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Discussion in 'Midwest' started by BottleCaps80, Sep 17, 2013.
Founder's just replied to my tweet and said that Harvest Ale will be in Iowa next week.
More great news!!
Word is that Celebration is set to be released soon as well!
Sierra Nevada Celebration has hit Des Moines today! Currently on shelves.
Picked up a sixer last night...it's drinking amazingly this year!
Any word on backwoods?
Celebration has made it to Ames...so has Deschutes Jubelale.
Think that's a November release. And being a Founder's beer....who knows when we'll see it in Central Iowa. Iowa Beverage seems to sit on their Founder's product for a while after they receive it for some reason. I'm sure they already have Harvest Ale, but still haven't delivered it to accounts yet. Frustrating!
Really? I remember I got Devil Dancer before people in Michigan even got it. Still hoping for Harvest Ale soon!
Also...sounds like the allotment of Bourbon County this year to the DSM area will be significantly smaller than last year.
Hop Trip or Chasin Freshies hit central IA yet? I was told this week but no word from our rep.
60% less than last year. No word on if that includes variant allotments as well, but I would assume so.
Staying in the Davenport area on business. I've been soaking up the local beers (Bent River, Great River, Against the Grain, RIBCo, etc) but was really hoping to snag a bottle of Sosus and/or PsuedoSue. Any chance I'll get lucky in this town? Can anyone point me to a place that may have them? Or is my only option to drive to Iowa City and drink it on tap?
Iowa City on tap would be your only option right now, as bottles are long gone. Unless there is a local Davenport establishment that has it on tap too? Short's Burgers in Iowa City should have about 7-8 TG beers on tap though.
Bummer. I knew it was a long shot.
Kinda seems like the QC area has lots of breweries/brewpubs but no good bottle shops.
You won't find Toppling Goliath in the quad cites. I usually go to Shorts in Iowa City and get it on tap. I also go to The Sanctuary Pub in Iowa City and get growlers of Toppling Goliath to take home. The only bottle shops in the quad cities are Hy-Vee Wine and Spirits. Make sure to check out the stores in Iowa and Illinois because the selection varies from store to store.
Is this for the whole state? I kind of have a hard time believing this. Reasoning?
It's for Doll Distribution's footprint anyway. The reason is because even though there is much more production of BCBS this year, Goose Island is going to move it to ALL states they distribute to. There are a lot of markets that haven't gotten BCBS in the past... primarily California and other large west coast markets. Less goes to Iowa this year because of that.
I think its because all of their markets are getting it this year. That or I know some places in Iowa had it sitting on shelves for MONTHS. I won't complain if we get 4 packs of coffee and BW.
That's exactly what I figured..there was more made but they also added new markets. Yes, there were a few places where it sat...but ANYTHING that's released sits at those places...I feel like the Iowa market has grown over the last year or two and I thought we were representing craft beer pretty well...maybe not?
Not sure Zeelander is a loser. If you've had the OJ IPA or New Zealand Cousin from 515 Brewery it's very similar anf an outstanding beer in my my opinion. Not sure why you didn't mention pseudosue. Lol
Heard, though, that some new brews are going to be released in the same line as Juliet, Matilda, etc.
The Fleur Hy Vee just tweeted that the next two days could be very exciting for Des Moines beer fans. Anyone know what this is about? Harvest Ale??
All I will say is that some of it is Founders related. No further comment until the news comes out from the source.
They just tweeted that Harvest Ale is here and is "highly allocated." More Founders news to come though I'm pretty sure!
OK...they just tweeted the rest of the awesome Founders news....Backwoods Bastard hits shelves today too!!! This was a very nice surprise, as it's usually a Nov. release. Week early!
The new Samuel Adams Tetravis Barrel Aged Quad hits shelves in Central Iowa today as well. Limited release.
Update on this....
....as I suspected, HyVee Fleur has now said they can't sell this until Nov. 1st, as that is the official release date. It's apparently in stock though!
Deschutes Inversion IPA will be arriving in Iowa on Nov. 18th. Chasin' Freshines and Hop Trip will be next week!
Did you see what El Bait Shop is tapping tomorrow? Wow!
Abu Nawas now distributing to Des Moines??? I believe they are (were?) the only HF distributer in IA.
Man, if they got that from Vermont...I wonder what else they have in store...
I saw that earlier. If I lived in Des Moines and didn't have commitments this weekend I know where I would be. I know some Hill Farmstead has showed up here and there in Iowa but I feel like this should be big news. Sounds like they are doing a few things from New England area this weekend.
Arctic Saison? That was not the brew I expected at the Northside Oktoberfest from HF, but that's what they had. Very good, but I was dreaming of trying a solo HF brew.
Yeah, would hope not Arctic Saison although that beer is good.
The picture had #walden. Which is apparently a Blonde Ale.
Abu Nawas has been distributing to Des Moines for about a year now. Frederique went to Hill Farmstead a few months ago, if I remember his tweets correctly. I'm wondering if he picked this up then?
On the beer itself, it is indeed Walden, which is a Belgian pale. Shaun Hill saw the tweet from El Bait and asked something along the lines of "why are you tapping a 2.5 month old keg of a 4.4% pale that was meant to be consumed as fresh as possible?" I'd be a little pissed if I were him and that was the first time someone got a taste of his beer and thought it sucked because it wasn't served as it was supposed to be and was past prime.
Hype alone will have at least half the people fawning over it, but I agree, beer that is supposed to be enjoyed fresh should in fact be enjoyed fresh.
Exactly! I mean...I get that El Bait is stoked to be able to tap ANY beer from Hill Farmstead, as they are the only place in Iowa to have a keg of their beer. BUT...serving a beer that is way past it's prime and may reflect poorly on the brewery is a bummer and something I'd be hesitant to do if it were my bar. They'll make a shitload of money for sure though. HYPE!