Brewery Tours

Have you ever wanted to see the guts and inner workings of a brewery? Every Saturday at 3:15 and 4:00pm, brewery tours are available by reservation. Guests will receive one Exile tulip glass and four tickets for beer. Each ticket will be good for one six ounce pour of any of our crafted lagers and ales. Tour includes visits to our brew house, fermentation room, lager room, and packaging facility. Tours are $5 per person with a capacity 20 people per tour. Call 515-883-2337 to reserve your spot!   Online registration coming soon.


Beatnik Sour 6-packs

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NOW AVAILABLE, Beatnik Sour 6packs!!  Our newest flagship 6-pack can currently be found at the following locations:

  • Hy Vee Fleur
  • Fareway Norwalk
  • Gateway Market
  • Hy Vee 86th
  • Hy Vee Ankeny – North Ankeny Blvd
  • Hy Vee Ankeny – Prairie Trail
  • Fareway Ankeny
  • Hy Vee Wine and Spirits Knoxville
  • Hy Vee Ames – 640 Lincoln Way

Beatnik Sour 6-packs will continue to be sent out throughout the week in central Iowa.  We will update this post as more stores receive their Beatnik. Eastern Iowa Beatnik bottles begin Tuesday, April 28th!!

Label art by Iowa native Ramona Muse-Lambert.

Sour release! (Draft only)


Art by Iowa native Ramona Muse

Beatnik Sour   |  Berliner Weisse-inspired Sour Ale

Tart and acidic, Beatnik Sour is everything your conventional beer isn’t. We kettle soured the wort over 36 hours with lactobacillus and 80 pounds of local sour cherries, sourced through a beer-loving, hip cat named John George. Unfiltered and extra pale with a pure white crown, the refreshing lactic tartness puckers your palate. While Berliner Weisse is often as effervescent as champagne, Beatnik Sour has an intentionally lower carbonation level to let the true flavor and aroma be heard.

New on tap

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Art by Iowa native Ramona Muse
Giving Tree REDUX IPA
Redux -adjective - brought back; revived.  
To celebrate the final stretch of summer, we remastered a recent favorite: Giving Tree IPA.  We followed the same Simcoe hop additions as our beloved Giving Tree – late kettle, whirlpool, and dry hop – but this time increased the dosage, and added Centennial and Amarillo for an extra kick.  The culmination is a floral IPA full of juicy grapefruit bitterness.  Brewers Warning: This IPA is unfiltered. Your pint may contain hop flakes, if you’re lucky.
6.9% ABV  80+ IBUs


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It’s been a long time in the making.  Now it’s here! Ruthie, Hannah, and Gigi is now available in bottles!  We’re not joking this time.  And better yet, it’s on store shelves right now!   Below is where you can currently find our 6 packs.   We will continue to update locations to find the ladies in a bottle here and on our Facebook page.  Enjoy your Exile!

Hy Vee:


Pleasant Hill


Ankeny – North Ankeny Blvd


35th Street

Grand Ave. – West Des Moines

Ames – Lincoln Way



Johnston – Merle Hay Road

42nd Street – Hy Vee Wine and Spirits

Knoxville – Hy Vee Wine and Spirits


Fairway Norwalk

C & S Brew Supply

Beer Crazy

Central City Liquor

I-35 Spirits


Assistant Brewer

Exile Brewing Company is searching for an assistant brewer to assist our head brewer and packaging manager.
Located in the Western Gateway area of downtown Des Moines, Exile produces traditional German-style lagers and ales and various seasonal offerings for our restaurant and both on/off premise locations throughout Iowa.  Our 30bbl, 4 vessel brewhouse sits in between a full-service restaurant and beer hall, with fermentation and lager cellars attached.  This is a full-time position with salary dependent on previous work experience.  Assigned duties will include milling, brewing, filtering, cleaning, packaging (kegs & bottles), yeast management, book keeping, and attending various events/festivals.
Ideal candidates will fulfill the following:
  • At least 1 year of production brewing experience or formal training at an accredited brewing school
  • College degree in a science-based field (engineering, chemistry, biochemistry, etc.)
  • Independent, confident, and strong work ethic
  • Desire to continually learn
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong organization skills
  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • Ability to troubleshoot
  • Ability to multi-task and work under pressure
  • Ability to lift at least 55lb to shoulder height
  • Ability to twist, turn, bend, crawl, stand, and walk on continual basis in an often uncontrolled climate
  • Ability to maneuver 165lb kegs of beer
  • Strong sense of pride for his/her work
  • Strong passion for our craft and the industry
Please send resumes with a cover letter to No phone calls please.


YP Spotlight


“I was like, I will work my ass off and make this place work,” Woodford said. “Which is pretty much what you need to do in a brewery. You work a lot.”

“I was like, I will work my ass off and make this place work,” Woodford said. “Which is pretty much what you need to do in a brewery. You work a lot.”

Brewmaster John shares his path to beer in the Des Moines Register!  Read the full story here. (Des Moines Register, 12/16/13)