Beer Tasting w/ a Brewer at 515 Brewing; Clive, IA 8/3/14

515I’ve had the pleasure of going to 515 Brewing in Clive, IA a handful of times. Sure, I wish I was closer, (or they were), so I could frequent more often, but these folks are what make craft beer great. I was just sitting enjoying a few brews with friends when owner/brewer Dave Ropte sat down and talked to us about all things beer for a good hour. It was great. Informative, honest, and just a pleasant experience. I highly recommend anyone who is the the Des Moines area on August 3 to check this event out. Their beer is terrific and the folks are even better! Here’s more from 515’s Facebook page:

Join us for a brewer-led beer tasting this Sunday. Purchase a brewer-designated beer flight between 1:30 – 2p with the tasting starting at 2p. (4-5oz pours for $8). Our brewers will talk about each selected beer and answer any questions you have about the beer or the brewery.

Visit their Facebook page for more or follow them on Twitter:
@515brewing
http://www.facebook.com/515Brewing?fref=photo

 

515 Brewery Grand Opening March 23!

515One of the Des Moines areas  newest breweries is having their grand opening March 23. 515 Brewing Company will host the event at their taproom located 7700 University Avenue in Clive, IA. Free t-shirts will be given out for the first 50 guests to arrive along with other prize drawings. I have yet to try their beer but the word from many friends is that these guys are the real deal and their beers are excellent. Below is a list of their beers from their website (http://www.515brewing.com/beer.html).

LIL’ TART What's currently on tap.
Warning: This will make you thirsty.

Our version of a tart Berlinner style German Ale

NUMB NUT
A spiced ale perfect for a fall day or anytime the mood strikes

OJ IPA
Smooth and drinkable wheat IPA with citrus flavors

IMPERIAL STOUT 
(yet to be named)
Flavorful stout with hints of coffee and chocolate

D.A.R.T. DODGER
(formerly known as West Coast IPA)
West Coast style IPA brewed with Citra and Simcoe hops

 IN THE FERMENTER

(Coming Soon)

PALE KOLSCH
(yet to be named)
A light German style ale modified with more malt sweetness and 
hop bitterness than a traditional Kolsch

BELGIAN PALE
(yet to be named)
A belgian style ale brewed with abbey yeast, grains of paradise and ginger

If you get to this event let me know how it went!