Owners and brewers Andrew and Molly Frana

Taproom Policy Updates for COVID-19

We will be offering to-go sales every day starting Tuesday, March 17 and continuing for the foreseeable future in an effort to help contain the spread of coronavirus.

To-Go Sales Hours

Wednesday-Friday 4-7 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday 12-5 p.m.

Crowlers are a huge way we can provide value to you all, while keeping our staff safe and secure. You can call (515) 967-9989, use Facebook chat, or come up to the front door to place your order. Check out our current tap list on the Our Beers section of our site or by visiting our Facebook page.

We also have our online gift card portal set up here so you can be ready when all of this is behind us.

We will not be filling growlers, but we will have no limits on crowlers!

We appreciate the opportunity to provide some sort of comfort to you all in these uncertain times. For so long we have been privileged to allow you all in our home – the taproom. Now we have the chance to be a part of all your homes with these to-go options.

As always, look on the #brightside

Molly and Andrew



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We only choose the best hops
bring out the flavor and aroma
for each beer we brew.

Choosing a strain of yeast for a
particular style is an integral
part of our recipe formulation.

Interesting malts from across the world allow us to make each recipe a unique creation.

Brightside Aleworks

Molly & Andrew Frana

The journey to Brightside Aleworks started in early 2011 when Andrew was lucky enough to receive a coveted Mr. Homebrew kit from his parents for Christmas 2010. Molly and Andrew already had an interest in craft beer and were researching start-up equipment to home brew. So why invest the money in all that equipment when they had all they needed, right there, in a convenient little package. So off they went. They were brewing beer together and they loved it!

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480 Center Place. Altoona, IA 50009
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THU: 4pm – 10pm
FRI: 2pm – 11pm
SAT: 12pm – 11pm
SUN: 12pm – 8pm