September 2016

4th Anniversary & Beer Release


Our 4th Anniversary is here! To celebrate the occasion, we will release Jesus on a Forklift, an Imperial Rye Stout that aged in Cedar Ridge whiskey barrels for 12 months. In addition to all of our flagships, we will also have a few special kegs on tap: Jesus on a Forklift The Rise of Ziggy Sourdust [...]

4th Anniversary & Beer Release2022-09-09T10:33:47-05:00

March 2016

Beer dinner


Join us April 13th for a 6 course beer dinner led by our executive chef and founder!! $60 per person, includes a private brewery tour, t-shirt, and glassware. Limited seating available, all reservations made at the brewery.  

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December 2015

12 Casks of Christmas


The 12 Casks of Christmas begins tomorrow!! Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 4pm, we will tap a new cask of limited edition beers. Each cask has limited availability and is only available while supply lasts. The first cask to start the festivities is Beatnik Sour with peaches! Tapping time is 4pm.

12 Casks of Christmas2022-09-09T10:33:48-05:00

October 2015

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 [...]

Beer Dinner 20152022-09-09T10:33:48-05:00

August 2014

New on tap


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 [...]

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July 2014

FOH Manager opening


Exile Brewing Company is looking for a FOH manager to join our restaurant team. Located in the Western Gateway area of downtown Des Moines, Exile Brewing Co. is a hand-crafted microbrewery, with distribution, and a full-service restaurant.  This is a full-time position with salary dependent on previous work experience. Ideal candidates will fulfill the following: Food [...]

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July 2013



  Our newest seasonal, Isabelle, is now on tap! Our Kölsch style ale, conditioned in lager tanks for over a month. Bready, faint bitterness with slight fruity character from yeast and Hersbrucker hops. Refreshing and crisp, perfect for hot days (and nights).


March 2013

St. Patrick’s Day


On March 16th, Exile Brewing Co. will open our doors early for the downtown Des Moines St. Patrick's Day Parade.  The Beer Hall bar will open at 6 am for early beers, as well as breakfast burritos (it's important to establish a base).  At 9 am, the Annex and full lunch/breakfast menu will be open [...]

St. Patrick’s Day2022-09-09T10:34:32-05:00

August 2012

Open, August 10


Who?  Exile Brewing Company... and you! What?  Opening night When?  Friday, August 10th, 4pm - 2am (21+ 11pm-2am) Where?  1514 Walnut Street, Des Moines, IA, 50309 Why?  The time has come.  This Friday, August 10, we invite you to celebrate with us as we begin our journey by unlocking the doors and welcoming the public [...]

Open, August 102022-09-09T10:35:08-05:00

July 2012

Late night bar open


This Friday and Saturday, after hosting our first weekend of beer dinners, we will be opening our bar from 10:30pm - 2am.  Our beer is not quite ready, so we've teamed up with a few local and regional breweries to have beer on tap, as well as a fully stocked bar and cocktail list.  Come discover [...]

Late night bar open2022-09-09T10:35:09-05:00

Nearing the start line


We've almost reached the starting line.  For more than two years we've worked towards this moment.  With help from family and friends, and scores of support from all of you, our dream is finally becoming a reality.  Final preparations are underway.  Months of construction are almost complete as crews check off the last remaining details. [...]

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June 2012

If you build it, beer will come


  The years long process of launching Exile Brewing Co. is nearing its end. The Fitch Soap Co. building, which was once a run-down and vacant warehouse, has been transformed into a modern-day brewery that beautifully displays its historical integrity. But while our project is complete and our team is ready to serve, our beer [...]

If you build it, beer will come2022-09-09T10:35:09-05:00

January 2012

In The Beginning…


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 [...]

In The Beginning…2022-09-09T10:35:09-05:00


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