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Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Toppling Goliath Brewing CompanyToppling Goliath Brewing Company

154 Ratings
Ratings: 154
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 13.69%
Active Beers: 39
Beer Ratings: 8,164
Beer Avg: 4.18
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
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 mynie:
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

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.

mynie, Jun 18, 2012
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5/5  rDev +10.4%

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4.8/5  rDev +6%

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.

nilesschmidt, Nov 17, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev +1.5%

DCLAguy11, Nov 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

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.

MilwaukeeCrusher, Nov 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

Not a huge place. Several people were there enjoying the Iowa game, but we were still able to immediately sit down and have some of their great beer. When the game was over, the place cleared out pretty good. Definitely a staple for the locals in the town. Everyone was nice and the surrounding area was beautiful. The beers were great, samplers available or full pints. Select bottles available to go, growlers as well of course. Nice relaxed place and terrific beer.

PhishNoC, Oct 28, 2014
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Toppling Goliath Brewing Company in Decorah, IA
100 out of 100 based on 154 ratings.