Court Avenue Brewing Company
Active Beers: 19
Beer Ratings: 127
Beer Avg: 3.56
Taps: 10 / Bottles:
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 40 | Reviews: 31 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by ndolover:
3.9/5 rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$
A large brick building located in downtown Des Moines. I was pleasently surprised by the atmosphere and beers on tap.
The huge deal was the cider on tap. Sutliff cider was a guest tap and I loved it! Voted a top 30 cider in the world on rate beer.
The brewer obviously knows what he/she is doing. They have IPA, stouts, and the usual fair. Along with a few barrel and sour offerings! The beers were all solid. I would reccomend this brewpub to anyone traveling through the area. Take note, that it is a bit more upscale for an average brewpub in Iowa. So be prepared for lawyers. =)
07-14-2011 17:09:37 | More by ndolover
More User Reviews:
3.81/5 rDev -3.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75 | $$
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
Court Avenue Brewing Company in Des Moines, IA
89 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.