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Des Moines Beer Run

Discussion in 'Midwest' started by TheCondor, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. TheCondor

    TheCondor Savant (405) Missouri Dec 29, 2011


    What are some of the good beers available in Des Moines from the breweries in MN and WI? I have noticed a lot of those breweries do not reach all the way down to KC, but they may distribute to Des Moines. DM is only four hours or so, depending on what is available there that is not here I may have to make a road trip. Can any of you all think of anything in particular off the top of your head? Thanks
  2. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Advocate (700) Iowa Jan 12, 2013 Verified

    Off the top of my head...

    Lakefront - WI
    Sprecher - WI
    Chameleon -WI
    Brau Brothers -MN
    Schell's - MN

    No New Glarus or Surly, so nothing too amazing as far as WI or MN beers go Iowa, uunfortunately.
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  3. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Advocate (700) Iowa Jan 12, 2013 Verified

    If you're willing to make the trip to DSM though, it would be well worth your trip to stop by El Bait Shop and fill a growler with some Golden Nugget or PseudoSue from local Iowa brewery, Toppling Goliath. Those 2 beers would probably blow any WI or MN beer that you can get here waaay out of the water. Just sayin.
  4. Pseudo Sue is phenomenal!
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  5. Hawkharvs

    Hawkharvs Aficionado (225) Iowa Sep 9, 2012

    Besides Surly and NG, the only breweries I seek out are Schell and Summit. The above posters are right...do yourself a favor and get some Toppling Goliath from El Bait Shop in Des Moines.
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  6. mdwalsh

    mdwalsh Savant (460) Iowa Feb 1, 2009

    Can you get Peace Tree? If not I would get that for sure, also Confluence. Otherwise, what those above have said...
  7. Rob-P

    Rob-P Aficionado (180) Iowa Feb 29, 2012 Verified

    You could use http://seekabrew.com/distro/index.html to compare the distribution.

    Summit Saga is about the only beer from them that I've liked, but I like it quite a bit...and it is relatively inexpensive.

    Also, another vote for TG.
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