October Beer Club: Iowa

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Weekends-at-bronziesThe Veil Brewing Co.
Weekend at Broznies
Richmond, VA

Citra DIPA with a bunch of pineapple purée added.

ABV: 9% alcohol / volume
Beer Style: Hoppy


Veil_Brewing_Co_Dirt_Nap_Bottle_ShotThe Veil Brewing Co.
Dirt Nap³
Richmond, VA

Dirt Nap³ is a triple dry-hopped DIPA with Mosaic, Citra, Nelson, and Galaxy hops. Incredible depth of flavor showcasing the best hops from the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. There are concentrated notes of Melon, grapes, passionfruit and pineapple.

ABV: 8.8% alcohol / volume
Beer Style: Hoppy


Veil_Brewing_Co_Sunshine_Sorbet_Tastee_Bottle_ShotThe Veil Brewing Co.
Sunshine Sorbet Tastee
Richmond, VA

Sunshine Sorbet Tastee returns! This smoothie-style, sour ale is a brewed with milk sugar and conditioned with peach, pineapple, and passionfruit. It tastes like a summer cocktail slushy, tropicana fruit juice and sunshine in a glass.

ABV: 5.5% alcohol / volume
Beer Style: Sour, Tart & Funky

ABOUT THE VEIL BREWING COMPANY:
Founded in April 2016, The Veil Brewing Co. focuses on hop forward beers, high gravity and barrel aging, lagers, wild ales and spontaneous fermentation. They are dedicated to quality and strive to provide a unique drinking experience through all of their beers. Check them out on Untappd, or learn more about their company here.

The Veil Brewing beer pour

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September Beer Club: Iowa

BeerClubLogoSamuel Smith‘s
Variety Six Pack with Glass
Yorkshire, UK

This month, our Beer Club members will enjoy six of Samuel Smith’s flagship, style-defining 12 oz. beers, plus a Samuel Smith’s branded glass.

Smith_VarietyPack_with-glassIncluded in Variety Pack:

  • Organic Pale Ale
  • Nut Brown Ale
  • The Famous Taddy Porter
  • Oatmeal Stout
  • Imperial Stout
  • Organic Chocolate Stout
  • Samuel Smith’s Glass

pale_ale-2020Samuel Smith’s
Organic Pale Ale
Yorkshire, UK

Brewed with well water (the original well at the Old Brewery, sunk in 1758, is still in use, with the hard well water being drawn from 85 feet underground), the best barley malt, yeast and aromatic hops; fermented in ‘stone Yorkshire squares’ to create a full, rounded flavor and after-taste.

ABV: 5% alcohol / volume
Serving Temperature: Around 51ºF
Style: Pale Ale


smiths_bottle_nut brown aleSamuel Smith’s
Nut Brown Ale
Yorkshire, UK

Brewed with well water (from the original well at the Old Brewery) and the best barley malt, yeast and aromatic hops. Fermented in ‘stone Yorkshire squares’ to create a relatively dry ale with rich nutty color and palate of beech nuts, almonds and walnuts.

ABV: 5% alcohol / volume
Serving Temperature: Around 55ºF
Style: Ale


smiths_bottle_taddy porterSamuel Smith’s
The Famous Taddy Porter
Yorkshire, UK

Brewed with well water (the original well at the Old Brewery, sunk in 1758), the best barley malt, yeast and aromatic hops. It too is fermented in ‘stone Yorkshire squares’.

ABV: 5% alcohol / volume
Serving Temperature: Around 55ºF
Style: Stout

 


oatmeal stoutSamuel Smith’s
Oatmeal Stout
Yorkshire, UK

Brewed with well water (the original well at the Old Brewery); fermented in ‘stone Yorkshire squares’ to create an almost opaque, wonderfully silky and smooth textured ale with a complex medium dry palate and bittersweet finish.

ABV: 5% alcohol / volume
Serving Temperature: Around 55ºF
Style: Stout

 


Imperial StoutSamuel Smith’s
Imperial Stout
Yorkshire, UK

Originally brewed to withstand the abuses of shipping in bad weather to Imperial Russia, this beer was a favorite of Russian nobility whose taste for the finest food and drink was world famous. This Imperial Stout is a rich, flavorful brew. Deep chocolate in color with a roasted barley nose and flavor that has a complexity of malt hops, alcohol and yeast. It is fermented in ‘stone Yorkshire squares’.

ABV: 7% alcohol / volume
Serving Temperature: Around 55ºF
Style: Stout


Organic Chocolate StoutSamuel Smith’s
Organic Chocolate Stout
Yorkshire, UK

Brewed with well water (from the original well sunk in 1758), then gently roasted organic chocolate malt and organic cocoa are added to impart a delicious, smooth and creamy character. This beer has inviting deep flavors and a delightful finish – making the perfect marriage of a satisfying stout and luxurious chocolate.

ABV: 5% alcohol / volume
Serving Temperature: Around 51ºF
Style: Stout


Samuel Smith - Variety Pack

ABOUT SAMUEL SMITH’S BREWERY:
Yorkshire’s oldest brewery, established in 1758, Samuel Smith’s brews a wide range of high quality beer, solely from authentic natural ingredients. The brewery still uses ‘stone Yorkshire squares’ made of solid blocks of slate, to ferment all its ales and stouts and the same yeast strain since the 1800s. They also use oak casks for all their naturally conditioned ales. Innovators in Certified Organic beers, Samuel Smith’s began to ship the first organic beers to the United States in the mid-1990s. Learn more here.

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August Beer Club: Iowa

BeerClubLogoBlack-stack-Trust-the-processBlackstack Brewing
Trust the Process
Double Dry Hopped Double IPA
St. Paul, Minnesota

Made in collaboration with Yakima Chief’s Hops, the Blackstack team says, “the team that runs Yakima Chief’s Hops were instrumental in the creation of CRYO concentrated hops product, which we used with reckless abandon to help us get as much of that oil saturation we know and love into the beer. We based the hop bill off what they were most excited about from the last harvest: Idaho7, Idaho7 CRYO, Simcoe, Simcoe American Noble & just a dash of Sabro. Sometimes you don’t ask why… just trust the process.”

Beer Style: Hoppy
Style: Double Dry Hopped Double IPA (DDH DIPA)
ABV: 8.4% alcohol / volume


Blackstack-DDH-755_beer-canBlackstack Brewing
DDH 775: HBC586
Double Dry Hopped IPA

St. Paul, Minnesota

Local 755 is one of Blackstack’s flagship beers… this is a souped up version of that NEIPA. Blackstack’s favorite Fog Dog gets some extra love with an extra dry hop of new experimental varietal that they’ve become rather obsessed with as of late, HBC 586. In addition to the first two of their hand selected Azacca, Amarillo & Citra, they send a “saturated salutation” from their house to yours.

Beer Style: Hoppy
Style: Double Dry Hopped IPA
ABV: 6.8% alcohol / volume

ABOUT BLACKSTACK BREWERY:
A family owned and operated brewery, the Johnston family have had a long love affair with great beer. In the 1990’s, Scott Johnson, the patriarch of the family, owned of All Saints Brands, Inc., a distribution company bringing European classic beers into Minnesota. Finally, in 2017, the entire family was able to launch BlackStack Brewing. Learn more about the their brewery here, and follow them on Untappd.


Tynt_MeadowTynt Meadow
English Trappist Ale
England, United Kingdom

This English Trappist Ale is mahogany in color with a subtle warm red hue and a lasting beige head. The nose carries hints of dark chocolate, licorice and rich fruit flavors. The beer is full-bodied, while gently balancing the taste of dark chocolate, pepper, and fig. The palate is left with a warm and dry finish.

Beer Style: Fruity & Spicy
Style: Dark Trappist Ale
ABV: 7.4% alcohol / volume
OG: 1.078
IBU: 34.8
Serving Recommendation: Steak, chocolate cake 

ABOUT TYNT MEADOW:
Around 2013, the monks of the Saint Bernard Abbey realized farming was no longer a viable or sustainable option for their monastery due to modern mechanized farming and low dairy prices. After researching other monastic communities, they decided to build their own brewery in 2018. One of 10 brewing Trappist monasteries in the world, Tynt Meadow is the only Trappist brewery in England.

Trappist beers tend to be named after the place in which the monastery is situated, so Tynt Meadow honors the link with their plot of land. The monastery has records that beer was brewed before 1900, and while the historic recipe has been lost, the current Tynt Meadow is just as delicious and nurturing as the original. Learn more here.

 

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July Beer Club: Iowa

BeerClubLogoRomilly Cidre Rose Cider FranceRomilly Cidre
Rosé Cider (Cidre)
Normandy, France
375 ml bottle

The Romilly Farm is a thousand year old farm in Normandy, France, close to Omaha Beach.  All the ciders (cidres) are made exclusively with apples produced on the 90 acre farm.  This Rosé cider is fully natural with berries and beets providing a pleasing pink color. Big, French apple flavors with a mild barnyard funk that adds complexity. The cider presents rose petals and wildflower notes with herbs.  Moderately sweet, easy to drink, great for celebrations and feasts.

Beer Style: Fruity and Spicy
Style: Cider
ABV: 4.4% alcohol / volume


Romilly Brut CiderRomilly Cidre
Brut Cider (Cidre)

Normandy, France
375 ml bottle

Slightly dry, presenting a bit of sweetness to draw out the flavors of the eight Norman apples that go into this complex cider. Romilly’s master cidermakers offer up a bouquet of apples, with aromas of old-world barn, hay, and leather with a restrained dryness on the palate that is balanced and refreshing. The finish is long and clean with hints of olives. Winner of World Cider Championships (record high of 95 points). Pair with a baguette, cheese, roasted meat and vegetables.

Beer Style: Fruity and Spicy
Style: Cider
ABV: 4.9 % alcohol / volume

 

Romilly Cidre logoABOUT ROMILLY CIDRE: World Cider Championship Winners

A unique line of aged, natural French ciders of unmatched quality. Romilly Cidres invite exciting food pairing adventures. Elegant and delicious on their own, they inspire new cocktail inventions and trending demands for natural products and low ABV. They are of unsurpassed craftsmanship made only from the 32 varieties of heirloom apples produced on the Romilly Farm and champagne yeasts. Benjamin Renaud, the twenty-nine year old master cidremaker, adds no water, no sugar, adhering to standards of excellence found in the finest wineries and cidreries in France. Unsurpassed quality, limited production at an affordable price is a rarity indeed.

The Romilly Farm is a thousand year old farm in Isigny-Sur-Mer, Normandy, France, close to Omaha Beach. All the ciders are made exclusively with apples produced on the 90 acre farm. Each variety (Sweet, Half-dry, Dry, Extra Dry and Rosé) uses eight different Norman heritage apple varieties which are bio-dynamically grown. They have set records in major competitions and been adopted enthusiastically by Chef Thomas Keller, Chef Michael Solomonov, Gramercy Tavern, The Embassy of France and the United Nations Headquarters.

Romilly heirloom apples

Romilly Heirloom Apples

Romilly cider maker

Romilly Farm Normandy France

Romilly Farm, Normandy France

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June Beer Club: Iowa

BeerClubLogoBlack_Stack_Fugazi_beerBlackStack Brewery
Fugazi
Italian-Style Pilsner
St. Paul, Minnesota

This Italian-Style Pilsner is dry-hopped adoringly with Czech Kazbek making it the real deal. A lively carb with soft lemon and heavy snap vibes.

Beer Style: Crisp & Clean
Style: Italian Style Pilsner
ABV: 4.8% alcohol / volume


It's Legal ThereBlackStack Brewery
It’s Legal There
Double IPA

St. Paul, Minnesota

No fruit was harmed in the making of this extremely fruit forward beer. Made with the “stickiest/ickiest” Michigan Chinook & Michigan Copper from Hop Heads Farms on a clean base of Briess Pils Malt. The name came with the saying, “Can you smell that? I’ve heard it’s legal here.”

Beer Style: Hoppy
Style: Double IPA
ABV: 8.0% alcohol / volume


working-titleBlackStack Brewery
Working Title
Wheat Ale
St. Paul, Minnesota

This beer has gone many monikers since being one of the four beers on tap when BlackStack first opened. It is brewed with a touch of coriander & orange peel; and this time around it is fermented in a French Oak Foeder.

Beer Style: Fruity & Spicy
Style: Wheat Ale
ABV: 5.1% alcohol / volume

ABOUT BLACKSTACK BREWERY:
A family owned and operated brewery, the Johnston family have had a long love affair with great beer. In the 1990’s, Scott Johnson, the patriarch of the family, owned of All Saints Brands, Inc., a distribution company bringing European classic beers into Minnesota. Finally, in 2017, the entire family was able to launch BlackStack Brewing. Learn more about the their brewery here, and follow them on Untappd.


Laser RaptorsAslin Beer Co.
Laser Raptors
Double IPA
Alexandria, Virginia

“When exploring the French alps, we came across something we did not know exists. While hiking, Joel screamed “That’s a Laser Raptor! I thought they went extinct thousands of years ago!”  Little did we know, this Raptor was friendly. He had been outcast decades ago and started his own brewery in Switzerland. After a few beers with this Raptor, we decided to do a collaboration and dedicate this beer after him! If you are wondering his name, it’s Jeff or El Jefe after a few beers.”  – Aslin Beer Co.

This Double IPA is brewed with Chinook, Simcoe and Mosaic hops.

Beer Style: Hoppy
Style: Double IPA
ABV: 8.3% alcohol / volume

ABOUT ASLIN BEER CO.:
Founded in 2015 by Andrew Kelley and Kai Leszkowicz, Aslin Beer Co. comes from the family name, Aslin, the family that connected Andrew and Kai through marriage (they each married a daughter from the Aslin Family). Andrew had a background in finance, while Kai worked in public service. They bonded over a mutual interest of craft beer and home brewing. Learn more about their brewery here, and follow them on Untappd.


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May Beer Club: Cedar Rapids and Coralville Iowa

BeerClubLogolake-time-brewery-imperial-porterLake Time Brewery
Imperial Peanut Butter Porter
Clear Lake, Iowa

Lake Time Brewery went nuts creating a beer that resembles the delicious, confectionery peanut butter cups we have enjoyed for years. This Imperial Peanut Butter Porter is an amped up version of their regular Peanut Butter Porter. It combines a malty robust porter with creamy chocolate peanut butter flavor (using real peanuts)!

Beer Style: Dark & Roasty
Style: Porter – Imperial / Double
ABV: 9.5% alcohol / volume
IBU: 50
Ingredients:

  • Hops: Northern Brewer
  • Malts: 2 Row, Maris Otter, Caramel, Dextrine, Chocolate, Midnight Wheat, White Wheat, Flaked Oats, and Flaked Wheat
  • The Good Stuff: Lactose, Brown Sugar, Powered Peanut Butter

**Food Allergy Warning: This Beer Contains Peanuts**


Anchors-Aweigh-orange-peel-canLake Time Brewery
Anchors Aweigh
Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial

Clear Lake, Iowa

This Imperial Stout pours nearly black in color. Roasted malts and dark chocolate accent this brewery’s flagship stout with its plum and date fruit complexity.  Brewers then age it for over a year in Buffalo Trace Bourbon barrels before adding just the right amount of Valencia orange flavor – for that hint of sweetness you want with your bourbon.

Beer Style: Dark & Roasty
Style: Imperial Stout
ABV: 10% alcohol / volume
IBU: 43
Ingredients:

  • Hops: Chinook, Centennial
  • Malts: 2-Row, Carmel 110, Chocolate, Roasted Barley, Black Patten, Flaked Rye, Flaked Oats, Flaked Wheat
  • The Good Stuff: Valencia oranges, Buffalo Trace Bourbon Barrel Aged

ABOUT LAKE TIME BREWERY:
Established in 2012, Lake Time Brewery was born from a vision to cherish the simple things in life – time with friends and family around a campfire, fishing, sun-tanning on the beach, and floating around the lake on a pontoon. This state of mind has translated into great craft beer that can be enjoyed anywhere… not just on “Lake Time”. Today, Lake Time Brewery has expanded its production facility and is now distributed throughout Iowa. They have been featured in a number of industry publications including Brewery Magazine, Brew Your Own and Perfect Pour. Learn more about the brewery here, and follow them on Untappd.


Zipline-Triples-is-best-IPA-beer-canZipline Brewing Co.
Triples is Best IPA

Lincoln, Nebraska

This Imperial IPA is brewed with Columbus, Centennial, Amarillo, and Simcoe Hops. Created under the “Black Label Series” unleashed by the full creative power of their brewing team. This line of beers push the boundaries like never before with the most “over-the-top, flavor packed, premium beers” Zipline Brewing Co. has ever made.

Beer Style: Hoppy 
Style: Imperial IPA
ABV: 11% alcohol / volume
IBU: 88

ABOUT ZIPLINE BREWING CO.:
Zipline Brewing Co. was created from the founders’ inherent sense of adventure and their desire to connect with the thrill-seeking spirit in all craft beer fans. They create artisan ales and lagers with a clean, simple and direct approach to allow the drinker to focus their energy on enjoying ‘Brave New Brews’. Learn more about the team behind the brewery here, and follow them on Untappd.


KCBC-The CodFather-Beer-ImageKings County Brewers Collective
The Codfather Double IPA

Brooklyn, New York

This Double Dry Hopped, Double India Pale Ale is made with Citra, Strata, Mosaic, Nelson Sauvin and Motueka Hops. It contains barley, oats & wheat, creating a murky, burnished haze in the glass. There are notes of freshly squeezed grapefruit, crushed blueberries, Sicilian lemon and pineapple gelato. The mouthfeel is smooth and soft, with just a touch of sweet revenge. 

Beer Style: Hoppy
Style: Double IPA
ABV: 8.5% alcohol / volume

ABOUT KINGS COUNTY BREWERS CO.:
Located in a 5,000 square foot warehouse in Bushwick, Brooklyn, Kings County Brewers Collective is the first brick-and-mortar brewery to operate in the neighborhood for more than 40 years following the New York State hop blight and Prohibition. Today, they are a proud production brewery and taproom dedicated to bring unique and collaborative craft beers to New York City and beyond. Learn more about the brewery here, and follow them on Untappd.


Allerton-Brewing-Marshall-Ds-beer-canAllerton Brewing Company
Marshall D’s

Independence, Iowa

Although it is a little darker than your typical Hefeweizen, Marshal D’s is a German style beer that is light, refreshing and perfect for warm weather. It has balanced notes of banana and clove with a grainy-sweet malt character.

Beer Style: Fruity & Spicy
Style: Wheat Beer – Hefeweizen
ABV: 5.6% alcohol / volume
IBU: 12
SRM: 7
Fermentables: Pilsner Malt, Wheat Malt, Crystal 40L
Hops: Saaz

ABOUT ALLERTON BREWING CO.:
It all started has a hobby for Lucas in his college apartment at Iowa State University – little did Brenna (his now wife) know at the time, this hoppy would grow into a full blown obsession. After graduating Iowa State, Lucas and Brenna moved to Oconomowoc, Wisconsin where Lucas attended Barley to Barrel – a program specifically catered to aspiring brewery owners. Lucas says his biggest takeaway was that he needed a partner. Shortly there after, the couple moved to Independence, Iowa where Lucas teamed up with Brandon Miken and Pete Gaumer to create Allerton Brewing Company. Today, the brewery is fully owned and operated by Pete and Lucas. Learn more about the their story here, and follow them on Untappd.


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May Beer Club: WDM, Ankeny, and Johnston Iowa

BeerClubLogolake-time-brewery-imperial-porterLake Time Brewery
Imperial Peanut Butter Porter
Clear Lake, Iowa

Lake Time Brewery went nuts creating a beer that resembles the delicious, confectionery peanut butter cups we have enjoyed for years. This Imperial Peanut Butter Porter is an amped up version of their regular Peanut Butter Porter. It combines a malty robust porter with creamy chocolate peanut butter flavor (using real peanuts)!

Beer Style: Dark & Roasty
Style: Porter – Imperial / Double
ABV: 9.5% alcohol / volume
IBU: 50
Ingredients:

  • Hops: Northern Brewer
  • Malts: 2 Row, Maris Otter, Caramel, Dextrine, Chocolate, Midnight Wheat, White Wheat, Flaked Oats, and Flaked Wheat
  • The Good Stuff: Lactose, Brown Sugar, Powered Peanut Butter

**Food Allergy Warning: This Beer Contains Peanuts**


Anchors-Aweigh-orange-peel-canLake Time Brewery
Anchors Aweigh
Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial

Clear Lake, Iowa

This Imperial Stout pours nearly black in color. Roasted malts and dark chocolate accent this brewery’s flagship stout with its plum and date fruit complexity.  Brewers then age it for over a year in Buffalo Trace Bourbon barrels before adding just the right amount of Valencia orange flavor – for that hint of sweetness you want with your bourbon.

Beer Style: Dark & Roasty
Style: Imperial Stout
ABV: 10% alcohol / volume
IBU: 43
Ingredients:

  • Hops: Chinook, Centennial
  • Malts: 2-Row, Carmel 110, Chocolate, Roasted Barley, Black Patten, Flaked Rye, Flaked Oats, Flaked Wheat
  • The Good Stuff: Valencia oranges, Buffalo Trace Bourbon Barrel Aged

ABOUT LAKE TIME BREWERY:
Established in 2012, Lake Time Brewery was born from a vision to cherish the simple things in life – time with friends and family around a campfire, fishing, sun-tanning on the beach, and floating around the lake on a pontoon. This state of mind has translated into great craft beer that can be enjoyed anywhere… not just on “Lake Time”. Today, Lake Time Brewery has expanded its production facility and is now distributed throughout Iowa. They have been featured in a number of industry publications including Brewery Magazine, Brew Your Own and Perfect Pour. Learn more about the brewery here, and follow them on Untappd.


Zipline-Triples-is-best-IPA-beer-canZipline Brewing Co.
Triples is Best IPA

Lincoln, Nebraska

This Imperial IPA is brewed with Columbus, Centennial, Amarillo, and Simcoe Hops. Created under the “Black Label Series” unleashed by the full creative power of their brewing team. This line of beers push the boundaries like never before with the most “over-the-top, flavor packed, premium beers” Zipline Brewing Co. has ever made.

Beer Style: Hoppy 
Style: Imperial IPA
ABV: 11% alcohol / volume
IBU: 88

ABOUT ZIPLINE BREWING CO.:
Zipline Brewing Co. was created from the founders’ inherent sense of adventure and their desire to connect with the thrill-seeking spirit in all craft beer fans. They create artisan ales and lagers with a clean, simple and direct approach to allow the drinker to focus their energy on enjoying ‘Brave New Brews’. Learn more about the team behind the brewery here, and follow them on Untappd.


KCBC-The CodFather-Beer-ImageKings County Brewers Collective
The Codfather Double IPA

Brooklyn, New York

This Double Dry Hopped, Double India Pale Ale is made with Citra, Strata, Mosaic, Nelson Sauvin and Motueka Hops. It contains barley, oats & wheat, creating a murky, burnished haze in the glass. There are notes of freshly squeezed grapefruit, crushed blueberries, Sicilian lemon and pineapple gelato. The mouthfeel is smooth and soft, with just a touch of sweet revenge. 

Beer Style: Hoppy
Style: Double IPA
ABV: 8.5% alcohol / volume

ABOUT KINGS COUNTY BREWERS CO.:
Located in a 5,000 square foot warehouse in Bushwick, Brooklyn, Kings County Brewers Collective is the first brick-and-mortar brewery to operate in the neighborhood for more than 40 years following the New York State hop blight and Prohibition. Today, they are a proud production brewery and taproom dedicated to bring unique and collaborative craft beers to New York City and beyond. Learn more about the brewery here, and follow them on Untappd.


Contrary-brewing-blueberry-lemonadeContrary Brewing Co.
Blueberry Lemonade Avalanche

Muscatine, Iowa

The Blueberry Lemonade Avalanche is gorgeous blueberry in color. It drinks light and easy with notes of blueberries and lemons dancing on your palate.

Beer Style: Sour
Style: Fruit Beer/Shandy
ABV: 5.3% alcohol / volume
IBU: 7

ABOUT CONTRARY BREWING CO.:
This is a small town brewery with big time flavor. As Muscatine’s only Craft Brewery, you can find adventure right along the Mississippi. Learn more about the their brewery here, and follow them on Untappd.


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April Beer Club: Iowa

BeerClubLogoSmokeyRowCoast-Barrel-Aged-bottleNoCoast Beer Co.
Barrel Aged Smokey Row Coast
Coffee Porter
Oskaloosa, Iowa

Made in collaboration with one of NoCoast’s favorite coffee shops, Smokey Row. This deep, robust, rye porter is brewed at NoCoast and diligently aged in Wild Turkey whiskey barrels for 11 months. It is then steeped with Smokey Row’s Tanzania peaberry coffee to impart aromas of rich oak, chocolate, coffee and whiskey. There are additional notes of spicy rye with a slight fruitiness, and a subtle acidity.

BeerStyles: Dark & Roasty
Style: Coffee Porter
ABV: 7.7% alcohol / volume

ABOUT NOCOAST BEER CO.:
Rooted in Midwest pride, NoCoast Beer Co. lives off the motto, “Friends over trends, land over sand, and beer over everything!”. In 2016, Head Brewer, Chuck Crabtree put together a crew of like-minded, passionate, beer enthusiasts and raised their glasses to the official launch of the brewery. Today, the NoCoast facility houses brewing, cold brewed coffee, and mobile canning operations. Learn more about the team behind the beers here, and follow them on Untappd.


Lil-Beaver-California-BeavinLil Beaver Brewery
California Beavin’
IPA

Bloomington, Illinois

West Coast Style India Pale Ale.

BeerStyles: Hoppy & Bitter
Style: IPA – American
ABV: 7% alcohol / volume

ABOUT LIL BEAVER BREWERY:
Years ago there was a young, eager Lil Beaver who enjoyed beer, but grew tired of the commercial offerings in his neck of the woods. After awhile, Chad Bevers (aka the Lil Beaver), decided it was time to hone in on his own beer making skills and start his own craft brewery – which opened in 2017. Learn more about the brewery here, and follow them on Untappd.


weldwords-juicy-fishWeldWerks Brewing Co.
JuicyFish
Double IPA

Greeley, Colorado

This Hazy Double IPA is made in collaboration with Pinthouse in Austin, Texas. It is made as a mashup of WeldWerks’ Juicy Bits and Pinthouse’s flagship hazy IPA, Electric Jellyfish. It is brewed with Citra, Lotus, and Azacca Hops for huge bursts of papaya, guava, pineapple, grapefruit and apricot, all supported by a silky-smooth mouthfeel.

BeerStyles: Hoppy & Bitter
Style: Hazy Double IPA
ABV: 8.6% alcohol / volume

ABOUT WELDWERKS BREWING CO.:
Like many other great businesses do, WeldWerks started as a hobby in a garage. In 2009, Co-founder and head brewer, Neil Fisher, began home-brewing with his friends. Once a month, everyone would get together to brew, learn and enjoy each other’s company. By 2014, Neil had entered into the Big Beers, Belgians and Barley wines festival. Prior to this competition, friend, and no-CEO and co-founder, Colin Jones, made an agreement with Neil, promising to consider opening a brewery if Neil were to bring back a medal. Eleven months and two medals later, the first beers were poured at WeldWerks Brewing. Today, all of WeldWerks beers are produced in their downtown Greeley location on their 15 bbl 3-vessel steam brewhouse. They have produced 300+ unique beers in just four years across a nearly infinite range of styles. Learn more about the brewery here, and follow them on Untappd.


More-brewing-huntlely-helles-beer-canMORE Brewing Company
Huntley Helles
Lager

Villa Park & Huntley, Illinois

Named to honor the home of their Huntley facility, this German-style lager is brewed with soft water, along with a variety of German malts and hops. The beer is then lagered in their horizontal tank, giving the beer a soft mouthfeel with a pleasant malt profile and hints of noble hops.

BeerStyles: Crisp & Clean
Style: Lager
ABV: 4.5% alcohol / volume

ABOUT MORE BREWING CO.:
Named after their town in Villa Park (previous known as Ardmore), MORE Brewing Company is a craft brewing with locations in Villa Park & Huntley, Illinois. They specialize in hop-saturated ales, flavorful imperial stouts, and a variety of unique lagers. Learn more about the their locations here, and follow them on Untappd.


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March Beer Club: Iowa

BeerClubLogoDrekker_Strawberry-PineappleDrekker Brewing Co.
BRAAAAAAAAins Strawberry & Pineapple
Double Fruit Smoothie Sour

Fargo, North Dakota

This one is blasted with strawberry & pineapple, and then it is hit with Drekker Brewing Co.’s double secret smoothie treatment of sea salt, lactose, and vanilla beans.

BeerStyles: Sour, Tart & Funky
Style: Sour – Smoothie / Pastry
ABV: 6.5% alcohol / volume


drekker-brewing-after-school-prrrtDrekker Brewing Co.
After School Prrrt

Fargo, North Dakota

Snack Time Sour! This one is jam packed with Gushers® & Fruit By The Foot®, plus a whole bunch of pineapple, plum, strawberry, raspberry, passionfruit, lactose, vanilla beans and sea salt.

BeerStyles: Sour, Tart & Funky
Style: Sour – Fruited
ABV: 6.8% alcohol / volume


drekker-drekker-slang-du-jour-cran-orange-cobblerDrekker Brewing Co.
Slang Du Jour – Cran-Orange Cobbler
Fargo, North Dakota

For the Cran-Orange Cobble Slang, the Drekker Brewing team cranked up the holiday vibes and loaded this with cranberry, orange, plum, granola, brown sugar, cinnamon and vanilla beans.

BeerStyles: Sour, Tart & Funky
Style: Sour – Smoothie / Pastry
ABV: 6.4% alcohol / volume

***IMPORTANT NOTE!***
All of Drekker’s beer must be kept cold – there are no exceptions to this. Their beer is not pasteurized and often has a literal ton of fruit in them. Nobody wants them to explode.

ABOUT DREKKER BREWING CO.:
Drekker Brewing Co. has become a pretty sought after brewery in the craft beer world, and we cannot wait for you to see why. Like most breweries, Drekker started out as a hobby in a garage between four friends. Their passion for beer, a crazy dream, and a ton of hard work eventually led to the creation of Drekker Brewing Co. Learn more about the guys behind the beers
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February Beer Club: Iowa

BeerClubLogoSoulless-Pear-cider-BottleTen Towers Cider Co.
Soulless Pear Cider
Rickreall, Oregon

Northwest pear and apple give breath to Soulless Pear’s haunting ginger essence. For best results, enjoy 10 minutes out of the refrigerator and pair with sweet and sour pork, curry chicken salad, pizza or tomato soup.

BeerStyles: Fruity & Spicy
Style: Semi-Sweet Cider
Notes: Made with Pacific Northwest Apples; Gluten Free
ABV: 5.8% alcohol / volume


Gravitas-cider-BottleTen Towers Cider Co.
Gravitas Cider
Rickreall, Oregon

Gravitas uses 100% locally sourced Pacific Northwest apples, cold pressed and fermented slowly to retain the wonderful aromatics and flavors. Next, it’s sweetened with a blend of heirloom and dessert apples to give this semi-dry cider a crisp, clean and refreshing apple flavor profile. Enjoy on its own or pair with pork, cheese, Thai, spaghetti, or chocolate.

BeerStyles: Fruity & Spicy
Style: Semi-Dry Cider
Notes: Made with Pacific Northwest Apples; Gluten Free
ABV: 6.3% alcohol / volume


Shakti-cider_BottleTen Towers Cider Co.
Shakti Chai Tea Cider
Rickreall, Oregon

Shakti cider is balanced and delicately spiced with chai tea. Pairs well with sweet or spicy dishes. Try with French toast, poached pear, apple pie, mufins or popcorn. Or enjoy with Pad Thai or curry chicken dishes.

BeerStyles: Fruity & Spicy
Style: Semi-Sweet Cider
Notes: Made with Pacific Northwest Apples; Gluten Free
ABV: 5.5% alcohol / volume

ABOUT TEN TOWERS CIDER COMPANY:
Since 1972, the Kruger family has been making cider from neighborhood orchards in the Pacific Northwest. The family has grown all well known varieties from Red Delicious, to Crispin, Liberty, Freedom, King, Fuji, and more. It wasn’t until 2017 that Ten Towers Cider Co. was founded – their one mission, to create high quality Pacific Northwest craft ciders. Learn more about the cidery
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