Olde Main Brewing Company


(515) 232-0553

316 Main St
Ames, IA 50010

Tuesday 11:00am - 2:00am (show)

Monday 11:00am - 2:00am

Tuesday 11:00am - 2:00am

Wednesday 11:00am - 2:00am

Thursday 11:00am - 2:00am

Friday 11:00am - 2:00am

Saturday 11:00am - 2:00am

Sunday 11:00am - 2:00am (hide)

42.0251122 -93.6139871

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We Offer the Best Catering in Town.

Authentic Brewed Beers and Great Entrees & Appetizers.

MON 11:00am - 2:00am TUE 11:00am - 2:00am WED 11:00am - 2:00am THURS 11:00am - 2:00am FRI 11:00am - 2:00am SAT 11:00am - 2:00am SUN 11:00am - 2:00am
Description: Not long ago, late one evening (or was it morning?), an Iowa State biology graduate (Jeff “Puff” Irvin) and Ames bar owner (Scott “Griff” Griffen) sat — as many of us have — dreaming over beers. This was no far-fetched fantasy. After much discussion the dream came into focus. If Puff enrolled in the master brewer’s program at the University of California at Davis, Griff would have a brewpub waiting for him upon completion of his studies. The deal was sealed that night (or morning?) with a cheers and a handshake.

Shortly thereafter, Puff emerged from the wilds of California with a degree, a tan and some real nerdy beer science knowledge. True to his word, Griff made good on his pledge to provide the brewpub. He purchased an old bicycle shop on Main Street in downtown Ames and immediately hired Puff as his head brewer. The dream became reality on Oct. 4, 2004, when Olde Main Brewing Company & Restaurant opened its doors to the public.

We have the best catering in town. If you have a special occasion then put it in good hands. We have lots of great options to choose from.

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Not great Thanksgiving

by Thanksgiving dinner , 11/27/2014

Ate at the Thanksgiving buffet. Was disappointed in regard to the desserts, they used to have more; now just pie. Thought it was expensive for what you got.

Great food

by Benjamin N. , 02/08/2011

Serve very good food; however it sometimes takes a long time to get your bill. I love the theme they have going.

Terrible place to eat!

by Very Unhappy customer!!! , 01/24/2011

The last couple times I have eaten here the service was terrible. It took forever for someone to take our order and the place was not at all busy that night. My last and final time going to this place was the worst. I took some friends from out of town here and not only was the service bad they served our sandwiches on moldy buns and never served us the beers that we ordered. They then had the nerve to bill us for the beers we did not get and for the moldy food.

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