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.
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 taste buds) along with our ever-evolving line up of year-round, Brewer’s Special Release, Sour Wood Series, and Limited Releases.
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).
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Hear ye! Hear ye! Behold an amazing beer. Hand-crafted and smooth bodied, this Brewer’s Select Imperial IPA delivers the big hop aroma of citrus pine and tropical fruits. And, it packs an imperial punch with 8.3% alcohol. You asked for it. You got it. From our brewers to you.
This Marzen-style beer is brewed with pale malted barley, Vienna malt, Munich malt and light cara malt for a nice copper color and semi-sweet malty flavor. A full-bodied brew, this is our take on the classic German Oktoberfest beer.
Legendary Ames College football player, John “Jack” Trice, selflessly broke down barriers and paved the way for a better future. 1st Down Brewing and Peace Tree embarked on a journey to commemorate Jack. What culminated is a classic red corn ale with notes of caramel and a smooth, malty finish. A portion of sales goes to the Trice Legacy Foundation, furthering its impact in helping Black students succeed, and helping to build a culture of doing better.
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.
Our Des Moines taproom is in the vibrant and eclectic East Village neighborhood. The taproom seats up to 125 and the private event room—a popular choice for meetings, corporate outings, and birthdays—seats up to 50, with more space for standing room only. It also has a beautiful, dog-friendly outdoor patio that’s perfect for gathering.
Our original brewery and taproom in downtown Knoxville, Iowa, is located just miles from beautiful Lake Red Rock. It offers a casual, friendly setting with an outdoor patio. It seats up to 60 inside.
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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.
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If you want to order a keg call the taproom or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We usually need a week’s notice.
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