Confirmed: Backpocket Brewing Coming to Coralville

posted on June 30, 2011 at 10:28 am by Ken Valley in Craft Beer

Some of the Backpocket Offerings

Some of the Backpocket Offerings

As we stated back in February, Old Man River Brewing (or as they are officially known, Backpocket Brewing) will be coming to the Coralville Landing area, just south of interstate 80, exit 242 in Coralville.  The company announced the news yesterday, with a planned opening next summer.

We look forward to welcoming the new brewery!

New Belgium La Folie

posted on June 14, 2011 at 9:25 am by Ken Valley in Beer Reviews,Craft Beer

New Belgium La Folie

New Belgium La Folie

Another beer that is new to Iowa this year is New Belgium Brewing La Folie.  I had a chance to have some of this the other day.

All I can say is “Wow”.  It started off with an extreme sour punch, then the finish left a nice sweetness.  My recommendation is to make sure you have more than just one drink, and it definitely becomes less intense.  It is a great beer that is very complex.

Have you tried La Folie?  Can you put the complex taste into words?  Tell me what you think!