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Backpocket Brewing

Not Rated.
Backpocket BrewingBackpocket Brewing
Based on:
24 Beers
421 Hads
Place Score: 88
Reviews: 11
Visits: 32
Avg: 3.82
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

903 Quarry Rd
Coralville, Iowa, 52241-2208
United States
phone: (319) 466-4444

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @backpocketbrew

Place added by: Erdinger2003 on 12-25-2012

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Reviews: 11 | Visits: 32
Reviews by Erdinger2003:
Photo of Erdinger2003
3.2/5  rDev -16.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3

At the end of a cobblestone road with snow falling that night is where this place is located just off of HWY 80. It's a nice warehouse with a very tall ceiling at brand new fermentors. When you walk in to see the bar you see where they partitioned part of the brewery off to make a bar. They have around a dozen small four person tables with tall seats and a bar that seats a little less than 12. They have a nice stone hearth oven to make pizzas behind the bar. They had about 5 of their regular beers on tap and two guest taps. Before they pour they have a nice new glass rinser. They have nonics, weizen glasses, and skinny mugs. I saw a German Pale Ale on the board, but didn't try that one.

Went when it was late on a friday night to find a lot of locals getting drunk on german style lagers and weizens. Loudish music with TVs mounted to the wall behind the bar with rodeos on it. Service was ok, but we got one beer and never were interacted with until we were done drinking our last and on our way out.

Overall the whole setup is amazing and new and expensive looking, but the beer isn't above average and the service at least on this night was like being at the college bars.

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Photo of DSWeller
3.82/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of boogerisu
4.05/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of burtonryan
2.6/5  rDev -31.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.75 | service: 2 | selection: 3 | food: 2.25

Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
4.06/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Every time I head to Iowa, I always try to make sure I make it to Backpocket. I am a fan of their beers, namely Raygun, and Slingshot, but their pizzas are killer. The last time I was hoping that I would make it in time before the kitchen closed at 10
Thankfully I did.

It is well wort the 6 hour drive for me, and I will be back.

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Photo of Goosegeek
4.39/5  rDev +14.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Brews damn respectable beers

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Photo of wapcap
4.05/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

A pretty good brewery to visit when in Iowa City.
Beers were decent. Had the double ipa, single ipa and the dubbel. They didn't blow me away but were all fine.
Food was OK, but they seemed to use the microwave quite a bit.
They have raised bed gardens on the back side of the brewery which is cool.
Family friendly, and the service was very good. I recommend checking this place out!

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Photo of Sprague67
5/5  rDev +30.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

An amazing place to stop and have some great beers! Gorgeous facility with a huge outdoor patio and fire pit for nice summer/fall nights. Their beers are of a very high quality, highly recommend stopping in here!

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Photo of tapperm
3.63/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 5

Great place. Tried all their beers over RAGBRAI and really only really liked a few. They have a lot of varieties but none are anything I'd really seek out. Food was fantastic though!

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Photo of Benjhilmer
3.91/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

I visited during RAGBRAI, and hit every one of their beer tents along the route. All of their brews were ok, but none left me wanting more. With that being said, biking 60-100 miles a day left me pining for any beer, so I was happy to have something quality to imbibe. The brewery itself was beautiful; brand new.

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Photo of Rosstheboss
3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Comern34
5/5  rDev +30.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Cool place. Can't wait to go back.

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Photo of misternebbie
4.06/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of CityofWind_brew
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4/5  rDev +4.7%

The BT actually graduated from my alma mater so we had much to talk about. We also talked about beer the rest of the time with two other patrons. This was a friendly crowd with nice ambiance. The beer was pretty good due to the obvious freshness, but not as good as Kalona Brewery. Would have been fine bringing kids due to the fact they make pop as well. Would go again. Would buy the dunkel or hefe from store. The best beer was their dipa.

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Photo of invalid665
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of WestHam973
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of UrbanCaveman
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Decent little place that is more industrial than their location suggests, complete with most of the brewing floor and apparatus in plain view from the moment you enter the front door. There's just a bar and a handful of tables, with staff that have been friendly and talkative every time I've stopped in. The beer lineup is solid as well, though I haven't tried their food menu.

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Photo of mshannon789
1/5  rDev -73.8%

Photo of sgttibbs
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Asrugan
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of rbrandt22
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of 22Blue
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of maxsound
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of boogs
3/5  rDev -21.5%

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