Categories: Brewery

View Upcoming Events

Millstream Brewing Company

Iowa's Oldest & Most Award Winning Craft Brewery

(319) 622-3672

http://www.millstreambrewing.com

835 48th Avenue
PO Box 284

Amana, IA 52203

Head Brewer - Chris Priebe Hop Vines Taps
Sun: 10:00 am  -  5:00 pm
Mon: 10:00 am  -  5:00 pm
Tue: 10:00 am  -  5:00 pm
Wed: 10:00 am  -  5:00 pm
Thu: 10:00 am  -  5:00 pm
Fri: 10:00 am  -  5:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am  -  6:00 pm

Some years ago, three Amana men decided to revive an art that hadn’t been practiced in Amana for years--the art of brewing beer. Carroll F. Zuber and brothers, James and Dennis Roemig had a dream of building a small brewery to produce small batches of hand brewed beer reminiscent of Europe’s finest brews.

To brew the best they needed the best, so they called on one of America’s premier brewers, Joseph Pickett Sr. who helped in the brewery design and in development of the robust Schild Brau Amber. Currently Millstream brews 15 different beers throughout the year.

In 1985 Millstream Brewing Company opened it doors-the first brewery to operate in Amana since 1884 and the first micro brewery in Iowa. So the Millstream Brewery was born and so it has come to be recognized as the home of quality brews of rewarding tastes.

We start with pure water and the finest malted grains from America’s heartland. We add European varieties of American hops and our own Bavarian yeast. Unlike the big breweries, we can take the time to cold-filter our beer, giving you the clear, crisp, full flavors and resilient, creamy head characteristics of a well-made lager.

We are still here in Amana, making beer the way it should be... and we have the awards to back it up. The Schild Brau Amber is an 15 time national award winner, the John’s White Ale has received 5 awards, the German Pilsner has received 2 awards, the Back Road Stout has received 1. For a total of 23 national awards! Visit our brewery in the scenic Amana Colonies. We are located just across from the Woolen Mill in Main Amana. Enjoy the gemutlichkeit of the hospitality room/gift shop and sample our beers and sodas. Viewing windows allow visitors to see the brewing and bottling areas, as well as the fermentation cellar. Then relax and enjoy a beer in our hop-covered biergarten.

Back to Top

Upcoming Events at Millstream Brewing Company

The Barry Boyce Band - Maifest

Date: Saturday, May 03
Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Location: Millstream Brewing Company
Address: 835 48th Avenue

Put on your dancing shoes for some German Polka Music with the Barry Boyce Band! Enjoy Amana brats right off the grill while you listen in our bergarten.

Strolling Yodeler Kurt Boche

Date: Sunday, May 04
Time: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location: Millstream Brewing Company
Address: 835 48th Avenue

Kurt Boche will be entertaining us all with his songs, stories and yodeling. Watch out, he may win you over with his charm! Enjoy Amana brats right off the grill all day.

Dogs On Skis Beer Release Party

Date: Saturday, May 31
Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Millstream Brewing Company
Address: 835 48th Avenue

We love Dogs on Skis and they love us! So why not name a beer after them! "Dogs on Skis Belgian IPA" A Belgian IPA is still very much a style in development and we wanted to be there to help in this movement. The taste has sweet Belgian Wit flavors, but then finishes with that earthy and hoppy flavor. The full body & full flavor show beautifully the flavors complement and balance each other. Live music will be provided by our famous Dogs on Skis and supper will be available!

BrewBQ & The Blues

Date: Saturday, June 07
Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Millstream Brewing Company
Address: 835 48th Avenue

Join us for a relaxing evening listening to the extraordinary blues performed by The Tornadoes and enjoy sizzling BBQ in our outdoor biergarten at Millstream Brewery. Bring your lawn chair and kick of the summer with us!

Burgers & Brew

Date: Saturday, June 14
Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Millstream Brewing Company
Address: 835 48th Avenue

Live Music and food provided by Let It Ride in our outdoor biergarten. A variety of burgers will be hot off the grill.

Beer & Brat Festival

Date: Saturday, June 21
Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Millstream Brewing Company
Address: 835 48th Avenue

When you are in Amana, a good German community, you need to feast like we do! Eat your way through a variety of Amana made brats and wash each one down with a Millstream beer that has been perfectly paired with the brat! Live music by Holiday Road.

Red Solo Cup Party

Date: Saturday, June 28
Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Millstream Brewing Company
Address: 835 48th Avenue

We'll have the red solo cups and sharpies so you can get your cup signed, by whoever! We are going country tonight so kick up your heels and join us. Band and food TBA.

Dog Days Of Summer

Date: Saturday, July 05
Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Millstream Brewing Company
Address: 835 48th Avenue

Kick off the summer with Dogs On Skis and a variety of dogs(corn, chili, Chicago, etc) served up. Bring your lawn chair and sit back for a relaxing evening.

Tour de Brew

Date: Saturday, July 12
Time: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Location: Millstream Brewing Company
Address: 835 48th Avenue

Join us for our 15th annual bike ride at Millstream. This is definitely a "tour of de brews" and a great warm up ride for RAGBRAI! The event is a poker run with stops to pick up your poker cards. Of course there is a great micro brewed beer waiting for you at each stop. Root Beer too. At the end of the ride the best poker hands will receive door prizes. Live music will be provided by our local boys, Let It Ride. They'll play from 2-6 pm in the biergarten and we will be grilling those great Amana Brats on the grill. Begin and end at Millstream Brewery. $25 Registration the day of the event at Millstream.

Hops & Grapes

Date: Saturday, July 19
Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Millstream Brewing Company
Address: 835 48th Avenue

We are partnering up with Fireside Winery on this event! We'll have beer and wine available to make both the wine & beer palate happy. Live music by The Extra Credit Project and food will top off the evening. Don't forget your lawn chair!

Millstream Brew-au Beach Party

Date: Saturday, July 26
Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Millstream Brewing Company
Address: 835 48th Avenue

Our annual beach party is under way! No beach you say, we still say no problem. Bring your favorite beach chair to relax in. We'll provide the water (not the Millrace), beach balls, beach games and live beach music played by our own Dogs On Skis. Supper will be available.Should be another fun event, come join us for the festivities!

Big Hair Days

Date: Saturday, August 02
Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Millstream Brewing Company
Address: 835 48th Avenue

We are going back to the 80's with music tonite from Slap & Tickle. Put on your big hair wigs and rock out with us and remember the heavy metal songs from AC/DC, Twisted Sister, Poison, etc.... Supper will be available.

Live Music

Date: Saturday, August 09
Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Millstream Brewing Company
Address: 835 48th Avenue

Live Music and food in our outdoor biergarten. TBA

Shake, Rattle & Roll

Date: Saturday, August 16
Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Millstream Brewing Company
Address: 835 48th Avenue

In honor of all the old Model A's that will be in town, we will be bringing on some shakin', rattlin' and rollin' of our own just for fun! (I know the music is not as old as the Model A's, but it's close!) We will be rockin' some 60's music like no one else can! We'll have supper available. Bring a chair and come for a rockin' good time!

BrewBQ & The Blues

Date: Saturday, August 23
Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Millstream Brewing Company
Address: 835 48th Avenue

As usual, this is such a popular event that we do it twice each year! (Plus it's one of Teresa's favorites) Charlie Morgan will be playing the blues like now else can. We'll also have some extraordinary BBQ available for supper. Bring your lawn chair to relax in and enjoy the band and BBQ!

Tailgating Party at Millstream Brewery

Date: Saturday, August 30
Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Millstream Brewing Company
Address: 835 48th Avenue

Toast football season and join us for a Tailgating good time. Electric Mule will be providing us with music and supper will be available. Bring your friends and a lawn chair!

Festival of Iowa Beers

Date: Sunday, August 31
Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Location: Millstream Brewing Company
Address: 835 48th Avenue

Last year we had 20 Iowa Craft Breweries, 4 Iowa home brew clubs and 1200 people that enjoyed it all. Come down to the brewery to taste the beer that Iowa has to offer and meet the brewers who make this magical stuff come to life as they serve you.  Live music will be playing all afternoon and food will be available.  For more information go to:  www.millstreambrewing.com and click on the events tab.

Dogs On Skis - Live music at Oktoberfest

Date: Friday, October 03
Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Millstream Brewing Company
Address: 835 48th Avenue

We are going to kick off Oktoberfest at Millstream with those Cedar Rapids rockers, Dogs On Skis,in our outdoor biergarten. Amana brats will be hot off the grill and Millstream's Oktoberfest beer will be flowing all day!

The Barry Boyce Band - Live Music at Oktoberfest

Date: Saturday, October 04
Time: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location: Millstream Brewing Company
Address: 835 48th Avenue

Live music with The Barry Boyce Polka Band. Amana brats will be hot off the grill and once again Millstream's Oktoberfest beer will be flowing all day!

Let It Ride - Live music at Oktoberfest

Date: Saturday, October 04
Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Millstream Brewing Company
Address: 835 48th Avenue

Live music with our local classic rock and roll band, Let It Ride! We love our local boys and are thrilled to have them play for us! Come and enjoy. Famous Amana Brats and Millstream's Oktoberfest beer will be flowing all evening long!

Live music - Oktoberfest

Date: Sunday, October 05
Time: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location: Millstream Brewing Company
Address: 835 48th Avenue

Enjoy live music in our outdoor biergarten. Amana brats and Millstream's Oktoberfest beer served all day!

Halloween Party

Dates: Saturday, October 25 - Saturday, October 25

Location: Millstream Brewing Company
Address: 835 48th Avenue

We're going to have our 2nd annual Halloween Party at Millstream Brewery! The only catch is that costumes are required again! We had such a great turnout of costumes that we expect some really good ones again this year. Of course there will be beer rewards for best costume and such. Holiday Road will be preforming for us and supper will be available.