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Old 01-20-2009, 11:45 PM   #1
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Has anyone been to a good pub around the Ames or DesMoines Iowa area?

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Old 01-21-2009, 04:54 AM   #2
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Has anyone been to a good pub around the Ames or DesMoines Iowa area?
I like DG's Taphouse in downtown Ames. They have a fantastic selection of microbrews in bottles and on draft.

Also in downtown Ames is Olde Main Brewing Company. Their regular brews include a light lager, pale ale, amber ale, witbier, scottish ale, and a stout. They also usually have one or two seasonal brews.
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Old 01-21-2009, 11:02 AM   #3
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Thanks for the info, looks like i'm going to be trying some beers out in a couple of weeks.

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Old 01-21-2009, 11:54 AM   #4
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nice to know, i just started taking grad classes at iowa state, some day i may actually go visit there just to see what its like!

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Old 01-21-2009, 12:06 PM   #5
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You can also try the Racoon River Micro Brewery in Downtown Des Moines. Raccoon River Brewing Company

I go there once a year at least. Ask for a Tour and they will be more than willing to show you around.

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Old 01-21-2009, 12:09 PM   #6
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Has anyone been to a good pub around the Ames or DesMoines Iowa area?
There are plenty in Des Moines

Brew-Pubs:
  • Court Ave Brewery
  • Raccoon River Brewing
  • Granite City Brewery
  • Rock Bottom Brewery
Non-BMC Style Pubs
  • Hessen Haus
  • Red Monk
  • Royal Mile
  • El Bait Shop (120 beers on tap)
    • Thursdays Jimmy Carter Happy Hour (Free Homebrew)
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Old 06-09-2009, 03:38 PM   #7
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All the establishments Schlenkerla mentioned are fine. My personal favorite is Raccoon River Brewing Co (mmm.. Bandit). Mike has some pretty tasty beers at Court Ave too.

Correction: Jimmy Carter Happy Hour is on Thursday nights at 6PM. Homebrew samples proudly provided by members of the Iowa Brewers Union a.k.a IBU homebrew club (sorry for the shameless plug).

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Thanks for the correction. I go there every Thursday. Must of had Monday on my mind......

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If you are in Ames, definitely check out Olde Main. They have a really good root beer there called Red Monkey.

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If you are in Ames, definitely check out Olde Main. They have a really good root beer there called Red Monkey.
The Dinky Wheat is pretty good too.
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