Cellar / Assistant Brewer

Exile Brewing Company located in downtown Des Moines Western Gateway community is currently looking to hire a full time, talented and qualified candidate to fulfill a cellar/assistant brewer role. Exile is a family owned and operated, local, craft brewery. We are driven by our passion for Blowing Minds, and our people, process and culture are the key to our continued success. Since opening in the summer of 2012 we have grown and evolved significantly. This position is being added as part of our current expansion and will evolve as the company grows.

Position: Cellar/Assistant Brewer

Reports to: Director of Production and Brewmaster

Position Responsibilities – (but not limited to)

  • CIP cycle of all fermenters, lager, and bright tanks
  • Centrifuge operation and CIP
  • Product transfers
  • Product dry-hopping
  • Maintaining a sanitary and organized environment
  • Kegging
  • Keg washing
  • Carbonating product
  • Quality control testing and reporting
  • Brink CIP and sanitization
  • Line CIP and sanitization
  • Finishing Brew days
  • Cleaning Brew House
  • Milling In


  • Brewery experience required
  • Strong sense of organization
  • Ability to safely and properly handle and administer chemicals
  • Extreme focus
  • Strong desire to learn and follow SOP’s
  • Passionate about beer
  • Mechanical intuition
  • Embody our core values

Physical requirements

  • Bend over, twist, kneel, climb stairs, and stand for long periods of time
  • Lift 55+ pounds consecutively

Please send your resume & cover letter to info@exilebrewing.com with “Cellar/Assistant Brewer” as the subject line.

Oktoberfest Food Drive

We are excited to partner with Des Moines businesses Hy-Vee and Doll Distributing  to fight hunger in the Des Moines Metro area during the month of September.

For every case of our Oktoberfest bottles sold in local Des Moines-area Hy-Vee stores, two meals will be donated to the DMARC Food Pantry Network to fight hunger. Twenty-one Des Moines Metro Hy-Vee stores will participate in the food drive, as well as Doll Distributing, a local beer distributor.

“DMARC is excited to partner with Exile Brewing, Hy-Vee and Doll Distributing to provide food to families in need right here in Greater Des Moines,” said DMARC Food Pantry Network Director Rebecca Whitlow. “This opportunity could not have come at a better time for us. With 12 food pantries in the area and the addition of our new Mobile Food Pantry, we are serving more people in more places than any other time in our Food Pantry Network’s 40-year history.”

The program will begin Sep. 1st and last until Sep. 31st with a donation goal of 4,000 meals.




Bottoms Up Yoga

Classes provided by Power Life Yoga DSM

Join Power Life Yoga and Exile Brewing Co. the second Sunday of each month for a FREE 60-minute all-levels yoga class followed by community at the brewery. Stay after class and your first beer is on PLY!

INSTRUCTORS: Molly G. and Kirk L.
WHEN: Sunday, July 10th, 1:00pm
WHERE: Parking lot at Exile Brewing Co.

Mark your calendars for the other Yoga @ Exile on August 14 — more details to come!

Beer Dinner 2015

On Wednesday, November 11th, we will host our November beer dinner at Exile.  This beer dinner will be hosted by our Executive Chef, Craig Vorba, and our Founder, RJ Tursi.  Seating is extremely limited and will be reserved in person on a first come first serve basis at the brewery.  Price is $55 per person and includes tax/gratuity.beer-dinner

The Chill Clinton(s)

One month ago we released a beer named Chill Clinton Double Hemp Amber Ale, which was brewed with over 700 pounds of hemp seeds.  We were thrilled with how beer tasted and the artwork could not have turned out any better: cats, presidents blowing smoke out of a saxophone, an American flag… what more could you want?!?!?
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When we discussed what could result from the name of the beer, a “cease and desist letter” was at the top of the list.  Hillary Clinton coming by to pick up a 4pack was at the bottom.
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The Raspberry Bohemian – 3rd Anniversary

The Raspberry Bohemian release is set for Friday, September 25th, at the brewery!! This is the first official release of our Bohemian Fruit Revue, a series of off-beat sours with enlightened fruit. The Raspberry Bohemian release will coincide with our 3-year anniversary, and to celebrate the occasion, we will offer our Anniversary package, consisting of:

• One 4-pack of The Raspberry Bohemian
• One limited edition Anniversary tulip glass
• One free beer during pickup

Pickup will be Friday, Sep. 25th, between 3:30 and 5:30 pm, you must arrive during this time period. Cost of the Anniversary package is $20 and is available for pre-purchase at the brewery starting today. There are limited amounts of this Anniversary package available. Pre-purchase is available on a first come, first serve basis. The next release in The Bohemian Fruit Revue will be The Cherry Bohemian, scheduled for December 2015.



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.