- 17 Ratings
Beer Dinner & Tour in Des Moines
Start your night off with a guided tour of the brewery, then transition to a four-course dinner complete with beer pairings. Sip local beers as you chow down on delicious dishes.
What You Will Do
- Create a special experience for Valentine's Day to make your time even more memorable
- Taste a range of creative foods in addition to fizzy beers that are all made in the same place as your food
- Enjoy the company of a friendly and knowledgeable guide as you tour the historic Fitch Building
- Guided tour through brewery
- Glassware to take home
- Four-course dinner
- Beer pairings
Please wear closed-toed shoes for the brewery tour and bring an empty stomach. Must be 21+ for event.
- 17 Ratings
A few of the courses were excellent and a few were just okay. The crab and the steak were really good. I didn't really like the dumplings or the dessert. Beer and friendly staff were excellent. Will definitely do a beer dinner again in the future.!
Great food! Fun to try different beers and foods. I liked how passionate the chef was! It made it more personable!
The tour was fantastic because given by the person who started the business. He was present the whole evening. The chef was present, the food was delicious and the beer pairings were thought through. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys gourmet food, great beer and looking for a fun evening. Thank you Exile.
The Beer Dinner was great. We were taken great care of, the food was excellent, and as always the beer did not disappoint. We come to Exile often and this dinner was above our expectations. You all have a great team of people and keep it up!
Food was amazing and they gave us plenty of beer! Tour was fun, too. Very infomative.
Fantastic. Very informative, interesting, concluding with an excellent four course meal with plentiful beer and amazing food. Thanks for having us! sláinte!
Best dinner experience two years in a row for their beer dinner. This years food topped last!
I thought the Beer Dinner evening was fantastic. I thought the tour was really fun, and informative regarding the process of how beer is made at Exile. I would've liked just a little more information regarding the owners and history of the restaurant, the name, things like that. We covered some it incidentally, but I would've like just a little bit more. I will say, when we were led into our private dining room, my wife and I were a little taken aback to see that we were all going to be sitting in group tables as opposed to one on one with our dates. Ultimately, this was fine, and the evening was quite enjoyable. However, in the future, I would recommend making it clear to potential patrons how they will be dining ahead of time. Especially for something like Valentine's Day, where the dinner is typically meant to be a little more personal and romantic. Like I said, this didn't ruin the experience, it just would've been nice to know. The dinner itself was incredible. I thought four courses was perfect, and was surprised and delighted to see that each course was paired with a full glass of beer. I also really enjoyed hearing from the chef and staff about the dishes and the beer and why they were paired. By taste alone, it is clear the head chef is very good at his craft, but I would've liked to have heard a little more detail as to why he chose the things he did. He did a great job explaining what he made, but not as much as why. Again, not a complaint, just something nice to add to the experience. And the beer...what can I say. Of course it was delicious and I felt like the choices were perfect. Specifically, my favorites were the Beatnik Sour pairing with that salad with the raspberry cream vinegarette, and the G.G. with the Filet Mignon. Incredible. Personally, I would've also really enjoyed knowing the beer/food menu prior to ordering my ticket, as I can be a little bit of a picky eater, but I also was open to the experience and understand that this is pretty common practice, so it wasn't a deal breaker for me. Overall, I would highly recommend this experience to anyone who enjoys good food and good beer, and I will happily do it again. I thought that $70/ticket for a Valentine's Dinner out was a fair price. Cheers!
- Laura & Rick
Excellent event - we loved it! Fun behind the scenes tour. Superb 4-course dinner - applause for Chef Jimmy. Good company - 30+ other Valentine diners. And we got to try 5 different brews! Thanks, Exile!