Sponsored Show: Jimmy Herring (of Widespread Panic) and The 5 of 7 @ Wildwood (Iowa City)

Sponsored Show: Jimmy Herring (of Widespread Panic) and The 5 of 7 @ Wildwood (Iowa City)

Wildwood BBQ & Saloon & Iowa Brewing Company Present:

Jimmy Herring and The 5 of 7 at Wildwood

Guitarist Jimmy Herring is no stranger to adventurous new environs: The North Carolina native has fearlessly honed his now-formidable technique via stints with some of the giants of improvised music -- from his earliest days in the van with Col. Bruce Hampton and the Aquarium Rescue Unit to high profile gigs with the Allman Brothers, The Dead, Project Z, Phil Lesh and Friends, and his ongoing role as lead guitarist in Widespread Panic. He recently collaborated with iconic guitarist John McLaughlin when Herring’s band The Invisible Whip joined McLaughlin’s 4th Dimension for an acclaimed run of shows celebrating the legacy of the Mahavishnu Orchestra. This fall, Herring unleashes his latest visionary concept upon the world: Jimmy Herring and The 5 of 7.

While the Invisible Whip focused on the instrumental side of Herring’s musical persona, the newly assembled The 5 of 7 places his uniquely probing, responsive fretwork in the context of a vocalist-fronted, song-driven ensemble. At once accessible and provocative, The 5 of 7 finds Herring joined by bassist Kevin Scott, drummer Darren Stanley, longtime collaborator Matt Slocum on keyboards (Hammond B3, clavinet), and vocalist and guitarist Rick Lollar. “Rick, Matt, and Kevin had a band together called King Baby,” explains Herring from his home in Atlanta, “and I heard their record...I couldn’t help but think, man, if I could get together, play some of Rick’s songs, some of my songs, some covers, and maybe write a few things together, we may be on to something…”

“In addition to being a fine guitar player, Rick is a really powerful singer,” Herring continues. “Some of his favorite singers are Donny Hathaway and Stevie Wonder, and those are some of my favorites, too.” Supporting Lollar’s soulful vocals, Herring, Scott, Slocum, and Stanley provide a roiling sonic undercurrent drawing from all walks of their respective musical journeys -- with one common thread: “We all have the Atlanta, Col. Bruce Hampton connection with each other,” Herring says, acknowledging their shared roots in Hampton’s spontaneous, dynamic, and challenging groups. “That’s important to me because it’s such a different thing -- if you’ve been through that school, you want to play with people who have been through that too...you understand how to think on your feet and exist in the moment.”

From fatback, roadhouse R&B to more expansive, jazz-inflected explorations, The 5 of 7 demonstrates Herrings chops not just as a musician, but as a bandleader and catalyst. The novel vocal element is just one more texture at his disposal. “With instrumental music,” he reflects, “people expect to hear your solos, but they’ve just heard you play the melody! You can overexpose your voice. With Rick, I can play behind him, then step out with a solo, and give a fresh feeling to the song -- take it to another place.”

Setting out on the road this September, Jimmy Herring is typically modest when describing what audiences can expect from The 5 of 7: “There’ll be vocals, there’ll be instrumentals. There will be funk and rock and roll, with some songs leaning towards more sophisticated harmony...but, to me, it’s just music.”

Buckin' Fresh, a Wet Hop IPA Event @ Multiple Locations

Buckin' Fresh, a Wet Hop IPA Event @ Multiple Locations

From Farm to Glass in 13 Days!

Hop character fades over time which is why you may have heard that when it come to IPA's, the fresher the better - on Friday 9/06 we harvested fresh whole cone hops from Buck Creek Hops in Solon and then immediately brewed a beer with them. The moment this beer finishes we're putting it in a keg and running that keg to six bars across Iowa where they're immediately tapping it. All in under 2 weeks! It doesn't get any fresher than this.

Buckin' Fresh is a fresh & juicy wet hop IPA made with 100% locally grown hops.

Look for it at these locations:

  • The Iowa Taproom (Des Moines)

  • The Mucky Duck (Ames)

  • The Sanctuary Pub (Iowa City

  • Local Craft Ale House (Cedar Rapids)

  • Armored Gardens (Davenport)

  • Uncle Harry’s Five & Dime (Cedar Falls)

Tap Takeover @ Rubys (Davenport)

Tap Takeover @ Rubys (Davenport)

We’re doing a Tap Invasion at Rubys. Come enjoy $3 pints of all Iowa Brewing beer and $3 off a 12 count wing!

Brewnost 2019 @ National Czech & Slovak Museum and Library

Brewnost 2019 @ National Czech & Slovak Museum and Library

We will be located indoors and we’re serving the IPA’s!

BrewNost is back for its 16th year and is promising to be better than ever! BrewNost is the Midwest’s premier international beer festival and is happy to welcome back presenting sponsor Basepoint Wealth, LLC. BrewNost will feature a wide range of international beers selected from Doug Alberhasky, from Johns Grocery in Iowa City. All beverages will be specially paired with culinary creations by chefs from some of the area’s finest restaurants. In addition, local breweries and distilleries will offer distinctive brews and beverage creations, including wine, cider, and spirits.

Returning this year will be the successful and popular Live Auction, led once again by celebrity auctioneer Nicholas D. Lowry, president of Swann Auction Galleries in New York City and frequent appraiser on the PBS series Antiques Roadshow.

Join us for a memorable night of beer, food and festivities that supports the educational and cultural mission of the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, which is now a Smithsonian Affiliate. And while attending BrewNost shows your values, it’s also a great value. Enjoy unlimited sampling of delicious food and tantalizing beverages at this all-in-one night out!

Come one, come all to the trendiest, tastiest evening in all the land, BrewNost 2019. We’ll see you on September 20.



Pride of Bristol Bay Cedar Rapids Buying Club

Pride of Bristol Bay Cedar Rapids Buying Club

Do you like fresh salmon straight from the source? We’re the pickup spot.

Reserve your share of premium quality Wild Alaska Sockeye Salmon today!

What: A Buying Club allows wild salmon lovers to pre-order their share of sockeye at a very reasonable price, with the convenience of a local pick up location.

Why: Pre-ordering and bulk delivery to a single location is more cost-effective, allowing you to receive your salmon at a lower cost per pound. An excellent value!


Sponsored Event: NewBo Oktoberfest presented by Iowa Brewing Company

Sponsored Event: NewBo Oktoberfest presented by Iowa Brewing Company

Join us on Saturday, September 21 from 12-8pm for a family friendly Oktoberfest day full of giant yard games on the Market yard, live music, food, and beer. Iowa Brewing Company will be serving up their Oktoberfest beer, Iowa Fest, as well as sampling other crowd favorites. Tickets are available for a hog roast dinner by our very own Big Boy Meats at 6pm which includes side dishes, caramel apple truffles from Lori Ann's Candies, and a stein glass with a free fill from NewBo Beer and Wine!

Purchase your tickets for the hog roast dinner here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/newbo-oktoberfest-presented-by-iowa-brewing-company-tickets-68790790105

Live Music: Jen Norman

Live Music: Jen Norman

I’ll be traveling to Cedar Rapids, IA for a gig on Friday, September 27th, 7-9 pm
Join me at Iowa Brewing Company - 708 3rd St. NE, Cedar Rapids, IA


Beers in the Barnyard @ Old Macdonald's Farm at Bever Park (Cedar Rapids)

Beers in the Barnyard @ Old Macdonald's Farm at Bever Park (Cedar Rapids)

Come support Old MacDonald's Farm at the 3rd Annual Beers in the Barnyard hosted by the Cedar Rapids Parks Foundation!

The Cedar Rapids Parks Foundation invites you to the 3rd annual Beers in the Barnyard on October 3rd from 5:30pm-8:30pm at the Old MacDonald's Farm located in Bever Park.Enjoy an evening of live music, food, wine, local craft beer from Iowa Brewing Company, games, auctions and fun in support of the Cedar Rapids Parks Foundation's capital improvement plans for Old MacDonald's Farm.All proceeds benefit the Cedar Rapids Parks Foundation's capital improvement projects for Old MacDonald's Farm including ADA accessibility and interactive experiences to enhance educational programs.

2019 Northside Oktoberfest (Iowa City)

2019 Northside Oktoberfest (Iowa City)

This is one of our favorite beer festivals. We hope to see you!

The Northside Oktoberfest benefiting Iowa City area nonprofits showcases the Bohemian nature of the Northside Marketplace with great craft beers, neighborhood food, beer games and much more! Join us on Saturday, October 5th, as we take over the streets of the Northside, just blocks north of downtown Iowa City. This is an open festival, ANYONE can come in and enjoy the atmosphere, food vendors, activities, etc. ONLY those with tickets will be allowed the tasting glass that will allow them to sample beers, ciders, and wines from over 65 booths. A big thank you to our sponsors The Eastern Iowa Airport - CID, Johns Grocery, Phelan Tucker Law LLP, Pagliai's, and Little Village Mag for making this event possible!

Stay tuned to our website and Facebook event for updated information!


*Please note: This is a rain or shine event - no matter the weather the beer still gets poured! (there will be no ticket refunds)


Brewmaster Tickets for $55.00: entrance to the festival one hour early (11:00am), an upgraded tasting glass, and $5 to use at Northside businesses.

General Admission tickets for $40.00: 12:00-3:00pm tasting time (full access to all samples available), custom tasting glass.

*This is early bird pricing - General Admission ticket prices will increase to $45.00 starting September 1st.

Purchase tickets here:

Shoptoberfest (Le Claire)

Shoptoberfest (Le Claire)

Join us for this great event!

Tickets on sale now! ONLY 300 available

Put on your best lederhosen because Shoptoberfest is making its debut in historic downtown LeClaire, IA, on Saturday October 5th, 2019. Starting at 2pm, the lovely shops will be hosting the Midwest's best breweries so you can sip, sample and shop your way through town. Enjoy delicious Oktoberfest craft beer samples from your very own 5 oz. souvenir tasting glass. Join us at Green Tree Brewery for the after party where we will be raffling prizes to raise money for the North Scott Rotary Club! Prizes will be given for best Oktoberfest costumes and we will have a Stein Holding Competition as well!

The tasting glasses are sponsored by:
Lucas Dengler, Modern Woodmen of America
Financial Representative

Contrary Brewing // Five Cities Brewing // Green Tree Brewery // Front Street Brewery // Iowa Brewing Company // Crawford Brew Works // Pilot Brewing Supply // Adventurous Brewing LLC // and more!

Lettysdesigns-Decor.com // The Faithful Pilot // Bela // Riverview Roadhouse // The Crane & Pelican Cafe // Mississippi River Distilling Company & Cody Road Cocktail House // Razzleberries Fine Gifts // The Shameless Chocoholic // Aunt Hatties and more!

Bottle Release: Double Barrel Hang Fire + friends

Bottle Release: Double Barrel Hang Fire + friends

For our first anniversary we brewed an Imperial Stout called Hang Fire. For our second anniversary we released four barrel-aged variants of it (Aquila-Nilla, Brunch AF, Rubus & Templeton). But that wasn't all... The legacy of Hang Fire continues! We took one of the Templeton Hang Fire barrels and put that back into a fresh Rye barrel for an additional year! Behold! Double Barrel Hang Fire, two years in barrels and finished with chipotle, cinnamon and cocoa nibs.

But that also isn't all...

Once upon a time we had a Belgian-style Tripel that we called, Tripel. We put some of that Tripel into a Cedar Ridge port wine barrel which was used to create one of their Single Malt silver label whiskies. We then let that barrel chill for two years! This magic liquid is now known as Barrel-Aged Tripel and will also be available in bottles.

"Is there more?" you ask...

Yes! We will be debuting the newest batch of our Juicy-Hazy IPA series, Jinkies! AND perhaps something else that's extra fun, so stay tuned.....

Pricing TBD
Double Barrel Hang Fire, 375 ml bottle
Barrel-Aged Tripel, 375 ml bottle
Jinkies!, 16 oz. 4-pack

Live Music: "How’s ur sister?”

Live Music: "How’s ur sister?”

This will be a possible out door show, weather permitting with a food truck. In case you mssed our last show, we are a collection of 6 local musicians who have come together from different bands to unite as one. Our style is a mix of gritty pop rock inspired by The Black Keys, The Killers, Muse, Nathaniel Rateliff, Milky Chance, Gnarles Barkley etc. Come join us for a night of great brews, food, fun and memories.