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Great River Brewery

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

22 Ratings
Ratings: 22
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 17.41%
Active Beers: 21
Beer Ratings: 872
Beer Avg: 3.51
Taps: 12
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

332 E 2nd St
Davenport, Iowa, 52801-1702
United States
phone: (563) 323-5210

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Notes:
Growlers are available for anything currently on-tap. 4-packs (16 oz cans) are also available for Roller Dam Red Ale, 483 Pale Ale and Redband Stout.

Hours of operation for the Brewer's Lounge at Great River:

Monday-Wednesday 4:00-9:00
Thursday 4:00-11:00
Friday-Saturday 12:00-11:00
Sunday 12:00-6:00

(Place added by: indiapaleale on 06-23-2010)
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Reviews by mynie:
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3.9/5  rDev -3%

A nice, cozy little tap room right off the river, within walking distance of the Adler theater. Clean, laid-back, and nicely decorated: a lot like their Iowa City taproom used to be, back when they were known as Old Capitol.

We went around 8 PM on a cold week night and the place was filled with about a dozen regulars. The taproom is tiny, and so it was hard to find seating, but the music was soft and the regulars weren't sloppy drunk so the ambiance wasn't stifling or oppressive.

The place goes for a postmodern feel of polished industrialism--it's like you're at a work site that goes out of its way to make itself look like a work site. The affect works. Lots of brewhouses try to play up a workman image, I now realize: Lakefront in Milwaukee plays up its antique, dockerworker feel; New Glarus is like you're visiting a farm; Three Floyds is like you're at an old factory that some stoners turned into a loft and then, while still living there, they decided to turn it back into a factory. Great River does the same. The bricks are exposed, pallets of cans are stacked up everywhere, and the lighting and seating make it feel like you're at a capital-B Brewery, not a restaurant.

As to the beer... it's pretty good. Some are better than others, the everyday offerings are entirely solid but the rotating beers are hit and miss. Really, it's the same as it was at Old Capitol.

All the beers are listed on a detailed chalkboard, and everything but the barrel-aged stuff is available in growlers. The cans and pints are reasonably priced, but the growlers were stupidly expensive.

mynie, Dec 01, 2010
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Great River Brewery in Davenport, IA
90 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.