Last year’s Des Moines Beer Week was a blast! Thanks to all who joined and participated. Check out our gallery of photos from many of the 2017 events!


Established in 2014, Des Moines Beer Week is an annual event that aims to celebrate the Des Moines area’s growing craft beer scene. Participating businesses create, plan and host fun & unique events during Des Moines Beer Week for the community to enjoy. The craft beer industry is impacting our local economy in a positive way by adding to the city’s culture, encouraging tourism and creating jobs. Let’s celebrate and support the breweries, bars, restaurants, local organizations & businesses that help make the Des Moines metro one of the top cities in the nation!


Daily events include activities like organized bike rides, tap takeovers, special tappings, movies, education, meeting brewers, dinners, specials and more! The week also includes the Iowa Craft Brew Festival, where around 60 Iowa breweries, along with a host of regional and national craft breweries, gather in Des Moines to offer beer samples to patrons. One of the most unique aspects to the week is the Des Moines Beer Week Collaboration Beer. For more information about the 2017 DSMBW Collaboration Beers, visit here.


Des Moines Beer Week is organized by a committee of local volunteers that work to bring this fun & exciting event to our community that in turn supports local business and promotes the industry. The committee relies on sponsorships for the expense of printing, promotions, events and more. Contact us by clicking on the button below and learn about the benefits of becoming a sponsor!

**Sponsorship commitment deadline is March 1, 2018.

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Shop now! Apparel also available at select DSMBW events while supplies last.


Want to be a part of Des Moines Beer Week and have an idea for an event?
Click here to submit your idea, and we’ll work with you to get it on the calendar!

Deadline for event submissions is May 31, 2018.

The collaboration beer is a Des Moines Beer Week project that celebrates and promotes the growing craft beer scene in Des Moines while highlighting the talents and collaborative nature of the craft beer industry. 2018 will be our 4th annual collaboration. This year, Des Moines brewery collaborators can partner with local or out of state breweries or organizations to create individual beers using at least one ingredient from Iowa. More information about the different collaboration beers, and where you can find them, will be released in May!



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