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316 Main Street
PO Box 1928
Ames IA 50010-6148
Telephone: +1 515-232-0553
Hours: Daily 11:00am-2:00am.
Brewer: Jeff Irvin
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Notes

Visited: March 8, 2005

Opened: 2004

Contributors: Cliff McMurray, Cora Sondgeroth, Jamie Courtney, Richard R Tinurelli, Siegfried Binge

Olde Main started bottling their beer in 2008. You can buy it at Ames-area grocery and convenience stores, and of course right there at the brewery.

Updated: February 19, 2013

Beer List

    • Date: March 8, 2005 (#5596)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 16 points
      Appearance (3)
      Bright golden. Thick head.
      Aroma (3)
      Peppery.
      Mouthfeel (8)
      Medium creamy body. Nicely malty with a spicy, floral hop flavor and a mild bitterness.
      Overall Impression (2)

    • Date: March 8, 2005 (#5592)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 17 points
      Appearance (3)
      Bright copper. Thick head.
      Aroma (4)
      Smells just like a caramel apple!
      Mouthfeel (8)
      Medium smooth body, low carbonation. Lots of biscuity, grainy, sweet malt. Clean graham cracker flavor and finish.
      Overall Impression (2)


  • Imperial or Double India Pale Ale
    8.50% abv.

  • American-Style Amber/Red Ale
    • Date: March 8, 2005 (#5598)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 14½ points
      Appearance (3)
      Deep red. Thick head.
      Aroma (2½)
      Mildly toasty.
      Mouthfeel (7)
      Medium body, smooth, fairly fizzy. Big caramel malt with quite a bit of raisiny flavor.
      Overall Impression (2)

  • German-Style Märzen/Oktoberfest
    • Date: March 8, 2005 (#5597)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 14 points
      Appearance (3)
      Bright golden-amber. Moderate head.
      Aroma (2½)
      Very mild caramel.
      Mouthfeel (7)
      Medium body, undercarbonated. Good mix of caramel and toasty malt flavor. Fairly bitter.
      Overall Impression (1½)

  • English-Style Brown Ale

  • Milk Stout
    Sweet Stout or Cream Stout

  • Off KILTer Scottish Ale
    Scottish-Style Export Ale

  • Sodbuster Stout
    Sweet Stout or Cream Stout
    6.00% abv.

  • Stout "To Be Named Later"
    Classic Irish-Style Dry Stout