Liquor Store Ankeny IA

Local resource for liquor stores in Ankeny. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to liquor stores and wine and spirits that have a wide variety of rums, vodkas, whiskies, tequilas, wines and beers, as well as advice on mixed drinks and drink recipes.

Andy's Bar & Grill
(515) 965-3446
1912 SW 3rd St
Ankeny, IA
Andy's Bar & Grill - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Andy's Bar & Grill will do the trick. Grab a seat at the welcoming bar and order one of the many brews on hand. The bartender will likely hook you up if you become a regular and then you'll really have your very own place where everyone knows your name.

Yankee Clipper
(515) 964-9484
312 SW Maple St
Ankeny, IA
Yankee Clipper - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Yankee Clipper will do the trick. Grab a seat at the welcoming bar and order one of the many brews on hand. The bartender will likely hook you up if you become a regular and then you'll really have your very own place where everyone knows your name.

Croz Nest
(515) 963-8338
2139 S Ankeny Blvd
Ankeny, IA
Croz Nest - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Croz Nest is nowhere near the pages of Us Weekly or TMZ, but hey, beer is beer, whiskey is whiskey. A friendly neighborhood bar where you can pretty much wear whatever the hell you want. (But leave the cargo-shorts at home.)

Elbow Room Saloon
(515) 963-9414
1165 1/2 SW Ordnance Rd
Ankeny, IA
Elbow Room Saloon - While you don't need to be wearing a suit to get into Elbow Room Saloon, looking nice will help. The crowd is attractive and the bartenders even more so. If you're looking for a nice spot to hang with friends and meet new (attractive) people, Elbow Room Saloon will do the trick.

Nest Bar & Grill
(515) 331-0472
5800 Merle Hay Rd
Johnston, IA
Nest Bar & Grill - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Nest Bar & Grill? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

(515) 965-9513
132 SE Shurfine Dr
Ankeny, IA
Jakes - You might see a celeb here. But he/she will probably be on one of the many flat screen TVs lining the walls. Jakes is the place you'd likely go to to watch that big game but you'll probably have so much fun, you'll stick around longer.

O'Malley's Pub
(515) 964-9620
7012 NE 14th St
Ankeny, IA
O'malley's Pub - If you're looking to kick back, O'malley's Pub, located at [Address], is a safe bet. It's not the kind of place that's going to break your wallet, so that's more you have left over for happy hour.

Roadhouse 69
(515) 963-9669
110 N Ankeny Blvd
Ankeny, IA
Roadhouse 69 - Boasting excellent service and strong drinks, Roadhouse 69, located at [Address], has a good crowd of regulars and a decent-looking clientele. As an added bonus, there's no cover, so this is a good place to hit without blowing your budget.

Highland Park Country Club
(515) 245-9229
518 Euclid Ave
Des Moines, IA
Highland Park Country Club, located at [Address], is your garden variety pub. It's not going to win any raves of "Hottest. Bar. Ever.," but it's a serviceable place to relax and unwind. Just keep your expectations grounded. And there's something to be said for beers that cost less than $14 bucks. Review of Highland Park Country Club.

Minx Show Palace
(515) 266-2744
1510 NE Broadway Ave
Des Moines, IA
Minx Show Palace - Here's the problem with most bars: the vibe sometimes dies around 1am. Luckily for you, when most bars are sweeping up the floors and closing shop, Minx Show Palace kicks it into another gear. The place usually keeps it going 'til way late-guaranteeing a late and out-of-control night.

How do they make beer, wine and liquor?

By Russ Cobbe

It's a good question and one you rarely think about on the way to the store to pick up a bottle or two of alcohol. They all involve some sort of fermenting process, which changes sugars in the ingredients into alcohol.


The basic ingredients are malted barley, yeast, water and sometimes other grains are added. Hops for example are used to make the resulting brew have a bitter flavor. Barley grain is turned into a malt by soaking it in water and allowing the grains to start germinating. The grains are then dried in a kiln, which stops the germination and voila you have malted barley. The malt is ground up and mashed with hot water, which is then boiled, the result is called wort. Next comes the fermentation process which starts with cooling down of the wort and the adding of yeast. The yeast turns the natural sugars that exist in the grain into alcohol over a period of time. The end result of course is beer.


The most important aspect of wine making is deciding when to pick the grapes from the vine. Conditions must be just right for the variety being used and the picking must be done quickly. Stems are removed from the grapes after picking and the skins are generally left on for at least 24 hours. The grapes are pressed to extract the juice from the grape. This juice is allowed to settle to remove any bits of skin. Yeast is added which turns the sugars in the grape juice to alcohol and carbon dioxide. There are specialized yeast cultures that act differently on the grape juice to provide different characteristics. The resulting wine is left so the yeast settles and the wine is drawn off, this can happen multiple times until the wine is clear. The wine is cold stabilized which precipitate white
crystals that are using in making tarter sauce. Finally the wine is filtered and bottled.


Spirits such as Rum, Vodka, Gin and Whiskey have a much higher alcohol percentage than wine o...

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