Des Moines Beer Week Kickoff & Beer Mile – Friday, June 16

Date: Friday, June 16
Time: 4:00 – 8:00 PM; Beer Mile starts @ 6:00 PM
Location: El Bait Shop, 200 SW 2nd St, Des Moines, IA 50309
Cost: Free to watch; $20 to run! Register at

As part of the DSMBW Kick-off event on June 16, 2017 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m., there will be the 2nd annual Beer Mile at one of America’s greatest beer bars, El Bait Shop. Beer runners take off at 6:00 p.m.

Do you think you can run a mile fast? Do you still think you can run it fast while drinking 4 beers? A beer mile is just that — 4 laps; 4 beers. Last we knew, the world record for completing a beer mile is UNDER 5 minutes — 4:48 to be exact. Join us at El Bait Shop for our unique beer mile course. Whether running or watching, this is an event you’re not going to want to miss! Costumes welcomed and encouraged 🙂

Thank you to the Beer Mile beer sponsors: Odell Brewing Company, Exile Brewing Company, Samuel Adams, and August Schell Brewing!

Thank you to our friends at Studio Iowa for putting together this video for us! We love our sponsors!


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