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Drive-Thru Burgers & Brews

Drive-Thru Burgers & Brews

Wednesday April 8th, 2020, 10:30AM - Sunday April 12th, 2020, 2:30PM

Big Grove Brewery1225 S Gilbert StIowa City, IA52240 Map

The Drive-Thru fun continues! Scoop our latest releases this Saturday or Sunday between 11-2pm with a pre-order before 8 on Friday. New at
• Norwegian Demon (16oz 4-pack): hazy IPA with Simcoe, African Queen, Mosaic, and Ekuanot 🇳🇴 ⁣
• Apricot Pistachio Torte (500 mL bottle): our Sugar Bottom Series continues with this delicate, sour, dessert beer 🍰 ⁣
• Tropical Wheat (32oz crowler): wheat beer with pineapple and mango 🍍 ⁣
• Passion Fruit Gusher (32oz crowler): a Que Será with an irresponsible amount of passion fruit (3x our usual amount for fruited sours) 👀⁣
Also available: Boomtown | West Main Wheat | Que Será | Arms Race | Big Grove IPA | Burch the Bear | 1939 Amber Ale | Easy Eddy | Strawberry Cherry Swirl | Iowa City Lager | Coffee Shop Series: Coffee Oatmeal Stout | Color TV | Turtle Hunter | Red Wedding Wheat | Brew Berry | Passionfruit Vanilla

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Head for the Hills w/ Flash in a Pan

Head for the Hills w/ Flash in a Pan

Wednesday April 22nd, 2020, 7:00PM - Wednesday April 22nd, 2020, 10:00PM

Big Grove Brewery1225 S Gilbert StIowa City, IA52240 Map

Get ready for some bluegrass in the back room! Big Grove is stoked to host Colorado's Head for the Hills with special guests Flash in a Pan for a unique listening room experience in the game room. Tickets are just $5, so no excuses...

Head for the Hills--Adam Kinghorn, Joe Lessard, Matt Loewen--come out swinging and invigorated with fresh sounds on their latest EP, Say Your Mind (out March 22). Recorded at Swingfingers Studios in Fort Collins (Colorado), the band brought a larger band than ever before, including drummer Darren Garvey of Elephant Revival, Vocalist Kim Dawson, Dobroist Todd Livingston, a horn section and more. The material reflects both the turbulent social rhythms of our current era and more timeless moments of joy, growth, and change—think
#MeToo, the current body politic, and inequality, but also relationships, fatherhood and growing up.

Like a painter that starts in acrylic and graduates to oils, Head for the Hills is deeper and richer in their 15th year as a band, with a wider palette of sonic textures at their disposal. Dorm room jam sessions have turned into a decade plus on the road--from humble coffee shops to theaters, festivals, roadhouses and clubs all across the country. Over time those sounds and influences have crept more and more into the bluegrass beginnings of the band, morphing into the seasoned eclecticism of Say Your Mind. The new songs are quintessential Head for the Hills; genre-straddling, lyrically deep, and danceable, with a crew of collaborators bringing the best of Colorado acoustic, roots, and soul music together.

Head for the Hills numerous festival appearances include notables Telluride Bluegrass Festival, High Sierra Music Festival, South by Southwest, FloydFest, RockyGrass, DelFest, Summer Camp Music Festival, WinterWonderGrass Festival, Blue Ox Music Festival, Northwest String Summit, Strawberry Music Festival, Chicago Bluegrass & Blues Festival, Folk Alliance, Grandoozy and many more. The band charted on the CMJ Top 200 twice, has been featured on NPR Ideastream and eTown, and was awarded Best Bluegrass in Colorado four times via Denver’s Westword Magazine.

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The Big Rove 2

The Big Rove 2

Saturday June 27th, 2020, 7:00AM - Saturday June 27th, 2020, 7:00PM

Big Grove Brewery1225 S Gilbert StIowa City, IA52240 Map

Like to ride bicycles? Like Big Grove Beer? Like the Iowa River Corridor Trail?

Put it all together and you have the Big Rove starting at the Big Grove Brewery in Iowa City. This ride will be along the Iowa River Trail and paved shoulders with stops in the communities along the way. Along with a great bike ride, you will enjoy food, music, and the fellowship of riders across the US.

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Miles Over Mountains Live on the Patio!

Miles Over Mountains Live on the Patio!

Sunday July 19th, 2020, 4:00PM - Sunday July 19th, 2020, 6:00PM

Big Grove Brewery1225 S Gilbert StIowa City, IA52240 Map

Free Sunday afternoon show on the patio!

“Hailing from McHenry, IL, Miles Over Mountains plays a modernized style of bluegrass or “newgrass/jamgrass” that covers a wide spectrum of dynamics and feeling. Their live catalogue draws from their studio albums “Five Star Heart Breaker” (2015), “Ballads & Burners” (2017), and their new third full length album “Work Harder Not Smarter" (2020). In addition their cover selections are testaments to where bluegrass/roots influence can take music from outside the genre, with lovingly selected takes on their hero’s songs served up in their own furious fashion.

The band has been performing, touring, and making records since early 2014 playing an average of 120 shows per year. The band looks with excitement and hungry ambition towards 2020 when they’ll be releasing and touring in support of their new album.”

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Fly Fishing Film Tour- Iowa City

Fly Fishing Film Tour- Iowa City

Sunday August 23rd, 2020, 2:00PM - Sunday August 23rd, 2020, 4:00PM

Big Grove Brewery1225 S Gilbert StIowa City, IA52240 Map

Hello everyone-

In an effort to make sure we do what is best for everyone in the midst of this health crisis, we are postponing the Fly Fishing Film Tour/Big Grove event. We've worked with Big Grove to find a new date, Sunday, August 23rd.

We will re-open the ticket window at some point down the road and have contacted ticket holders.

We want to thank Big Grove Brewery for hosting this and working with us on the reschedule. We're hoping that by late August we'll all be in a place to enjoy some time together watching some awesome films and enjoying good food and beer at Big Grove.

Thank you and stay safe.


Come and join us at Big Grove Brewery in Iowa City for the Fly Fishing Film Tour! This has been a sellout event the past two years and for a good reason: GREAT beer, GREAT food, camrarderie with friends and other anglers, and AMAZING films! All of that plus some great door prizes from national sponsors Costa, Simms, YETI, Scientific Anglers, and Oskar Blues!

Fly Fishing Film Tour- Iowa City is brought to you by @finfeather Big Grove Brewery, and the Driftless Flyathlon. Portions of the proceeds goes to coldwater conservation projects in Iowa!

Doors open at 1 pm and show starts at 2!

Tickets are $15 online and $20 at the door. PLEASE NOTE very limited $20 tickets (if any) will be available due to seating constraints. This has sold out the past two years!

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