Confluence Brewing Company

1235 Thomas Beck Rd, Ste A
Des Moines, Iowa United States 50315
brewery (Confluence)  4.5/5.0 18 reviews
Tue-Wed 4pm-10pm, Thu Noon-10pm, Fri-Sat Noon-11pm, Sun Noon-7pm

Mayor: Drake (3) | Taps: 10 | Bottles: 0
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Beers At Confluence Brewing Company

NameABVEntered
Confluence Wee Wicked12.3%8/29/2017
Confluence Weiss Grip5.8%8/29/2017
Confluence Des Moines IPA6.9%8/29/2017
Confluence Thomas Beck Black IPA6.8%8/29/2017
Confluence Long Ride Pale Ale5.7%8/29/2017
Confluence Marquette and Joliet8.4%8/29/2017
Confluence Virtuous Endeavor Series - Belgian-Style Tripel Ale9.9%8/14/2017
Confluence Barrel Aged Wee Heaven 9.5%7/31/2017
Confluence Sour 'n Dipity 6.9%7/31/2017
Confluence Foeder John's6.3%7/31/2017
Confluence Virtuous Endeavor Series - Belgian-Inspired Quad10.2%7/31/2017
Confluence Virtuous Endeavor Series - Belgian-Style Dubbel Ale8.4%7/31/2017
Confluence Rock Dodger8.3%7/31/2017
Confluence South Side Citra Blonde5.2%7/31/2017
Confluence Dunkel Buck5.1%7/31/2017
Confluence Eastside Attitude5.9%7/31/2017
Confluence Over The Ivy Czech-Style Pils4.5%7/31/2017
Confluence Blue Corn Lager5.8%7/31/2017
Confluence Farmer John's Multi-Grain Ale5.6%7/31/2017
Confluence Tumani's Altbier4.7%6/27/2017
Confluence / Insight Influence Pale Ale5.3%6/27/2017
Confluence Barrel Aged Imogene7%6/27/2017
Confluence Barrel Aged Campfire Black Lager6.6%6/27/2017
Confluence Mango Dodger11%5/28/2017
Confluence Takedown Irish Stout5.1%5/28/2017
Confluence Saint Etienne Biere de Garde6.1%5/28/2017
Confluence Mayday Mayday Maibock6%5/28/2017


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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
DiarmaidBHK  (907) Lewisburg, Pennsylvania | September 6, 2017
Definitely one of the highlights of our trip. Located in an industrial park with plenty of parking, this place also borders a bike trail and a local park. They have a really large indoor taproom as well an outdoor bar for the bikers. They had a number of solid beers, friendly service, and a rather relaxed vibe about the place. i wish we could have stayed here longer.
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple  (179) Denver, Colorado | June 28, 2017
Large space with ample seating. Pleasant ambiance and good service at the bar. 19 house beers on tap plus a guest cider, a pretty nice selection overall, incorporating American and European styles as well as some barrel aged offerings. One of my favorite stops in Des Moines.
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Drake  (830) Milwaukee, Wisconsin | May 28, 2017
Parked out front, which seems more like a back entrance. There must be bike trails here because there were dozens of bicyclists soon after opening. Big tasting room with a lot of seating. Very large brewery in the center of the place. Staff were friendly despite the large crowd and their having network issues right at opening. Flights of 4 for $8 with 50 cent upcharges for special beers. The beer quality is top notch. Excellent execution across many different styles. All well executed.Plenty of beer packaged to go. Parking was easy. Food trucks most days of the week.Free pretzels otherwise. Live music at least weekly. Worth going out of your way to come here. World class.
78
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
PRBeer  (681) Parsippany, New Jersey | August 22, 2016
Definitely a brewery to visit while in Des Moines. Sizable brewery and large taproom with an outside deck (unfortunately not much to see from the deck being in an industrial park). They had 17 beers when I visited today...and many were good...but also a number were average...and I was expecting better given this was the most highly rated brewery in the area. The decent ones for me were the Des Moines IPA, the Southside Citra Blonde, and the Thomas Beck Black IPA. The rest were all likeable enough...I just think others in town are making better beers and Confluence needs to up their game a bit. I also think they may be a little overrated on RateBeer...but that might be because they’ve been around longer and perhaps only recently the local competition is catching up and in some cases passing them (515 would be an example of the latter). They had 3 barrel aged beers and I wasn’t really that impressed with them. Again...very solid brewery...just think there’s better choices in town.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops  (202) Epping, New Hampshire | March 22, 2016
Stopped in on 16 March 2016. Clean and presentable tasting room with a ton of setting. Not a ton right at the bar but they have plenty of tables. Mark , the tap room manager gave us a wonderful tour of the brewery and was very hospitable. They also have a food truck outside for when you need a snack. I enjoyed my visit and if I ever make it back to Des Moines, it will remain on my “must stop at “ list.
80
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Iphonephan  (391) Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia | February 3, 2016
Spent a quiet hour on a Wednesday night in February. Very businesslike environment - pass through the brewery to get to the pleasant tasting room. Friendly staff. Very good beers at fair prices.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Jow  (274) New York, New York | January 30, 2016
Stopped in right after landing in way to hotel. In industrial strip decent sized brewery with barrels for aging and big tap room. Clean place that was fairly crowded early in Saturday mostly with an older crowd. Tasty enough beers and friendly servers. No complaints.
76
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
unclemike  (67) Ft. Riley, Kansas | October 10, 2015
stopped in what a nice place is what very friendly service was fast and with a smile decent selection not pricey okay for des moines
68
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
BVery  (668) Plymouth, Minnesota | June 9, 2015
Solid place. About a dozen house taps. Flights - 4 for $6.50, nice. Beers are solid. Food truck outside. I’ll be back.
82
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Atom  (227) Minneapolis, Minnesota | May 23, 2015
Really enjoyed this spot. Staff was very friendly and informative. Nice large tap room. Beer was very good!! Would love to stop here again.

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