham Cracker

Zombie Mania – DDH Triple IPA 
Double Dry Hopped Triple Hazy IPA. Hulk-a-mania would be runnin’ wild for this beer. Only suited for real beer fans – and that’s the bottom line because Stone Cold Said So. 

Local 755 Hazy IPA 
The foggy friend we know and love. Bright flavor, hazy and juicy IPA. It’s the flagship for a reason!

Giving Trees Apple Crisp Sour 6.0% ABV 

A generous portion of Apple Cider, Cinnamon, Granola & Brown Sugar with our Mixed Culture Foeder Fermented Berliner Base. A friend in need is a friend indeed

Tech Decks IPA IPA (7.0%)
Handed down as tradition from those before us. Comfortably familiar portions of finger picked Strata, Citra Cryo, Cashmere, Mosaic & Idaho 7 Cryo. Come shred with us.

Blueberry Dive Margarita Gose  – Great Notion Brewing Collaboration 6% ABV 
Brewed with Great Notion over CBC week – This is a Gose style ale brewed with Malted White wheat & pilsner malts, then conditioned on Shit loads of Blueberries and mixed in Key Lime juice, Pineapple Juice, Agave nectar and Sea salt. I personally had a sneak peek at this beer and it’s fantastic for this summer weather. Pours purple/blue with little bits of blueberry remaining on the rim of the glass. Tastes like a wonderful fruit forward blueberry margarita!

Artisanal Brew Works, Ology, Blackstack, Urban Artifact, 56, and MORE coming from Pequod!

Warheads Seltzer 
Made in collaboration with the candy maker each Seltzer features a different Warheads flavor. They’re lightly tart, they’re sweet and unlike all others. 

  • 6/4pk/16oz Cans – EACH 4pk contains 4 different beers – $65.00
  • This batch is planned to contain the following 4 flavors:
    • Black cherry
    • Blue Raspberry
    • Watermelon
    • Green Apple

Warheads Extreme Ales (new flavors)
Made in collaboration with the candy maker each Ale features a different Warheads or Smashup candy flavoring and has been brewed to match the point of when the candy goes from Sour to Sweet -when the flavor pops out. 

  • This batch is planned to contain the following 4 flavors:
    • Black cherry
    • Blue Raspberry
    • Watermelon
    • Cherry/Lime Smashup

Snow Cone Sour – Grape & Cherry
Remember drinking the syrup that collected at the bottom of a snow cone? Now imagine that was made into a Grape or Cherry flavored sour beer and that’s these beers!

She’s Tert – Raspberry Banana tart ale 
Made using a delectable tart raspberry concentrate, and a touch of banana purée for thickness, this fruited sour beer tastes like a raspberry tart!

MangoColada Sluhshhhh
Berliner with Mango, Pineapple, Coconut, and Lactose – Mango Colada Slushhhhh is our newest edition to the Slushhhhh series. We added loads of Mango, Pineapple, and Coconut to the tank. The outcome was a great beer for the incoming warm weather. Whether at the pool, beach, or your couch – this beer hits right.

Destination Paradise Dbl IPA 
Destination Paradise 1.0 – Ology Selected Citra
We hit this beer with Barley, loads of Oats, and some Wheat to round the base out. Then, our selected Citra hit every step of this beer. During the brewday, early on in the first days of fermentation, and an extra heavy dose near the end of our yeast’s sugar binge. The result? Deeply rich-tropical-overripe mango and pineapple, bright lime zest, and a finish of sweet tangerine juice.
This is a special series for us – the goal of Destination Paradise is to focus on hops that were hand (nose) selected after we (Ology) flew out to the Northwest and personally picked out. This was the first time we’ve had the opportunity to sensory-select hops.

Yumchataaaa – Imperial Stout – Collaboration with WELDWERKS Brewing 
Yumchataaaaa is an Imperial Milk Stout with almonds and Cinnamon brewed with Flaked Rice and Rice Syrup. At 13% it comes in strong, but in a sweet and smooth package. These 4-packs of 8oz cans are perfect for an indulgent night alone or sharing with multiple friends.

First Rodeo Hazy IPA  – NEIPA (7.2%) Pinthouse Collab
Brewed with our buds at Pinthouse in Austin for our first rodeo with an exciting new varietal out of Idaho, EXP ID 158. We wanted to see how it plays with something we’re both familiar with: Our respective selected lots of Citra from @yakimachief & Pilsen + Wheat Malt from from @malteuropmaltingco

Wedding Season – West Coast IPA – Collaboration with Weldwerks – DDH DIPA (8.2%)
Brewed with our buds @weldwerksbrewing in Greeley, CO to celebrate the occasion. Blessed with Berkeley Tropics Yeast to drive the release of thiols with Something Old (Cascade), Something New (Phantasm), Something Borrowed (Weldwerk’s Selected El Dorado) & Something Blue (Our Selected Citra Cryo). Mazel Tov!

Local 755 – Hazy IPA 
Our Foggy Favorite. Azacca, Amarillo & a Gwop of Citra. Soft, Juicy & Hazy like 70’s

Adventure Sour Mixed Variety pack Version 2

A brand new 12pk containing 4 different beers! Those four include3 of each: 

  • Chariot – Cherry fruit tart
  • Teak – American Fruit tart (pineapple and passion fruit)
  • Spyglass – Lemon Lime fruit tart
  • Photobooth – Grapefruit Gruit tart.

SqueezeBox Fruit Tart – Strawberry

Strawberry Midwest Fruit Tart. Brewed with over 3,000 lbs of strawberries per 30bbl. 8.6 % ABV 

Hop Girl Summer IPA We all gonna summer the summer out of this summer. Hop Girl Summer for all!

Hop Girl Summer lands somewhere between a West Coast & American IPA. Brewed with Simcoe & Centennial hops, your first sips will be piney with a touch of that dankness we love so much. Finishing with grapefruit brightness reminds you why we power through long, frigid winters. So we can Hop Girl Summer.

Coral Riff 

𝗖𝗼𝗿𝗮𝗹 𝗥𝗶𝗳𝗳 is fruited gose-style sour ale with pink guava & sea salt is awash with a melody of nectarous guava juice. The interplay of sweet and sour is insanely tantalizing to the tastbuds without being overpowering in either direction. Lush tropical florals and a tinge of tartness make this sour full of unique subtleties ripe for exploration. (6.2% ABV)

Mas Chela – Mexican style lager 

Crisp and refreshing Mexican Lager. Cheers to summer vibes 

Lion Bridge releasing “Houby Daze Imperial Milk Stout” and “The Eye of Thiol” this month!

A new month means new releases for many Iowa breweries. Lion Bridge brewing will be releasing two new beers this month, an imperial milk stout and an IPA (draft only). Here’s more on these two releases:

Houby Daze Imperial Milk Stout

Fungophiles rejoice! A special Houby Days release! We cold steeped the famed Lactarius rubidus, aka, Candy Cap Mushroom in this stout to produce an earthy, maple character that we thought would be a great accompaniment to a robust mix stout base,

Release date 05/12

The Eye of Thiol

Trying out a new yeast strain that accentuates hop flavors and aroma. We brewed this draft-only IPA with some of our favorite hop varietals. Enjoy!

Release date 05/18

Humble Forager, Modern Times, and Untitled Art coming from Pequod!

Enchanted Island v1 –  Imperial Tiki Sour ale – 16oz cans 

Enchanted Island v1 is returning in 16oz format featuring pineapple, orange, coconut and nutmeg

Coastal Sunshine v3 – 16oz cans 
The return of one of the best sellers – version 3 features Tangerine, Passion fruit, mango and Soursop

ElectroJet Hazy IPA  6.8%
This herculean feat of haze-craft is an IPA of singular bomb-diggityness, packed to the rafters with Galaxy and El Dorado hops, and just enough Simcoe to tie the room together. The result of this lupulin-laden trifecta is an unquestionably choice adult beverage that explodes with thunderous notes of juicy peach flesh, bright citrus, ripe mango, and stone fruit. It’s a breathtaking bouquet that’s going to ignite your sensory synapses in a rapturous conflagration of pure pleasure.

Dingo Magic IPA 

Should you choose to unleash the contents of this can, you’ll be met with an unrelentingly delightful barrage of bright citrus, guava, peach, and sundry tropical radness, all coming together to form a liquid palanquin upon which to gently deliver your tastebuds into the loving arms of the flavor gods. Should you choose not to open this can, that’s also totally fine. We respect your agency. 

German Chocolate Cake Stout 8% ABV 
A Collaboration with XUL brewing, this beer features Cocoa Nibs, Coconut and Pecan Nuts to give a delightful and dessert filled experience. It unsurprisingly tastes just like cake. 

Double Mango Sour – 6% ABV 

Next up is Double Mango sour, made with both Mango Puree & Mango juice… Untitled art does Mango incredibly well, so I’m personally excited to sip on this one and enjoy the upcoming weather.