Iowa Beer Buzz | Martin Shkreli, Hopititis and Inland Empire - The Iowa Beer Blog

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Iowa Beer Buzz | Martin Shkreli, Hopititis and Inland Empire



ALLUVIAL-
The second bottle release in a month at the Ames brewery will be this Thursday at 4:00 pm. Martin Shkreli, a barrel-aged Russian Imperial Stout spent one year on Buffalo Trace barrels. Big Yin, a Scotch Ale, spent eight months in Four Roses barrels. Limit two per person. Yin will cost you $20 while Skreli $30 (750 ml) and come with a 4 oz pour of each.


JACKSON STREET-
Tomorrow (Dec. 20th), Jackson Street Brewing in Sioux City, will release Hell's Half Acre. It's a Russian Imperial Stout aged in rye whiskey barrels. Per their tweet imagine, its 750 ml bottles but price is TBD.


BACKPOCKET-
Inland Empire is hitting the store shelves this week. The American Imperial Stout saw tap lines last week before bottles hit distributors. Early Untappd check-ins give this stout with blackberries a solid 4.09 bottle caps.

MADHOUSE-
Also released last week and hitting shelves this week, Madhouse's VIP. This barrel-aged vanilla porter is getting a little more love on the Untappd. Currently, after 27 check-ins, it sits at 4.34 bottle caps.

TOPPLING GOLIATH-
Pallets and pallets of Decorah made Psuedo Sue arrived at most Wine and Spirits yesterday. Santa Clark gives us the first run through the new system for Christmas. There's not a date on the cans yet but don't worry, that's coming to future batches.


PEACE TREE-
For the second week in a row, Peace Tree has a new beer for tap room visitors. Last week, it was Hop Hulu, an all-Iowa hop beer. This week, it's Gillet Red, a red Belgium-style coming in at 6%.


DEB'S BREWTOPIA-
Deb's has been on tap lines in Des Moines at both el Bait Shop and The Taproom for over a year. Now, you can get bottles directly from Deb yourself.


IOWA BREWING COMPANY-
New, in the taproom, Pina Coladaburg tapped last weekend. It's marketed as a "Malt Beer" made with malted wheat, coconut, pineapple, Citra, Simcoe, Amarillo and Centennial hops. There's lactose there for mouth feel. Sounds like Christmas in Hawaii.

515 BREWING-
Not a new beer but returning. Hoptititis is back on tap at the 515 taproom in Clive. This double IPA is a solid 9% ABV and 85 IBUs. The hop bill is Citra, Mosiac and Simcoe. Perfect timing for Holiday growlers.

WORTH BREWING-
A new beer from Worth hits their tap lines this week. Grasslands IPA is described as citrus here, citrus there, citrus everywhere. There's dry-hopping too. Sounds interesting.

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