Coming Soon...Iowan Craft Beer Hall downtown DM

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  1. capitalcityguy

    capitalcityguy Well-Known Member

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    Nice! Since just about everything these guys touch turns to gold, look for this to be a winner in the near future. Cool idea...



    Read more...http://dmjuice.com/el-bait-shop-owners-planning-the-iowan-craft-beer-hall-downtown/


     
  2. ianoconnor

    ianoconnor Well-Known Member

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    Not a fan of the name, but it'll be a cool showcase for Iowa breweries.
     
  3. dmclone

    dmclone Well-Known Member

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    As long as they have TG on tap.
     
  4. Al_4_State

    Al_4_State Well-Known Member

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    Great idea.
     
  5. cyhawkdmb

    cyhawkdmb Well-Known Member

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    They better have more beer then the place at adventure land that sells iowa craft beer. They were out of more beers them they had.
     
  6. cybsball20

    cybsball20 Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't be surprised to see it go in that new development south of MLK by Principal Park
     
  7. ianoconnor

    ianoconnor Well-Known Member

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    I don't think that'll be a problem, haha.
     
  8. cyfan964

    cyfan964 Well-Known Member

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    It's a struggle for me with Toppling Goliath. I want their beer more often, but I don't want them to grow too fast and start making ****** beer either. I guess I'm happy with how their production levels/quality is currently.
     
  9. ianoconnor

    ianoconnor Well-Known Member

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    TG should just build a remote tap room here. :biggrin:
     
  10. sunnysideup

    sunnysideup Well-Known Member

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    So I wonder it this means they will dedicate Bait Shop solely to out of state craft beers or if there will be a overlap?
     
  11. Gunnerclone

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    I agree, think they should go with, "Great Iowa Beer Hall", or just "Iowa Beer Hall". Or "Iowa Hall of Beer and Bacon" because people are stupid about bacon.
     
  12. roundball

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    I don't know what this Adventureland place is, but are they frequently out of beers because the breweries can't keep up with distribution?
     
  13. ianoconnor

    ianoconnor Well-Known Member

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    No way they get rid of all of them. Probably will scale it back a bit, but they've got to at least have TG & Confluence.
     
  14. RubyClone

    RubyClone Active Member

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    Why even bother scaling back?

    If it sells, it sells. Can't imagine Bait Shop telling a customer "oh you have to go down the street if you want an Iowa beer"....
     
  15. dmclone

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    I don't want them to make crap beers but my god it would be nice to be able to go into a store in central Iowa and buy one of their beers. Right now you have to follow a bunch of people on twitter and then drive straight to one of the 5 or so stores in Des Moines that actually carry it for 2 hours a week.

    If it was up to me they would move production to 90% PsuedoSue. The good news is that El Bait Shop almost always has it on tap.
     
  16. Wesley

    Wesley Well-Known Member

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    Some more names
    Beer Iowa Style
    Cyclone Heaven
    Craft is US
    Bacon Beer & Babes
    Iowa's Finest Craft
     
  17. ripvdub

    ripvdub Well-Known Member

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    Can't they put it somewhere other than downtown?
     
  18. Gunnerclone

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    On Ingersoll or in Beaverdale would be cool. Right off a bike trail would be even cooler.
     
  19. dmclone

    dmclone Well-Known Member

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    Downtown has worked well for them, they pretty much own the market.
     
  20. RubyClone

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    Which is why downtown makes even more sense. Convergence of all kinds of trails.

    East Village wouldn't be a bad locale either. Particularly along that new stretch of MLK just east of the river.
     

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