Aug 26, 2021 - News
Check out Des Moines' techie new taproom
The front door of new Des Moines taproom, Craft Bru
Craft Bru, 210 SW 11th St., in Des Moines. Photo: Jason Clayworth/Axios

A techie new taproom with an evolving selection of 60 Iowa-focused craft beers opens Sept. 3 in downtown Des Moines.

Details: Craft Bru uses a mobile app (PourChoices) that allows users to explore its menu and place contactless orders.

  • A flavor profile system allows you to rank each brew and receive suggestions for future drinks. (Think Spotify but for craft beer.)
  • The menu will change daily and focus largely on seasonal and new or experimental beers.

What they're doing: The new biz is the creation of software developers Dennis Dix and Tracey Schlueter.

  • They're trying to make the expanding diversity of craft beer user friendly and accessible.
  • The software will be marketed to breweries across the world, they told Jason yesterday.

Visit: 210 SW 11th St.

  • CraftBru is located at LINC at Gray's Station, a burgeoning new downtown neighborhood near a planned $60M professional soccer stadium that could break ground next year.
  • Hours: Sunday-Thursday: 11am-10pm; Friday-Saturday: 11am-11pm.
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