Iowa Rumors?

Discussion in 'US - Midwest' started by mdwalsh, Oct 30, 2012.

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  1. mdwalsh

    mdwalsh Initiate (0) Feb 1, 2009 Iowa

    Headed to DSM tonight and tomorrow afternoon, probably will be at KegStand tonight and then downtown tomorrow afternoon, what are the hotties to look out for? Any Mango Magnifico left on tap or in bottles?

    What's special at the brew pubs that will fill other people's growlers right now?
     
  2. SaulTBauls

    SaulTBauls Initiate (0) Mar 22, 2013 Iowa


    Lots of Mango at Fleur Hy Vee. Stop down to el Bait Shop, they do growler fills, just not on TG beers. They've got some solid beers on tap and some great selections in bottles right now. Not sure if Confluence lets you fill others growlers up with their beer or not.
     
  3. mattafett

    mattafett Initiate (0) Mar 9, 2009 Iowa

    Why would anyone want Mango??? It is horrible. It was yanked from the lines at Red's it sold so poorly. Founder's needs to get their act together, because they are putting out some real crap.
     
  4. CLaBarre

    CLaBarre Initiate (0) Feb 22, 2013 Iowa

    Sometimes they may do a golden nugget growler.
     
  5. jzlyo

    jzlyo Poo-Bah (2,708) Mar 4, 2012 Iowa
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    Both Stone Enjoy By and Deschutes Fresh squeezed ran out at first but for the last couple weeks up to today have been restocked in Iowa City/eastern Iowa, unfortunately not for Stone Woot.
     
  6. ZROC

    ZROC Initiate (0) Jul 10, 2011 Iowa

    True story on the Crooked Staves.....cant wait as I haven't had any of their beers before. Lots of canned goodies should be showing up soon as well.
     
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  7. BrewUrbanist

    BrewUrbanist Initiate (0) May 11, 2012 Wisconsin

    Is Iowa getting Deschutes Jubelale? (pardon the question - live in DC, so not all that familiar w/ exactly what Deschutes is distributing). Visiting IC in a few weeks, trying to gameplan what I can expect to grab while I'm in town.

    Also is Confluence canning and/or distributing to Iowa City yet?

    Finally, on a related note - Backpocket Brewing is on shelves in DC. First Iowa beer I've seen available out this way. Awesome to see.
     
  8. jamal32

    jamal32 Initiate (0) Jul 31, 2008 Iowa

    Marty, go to el bait shop and try the West O Smoked Red. We will look you up when we come to visit our friends at Lake Time!
     
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  9. HawkeyeNation

    HawkeyeNation Initiate (0) Jun 18, 2013 Iowa

    Confluence is available in Iowa City, yes! I have seen the Des Moines Pale Ale, Barley and Me, and a couple others where the name escapes me. You can get them at Dirty John's and Johncy's in North Liberty. I don't believe they sell cans here yet (I haven't looked) but you can get these dark brown short bottles that have screw caps. I want to say they are quart sizes. Flavors are marked on those avery type printer labels, lol.

    Interesting you've seen Backpocket in DC. I heard from the owner they were shipping out that way, but didn't want to make it public because apparently a market in Iowa hasn't even received it yet and they didn't want to upset that.
     
  10. BrewUrbanist

    BrewUrbanist Initiate (0) May 11, 2012 Wisconsin

    Awesome, thanks. I was in Des Moines back in March, and was really impressed by Confluence (especially loved their taproom). Glad I'll be able to snag some.

    The DC market is a weird 'gray' zone, in that 3rd party distribution is not required. Breweries can self-distribute, and stores basically just need to file a simple form, and they can sell whatever they want, no matter how they get it. I've only seen Backpocket at one store so far - a Whole Foods. Sometimes stores will send employees on roadtrips to just pick up out-of-market stuff. There's one liquor store near my apartment that regularly sells cans of Surly Furious and Coffee Bender (for $7/each, though).
     
  11. mdwalsh

    mdwalsh Initiate (0) Feb 1, 2009 Iowa

    Had the smoked O, it was good. When you're up to Lake Time you'll have to do all 5 breweries. MC, Worth, Rustic Brew (Hampton), Maple City (Osage) AND Laketime
     
  12. schoon

    schoon Aspirant (263) Dec 12, 2010 Iowa

    Posting just to know what is going on in my local area.
     
  13. pkassel

    pkassel Initiate (0) Jul 12, 2013 Iowa

    Coralville Hyvee and Johncys got Narwhal today
     
  14. pkassel

    pkassel Initiate (0) Jul 12, 2013 Iowa

    Dont know if this is common or not, but the Coralville HyVee also had some SN Bigfoot
     
  15. HawkeyeNation

    HawkeyeNation Initiate (0) Jun 18, 2013 Iowa

    I picked up a 4 pack from Johncy's! Cedar Rapids will probably get theirs tomorrow.

    Oakland Road Hyvee also had just gotten more Star of the North and Justin BlåbÆr on Friday when I was there. I would suspect they still have some.
     
  16. ToddSoonerFan

    ToddSoonerFan Disciple (316) Aug 23, 2013 Iowa

    Does anyone know what beers TG has available at the Hyvees in the DSM area before I hit the 3 of them. I was told p-hill, fleur and 35th WDM??
     
  17. CLaBarre

    CLaBarre Initiate (0) Feb 22, 2013 Iowa

    No TG available. Haven't bottled for a while and when they hit Des Moines they are gone in 2-3 hrs
     
  18. ToddSoonerFan

    ToddSoonerFan Disciple (316) Aug 23, 2013 Iowa

    Thanx for the info. You saved me from bad traffic!
     
  19. CLaBarre

    CLaBarre Initiate (0) Feb 22, 2013 Iowa

    Go to el bait shop and drink some on tap
     
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  20. jjohnston884

    jjohnston884 Initiate (0) Feb 22, 2007 Iowa

    prairie bomb has landed in cedar rapids
     
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  21. HawkeyeNation

    HawkeyeNation Initiate (0) Jun 18, 2013 Iowa

    Nice! Which store(s) in particular?

    Edit: Holy crap, $6.99 for a 12 oz? Is this really worth it? I see it has a 99 rating here, but seems steep.
     
  22. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Initiate (0) Jan 12, 2013 Iowa

    That's not out of line at all for a limited, big Barrel-Aged beer like Prairie Bomb is. Kentucky Brunch and Mornin Delight were both $10/12oz bottle. Avery routinely charges $10 or more for their limited release 12oz beers. This is pretty reasonable.
     
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  23. HawkeyeNation

    HawkeyeNation Initiate (0) Jun 18, 2013 Iowa

    I ended up getting one. I'm sure I will like it and thinking maybe I should pick up a 2nd. KBBS was $13 but I was lucky enough to try that at a bottle share and I would gladly pay $13 for it. Hope they can get MD bottled regularly soon!

    Oh, they also had gotten Merica and Funk Galaxy.
     
  24. pkassel

    pkassel Initiate (0) Jul 12, 2013 Iowa

    John's Grocery also got some Prairie in including Bomb, but it's selling fast
     
  25. HawkeyeNation

    HawkeyeNation Initiate (0) Jun 18, 2013 Iowa

    How much does Merica go for? I'd be interested in trying that too.
     
  26. Roudy1

    Roudy1 Initiate (0) Sep 29, 2012 Iowa

    Is Bomb! barrel aged? I picked up a bottle tonight in Cedar Rapids. I think I'm going to save it for a special occasion or throw it in the "cellar" for a while.
     
  27. Rob-P

    Rob-P Initiate (32) Feb 29, 2012 Iowa


    I didn't see anything about a barrel on the bottle. It is 14% though. Can't wait to try it!
     
  28. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Initiate (0) Jan 12, 2013 Iowa

    Yeah...that was my mistake. I thought Bomb was BA'd, but it appears that is incorrect. I had it mistaken with Pirate Noir, which is for sure (rum barrels).
     
  29. huskermike12

    huskermike12 Initiate (0) Nov 14, 2011 Vermont
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    $9.99 at John's in IC.
     
  30. dckepley

    dckepley Initiate (168) Aug 13, 2006 Iowa

    Prairie and Upright made it to Ames.
    $6.99 for Bomb
    $8.99 for Merica and Galaxy
    $11.99 for Upright Four, Six, and Seven
     
  31. Bond111

    Bond111 Initiate (184) Feb 14, 2011 Minnesota
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    Anyone in Iowa willing to set me up with some of that new Prairie Ales-Bomb, Merica, and Galaxy?
     
  32. HawkeyeNation

    HawkeyeNation Initiate (0) Jun 18, 2013 Iowa

    I have access to Merica and galaxy. I think bomb went pretty fast. What you have for trade?
     
  33. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,714) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Locking this one down. Thread has run its course, not specific enough, no longer on topic, trade requests outside of ISO:FT, etc, etc, etc.
     
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