sthlm (147) Duluth, Minnesota | May 6, 2012| Updated August 9, 2013
Stopped by on a Friday afternoon. Interesting homebrew and bottle shop located in a strip mall. Not much to look at inside or out, but the selection of beer is pretty decent, and the service was friendly. There was a beer tasting going on when I was there, but i didnít have much time, so I didnít take part in it. Less selection than Cyclone Liquors up here in Ames, but they allow singles to be sold, so I will probably just skip Cyclone from now on and buy my beer when Iím down near Des Moines. Fairly easy access to this store off of I-80, and definitely worth a stop.
I still love the fact that they do singles, but their selection was a little weaker last time I stopped by. Also, the guy working the counter acted a little weird--definitely made me feel uncomfortable. Iím considering it to be a fluke visit, and Iíll be back.
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 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 doesnít 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.
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.
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 Iím in Des Moines.
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 isnít 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.
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 itís always worth the drive across town.
Updated: They have mostly the same stuff as HyVee but they also get some oddball stuff in as well. They have a bunch of the Mikkeller SH Series. Iíve found JP and 3F there before. Prices are pretty similar to HyVee but sometimes a bit more, though you can buy anything in a single which is nice.