New Taproom Hours Effective 7/1/2020

We are excited to announce that we will be re-opening the taproom for business! If you would like to enjoy a drink on the Brightside, we kindly ask for your patience as we finish some renovations to the space. We also request that you observe the following rules while visiting:

  • Please maintain a responsible social distance.
  • Max of 6 people per table/group. Please check in at the front desk for availability.
  • Please do not move the tables or chairs together.
  • We are offering full 16 oz single serve pours only. No tasters or flights at this time.
  • Masks are encouraged, but not required.
  • Staff will wear masks and gloves at all times and have their temperatures taken at the start of their shifts.
  • Staff will practice excessive sanitation of tables, chairs, and their own hands

We will continue to offer to-go and contactless pick-up of crowlers at the front kiosk. Place your order online or shoot us a Facebook message.

Taproom & To-Go Sales Hours

Wednesday 4-9 p.m
Thursday 4-10 p.m.
Friday 2-11 p.m.
Saturday 12-11 p.m.
Sunday 12-8 p.m.

Thank you for your support during this strange time and thanks in advance for your patience as we work out the kinks of this new normal! Please be patient with us as our staff get acquainted with new training and cleaning practices. We look forward to your visit!

– Team Brightside



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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
WED: 4pm – 9pm
THU: 4pm – 10pm
FRI: 2pm – 11pm
SAT: 12pm – 11pm
SUN: 12pm – 8pm