The Hawks and Fighting Illini on Senior Day! If you're not at Kinnick, you've gotta be at the next best spot: Big Grove in Iowa City! We'll have the Hawkeyes vs. Illinois on our two huge projectors. You can catch the game with a view from the patio or hang inside and jump on stage and hold up our huge I-O-W-A letters after touchdowns! Kickoff time is 11:00am on Saturday, November 23. 🚪 10:00am Doors Open 🔊 The sound is on over the speakers 🎧 Our live DJ keeps the party goin' during commercial breaks 🏈 Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Illinois Fighting Illini
$12 Break-Fast Buffet 👉 every Sunday after Hawkeye Football home games. It's worth waking up for (or sleeping in and still coming... this is a judgment-free space 🤷♀️). 🍳 Menu: traditional breakfast favs + breakfast tacos 👍 No reservation needed
The Hawks and Huskers for the Heroes Game Trophy on Black Friday! We'll have the Hawkeyes vs. Nebraska on our two huge projectors. You can catch the game with a view from the patio or hang inside and jump on stage and hold up our huge I-O-W-A letters after touchdowns! Kickoff time is 1:30pm on Friday, November 29. 🚪 11:00am Doors Open 🔊 The sound is on over the speakers 🎧 Our live DJ keeps the party goin' during commercial breaks 🏈 Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers
Big Grove is excited to welcome back Iowa music legends, The Nadas!
Doors at 8PM | Show at 9PM $15 in advance | $20 at the door
The Nadas are a band from Iowa. Yes, they have been around long enough that if they were a car you would keep them covered in your garage except for sunny weekend cruising. But that isn't what is important about their story. What is important is that they make music that makes you feel things. Happy, sad, nostalgic, optimistic, energized, curious, inspired, and confused. The important part is that it makes you want to listen, and sometimes dance. 2018 will mark the 25th year of The Nadas. In January, they will be releasing their 11th studio record entitled "One Louder". At a stage where most bands would be resting on their laurels and letting others do the heavy lifting, The Nadas are out there swinging for the fences, driving the van and carrying their own instruments.
The Friday night early release is sold out. We invite you to consider purchasing a ticket to Saturday's brunch release party here: fb.com/events/1921377684631538/
Richard the Whale, our bourbon barrel-aged Russian Imperial Stout returns! The night before the annual Saturday brunch and release party — we're hosting an intimate pairing dinner with Big Grove's Executive Chef and 2018 Restaurateur of the Year, Benjamin Smart.
This exclusive dinner will be inside our brewery and features multiple courses, paired with Richard the Whale and variants, alongside other Big Grove favorites. The food menu will be released closer to the event date.
Your beer guide for the evening will be Big Grove Brewery's Head Brewer, Andy Joynt. He'll share insight into how this beer comes to be, with an invitation to sample Richard the Whale straight from a bourbon barrel which has aged our favorite Russian Imperial Stout for the last 10 months.
Additionally, you'll take home your collector's glass and personal four-pack of Richard the Whale: 2 Richard the Whale, 1 Richard the Whale Coffee, 1 Richard the Whale Chocolate Hazelnut.
Join us Saturday morning as our guest! A brunch ticket is included with your purchase of the Friday Pairing Dinner ticket. Saturday's release party and brunch is hosted in the Iowa City Taproom from 8:00-11:00am.
Tickets are $175 each. Limit 50 tickets. Gratuity is included in this ticket.
Richard the Whale, our bourbon barrel-aged Russian Imperial Stout is unleashed for its annual party on Saturday, December 7!
TICKETS ON SALE NOW • $99 ticket includes Brunch, 4-Pack of Bottles + Glass + 1 Pour | 8-11am • $79 tickets includes Glass + 4-Pack | 11am
Please read everything carefully; there will be no exceptions to the rules below. The event will take place at our Iowa City Brewery & Taproom location.
All Release Party ticket holders will receive: • TWO 375 mL bottles of 2019 Richard the Whale • ONE 375 mL bottle of 2019 Richard Coffee with JBC Roasters Coffee • ONE 375 mL bottle of 2019 Richard Chocolate Hazelnut • ONE 2019 Richard the Whale commemorative glass
Only Brunch ticket holders will receive (in addition to above): • ONE 6oz pour of 2019 Richard the Whale • chance to obtain the Golden Ticket
GOLDEN TICKET - RICHARD THE WHALE VANILLA COCONUT (500 mL) We made a little more this year— so we're adding to our Golden Tickets. The first two hundred (200) people through the door in the morning with a ticket will receive the opportunity to buy the Golden Ticket beer: Richard the Whale Vanilla Coconut (500 mL). Only brunch ticket holders are eligible to receive Golden Tickets.
As in year's past, we will be loading up our tap lines with some very special beers, including 2019 Richard the Whale, Richard variants, and surprises. For those that came to last year's release event, expect a similar day of drinking, laughter, and good cheer.
SCHEDULE FOR THE EVENT: 8am - Doors open to Big Grove Brewery & Taproom (Iowa City). The first two hundred (200) people through the door will receive the opportunity to also purchase the Golden Ticket beer—Richard the Whale Coconut Vanilla.
8am - Brunch experience begins, 4-pack pick-up 10am - Tapping Richard the Whale Coconut Vanilla 11am - Regular food menu available 11am - Brunch party and ticketed event ends. Big Grove is open to the public and pick-up-only ticket buyers. All day - Drink beer with your friends and the Big Grove brewers
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: • Ticket holders must be 21 • The 8:00-11:00am portion of the day is exclusively open to ticket holders. Proxy bottle pickups begin at 11:00am. • Pre-Sale ticket holders may pick up their bottles between 8am and 11am during the event. • Please do not bring open bottles into the taproom. We will have more information regarding forming a line closer to the event.
PROXIES/TRUSTEES: If you have someone interested in our bottles, they're welcome to buy the $79 pick-up only ticket. Pick up for these bottles begins at 11:00am.
PRE-SALE RULES: • All Ticket buyers must be 21 years of age or older at the time of purchasing the Ticket. • We will be monitoring the line to ensure the first two hundred people receive Golden Tickets. Please be respectful of all attendees. If different members of your party arrive at different times, please do not invite them to join you at the front of the line. • All Ticket holders must bring a valid photo ID. • You do not need to bring a physical ticket. We will be checking individuals off our list.
We’re looking to pack the place with Iowa wrestling fans before the Iowa-Oklahoma State wrestling meet in Carver-Hawkeye Arena at 7:00 that evening. Coach Mark Perry and HWC athletes will be there, along with many Iowa wrestling alumni. Inner Circle members will receive drink tickets. Great way to get fired up for the Okie State meet to follow.