This past weekend, Exile Brewing Co. opened its doors to the public for the first time.  Hours of preparation would be tested as we welcomed old and new friends to share our project with.  It started on Friday with our first beer dinner.  Chef Tim and the kitchen team were anxious to start feeding hungry patrons and all of their hours of hard work paid off.  Each course was greeted with open arms and departed with empty plates.  There were even a few suggestions that we venture into the pudding business (to be determined)!

First beer dinner course list

This weekend was also the debut of our late night bar.  With only one week of training under their belt, the bar staff jelled quickly and pulled together as Exile Brewing Co. hosted Des Moines’ night owls for the first time.  There were a few surprise visitors, including Mother Nature who refused to watch the party from outside the garage door, as well as our new neighbors The Gaslamp who came to welcome us to the Western Gateway neighborhood.

First late night bar

Things are taking shape and we are excited to open our doors again!  We will be back at it this Friday and Saturday for another round of beer dinners, starting at 6:00 pm each night.  To reserve your seat, contact Margaux Haines at 515-883-2337 or  It was a great weekend full of fun, laughter, and relief to finally share this with everyone.  We appreciate everyone who stopped by and all of the calls of congratulations we’ve received.  This couldn’t been done without each and every one of you and we are extremely grateful for your continued support over the past 2 years.  See you soon!