2019 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)
7.1%
Available in 16oz cans and draft

Kalona Classic – Light Lager

For the beer drinker who enjoys lighter beers. Our unique take on the style is a light, clean, refreshing craft beer with full flavor.
4.1%
Available in 16oz cans and draft

Small Batch & Seasonal Beers, Draft & Cans

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 12oz cans and draft

*NEW* 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

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 Kolsch

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

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

*NEW* 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

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.
5.1%
Available in 16oz cans and draft

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!
5.4%
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

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.
7.6%
Available in 16oz cans and draft

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 young people for decades, “You Be You.”
10.2%
Available in draft and 12 oz cans

-Small Batch Draft-Only Beers-

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 and an added hint of dark chocolate and black wheat creates a low hop profile, smooth mouthfeel, 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.

Aloha Iowa – Belgian Pineapple

This Belgian blonde ale pours a light golden color, delivering a smooth and malty backbone, with the addition of pineapple for a refreshing taste of the islands right here in the Midwest. Did you know that, more than just a greeting, "Aloha" also means affection, peace, mercy, and compassion? Aloha! from your friends at KBC!
Photo: Proud Hawaiian native, and long-time Kalona, Iowa resident, Pua H.
6.3%

Classic Sunset

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

Dubbel Night Vision – Belgian Dubbel

Autumn release
This dark Belgian strong ale is a must-try with tasting notes of plum, cherry, and hints of chocolate and raisin, and complex combinations of dark fruit, clove, and coriander in the aroma, all coming together in a smooth and sweet finish.
7.6%
Available in draft

Noodle’s Pale Ale

The first in our new Brew Pup Series featuring our KBC staff's cool canines, Noodle's Pale Ale is named after the lovable Goldendoodle of owners Ted and Becky Nagy. Noodle is 10 years old, but plays like a big, fluffy puppy; her beer is copper in color with a lightly bready/malty front giving way to a pleasing hop finish.
A dry hopping of Mosaic, Centennial, and Iowa-grown Chinook gives a strong hop nose right from the start. And like Noodle, this brew is extremely easy to get along with.
4.9% 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 – 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

LIMITED RELEASE BEERS ON TAP

SAY WHAT? - Belgian-Style Saison
Sweet orange peel, coriander, pepper, candi sugar; a malty and sweet nose; vibrant Belgian yeast. Say what to this sweet & spicy farmhouse ale?
6.7% ABV

SQUEEZED - Tea, Cider & Lemon Wheat Graf
Kalona Brewing Company teamed up with friends at Jefferson County Ciderworks to create a new twist on a summer favorite, the Arnold Palmer.
Black tea, brewed at Jeff Co Cider, is blended with their popular apple cider base. Kalona Brewery completes the collaboration with a lemon wheat beer made with real Meyer lemon.
This brew stands out for its crisp, refreshing taste and ability to please both cider and beer lovers simultaneously.
4.8% ABV
Squeezed Collaboration Iowa Source Article

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.

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