Show Features

This year, Iowa’s Premier Beer, Wine & Food Expo is celebrating its 10th anniversary! 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

This year we’re featuring interactive cooking classes on this stage. Check out Snactivity Hour Friday night, plus learn how to make a charcuterie tray, pasta, vinaigrettes and sushi. Hope you come hungry! Click here to view stage schedule of events.

Vino Stage

The Vino Stage features 60-minute Wine Tasting Education, plus a food blogger showing off her best insta-worthy food and wine photography skills! Click here to view stage 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. Click here to view stage 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 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.

Rare Beers Include:

Rogue:

Rolling Thunder Stout
BA Dead Guy

Schell:

Northern Star Series TBD

Summit:

Unchained 26: Belgian Dark Ale

Goose Island:

Halia
Loitla

The High End:

10 Barrel Cucumber Crush
10 Barrel Raspberry Crush

Mercedes Benz of Des Moines VIP Reception Area

See the new Mercedes Benz of Des Moines models in this interactive area of the show floor. Brian Congdon will perform to the invite-only VIP Party Friday from 5-7 PM. Saturday, the area transforms into a lounge open to all with live music from Richard Arndt from 5-7 PM and cake samples from Hy-Vee.

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!

Namaste for Champagne

Grab your friends and Namaste for Champagne with us as we partner with Power Life Yoga on a brand new addition to the show! Saturday morning inside the Beer Garden, join us for an hour of yoga taught by instructor Caryn Lee Meeks beginning at 11am, followed by a giant champagne toast! After yoga, check your mat and enjoy the show beginning at 1pm! Purchase tickets here!

Variety the Children's Charity

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