Off the Menu: Brightside Aleworks

“Off the Menu” is an Altoona restaurant feature sponsored by Elder Corporation.

This week, we joined Steve Moyna and CJ Sherzan of Elder Corp at Brightside Aleworks, a popular craft brewery at the heart of Altoona, Iowa. The brewery offers everything from milk stouts and kettle sours, to tropical hops and luscious haze.

Andrew Frana, who co-founded the brewery with his wife, Molly, in 2014, treated the pair to a round of his favorite game: Name… That… Beer!

Check it out—and keep scrolling for more details about this local gem.

Fast Facts

What: Brightside Aleworks is a craft brewery located at the heart of Altoona. A favorite for locals and visitors alike, Brightside is the perfect place to cool off after an action-packed day at Iowa’s Entertainment Destination—or host your next baby shower, wedding reception or birthday party. You can also pick up crowlers to-go!

Where: You’ll find Brightside near the Altoona HyVee, at 480 Center Pl, Altoona, IA 50009

What’s on Tap: Check out the Brightside beer menu here.

What’s Nearby? Brightside Aleworks is minutes from Altoona’s parks & trails,  entertainment destinationsshopping hotspots, lively restaurant scene, and more.

Thank you to Elder Corporation for sponsoring Off the Menu, the visitor’s guide to Altoona’s deliciously different dining spots! Elder Corporation literally lays the groundwork for some of the biggest excavation projects in Iowa. You can learn more about Elder Corp here.