39,203 Ratings
Score: 3.84
515 Brewing Company Claim
7700 University Ave Ste C
Clive, IA 50325
(515) 661-4615
Mon 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM Open Now
Wed 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM Open Now
Thu 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM Open Now
Fri 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM Open Now
Sat 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM Open Now
Sun 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM Open Now
515 Brewing Company has a laid back atmosphere where you can bring your friends and family to enjoy a locally brewed beer and good conversation. We serve no food, so feel free to bring something with you or ask us for our delivery and carry out menus from neighborhood restaurants. Soda and water are also available. Children are welcome with parent or legal guardian.
Parking: Parking lot
Price range: $
Mexican Spring
Style: Wheat Beer - American Pale Wheat
ABV: 5.9%
# Ratings: 2,222
Score: 3.66
We set out to make a beer that tasted like tequila, and Mexican Spring was born. Brewed with agave nectar for a touch of sweetness, with a refreshing twist of lime on the finish. Mexican Spring is a 2016 Great American Beer Festival® gold medal winner in the fruit wheat beer category.
Puppy Jake
Style: Porter - American
ABV: 6.5%
IBUs: 17
# Ratings: 866
Score: 4.02
Brewed especially for our friends at the Puppy Jake Foundation, Puppy Jake Porter (PJP) incorporates every hard working puppy's favorite treat, peanut butter. Brewed with English Maris Otter and 3 different kinds of roasted malts gives PJP a chocolate background accentuated by delicious peanut butter.
Numb Nut
Style: Brown Ale - American
ABV: 6.2%
IBUs: 22
# Ratings: 723
Score: 3.78
A spiced ale brewed with cinnamon and allspice perfect for a winter days, winter evenings.. or really anytime the mood strikes.
Spiders From Clive
Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter
ABV: 6.1%
IBUs: 35
# Ratings: 602
Score: 3.67
Our English style Extra Special Bitter (ESB) pays homage to David Bowie's band, Spiders From Mars. Known for it's balance and interplay between malt and hop bitterness, the name Extra Special Bitter (ESB) is somewhat misleading as it is not all that bitter. We used Simpsons Golden Promise malt for a rich malt background and a sweet, bready/biscuit flavor. To balance the malt, we added mild herbal flavored English hops. Stop by and take a trip to England without leaving the 515.
OJ Gets Lei'd
Style: Wheat Beer - American Pale Wheat
ABV: 6.1%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.00
Get your mind out of the gutter! It's our popular OJ IPA infused with pineapple and coconut for a smooth tropical and citrus taste. A perfect beer for when you want to feel like you're on the beach!
Greenbelt IPA
Style: IPA - American
ABV: 7.9%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.25
A glorious IPA that smells and tastes of fresh cut citrus fruit and mangoes. It's brewed with citra, simcoe and mosaic hops and dry-hopped with mosaic and galaxy hops. Greenbelt is named after the beloved bike trail that runs behind our brewery!
Dunkel On The Haterz
Style: Lager - Munich Dunkel
ABV: 5.6%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.00
It's our very first Munich Dunkel! "Dunkel on the Haterz" is sure to dazzle with its smooth, malty richness. This is one monster jam of a beer that won't hesitate to throw it down, so Haterz... prepare to get dunked on.
Meloso Amarillo
Style: Pale Ale - American
ABV: 6.6%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 3.00
Meloso Amarillo (Mellow Yellow) is an Amarillo single-hopped Pale Ale
Poobah of Passé
Style: IPA - Imperial / Double
ABV: 9.1%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 0.00
This amped up version of one of our favorite single-hopped beers (Passé) comes in at a smooth 9.1% and is packed with delicious Citra hops. We have no doubt this beer will soon be ruling your world (or at least your Loyal Order of Water Buffaloes).
Style: Wheat Beer - American Pale Wheat
ABV: 6.1%
IBUs: 34
# Ratings: 3,957
Score: 3.89
OJ is a well-balanced wheat pale with a smooth citrus flavor. With less bitterness than is typical for this type of beer, this is the perfect “entry-level” IPA.
Style: Pale Ale - American
ABV: 6.0%
# Ratings: 1,945
Score: 3.99
The second beer in our “Meh” series, Passé is singlehopped with Citra, giving it a lively citrus aroma and flavor. We think you’ll find this Pale Ale to be somewhat acceptable.
Style: IPA - Imperial / Double
ABV: 10.2%
IBUs: 85
# Ratings: 1,593
Score: 4.09
Don’t be scared. This is one epidemic you’ll want to catch. An imperial IPA brewed with Mosaic, Citra and Simcoe hops, this beer features intense floral and tropical fruit notes with a slightly bitter finish. (Formerly known as Hopititis C)
Mediocrè Pale Ale
Style: Pale Ale - American
ABV: 6.1%
IBUs: 69
# Ratings: 1,410
Score: 3.91
Mosaic hops deliver an intense aroma and flavors of mango and dank citrus in this stunningly adequate pale ale. With a hop forward design and a great malt balance, we think you’ll find this beer outstandingly meh.
D.A.R.T. Dodger
Style: IPA - American
ABV: 7.3%
IBUs: 69
# Ratings: 1,399
Score: 3.82
Not to be consumed while wandering the streets of downtown, D.A.R.T. Dodger is a full-flavored American-style IPA with Simcoe, Citra, Amarillo and Centennial hops for aroma and flavor.
Wired Heifer
Style: Stout - Milk / Sweet
ABV: 5.2%
IBUs: 35
# Ratings: 1,213
Score: 3.79
A sweet stout brewed with locally roasted coffee from Downtown staple, Java Joe's. This opaque beer is belied by a light body, with milky sweetness offset by roasted malts and hints of coffee.
Li'l Tart
Style: Sour - Berliner Weisse
ABV: 3.9%
IBUs: 17
# Ratings: 1,009
Score: 3.43
Li’l Tart evokes strong reactions and sparks conversation wherever it goes! A light wheat beer with a sour finish that is crisp, refreshing and low in alcohol. Taproom Top Tip: Ask for it flavored.
Belgian Mistress
Style: Belgian Tripel
ABV: 8.8%
IBUs: 30
# Ratings: 987
Score: 3.85
This beautiful, smooth bombshell of a beer flaunts her fruity Belgian yeast assets. Instead of using traditional European hops, she enhances with luscious American Simcoe, then fill out the bill with Saaz hops. Is she a perfect ten, you decide?
Castaway Porter
Style: Porter - Other
ABV: 5.3%
IBUs: 29
# Ratings: 915
Score: 3.92
Inspired by a famous candy bar that combines chocolate and coconut to form a tasty treat, this medium-bodied dark beer offers the aroma and flavor of toasted coconut complemented by dark chocolate notes from two types of roasted barley.
The Basil Protocol
Style: Farmhouse Ale - Saison
ABV: 8.0%
IBUs: 23
# Ratings: 909
Score: 3.65
Basil and cucumber are highlighted in this refreshing farmhouse ale. Fresh peppery notes give way to a clean crisp cucumber, perfect to restore your vim and vigor after a hard day of work or play.
Big OJ
Style: IPA - Imperial / Double
ABV: 8.7%
IBUs: 69
# Ratings: 849
Score: 4.05
Very similar to OJ IPA, just with more body, flavor and kick.
Style: Belgian Quadrupel
ABV: 10.8%
# Ratings: 684
Score: 3.97
A sippin' beer that is sure to warm you up quick. This Belgian Quad features caramel notes with raisin, cherry and plum flavors, along with slight spiciness from the Belgian yeast. #QuadGoals is a 2017 Great American Beer Festival® gold medal winner in the Belgian Dubbel or Quadrupel category.
Western Gateway IPA
Style: IPA - American
ABV: 6.7%
IBUs: 69
# Ratings: 669
Score: 3.89
A well-balanced IPA with a little more "West Coast" style bitterness than a traditional 515 IPA. Centennial, Amarillo and Cascade hops lend a citrusy and slightly earthy notes to a sweet malt background.
I Ain't 'Fraid of No Goat
Style: Bock - Doppelbock
ABV: 7.8%
# Ratings: 639
Score: 3.85
In celebration of the Cub’s World Series win, I Ain’t Afraid of No Goat is a full-bodied doppelbock with a sweet caramel aroma and delicious malty and dark fruit flavors with a warming finish. True to a traditional German-style doppelbock, the beer is brewed with all German malt and German Tettanger and Hallertau Mittlefruh hops.
Style: Märzen
ABV: 5.9%
IBUs: 23
# Ratings: 637
Score: 3.82
A full-bodied, malt-forward beer brewed with premium German malts and a small amount of spicy, floral German Noble hops. Prost!
Style: Pale Ale - American
ABV: 5.5%
IBUs: 69
# Ratings: 633
Score: 4.03
Galaxy single-hopped American Pale Ale. Part of the Meh series.
Undead Red
Style: Red Ale - American Amber / Red
ABV: 7.0%
IBUs: 53
# Ratings: 615
Score: 3.63
Initially created for the Annual Des Moines Zombie Walk, this English style ale is brewed with beets for a ruby color, earthy flavor and aroma.
Belgian Paradise
Style: Belgian Blonde
ABV: 6.2%
IBUs: 23
# Ratings: 562
Score: 3.71
A beer that inspires deep bliss and conjures up memories of lazy days in the sun, Belgian Paradise is a smooth-sipping Belgian-style ale brewed with abbey yeast and grains of paradise, with hints of coriander and ginger.
Reaper In the Rye
Style: IPA - Black / Cascadian Dark Ale
ABV: 7.4%
IBUs: 65
# Ratings: 546
Score: 3.87
A black IPA brewed with Amarillo, Centennial, and Simcoe hops accentuated by a malty, roasted background, spicy rye, and bright citrus notes from Amarillo hops. Not for the faint of heart, this aggressively hopped dark brew will capture your soul.
Style: Pale Ale - American
ABV: 6.2%
IBUs: 69
# Ratings: 536
Score: 3.96
The third beer in our Meh series, is an apathetic American pale ale featuring all Simcoe hops; giving it pine, tropical fruit and citrus fruit notes…blah, blah, blah. (Yeah, we don’t care either.)
Weiner Bever
Style: Wheat Beer - American Pale Wheat
ABV: 4.8%
IBUs: 32
# Ratings: 507
Score: 3.55
Drinkable American wheat brewed with a hint of Rye malt and Amarillo hops.