November 12, 2010
We are happy to announce that our Sodbuster Stout Ale is now available in bottles! This is our fifth product in a bottle and is making it’s way into Central Iowa bars, restaurants, and retail stores. We hope you can join us to celebrate next week. We’ll kick things off with an event at the brewpub on Wednesday. We’re also taking the festivities to Des Moines on Thursday at Mars Cafe and Friday at El Bait Shop. (See event details at the bottom of this post.) If you can’t join us at one of our events, feel free to pick up a six-pack of Sodbuster and have your own party!
Description: Hearty ale with color and flavors derived from roast, chocolate, and caramel malts. This ale has a complex taste with a rich creamy mouthfeel. The pronounced hop presence balances the deep malt flavors.
Alcohol by Volume – 6%
International Bitterness Units – 29.6
Hops – Chinook, East Kent Goldings
Grain – 2 Row, Crystal 40, Chocolate Special B, Roast
– Food: hearty dishes, steak, meat pies, stews
– Cheese: Dubliner cheddar, brie
– Dessert: anything with chocolate, apple pie, ice cream, cheesecake
Our Stout Ale, formerly known as To Be Named Later Stout, was named last year during our Name the Stout contest. The winner was Mike from St. Charles, Iowa, with the Sodbuster. What’s a Sodbuster? It’s a slang term for a farmer, which is reflected in the new logo. All of our beer logos are designed by local artist Chuck Taylor. We love what he’s done with the new Sodbuster design and look forward to seeing it in bars, restaurants, retail stores, and in beer lovers’ hands!
A big thanks to the folks over at Saturday Mfg. for the spectacular promotional campaign materials. They developed a stellar campaign and you’ll soon see coasters, table tents, posters, and a couple advertisements popping up around town to celebrate the bottle release!
We also want to throw a thank you to Doll Distributing for helping us make the Sodbuster available. A ton of gratitude sent from us to all the bars, restaurants, and retail stores for carrying the product! And of course, we want to give a big hug and high five to all the Olde Main beer lovers out there. We couldn’t do it without you and appreciate you supporting a local brewery!
We hope you can try our newest bottled product sometime soon! And when you do, please let us know what you think! Tweets, Facebook posts, and photos are encouraged!