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* BATCH 1940 (HAZY DOUBLE IPA) - CONFLUENCE - 9.3% ABV

New Zealand Riwaka and American Medusa hops in this smooth and full Double IPA. The Riwaka pack loads of grapefruit and lemon aromas and flavors and Medusa are prized for strong melon and berry notes - DES MOINES - IA

BIG RIVER (IPA) - IOWA BREWING - 6.3% ABV | $11.75

Herbaceous/floral/melon-like aromas with subdued tropical and citrus flavors. Softly bitter yet hop-forward with an extremely clean/dry finish - CEDAR RAPIDS, IA

BOCK (BOW-CHICKA-WOW-WOW) - MILLSTREAM BREWING | $12.00

6% ABV | Caramel/chocolate Bock, richly sweet aromas and flavors give way to a dry and biscuity body with a hint of roast and an unexpectedly clean finish - AMANA, IA

* HOPPY ACCIDENTS (HAZY DOUBLE IPA) - GEZELLIG - 8% ABV

Smooth Imperial IPA with citrus and stone fruit notes and soft balancing bitterness - NEWTON, IA

* LADY SHOCK-O-LOT (BARREL-AGED STOUT) - TWISTED VINE - $13

9.1% abv | Imperial Milk Stout imbued wth the powers of cacao nibs and espresso beans, then laid to rest in bourbon barrels until ready to deliver a smooth and rich complex brew with a lot of punch but a soft finish - Des Moines, IA

Light(ish)

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LIGHT LAGER (SHERMAN HILL) – BIG GROVE BREWING – 4.2% ABV | $9.25

Crushable beer, no frills. Clean, refreshing, and easy with very low bitterness, this is just like beer, only it’s light. If only there was a term for that… - IOWA CITY, IA

PILSNER - GERMAN (99 PILS) – PEACE TREE – 5% ABV | $11

Softly sweet malt flavors like honey and water cracker are the focus of the beer with clean and cutting grassy/floral hops balancing out the delicate sweetness of the beer. Not necessarily for a “Light” beer drinker, this has significantly stronger hop bitterness, though it’s miles away from a Pale Ale or IPA - KNOXVILLE, IA

GOLDEN LAGER (RUTHIE) – EXILE BREWING – 4.9% ABV | $10

One of Iowa’s best-known beers, Ruthie is similar to a Light Lager in that there’s very little bitterness and it finishes clean and easy. Ruthie has a bit more substance, however, with soft malt flavors and a hint of sweetness and a dash of floral hops - DES MOINES, IA

FRUITED BEER (RASPBERRY SHANDY) – WEST O BREWING – 4% ABV | $10.5

Brewed with a clean wheat beer base and mixed with raspberry and lemon, the primary flavor here is fresh tart raspberry with lemon undercurrents. Medium-sweet and slightly tart, that brewery in Wisconsin has nothing on West O Shandy - OKOBOJI, IA

In the Middle

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BELGIAN GOLDEN (MURDERHORN) – BACKPOCKET – 10.2% ABV | $10.5

Light clove and vanilla notes on a river of sweet honey-like maltiness with a touch of hop bitterness on the back-end for balance. This is a monster of a beer at 10.2% but it drinks decidedly easier than that number suggests. A PREMIER food-pairing beer, this deftly adds roundness and fullness to lighter dishes, soothes spicy dishes, and has the heft to stand up to heavier meals - CORALVILLE, IA

WITBIER (JOHN’S WHITE) – MILLSTREAM – 5.2% ABV | $ 9.75

Snappy and crisp Belgian-style wheat beer brewed with coriander and Cara Cara orange peel. Spicy and citrus-forward, this is the beer that Blue Moon lies about being - AMANA, IA

AMBER (TWIN SISTER) – TWIN SPAN – 5.7% ABV | $10.25

Technically it’s a Czech Amber Lager, which is a very uncommon style. This is drier and more malt-focused than a typical American Amber Ale. Toasty breadcrust-like malts with wheat bread-like sweetness, this finishes relatively dry and clean and invites another sip immediately - BETTENDORF, IA

Dark(ish)

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BOCK (BOW-CHICKA-WOW-WOW) - MILLSTREAM BREWING | $12.00

6% ABV | Caramel/chocolate Bock, richly sweet aromas and flavors give way to a dry and biscuity body with a hint of roast and an unexpectedly clean finish

STOUT (OREO SPEEDWAGON) – LAKE TIME – 5.6% ABV | $10.25

Richly roasty stout brewed with chocolate and vanilla. The sweetness matches the roast intensity and harmonizes beautifully - CLEAR LAKE, IA

BROWN ALE (COMPENSATION) – LION’S BRIDGE – 4.5% ABV | $9.75

Winner of two GABF Gold Medals (it’s a big deal to win a single Gold at the Great American Beer Festival, extremely rare to win twice), this Mild Ale has soft dark malt flavors of toasted wheat bread crusts, soft fruity hints, and just a touch of chocolate-like sweetness. Extremely light-bodied and crushable yet full of character - CEDAR RAPIDS, IA

Hoppy/Hazy

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HAZY IPA (TANK PUNCHER) – REUNION – 7% ABV | $11.75

Brewed with Ekuanot and Mosaic hops, this is a tropical and citrus fruit-bomb with low-level but discernable hints of berry. Soft and easy, medium-bodied and easy-drinking with low-level perceptible bitterness - IOWA CITY, IA

PALE ALE (PSEUDO SUE) – TOPPLING GOLIATH – 5.8% ABV | $11.75

This may be the beer that put Iowa on the Craft Beer map. Hazy and juicy without being overly sweet or pillowy, featuring an approachable level of alcohol and bitterness mostly for balance - DECORAH, IA

PALE ALE (RYE'D) - TWISTED VINE | $11.75

4.9% ABV | Pine-like and dank aromas with some citrus, rye additions give sweet/peppery flavors and the fruitiness is mostly citrus-like with lemon drop flavors lingering

WEST COAST IPA (YOGA POSER) – NO COAST – 6% ABV | $8.5

Using a mountain of West Coast hops like Citra and Centennial give this beer bright notes of orange, lemongrass, and passion fruit, this is a fruity/dank joyride - OSKALOOSA, IA

IPA - (Big River - Iowa Brewing) 11.75

6.3% ABV | Herbaceous/floral/melon-like aromas with subdued tropical and citrus flavors. Softly bitter yet hop-forward with an extremely clean/dry finish

IPA - Hazy (Easy Eddy) - Big Grove - $10.25

6% ABV | Smooth and easy brew with tropical hops and a faint dank note. Fruit-forward but not overly sweet, soft but not pillowy, this is a fruity IPA with a fairly dry finish

AMERICAN IPA (DES MOINES IPA) – CONFLUENCE – 6.9% ABV | $10.25

Citrus and pine notes play off of densely supportive caramel/toast malt for a full-bodied American IPA with enough bitterness to make most any hop-head happy but stopping short of being aggressive - DES MOINES, IA

IPA - Double (King Sue - Toppling Goliath) 14.00

7.8% ABV | Great nose, aggressive hop profile but not overwhelming, the hazy factors are all there, juicy but not lingering

Flavorful & Fun

FRUITED BEER (RASPBERRY SHANDY) – WEST O BREWING – 4% ABV | $10.5

Brewed with a clean wheat beer base and mixed with raspberry and lemon, the primary flavor here is fresh tart raspberry with lemon undercurrents. Medium-sweet and slightly tart, that brewery in Wisconsin has nothing on West O Shandy - OKOBOJI, IA

CIDER (FIRST CRUSH) - FISHBACK & STEPHENSON - 4.2% ABV

Watermelon/Apple cider, crisp and fruity and medium-sweet. Light-bodied and CRUSHable - FAIRFIELD, IA

CANS

IPA - Double (King Sue - Toppling Goliath) 14.00

7.8% ABV | Great nose, aggressive hop profile but not overwhelming, the hazy factors are all there, juicy but not lingering

Sour (Wizard - Confluence) 11.00

Rotating, ABV Varies | Strawberry/rhubarb Gose-style sour, tart-plus with sweet strawberry flavors and a touch of tart/earthy rhubarb

Cider - Fruited (Blueberry - Wilson’s) 12.50

4.5% ABV | Semi-sweet with flavors of dried blueberries

NA Ruthie - Exile - 10.50

.5% ABV | The Golden lager that Iowa loves with all of the flavor you expect but none of the alcohol that tomorrow-you regrets

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