BA Imperial Stout with Pecans, Coconut, Vanilla Beans, & Cacao Nibs
Inspired by German chocolate cake, CONTRITION is a massive imperial stout that was aged for two-and-a-half years in bourbon barrels before it rested on house-toasted pecans, house-toasted coconut, whole vanilla beans, and freshly roasted cacao nibs.
Sales for CONTRITION bottle sets start THIS Friday 3/17 at 10AM online via TOAST (link in our bio) and will remain on sale, online, during our regular business hours until sold out.
CONTRITION will be sold in a set of TWO 500mL bottles, with no limit on sets & proxies are absolutely allowed. Picking up for a proxy? Make sure to have their order number ready for us when you’re picking up .
Draft pours and bottle pickup start at 11AM here in our Sherman Hill taproom on Saturday 3/25 and may be picked up anytime during regular business hours between the days of Saturday 3/25 and Saturday 4/22.
If you want to try 3 beers from Fair State Brewing, one featuring Iowa’s own Lua Brewing Company, you’ll want to head to Tin Roost in North Liberty on Monday November 14th! Here’s more on this “mini” tap takeover courtesy of Tin Roosts’ Facebook page:
It’s time for a MINI TAP TAKEOVER! Monday, November 14th, Fair State Brewing Cooperative is taking over Tin Roost tap lines to showcase their delicious brews. From 4-6PM you can try out their beers, speak with the expert owners, and get your hands on some sick Fair State swag.
The three beers we are showcasing are… Dad Hat Amber Ale (In collaboration with Lua Brewing), Mirror Universe Hazy IPA, and Work Life Balance English Barleywine.
Find more information on these beers on the Untappd App or Fairstate.coop online.
Lua Brewing will be the place to be as they are welcoming 3 new beers to their portfolio this coming Friday September 16th! A collab with Pulpit Rock and another with Horus Aged Ales out of California! Here’s the latest from the folks at Lua:
Two and a half years ago, we spent some time with our friends from @prbrewing and designed a stout recipe destined for barrels. Our friendship with the team at Pulpit is a special one, having such admiration for their beer long before Lua materialized. We look to the team there to inspire us, and push us to constantly improve our craft. We also have immense respect for them personally, and admire their integrity and care for their customers and community.
The beer we came up with was straightforward, a double mash, long boil stout that rested for well over 2 years in bourbon barrels. Two of these barrels were exemplary in our eyes, and worthy of showcasing on their own, unblended. The beer became Wistful, an homage to the time it was brewed, before the residual sugar arms race really reared its head.
WISTFUL BARREL #1 (14.9%) Imperial stout aged in a single Buffalo Trace bourbon barrel. Limit is one (1) 375mL bottle per person.
WISTFUL BARREL #2 (14.9%) Imperial stout aged in a single Blanton’s bourbon barrel. Limit is one (1) 375mL bottle per person.
GRACKLE (15%) Kyle from @horusagedales came over to the Hawkeye state a few months ago and helped us brew this big ol’ stout. Imperial stout conditioned on a whole buncha macadamia nuts, walnuts, almonds, coconut, cinnamon, vanilla, & cacao nibs. Limit is two (2) 750mL bottles per person.
TWO WAYS to order:
– The good old fashioned line! Grab your favorite lawn chair and camp out. You’ll be handed a ticket for your bottles in line, and doors open at 11AM for purchases. Cutoff for tickets will be 10:30AM. Stay, have some pours, & hang .
– Online ordering through TOAST! Bottles go live at 10:45AM CST. Proxies are allowed (just make sure your proxy has your order number and name ready at pickup). All bottles MUST be picked up at the Lua Taproom by end of service (11pm) on 9/16.
See you all this Friday. Who’s ready for a #PatioStout?!
Lua Brewing out of Des Moines will be releasing some amazing beers in bottles and cans on Saturday, April 2nd! This is going to be an immensely popular release and it’s first come/first serve so plan accordingly! Here are the details from Lua:
Barrel Aged Stouts and Our First Can Release
Please join us Saturday, April 2 at 11am for our first CAN RELEASE. We’ll also release two new barrel-aged stouts.
The stouts will be released in 4-packs with two 375mL bottles of each blend for $100. Cans will be in 4-packs. All will be sold on a first come, first served basis when we open at 11am. Limits TBD.
WANDER (14.2%) is a blend of imperial stout bases aged 23 months in Willett and Weller bourbon barrels. Baker’s chocolate, espresso, vanilla, barrel.
FLEETING (13.9%) is a blend of imperial stout bases aged two years in Weller and Heaven Hill Rye barrels, before being rested on a massive amount of coconut. Rich fudge and coconut.
SUN FOR MILES (6.6%) is our new *flagship* hazy IPA. Generous amounts of your favorite hops were added both in the whirlpool and at dry-hopping, giving Sun For Miles bright flavors of POG juice, white peach, and sticky cannabis.
TINY BEAM OF LIGHT (5.7%, not pictured) is our beloved all-citra Hazer Lazer™. Crushable, sessionable, yet immensely flavorful, TBOL boasts dank aromas of nectarine, melon, and passionfruit. This beer is meant to be consumed in multiples.
SCIENCE IS MAGIC THAT WORKS (9.0%) is the result of some seriously cutting edge science in collaboration with our buds at Toppling Goliath and Sapwood Cellars. We utilized a revolutionary thiol-releasing yeast strain from Berkeley and Phantasm, a new-age form of powderized grape skin from New Zealand that is loaded with thiol-precursors. Mash hops, whirlpool hops, and a generous dry-hop with some of TG’s dank, extraordinary Nelson Sauvin hops produced huge notes of passionfruit and sauvignon blanc grapes. Thanks to TG and Sapwood for pushing the envelope with us on this one.
NAPPING UNDER THE ECHO TREE (7.0%) is a fruited sour featuring dragonfruit, passionfruit, mango, and guava.
SOME GRACE (7.0%) is a berry donut inspired sour, and features Oregon marionberry, boysenberry, blackberry, blueberry, and over 2,000 Krispy Kreme glazed donuts.
Tin Roost saves Thanksgiving!! An awesome idea from the North Liberty restaurant as they will be delivering beers directly to your doorstep on Wednesday, November 25th. Preorder will start Tuesday night. Here’s more from Tin Roost:
Alright, we’re just going to drop this little teaser right here! Mark your calendars because you are not going to want to miss this one. Our online store is going live Tuesday, November 24th @ 11am. We collaborated with 5 of our best buds in the Iowa Brewing scene to put together one KILLER Thanksgiving Beer Pack. The BEST part? We’re going to drop it like it’s hot directly on YOUR doorstep on Black Wednesday (contactless delivery, of course). Adventurous Brewing LLC. Barn Town Brewing. Big Grove Brewery. Lua Brewing. Pulpit Rock Brewing Company. More details with how to order and beer included coming soon. See you on Wednesday, November 25th with the fresh pack that’s gonna make your untappd buddies soooooooooooo jelly.
Huge news out of Des Moines today as Lua Brewing has released the information for their 1 year anniversary beer dinner and bottle release! Here are the details!
1ST ANNIVERSARY BEER DINNER, BOTTLE RELEASE AND BRUNCH COMING IN HOT (10/22-10/25)It’s hard to believe, but we are coming up on one year of life as a lil brewery family, and we are working diligently to prepare for a few fun, safe events we have planned to celebrate with y’all we will be announcing more details and selling tickets for all of these events this week, so keep them eyes peeled.
1st Anniversary Dinner – on 10/22, we will have a limited number of seats for a socially distant beer dinner hosted by Chef James Arbaugh and Brewer Zack Dunbar. 5 courses of James’ world class food paired with beers specially crafted and designed by James and Zack, and only sold at this dinner. Tickets will go on sale this week!
1st Anniversary Bottle Release – we will be packing up a set of 5 different beers to release on 10/23 and 10/24, inlcluding our first anniversary imperial pastry stout and our @prbrewing imperial pastry stout in 750ml bottles. The set will include these beers and 3 others, as well as a first anniversary glass. We will be announcing details about the rest of the beers in this package as well as details about how to enter the raffle to purchase a set this week!
1st Anniversary Pushpop Brunch – On Sunday, 10/25 James will be whipping up a tasty brunch menu, along with Michelada and Mimosa inspired Pushpops. We will also have a special Pushpop crowler available for brunch guests to purchase, more details about the brunch coming later this week. We can’t wait to share our first anniversary celebration with all of you, and show gratitude for all of the support and love that we’ve received over this last year. Thank you.