In about 10 years, the state of Iowa has welcomed 80 new breweries, and there’s no sign of stopping.

According to the Brewers Association, there were 27 craft breweries operating across the state in 2011. By 2020 Iowa had 107. Iowa ranks 17th for number of breweries per capita.

By the spring of 2022, the Des Moines area will be home to almost a quarter of those breweries, with 21 in operation, according to the Des Moines Register.

The Brewed Crew has visited several Des Moines area breweries, including Exile Brewing Company, Confluence, Peace Tree, and Gezellig Brewing.

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