Central Iowa Beer News & Releases 2020

Discussion in 'Midwest' started by NickTheGreat, Jan 2, 2020.

  1. NickTheGreat

    NickTheGreat Crusader (769) Oct 28, 2010 Iowa
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    Looks like I get to start this year's thread!

    Happy New Beer everyone!!! :sunglasses:
     
  2. ToddSoonerFan

    ToddSoonerFan Disciple (317) Aug 23, 2013 Iowa

    Thanx for kicking this New Year off. Looks like Toppling Goliath will have some interesting options per their twitter feed. I had a New Belgium Starship ipa last night which was solid. Last weekend the family and i saw The rise of skywalker at Flix, and had their Hopocalypse Now Dipa offering. Again, pretty good. Cheers!
     
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  3. dragonaut

    dragonaut Aspirant (297) May 29, 2005 Iowa

    Have seen Founder's Imperial Stout around, any KBS Espresso sightings?
     
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  4. Disc_n_Beer

    Disc_n_Beer Initiate (80) Mar 20, 2015 Iowa

    Does anyone know if Big Grove, Hazier Things series of cans are making it to the metro?
     
  5. ECOBOOSTINST

    ECOBOOSTINST Aspirant (272) Jul 7, 2016 Iowa
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    Almost all of their recent stuff has.....also, Barn Town Blueberry Pancakes(Pastry Stout), Bike Rack Rumble(DDH NEIPA), and 12 on Twelve(Pastry Stout)(Collab with Phase 3) will be releasing next Saturday(Jan. 18th)
     
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  6. dragonaut

    dragonaut Aspirant (297) May 29, 2005 Iowa

    I hope Barn Town cans some of these beers that aren't hazy IPAs eventually. Trying for a haze-free January :stuck_out_tongue: Really enjoying Central Waters Rye Chocolate barrel-aged porter after the snowy trek home.
     
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  7. ToddSoonerFan

    ToddSoonerFan Disciple (317) Aug 23, 2013 Iowa

    Enjoyed som 515 Greenbelt ipa last night. Outstanding beer.
     
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  8. dragonaut

    dragonaut Aspirant (297) May 29, 2005 Iowa

    Big Grove Hazier Things dropped today. $15/4pk tallboys, two different hazies for those inclined.

    Founder's KBS Espresso will not be in the DSM metro, as Iowa Beverage did not order it in time. I guess I'm ISO? I am trying to avoid supporting them after last year's debacle, but I love coffee bombs.
     
  9. kanderna

    kanderna Initiate (130) Sep 8, 2009 Iowa

    Well that seems awfully irresponsible. :grin:
     
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  10. Kegger37

    Kegger37 Initiate (162) Mar 30, 2014 Iowa

    I’ve seen Confluence 1188 at a few Hyvee stores around the metro.
     
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  11. dragonaut

    dragonaut Aspirant (297) May 29, 2005 Iowa

    Hopslam tomorrow. Please let me know if it's hazy. Important to keep my new year's intention alive :stuck_out_tongue:
     
  12. NickTheGreat

    NickTheGreat Crusader (769) Oct 28, 2010 Iowa
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    Nothing like rushing to find beer when it's snowy and crappy outside!
     
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  13. Disc_n_Beer

    Disc_n_Beer Initiate (80) Mar 20, 2015 Iowa

    I saw it stacked up already at the 86th Hy-Vee in urbandale. Opted for the Lions bridge majestic beast tho, so I can't report on haziness or lack thereof.
     
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  14. ToddSoonerFan

    ToddSoonerFan Disciple (317) Aug 23, 2013 Iowa

    Hyvee Johnston has about 3 1/2 cases left. Its on the floor. Warm. Won't take long to chill in this weather.
     
  15. dragonaut

    dragonaut Aspirant (297) May 29, 2005 Iowa

    Canned on 1/10. Peaked in the brite tank. Wish we got more double two hearted instead
     
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  16. ToddSoonerFan

    ToddSoonerFan Disciple (317) Aug 23, 2013 Iowa

    I thought was a very good beer. I would buy it again
     
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  17. Kegger37

    Kegger37 Initiate (162) Mar 30, 2014 Iowa

    I was super impressed! I’ve enjoyed all their special release IPA’s recently.

    on another note, think we’ll see an FW Parabola?
     
  18. dragonaut

    dragonaut Aspirant (297) May 29, 2005 Iowa

    We haven't missed a FW release so far, so I expect so. If you need a barrel fix for the cold snap, I've been enjoying crowler fills from the downtown Hy-Vee lately. Firestone Walker Sucaba and Helluva Brûlée are both on still, and Peace Tree's Buffalo Trace Coffee Stout has been downright ideal for me after hitting the pavement/snow removal work. Aecht smoked Oktoberfest has also been hitting the spot for me, and it's the only the store I've found it.
     
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  19. threedjmay

    threedjmay Initiate (52) Apr 27, 2014 Iowa
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    Any Hopslam 5L sightings?
     
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  20. Disc_n_Beer

    Disc_n_Beer Initiate (80) Mar 20, 2015 Iowa

    They had a couple of them at North Ankeny Blvd Hy-Vee Friday.
     
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  21. Whyteboar

    Whyteboar Devotee (438) Jun 7, 2008 Michigan
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    Have them here in W Michigan.

    Craig
     
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  22. NickTheGreat

    NickTheGreat Crusader (769) Oct 28, 2010 Iowa
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    Just had a can last night. I thought it was very good. I really like these numbered IIPA's from them. Kinda wish I could have them all the time!
     
  23. ToddSoonerFan

    ToddSoonerFan Disciple (317) Aug 23, 2013 Iowa

    I had 1 can left in the garage. Dont know what i was thinking. A slushfest last night. Mixed it with some Pompeii.
     
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  24. dragonaut

    dragonaut Aspirant (297) May 29, 2005 Iowa

    I definitely used colder temps outside on my deck to rapidly refrigerate Hopslam last Friday, but this is a big risk with costlier brew. Once it's dead, it's dead—no nose, and a lot of things we cherish most in this sort of beer, be it pillowy mouthfeel, aromatics, etc. all gone. Costly enough I feel weird pouring down the drain so I try to not risk it and set timers or just refrigerate and wait, but also try to buy cold or freshly delivered every time to avoid risk.
     
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  25. NickTheGreat

    NickTheGreat Crusader (769) Oct 28, 2010 Iowa
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    We learned that in college. It's not worth putting the beer in the freezer, even if you really intend to check on it very soon.
     
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  26. threedjmay

    threedjmay Initiate (52) Apr 27, 2014 Iowa
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    Anyone see some Captain Lawrence (New York) drop some beers? A really good NEIPA.. first time in DSM. Canned 1-9-20.. so fresh. I've been to the brewery and amazed they have some fresh cans here!
     
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  27. threedjmay

    threedjmay Initiate (52) Apr 27, 2014 Iowa
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    Looks like it might be a fluke? It was at Price Chopper.. Powder Dreams was the NEIPA and Liquid Gold.. haven't seen it anywhere else.
     
  28. ECOBOOSTINST

    ECOBOOSTINST Aspirant (272) Jul 7, 2016 Iowa
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    Saw at Mills Civic Hyvee
     
  29. threedjmay

    threedjmay Initiate (52) Apr 27, 2014 Iowa
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    Yea, looks like a drop of a couple of their beers.. highly recommend the Powder Dreams

    Some Evil Genius beers out of Pennsylvania are new too.

    Anyone see BA Ten Fidy 4 packs yet?
     
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  30. BuzzG

    BuzzG Initiate (97) Dec 6, 2013 Iowa

    Which Price Chopper?
     
  31. threedjmay

    threedjmay Initiate (52) Apr 27, 2014 Iowa
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    86th Street In Johnston. None left now. I did see it at Fleur HyVee too though.
     
  32. threedjmay

    threedjmay Initiate (52) Apr 27, 2014 Iowa
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    I sww KBS Expresso today at HyVee. No BA Ten Fidy yet.
     
  33. kanderna

    kanderna Initiate (130) Sep 8, 2009 Iowa

    Was just going to post that John's got the KBS Espresso, so looked like at least part of IA was going to see it. Which Hy-Vee was it spotted?
     
  34. threedjmay

    threedjmay Initiate (52) Apr 27, 2014 Iowa
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    West Lakes in WDM.
     
  35. dragonaut

    dragonaut Aspirant (297) May 29, 2005 Iowa

    so glad this actually hit! thanks for the tip, glad I was misinformed by my local and manager's IBS rep.
     
  36. kanderna

    kanderna Initiate (130) Sep 8, 2009 Iowa

    You may not have been. I had contacted the Founders rep for Iowa and he did say that there was a problem with ordering and he was holding out hope but couldn't promise we'd see it.
     
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  37. Scott17Taylor

    Scott17Taylor Poo-Bah (1,778) Oct 28, 2013 Iowa
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    Still plenty of Pirate bomb at Urbandale Hy-Vee. Drinking great right now.
     
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  38. dragonaut

    dragonaut Aspirant (297) May 29, 2005 Iowa

    Only rum barrel aged beer I really love. One of Prairie's better beers. Bourbon BA Paradise is my favorite, though.
     
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  39. ToddSoonerFan

    ToddSoonerFan Disciple (317) Aug 23, 2013 Iowa

    1 case of Founders Espresso KBS at johnston hyvee. As of 09:30 am
     
  40. siouxbrew

    siouxbrew Initiate (108) Nov 22, 2007 Iowa

    Whaat??? Sioux City got something before DSM? KBS Espresso had been sitting on shelves here for at least three weeks.
     
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