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Des Moines Iowa Breweries
Des Moines Iowa Breweries

Iowa Brew Tours Craft Brewery and Tap Room Partners

The Des Moines Area is one of the fastest growing craft beer markets in the country! Currently there are 13 breweries and numerous tap rooms in the area, with more slated to open soon. Come experience the best beer they have to offer on one of our public craft beer tours.

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Firetrucker Brewery
Firetrucker beers are loaded with flavor and maintain a clean finish. Our Steam, Ginger and IPAs stand out, but the house line up of dark beers goes over the top. Many of our porters and stouts have a smoky companion, compliments of our in-house smoked and milled grains.

Each month, our seasonal beers push the boundaries while complimenting the time of year. Craft beer is art! Enjoy! …read more

Peace Tree Brewing Company
Peace Tree Brewing Company is dedicated to brewing handcrafted, full-flavored beers with a great attention to quality.

Our brewery began in 2009 in a former Nash Rambler car dealership on Main Street in Knoxville, Iowa.

Head brewmaster Joe Kesteloot came to us with years of professional and home brewing experience and brought with him a true passion and creativity for developing his own unique recipes.

Madhouse Brewing Company
Specializing in American craft styles including Barrel-aged and sour ales. Located just blocks from Downtown Des Moines. …read more
el Bait Shop

All-American food favorites designed to complement the largest American microbrew selection in the world! Featuring 105 draft beer, another 175 in bottles, and many terrific selections from Iowa breweries. We guarantee it will be the only 1970s-fishing themed-105 tap handle restaurant and tavern you’ll ever find. Winner of a bunch of local awards and featured in national publications like Draft Magazine’s top 100 bars in America three years in a row.

Fong's Pizza

Chinese decor, Tiki drinks, great beers, and delicious handmade pizzas make for one of Des Moines most unique restaurants. Handmade crab rangoon, pizza rolls, egg rolls, Thai Chicken Pizza and the famous Crab Rangoon Pizza (featured on the Cooking Channel) to name a few. Both lunch slices and late-night slices (10 p.m. to 2 a.m./3 a.m. on weekends).

Reclaimed Rails Brewery
A start up Brewery soon to be located in Bondurant, Iowa. We will offer hand crafted, flavorful beers brewed with passion! Expected opening: Fall 2015. …read more
Fox Brewing

Fox Brewing is a craft brewery that proudly brews premium beers, with a focus on exciting, unique, seasonal offerings. There’s a lot of great beer in the Des Moines area, but we’re trying to create something a little different from what’s currently available. We have a Foxy Blonde Belgian Ale and Fox Tail Irish Red Ale available year-round, with a constant rotation of single-batch and barrel-aged beers flavored with locally sourced ingredients when available.

515 Brewing Company

Our goal at 515 Brewing Company is to delight your palate by providing exceptional, flavorful and fresh beer. And because we love beer, we’re always trying new recipes. Expect a new combination of beers on tap, every time you walk through our door. So stop in, pull up a chair and take your taste buds on a beer adventure.

Boone Valley Brewery
It started more as a notion than a true mission – a simple wish to try brewing beer. The beer that came out of a kit was pretty successful but not nearly challenging enough. That little notion grew into a true passion for brewing. With son-in-law, Jon and neighbor, Ron, many hours were spent in the garage outside our home testing their skills and “tweaking” their beers. Family and work obligations and other outside interests drew Jon and Ron away from actively brewing but Rick continued on- and so a true brewer emerged.

Always looking for an honest opinion to help him develop the beers he creates, Rick entered competitions in Iowa, Colorado, Minnesota, and Wisconsin winning several awards along the way. Avoiding the social network of brew clubs and navigating the world of brewing on his own, Rick has been dubbed the “Willie Wonka of Beer” and “the phantom brewer” by his fellow brewers. But stop and talk with Rick about brewing and you will find him very comfortable in a conversation about making beer. Being a home brewer at heart, Rick’s brewing friends will also praise him for his willingness to mentor and coach them in their efforts to make better beer. This is the unique, special place where Rick does his own thing. This is Boone Valley.

Twisted Vine Brewery
Twisted Vine Brewery is an unpretentious boutique brewery making the finest beers available anywhere. Now relocated to a larger facility in West Des Moines
New American Brewery
Brightside Aleworks
In October 2017, Molly and Andrew Frana brought their dream back to Altoona, IA in the form of Brightside Aleworks. They have since upgraded and elevated the taproom with new tile, fresh metal work, professional sound panels and a fresh new atmosphere. They want to vibe to feel like a coffee shop that brews and serves craft beer. A place for friends, conversation, laughs and fun. I’ve been there. They NAILED IT!