2020 Heavenly Beers

-Core Year Round Beers-

Sucha Much India Pale Ale

This vivid IPA wows with citrus and hops; a beautiful bitter defined by a sharp, fruity flavor and aroma, with five malts bringing in the balance.
Thanks to musician Paul Cebar for giving us permission use the cool name. (Pronounced Such-a Much)
Available in 16oz cans and draft

Kalona Classic Light Lager

For the uncompromising light lager lover, a classic style with KBC quality; full-flavored, light, clean, and craft.
Available in 16oz cans and draft

Small Batch & Seasonal Beers, Draft & Cans

Aloha Iowa Pineapple Belgian-Style Ale

Kalani in Hawaiian means “heavens & sky,” written in English as kalona! Steeped with real pineapple, our sunshine-invoking blonde ale rides the waves with a smooth and malty backbone, transporting the magic of the islands to the Midwest.
Photo: Proud Hawaiian native, and long-time Kalona, Iowa resident, Pua H.
6.3% ABV
Available in draft; 12 oz cans coming soon

Block Party New England-Style Hazy IPA

In the “Quilt Capital of Iowa,” we know how to party. Notes of juicy, sparkling citrus are sewn through this light-straw-colored IPA, crafted perfectly with a wheat-embroidered grain bill for a natural haze.
5.8 % ABV
Available in draft; 12 oz cans coming soon

Coconut Abbey Belgian-Style Ale

Steeped with real coconut, this beer's mission is to treat the senses with its smashingly smooth flavor twist on the traditional golden and frothy, malt-rich tripel Belgian ale. Perfect for drinking from your chalice, or right out of the can.
9.2% ABV
Available in draft

Coffee with Kierkegaard – Coffee Cream Ale

Art + Science + Spirit = KBC Philosophy
Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard (1813-55) proposed that meaning comes from living authentically and passionately. A toast, with this smooth-drinking cream ale, to good talks and a life well-lived.
4.8% ABV
Available in 16oz cans and draft

Dance Card – India Pale Ale

Let’s waltz! This IPA entices with a fragrant fruit nose, then swirls you onto the dance floor with bold hops, finishing with a malt kiss and a dip.
6.5% ABV
Available in 12oz cans and draft

Dubbel Night Vision – Belgian-Style Dubbel Ale

Winter release
Envision the rich darkness of this dubbel with a complex aroma of dark fruit, clove, and coriander blurring together with tasting notes of plum, cherry, chocolate and raisin into a smooth-sweet finish....
Available in draft and 12 oz cans

First Birdie – Vienna Style Lager

Spring release
Amber in color, this Austrian-style lager tees off with a malty creaminess, playing through to a clean and smooth finish with subtle notes of nuttiness and chocolate. Perhaps it has been said that “golf is a good walk spoiled”, but certainly not by someone who has had a First Birdie on the course.
4.9% ABV
Available in 16 oz cans and draft

Free Range – Honey Kölsch

July release
A crisp lawnmower beer with a hint of honey on the finish, all thanks to the free range bees of Ebert Honey in Mount Vernon, Iowa.
4.7% ABV
Available in 16oz cans and draft

Good Day Sunshine – Honey Wheat Ale

Spring release
Welcome the warmth of spring. A malty and bready ale with an underlying honey sweetness, provided by the Mount Vernon-based bees of Ebert Honey.
Available in 16oz cans and draft

Hot Mess – Double IPA

Hot Mess beckons with a creamy head, a hop candy aroma, and a brilliant orange amber appearance that beguiles the senses. As lace lines your glass, savor the delightful hop bitterness holding its own against a ginormous malt backbone. Not for the timid!
8.3% ABV
Available in 16oz cans and draft

In The Limelight – Lime IPA

Summer release
Lime, sassy and pure, is the ideal ensemble partner, never upstaging the clean light mouthfeel of this IPA. A perfect brew for the top of the show, or the party after curtain call.
6.3% ABV
Available in 16oz cans and draft
Photo: Sarah Bernhardt, stage actress, as the Empress Theodora, 1884

Limber Legs Lager – Oktoberfest

August release
The Oktoberfest tradition started with the celebration of the marriage of Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig in 1810. This festive beer embodies Oktoberfest with a brilliant amber appearance, and flavors of toasted malt with hints of caramel and a whisper of noble hops. Prost!
Available in 16oz cans and draft

Lewbricator – Doppelbock

Autumn release
Bronze Winner of the 2019 Best of Craft Beer Awards German-Style Doppelbock Category
Sweet malt and a hint of roast creates a smooth, easy drinking doppelbock that makes you say, “more please.” This beer has a special place in the heart of KBC's founding brewer, Lew Brewer.
7.5% ABV
Available in 16oz cans and draft

Old Soul – Wee Heavy Scotch Ale

Anniversary Release - September
Big, yet unassuming, this limited release ale has tasting notes of plum, date, raisin and chocolate which sit on the tongue and blanket the mouth.
We brewed this beer with thought and love both for our KBC anniversary and in memory of a good friend who left us too soon, S.W.
9.3% ABV

Sheer Madness – Dark Wheat Ale

A rocky, light tan head and a sweet malt aroma sits atop this dark presence waiting to pay its respects to your palate with a touch of sweet malt followed by hints of caramel, roasty grain and chocolate through the middle, finishing with a medium dry roastiness. A dark beer with a light taste, that’s Sheer Madness!
5.5% ABV
Available in 12oz cans and draft

Start-Up Stout – Coffee Stout

Autumn release
Bold coffee blended with chocolate delivers a well-balanced elixir equally enjoyable at breakfast, lunch or dinner! Brewed with locally roasted coffee from Cafe Del Sol in Iowa City.
Available in 16oz cans and draft

‘Tis The Saison – Spiced Ale

A special holiday beer from us to you. Brewed with cinnamon, crushed dates, Iowa clover honey and Belgian yeast, this spiced saison pairs well with pork roast, homemade desserts, family gatherings, frosty weather, and rosy cheeks.
6.4% ABV

Quick Wit – Belgian Wit Ale

Spring release
Crisp and refreshing, this wheat beer is defined with flavors of clove, coriander, citrus and banana, pouring a golden straw color with a solid white head. Dried sweet and bitter orange peels are used along with the coriander to bring out the subtle nuances of citrus and spices, complementing the malt and yeast of this seasonal ale.
5.0% ABV
Available in 12oz cans and draft

You Be You – Imperial Stout

Late autumn release
A rich and robust imperial stout with roasted malt and hints of molasses and licorice. We named this beer in honor of a member of our community who has been telling friends for decades, “You Be You.”
10.2% ABV
Available in draft and 12 oz cans

-Small Batch Draft-Only Beers-

Classic Sunset

A subtle citrus blood orange light lager for the Kalona Classic lover that daydreams about afternoons at the lake.
4.1% ABV

Folk Style Belgian-Style Quad Ale

Our new Belgian-style strong ale weighs in at 10.7% ABV, taking the first shots with notes of raisin, plum and dark fruit with an underpinning of subtle chocolate. Mellow and malty with a light mouthfeel, this quad surprises, finishing smooth.

Fresh Ink – Black Ale

A new brew from KBC for the warm weather dark beer lovers, Fresh Ink can be considered an American stout or black ale. Just two hop pitches in the boil kettle, with an added hint of dark chocolate and black wheat, create a low hop profile and smooth mouthfeel for this inky-colored sessionable beer. 4.9% ABV

The name of this beer is a nod to the owner and operator of Kalona Graphics, Anthony “Spit” Spitzer, featured on the label, a Kalona native and resident whose family founded the printing business in 1976.

Horse Power American-Style Hefeweizen

The days are short, make hay with our sessionable hefe. The balanced, floral Tettnanger hop is reined three times, pulling through a smooth flavor that joins down-to-earth breadiness from Munich malt and white wheat, with subtle tasting notes of clove and banana to close the gate.
5.1% ABV

Rambo’s Rye Pale Ale

This small batch rye pale ale is named after the 1year old French Bulldog of one of our favorite KBC couples, General Manager Elliot Lamb and Front of House Lead Shannon Murphy.
Rambo’s Rye is brewed with rye malt and coriander for a unique flavor to be true to this dog’s cleverness. While Rambo is sometimes stubborn, the Centennial and Tettnanger hops used in the boil keep his beer from being overly bitter. The addition of flaked oats in the brew hold a smoothness in this ale, complementing Rambo’s undeniable adorableness.
5.4% ABV

Sucha Grapefruit – India Pale Ale

Our KBC IPA favorite gets a special punch of citrus with the addition of natural grapefruit.
7.1% ABV

Tango Lemon Weizen

Summer release
Refreshingly tart, this small batch lemon weizen is a perfect companion to the start of summer. TL pairs well with BBQ, picnics, or simply sitting on the porch watching the sunset.
4.3% ABV

Tree Stand Pilsner

Named as a shout out to our local hunters who deserve a crisp and refreshing German Pilsner, the straw-colored beer starts out with a slight floral aroma from noble hops and offers a light clean flavor with a smooth and slightly feel mouthfeel from an elegant grain bill that includes Pilsner malt and flaked corn.
4.9% ABV


RED ROVER Cherry Belgian-Style Ale
Red Rover, Red Rover, send this Belgian right over! Both sweet and tart cherry head your way in this KBC team favorite-ale, pouring with a light red glow and delivering a smooth and malty backbone. Tapping for Valentine's Day
6.3% ABV

A cranberry-punched tart, citrusy & hoppy winter blues-buster.
7.1% ABV

Stop in often to find special small batch beers available only at our restaurant. Ask about our to-go beers including growlers, canned beer and kegs.

You can find Kalona Brewing Company beer at shops and taps across Eastern and Central Iowa.
Find a spot near you.

Looking for a keg for your home kegerator but not near Kalona? Ask your local liquor store about Kalona Brewing Company kegs. For sales-related inquiries contact Cody Rose, Sales and Distribution Manager at cody.r at kalonabrewery dot com