Richard the Whale

Richard the Whale Resurfaces

Saturday, December 4

  • 12:00am (midnight) Iowa City: You can begin standing in line for Richard the Whale
  • 7:00-10:00am Iowa City: Doors will open at 7:00am with brunch available and beer pick-up taking place at this time. Brunch service and additional beer/merchandise purchase are open to all, whether or not they’re a bottle purchaser. The Golden Ticket Richard the Whale variant is exclusive to the Iowa City location.
  • 9:00am Solon: Doors will open with breakfast available and beer pick-up taking place at this time. The Golden Ticket Richard the Whale variant is not available in Solon.
  • 10:00am: Party continues but brunch / breakfast ends at both locations.
  • 11:00am: Regular service begins at both locations.
  • 4:00pm Solon: Richard Dinner Special: 24oz. Prime ribeye, potato pave, Richard coffee bordelaise.

Freshness on Sale To-Go on Saturday, Dec. 1:

  • 2021 Richard the Whale Glass – $6 (Iowa City only, while supplies last)
  • 2021 Richard the Whale Poster – $12 (Iowa City only, while supplies last)
  • 2021 Richard the Whale Bottle – $25 (Iowa City only, while supplies last)
  • 2021 Richard the Whale Coffee Bottle – $27 (Iowa City only, while supplies last)
  • 2021 Richard the Whale Well Baked Bottle – $30 (Iowa City only, while supplies last)
  • 2021 Richard the Whale Orange Shirt – $25 (Iowa City only, while supplies last)
  • 2021 Richard the Whale Navy Shirt – $25 (Iowa City only, while supplies last)
  • 2021 Richard the Whale Black Shirt – $25 (Iowa City only, while supplies last)
  • HDTV DIPA 16oz 4pk – $22
  • Project Hopfish DIPA 16 oz 4pk – $18

You’ve Got Questions? We Got Answers!

  1. How do I get Richard the Whale Golden Ticket?
    If you are age 21+ and enjoy the finest in life, you are able to get one of just a few hundred Richard the Whale Golden Tickets. The Golden Ticket allows you the chance to purchase the exquisite Chocolate Coconut Cake variant in a 500mL bottle. Price is $50.
  2. Can I pick up Richard the Whale Golden Ticket for someone else?
    Heck yes, we encourage being good humans here at Big Grove. Just gotta have a copy of the original buyer’s ID (a photo of their ID on your phone) and the order number. There is a limit to one Richard the Whale Golden Ticket per original ordering person. The Chocolate Coconut Cake Golden Ticket variant is only available in Iowa City.
  3. Where can I get the Richard the Whale Golden Ticket variant?
    The only place on planet earth to get the Chocolate Coconut Cake Golden Ticket variant is Iowa City, Iowa at Big Grove Brewery & Taproom.
  4. Can I purchase brunch the day of?
    Yes! Brunch will be available for purchase in Iowa City for $20. An à la carte breakfast service is available in Solon.
  5. What if I don’t want brunch, can I still come?
    Absolutely! Snag your bottles and enjoy the party!
  6. What is included in the Richard the Whale 4-pack
    • Two (2) 375 mL bottles of 2021 Richard the Whale
    • One (1) 375 mL bottle of 2021 Richard the Whale Coffee variant
    • One (1) 375 mL bottle of 2021 Richard the Whale Well Baked variant
    • One (1) 2021 Richard the Whale commemorative glass
    • One (1) pour of Richard the Whale on draft
  7. Are Richard the Whale 4-packs still available?
    We are all sold out of the 4-packs. Based on availability, individual bottles will be available for purchase in Iowa City.
  8. What if I want to switch my pick-up location?
    If you need to switch your pick up location, please email icevents@biggrovebrewery.com
  9. What if I can’t come that day to pick up my bottles?
    If you are unable to pick up your order, please email icevents@biggrovebrewery.com. Please note, your beer order is held for 48 hours after our release date. After 48 hours, we cannot guarantee the contents of your purchase if you have not contacted us otherwise. However, we will make our best efforts to accommodate your order to its fullest.
  10. What will be on tap?
    2021 Richard the Whale
    6oz pour – $8, 2021 Richard the Whale Coffee 6oz pour – $9, 2021 Richard the Whale Well Baked 6oz pour – $10, 2021 Richard the Whale Chocolate Coconut Cake 6oz pour – $14, HDTV DIPA 12oz pour – $10, Project Hop Fisch 12oz – $8, and all other Big Grove beers 🙂
  11. When can I start standing in line in Iowa City?
    Saturday, December 4 at 12:00am (midnight)
  12. Are masks required?
    Masks are not required, but please be kind and aware of others. Our full indoor service area, game room, extended indoor all-weather area, and patio are open in Iowa City. The interior of the Solon Brewpub is open with patio service being weather-dependent.
  13. Is the brunch included in the Friday night Omakase Dinner package?
    Yes! You will get your items when you come for dinner.
  14. Do you know next year’s date?
    You betcha! Saturday, December 3, 2022 🐳
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Project Hop Fisch | Big Grove collab with Lua Brewing + Toppling Goliath | $18 16oz 4-Packs | You can count on something special from this trio of Iowa brewmasters. Proceeds will benefit local river watersheds and we will be continuing our river/creek cleanup on Iowa/Ralston creek, in addition to a larger Iowa river cleanup effort in 2022.