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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October Beer Club: Iowa

BeerClubLogosuperhero-sidekicksKings County Brewers Collective
Superhero Sidekicks
Brooklyn, New York

Superhero Sidekicks is an IPA that uses Mosaic, Idaho 7, Cascade & Centennial hops to deliver a powerful lupulin punch with a balanced malt flavor to follow. On the palate, there are notes of ripe oranges, fresh pineapple and smooth pine.

BeerStyles: Hoppy & Bitter
Style: IPA
ABV: 6.9% alcohol / volume


Furriest-Five-picKings County Brewers Collective
Furriest Five
Brooklyn, New York

This West Coast IPA is fully loaded with Mosaic, Cashmere, Chinook, and Centennial hops. It is boosted with Idaho 7 Cryo for an extra hoppy character. The Furriest Five highlights flavors of grapefruit, pineapple, orange pith and resin.

BeerStyles: Hoppy & Bitter
Style: West Coast IPA
ABV: 6.9% alcohol / volume


5th-Orbit-canKings County Brewers Collective
5th Orbit
Brooklyn, New York

This 5th Anniversary Beer is a Double IPA enhanced with Citra, Galaxy, Motueka, Nelson Sauvin and Strata hops. The 5th Orbit has an ultra-soft mouthfeel with notes of fresh mango, bright citrus and creamy peaches. A touch of bitterness is added to round out this tropical hop joose.

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


Ninja-kitties-KCBC-beer-canKings County Brewers Collective
Ninja Kitties
Brooklyn, New York

Brewed in collaboration with Interboro, the Ninja Kitties pours hazy yellow and highlights aromas of grapefruit, oranges & tropical fruit juices. It is hopped with Citra, Amarillo and Vic Secret.

BeerStyles: Hoppy & Bitter
Style: IPA
ABV: 8.5% alcohol / volume

ABOUT THE BREWERY:
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 their story here.


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August Beer Club: Iowa

BeerClubLogodhop5Equilibrium Brewing
dHop5
Double IPA
Middletown, New York

dHop5 is a Double IPA made by enhancing one of Equilibrium Brewing’s favorite IPAs – the Fractal Citra/Galaxy. Milky, straw-yellow in color, the dHop5 releases aromas of passionfruit, peach, lime and pineapple. On the palate, it is bright, creamy and tropical. Equilibrium Brewery scaled down on the Fractal’s grain bill, water treatment and fermentation; and intensified the hop bill of citra and galaxy making an extremely drinkable and balanced DIPA.

BeerStyles: Hoppy
Style: DIPA
ABV: 8% alcohol / volume


Super Fractal Kangaroo SetEquilibrium Brewery
Super Fractal Kangaroo Set
Triple IPA
Middletown, New York

Super Fractal Kangaroo Set was inspired by brewmaster and owner, Pete, and a trip he took to Australia. This Triple IPA starts off with a fractal grain bill, then Galaxy hops lead their way on the dry hop with support from Sabro and Citra. It is hazy intense yellow in color with tropical fruit, coconut and citrus aromas. On the palate, there are flavors of orange, melon, pineapple and coconut. 

BeerStyles: Hoppy
Style: IPA – Triple
ABV: 10% alcohol / volume


Equilibrium Brewery_South St. PilsEquilibrium Brewery
South St. Pils
Pilsner
Middletown, New York

Named after the Brewery’s new address, the South St. Pils is pale golden-yellow in color. It is light bodied and crisp, with a very soft hop aroma. On the palate, there are notes of flower medleys, fresh cut lawn, and yeasty crackers. This beer has a refreshing, clean finish.

BeerStyles: Crisp & Clean
Style: Pilsner
ABV: 5.5% alcohol / volume

ABOUT THE BREWERY:
Equilibrium Brewery considers themselves to be an experimental brewery, emphasizing research and exploration. They are curious scientists and beers drinkers looking to share delicious beverages created in an organic process. Equilibrium Brewery works with local producers to use the freshest ingredients possible. They believe it is an essential part of their business to maintain an equilibrium between local supply and demand. Learn more about their story here.


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July Sweet Club Iowa

 

Romerhof_Kab18_bottleSweet Wine ClubRömerhof
Riesling Kabinett
Mosel, Germany

NECTAR WINE STYLE

The Römerhof Riesling Kabinett is a well-balanced young wine. It highlights flavors and aromas of peaches and citrus, and is fresh and fruity with a crisp acidity.

Analysis: 8.5% alcohol / volume
Varietal: 100% Riesling
Region: Mosel, Germany
Vineyard:
Very ripe Riesling grapes from the middle of the Mosel Valley of Germany are used in making this wine. These grapes are allowed to hang longer, earning the designation of ‘Kabinett’.
Pairing: The sweetness from this wine makes it a perfect pairing to aged cheeses, chicken and cream sauces.

WineStyles Wine and Cheese Pairing: Sweet wines from our ‘Nectar’ section pair well with an aged cheese. Learn more about our wine and cheese pairings here.

WINEMAKER NOTES:
“Drought and heat as well as the fear of heavy rain were of primary concern. As in the other regions, vine development was well ahead of the average and picking started in mid-September. The grapes were healthy which brought much relief. September brought rain, but thanks to cool nights it did not lead to rot.” – Römerhof Winery

ABOUT THE WINERY: 
Römerhof Winery is owned by Heinz Eifel, whose family has been producing wines in the heart of the Mosel Valley for over 400 years. Based in the village of Trittenheim, Heinz works closely with his winemaker daughter, Anne Eifel-Spohr, to produce award winning Rieslings. Learn more about their history here.


Dr-Konstantin-Frank-2019-Semi-Dry-Riesling-bottleDr. Konstantin Frank Winery
Semi-Dry Riesling
Finger Lakes, New York

NECTAR WINE STYLE

A delicate Semi-Dry Riesling initially, then rounding out to be tropically ripe. It is brimming with notes of apricot, nectarine, and a hint of pineapple. Flavors of citrusy lemon and acacia blossom balance the sweetness effortlessly.

Analysis: 11.5% alcohol / volume
Varietal: 100% Riesling
RS: 22 g/L
pH: 3.11
TA: 7.0 g/L
Vineyard: Seneca and Keuka Vineyards

Vinification: De-Stemmed. Direct Press.
Vessel: Stainless Steel. Temperature Controlled.
Fermentation: Traditional. No Malolactic Fermentation.
Élevage: Unoaked. Aged 5 months on the lees.
Dryness: Semi-Dry. 2.2% Residual Sugar
Pairing: Enjoy with Middle Eastern, Moroccan, Thai or Asian cuisines. This wine pairs exceptionally well with ingredients such as pepper, ginger, curry, sesame, soy, spicy BBQ, and pork.

WineStyles Wine and Cheese Pairing: Sweet wines from our ‘Nectar’ section also pair well with an herbal cheese. Learn more about our wine and cheese pairings here.

WINEMAKER NOTES:
“Budbreak and flowering started about two weeks later than normal. Temperatures during the summer were moderate, August and September were cooler than average. Luckily, the weather in the fall was extremely favorable with extended periods of sunny and dry days followed by cool nights. This offered excellent conditions to fully ripen the grapes well into October.

Riesling was first brought to the Finger Lakes by our founder. Those original vines dating back to 1958 are still in production. Riesling blocks on our Keuka vineyard were planted in 1958, 1962, 1968, 1976, 1999, 2006, and 2012 with various clones (88, 90, 11, 318, 239, 49, 110, 38). Soils here are shallow, shale-based which add minerality, acidity, and elegance. Riesling was planted in 2007, 2008, 2010, and 2012 on our Seneca estate vineyard with 90 and 356 clones. Temperatures here are a few degrees warmer than Keuka, thus providing riper fruit notes. Soils on Seneca are characterized by deep Honeoye silt loam.” – Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery

ABOUT THE WINERY:
Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery is a family owned and operated winery situated on the southwestern hills of Keuka Lake. In 1958, Dr. Konstantin Frank planted his first Vinifera vines, igniting the “Vinifera Revolution” – forever changing the course of winemaking in New York. Four generations later, the Frank family continues to grow their winery throughout the Finger Lakes region. Learn more about their story
here.


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March Beer Club: Iowa

Evil Twin Brewing

© Evil Twin Brewing

Evil Twin Brewing
Most Men Pursue IPA With Such Breathless Haste That They Hurry Drinking It
Hinnerup, Denmark | Brooklyn, NY

Double dry hopped IPA with Ariana, Citra and Callista hops. Strong citrus and sweet hop on the nose. Refreshing and soft medium-body. Crisp up front and dry finish. Cloudy, orange color, small head of foam.

BeerStyles: Hoppy & Bitter
Style: IPA
ABV: 7% alcohol / volume
Production: Brewed by Twelve Percent Beer Project


Evil Twin Brewing
IPA Is Not A Problem To Be Solved, But A Reality To Be Experienced
Hinnerup, Denmark | Brooklyn, NY

Triple IPA, double dry hopped with Waimea, Citra and Wakatu hops. Cloudy, golden orange in color.  Aromas of pineapple, grapefruit, orange, guava and caramel. Tropical fruit taste with toasted caramel and piney bitterness.

BeerStyles: Hoppy & Bitter
Style: Triple IPA
ABV: 10% alcohol / volume
Production: Brewed by Twelve Percent Beer Project

ABOUT THE BREWERY:
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 now exports to more than 35 different countries, is in around 35 states in the US, and brews at 5 different breweries around the world. Learn more here.

Fat Orange Cat

© Fat Orange Cat Brew Co.

Fat Orange Cat Brew Co.
Welcome to Harga
East Hampton, CT

“A Double IPA copiously hopped with Nelson and Motueka. We love this hop combination and hope we do May Queen proud. Don’t worry, she’ll be smiling soon.” – Fat Orange Cat Brew Co.

BeerStyles: Hoppy & Bitter
Style: Double IPA
ABV: 8.5% alcohol / volume
Production: Brewed at Twelve Percent Beer Project

ABOUT THE BREWERY:
Fat Orange Cat Brew Co. is a small, seasonal homestead brewery, that opened for tastings and growler sales/fills out of their barn in August of 2016. They now have the ability to produce Small Batch Beers and Large Batch Beers under their name, with the help of Twelve Percent Beer Project. Fat Orange Cat Brew Co. specialize in extremely high quality small batch recipes, and are making every effort to support and promote local agriculture. Learn more about their brewery here.

 


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