Iowa Craft Brew Festival set for Saturday, June 4th!

One of the best beer events of the year is coming up and tickets are available! On Saturday June 4th, you could have the opportunity to sample the best of what Iowa craft producers are making! VIP tickets are sold out but general admission tickets are still available! The Iowa Craft Beer Festival is the perfect place for you to try craft beers, ciders, and food! Here’s more on this event and the link to purchase tickets below courtesy of the Iowa Brewer’s Guild:

It’s the unofficial start to Iowa summer- the Iowa Craft Brew Festival! 

Join the Iowa Brewers Guild on Saturday, June 4th and sample beer, cider and more from over 70 Iowa craft producers. The Iowa Craft Brew Festival happens at Des Moines Waterworks Park and every ticket includes unlimited sampling and live music. Food trucks, free parking, water, and plenty of space- we’ve got everything to start summer right. Grab your friends and join us!

General admission is only $45 and gets you in from 1-4pm. Tickets are selling quickly so purchase yours today! 


Iowa Craft Brew Festival set for August 7th!

Mark your calendars for August 7th and get online and click HERE to purchase tickets to this year’s Iowa Craft Brew Festival. The festival will be taking place at Water Works Park, Lauridsen Amphitheater in Des Moines! It will feature of 50 of Iowa’s best craft breweries, cideries, and meaderies. Here’s more on this popular event courtesy of the Iowa Brewer’s Guild:

General Ticket Info

Saturday, August 7th, 2021

The Iowa Craft Brew Festival is back with a new location and plenty of space to spread out. We have moved to Lauridsen Amphitheater at Water Works Park, a space large enough to accommodate over 100 Iowa Breweries.

Craft beer lovers will enjoy live music from The Sheet, Mike Vallely & The Complete Disaster, all while enjoying unlimited samples of over 300 varieties of beer.

Food will be available for purchase from some of central Iowa’s favorite food trucks and a bike valet will be provided courtesy of the Iowa Bicycle Collective. All tickets include a commemorative sampling glass, and free parking is available adjacent to the festival grounds.

$55 VIP Ticket – Enjoy one hour early entry to the festival along with access to limited release offerings beginning at noon. Ticket also includes unlimited samples until 4:00, live music and commemorative sampling glass.

$40 GA Ticket – Access to the festival at 1:00 with unlimited samples until 4:00, live music and commemorative sampling glass.

$5 Designated Driver Ticket – Includes access to the Festival and live music.

Iowa Craft Beer Festival will be held rain or shine and all tickets are non-refundable. This is a 21 and over event.

Iowa Craft Brew Festival list of Beers



The following information comes from Here is a list of breweries and beers that will be attending the Iowa Craft Brew Festival on June 14th in Des Moines.

515 Brewing
*Mexican Spring

Anchor Brewing
*Anchor IPA
*Anchor Liberty

Albia Brewing Company
*Avery Pale Ale
*Albia IPA
*Soap Creek Shandy
*Grant & Benjamin’s Root Beer

Backpocket Brewing Company-Coralville, IA


Big Sky Brewing Company-Missoula, MT

Big Sky IPA

Big Sky Moose Drool Brown Ale

Blue Moon Brewing Company-Golden, CO

Blue Moon Belgian White

Blue Moon Summer

Boone Valley Brewing Company-Boone, IA

Roxie Irish Red Ale

Iron Horse IPA

Double IPA


Midnight Stout


Boston Beer


Boulevard Brewing Company-Kansas City, MO


Pop-Up IPA


KC Pils


Brick Street Brewing Company-Woodbine, IA


Broad Street Brewing Company-Reinbeck, IA

Sticky Wicket


Pale Ale

CIB Brewery-Carson, IA

Pott. County Purple (Belgian Trippel IPA)

John’s Sour Ale Batch #2 (aged on charred burr oak staves)

Strawberry Tart (sour American Ale fermented with strawberries)

Confluence Brewing Company-Des Moines, IA


Court Avenue Restaurant & Brewing Company-Des Moines, IA


Biere de Garde

Bock (Cody Road Bourbon barrel-aged)

Belgian Golden Strong (aged in a wine barrel with caramelized blueberries)

Crispin Cider-Colfax, CA

Crispin Original

Crispin Pear

Crispin Blackberry Pear

Deb’s Brewtopia-Elkader, IA


Empyrean Brewing Company-Lincoln, NE

Third Stone Brown

Super Nova Summer Ale

Watchman IPA

Dark Side Vanilla Porter

Burning Skye Scottish Ale

Exile Brewing Company-Des Moines, IA


Founders Brewing Company-Grand Rapids, MI

All Day IPA

Dirty Bastard

Dry Hopped Pale Ale

Great River Brewery-Davenport, IA

Dirty Blonde Chocolate Ale

The Herd IPA

Tripel Crank

Golden Ale

Granite City Food & Brewery-Cedar Rapids, Clive & Davenport, IA


Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company-Chippewa Falls, WI

Summer Shandy

Sunset Wheat

Kalona Brewing Company-Kalona, IA


Keg Creek Brewing Company-Glenwood, IA

Apricot Wheat

Keg Creek IPA

Impure Thoughts Saison

Waseya Cream Ale

Lake Time Brewery-Clear Lake, IA

8:08 Coffee Brown Ale

Chasing Sunsets Amber Ale

Lion Bridge Brewing Company-Cedar Rapids, IA

Iron Lion (Belgian Strong Ale w/ Hibiscus and Ginger)

Ryed in the English Countryside (English Rye IPA)

Workman’s Compensation (Dark Mild)

Živá Voda Czech Pilsner

Untitled Saison

Lost Duck Brewery-Fort Madison, IA


Madhouse Brewing Company-Des Moines, IA

Honey Pilsner

Pastime Pale Ale

Hopburst IPA

Oak-Aged Imperial Red

Sumatra Coffee Stout

Maple City Brewing Company-Osage, IA

Sage Hopper IPA

Dam Sweet Wheat

Kealiher’s Irish Red Ale

Osager Weiss

Millstream Brewing Company-Amana, IA

White IPA

Schild Brau Amber Lager

Hefe “r” Weissen

Iowa Pale Ale

Old-Fashioned Root Beer

Moonstruck Meadery


Nebraska Brewing Company


New American Brewing Company-Ankeny, IA

1789 Porter

Independence Pale Ale

Shenanigans Session IPA

Double IPA

New Belgium Brewing Company-Fort Collins, CO

Fat Tire Amber Ale


Rampant Imperial IPA

Ranger IPA

Summer Helles

Number 7 Brewery-Ankeny, IA

Drunken Sailor IPA

Number 7 Amber



Okoboji Brewing Company-Spirit Lake, IA

Veneration IPA

Shot in the Dark Vanilla Cream Stout

Boji Blue Pale Ale w/ Apricots

Coffee Porter

Olde Main Brewing Company-Ames, IA

Dinkey Wheat®

Off KILTer Scottish Ale

Lemontyme Lemon Ale

Peace Tree Brewing Company-Knoxville, IA

Blonde Fatale

Red Rambler

Hop Wrangler


Royale 41

Indecision Dark IPA

Rye Porter

Templeton Hop Wrangler

Raccoon River Brewing Company-Des Moines, IA

Vanilla Cream Ale

Homestead Red

Bandit IPA

Cerveza Negra


Redd’s Brewing Company-Milwaukee WI

Redd’s Apple Ale

Redd’s Strawberry

Schlafly-St. Louis, MO

Pale Ale

Helles Summer Lager

Dry Hopped APA

Yakima Wheat



SingleSpeed Brewing Company-Cedar Falls, IA

Stout (un-named)

IPA Blanco (White IPA)

Smith & Forge-Memphis, TN

S & F Hard Cider

Spoetzel Brewing Company-Shiner, TX

Shiner Ruby Redbird

Shiner Bock

Shiner Wild Hare Pale Ale

Stone Brewing Company-San Diego, CA


Summit Brewing Company


Tallgrass Brewing Company-Manhattan, KS

Halcyon Wheat

8-Bit Pale Ale

Ethos IPA

Pub Ale

Thunderhead Brewing Company

Golden Frau Honey Wheat

Cropduster IPA

Cornstalker Dark Wheat

Leatherhead Red

Toppling Goliath Brewing Company-Decorah, IA

Zeelander IPA

Smoove Opferator Brown Ale

Pseudo Sue Pale Ale

Dorothy’s New World Lager

Third Base Brewery-Cedar Rapids, IA


Session IPA




Twisted Vine Brewery-St. Charles, IA

Nugget IPA

Old Crusty’s Scottish Ale

Twisted Blonde (wine barrel-aged)

West O Beer-West Okoboji, IA

West O Pilsner Lager

West O Smoked Red

Holy L Session India Pale Lager

Honeysuckle Saison

10FOOT10 Double IPA

Woodchuck Cider-Springfield, VT


Granny Smith




Worth Brewing Company-Northwood, IA

Queen’s Pride Honey Lager

Devil’s Delight Dark Lager

Cascadian Concussion Black IPA

Zipline Brewing Company