As if I’m not something near beer crazy day in and day out in the comfort of my own home, I had the opportunity over the weekend to go Beer Crazy in Des Moines.
Beer Crazy is a new homebrew shop/beer store in Des Moines, Iowa. Around a month after opening, they’ve got a good selection of beer on the shelves, as well as a well-stocked walk-in cooler. They have a solid array of homebrewing supplies, and Mark was both friendly and helpful.
The latter two are reasons enough to give this place my business, as I didn’t find the other Des Moines option for a homebrew shop any too inspiring.
But that’s not to say that I’d fork over my cash to any old place. I genuinely enjoyed talking beer with Mark. He was very helpful, and his store had what I needed. New on the scene, his only high gravity beers at present are the Chimay lineup. In time, he hopes to bring in a better assortment on that front, but for now, Iowa’s goofy beer laws have his selection a little restrained on the bigger beers. No matter. There are many other great beers to choose from.
Easily accessible and with plenty of parking, I’d strongly encourage everyone to support this location, for both beer and (especially) homebrewing needs.
Wanna check ’em out? Here’s the info:
Beer Crazy (map on their homepage, just click the above link)
3908 NW Urbandale Drive/100th Street
Urbandale, Iowa 50322