Foundry Distilling building in West Des Moines, Iowa

Foundry Distilling Company is part of the Foundry project,

a redevelopment of the Rock Island Railroad Car Bar into a multi-tenant food and beverage project. In addition to our distillery, the project features The Hall and The Kitchen.

The centerpiece of our distillery is a 29-foot-tall, 30-inch-diameter column still that was designed and built right here in Iowa. It offers several unique features, including internal LED lights and cameras. It's estimated to be among the top five stills in America on a throughput basis.

We also have a 500-gallon copper pot still that was also designed and built here in Iowa, as well as a 500-gallon open-topped cypress wood fermenter.


Get the full Foundry Distilling experience with one of the most unique distillery tours in Iowa. Join us on a guided tour of the distillery, where you’ll learn all about the production process that takes place between the walls of our innovative facility. 

If you would like to schedule a tour, please email

Event Space Rental

Host your event at one of the most unique venues in the Des Moines area. Foundry Distilling Company can accommodate almost any size of group in one or more of our great spaces. Click here for more information.



At 1,750 square feet, The Alchemy Lounge is our largest and most flexible public/event space. It features an interactive display with information about Foundry Distilling Co. and products. There is cozy seating and impressive views of the production space and barrels. The Alchemy Lounge runs a full-service cocktail bar Thursday-Friday 4-10 pm, and Saturday 2-11 pm.


This area is where we do most of our private tastings and host our friends who come to make their own Private Barrel whiskey. It has a fully stocked bar, high end a/v and can host groups of up to 20 people. In the summer, it includes our large outdoor patio, measuring nearly 900 square feet, which greatly increases the size and type of groups we can host.


This mezzanine space was personally designed by our owner and can best be described as jaw-dropping. It is 900 square feet and overlooks the entire facility, including an amazing view of our beautiful still.