February Beer Club: Iowa

Torc-beer-canLough Gill Brewery
Torc
Toasted Coconut and Vanilla Stout
Irish Whiskey Barrel Aged
Sligo, Ireland

This Imperial Oatmeal Stout is aged in Irish whiskey barrels and infused with toasted coconut and Madagascan vanilla. It’s a rich and full-bodied stout playing on notes of whiskey, chocolate, coconut and vanilla with a long finish and a great kick.

ABV: 13% alcohol / volume
Style: Imperial Stout – Oatmeal

Beer Style at WineStyles: Dark & Roasty
Made in collaboration with Boann Distillery – Craft brewed and aged in their independent brewery in Sligo. The Irish Whiskey Barrels are from Boann Distillery in Drogheda.


Mac-Nutty-beer-canLough Gill Brewery
Mac Nutty
Macadamia Nut Brown Ale

Sligo, Ireland

Rich, roasty, toasty, nutty, and malt aromas with a biscuity, bread-y nose. Raisins, nuts, and a touch of chocolate flavors are balanced with just enough hop bitterness to keep this beer easy drinking. Mac Nutty received a Silver Medal in Dublin’s Craft Beer Cup 2017 and Bronze Medal in 2018.

ABV: 5.5% alcohol / volume
Style: Macadamia Nut Brown

Beer Style at WineStyles: Dark & Roasty


Loconut-Lough-Imperial_Pastry_StoutLough Gill Brewery
Loconut
Imperial Pastry Stout

Sligo, Ireland

This Imperial Pastry Stout is brewed with coconut, vanilla, and blueberry. Notes of chocolate, cocoa, and coconut are balanced with flavors of vanilla and blueberry. As a final touch, a cloud of milk is added to sweeten this stout.

ABV: 10.5% alcohol / volume
Style: Imperial Pastry Stout

Beer Style at WineStyles: Dark & Roasty


Spear-beer-canLough Gill Brewery
Spear
Imperial Oatmeal Stout
Irish Whiskey Barrel Aged

Sligo, Ireland

Elected Beer of the Year 2022 by the Independent Craft Brewers of Ireland. Spear is aged for a year in Sherry Oloroso casks that previously held Irish Whiskey – revealing strong notes of whiskey, softened by the chocolate and coffee aromas coming from the brewery’s blend of roasted and caramel malts. A soft sherry finish gives this Imperial Stout a silky texture to support the high alcohol content.

ABV: 13% alcohol / volume
Style: Imperial Stout – Oatmeal
Beer Style at WineStyles: Dark & Roasty
Made in collaboration with Boann Distillery – Craft brewed and aged in their independent brewery in Sligo. The Irish Whiskey Barrels are from Boann Distillery in Drogheda.

Lough Gill Brewing Co New LogoABOUT LOUGH GILL BREWERY:
We are excited to announce that WineStyles will be the first to bring this Irish Brewery, Lough Gill, to market in Iowa! Founded in 2016 in Sligo, Ireland (near the shores of Lough Gill, on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way), Lough Gill Brewery is an independent, family run brewery known for their dark beers. Their beer philosophy is to, “brew the best hand crafted beers using the best ingredients and, where possible, to add some local indigenous ingredients to the brews”.  Learn more about the brewery here, and follow them on Untappd.

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January Beer Club: Iowa

Even More Xmas_Beer PhotoEvil Twin Brewing
Even More Xmas
New York

Imperial Stout with marshmallow, coconut, vanilla & cocoa nibs.

ABV: 12% alcohol / volume
Style: Stout – Imperial / Double

Beer Style at WineStyles: Dark & Roasty


Xmas Eve at an NYC Hotel_Beer PhotoEvil Twin Brewing
Christmas Eve at a NYC Hotel – Royal Suite Edition
New York

Imperial Stout brewed with almond, vanilla, muscovado sugar, maple, marshmallow, coffee, raspberry & chocolate. There are notes of chocolate, roasted malt & caramel with accents of dark berries, vanilla, coffee, maple and nuts. It is full-bodied and sweet.

ABV: 12% alcohol / volume
Style: Stout – Imperial / Double

Beer Style at WineStyles: Dark & Roasty

ABOUT EVIL TWIN BREWING:
Evil Twin Brewing was started up “nomadically” in 2010 by Jeppe Jarnit- Bjergso. In 2012, Jeppe and his family decided to make New York City their home and join the burgeoning local beer scene. In 2016, Jeppe was approached with the opportunity to finally root his ideas & dreams and Evil Twin Brewing NYC was born. Evil Twin Brewing is now prepared at 10 different breweries around the world. Check them out on Untappd, or learn more about their company here.


kings-county-brewers-collective-x-interboro-spiritKings County Brewers Co.
Bodega Cat
Brooklyn, New York

A blend of premium English malts plus a healthy dose of flaked oats and a touch of crystal rye for layers of dark roast, bittersweet cocoa, black bread and a hint of tangy spice. It’s medium-bodied, approachable and balanced with a dry finish.

ABV: 5.8% alcohol / volume
Style: Stout – Oatmeal
Beer Style at WineStyles: Dark & Roasty
Made in Collaboration with Interboro Spirits & Ales

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.

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December Beer Club: Iowa

Ayinger Brewery

This month, our Beer Club members will enjoy two of Ayinger Brewery’s beers, plus an Ayinger branded glass! Learn more about our December Beer Club beers below.


Ayinger_Celebrator_330_bottle_website_2022Ayinger Brewery
Celebrator
Doppelbock Lager
Aying, Bavaria, Germany

A rich, dark elixir with cascading layers of malt complexity balanced by elegant hops. There are notes of toffee, caramel, graceful dark-malty roasts, and the essence of barley. Lager fermentation leads to clean flavors and pinpoint conditioning. Semi-dry finish.

ABV: 6.7% alcohol / volume
Style: Doppelbock Lager
OG: 1.074

IBU: 24
Beer Style at WineStyles: Malty
Rating: 100 points on Rate Beer
Serving Suggestion: Serve in a stemmed tumbler at 50ºF. Pair with pastries and desserts, cured ham, smoked duck, wild turkey, filet with Dijon sauce, chanterelles, Tournedos Rossini, Châteubriand.

HISTORY:
Doppelbocks (“double bocks”) were probably first brewed in the 17th century by monks in Bavaria – a stronger version of bock beers that originated in Einbeck, Germany. Doppelbocks are usually rich, malty lagers; usually dark-colored; the names often end with the suffix “-ator.” Ayinger Celebrator has probably changed little from the doppelbock first brewed at Ayinger in 1878; Ayinger’s doppelbock was once called “Fortunator” but this global classic is called “Celebrator” around the world now. – Ayinger Brewery


weizenbock-1Ayinger Brewery
Weizenbock
Aying, Bavaria, Germany

This beer has a classic Bavarian weissebeer aroma with notes of spice and cloves. It has a smooth body from the wheat that is extravagant, with pinpoint conditioning. The flavor offers the essence of the wheat harvest, and fresh-baked bread. The finish has hints of tropical fruit, cloves and banana.

ABV: 7.1% alcohol / volume
Style: Wheat Bock
OG: 1.067

IBU: 10
Beer Style at WineStyles: Fruity & Spicy
Rating: 97 points on Rate Beer
Serving Suggestion: Serve in the classic Ayinger 17-ounce “weizen swirl” glass, or an oversized wine glass. Pair with hearty German cuisine such as smoked pork chops, sauerkraut and sausages, and full-flavored game or duck. Additionally, this Weizenbock can pair beautifully with spicy Mexican or Indian cuisine, or something sweet such as an apple strudel for dessert.

HISTORY:
The weizen-bock style is relatively uncommon, even in Bavaria: they are wheat ales (weissebeer or weizen beer) that are brewed to be as strong as a bock – with corresponding fuller body, and enhanced flavors. They can be pale (“helles”) or dark (“dunkles”), but Ayinger Weizenbock is pale in color. – Ayinger Brewery

ABOUT AYINGER BREWERY:
The award-winning, family-owned brewery, Ayinger Brewery (or, Privatbrauerei Aying for German speakers) was founded in 1878 near the Alps in a 1200-year-old Bavarian village of Aying, Germany. The brewery combines their rich brewing heritage, with ingredients sourced from surrounding farms, with high-tech automation to ensure sustainable practices. They are famous for their full range of award-winning Bavarian specialty beers. Check them out on Untappd, or learn more about their company here.

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November Beer Club: Iowa

Untitled Art Red Velvet Stout with red velvet cake slice

Untitled-Art-Red-Velvet-Stout-beer-canUntitled Art
Red Velvet Cake Stout
Waunakee, Wisconsin

Pastry stout made with cocoa nibs, coconut, beet juice for color, natural and artificial flavors.

ABV: 11.7% alcohol / volume
Style: Imperial Stout / Double Pastry

Beer Style at WineStyles: Dark and Roasty


Untitled-art-Mochi-mango-sour-cream-craft-beer-canUntitled Art
Collaboration with Great Notion
Mochi Mango Cream Sour
Waunakee, Wisconsin

Gluten free sour with passionfruit, mango and vanilla soft serve.

ABV: 6% alcohol / volume
Style: Gluten Free Sour

Beer Style at WineStyles: Sour, Tart & Funky

ABOUT UNTITLED ART:
Untitled Art collaborates with different artists, friends, and breweries all around the world to produce drink concepts and styles that showcase their diverse work. From Sparkling Water to Craft Beer, every can or bottle is wrapped in artwork specifically made for that drink to create something you will love. Check them out on Untappd, or learn more about their company here.


RAR-reaper-beer-canRAR Brewing
Reaper Imperial Double IPA
Cambridge, Maryland

Imperial Double Indian Pale Ale with Amarillo and Azacca hops.

ABV: 8.3% alcohol / volume
Style: Double IPA

Beer Style at WineStyles: Hoppy and Bitter

ABOUT THE RAR BREWING:
Located on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay, RAR Brewing was founded in 2013 by a couple of local boys brewing local beers. The team built their brewery in an 80-year-old former pool hall and bowling alley producing 10 barrels of brews at a time all while maintaining the history of the building. Check them out on Untappd, or learn more about their company here.


lil-beavery-brewery-punkin-canLil Beaver Brewing
Punkin π Imperial Ale
Bloomington, Illinois

Who doesn’t love Pumpkin Pie? Well, most people that do, do enjoy it with whipped cream, which is the flavor experience Lil Beaver Brewing attempted to create with this brew. Only available once a year, don’t miss it!

ABV: 8.9% alcohol / volume
Style: Imperial Ale

Beer Style at WineStyles: Malty and Sweet

ABOUT THE LIL BEAVER BREWING:
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. Check them out on Untappd, or learn more about their company here.

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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.


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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.


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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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