An Intro to Our Craft Brew

We've been fully open and brewing for not quite a month now and have a fine lineup of our own craft beers on tap. Our beer is brewed right here at our facility in Mount Vernon, Iowa. We thought we'd run through a quick intro of our current lineup! Penny Scraper Kölsch The Penny Scraper is a German Kölsch style beer. It's our lightest brew, crisp, and very refreshing. At about 25 IBU, it's light on bitterness (hoppiness) and an easy drinker. If you're not normally a craft beer fan or prefer light beers, we challenge you to try our Penny Scraper Kölsch! Solden Soul The Solden Soul Belgian Blonde is easy-drinking, with a low but pleasing hop bitterness. It's a light-bodied ale, with a low malt aroma that has a spiced and slight pear/fruity character. Medium in sweetness, it's not as bitter as Belgian-style tripels or golden strong ales. Overall, the Solden Soul has the perfect balance between light sweetness, spice and low to medium fruity flavors. (Approx. ABV 7.4%) Plow...
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Beer on Tap: Exciting Big’s BBQ & Brew Pub Updates!

Beer on Tap: Exciting Big’s BBQ & Brew Pub Updates!

Dining, catering... and BEER! Oh my! Folks, our dining room is now open and we're fully ready to serve! So, bring in your family and friends and dine in! We are still offering catering and to-go orders. Have an upcoming wedding, birthday, or summer reunion? Pitmaster Phil will gladly walk through your food planning with you and let you know about catering discount pricing. If you simply enjoyed the ease of picking up dinner for the evening, our full menu is now available, feel free to still give us a call. Beer Now Available! While we had originally anticipated a fall opening for our microbrewery, we're pleased to announce that things have been rolling right along and we now have our own craft brew available ON TAP! That's right! The beer is a-flowin, folks, made right here at Big's! If you're a craft beer lover, be sure to add Big's to your craft beer tour! Chat with our owner/brewmaster Aaron to get the scoop on...
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8th Annual Chocolate Stroll

If you aren't doing anything this weekend and are a chocolate lover, you should definitely make plans to head out to the 8th annual Mount Vernon Chocolate Stroll! The Chocolate Stroll is a chocolate and music event which invites folks to visit various local businesses and vendors along Mount Vernon's historic first street which will be offering various chocolates and chocolate products to sample and purchase. You're probably wondering what kind of chocolate a BBQ restaurant can offer? Chocolate coffee rubbed brisket! Pitmaster Phil has an amazing recipe crafted up just for the event so be sure and stop by Big's BBQ Brew Pub and try it out! ...
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Happy Memorial Day!

Happy Memorial Day! Today, we give our sincere thanks to all of the service men and women who have fought and given their lives in service to our country. Special thanks as well to their families. In honor of Memorial Day, we will be offering a much larger menu and spread. We have all your favorites just about ready to be taken out of the smoker: Ribs, brisket, pulled pork, sausage, and chicken. Pulled pork is also available by the pound, call for pricing. **As special thanks to our military families, we are offering a 20% discount today when you present your military ID at pick-up** ...
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Can you name this beer?

Be EXCITED! We're looking to FINALLY be open to the public in just a few short weeks and we want your help! BIG's is very excited to be serving only the best bbq.... and soon OUR OWN craft brews as well! This award-winning imperial stout will soon be available in our tasting room and we want YOU to help us name it!. We'll let you know when we have it available on tap, come visit us, give it a shot, and help us find it a name. We'll be seeing you soon!...
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Chalk the Walk

We're excited to be a part of Chalk the Walk the first weekend in May (6th and 7th, 10 am - 6 pm) in Mount Vernon, IA! Chalk the Walk celebrates its 12th year this year, with creative artists from all over coming to help decorate the streets. Come grab a turkey leg from us and enjoy a great family event. For more information and further details, visit the event on Facebook!...
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