Lion Bridge bringing back “Spice Must Flow” and “Zombie Awakening” just in time for Fall!

Lion Bridge Brewing is bringing back two fall favorites of mine as Spice Must Flow and Zombie Awakening will be available in cans and on draft starting today (9/15)! Here’s more on each of these fall favorites:

SPICE MUST FLOW – 7% ABV
A melange of Maple and Saigon Cinnamon meld with a robust black ale to form this luxurious treat.
He (or she, or they) who controls the Spice, controls the universe!

ZOMBIE AWAKENING – 7% ABV
Black as the inside of a buried coffin, with enough Dash dark roast coffee to put a pep in the step of even the most lumbering undead walker

Reds Alehouse hosting “Battle of the Strata Combata” between Big Grove and Odell Brewing on 9/24!

Leading up to the University of Iowa football game against Colorado State, Reds Alehouse in North Liberty is hosting a “brew-off” between Big Grove and Odell Brewing. Both breweries have brewed their version of strata hopped beer, called “Strata Combata”, and you get to judge which you like best! Here’s more from Reds:

Join us for some speciality tappings of Strata Combata! Our friends at Big Grove and Odell Brewing have been hard at work to bring you a new hazy IPA, Strata Combata, for the Iowa vs CSU game! We’ll have prizes for both Big Grove and Odell for you to win!Both Breweries made a batch of this and its up to you to decide who’s is who!Also Tapping this day will be
Colorado Lager
Sippin Tropical
Hazer Tag

Backpocket releasing “That’s Tight! Vol. 5” this Friday (9/17)!

Backpocket keeps their “That’s Tight” hazy IPA lineup going with the release of Volume #5 this Friday! This version will be double dry hopped with Loral and Zappa hops! It will be ready for you on draft and in 16 oz packs Friday! Here’s more from Backpocket on this brew:

We used our same hazy malt base from our other That’s Tight Series but we’ve changed  up the hops! Vol. 5 has been double dry hopped with Loral & Zappa hops for a nice balance of fruity and floral notes.

Available on draft and in 16oz/4pks Friday, September 17th!

Dimensional and Clock House team up for “Toaster Treats” collab!

Dimensional Brewing out of Dubuque released a sneak peek of a new beer they are brewing with Clock House Brewing out of Cedar Rapids. If you are a pop tarts lover, this is going to be a must try brew! Here’s more on “Toaster Treats” pastry sour courtesy of Dimensional:

Today we’re sending TOASTER TREATS, our collab with Clock House Brewing to the dosing tank to sit on a ridiculous amount of strawberry toaster pastries!

Look for this tasty toaster treat in cans and on tap later this week!

More to come on this release!

Clock House Brewing 4 year Anniversary party set for 9/18!! Tons of beer tappings including Pineapple Witch Slap!

Clock House Brewing in Cedar Rapids will be celebrating their 4 year anniversary on September 18th with a ton of beers being tapped including Pineapple Witch Slap and their 4 year anniversary stout! Here’s more from Clock House on this beer filled day!

WERE TURNING 4! CELEBRATE WITH US!
Join us Saturday, September 18th at 12 PM for our Anniversary celebration! We have an exciting lineup of beers to announce as well as live vinyl provided by our friends from Analog Vault. Be sure to put this day on your calendar, you won’t want to miss out!

SATURDAY LINEUP:12 PM:
Sour Patch Man (Kettle Sour with Blue Sour Candy) *DRAFT & LIMITED AVAILABILITY IN CANS
Pineapple Witch Slap (Our flagship NEIPA w/Pineapple) *DRAFT & CANS
BA Imperial Peanut Panic (12% ABV Imperial Stout aged in Driftless Glenn Bourbon Barrels for 16 months then rested on dry-roasted peanuts, cacao nibs, and vanilla beans) *DRAFT & LIMITED 500 ML BOTTLES
BA 4th Anniversary Stout (12% ABV Imperial Stout aged in Driftless Glenn Bourbon Barrels for 18 months then rested on toasted coconut, cacao nibs, and vanilla beans) *DRAFT & LIMITED 500 ML BOTTLES

3 PM:
FIRKEN TAPPING: Pineapple Coconut Witch Slap *DRAFT ONLY

6 PM:

FIRKEN TAPPING: Snozzberry Sour w/ Crunchberries *DRAFT ONLY
FIRKEN TAPPING: Chillin’ In CR w/Habaneros & Ghost Peppers *DRAFT ONLY
Live Vinyl from Analog Vault

.Releases will be first come first come first serve. No proxies. Limits will be decided at a later date

Lion Bridge releasing Oktobott 3000 and Beer at Work tomorrow! (9/1)

Lion Bridge Brewing is ringing in the month of September with the release of two beers. Oktobott 3000 and Beer at Work will be ready for you when the taproom opens Sept. 1st @ 3:00 p.m. Here’s more on these two brews below:

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 7 months in Willett Rye Whiskey barrels greases the cogs and makes sure it all computes.

Beer at Work (Australian-style IPA, 7.0%abv) – Heavily dry-hopped with Australian Vic Secret and a touch of New Zealand Motueka, this beer exhibits strong tropical fruit flavors known to come from the land down under where women glow and men plunder.

Cascade Brewing coming to Iowa via Pequod! Plus Ology, Blackstack, MORE, and Modist!

You will soon be able to buy Cascade Brewing beers in Iowa as they’re joining Pequod’s ever expanding distribution list! More on Cascade and a ton of other brews hitting our shelves from Pequod!

Ceteris Paribus
We can’t get enough of this Ceteris Paribus hazy DIPA loaded with Phantasm NZ, Citra, and Strata. The Phantasm pushes the citrus/tropical flavors from the hops into overdrive. Rich juicy hop flavor with every sip and sniff.

Business Tropical – Corporate Ladder Collab
Business Tropical is a rich, Smoothie-Style Berliner loaded with an array of tropical fruits and vanilla. Mango, Pineapple, Blood Orange, Lime, Passionfruit, Peach, Tangerine all play into a juice bomb experience. We added vanilla to further bring this Smoothie-Style Berliner into its own – styrofoam cup not included. Throw on your suits and prepare for the perfect Summer experience.
Please keep cold at all times and drink fresh! 

Capsized Goods – Mast Landing Collab
This Hazy IPA was a collaboration brew with Mast Landing Brewing! Loaded with Strata, El Dorado, and Sabro hops for a smooth, tropical hop bomb. Sweet citrus and tropical fruits blend with stone fruit notes from this hop blend.

Peach Vanilla Sprinkle Factor
This 7% Tart, Milkshake IPA is a great base for playing with fruit and hops. This time, we loaded it with peaches and vanilla. Creamsicle, IPA, Fruited Berliner… ? You decide! Sweet, fruity, hoppy and rich with great flavor.

Microdosing: Citra Once A Day IPA
Get your daily dose of this IPA that we dosed daily (…AKA every day of primary fermentation) with our extremely stanky hand selected Citra & Citra Cryo to keep the juices flowing. 

Foresight DDH DIPA
The first installment of a collaboration in 3 parts with Cam & the rest of our buds at The Eighth State Brewing in Greenville, SC 

 Featuring fortuitously large portions of our hand selected Strata, Citra & New Zealand Nelson Sauvin on a smooth & creamy base, courtesy of Oats, Wheat & Spelt

Great Blackstack Bake Off Pineapple Upside Down
Quite the rendition of our favorite pastry sour with our House Mixed Culture, Foeder Fermented Berliner Base with huge amounts of Caramelized Pineapple, Cherry, Maraschino Cherry Juice, Brown Sugar, Madagascar Vanilla & Milk Sugar. Ready. Set. Baked.

Pillow Talkin’
OMG!11! 𝗣𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗼𝘄 𝗧𝗮𝗹𝗸𝗶𝗻’ has finally returned our calls! This Double Dry-Hopped DIPA has a very unique flavor profile thanks to a tender helping of Nelson Sauvin, Citra, and Galaxy hops. Notes of pine and passionfruit flirt with floral citrus that is wildly well-rounded and well-balanced. All of these flavors are delivered on body so soft and tender, every plush sip begs to be slowly savored. (8% ABV)

Hypersolid New England IPA – 6% ABV 
Introducing Hypersolid, a New England India Pale Ale brewed with pale malt, malted wheat and flaked oats. Hopped and dry hopped with our hand-selected Citra, El dorado Cryo, and Simcoe Cryo hops. 

Pequod releases: Humble Forager, Untitled Art, Weldwerks, Company Values, Equilibrium, and MORE

Woodland Pursuit – 6.5% ABV
New Zealand IPA (Nelson sauvin, Riwaka, Motueka) brewed to balance a bit of juicy sweetness with the explosive character within these three New Zealand grown hop varieties. An Excellent refreshment for your favorite outdoor moments.

BA Hazelnut Imperial Stout 2021 Mikerphone Collab – 13% ABV
Barrel aged imperial stout with cocoa nibs, hazelnut & milk sugar.

Hazelnut Imperial Stout Mikerphone Collab – 10.7% ABV
Imperial stout with cocoa nibs, hazelnut & milk sugar.

Bamm Bamm Rubble Rubble Tangerine – 5.2% ABV
Sour Wheat Ale brewed with Fruity Rice Cereal, Tangerine, Milk Sugar, Vanilla + Marshmallow.

Evil Haze Factory – 8.7% ABV
Double India Pale Ale brewed with Galaxy, Nelson Sauvin, El Dorado + Lotus hops.

Lime in the Coconut – 4% ABV
Meet our Berliner Weisse-style ale with lime, coconut and milk sugar. It’s a hybrid of bright lime acidity and creamy coconut sweetness that will make your living room, backyard, or the taproom feel just as good as any Tahitian beach would. PB&J Sour

Summer Side Hustle
Sour wheat ale brewed with Strawberry & Pink Lemonade Syrup.


Tropical Milkshake
Double IPA brewed with Mango, Pineapple, Passion Fruit, Guava, vanilla, milk sugar and Citra, Rakau, Lemondrop and Sabro hops 

Ambitions – 6.2% ABV
Fruited smoothie sour with pineapple, cherry & lime. This beer is very cherry and pineapple forward with hints of lime on the finish. 

dHop 35 – 8.5%
dHop 35 pours a very vibrant yellow, releasing bright tropical notes of rainbow melon, bright citrus, mango, pineapple, and peach.

Fluctuation DDH DIPA – 8.1%
Departures from Equilibrium are known as fluctuations. It pours a very hazy tangerine color, releasing bright tropical notes of passion fruit, mango, pineapple, and lychee with an undercurrent of sorbet and cream. Fluctuation tastes highly resinous and tropical with an assertive yet soft bitterness. We consider this fluctuation to be perfectly unbalanced. 

Galaxy Flare DDH DIPA – 8.5% ABV
Starting off with a base of white wheat and flaked oats, we used our 100% hand selected Victorian Galaxy in both the whirlpool and dry hop for the hop bill. Pouring a deep hazy yellow, saturated aromas and flavors of Florida navel orange, passionfruit, lychee, and grapefruit build into a dank #EQjuice forward finish with a balanced creaminess and a touch of hop bitterness. It seems like it took us lightyears to make our first All Galaxy DIPA, but we think it was worth the wait!

Photon – 4.8% ABV
Photon is our light and crushable American Pale Ale loaded with pacific northwest hops. It pours a very hazy orange, releasing well-blended notes of apricot, tangerine, peach, mango, and pineapple. It tastes of soft juicy tropical fruits, hop resins, and a hint of biscuit. A smooth rounded bitterness with a touch of dryness ensures you’re ready for the next sip. This drinking experience is further enhanced with a soft and billowy mouth-feel that has made this the go to ale for the Equilibrium crew, especially when a productive day needs to follow a fun night.

Evergy Wave DDH DIPA – 8% ABV
We are thrilled with Dream Wave Fluctuation. We revisited the Wave treatment with one of our favorite beers by paying tribute to the other side of the MC² relationship with energy. Energy Wave takes the MC² grain bill, increases the hops, and adds a touch of lactose. Energy Wave pours a glowing hazy tangerine color, releasing bright tropical notes of mango, pineapple, lactose, and apricot. Energy Wave tastes like a succulent wave of creamy mango juice with a touch of sweet that is dangerously drinkable and balanced.

Oktoberfest 
Toasty bread and caramel notes with a firm bitterness for balance. Prost!

Big Grove Solon celebrating 8 years on Sept. 5! Deliciousness to be tapped!

Big Grove Brewery Brewpub in Solon will be celebrating their 8 year anniversary on September 5th and as Big Grove has always done, it will be one hell of a great party! Doors will open at 10 a.m. on that Sunday for food, drinks, and plenty to do for the kids! Here’s more from Big Grove:

Can’t believe it — but we’re almost ready to celebrate 8 years in Solon! We opened our doors Labor Day weekend in 2013… and every year we take that weekend as a chance to reflect on and appreciate all the joy you all bring us.Plus we like to party 🥳Sunday, September 5 • Doors open at 10am with food specials running all day… we’ll have the beer garden going on the patio and the street blocked off once again with beer tubs and walk-up service. And, of course, games for all and chalk and temporary tattoos for the kiddos! We’re excited to share some live music as well, with Keegan Moore from 12-2:30 + DJ Derek Thorn 3-6. And don’t miss the 50/50 raffle for the food bank.The beer? We haven’t even gotten to the good part yet!
🐢 Turtle Hunter Hazy DIPA
🐳 2016 Barrel-Aged Richard the Whale
🐳 2017 Barrel-Aged Richard the Whale
🥃 2020 Batch 1000 Barleywine Whiskey Barrel Blend
❤️‍🔥 Sidehill Sour Barrel Aged Sour with Passionfruit
🖤 Sidehill Sour Barrel Aged Sour with Blackberry