Confluence Brewing Company

Confluence Brewing Company, Des Moines: Hours, Address, Confluence Brewing Company Reviews: 4.5/5

Confluence Brewing Company
4.5
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM

4.5
59 reviews
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Teammilitello
Des Moines, IA649 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
Went with my sons (16 & 11). They had root beer. Locally made. Loved it. I tried a flight of 4 beers. It’s off the beaten path from Des Moines, but totally worth a visit. Clean facility & happy staff.
Written February 21, 2020
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Joe D
West Des Moines, IA130 contributions
Dec 2019
This is a good example of revitalizing old warehouses into more 21st Century gathering space. The large space seems to be well utilized to brew beers. I read the chalkboard stating that they had a new beer every Friday and the names of the beers were unique and had names of Des Moines landmarks. There was a bicycle path nearby. The cyclists would pop-in to ‘re-fuel’ or recharge before moving on! Quite a mixed crowd – parents with young children; adults and of course always-present millennials at any good beer-tap!
Our group tried a few beers. All beers we tasted were of good quality.
Written January 9, 2020
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PowerTrippers
Cocoa Beach, FL1,158 contributions
Sep 2019 • Friends
First of all, Confluence is great inside. Very modern and cool and just a nice place to sit with friends and have some drinks.

Being our first time here, we ordered a couple flights for our group and we shared them. My wife is gluten free and was able to find some great GF options.

Nearly all of the beers served here are great. High quality, craft beers served by friendly and engaging staff. What more could you ask for?

-The Power Trippers
Written September 28, 2019
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LaVontravels
Mesa, AZ317 contributions
Jul 2019
This is located in an odd place I think, but who cares when the atmosphere and beer is delicious! Worth a visit...or two...or three...
Written August 5, 2019
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Leonard S
Albert Lea, MN452 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
Don't let the outside appearance fool you. It's what's inside that counts. The wide choice of great tasting beers is great! Big tasting room and also large outdoor seating area. You can sample flights to determine which beers you like. Fun place. Parking can be difficult if they're hosting a large party, which happened when we visited.
Written April 30, 2019
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Don C
Johnston, IA125 contributions
Apr 2019 • Friends
Really great local beers made onsite.. The staff is friendly and helpful. great place to meet-up after work.. There is a food truck outside at times.. great destination for bicycling..
Written April 28, 2019
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CraftBeers
Plano, TX24,855 contributions
Dec 2018 • Friends
It's been well over two years since my last visit to Confluence. I'm still in love with this place. The location is perfect. It's a warehouse production facility with a bike trail running along the backside. Gray's Lake is just a stone's throw away. This is the only brewery I've visited where you walk through the production facility to get to the tap room. They've done it on purpose to create atmosphere. The path, half-walls and glass barriers mark the way. The wonderful grassy mash smell and active production put me in a great frame of mind when I arrive in the taproom.

Once you end up in the taproom, one wall is glass allowing you to keep seeing the production floor, while the opposite wall has a door and patio that looks out onto the bike trail. I can't say the decor is anything special, but it's a great atmosphere.

There were a dozen of us, so I got a sample of every beer on the menu. They have a chalkboard near the taps that list all of them including seasonal. Flight are available as well. Special and limited release options are available by bottle. Look in the cooler to the right of the taps. How the beers taste are not that important for me when rating a brewery. Taste and preferences are different for everyone. Therefore, the breadth of offering to appeal to more people is what I value. Confluence has it.

Awesome place! Like most breweries. There is no food. They have a few snacks. A food truck can be found outside from time to time. Board, dice and card games are available or bring your own.
Written January 7, 2019
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Sunshine7643
Tulsa, OK1,082 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
Stopped by here after reading other reviews and am so glad we did! They have a fantastic outdoor seating area and a huge taproom. We ordered a flight of beer and a pint of cider and took our tasty beverages outside to enjoy them. We sat at one of the large tables and visited with the couple sitting across from us while we drank our beer.

The brewery is located on a bike trail and is dog friendly so there were all kinds of people who were stopping by for a beer while out on the bike trail and also lots of dog lovers bringing their pets out to socialize. It was a very fun, laid back atmosphere with some great craft brew selections. Our favorite, by far, was the blue corn lager with a spicy pepper kick on the backside. We bought 2 packs of this and just finished the last one a couple of days ago. Really sorry we don't live closer so we could restock our beer fridge!

Definitely a must do activity while in Des Moines!
Written August 11, 2018
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Bob S
Omaha, NE1,149 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
We've visited this location on numerous trips to Des Moines. The brewery is south of the downtown area in an industrial setting. The taproom is quite large inside and we noticed that they have remodeled the outdoor seating area. The outdoor patio is large and nicely done. The taproom does not serve food, but we have seen people bring their own food. We've found the beer to be good, but nothing outstanding. They did have a large selection of beers to choose from including many that we had not had before. The decor of the taproom is plain, but this place seems popular. I know they hold special events, but we have not been in town to attend any. They are part of the Des Moines brewery tour so make sure to get your password while you are there. Cheers.
Written August 6, 2018
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Peter B
Craftsbury Common, VT87 contributions
Jul 2018 • Friends
My first visit, so I had a flight to sample several of theirs brews, some of which were very good summer beers. Popular with bicyclists. My only negative was their lack of food
Written July 13, 2018
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