Peace Tree currently has the following beer available through distribution. Other varieties may be offered in our taproom!
Red Rambler: Since the brewery is located in what was once a Nash Rambler car dealership, it seemed appropriate to honor this history with a beer. The Red Rambler Ale is also one of the most popular in our taproom with its deep red color and malty flavor. The malt character is balanced with three varieties of hops. It is a versatile beer that can be enjoyed alone or pairs well with a broad spectrum of foods, especially flavorful meat, fish and cheese. 5.8% ABV. Available: Year-round in bottles and draft.
Blonde Fatale: Our Belgian-style Blonde Ale will steal your heart as the unfiltered golden hue seduces your taste buds with surprising smoothness. It’s delicately hopped with Styrian Golding and Celeia for medium aroma with a crisp and refreshing bite. The Belgian yeast adds hints of fruity complexity, but be warned – it’s mysterious charm will draw you in again and again. And, at 8.5% ABV, will catch up with you if you’re not careful. Drink responsibly. Available: Year-round in bottles and draft.
No Coast IPA: No Coast is a big American IPA with tons of bitterness and loads of hop flavor. A variety of pale malts are used to give this beer a nice golden color and let the Amarillo, Citra and Simcoe hops shine through with big piney and citrus notes. Coming in at 95 IBUs, this beer is sure to show there’s more to beer than just a coast. 7.25% ABV. Available: Year-round, beginning in 2015!
Rye Porter: Get your own bags, this is no ordinary porter! Peace Tree Rye Porter gets a boost from malted rye and chocolate rye as well as Belgian candy sugar for a smooth and complex flavor. Belgian yeast is added to complement the chocolate and rye character and the brew is delicately hopped so as not to overpower the maltiness. Pair it with chocolate for a special treat! 6% ABV. Available: Late Fall to Winter in bottles and draft.
Black River Gumbo Stout: This dark deliciousness is named after the gumbo dirt of the Des Moines River bottom which nourished our Peace Tree and is now used as the surface for Knoxville’s famous Sprint Car track. Instead of using traditional ale yeast required of a stout, a Belgian yeast was used to add complexity. This stout is brewed with high quality pale malt, three roasted malts and two caramel malts. The dark roasted caramel malts contribute to the chocolate and toffee characteristics. Three varieties of hops contribute to the bitterness and aromas of this beer. 5.5% ABV. Available: Winter in bottles and draft.
Hop Sutra: This brew is for hop-huggers. We’ve added over 2-1/2 times the hops of our Hop Wrangler 3 IPA with four varieties of hops in six massive additions! With over 1-1/2 times the barley of our standard beers, our grist hopper was nearly overflowing. Fermentation with the same Belgian yeast as our Hop Wrangler 3 IPA rounds out this bold beer. 9% ABV. Available: Sporadically, in bottles and draft.
Soundcheck Session IPA: Here at Peace Tree, we’re passionate about beer. We’re also passionate about local music, which is why a portion of the profits from every Soundcheck Session IPA goes toward supporting the growing music scene in central Iowa. Soundcheck stays true to our love for hop-forward India Pale Ales, while maintaining a lighter body and lower alcohol content. It’s a flavorful, yet easy-drinking brew best paired with live tunes. Turn it up. 5% ABV. Available: Late spring to summer in bottles and draft.
22 oz. Bomber Series:
Templeton Red: There was a time when alcohol was forbidden in America, creating a void filled only by the times’ most daring entrepreneurs. For this unique beer, we’ve proudly joined forces with Templeton Rye Spirits in Templeton, Iowa and their famous prohibition-era whiskey. Aged 12 months in Templeton Rye casks, this red ale hints of whiskey, vanilla and oak. Drink inconspicuously or boldly share it with friends. Approx. 7% ABV. Available: Winter in 22oz. bottles and draft.
Imperial Stout: This Imperial Stout is brewed with over 1-1/2 times the malted barley of a normal stout. High quality Belgian black malt and caramel malt contribute to the wonderful chocolate, coffee and toffee characteristics. Belgian yeast is used to add flavorful esters and complexity. Three varieties of hops are boiled to balance the malt with medium bitterness and hop aroma. 10% ABV. Available: Winter in 22oz. bottles and draft.
Indecision Dark IPA: Our beer naming sessions find us scouring the dark recesses of our minds for the one perfect title. After a year’s worth of planning and hundreds of possible names for our Dark IPA, we had yet to reach a consensus. What’s in a name? More importantly, “what’s in the beer?” The answer to that is complex dark malts and an abundance of hops. It’s a bold brew with deep flavor and character. We’ll let it speak for itself. 8% ABV and over 100 IBUs. Available: Late Winter in 22oz. bottles and draft.
Royale 41: India Pale Ales are distinguished by an eminent hop flavor, bitterness and aroma. Royale 41 is no exception to the rule. This Imperial IPA acquires its stately title from the 41st parallel – the latitudinal mark that runs through our brewery in the Northern Hemisphere and the hop-growing region of New Zealand in the Southern Hemisphere. Loaded with American and New Zealand hops, and fermented with an American yeast, this is a union fit for nobility. 9% ABV. 100 IBUs. Available: Spring in 22oz. bottles and draft.
Saison Blanche: Saison Blanche is an ode to the hot summer season and to those who labor tirelessly towards an abundant harvest. With a peppery spiciness and a silky rich mouthfeel imparted by the yeast, this aromatic, golden farmhouse ale serves to refresh you on those long summer days. 7% ABV. Available: Late Summer in 22oz. bottles and draft.
Cornucopia: Late summer brings some of the best in local produce and Joe has made the best of it with Cornucopia, his farmhouse style ale brewed with Iowa Sweet Corn. This was one of the first brews he made last year to appeal to the locals around Knoxville and it was met lots of enthusiasm. Originally, it was informally called Iowa Corn Beer. Over a couple of pints last spring as we were planning our fall, the name Cornucopia was thrown out, probably by Joe, and it stuck. It’s catchy, fun and a little silly. But don’t let the name fool you, this is a beer that serious beer people love! 6.5% ABV. Available: Late Summer to Fall in 22oz. bottles and draft.
Saison Noir: Saison Noir is a dark and earthy farmhouse ale, which we’ve brewed to signify the changing of the seasons. Malted barley meets a French yeast to complement the deep, roasted notes with a fresh aroma. Saison Noir keenly balances its shadowy character with a rich and inviting presence. Let yourself be snared in its grasp. ABV: 7.5% Available: Early Fall in 22oz bottles and draft.
…more beers are on the way, so stay tuned!