Iowa native Ramona Muse Lambert has been drawing, painting, and singing for Exile since we brewed Knee High Summer Rye in June of 2014. What types of art inspire you? -- I work at the Art Center with lots of different ages. I think my constant exposure to kid art is the most inspiring thing [...]
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Thanks Wini Moranville and Great Day on KCWI 23 for talking craft beer with us during American Craft Beer Week!! Advice on the sour -- "You've gotta try it twice." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K36nA0Q08Ik&feature=youtu.be
During the past few weeks we've gotten the bulk of our construction work underway. After more than two years of planning, designing and chipping away at various parts of the project we are finally reaching the homestretch leading up to opening. The construction crew has been digging trenches for plumbing in the restaurant, [...]
In the 1950s Walnut St. was the commercial hub in Des Moines. It was the preferred location for shopping, gathering and to be seen. Now it is a major part of the transportation infrastructure of the city, but little else. The vacancy of the Younker's building, the departure of Aviva and the prohibition of vehicular [...]
From the 1920s through the mid-1940s, The F.W. Fitch Company dominated much of the shampoo industry in the United States. This firm cemented Des Moines' reputation as a leader for the personal care products industry in the United States. Completed in 1917, the Main Building marks the beginning of the firm as a national manufacturer [...]
After having yet another location slip through our fingers we decided to take a drive. It was a beautiful October afternoon and we wanted to see if there were any eye-catching buildings sporting a sign listing a realtor. As we turned north on 15th St. from Martin Luther King South the dilapidated building above caught [...]
After more than six weeks at sea Joseph Tursi could see it. The Mother of Exiles standing tall, welcoming her new children with her torch burning bright. It was the first sign of hope Joe had seen since his own mother had left him at the port of Naples many months ago. He was nervous [...]