According to the Deschutes’ website (www.deschutesbrewery.com), the list below is where and when you will find the launch party as the brewery prepares to enter the Iowa markets. If you make any of these dates I would love to hear your experience!
El Bait Shop
Friday July 19th, 5-7 p.m.
Downtown Des Moines Pub Crawl
Friday July 19th, 8-11 p.m.
Saturday July 20th, 3-7 p.m.
Official Brewfest Afterparty
The Keg Stand
Saturday July 20th, 8-11 p.m.
Meet, Greet, Sample
Monday July 22, 11:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Meet the Brewer
Court Avenue Brewery
Monday July 22, 5 – 6:30 p.m.
MEET, GREET, SAMPLE
Tue, Jul 23, 11 am – 6 pm
Wellman’s Pub, Gateway Market , Whole Foods, Saints Pub and Patio, Dublin Bay, The Point Des Moines & Surrounding Areas, IA
BEER-LESQUE: TASTINGS AND TASSELS!
Wed, Jul 24, 9 pm – 11 pm
The Gramercy Tap
400 Walnut St.
Des Moines, IA 50309
North Liberty , IA 52317
Iowa City, IA 52245
3 thoughts on “Deschutes Iowa Launch Parties Dates and Times”
Oh hey, ANOTHER outfit that thinks the Iowa state line ends at Iowa City. Puke.
I’m going to threadjack your blog for a small rant, so feel free to delete if you want. But c’mon! Arguably, the Quad-Cities and Davenport have been at the forefront of supporting, nurturing and appreciating craft beer the longest of any metro area in the state. Front Street, Blue Cat and Bent River were operating before Iowa City (and I think Des Moines) had even a single brew pub. Great River now has a very large canning operation and is making all kinds of interesting beers. Davenport itself was one of the largest brewery cities in the U.S. thanks to its large German population in the late 19th Century.
Yet there will be no Deschutes launch party over here in the east side of the state. Note to those who don’t get this: WE ARE NOT PART OF ILLINOIS!
//Steps off soapbox. Apologizes for ranting.
Excellent rant; couldn’t agree more. Hopefully you will see their stuff on shelves over there.
Hy-Vee Madison Ave/Mall of the Bluffs (Council Bluffs) on Saturday, July 20 from 3-6 PM will have a free beer tasting outside with four Deschutes beers, food and thier moblie bar Woody.