Court Avenue Brewing Company
Ratings: 41 | Reviews: 31 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by morimech:
4.43/5 rDev +11.9%
This place came highly recommended by the locals. Sat in the bar area in the moderately lit establishment. A few TVs tuned to the local basketball games and later to a Premier Football match. Volume level was low and conversations could be held at normal indoor levels. After 7 PM the place really slowed down. The thing that impressed me the most, and with every establishment in Des Moines for that matter, was the exceptional service. Fast, friendly, and knowledgeable. When time permitted, our server came over and chatted with us. I was happy to tip big.
My buddy and I each ordered a beer flight sampling each of their current beers. Highlights were the stout and brown ale. The IPA had a huge tropical fruit thing going on. The hefe was a bit of a disappointment as I thought it was undercarbonated. We both thought their barrel-aged beers were the biggest disappointment. Very raw and boozy. Could of benefited from some blending.
Food was excellant. I ordered the braised pot roast and my buddy ordered the Cabco Sandy. Each of us left satisfied and happy.
The next time I am Des Moines, I will be coming back to this brewpub. Come for the beer, stay for the service and food.
03-05-2011 00:15:36 | More by morimech
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3.81/5 rDev -3.8%
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
Court Avenue Brewing Company in Des Moines, IA
89 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.