The Iowa Brewers Guild is pleased to announce the details of the Sixth Annual Iowa Craft Brew Festival, which will be held on Saturday, June 18, from 1-5 p.m. in the 200 block of East 3rd Street in downtown Des Moines.

Over 45 Iowa breweries, along with a host of regional and national craft breweries, will be featured at this year’s festival, which is one of the flagship events of Des Moines Beer Week (June 17-25). 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 Taproom, Formaro Stuffed, Melts without Borders, Over the Top, and Forefathers Bacon; educational seminars; street shenanigans from Josh Peters' Dangerous Fun Show; Human Foosball; 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 18, 2016
VIP 1-5 p.m.
General Admission 2-5 p.m.
Downtown Des Moines – 200 block of E. 3rd Street (entry gate at intersection of Walnut & E. 3rd)

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Tickets will be available via Tikly. Tickets go on sale on April 29.

Advance VIP – $40

Advance General Admission – $30

Designated Driver – $5



To ensure your safe ride home, we've partnered with Uber to bring a special promo code for $20 off your first ride for new Uber customers. 

Use the promo code BEERIOWA when you download the app for saving on your first ride!



An ICBF Warm-Up Party will take place at Exile Brewing Company on Friday, June 17, 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, Davis Brown Law, Edwards Graphic Arts, Iowa Public Radio, Hub City Mobile, Doll Distributing, Lazer 103.3, Uber, Rework Enterprises, and Formaro's Stuffed. If you have the opportunity, please thank and support them for their commitment to the Iowa brewing industry.