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Court Avenue Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Court Avenue Brewing CompanyCourt Avenue Brewing Company

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 19
Beer Ratings: 127
Beer Avg: 3.56

Taps: 10 / Bottles:
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
very good

40 Ratings
Ratings: 40
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 9.09%
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

309 Court Ave
Des Moines, Iowa, 50309-2245
United States
phone: (515) 282-2739

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @courtavebrew


Monday - Thursday 11am - Midnight (with food until 10:30 p.m.)

Friday & Saturday 11am - 2am (with food until 11 p.m., late night menu until midnight)

Sunday 4:30pm - 10pm (with food until 9 p.m.)

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Reviews by MilwaukeeCrusher:
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4.39/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 5 | $$$

Ok, this place really impressed me and considering it where it is it is an absolute must stop for me if passing through town. I thought the Honest Lawyer was outstanding as well as their IPA that was aged in Templeton Rye whiskey barrels, 21st Amendment. Why I don't hear more about this place is beyond me. The atmosphere was subdued but it was an afternoon when I stopped. I didn't try any food. It was a little pricey and the service was ok, as it appeared the servers didn't know as much as the people making the beer. After some debate, I talked myself into buying one growler instead of two. Maybe next time...

03-15-2013 01:15:30 | More by MilwaukeeCrusher
More User Reviews:
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

07-07-2014 23:45:36 | More by PatrickKlopfenstein
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4/5  rDev +1%

07-04-2014 19:42:30 | More by styleisking
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3.81/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75 | $$

This was stop #2 for my wife and I on a 21-day pub-crawl from Michigan to N. CA and OR. We had already eaten dinner elsewhere, so we came here just to try the beer, thus we sat at the bar. The brewery is set in an old storefront building in what appears to be the restaurant district of downtown Des Moines, and ‘restaurant’ is what this brewery makes me think of more so than thinking ‘brewpub.’

But looks like a restaurant is okay as long as the beers were good, which they were. Each was brewed to style, and recipe enhancements were evident in some. One beer that we tried deserves a special mention, and that one is the 21st Amendment Ale. We didn’t give out an ‘A’ very often in our grading system on our trip, but this was one.

Although we had already eaten dinner we decided to have a snack to go with the beer, so a spent grain pretzel bread and dip plate was ordered. It was very good for something so simple. (I have eaten dinner here many times in the past while traveling on business, and I’ve always had a delicious dining experience.)

This brewery/restaurant does a great job and I’ll keep coming back when I’m in the area.

06-26-2014 23:43:48 | More by Mothergoose03
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

06-18-2014 03:11:51 | More by timlyon
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

06-16-2014 15:17:07 | More by 22Blue
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

06-13-2014 18:09:29 | More by Bkoop
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4/5  rDev +1%

05-24-2014 16:17:06 | More by ParkbrauFan
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4/5  rDev +1%

03-07-2014 01:54:32 | More by Dresden-Valentine
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

02-02-2014 03:10:03 | More by KAF
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Court Avenue Brewing Company in Des Moines, IA
89 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.