Backpocket hosting “St. Practice Day Bar Crawl” @ Iowa River Landing 3/13!


Backpocket Brewing will be prepping beer drinkers for St. Patricks Day by hosting a “St. Practice Day” bar crawl on March 13th starting at 7 pm. The event will take place at Backpocket’s Iowa River Landing location. Here’s more on this event:

St. Patricks Day is right around the corner! Are you ready?!
Join us in the Iowa River Landing for a St. Practice Day bar crawl! Tickets are just $7 through the Eventbrite page and $10 at the door! Participants who make a purchase at each stop will be entered into a raffle for a prize basket containing a variety of gifts from 30 Hop, Backpocket Brewing, Vesta, and Marquee Pizzeria.
Tickets also include exclusive drink specials at each stop throughout the night!
Here’s the plan…
*Starting at 7:00 p.m. meet us at 30 Hop to get your raffle punch card.
*At 8:30 p.m. we will move to Marquee Pizzeria.
*At 9:00 p.m. Vesta will have a selfie station set up to capture you and your friends having the time of your lives!
*At 10:00 p.m. end the night at Backpocket Brewing. DJ Poison Candy will be mixing up some tunes. The winner of the raffle will be drawn here and you must be present to win!

BrrrFest Kick-Off Friday @Marquee Pizza

Marquee Pizza will be hosting at BrrrFest kickoff party Friday night before the BrrrFest event. A great lineup of beers will be available including Barntown Cicada Killer and Backpocket 6th Anniversary Stout. On Saturday, from 9am-2pm they will be offering their delicious breakfast pizza as well as tapping Madhouse Freedom Toast and other greatness. Check the flyer below and have a great time during BrrrFest weekend!


Iowa Celebrating a Jolly Pumpkin Wedding!


Our favorite sour-only brewery has sent Abu Nawas a few things that are only going to be sent to a very limited set of non-Michigan places, including a special beer Ron Jeffries brewed in honor of his son Daemon’s wedding next weekend in Hawaii. The wedding beer is Keiki No More (Children no more…) It’s brewed with raspberry, lime and lime peel, and then aged in wood 5 months and given another dose of raspberries. We are encouraging everyone to raise their glass to the happy couple when they have the beer and tag Jolly Pumpkin with the below hashtags: #JollyWedding #FromIowaWithLove


Here’s more on Keiki No More:

Keiki No More is a saison base that was then refermented with raspberry, lime, and lime peel. This is a very special beer, brewed in celebration of the marriage of Ron and Laurie’s son Daemon and his bride Ashley. The addition of raspberry has given this beer a brilliant pink grapefruit hue. Eruptions of sweet raspberry jam and our house funk fill the nose. While the tastes of raspberry cobbler, ripe raspberry funk, subtle hints of key lime pie, and light acidity, will have you falling head over heels in love.

This beer will be on draft in Iowa at Marquee Pizza, El Bait Shop, and Cheese Bar. Along with that big and super limited release Abu Nawas will also be bringing limited supplies of the below Jolly Pumpkin beers as well. If you can get to Marquee, Cheese Shop, or El Bait Shop, order Keiki No More, raise your glass and toast the newlyweds but also toast Jolly Pumpkin and their staff and be grateful that our state gets their wonderful beers!


Marquee Pizza Celebrating 1 Year Anniversary with week long celebration starting 11/12!

maqueeMarquee Pizza in Coralville will be celebrating their 1 year anniversary starting next week (11/12) with a week long celebration. Tons of great events, great food, and great drink all week long!

Our one Year Anniversary Party is coming up!
So in true pizza party fashion we are going to celebrate all week long:

• Monday – All beer and wine on happy hour, and happy hour will be extended from 3-close. We will also have some all Iowa cheese & charcuterie specials.
• Tuesday – $5 any pizza from 3pm until we sell! We will also be having a natural wine tasting from 5-7pm that is free for all guests to partake in.
• Wednesday – $9 burgers during lunch 11-3
• Thursday – $9 burgers during lunch 11-3, closing at 3pm for a private event
• Friday – #marqueecheesepull 3-6pm & 9-11pm our wildly popular mozzarella brick will be $1!! with purchase of another entree. 1 per person. dine in only.
• Saturday – rare and wild beers on tap
• Sunday – housemade linguine & meatball plates 3pm-sold out

Thanks to everyone for making this one year event happen and all of our pizza dreams a reality!

Shoutout to Meghan M. for creating some original & fantastic art work!

Marquee Pizza Presents: Tap that Cask Up! Brrr Fest Eve

maqueeMarquee Pizza in the Iowa River Landing in Coralville will be hosting a great event Friday January 26 starting at 7:00 p.m. If you’re in the area for Brrr Fest the following day you’ll want to make sure to stop by. No cover, just lots of great beer. Here’s what beers will be available:

Event Details

Friday 1.26.18
Casks –


Cask – Maple VIP

Style – Maple barrel aged vanilla imperial porter


Lion Bridge

Cask – XXXX Mild with Chocolate

Style – Bourbon and rye barrel aged English mild ale w/chocolate  


Big Grove

Cask – Minuteman IPA w/Citra & Blood Orange

Style – Imperial IPA



Cask – Coffee Vanilla Jesus on a Forklift

Style – Horizon Line Coffee & vanilla  infused Rye barrel aged Stout



Cask – Lemon & Lime IPA

Style – IPA with lemon, lime and additional simcoe hops



Cask –  Field of Dreams

Style – IPA w/ orange peel & lemongrass



Cask – Aronia Berry Hefeweizen

Style – Berry/Rose Hefeweizen  

Toppling Goliath

Cask – IPA

Style – IPA

Also –  We will open at 9am on Saturday for Brrr Fest with breakfast pizza and tapping some limited kegs throughout the day but starting with

9am – Pulpit Rock Stink Juice
Jester King Mad Meg
Barntown – a new, unamed IPA dry hopped with citra, simcoe, & jarrylo
Crooked Stave Wild Ales, Evil Twin BA Stout, and more limited release kegs tapped throughout the day – will announce beers on Instagram story as tapped….look out for a end of brrr fest keg
Misc – no tickets required