Lion Bridge releasing “Heart Strings” kettle sour on January 25th!

Even though barrel aged January is upon us, Lion Bridge is still releasing other styles of beer besides barrel aged brews. On January 25th, they’ll be releasing their latest kettle sour titled, “Heart Strings”. This sour will have pineapple, raspberry, and blueberries. Here’s more from Lion Bridge:

Heart Strings (Pineapple, Raspberry Sour, 5.5%) – Tropical pineapple melds with tart and tangy raspberry. A new sour to bring a little more love into your life.

Lion Bridge “Barrel-Aged January” is here!

Saturday 01/07 Release @ 11 AM

Home-Baked 2023

(Imperial Stout w/ Hazelnut, Cinnamon, Cacao, Love, 11%)

Dessert for your desert island. Fudge and Saigon cinnamon meld with a little bit of hazelnut goodness and bourbon barrel to produce something we liken to a cookie in beer form.

Vanilla Home-Baked 2023

(Imperial Stout w/ Hazelnut, Cinnamon, Cacao, Vanilla, 11%)

We took our dessert for a desert island and dosed it with huge amounts of whole bean Madagascar Vanilla. An even more decadent treat!

Power Crystal


(Imperial Stout w/ Maple Syrup, 12%)

Imperial Stout with Maple Syrup Collaboration with Illuminations Center for Enlightment in NewBo.

Lion Bridge “Barrel-Aged January” schedule released!

There’s no better place to warm up during the month of January in Iowa than Lion Bridge Brewing in Cedar Rapids as they have announced their “Barrel-Aged January” schedule! Beer, food, and more beer throughout the month of January, check the schedule below courtesy of Lion Bridge’s Facebook page:

BARREL-AGED JANUARY 2023

Saturday 1/7 at 11am —- THREE BEER RELEASES

Home-Baked 2023 (Imperial Stout w/ Hazelnut, Cinnamon, Cacao, Love, 11%) – Dessert for your desert island. Fudge and saigon cinnamon meld with a little bit of hazelnut goodness and bourbon barrel to produce something we liken to a cookie in beer form.

Vanilla Home-Baked (Imperial Stout/ Hazelnut, Cinnamon, Cacao, Vanilla, 11%) – We took our dessert for a desert island and dosed it with huge amounts of whole bean Madagascar Vanilla. An even more decadent treat!

Power Crystal (Imperial Stout w/Maple Syrup, 12%) – REWORK DESCRIPTION…. You have the power in you… Manifest/// Mind, body, spirit…. Collaboration with Illuminations Center for Enlightment in NewBo

Complimentary Donut Wall (while supplied last)

Food Special! Poblano Short Ribs on Goat Cheese Polenta 

Illuminations Center for Enlightenment will be at our Taproom with a Crystal display for sale from 12-4 

WED 1/11Home-Baked 2022 – (Imperial Stout/ Hazelnut, Cinnamon, Cacao, Vanilla, 11%) – Last year’s Vintage of Home-Baked.

WED 1/18 Royal Wee 2017 (Barrel-Aged Scotch Ale, 10.5%) – A Lion Bridge deep cut for our loyal followers. Come try a BAJ beer from 6 years ago! Last keg in existence!

Saturday 1/21 11am- FOUR BEERS RELEASES!!!

Dark Money (Barrel-Aged Imperial Milk Stout w/Amburana wood, 12%) – Amburana wood aging contributes flavors akin to gingerbread. A fascinating addition to an already beautiful beer.

Percussive Maintenance (Barrel-Aged Macaroon Stout, 12%) – Aged 14 months in Willet Barrels, then blended with a heavy dose of toasted and untoasted coconut as well as cacao nibs. A decadent treat for a time when we need to savor every sip.

Forgotten Time (Barrel-Aged Barley Wine, 12%) – The real deal Barley Wine. Brewed in collaboration with our friends at Clockhouse Brewing. Aged for 18 months in 10-year-old Templeton barrels. Sherry, chocolate, dark fruit for days.

Remembered Time 2022 (Barrel-Aged Strong Ale, 12%) – Our first Barrel-Aged January Collaboration ever! We worked with our friends at Clock House to brew a rich Barley Wine and then blended it with some strong stout from our cellar to make something entirely new and amazing.

Brunch & Music !!

Food Special- Brunch Boards for sharing (4 or 2 people)

6-9pm Blake Shaw & Nolan Schroeder LIVE MUSIC 

ALL MONTH FOOD SPECIAL!

Maple Bacon Burger

Beef burger topped with house-made maple coffee jam, bacon, caramelized onions, lettuce and garlic aioli all on a pretzel bun and served with kettle chips or your choice of upgraded side. (Add a sunny side up egg and/or cheese!)

Suggested pairing Home-Baked 2023

Lion Bridge releasing “Incredible True Story” rye IPA on 12/28!

Lion Bridge continues a busy few months as they lead into their big barrel aged filled month of January! At the end of December comes another new release, as “Incredible True Story” rye IPA will be available at the brewery! Here’s more on this beer courtesy of Lion Bridge’s Facebook page:

Incredible True Story (Rye IPA w/Columbus, Amarillo, Chinook, Citra, 7%) – Yes, it’s true, and it’s incredible. Rye IPA is amazing and we have one right here for you. Come and enjoy this beauty.

Lion Bridge releasing “The Full English” Baltic Porter on 12/14!

A baltic porter just in time for the holidays coming at you from Lion Bridge Brewing as they prepare to release “The Full English” on December 14th! Here’s more on this release courtesy of Lion Bridge Facebook page:

The Full English (Baltic Porter, 8.5%) – A strong, dark lager that gained fame when introduced to London’s working class. Akin to an imperial stout; an extended lagering period smooths out this big beer, and the results are beautiful.

Lion Bridge releasing “My Second Rodeo” imperial milk stout this Wednesday! (9/21)

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.

Look out for this special beer!

Lion Bridge releasing dry hopping “Silvia” and “Blind Love” hazy IPA today!

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.

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