Confluence Brewing Company

1235 Thomas Beck Rd Suite A, Des Moines, IA, 50315-1055, United States
(515) 285-9005
Latitude: 41.56864, Longitude: -93.63177

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  • Monday: 4:00 10:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 4:00 10:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 4:00 10:00 PM
  • Thursday: 12:00 10:00 PM
  • Friday: 12:00 11:00 PM
  • Saturday: 12:00 11:00 PM
  • Sunday: 12:00 9:00 PM
Wifi Available
Cask Beer
Indoor Smoking
Available Parking
Beer Pricing: $$
Public Transit
Proper Glassware
Outdoor Seating
Family Friendly
Selection: 4.75 | Atmosphere: 5.00 | Service: 5.00
98.3
out of 100
Overall Beer Mapping Score
Based on 1 reviews.
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4.7
out of 5
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blakem (3)
Monday 10th of June 2013 09:57:08 PM
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Great location on the south side of the Des Moines River between Fleur and 9th St in Des Moines -- it's an industrial setting, but their back porch opens up to the bike trail. John and Ken (co-owners) were really friendly when I stopped in on a Tuesday night, very laid-back in their approach to beer. They typically have 12+ beers on tap, with a couple of guest taps from other local Iowa breweries.

I sampled most of their beers -- the lagers and pilsners were pretty average, but John had just made a small batch of a black IPA that was excellent (Thomas Beck Black IPA), and their Des Moines Pale Ale is a solid offering. The Farmer John's multigrain is also pretty good if you are into wheat beers, and they had just tapped a brown ale that was also solid -- darker tones due to hints of coffee, but very drinkable. They had just run out of their oatmeal stout before I came, so I didn't have a chance to try that, but their Maibock was a decent spring seasonal offering.

Service was great, both when it was dead (Tuesday, when I was the only one there besides a group of retirement-age female cyclists) and hopping (Thursday, when they had a live country act playing, as well as a food cart in the middle of the brewery). You can bring your own food in, and the co-owner and head brewmaster, John, is more than willing to talk brewing and specific ingredients with you. Glad to see a homegrown brewery making some quality beer in Iowa -- I would put them a notch below Millstream, but very good nonetheless.
Selection: 4.75 | Atmosphere: 5 | Service: 5 | Food: N/A
98.3
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