Exile Brewing Co.
Active Beers: 9
Beer Ratings: 39
Beer Avg: 3.44
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Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 11 | Reviews: 4 | Display Reviews Only:
4.29/5 rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75 | $$
An interesting place, right near downtown and walkable from our hotel.
They appear to be a German inspired brewpub, beer hall and all around facility. The decor was pretty cool, and they seemed to be doing some remodeling, but that did not affect the experience.
The beer were all German. I had two and both were good, and very well done.
The food was prepared well. I am not sure how much of it was sourced from local farms. It did taste good and came out of the kitchen in a short amount of time.
Definitely a place worth visiting. Especially since I know of only one other craft brewery to be German or Czech inspired.
11-10-2013 12:49:46 | More by wapcap
4.56/5 rDev +12.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75 | $$$
Have been at Exile a few times. Had their lunch a while back, and was very pleased. I had the French Dip and it was fantasic and well prepared! I already knew that the beer is very well brewed. I have came here a couple of times just to sit at the bar and have a beer or two, and it's worth it. If you enjoy German brews, you will love Exile. The atmosphere here is great in my opinion. There hardly is ever any immature 21 year olds acting dumb at the bar, so the atmosphere is nice and laid back. I recommend this place to everyone. Great food, great beer, great building. Give it a try!
07-26-2013 22:23:25 | More by Clones21
3.98/5 rDev -2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3.5 | $$$
driving across the country, we are trying to try a microbrewery in every state. we happened upon Exile when we checked into our hotel room in Des Moines and just googled local breweries. we definitely made the right choice.
only open a few months, the atmosphere is fantastic. it's a wide open old brick warehouse and the staff are very friendly and helpful.
the beer selection was fairly limited, but as we learned from the owner and bartender, they are going for a more European feel and selection. no IPAs (as hopheads, we were a bit disappointed), was unusual, but the dunkelweizen was very good. their flagship is a gold lager (above average) and they had a wheat, blonde, dunkel, and a belgiany type beer. all were very very good. and all have a cool story behind the names (ask the bartender).
overall, we'd highly recommend this brewery. they seem to have gotten the important thing right (good beer, great atmosphere, and good food). if you get a chance, check it out. you won't be disappointed.
11-27-2012 01:28:44 | More by IrieMob
Exile Brewing Co. in Des Moines, IA
91 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.