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Simpsons Trivia Night

Simpsons Trivia Night

Thursday March 5th, 2020, 7:00PM - Thursday March 5th, 2020, 10:00PM

Big Grove Brewery1225 S Gilbert StIowa City, IA52240 Map

The Simpsons are the longest-running American sitcom ... let's see how much you know about the residents of Springfield!(specifically the first 10 seasons)

FREE TO PLAY!

1st Place Team: $50 gift card
2nd Place Team: $30 gift card
3rd Place Team: $25 gift card

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108 interested  ·  8 going
Equalitea Party: Beer Release + Benefit Show

Equalitea Party: Beer Release + Benefit Show

Friday March 6th, 2020, 5:00PM - Friday March 6th, 2020, 11:00PM

Big Grove Brewery1225 S Gilbert StIowa City, IA52240 Map

Support victims & survivors and celebrate womxn in our community!

Equalitea Party is our brand new experimental sour ale with lemon peel, honey, and white tea. We brewed this beer collaboratively with members of the Domestic Violence Intervention Program to celebrate International Women’s Day, the centennial celebration of women’s suffrage, and DVIP’s 40th anniversary! $1 per glass will be donated directly to DVIP alongside all door proceeds we collect from a benefit show in the evening, featuring some of the best of Iowa City's DIY music scene.

SCHEDULE:
5:00PM- The Equalitea Party begins!
📄Information table with members from DVIP present to answer questions and chat
🖍Coloring area for kids
🍻 Equalitea Party (the beer) available for purchase on draft and in cans
6:00PM- DVIP will present about their dedicated work in our community
~Room Reset~
8:30PM- Doors open for the benefit show
(All Ages | $5 suggested donation to DVIP)
9:00PM- Music Starts

MUSIC LINEUP:
Jayce Nguyen | Spoken Word Poetry and Ukulele
Fickle Weather | “Just a girl and her ukulele.”
DOG DAVE | "Iowa City Gay-Core"
Midwest Waves | Midwest Surf Punk

This is an LGBTQ+ inclusive space, and people of all genders are welcome. Additionally, if you do not partake in the drinking of alcoholic beverages and/or are unable to attend the show, you are more than welcome to make a personal donation to DVIP without having to purchase a beer or stay up all night. 😊

☎️ Should you or someone you know ever be in need of DVIP's services, they are available 24 hours a day by confidential hotline: (800)373-1043.

104 interested  ·  28 going
Beer Money Book Release | Benefit for Strengthen Grow Evolve

Beer Money Book Release | Benefit for Strengthen Grow Evolve

Tuesday March 10th, 2020, 7:00PM - Tuesday March 10th, 2020, 9:00PM

Big Grove Brewery1225 S Gilbert StIowa City, IA52240 Map

Join The Englert Theatre and FilmScene's Strengthen Grow Evolve campaign Building the Greatest Small City for the Arts at Big Grove Brewery for an evening storytelling, beer, and Iowa City history. The event will feature a reading from local Author S.C. Sherman, and a talk about Iowa City beer history from Johns Grocery's Doug Alberhasky.

This event is free and open to the public, but signed books can be purchased in advance or at the event in support of SGE. Every book purchased includes a donation to Strengthen Grow Evolve and a number of raffle tickets (or guaranteed entry) to attend an upcoming beer cave tour hosted by Doug Alberhasky.

About "Beer Money:
A Tale of the Iowa City Beer Mafia" S.C. Sherman's book is a captivating feat of historical fiction set during the 1880s clash between prohibitionists and the three most powerful brewers in Iowa City—known as “The Beer Mafia.” Conrad Graf, J.J. Englert and John Dostal thought of themselves as honest businessmen capitalizing on America’s explosive growth by simply providing a product people wanted. “Teetotalers” thought they were selling sin and destroying everything that made America great, one beer at a time. The more powerful the brewers grew, the more passionate prohibitionists became abut abolishing alcohol altogether.

About the Beer Cave Tours:
18 lucky "Beer Money" book buyers will be entered to win this is a once in a lifetime experience to tour the historic underground of Iowa City’s famous Bier Caves with the State Archaeologist Marlin Ingles and John’s Grocery own Bier Guy-Doug Alberhasky. This tour starts at Brewery Square, home of the Holtz and Geiger/Union/Graf brewing company. We’ll travel back to the 1870’s and descend almost 30 feet into the underworld. Not for the faint of heart, this tour into Bier caves will have you climb down a 24’ ladder where you will come into contact with Iowa City’s rich brewing heritage. Upon successfully exiting (hopefully with a huge thirst), we will then travel down the block to the tasting room of John’s Grocery, where Doug will lead you and your crew on a power point tour of the History of Beer in Iowa City. Included with this is hand picked selections of world class beers to sample. Dates for the tour are flexible, based on Marlin and Doug’s availability.

90 interested  ·  19 going
IC Taproom 3rd Anniversary Party & Color TV Release

IC Taproom 3rd Anniversary Party & Color TV Release

Saturday March 14th, 2020, 10:00AM - Saturday March 14th, 2020, 11:59PM

Big Grove Brewery1225 S Gilbert StIowa City, IA52240 Map

Iron the wrinkles out of your party pants and save the date! Big Grove's Iowa City Taproom turns 3 on Saturday, March 14.

Beer releases will include:
Iowa City Lager | German Style Pilsener
Color TV | Hazy Double IPA w/ Galaxy
Passion Fruit Vanilla | Fruited Sour Ale
Creek Jumper | New World Pale Ale
Bananas Foster | Rum Barrel Aged Imperial Stout with Bananas

And as we all know, nothing pairs better with beer than tacos. So, Chef Chris and the team are preppin' a flight of tacos for an all-day party! It's also Saturday of the men's basketball Big Ten Tournament... so with a little luck, we might just be cheering on our fav basketball team too 🐥

506 interested  ·  59 going
3rd Annual Big Grove Brrrewery Ride - FREE!

3rd Annual Big Grove Brrrewery Ride - FREE!

Sunday March 15th, 2020, 10:00AM - Sunday March 15th, 2020, 1:00PM

Big Grove Brewery1225 S Gilbert StIowa City, IA52240 Map

The 3rd Annual Brrrewery Ride is happening Sunday, March 15th! Meet at Big Grove Taproom in Iowa City at 10 AM for light breakfast and coffee. Geoff's Bike and Ski will be running safety checks on bikes. We ride at 11 AM. There will be a halfway stop to warm up at on the way to Solon. Make it to Big Grove Solon - receive a free BGB pint! Make it home again - get another!

Kick-off a new decade of cycling in Johnson County early. We're excited to ride with friends and this lovely BGB family!

This is a self-contained ride. No sag wagon available.

This is a free event, but please RSVP here: www.eventbrite.com/e/3rd-annual-big-grove-brrrewery-ride-tickets-96105880275

560 interested  ·  31 going
St. Patrick's Day | Games & Food Specials

St. Patrick's Day | Games & Food Specials

Tuesday March 17th, 2020, 5:00PM - Tuesday March 17th, 2020, 10:00PM

Big Grove Brewery1225 S Gilbert StIowa City, IA52240 Map

Don't get sheepish... we've got a fully loaded St. Patrick's day lineup of traditional Irish food specials and some... less-than-traditional games to make your Tuesday night just a little more interesting.

GAMES
6PM: Cabbage Shot Put (men's and women's)
7PM: Stein Holding Contest (men's and women's)
7:30PM: Forrest Gump Ping Pong

FOOD SPECIALS
Corned Beef & Cabbage
Irish Stew made with Big Grove Nitro Irish Dry Stout
Shepherd's Pie

We'll also have our Irish Dry Stout on tap, and maybe you can talk your bartender into making you an Iowish Cow Bomb. (If you know, you know.)

Sláinte!

109 interested  ·  4 going
James Bond Trivia Night

James Bond Trivia Night

Thursday March 26th, 2020, 7:00PM - Thursday March 26th, 2020, 10:00PM

Big Grove Brewery1225 S Gilbert StIowa City, IA52240 Map

Join us for a fun night of Trivia dedicated to everyone's Favorite Special Agent 007!

FREE TO PLAY!

1st Place Team: $50 gift card
2nd Place Team: $30 gift card
3rd Place Team: $25 gift card

Brought to you by Andrew's Bar Exam

73 interested  ·  3 going
Fly Fishing Film Tour- Iowa City

Fly Fishing Film Tour- Iowa City

Sunday March 29th, 2020, 2:00PM - Sunday March 29th, 2020, 4:00PM

Big Grove Brewery1225 S Gilbert StIowa City, IA52240 Map

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!

165 interested  ·  31 going
IC Weightlifting Summit Lift and Learn

IC Weightlifting Summit Lift and Learn

Sunday May 3rd, 2020, 9:00AM - Sunday May 3rd, 2020, 1:00PM

Big Grove Brewery1225 S Gilbert StIowa City, IA52240 Map

The IC Weightlifting Summit is a FREE event with the mission to bring the local community together through weightlifting.

The first half of the event is a Lift and Learn. This is meant for those interested in learning the basic strength training movements. You will get individual coaching from fitness leaders within the community over the course of the event.

The second half of the event is a non-traditional weightlifting meet. The test will include the clean, squat, and press. We will score based on the total weight lifted between all three lifts.

Sponsors include Big Grove Brewery, Lululemon, @kp_ingitsimple, and more to come! We will have raffles and gift bags for all who participate.

We will also be accepting donations to a local charity during the event.

More details coming soon!

152 interested  ·  25 going
Iowa City Summer Hustle 5k/10k

Iowa City Summer Hustle 5k/10k

Saturday June 6th, 2020, 8:00AM - Saturday June 6th, 2020, 11:00AM

Iowa City, IowaIowa City, IA52240 - 52246 Map

First Annual Iowa City Summer Hustle. 5k and 10K race around Terry Trueblood trails in Iowa City with the after party at Big Grove Iowa City!

Make sure to like the event page and the Iowa City Summer Hustle Facebook page to stay up to date on all the details. Registration will officially open on March 1st!

www.facebook.com/Iowa-City-Summer-Hustle-5k10k-101848738069839/?modal=admin_todo_tour

662 interested  ·  28 going
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.

603 interested  ·  49 going
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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