2 Breweries to open downtown (DSM) in 2019

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  1. dmclone

    dmclone Well-Known Member

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    Pretty good and sometimes amazing. I can’t imagine someone going to Iowa Taproom or El Bait Shop and being disappointed with the offerings.
     
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  2. Messi

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    Not a brewery but 30 Hop adding a waukee location
     
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  3. Cybyassociation

    Cybyassociation Well-Known Member

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    I'll be putting in my time for the last time this summer at el Bait. There are definitely days where I walk in and I feel disappointed. Once I figure out which breweries I like, which styles I like, it narrows down the wall quite a bit. If I didn't work there, it would seem like a beer Cave of Wonders though.
     
  4. Al_4_State

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    I didn't realize that Zach Dunbar from Forager was going to be in on Lua.

    That place is going to be very, very good. He's an excellent brewer, and a good dude. Forager makes exceptional beers.
     
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  5. ZJohnson

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    That is one heck of a brew crew! Where did you hear that info Al?

    --edit-- Just saw it on Iowa Beer Blog.
     
  6. cyclonespiker33

    cyclonespiker33 Well-Known Member

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    As someone who lived in NoVa for 6 months very recently, I can confidently say that the craft beer scene in Des Moines is better than the craft beer scene in DC/Northern Virginia.
     
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  7. capitalcityguy

    capitalcityguy Well-Known Member

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    After a much delayed opening, 1717 Brewery on E Court Ave (across from Peace Tree) opened this past weekend. Didn't have a chance to check it out myself. Anyone?
     
  8. baller21

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    I’ll be checking it out this weekend at the craft brew fest.
     
  9. capitalcityguy

    capitalcityguy Well-Known Member

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