This place was really helpful for finding the perfect selection of beer for my hard-to-please step-father.
salvinian (1) Des Moines, Iowa | June 1, 2009| Updated April 23, 2010
This is the only place in Des Moines I like to go to pick up high quality beer. There really isn’t any way I can better describe the place than CanIHave4Beers did. Best place.
They have purchased the building space adjacent to them and expanded into them! Fully taking advantage of new Iowa beer legislation regarding high proof beers, they have used the additional space to offer a much wider selection of beers and home-brewing equipment and supplies.
If there is one thing that I wish would change about this place it would be that they stay open until 9PM every day.
Awesome place..great selection..fair prices..the selection of singles is great...staff is friendly and the owner is awesome..very knowlegeable and goes the extra mile to help customers... I go there for c02 refills and their awesome selection of beer...
This place is awesome. In town for the weekend looking for some homebrew ingredients and unique beer. This place has both! First I filled 7 six pack carriers with mix & match beer. All the cans and bottles are individually priced. They have a good variety of different beer from a few Iowa breweries to a lot of Belgium breweries that are all sorted out on the shelves by beer styles. After I picked out beer, I pulled out my homebrew ingredients list and he helped me locate everything I needed. The prices were very good, about the same or cheaper then Midwest Supplies. Very good experience and recommend this place to all. Will return next time I’m in Des Moines.
Great beer store! Everything is available in singles, which is terrific, and the selection is extensive. Lots of goodies in here - not too tough to come out of here pretty excited with a mix-and-match 6-pack or two.
I like this place pretty well. The gentleman that runs it seems to know his stuff very well in regards to not only the beers he sells but he is also a fantastic homebrew store guy very enthusiastic and helpful. I see more than any place in Des Moines a store here that is remarkably buyer friendly. Every single beer is for sale as a single so you can try anything you like, and I personally appreciate that quite a bit. The store also seems to try harder than any other Des Moines area store to keep the variety of beers around. This was the first place I saw Ommegang beers in Iowa, and they seem to like to keep as many Belgians around as they can, which all be it, may not be that many. But there is always something different here and it’s always worth the drive across town.
This is the best beer store in the area. Service has ranged from friendly and helpful to snarky and opinionated. I really like that you can single out anything. I was a little concerned about light as the beer seems to be out in the open, but it doesn’t seem to be much of an issue as it is well shaded. The prices were pretty good. Lots of home brewing items for sale. If I get back into it, I would definitely be doing business here. I am really glad to see a great beer store in the Des Moines area that is locally owned. Worth a stop if you are in the area.
Nice beer store! Only beer and home brewing available. They took the time to show me all the Iowa beers they stocked. Prices were good. Not a huge selection, but decent. I believe that everything they stock can be bought as a single. Easy to find. Will stop by again.