Big Grove Solon tapping Richard! 2019 Coconut Vanilla Richard and 2020 Richard the Whale tomorrow (2/28) @ 9 a.m.!

Big Grove Brewery in Solon will be tapping a couple of heavy hitters tomorrow (Sunday 2/28) to go along with their amazing brunch menu! 2019 Coconut Vanilla Richard and 2020 Richard the Whale will find their way to the tap lines in Solon on Sunday morning! To go along with those two beers they will also be serving:
*Biscuits and gravy
*Brioche french toast with coffee custard
*Breakfast pizza

Brunch starts at 9 a.m. A perfect way to start your Sunday and finish your weekend!

HDTV, Batch 1000 Barleywine + more coming from Big Grove for Richard the Whale Saturday release!

You knew Big Grove would be bringing their big guns for this Saturday’s Richard the Whale release as they always do. One of the most highly anticipated releases in Iowa beer is upon us and Big Grove has released more beers that will be available for this coming Saturday’s Richard party!

The fresh brews are brewed and Richard the Whale awaits your loving embrace alongside his pals this Saturday. No doubt about it—this is our favorite weekend of the year:

*Batch 1000 Barleywine: this beer deserves its own release day honestly⁣⁣
*HDTV: when you make a bigger, badder of version of Color TV, you call it HDTV⁣⁣
*Into the Woods: if more fruit could’ve possibly fit into this sour, we woulda done it⁣⁣
*Minuteman: double the Citra, double the fun with a Big Grove west coast classic⁣⁣

Murphy’s Pub in Dewitt hosting Richard the Whale tapping on Nov. 7th!

If you find yourself in or around the lovely town of Dewitt, Iowa on November 7th, drive on over to Murphy’s Pub and sip on some delicious Big Grove Brewery Richard the Whale! That’s not all that will be on tap: Color TV and Turtle Hunter will also be there to wet your whistle! Here’s more courtesy of Murphy’s Pub:

Join us as we tap our first ever keg of Richard the Whale from Iowa’s own Big Grove Brewery! This Russian Imperial Stout is Bourbon Barrel Aged and comes in at 11.5% ABV. This particular keg is the 2019 Richard aged for about 11 months.

We will also be tapping Big Grove’s Turtle Hunter & Color TV! No carry-out / no growlers. More details to come.

Mickey’s Irish Pub in IC w/ crowler + growler sale this Saturday (5/9) featuring: Big Grove Richard the Whale Coffee!

More great beer news as we approach this weekend. Not only will Big Grove be hosting another drive-thru with some new beers for us, but you also have a chance at landing a crowler of Richard the Whale Coffee crowler, among other beers, if you head to Mickey’s Irish Pub in downtown Iowa City! Here are the deets and beers they will have at Mickeys:

This Saturday, May 9th, we are selling some special 32 oz crowlers from our friends at Big Grove for carryout only starting at 11am.

-Big Grove Richard the Whale Coffee Variant, 1pp, $28

-Into the Woods Fruited Sour, Big Grove and Cooper Kettle colab 1pp, $16

-Pineapple Mango Main Street Wheat $12

We are also going to have growlers available of the following:
-Big Grove Iowa City Lager
-Big Grove Starcourt hazy IPA
-Big Grove Strawberry Cherry Swirl
-ReUnion Hefewizen
-ReUnion Juice Factory
-Exile Ruthie
-Single Speed Hard Won not Done
-Barn Town Cherry Limeaide

We also have a very limited amount of fresh ReUnion Dr. Dank cans for sale, $3.75 per can.

Add our famous pretzel bites with house made beer cheese, and stone ground mustard for $5 with any beer purchase.

Stop by in person, or call us at 319-338-6860

Big Grove Richard the Whale release set for Dec. 7th, both locations! Tickets on sale October 9th!

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Big news from Solon and Iowa City today as Big Grove has announced the release of their popular Richard the Whale brew! The release date is set for December 7th and the tickets will go on sale the coming Wednesday, October 9th! They will be doing another golden ticket release so look for that as well! Here’s more on this release:

This year, Big Grove Brewpub in Solon joins the fun! Richard the Whale, our bourbon barrel-aged Russian Imperial Stout returns for its annual party on Saturday, December 7. If you’re solely looking for a four-pack of bottles and collector’s glass, you’re invited to our Solon Brewpub! Tickets on sale Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 8:00am.

This ticket includes a collector’s glass and personal four-pack of Richard the Whale: 2 Richard the Whale, 1 Richard the Whale Coffee, 1 Richard the Whale Chocolate Hazelnut.

This package is $79.00 and can be purchased online here.

Golden Ticket beer, Richard the Whale Vanilla Coconut (500 mL), is exclusively available in Iowa City during the brunch bottle release party from 8:00-11:00am.

Tickets will be available through Eventbrite at this link.

Big Grove 5th Anniversary Can/Tap Release Details

big groveBig Grove is staying busy as hell prepping for their big 5 year anniversary party this coming Sunday. They’ve now released what will be available for purchase at both Solon and Iowa City locations. Big Ed and Double Blackberry sour will be on draft and available in cans, Good Day to DIPA will be tap only in Solon and Iowa City, Pralines and Richard will be tap only Solon, and Stripe Cake will be 22 oz bottles and tap at both locations. Hopefully see some of you Sunday morning in Solon! Cheers!

 

Big Grove Releasing Single Barrel Richards and Richard Coffee with Panama Geisha on 5/4 @1st Ave Hy-Vee. John’s Grocery Single Barrel on 5/31

richard.jpgSome more great news coming from Big Grove brewery as this coming Friday, May 4th, at 1st Avenue Hy-Vee in Iowa City, they will be releasing bottles of Richard the Whale and Richard the Whale with Panama Geisha. They will also release a single barrel version on May 31st at John’s Grocery Here’s more on these releases.

Richard the Whale Single barrel release this Thursday May 4th at 1st Ave HyVee. Bottles go on sale at5 pm with a limit of 2 Richard the Whale & 2 Richard the Whale Coffee with Panama Geisha from JBC.

This single barrel Richard was aged in an Eagle Rare barrel provided by HyVee 1st Ave, Iowa City.

Johns Grocery is releasing the single barrel variant May 31st during their 70th Anniversary party. Their barrel was a Buffalo Trace.

Saturday Morning Glory @ Big Grove’s Richard the Whale Release

big groveFirst of all, my brother in law thought “Saturday Morning Glory” would be the perfect name for a tailgating beer, so any brewers that want to jump on to that go for it!

Big Grove’s Richard the Whale bottle release was the perfect way to start off your Saturday morning if you’re a beer lover. For this release, if you bought a ticket you received 2 bottles of Richard the Whale, 1 bottle of Richard Coffee, 1 Richard glass, and also the opportunity to drink many fantastic beers on tap. Even if you didn’t get a ticket, the beers on tap were still an option.

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So, to start off the morning I went with some Coffee Richard on tap, waiting patiently until that 10:00 tapping of Jean Luc Richard. What seemed like a simple bottle release was just a bit more at Big Grove. Along with all the tremendous beer on tap, the real treat was to be able to shoot the shit with the guys and girls who bring us this terrific beer. The opportunity to talk with the folks responsible for putting on an event, knowing there hasn’t been much sleep and some long ass days and they greet, smile and talk to everyone they can; so thanks to Chad, Danny, Rabbit, Doug, Matt, and Chef Smart..a terrific event and I’m looking forward to the next!

So many great conversations with the fellas from 7G, who are great beer conversationalists all the time, so cheers to Collin, Clint and Garrett from 7G! Also, Bob and Dave from Need and as always, the guy who should be in the Dos Equis most interesting man in the world commercials, Jeremy from Club 76.

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Richard and the variants tasted amazing, although I didn’t eat the buffet I’m kind of kicking myself as it looked terrific. Bellied up at the bar with a some great stouts I was offered a glass of Big Grove’s Easy Eddy from Mr. Swift. He told me they switched the yeast strain and what he poured came back as a hazy, juicy, hop bomb. It was delicious! Easy Eddy is tasting great right now folks! They also had a double dry hopped IPA on tap that was very tasty.

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Overall, the new space in Iowa City was perfect for hosting this event and the folks who run the show really knocked it out of the park. Beer, food, conversation, (not to mention the sweet ass swag BG has going right now), all made for a fantastic event. When Big Grove has their next release, there’s no question I’ll be there and there’s no question they will try to top how great Saturday’s Richard release was! Check out those sweet as Richard labels as well!  Cheers BG!

Big Grove Happenings: April 20th +21st Richard Reserve Tapping, Que Sera w/Strawberry + Rhubarb. Plus Blackstone hosting Richard Reserve and Barrel-Aged Darkness Tapping

big groveA couple of big events featuring Big Grove Brewery and taking place at John’s Grocery and Blackstone Restaurant in Iowa City.

**Thursday April 20th – John’s Grocery – Big Grove Brewery Richard Reserve(Richard the Whale aged in a Eagle Rare barrel w/ JBC roasters Panama Geisha coffee) growler fills.

 

**Friday April 21st – Blackstone Restaurant – Big Grove Brewery tapping Richard Reserve at Blackstone along with Que Sera with strawberry and rhubarb. They will also have Surly Brewing Barrel-aged Darkness and Pentagram as well.

Tasty things happening in Eastern Iowa with Big Grove, Blackstone, and John’s. Make sure you get out and hit up one of these events!