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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January Beer Club: Iowa

mister-falcon-beer-canBeerClubLogoFair State Brewing Cooperative
Mister Falcon
Hazy IPA
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Made in collaboration with Barrel Theory Brewing, who are well-known for making hazy IPAs, Mister Falcon is DDH Hazy IPA with Strata, Citra and Simcoe Cryo hops. A nice balance of fruity and dank, sweet but not overbearing, low bitterness.

BeerStyles: Hoppy & Bitter
Style: Hazy IPA
ABV: 7.3% alcohol / volume

ABOUT FAIR STATE BREWING COOPERATIVE:
Fair State Brewing Cooperative started on the rugby pitch, where founders Evan Sallee, Niko Tonks, and Matt Hauck first met while playing for rival teams. Later, they formed a friendship and took their love of home-brewing to a greater goal of founding a brewery. The friends believed there was too large of a gap between home-brewer and owning a brewery, and thus decided to build a co-op model to allow consumers to be more involved in operations. On September of 2014, First State Co-Op became the first cooperatively-owned brewery in Minnesota and the third in the country. Learn more about the brewery here, and follow them on Untappd.
 


ology-power-hour-beer-canÖlōgy Brewing Co.
Power Hour
Hazy DIPA
Tallahassee, Florida

Power Hour is a Hazy Double IPA brewed in collaboration with Southern Wells Brewing Co. Ölōgy wanted to work with a new experimental curo hop blend along with “M” blend, named for its mango and tropical aroma and palate. Ölōgy blended this with Citra and a small amount of Sabro to give this IPA a huge flavor of tropical fruits and citrus.

BeerStyles: Hoppy & Bitter
Style: Hazy Double IPA
ABV: 8% alcohol / volume

ABOUT ÖLŌGY BREWING CO.:
Ölōgy Brewing Co. is a Micro Brewery located in the Midtown and Eastside areas of Tallahassee, Florida. They are taproom focused to keep a variety of unique and different beers on tap. Follow them on Untappd here.


artisanal-brew-works-peanut-butter-beerArtisanal Brew Works
Multiple Infinities Peanut Butter
Stout
Saratoga Springs, New York

Luscious milk chocolate oatmeal Stout aged on freshly roasted cacao nibs, then finished to taste with peanut butter. This creamy Stout is a decadent treat with a galaxy of flavor.

BeerStyles: Dark & Roasty
Style: Stout
ABV: 9% alcohol / volume

ABOUT ARTISANAL BREW WORKS:
Artisanal Brew Works is an artisanal style beer microbrewery located in Saratoga Springs, New York, owned and operated by High School Teachers, Kurt Borchardt and Colin Quinn. Their goal is to produce a selection of beers that appeal to different segments of the market, while also creating for the most discerning craft beer enthusiasts. Learn more about the brewery here, and follow them on Untappd.
 


Humble-Forager-Mixing-back-labelHumble Forager
Mixing with Barrel Theory
Imperial Tiki Sour Ale
Madison, Wisconsin

Zombie cocktail inspired Imperial Tiki Sour Ale.  Brewed with passionfruit and orange juice mixed with a tincture of almonds and a special blend of spices, sweetened by pomegranate, balanced by acidity and bitterness from Calamansi lime.  Brewed in collaboration with Barrel Theory Brewing Company in St. Paul, Minnesota.

BeerStyles: Sour, Tart & Funky
Style: Imperial Tiki Sour Ale
ABV: 10% alcohol / volume

ABOUT HUMBLE FORAGER:
Located just outside of Madison, Wisconsin, Humble Forager Brewery is a distribution brewery created by their head brewer, Austin Jevne. Their mission is to produce thoughtfully crafted specialty beers developed for any adventure. They use high quality ingredients inspired from different parts of the world. Learn more about the brewery
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December Beer Club: Iowa

BeerClubLogofair-state-main-boss-imperial-stoutFair State Brewing Cooperative
Main Boss
Imperial Stout
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Made in collaboration with Pulpit Rock (IA), this stout is inspired by their love of rum cocktails. Infused with tons of coconut and the brewery’s take on Orgeat syrup (a classic cocktail ingredient with almonds and citrus), there is a subtle tropical twist in this gigantic winter stout. There are flavors of coconut, rum drinks, pithy orange, and nutty dark malts that are sweet, thick and intense.

BeerStyles: Dark & Roasty
Style: Imperial Stout
ABV: 12% alcohol / volume


fair-state-spirit-foulFair State Brewing Cooperative
Spirit Foul
Double Dry-Hopped Hazy IPA
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Brewed in collaboration with San Diego’s Modern Times Beer, Spirit Foul is Fair State’s first ever hazy IPA. Super juicy, tropical, dank, and low bitterness, the breweries use the freshest Strata, Citra and Mosaic hops for its passion fruit aroma. The beer’s soft and signature haze is created using pilsner malt, pale wheat, flaked oats and flaked barley. 

BeerStyles: Hoppy & Bitter
Style: Double Dry-Hopped Hazy IPA
ABV: 6.3% alcohol / volume

ABOUT FAIR STATE BREWING COOPERATIVE:
Fair State Brewing Cooperative started on the rugby pitch, where founders Evan Sallee, Niko Tonks, and Matt Hauck first met while playing for rival teams. Later, they formed a friendship and took their love of home-brewing to a greater goal of founding a brewery. The friends believed there was too large of a gap between home-brewer and owning a brewery, and thus decided to build a co-op model to allow consumers to be more involved in operations. On September of 2014, First State Co-Op became the first cooperatively-owned brewery in Minnesota and the third in the country. Learn more about the brewery here, and follow them on Untappd.


WeldWerks Juicy Bits IPAWeldWerks Brewing Co.
Juicy Bits
IPA
Greeley, Colorado

WeldWerks flagship IPA with huge citrus and tropical fruit character from Mosaic, Citra and El Dorado hops.  Their New England-style IPA has a softer, fluffier mouthfeel with a hop haze.

BeerStyles: Hoppy and Bitter
Style: IPA
ABV: 6.7% alcohol / volume


extra extra juicy bits double IPAWeldWerks Brewing Co.
Extra Extra Juicy Bits
Imperial Double IPA
Greeley, Colorado

This hazy Double IPA is brewed with Citra, Mosaic and El Dorado hops. It is then Double dry hopped with Extra Extra Nelson Sauvin.

BeerStyles: Hoppy & Bitter
Style: Imperial 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 Barleywines 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. 11 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
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July Beer Club: Iowa

BeerClubLogoThe Good MonsterCollective Arts Brewing
Good Monster DIPA
Toronto, Canada

This New England style Double IPA is a beast, but in a GOOD monster type of way. It is double dry hopped with 24 g/L of Mosaic, Citra, Simcoe and Amerillo; highlighting flavors of tropical mango, passionfruit, peach, bright orange, lemon and grapefruit.

BeerStyles: Hoppy & Bitter
Style: New England DIPA
ABV: 8% alcohol / volume
Artist: Kire Torres


Guava GoseCollective Arts Brewing
Guava Gose
Toronto, Canada

This Guava Gose is soft cloudy pink in color with tropical aromas. This Gose is similar to a sour mashed wheat beer, dosed with as much guava as possible. It is balanced with lemony tartness, Himalayan pink sea salt and coriander, with a flowery, brightness from the guava. This is a perfect harmony of tart, sweet, and sour.

BeerStyles: Sour, Tart & Funky
Style: Gose
ABV: 4.9% alcohol / volume
Can Artist: Sergio Vazquez


SmoCollective Arts Brewing
Berry, Banana, Acai, & Granola Smoothie
Toronto, Canada

This sour beer is everything reminiscent of a breakfast smoothie bowl. Collective Arts Brewing uses strawberries, blackberries, açaí berries, banana, granola and milk sugar to make this bright, sour beer.

BeerStyles: Sour, Tart & Funky
Style: Sour
ABV: 5.6% alcohol / volume
Artist: Joel Mackenzie

ABOUT THE BREWERY:
Collective Arts Brewery combines the creativity of their craft beverages with the inspiration of local artists all around the world. They feature limited-edition pieces of artwork on all of their cans, and aspire to produce equally creative and delicious drinks inside. Learn more about their company here.


Astro-world-canBlackStack Brewing
Astroworld
St. Paul, Minnesota

This triple New England IPA is made with Comet, Australian Galaxy and hand-selected Strata from Indie Hops. It highlights citrus and grapefruit flavors with a sweet melon finish. 

BeerStyles: Hoppy & Bitter
Style: Triple IPA (TDH TIPA)
ABV: 10.1% alcohol / volume

ABOUT THE 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 their journey here.


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