Oktoberfest

september 2020

We hope that you can join us for our version of Germany’s most famous festival–Oktoberfest!

As you enter our building, you’ll get an amazing look at our brewing equipment and fermenters that line the hallway on your way to the taproom. Enjoy the familiar smells of brewing and the energetic sounds of the best polka band in Des Moines, Yeager and the Polkameisters as you head up to the bar for a taste of our Oktoberfest Bier. Live music continues all day, and our taproom, outdoor beer garden, and packaging area are all open to the public. No ticket is required for entry, but we do offer a tremendous package deal that includes a commemorative Oktoberfest mug, a free beer, and $1 off refills in the mug all day! For a special treat, get a pour of Oktoberfest from one of the wooden casks tapped just for this event. No Oktoberfest would be complete without a stein holding competition, so test your strength and pride against anyone and everyone that’s willing to hold a mug up in front of a crowd. We also know a festival like this can work up an appetite, so we always have a food truck on-site offering a variety of German inspired offerings to fill you up.

Break out your dirndls and lederhosen, raise a glass with us, and belt out a hearty ziggy zaggy ziggy zaggy oi oi oi!

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South of Gray’s Lake
1235 Thomas Beck Rd
Des Moines, IA 50315
515-285-9005

Mon–Wed    4–10pm
Thursday      Noon–10pm
Fri & Sat       Noon–11pm
Sunday         Noon–9pm