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

2 New Beers coming from Lion Bridge this month!

A new month means new beers and Lion Bridge Brewing will get the partying rolling on April 6th when they release the first of 2 new beers! Lemon Lime Cream Cheese Bar will come our way April 6th and then will be followed by Mount Trashmore Trail Mix on April 13th! Here’s more on these two beers:

Lemon Lime Cream Cheese Bar

An Ale with fruit, graham cracker and cream cheese flavor! Bright and tangy Meyer Lemon and Key Lime blend with a cream cheese finish and a graham cracker crust. Save room for seconds! The potluck dessert of your dreams.

Release date Wednesday 04/06

Mount Trashmore Trail Mix

A kettle sour with granola, vanilla and blueberry. A beery love song to the Cedar Rapids Mountain we all love so much. Raise your glass to a successful summit or fortify your body before the attempt. We love you, Mt. Trashmore!

6.7% ABV

Release date 04/13

Lion Bridge “Emperor of Ice Cream”, “Ziva Voda”, and “Hellscape” returning in February!

Lion Bridge Brewery will have 3 beers returning to their lineup in February! Emperor of Ice Cream, Ziva Voda, and Hellscape will be making their way back to tap lines at the brewery and in cans! Here’s more on these three releases:

*Emperor of Ice Cream – (Imperial Milk Stout w/Strawberry, Chocolate, Vanilla, 10%) – Let be finale of seem. The only emperor is the emperor of ice cream.Pairs perfectly with a Neapolitan cheesecake from the Cheesecake Lady! Come get it while supplies last! Releases Feb. 9th!

*Ziva Voda – (Czech-style Pilsner, 4.8%) – Named for the “living water” of Czech fairy tales that heals infirmities and counteracts spells. Bohemian Pilsner Malt adds subtle richness and accents of clover honey, while the addition of traditional Saaz hops throughout the run-off and long boil give this beer the distinctive earthiness and spice associated with authentic Pilsners. Lagered for 6 weeks and brought to you for St. Joe’s Day and beyond. Releases Feb. 9th!

*Hellscape – Come join us at the taproom while we re-release a delicious Smoked Helles (5.5%)! We included Weyermann Beechwood Smoked Malt into this traditional German Lager because we love delicious smoky treats. If you’re not familiar with smoked beers, grab a pint and see for yourself!! Releases Feb. 23rd!

“Keeping it Craft” season 2 ep 3 from Lion Bridge Brewery!

Keeping it Craft hits the Czech Village and gets some insight on the upcoming “Barrel-Aged January” with Lion Bridge Brewery owner/brewer Quinton McClain!

What a show! A nearly hour long chat with Lion Bridge Brewing Company’s Head Brewer Quinton McClain. From turning a brutal month like January into a celebrated holiday with their Barrel Aged January, to the history behind Lion Bridge, and the intricacies behind the barrel aging process, we cover a lot of ground. Raise your favorite beverage and enjoy the ride!

Drink This! Lion Bridge Silvia

In the day and age where hazy IPAs, fruited sours, and pastry stouts are the craze and dominate the release landscape of craft beer, Lion Bridge brewery in Cedar Rapids release a style of beer that my taste buds have been craving….a farmhouse ale! YES! REJOICE! As much as I love every style of beer I was ready for this one to hit my lips! Brett, barnyard funk, and wonderful hop aroma, exactly what I needed!

*STYLE – Farmhouse Ale
*ABV – 5%
*AVAILABILITY – On tap and in bottles

We hand-selected a blend of Brettanomyces and wild beer from our wood program and then dry-hopped it with Vic Secret hops and naturally carbonated kegs and bottles.

The nose is superb. Vic secret hops pair perfectly with the brett to give it that wet hay/barnyard smell that makes farmhouse ales so spectacular. First sip was exactly what I was hoping for, hops up front with the funk on the back of the tongue, wonderful dry finish and slightly tart – just right and just what I was looking for in this beer!

If you’re a funk head, love brett, and are looking to go back in time a bit in the craft world, this beer is a must try! It’s on tap now or you can stock up your cellar as it’s available in bottles too! Get out there and DRINK THIS beer!

Lion Bridge “Barrel-Aged January” 2021 release schedule!

Yes!! The schedule has been released and Lion Bridge can once again save the month of January!

Release schedule:

Jan 2, GAZPROM! Double Maple with Coffee

Jan 6. GAZPROM! 2021

Jan 8. First Firkin Friday: Barrel Aged Chocolate Cheesecake Firkin

Jan 13. Apple Cherry Graf collaboration with Wilson’s Orchard (draft)

Jan 20. Home Baked 2021

Jan 23. GAZPROM! Caramel Pecan

Jan 27. Percussive Maintenance (Macaroon)

This year, because of COVID, we will be offering three at home experiences.

All “experiences” come with a suggested playlist for maximum home enjoyment!

Food Specials Available all month for curbside pickup or dine in

  • Vladimir Poutine with local cheese curds (Beef Stroganoff on a bed of house fries)
  • Honey Pecan Goat Cheese Panini with Apple Chutney
  • Maple Burger: Maple Coffee Jam with garlic aioli, lettuce bacon, & caramelized onions.  Add cheese, and/or add an egg

GAZPROM! / VLADIMIR’S SNACK PACK (100 AVAILABLE)
PRE-ORDER FOR 1/2/21 PICK-UP

GAZPROM! 2021 Canvas tote bag (exclusive to Snack Pack)

GAZPROM! 2021 T-shirt 

2021 GAZPROM! (2, 12oz cans)

2021 Caramel Pecan GAZPROM! (1, 12 oz can)

2021 Double Maple Coffee GAZPROM!  (1, 12oz can)

($70 + tax and deposit)

***Optional food add ons***

Beef Stroganoff & Buttered Noodles AND/OR Vladimir Poutine

Dessert- Pecan Bourbon Pie 

HOME BAKED TAKE AND SLAKE KIT (60 AVAILABLE)
PRE-ORDER FOR 1/20/21 PICK-UP

Barrel-Aged January Cotton tote bag (exclusive to BAJ Kit)

2020 Home Baked (1, 12oz can) (exclusive to Take and Slake Kit)

2021 Home Baked (4, 12oz cans)

Barrel-Aged January Teku Glass in gift box exclusive to the kit

House Made Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (4)

($80 + tax and deposit)

  ***Optional food add ons***

House Made Tater Tot Casserole

Dessert- House Made Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

HOME MAINTENANCE KIT (70 AVAILABLE)
PRE-ORDER FOR 1/27/21 PICK-UP

Barrel-Aged January cotton tote bag (exclusive to BAJ Kit)

Percussive Maintenance (2, 500mL bottles)

Percussive Maintenance glass (2, 10.5oz old fashioned glasses exclusive to Kit)

House Made Coconut Macaroons (4)

($70 + tax and deposit)

***Optional food add ons***

Anvil Meat Market Ribeyes to Cook at Home (2) & Mashed Potatoes

Dessert – Additional Macaroons (4)

Available as stand alone items:

GAZPROM! Double Maple Coffee 4-pack – $24.99 +tax & deposit (1/2/2020)

GAZPROM! 2021 4-pack $19.99 +tax & deposit (1/6/2020)

Home Baked 2021 4-pack – $24.99 +tax & deposit (1/20/2020)

GAZPROM! Caramel Pecan 4-pack – $24.99 +tax & deposit (1/23/2020)

Percussive Maintenance (Macaroon) $19.99 (500ml waxed top bottle) + tax & deposit (1/27/2020)

Teku Barrel Aged January Glasses $10 + tax

GAZPROM! 2021 Tshirt – $20 +tax (Preorder HERE under the Merchandise Menu)

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 “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 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 6 months in Rye Whiskey barrels greases the cogs and makes sure it all computes. Available in 4 packs.

Lion Bridge releasing “Corporate Mandate” hazy IPA tomorrow! (6/3)

Lion Bridge

As they open up their taproom to customers tomorrow, Lion Bridge will also be releasing a beauty of a hazy IPA in Corporate Mandate! This beer checks in a 7% ABV and is loaded with El Dorado, Citra, and Azacca hops! Here’s more from Lion Bridge as well as a preorder form! One of the best patios to have a beer so make sure you get down to the Czech Village tomorrow and support them!

Just in time for our reopening this Wednesday, Corporate put the hammer down for us to brew our popular Hazy IPA 😉

Corporate Mandate clocks in at 7%abv and we’re throwing in a ridiculous amount of El Dorado, Citra, and Azacca hops which shine a tropical burst of fruit on these past few tumultuous months.

Pints and 4-packs will be available for on site consumption (at 50% capacity) or for curbside pickup starting Wednesday 6/3!

Preorder online at:
https://www.toasttab.com/lion-bridge-brewing-company-59-16th-ave-sw/v3