Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Toppling Goliath Brewing CompanyToppling Goliath Brewing Company
BEER AVG
4.19/5
Based on:
39 Beers
8,582 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

Notes:
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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 -1.1%
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.

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

Photo of TylerTremelling
5/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of cervezango
5/5  rDev +9.9%

my favorite brewery , most consistently complex and Delicious brews.

Photo of Drift
4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of bsuedekum
5/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of Zuma73
5/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of DrRei
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.

Photo of muratgurer
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%

Photo of Hohnbaum
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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.

Photo of DCLAguy11
4.6/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of MilwaukeeCrusher
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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3.75/5  rDev -17.6%

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5/5  rDev +9.9%

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4.56/5  rDev +0.2%

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3.32/5  rDev -27%

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5/5  rDev +9.9%

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5/5  rDev +9.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

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