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Any worthy beer stores in Dubuque, East DBQ or Galena?

Discussion in 'Midwest' started by DCintheMSP, Mar 10, 2014.

  1. DCintheMSP

    DCintheMSP Aficionado (120) Minnesota Jan 8, 2014 Verified

    Will be heading that way after my wedding in May, anything worthy of stopping by, or should I load up before leaving Minnesota?
  2. Chaz

    Chaz Champion (930) Minnesota Feb 3, 2002

    You might want to check out Family in Galena, but there's no Surly down that way, so you'll probably want to stock up, anyway. ;)
  3. Ish1

    Ish1 Savant (425) Minnesota Feb 25, 2010 Verified

    Assuming your in the twin cities, Decorah is on the way to Dubuque so I would stop by TG and load up.

    There is also a restaurant in Elkader, Schera's that always has an interesting tap and bottle list.
  4. randjuke

    randjuke Savant (260) Iowa Feb 13, 2010 Verified

    Family Liquors is in East Dubuque, not Galena, but it's worth a stop. You can buy singles of any beer which is nice if you just want to try things. Van's is just a bit north of Family, and decent.
  5. JediMatt

    JediMatt Savant (270) Iowa Jun 18, 2010 Verified

    Van's or Family. Also, if you go a mile or two up into Wisconsin, there's a couple of gas stations that carry New Glarus. I usually stock up when I'm in Dubuque.
  6. ebones

    ebones Aspirant (35) New Jersey Nov 18, 2013

    Hit up the National Brewery Museum in Potosi, WI. Not too far away and their on site product at the brewery is pretty good.
    Chaz likes this.