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Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

Toppling Goliath Brewing CompanyToppling Goliath Brewing Company

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 42
Beer Ratings: 4,138
Beer Avg: 4.16

Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
BA SCORE
98
world-class

44 Ratings
Ratings: 44
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 9.27%
$$ - reasonable


[ 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

Notes:
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(Place added by: emerge077 on 07-15-2010)
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Reviews by mynie:
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mynie

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Decorah is weirdly set up. I turned off of 52 into what looked like the beginning of a populated area but 30 seconds after passing some gas stations I was driving through a sea of trees. This part of Iowa bears a superficial resemblance to the Northwest--a resemblance that actual northwesterners would dismiss out of hand, but that the occasional visitor may understand. There's these big hills covered in trees, see, and then beneath those hills there lies pockets of buildings. It's beautiful, makes you feel warmly isolated, apart but secure.

Most of the buildings in town appear to be over 100 years old, but I'll guess that TG's was built sometime in the 60s or 70s, and has probably been a long line of restaurants. It sits atop a small hill, underneath trees and overlooking a street.

The bartender was wonderful and the crowd was affable. Trying to describe why I liked it so much is proving difficult, because the visit just felt so damn personal. The bartender actually seemed to enjoy talking to me. The locals said things I was interested in hearing, and they seemed to appreciate my company. There was absolutely no pretense, no artifice. Just a bunch of people sitting together on a patch of cement beneath a pocket of green, talking and drinking good beer.

The beers were fantastic, probably the best in Iowa. There was no food, nor any fancy-ass decorations or anything like that. Just peace and beer.

06-18-2012 18:34:06 | More by mynie
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Toppling Goliath Brewing Company in Decorah, IA
98 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.