2 Breweries to open downtown (DSM) in 2019

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  1. capitalcityguy

    capitalcityguy Well-Known Member

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    The head brewer from Big Grove Brewery in Iowa City is moving to Des Moines to open brewery/tavern near Sherman Hill.

    http://iowabeerblog.blogspot.com/2018/12/des-moines-may-get-new-brewery-but-its.html?m=1#.XAtFc6PP1Q8.twitter

    1717 Brewery on E Court Avenue should be opening before too long (they were supposed to open this fall):

    https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/money/business/new-business/2018/08/01/1717-brewing-company-iowa-craft-beer-beers-des-moines-peace-tree-taproom-brews-drinking-east-village/872901002/
     
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  2. CYCLNST8

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    I worked with one of the brothers who will be running 1717. Cool dude. Left his desk job to pour everything into the brewery. He actually brought me a couple growlers of his home brew on a couple occasions. I highly recommended they make it a bicycle friendly venue, ha ha! Can’t wait to visit!
     
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  4. capitalcityguy

    capitalcityguy Well-Known Member

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    The place still isn't open. Any idea what is with the holdup?
     
  5. Cybyassociation

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    I hope they're not Des Moines next Black Hollow. Greatest non-existent brewery merch of any existing or non-existing brewery.
     
  6. Gunnerclone

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    Would it be illegal to invent a totally fake company just to sell its merch? In great at the marketing/creative not so much on actually owning a brewing/whatever business.

    Nobody take this but I had an idea for a brewery that was all based on soda and poop. So Id have like:

    Mountain Poo Brown Ale
    Dr Pooper dark ipa
    Orange Push blood orange infused lager
    Etc.
     
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    Checked in just a couple weeks ago and they were still working. Had just started brewing. Hopefully very soon if not already.
     
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    You be quiet now, I have my Leisure Studies degree from there.
     
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    Al_4_State Well-Known Member

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    I’ve been Director of the Flying Club since 2006.
     
  11. Cyched

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    I also have my PhD in Beer, Wine and Spirits, and lead a "class" every summer
     
  12. nfrine

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    Pile It High and Deep?
     
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    have to wonder when it will start to become too saturated of a market?? But at the same time who can complain about more local beer??
     
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  14. JP4CY

    JP4CY I LOVE LAMP
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    Confluence, Firetrucker, Peacetree, and Exile have zero to worry about.
    I wonder about Fox, Madhouse, Brightside.
    I dont get why anyone would go to Fox when The Hall is next door.
     
  15. ClonesTwenty1

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    Like it was said before me, confluence, Exile, Peacetree have nothing to worry about. They’re all too popular to fail around here now. Always welcome new breweries and new ideas though! Competitive market is always a good market.
     
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    I always root for the new guy on the block but it’s hard to get me away from Barntown; I love their creativity.
     
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    I love Fox Brewing beers
     
  18. JP4CY

    JP4CY I LOVE LAMP
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    They hit the nail on the head with beer and food. Such a great place. At times it seems like they need to find a bigger location.
     
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  19. dmclone

    dmclone Well-Known Member

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    You're the first person I've ever heard say that. Pretty terrible overall and can't believe they are still in business.
     
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    Madhouse is fine. They've found their niche - their barrel aged stuff and sours are extremely well thought of (and are extremely well done). Ditching their old brands was a great move.

    I've never had Brightside, but I know folks on that side of town who are fans (and they also know beer). I don't know if that's a universal sentiment or not.

    I've never heard anything positive about Fox. Surprised they're still around.
     

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