Olde Main Brewing Company

Olde Main Brewing Company

We visited the Olde Main Brewing Company in Ames, IA on July 1.  Ames is the home of Iowa State University where I graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine.  It is always fun to visit the town and see the changes and additions.  I was pleased to learn last spring that the Olde Main Brewing Co. was operating on Main Street.  Sue and I stopped in the late afternoon after driving from South Dakota on the way to visit relatives in Illinois.  Sue enjoyed the Gryphonbraü American Lager while I had a Dinkey Portwood Wheat.  The Dinkey Wheat is aged in portwood barrels for almost an entire year.  It had an interesting taste and was good.  Next I tried the Clone American Pale Ale.  It was alright, but I like hoppier brews such as the Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.

Double Down DIPA

Before dinner at Hickory Park I had to try the Double Down India Pale Ale.  This double IPA is a new addition to the beer menu.  Iowa recently updated their liquor laws to allow higher alcohol containing beers and this was Olde Main’s first higher ABV beer (8.5%).  It was the highlight of my visit with a nice balance between the hops (Cascade, Chinook, Amarillo & Simcoe) and malt.  I had to pick up a growler of it to go.  Thanks to Olde Main.  I will visit again!