Hats Off To Homebrewers

We tip our hats for you...brewers of fine craft beer at home!
Thu, Jul 25
7 pm - 10 pm
Red's Alehouse
405 N. Dubuque St
North Liberty , IA
(319) 626-2100
Attention homebrewers and beer geeks! Come share your love for craft at Red’s Alehouse with the gang from Deschutes Brewery and the brand new Big Grove Brewery and Public House. Chat with Big Grove Head Brewer, Bill Heinrich, and Deschutes Brewery Brewer, Callan Vaccaro. Sip on delicious beers new to the state of Iowa, as everyone marvels at the birth of one brewery and the arrival of another…25 years in the making. Gather complimentary brewing supplies, including clone recipe booklets and bags of whole flower hops, to use in your next homebrew (supplies are limited).

Beer-lesque: Tastings and Tassels!

An evening of beer, comedy & burlesque!
Wed, Jul 24
9 pm - 11 pm
The Gramercy Tap
400 Walnut St.
Des Moines, IA
(515) 288-9606
What’s better than an evening full of craft beer from Oregon’s Deschutes Brewery? An evening full of craft beer…coupled with the one and only Naughty Pierre and his troupe of lovely ladies. They will feature a Deschutes Brewery beer in each of their burlesque and variety stage acts. This is sure to be a night of excitement, laughter, and unforgettable fun.

RAGBRAI Farewell

Beer for Breakfast? Heck, yeah!
Wed, Jul 24
8 am - 10 am
Steer and Stein at the State Fairgrounds
106 3rd St SE
Altoona, IA
(515) 262-3681
You think it’s too early for beer? We think not. It’s beer for breakfast with Deschutes Brewery’s giant beer barrel, Woody. This mobile keg on wheel will be pouring samples so RAGBRAI riders – and other thirsty visitors - on their way out of town can start the ride off right.

Bicycle Pub Crawl

Deschutes beer at 4 locations in Des Moines!
Tue, Jul 23
6 pm - 10 pm
4 locations in Des Moines
Des Moines, IA
Riding bicycles from pub to pub is one of our favorite things. Deschutes Brewery is in town to introduce and celebrate our arrival in the great state of Iowa. And celebrate RAGBRAI. We'll start at Ichi Bike, and then move onto local favorites Capital Pub and Hot Dog, Beechwood Lounge, and Buzzard Billy’s.


Ichi Bike, 311 E Walnut St., Des Moines, IA, 50309
Capital Pub and Hot Dog, 400 SE 6th St., Des Moines, IA, 50309

Brewery Olympics

How about some friendly brewery competition?
Mon, Jul 22
8 pm - 11 pm
2701 Douglas Ave
Des Moines, IA
(515) 255-1111
Who doesn’t like a little friendly competition? We’re pulling out some classic bar games like bag toss (cornhole), washers, bowling, skee ball and darts to test some talent and celebrate Deschutes Brewery’s arrival in Iowa. Beer samples from their giant traveling beer barrel, Woody, tops off the fun.

Meet the Brewer

at Court Avenue Brewing Company
Mon, Jul 22
5 pm - 6:30 pm
Court Avenue Brewing Company
309 Court Ave
Des Moines, IA
(515) 282-2739
Are you a homebrewer or craft beer enthusiast? Now’s your chance to come chat with a brewer from Oregon’s Deschutes Brewery as their gang is in town launching in Iowa. Pick brewer Callan Vaccaro’s brain, try some beer samples and expand your knowledge of the brewing process.

Official Brewfest Afterparty!

At the Keg Stand
Sat, Jul 20
8 pm - 11 pm
The Keg Stand
3530 Westown Pkwy
West Des Moines, IA
(515) 327-7429
Why end the fun when the Cityview Brewfest winds to a close? Keep the party going with Deschutes Brewery beers, staff and live music from Pianopalooza.

Cityview Brewfest

Sample Deschutes beer in IOWA!
Sat, Jul 20
3 pm - 7 pm
Principal Park
3530 Westown Pky
Des Moines, IA
The Cityview Brewfest boasts some 500 craft beers and unlimited sampling. Who’s thirsty? It is the perfect Saturday afternoon spot to celebrate Deschutes Brewery’s arrival in Iowa. Cost is $23 in advance and $30 at the door. Go to www.brewfestdsm.com for more information.

Meet, Greet, Sample

at Tish's Restaurant
Sat, Jul 20
8 pm - 10 pm
Tish's Restaurant
1207 S. 35th St.
Council Bluffs, IA
(712) 323-5456
RAGBRAI riders quench your thirst before you head out on your epic adventure with a Deschutes Brewery beer, or two, now available in Iowa!

Meet, Greet, Sample

at HyVee Madison Avenue!
Sat, Jul 20
3 pm - 6 pm
1745 Madison Ave
Council Bluffs, IA
(712) 322-9260
Here’s the perfect opportunity for the RAGBRAI riders and Council Bluffs beer fans to try some of our beers. Hang out with Woody, the brewery’s giant traveling beer barrel, and other personalities from the Oregon headquarters while enjoying snacks from the grill. Cheers!
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