Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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Toppling Goliath Brewing CompanyToppling Goliath Brewing Company
BEER AVG
4.19/5
Based on:
39 Beers
8,600 Ratings
Place Score: 100
Ratings: 163
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 4.55
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

310 College Dr
Decorah, Iowa, 52101-1336
United States
phone: (563) 387-6700

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @tgbrews

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(Place added by: emerge077 on 07-15-2010)
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Reviews by mdwalsh:
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4.18/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Toppling Goliath Brewing Company - 12-17-10

I stopped in here on a personal beer tour on a Thursday just after they opened around noon. I was the only customer in the place, but the staff of five was having their meeting in the same room, so it wasn't awkwardly quiet which was nice. The tap room looks brand spanking new with a nice wooden bar that would seat maybe 12 people, and then chairs around the rest of the room. There are 6 taps (I think) at the bar and another three behind. A chalk board tells what's currently on tap and the prices while a white board just outside of the brewery (more on this in a moment) lists all the beers they make total, which I really liked because it enticed me to check back to see when some of those beers might come on. There is also a cooler with a pretty solid grouping of guest beers, some of which also make an appearance on tap.

Behind the bar and through a door is the kitchen and brewery, though they have recently purchased a new brewery facility off the property where they have a larger brewing system. I believe the plan in to brew mostly at the larger facility and brew some of the specialty/smaller batches at the tap room.

The service was good, even though they were in the middle of the staff meeting I never waited for a beer for too long. The owner was present, so after the meeting I was able to talk to him at length about the beer, their plans to expand distribution in Iowa and Minnesota and plan to bottle their beer. This guy has an aggressive plan to expand.

I ate, but it was just French fries because most of what was on the menu of appetizers was not available, the delivery truck was late. But the bartender didn't charge me full price for the fries at least.

This is definitely a place I plan to go back to and would highly recommend to others.

More User Reviews:
Photo of wulfie85
4.79/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of jruno
4.78/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +9.9%

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5/5  rDev +9.9%

my favorite brewery , most consistently complex and Delicious brews.

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4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

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5/5  rDev +9.9%

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5/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev -12.1%

The tap room itself is nothing crazy as it's located in middle of no where northern Iowa. The staff were very nice and served with great service.

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5/5  rDev +9.9%

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5/5  rDev +9.9%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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5/5  rDev +9.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of nilesschmidt
4.8/5  rDev +5.5%

Great atmosphere and very friendly staff. Not much to say about the beer that hasnt been said; its phenomenal. Just wish they had some harder to get beers occasionally on tap, but then again the size just cant support that type of rush or volume. Hope to return again.

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4.6/5  rDev +1.1%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Judging on the brewery experience this isn't a perfect score. While their beers are world class the venue is quite small. I heard developments are in the works to address this. Onto the beer, did a sampler as as expected they were excellent, especially the IPAs and the base stout, none of the limited releases where available as expected. Place was congested, as this place struggles to keep up with demand. Perfect beer, less than perfect venue.

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5/5  rDev +9.9%

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Toppling Goliath Brewing Company in Decorah, IA
100 out of 100 based on 163 ratings.