Beer Dinner 2015

On Wednesday, November 11th, we will host our November beer dinner at Exile.  This beer dinner will be hosted by our Executive Chef, Craig Vorba, and our Founder, RJ Tursi.  Seating is extremely limited and will be reserved in person on a first come first serve basis at the brewery.  Price is $55 per person and includes tax/

The Chill Clinton(s)

One month ago we released a beer named Chill Clinton Double Hemp Amber Ale, which was brewed with over 700 pounds of hemp seeds.  We were thrilled with how beer tasted and the artwork could not have turned out any better: cats, presidents blowing smoke out of a saxophone, an American flag… what more could you want?!?!?
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When we discussed what could result from the name of the beer, a “cease and desist letter” was at the top of the list.  Hillary Clinton coming by to pick up a 4pack was at the bottom.
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The Raspberry Bohemian – 3rd Anniversary

The Raspberry Bohemian release is set for Friday, September 25th, at the brewery!! This is the first official release of our Bohemian Fruit Revue, a series of off-beat sours with enlightened fruit. The Raspberry Bohemian release will coincide with our 3-year anniversary, and to celebrate the occasion, we will offer our Anniversary package, consisting of:

• One 4-pack of The Raspberry Bohemian
• One limited edition Anniversary tulip glass
• One free beer during pickup

Pickup will be Friday, Sep. 25th, between 3:30 and 5:30 pm, you must arrive during this time period. Cost of the Anniversary package is $20 and is available for pre-purchase at the brewery starting today. There are limited amounts of this Anniversary package available. Pre-purchase is available on a first come, first serve basis. The next release in The Bohemian Fruit Revue will be The Cherry Bohemian, scheduled for December 2015.



Brewery Tours

Have you ever wanted to see the guts and inner workings of a brewery? Every Saturday at 3:15 and 4:00pm, brewery tours are available by reservation. Guests will receive one Exile tulip glass and four tickets for beer. Each ticket will be good for one six ounce pour of any of our crafted lagers and ales. Tour includes visits to our brew house, fermentation room, lager room, and packaging facility. Tours are $5 per person with a capacity 20 people per tour. Call 515-883-2337 to reserve your spot!   Online registration coming soon.


Beatnik Sour 6-packs

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NOW AVAILABLE, Beatnik Sour 6packs!!  Our newest flagship 6-pack can currently be found at the following locations:

  • Hy Vee Fleur
  • Fareway Norwalk
  • Gateway Market
  • Hy Vee 86th
  • Hy Vee Ankeny – North Ankeny Blvd
  • Hy Vee Ankeny – Prairie Trail
  • Fareway Ankeny
  • Hy Vee Wine and Spirits Knoxville
  • Hy Vee Ames – 640 Lincoln Way

Beatnik Sour 6-packs will continue to be sent out throughout the week in central Iowa.  We will update this post as more stores receive their Beatnik. Eastern Iowa Beatnik bottles begin Tuesday, April 28th!!

Label art by Iowa native Ramona Muse-Lambert.

Sour release! (Draft only)


Art by Iowa native Ramona Muse

Beatnik Sour   |  Berliner Weisse-inspired Sour Ale

Tart and acidic, Beatnik Sour is everything your conventional beer isn’t. We kettle soured the wort over 36 hours with lactobacillus and 80 pounds of local sour cherries, sourced through a beer-loving, hip cat named John George. Unfiltered and extra pale with a pure white crown, the refreshing lactic tartness puckers your palate. While Berliner Weisse is often as effervescent as champagne, Beatnik Sour has an intentionally lower carbonation level to let the true flavor and aroma be heard.

New on tap

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Art by Iowa native Ramona Muse
Giving Tree REDUX IPA
Redux –adjective – brought back; revived.  
To celebrate the final stretch of summer, we remastered a recent favorite: Giving Tree IPA.  We followed the same Simcoe hop additions as our beloved Giving Tree – late kettle, whirlpool, and dry hop – but this time increased the dosage, and added Centennial and Amarillo for an extra kick.  The culmination is a floral IPA full of juicy grapefruit bitterness.  Brewers Warning: This IPA is unfiltered. Your pint may contain hop flakes, if you’re lucky.
6.9% ABV  80+ IBUs