Iowa Taproom

(Downtown, Des Moines, IA)

Scooter’s 1313th bar, first visited in 2019.

Iowa Taproom, Des Moines

I tried to visit this place a couple of years ago, but some sort of bike event/street party (not RAGBRAI) made it so crowded I decided to save it for another day.

This craft beer bar has 99 taps, all serving beer only from breweries in Iowa. There is partially-covered outdoor seating available in the alley. They do serve food, but that’s not why I was there.

I could have easily stayed here until close, but alas I only had 45 minutes before I would have to leave to rejoin my group. So I had as many 4oz pours as I could during that time.

What I drank:

  1. Oreo Speed Wagon by Lake Time Brewery (milk stout)
  2. De Olla BA Rye Imperial Stout by Keg Creek Brewing Company
  3. CocO Stout by West O Beer
  4. Rhymes With Orange by Brightside Aleworks (stout)
  5. Electric Banshee by ReUnion Brewery (stout)
  6. Freedom Toast by Madhouse Brewing Company (Jesus Christ, this bourbon maple barrel-aged Wee-Heavy with cinnamon and vanilla stuck with me for two days!)
  7. V.I.P. by Madhouse Brewing Company (imperial porter)

Iowa Taproom, Des Moines

Iowa Taproom, Des Moines

215 E 3rd St
Des Moines, IA 50309
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(515) 243-0827

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