FAQS

Taproom & Brewery

HOW DO WE GET THERE?

We are located at 1235 Thomas Beck Road Des Moines, Iowa 50315. We are also accessible from the Great Western Bike Trail, just south of Grey’s Lake. Check out Google Maps for directions.

ARE PETS ALLOWED IN THE TAPROOM?

Unfortunately, we do not allow any pets in the Taproom but dogs are permitted in our beer garden and on the deck. Service animals are always welcome. Please see our full pet policy below:

Separate entrance: Other than service animals, dogs are not permitted in the building at any time. Dogs are only allowed on the deck and in the beer garden. Dogs may not access the deck or beer garden through the building. They may access from the north via the bike trail and adjoining path to the beer garden.

Leashes: Dogs must be on a leash at all times and maintained under reasonable control.

Clean up responsibilities: If an accident occurs, contact a Confluence employee immediately so that it may be cleaned up and the area disinfected properly.

Employee contact: Employees are not permitted to touch dogs while on duty. If incidental contact occurs, employee must wash hands thoroughly.

Dogs are not allowed on chairs, seats, benches, or tables at any time.

Acceptable dog behavior: Only well behaved dogs will be allowed on the deck and in the beer garden. Dogs that are barking, fighting, biting, or exhibiting other socially unacceptable behaviors will be asked to leave.

Single service items for dogs: Water may only be served to dogs from single service, disposable containers provided by Confluence.

Vaccinations: Dogs must be up to date on vaccinations.

Enforcement of rules: Confluence staff members will ask the owner (and dog) to leave if any of these rules are not followed, or if the presence of their dog is disturbing other customers or staff.

WHERE CAN I PARK?

We have limited parking available in our main lot. Overflow is available to the West of our building, in the marked locations. Please respect the parking stalls designated for other businesses and times allowed to park, etc. We kindly ask that you do not block any of the dock doors.

DO YOU SERVE WINE OR LIQUOR OR ALLOW IT TO BE BROUGHT IN?

We have small selection of wine available at the bar. Our licensing does not allow for us to have liquor on premise. We do not allow wine to be brought into the taproom.

DO YOU HAVE TABLE SERVICE?

No. We kindly ask that you place your order at the bar. Our bartenders are always happy to help you make your ordering decision. Want to try before you buy? No problem, just ask for a sample!

DO YOU GIVE TOURS?

Yes! We offer tours every Friday and Saturday at 6 PM. For $10 you get a 16oz. custom chalice glass, exclusive for tours, filled with a beer to enjoy on the tour. Sign up for tours HERE. Tours run approximately 45 minutes.

WHAT BEERS DO YOU HAVE ON TAP RIGHT NOW?

Our current tap lineup can be found HERE. We sell most of our beer in pints, flights and pitchers, depending on the style. Stop in and check out our selection!

DO YOU HAVE ANY GLUTEN-FREE OPTIONS?

Of course! We have a small selection of wine available, and always try to have a cider on tap. We also carry the Omission IPA and Lager, both of which are “gluten reduced.”

DO YOU HAVE ANY NON-ALCOHOLIC OPTIONS?

Yes! We always have Millstream Root Beer on tap, made in the Amana Colonies, as well as an assortment of soda, Gatorade and bottled water. We also have bottles of non-alcoholic beer available.

ARE KIDS ALLOWED IN THE TAPROOM?

Yes, until 9 PM by city ordinance.

Food

DO YOU SERVE FOOD?

No, but we have food trucks that regularly set up through the spring and summer. Check out our website and social media accounts for the lineup. You are also always welcome to bring your own food in if you like!

Group Reservation Inquiries

DO YOU TAKE RESERVATIONS FOR LARGE GROUPS AND PARTIES?

Yes we do! Our taproom is first come first served, but we enjoy when you call ahead if you know you are having a large gathering. We will do our best to reserve a table for you and accommodate your group. We are now booking private groups and events in our packaging area. Please direct booking inquiries to mark.david@confluencebrewing.com

Growlers

DO YOU SELL GROWLERS?

Yes! We have glass and insulated stainless steel growers for sale in the taproom in two sizes; 32 oz. and 64 oz. Growlers are to-go only.

DO YOU HAVE CANNED OR BOTTLED BEER?

Yes! Nearly all of our beers get packaged in 4-packs and are available for purchase (to-go) in our taproom and liquor stores across the state. Some of our barrel aged and limited beers get packaged in 22 ounce bomber bottles and are also offered for sale in our taproom. Our limited beers tend to sell out quickly, so keep your eye on our social media sites for release dates and info!

DO YOU FILL GROWLERS FROM OTHER BREWERIES?

Of course. We are in the beer business, not the glass business! We do, however, require the government warning to be on the vessel.

Keg Sales

DO YOU SELL KEGS?

Yes! If you know what you want ahead of time give us a call and we will set one aside for you for ease of pick up.

If you’re looking to buy a keg for your bar or establishment, please contact our Distribution Manager, Eric, at 515.528.2427.

If you want to purchase a keg for your personal use, please contact our Taproom Manager, Mark, at 515.285.9005.

DO YOU SELL KEGS FOR WEDDINGS AND LARGE PARTIES?

Yes! We ask that you call a couple of days in advance, especially if requesting a keg tapper. We have a limited number on hand and want to make sure we can reserve what you need. Tapper rentals are $30 and require an additional $50 deposit.

WHAT SIZE OF KEGS DO YOU HAVE?

1/6 barrel and 50 Liter. It’s approximately 40 pints or 105 pints, respectively. For pricing, please call or stop in the taproom.

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