Another delicious sounding release coming from an Iowa brewery this week! This time, it’s happening in the Czech Village at Lion Bridge! Hope to see you there this Wednesday! Here’s more on this release courtesy of Lion Bridge’s Facebook page:
This Wednesday we are releasing MY SECOND RODEO in bottles and on draft.
This is an Imperial Milk Stout w/Vanilla, Cacao, Cinnamon, 10.5% – Rested on Madagascar Vanilla Beans, Ecuadorian Cacao, and Saigon Cinnamon, this stout has seen a thing or two. Not their first rodeo.
Two new beers coming from Lion Bridge today! A dry-hopping version of their delicious farmhouse ale “Silvia” and a brand new hazy IPA “Blind Love”. Here’s more from the brewery:
Blind Love (IPA w/Idaho 7, Nelson Sauvin, Strata, Motueka, 7.2%) – Named after a favorite Tom Waits song. The only kind of love is stone blind love…and love of hoppy beers.
Silvia (Dry-Hopped Farmhouse Ale 5%) – We hand-selected a blend of brettanomyces and wild beer from our wood program and then dry-hopped it with Nelson Sauvin hops and naturally carbonated kegs and bottles.
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!
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!
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 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!
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!
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.