Show Features

Sip and sample from the Midwest’s best breweries, wineries and restaurants. Mingle, listen to live music and check out speakers and activities on the Pub Crawl, Vino and What’s Cooking Stages. Don’t leave before purchasing the beer and wine you sample to take home with you!

What's Cooking Stage

We'll be featuring interactive cooking classes on this stage, hope you come hungry! Check back to view this stage's schedule of events.

Vino Stage

The Vino Stage features 60-minute Wine Tasting Education! Check back to view this stage's schedule of events.

Pub Crawl Stage

Located in the beer garden, learn about award winning local brewers and how to mix unique food with your favorite brews. Check back to view this stage's schedule of events.

Gourmet Pairing Experience

This unique, exclusive dining experience pairs a tapas-style multi-course meal with select wine or beer presented, paired and served by one of Des Moines’ top chefs! Wine and beer pairing education presented by various wineries and breweries. Reservations can be made in advance on a first-come, first-served basis. Limited seating for 20 is available for each experience and is located on Level 1 of Hy-Vee Hall.

Tickets (on sale soon) are $50 for the dinner alone, or purchase a $70 ticket package to include the gourmet pairing experience and admission into Iowa's Premier Beer, Wine & Food Expo.

Crowler Station

For the first time we will have crowlers available for purchase. Choose from a number of draft beers including several rare beers, available only until they run out. These beers will not be available to sample, and there will be different selections offered on Friday and Saturday. Check back for a full list and a schedule of which beers will be available on which day. Don't want to miss any of the beers? Purchase a 2 day pass for $50 (on sale soon).

Bottle Check + Coat Check

All attendees who wish to purchase beer and wine at the show are invited to leave their selections at our Bottle Check at no charge so they can freely roam and enjoy the rest of the event. Once ready to leave the show, simply head back to the area and check out. Curbside pickup will be available with help from volunteers. Purchase 6 or more 6-packs of beer or bottles of wine and get 15% off your order!

Variety the Children's Charity

A portion of this event's proceeds will be donated to Variety, thank you for supporting!