Peace Tree Brewing Co. will have the following beer available through distribution in 2017. Other small batches and seasonals may be offered in our taproom!
These beers will be brewed year-round in 2017, with availability in 6-packs of 12-fl.oz. bottles and draft.
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 in bottles and draft.
Kiss from a Gose: There is so much a beer can tell you, so much it can say. Kiss from a Gose is our twist on a classic German gose (pronounced “goes-uh”). This cloudy, golden ale is brewed with malted wheat and barley and undergoes a kettle souring for pronounced tartness. Coriander and hops complement the acidity with a dry spiciness. Premium sea salt from the Oregon coast is added for a hint of brine and the addition of rose hips imparts a subtly floral, citrus character. This refreshingly tart ale is brewed with our power, our pleasure and our pain. The more you taste of it, the stranger it feels. 5.25% ABV. Available: Year-round 2017 in bottles and draft.
These beers will be brewed for seasonal availability in 2017. They will be available in 6-packs of 12oz. bottles and draft.
OHHH! Pale Lager: OHHH! Pale Lager is a collaboration with our friends at the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival – “the world’s premier baconfest!” – commemorating the event’s 10th anniversary in Des Moines. This pale American lager was meticulously selected by a prestigious panel of bacon experts as an ideal companion to all things bacon. The crisp, clean body and slightly floral, citrus notes complement the distinct, savory quality of bacon. ABV 5%. Available: Winter 2016-2017 in bottles and draft.
Sure Shot (formerly known as Sidekick): Some beers fight for attention and then there are some unsung heroes. Wearing the mask of a lager, this cold-fermented ale is crisp and refreshing yet packs a wallop of flavor. Lightly hopped and brewed in the tradition of Cologne, Germany, this Kölsch-style ale is the perfect companion for your backpack, tackle box, or picnic basket. Ka-Pow! 5% ABV. Available: April 2017 in bottles and draft.
Hop Wrangler 3 IPA: Our original IPA returns in 2017! Joe’s multinational take on a classic IPA. IPA’s are known for their intense hop bitterness, flavor and aromas. First, Joe used American and English malt, then American and English hops are added during the mash, first wort, boil, and finally it’s dry hopped for aroma. Belgium gets involved with the yeast and a special candy sugar finish for smoothness and flavor. 6.25% ABV. 70 IBUs. Available: Returning August 2017 in bottles and draft!
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: October 2017 in bottles and draft.
These limited-release seasonal brews will be available in 4-packs of 12oz. bottles and draft in 2016!
William Milo Stone Imperial Stout: Formerly known as Imperial Stout. William Milo Stone wasn’t ordinary and neither is the Belgian Imperial stout we craft in his honor. General Stone was a wounded Civil War hero from Knoxville, Iowa who served as governor at the end of the war. The stout is bold and complex, just like Stone. Extra helpings of Belgian black malts contribute to the wonderful chocolate, coffee, and toffee characteristics. If Stone were around today, this is the beer we would offer as a toast to his courage as we gathered around to hear his stories of how he and his fellow Iowans fought to save a nation. 10% ABV. Available: December 2016 in 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: February 2017 in 4-pack bottles and draft.
Cedar Ridge Barrel-aged Wee Heavy: New for Spring 2017! This malty Scottish-style Wee Heavy has been aged for a full year in Cedar Ridge Distillery single-malt whiskey barrels for a unique oak, vanilla and whiskey character. Available: April 2017 in 4-pack bottles and draft. Limited release!
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. 100 IBUs. Available: September 2017 in 4-pack bottles and draft.
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: Returning November 2017 in 4-pack bottles and draft.
These are some beers which we’ve packaged in the past. The following beers will not be available in 2016, but may return in the future.
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: Draft only, Summer 2017
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 local Iowa sweet corn. Cornucopia begins with the finest quality malt barley. Then, the ears of sweet corn are added to the mash, with their stalks bundled and boiled in the brew kettle to release even more sugars. The saison yeast ferments this unique brew and brings out fruity aromas and earthy flavors. Don’t let the name fool you, this is a beer that serious beer people love! 6.5% ABV. Available: Not scheduled to be packaged in 2017.
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: Summer in 12oz. 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.
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
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.