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The Iowa Brewers Guild's 8th annual Iowa Craft Brew Festival will be held on Saturday, June 16, from 1-5 p.m. in downtown Des Moines.

One of the flagship events of Des Moines Beer Week, this year's fest will feature over 50 Iowa breweries, along with a host of regional and national craft breweries. Participating breweries will be pouring unlimited beer tastes of approximately 300 beers, including a variety of limited release brews.

In addition to an array of outstanding beers, the ICBF will feature food from Ceviche Bar, Iowa TaproomMelts without Borders, Over the Top, Molly's Cupcakes, and Forefathers Bacon; and, for goodness sakes--we'll even have an app for you to download soon (stay tuned)!

A limited number of VIP pass holders get exclusive early access into the festival to beat the crowds from 1-2 p.m., as well as a special tasting glass. General admission ticket holders can enter the festival grounds at 2 p.m. Designated driver tickets are available for $5.

This event will sell out—no day-of tickets will be available.

Saturday, June 16, 2018
VIP 1-5 p.m.
General Admission 2-5 p.m.
Downtown Des Moines

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Tickets will be available via Tikly. Tickets go on sale on April 27.

Advance VIP – $40

Advance General Admission – $30

Designated Driver – $5




An ICBF Warm-Up Party will take place at Confluence Brewing Company on Friday, June 15, at 8 p.m. The Warm-Up Party will be attended by a number of the festival’s participating brewers, and the public is invited to join in the revelry.


The Iowa Craft Brew Festival is brought to you by the following: Iowa Taproom, Iowa Wine and Beer Promotion Board, Flite Brite, Foxx Equipment, Silicon Prairie Portal, Hello, Marjorie, Renewal By Anderson, Iowa Craft Beer Tent, Iowa Waste Reduction Center, Edwards Graphic Arts, Iowa Public Radio, Melts Without BordersDoll Distributing, C&S Brew Supply, Avenues 4 Health, and Lazer 103.3. If you have the opportunity, please thank and support them for their commitment to the Iowa brewing industry.