The popular and top-ranked Toppling Goliath Brewing Co. is expanding to Des Moines.

The maker of Pseudo Sue pale ale and Dorothy’s New World Lager plans on opening a taproom in a mixed-use development planned near Drake University.

“We’ve been looking for a while now on where to place our coveted second location in Iowa,” Clark Lewey, owner of the brewing company, said. “We have looked all over Iowa – Iowa City, Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Council Bluffs. We’ve been very patient. From early on, it felt like Des Moines was going to be the right fit for us.

“It was a critical city that helped us become who we are, and the beer culture there is amazing.”

Toppling Goliath will be the anchor tenant of a development planned by Merge Urban Development Group, a Cedar Falls firm that is building two five-story mixed-use buildings on the north half of a block bounded by 24th and 25th streets and University and Carpenter avenues. Lewey said he expects the taproom to open in the first half of 2025.