Central Iowa beer news and releases (2018)

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  1. threedjmay

    threedjmay (0) Apr 27, 2014 Iowa

    I think that this was for the deconstructed Bomb. All 4 of the stouts that make up the Bomb. I had it last year while out of state. The Coffee one was very good. I think a few other locations are getting kegs of all 4 too.

    If it's something else I'll be there. The Bourbon Paradise is phenomenal.
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  2. dragonaut

    dragonaut (0) May 29, 2005 Iowa

    Central Waters Bourbon Barrel Stout went around metro today along with more King Sue. 500+ CS for the state so a good amount of King, BBS was 2 CS at Prairie Trail. Also scooped up the Summit RIS.

    Accounts getting full pallets of Decorah Sue will get them Monday, includes PT, Mills, Urbandale. There were some others but can’t recall which, those taking less will see later in the week. The Prairie BA beers will also deliver next week.
  3. northofdsm

    northofdsm (0) Aug 27, 2014 Iowa

    I assume this Sue is the stuff that was canned 4 weeks ago? Sure hope that is not the standard going forward.
  4. HawkeyeNation

    HawkeyeNation (0) Jun 18, 2013 Iowa

    While 4 weeks is not ideal, if there's one thing I've learned about TG pale ales and IPAs, they hold up for quite a while.
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  5. Clarkee

    Clarkee (0) Aug 18, 2014 Iowa

    I'm under the impression that Iowa won't be getting Bourbon Paradise, since it's above the legal ABV limit. Anyone know if there's truth to that?
  6. ToddSoonerFan

    ToddSoonerFan (0) Aug 23, 2013 Iowa

    Wife got me a crowler of Barn Town's Pulp Non Fiction. Definitely in my top 5 beers of 2017. Next up today, BT's Field of Dreams, and the latest bomber of TG King Sue!
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  7. Scott17Taylor

    Scott17Taylor (0) Oct 28, 2013 Iowa
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    The last batch of pulp was great, but I think hop skewer might be a little better.
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  8. Averwo

    Averwo (0) Jul 4, 2013 Iowa

    King Sue is kinda thin and not that great this time? Am I the only one thinking that? When I had it this spring it was thick and luscious. Kind of a let down.
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  9. bocky24

    bocky24 (0) Apr 10, 2013 Iowa

    It was a touch thin but I thought aroma and taste were pretty on point.
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  10. Ristaccia

    Ristaccia (0) Nov 21, 2012 Nebraska

    Anyone know where to find Willetized in DSM today?

    ECOBOOSTINST (0) Jul 7, 2016 Iowa

    Pretty sure its sold out most everywhere....kinda got bought out last Monday when it hit the Metro
  12. drbumwine

    drbumwine (0) Apr 22, 2016 Iowa

    It was good. But that spring batch was amazing to me. Remember buying a bunch of bottles as I couldn't get enough of it.
  13. NickTheGreat

    NickTheGreat (664) Oct 28, 2010 Iowa

    I thought it was one of the better King's I've had in a while. The last few I tried were kinda ho-hum.

    Does Decorah Sue look different than FL Sue? I walked by a bunch of Sue at Urbandale on Saturday, assuming it was the FL junk. :slight_frown:
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  14. kanderna

    kanderna (0) Sep 8, 2009 Iowa

    Decorah Sue is in boxes (like Surly's packaged 4pks). And there's a bunch going around the metro this morning.
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  15. SaulTBauls

    SaulTBauls (0) Mar 22, 2013 Iowa

    Looks like they're also taking the Stone approach. Can dating on the cans...then putting said cans inside of a box without a date on it. I like that Surly has a space on their boxes with the canned date.

    EDIT: I didn't study the box, so I could definitely be wrong, but I did not see any sort of date while I was in the checkout line.
  16. skunkmark23

    skunkmark23 (0) Nov 29, 2015 Iowa

    No date on the box, and no dates on the cans once I opened the box.
  17. Haus51

    Haus51 (0) Jun 23, 2017 Iowa

    How much are the Decorah Sue 4 packs?
  18. skunkmark23

    skunkmark23 (0) Nov 29, 2015 Iowa

    $9.99 at the Prairie Trail Hy Vee.
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  19. DCintheMSP

    DCintheMSP (0) Jan 8, 2014 Minnesota

    The odd pricing continues, these same 4 packs were $12 at the brewery this past weekend.
  20. Haus51

    Haus51 (0) Jun 23, 2017 Iowa

    Anyone had the new cans yet? Thoughts??
  21. BeerGuy8315

    BeerGuy8315 (0) Apr 29, 2016 Iowa

    They have always cost s buck or two more at the brewery when I've been there the past few years.
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  22. Dolomitey

    Dolomitey (0) Apr 9, 2015 Iowa

    Correct. Sue has been $12 a 4-pack at the taproom since the first truck from Florida. So people are actually complaining about having much better beer available for the same price without knowing it.
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  23. spark66

    spark66 (0) Jan 30, 2017 New York

    $7.99 at Urbandale
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  24. SaulTBauls

    SaulTBauls (0) Mar 22, 2013 Iowa


    That's one way to combat people not buying a 4pack because of a 4 month old can/box date.
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  25. DCintheMSP

    DCintheMSP (0) Jan 8, 2014 Minnesota

    Mostly just thought it was odd that they do that pricing on the four packs at the brewey, but the bombers tend to be cheaper there compared to distro, at least in my experience.
  26. DCintheMSP

    DCintheMSP (0) Jan 8, 2014 Minnesota

    I would buy multiple 4 packs at $7.99, I thought this batch was great.
  27. Hookstrat

    Hookstrat (464) Jan 15, 2006 Iowa

    Mike just said on Twitter they don’t have printer working yet. Said batches going out now were canned last week.
  28. Eptar

    Eptar (0) Nov 17, 2017 Iowa

    It's 13%, right? Iowa allows for a maximum of 15%.
  29. SaulTBauls

    SaulTBauls (0) Mar 22, 2013 Iowa

    Good deal. I thought I had read they were going to have a printer...hopefully folks were able to pick up on sarcasm of selling old Florida product.
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  30. Dolomitey

    Dolomitey (0) Apr 9, 2015 Iowa

    Correct. Their bombers are always cheaper at the taproom. They aren't concerned with underselling their local market for those. New Glarus does something similar, but I think they overprice all their distro beer at the depot, not just the heavily distroed stuff like TG.
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  31. Clarkee

    Clarkee (0) Aug 18, 2014 Iowa

    BA and Untappd both list Bourbon Paradise at 15.9%. Maybe they'll do what Avery does and drop the ABV to exactly 15% (e.g. Rumpkin)
  32. Haus51

    Haus51 (0) Jun 23, 2017 Iowa

    Picked a 4 pack up in Waukee for $9.99. Overall, it’s wayyyyy better than the stuff from FL.. I still think there is a little difference; however, it’s a lot more jucier and hazy than the FL stuff!! Good price point, I will be a regular.
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    ECOBOOSTINST (0) Jul 7, 2016 Iowa

    Mine had quite a bit of floaties...wasnt the most appetizing....
  34. Ristaccia

    Ristaccia (0) Nov 21, 2012 Nebraska

    Belated thanks... ended up grabbing the last two six-packs at Whole Foods in West DSM. As you suggested, every HyVee in the metro was out.
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  35. SaulTBauls

    SaulTBauls (0) Mar 22, 2013 Iowa

    It's yeast/hop matter. It's normal in beer.
  36. bocky24

    bocky24 (0) Apr 10, 2013 Iowa

    Any Decorah Sue spotted around QC?
  37. errantnight

    errantnight (0) Jul 7, 2005 District of Columbia

    "normal" might be overstating it a bit
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  38. nut

    nut (0) Jan 29, 2014 Illinois

    Devils Glenn for sure. So i would assume all Iowa side Hyvee's.
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  39. DriftlessFarmer

    DriftlessFarmer (0) Dec 15, 2016 Iowa

    Drank some side by side with Barrel Theory's Citra this weekend, and you could really see the difference between a uniformly cloudy beer (BT Citra) and the Decorah Sue, with yeast/hop matter suspended in it. Like you said, it's normal

    FWIW, I thought the Sue cans weren't dramatically better than Florida Sue. I like Florida Sue a lot more than most though. It's worth the price (especially if you're getting it for $7.99), but it doesn't seem like what you get on tap in Decorah to me.
  40. SaulTBauls

    SaulTBauls (0) Mar 22, 2013 Iowa

    The first can I had, I really enjoyed and thought there was a major difference. I had one last night and it tasted like they slipped a Florida can in. Was not pleasant. I'm sure it'll take a few batches for Mike to hone in on how he likes Sue.
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