Iowa Craft Brew Festival Announces Dates

The Iowa Brewers Guild announced the return of the Iowa Craft Brew Festival, which will take place on Aug. 7 at Water Works Park in Des Moines. Photo: Iowa Brewers Guild

Beer lovers, rejoice! The Iowa Craft Brew Festival, put on by the Iowa Brewers Guild, is back this year, on Aug. 7 from 12–4 p.m. at the Lauridsen Amphitheater at Water Works Park. More than 60 Iowa breweries will be at the event, bringing a selection of more than 300 craft beers, ciders and meads.

The festival will feature live music from reggae band The Sheet and Mike Vallely & The Complete Disaster. Food will be available from a selection of Central Iowa food trucks.

General admission tickets are $40.VIP admission is $55 and includes access to limited release offerings. Designated drivers get a sweet deal as well: $5 for festival access, but no drinks. Free parking is available adjacent to the festival grounds. Find more information here.

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