Des Moines Beer Run

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

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  1. TheCondor

    TheCondor Initiate (0) Dec 29, 2011 Missouri


    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 Zealot (594) Jan 12, 2013 Iowa
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    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 Zealot (594) Jan 12, 2013 Iowa
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    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. minnesotaryan

    minnesotaryan Initiate (0) Dec 27, 2010 Minnesota

    Pseudo Sue is phenomenal!
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  5. Hawkharvs

    Hawkharvs Initiate (0) Sep 9, 2012 Iowa

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

    mdwalsh Initiate (0) Feb 1, 2009 Iowa

    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 Initiate (40) Feb 29, 2012 Iowa

    You could use 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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