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Welcome friends!

If you’re looking for delicious craft brews made in small batches, you’re in the right place. Rooted in Knoxville, Iowa, we’re one of Iowa’s oldest independent craft breweries (est. 2009). Here, you can try everything from gold medal to groovy beers. We also have a taproom in the Historic East Village in Des Moines.

Gold Medal Winning Beers

We put a lot of care into each beer we create. It’s why we’ve won gold medals at two of the world’s largest and most prestigious beer competitions. Blonde Fatale earned gold at the World Beer Cup® and Get a Little Hazy won gold at the Great American Beer Festival. These beers continue to turn heads (or is that tastebuds) along with our ever-evolving line up of year-round, Brewer’s Special Release, Sour Wood Series, and limited releases.

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Hand-Crafted Root Beer

Our premium craft root beer has an old-fashioned flavor that will transport you back to the carefree moments of your childhood. Non-alcoholic and caffeine-free, it’s handcrafted in small batches. The delicious flavor comes from the delicate balance of real sugar, vanilla, sarsaparilla, and caramel. It’s a refreshing treat for kids (and kids at heart).

Shop our Beer and Gear!

We have grab n’ go beer and gear in our online shop.

Check out our full line up!

Find our delicious beers and sodas in stores, restaurants, and bars across Iowa and Nebraska, or enjoy them at our two taprooms.

Visit our Taprooms and Brewery

We have 23 beers on tap everyday, which we regularly rotate so there is always something new to try! Not a beer drinker? We carry a guest cider, beer cocktails, wine by the glass, tea, and, of course, our root beer. Both of our taprooms have outdoor patios and are dog friendly.

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Knoxville Brewery & Taproom

Our original brewery and taproom in downtown Knoxville, Iowa, is located just miles from beautiful Lake Red Rock and seats up to 60 inside. It offers a casual setting with an outdoor patio that is dog friendly.

Monday, Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday, Thursday: 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Friday: 2:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Sunday: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Des Moines Taproom

Our Des Moines taproom is in the vibrant and eclectic East Village neighborhood. The taproom has a private room that’s popular for meetings, corporate outings, birthdays, and more. It also has a beautiful, dog-friendly outdoor patio that’s perfect for gathering.

Monday – Thursday: 2:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Friday: 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Sunday: 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM

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Taproom Events

Join us for Trivia and Live Music

We host events all year round at both of our taproom locations and at pop up events and festivals across Iowa. To find out what’s happening at each of the taprooms, follow our Facebook pages.

(Bring Your Own Food)

We want to focus on making great beer—not on cooking food at our taprooms. We encourage you to bring in your favorite fare or have a to-go order delivered to the taproom. Not sure who delivers? Ask our bartenders! We’re happy to help. If you just need something to munch on, we offer Iowa cheeses, meats, and popcorn snacks.

Pick Up Grab'n Go

Want to grab a to-go growler, keg, or 4, 6, or 12-pack? It’s easy. Just click to see what’s available and place your order.

Pick up in Knoxville

Pick up in Des Moines

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Get Your Gear

Want fresh gear from your favorite Iowa brewery? We have it! Check out our new line up of bar glasses, shirts, hats, gift certificates, bike jerseys, and more. We’re adding new items on the regular so check back!

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Beer Finder Coming Soon

Peace Tree Brewing Cans

We’re selling Peace Tree beer and soda at stores near you and in restaurants and bars across Iowa and Nebraska.

Check back soon to see whose carrying Peace Tree.

Festivals and Pop Ups

Join us at events across Iowa

A Majestic Tree and a Small Town

A Passion for the Art of Brewing

We’re brewing, canning, and bottling our great beer and soda in small town Iowa, and we love it! We’re proud to be one of Iowa’s first craft breweries, and the first 100 percent woman-owned brewery in the state.

The meaning behind our name, Peace Tree, continues to inspire us. The Peace Tree was a grand sycamore — estimated to be the 2nd largest in North America and more than 500 years old. It stood majestically just miles from us in Lake Red Rock. Historically, it was a place Native Americans met for generations, before it became a meeting place for fur traders. Indian treaties were negotiated there. The tree has since lost its battle with nature, but still reminds us that our focus is to make beer that is shared with friends and strangers alike and acts as a catalyst for conversations, new friendships, and important agreements.

Megan Mckay

The First 100% Woman-Owned Brewery in Iowa

A Knoxville, Iowa native Megan McKay is the Founder and CEO of Peace Tree Brewing Co. Since its inception in 2009, Peace Tree has won two prestigious, gold medal beer awards and a Green Brewery award all while maintaining a singular focus on delivering high quality, hand-crafted beers and sodas. Megan was recognized recently as 40 Women to Watch in Iowa’s Hospitality Industry.

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