Few things go better with dinner than a pint of locally brewed beer from one of the many local breweries in Des Moines. From an IPA to a stout, there is a beer for every beer lover in your group at our many breweries throughout Des Moines. Here are only a few of the many local breweries you can visit within the area.

Court Avenue Restaurant and Brewing Company
309 Court Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309
Nestled in the heart of the Court District downtown, the Court Avenue Brewing Company is Des Moines original brewery, located in the historic Saddlery Building and is known for their award-winning beers, including the Pointer Brown Ale, Two Rivers Light, and BlackHawk Stout. They feature a full menu for your dining pleasure, as well.

Exile Brewing Company
1514 Walnut Street
Des Moines, IA 50309
Exile Brewing Company draws its inspiration from the many immigrants who have made America what it is today. With a hint of European style right here in the heart of Des Moines, Exile Brewing Company’s four main beers, Hannah Bavarian Wheat, Beatnick Sour Berliner-style Weisse, Ruthie Gold Lager, and Gigi Dark Lager, are bottled and distributed throughout the area. They also feature a large line of seasonal beers. Brewery tours are available every Saturday from 3:15-4:00 p.m.

Madhouse Brewing Company
501 Scott Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309
The Madhouse Brewing Company is located just blocks from Downtown Des Moines and specializes in barrel-aged and sour ales. Their flagship beers include their Honey Pilsner, Hopburst IPA, Pastime Ale, Oak-Aged Imperial Red, and Sumatra Coffee Stout. Want to try something truly unique? Try one of their Sour/Brett Beers, made with their own house blend of yeast and lactobacillus, with inspiration from Germany, Belgium, and France.

Confluence Brewing Company
1235 Thomas Beck Road, Suite A
Des Moines, IA 50315
Take a tour of their brewery and learn the brewing process to how they make their well-known beers, fashioned after the hardworking people of Iowa. Brewery tours are every Friday at 6:00 and Saturday at 3:30. Stop into their bar to try any one of their popular and unique beers, like the Big Hopi Red IPA, the Virtuous Endeavor Series of Dubbel Ales, or the German Style Weiss Grip. There is a beer for every taste bud at Confluence.

515 Brewing Company
7700 University Avenue, Suite C
Clive, IA 50325
Located just a short drive outside of Des Moines, the 515 Brewing Company loves to experiment with new and unique flavors including their Belgian Paradise with hints of ginger and coriander, and their grapefruit wheat beer Sweet Celebration. Other favorites include the Belgian Mistress, Reaper in the Rye, and the Lil’ Tart, among many others.

Des Moines and the surrounding areas are home to many great breweries and wineries. Want to try something unique? Ask any one of our friendly employees and they’ll be happy to share their favorite places to grab a brew. Always remember to stay safe and don’t drink and drive. Our friendly front desk attendees would be happy to call you a cab and show you the best places to get a nightcap. Don’t want to travel far? Try out our Castaway’s Bar and Grill, including a pool side Tiki bar, stoked full of your go-to favorites.