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Millstream Brewing Company


Type: Brewery, Bar

835 48th Ave
Amana, Iowa, 52203-8122
United States

(319) 622-3672 | map

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Reviews by Erdinger2003:
Photo of Erdinger2003
3.3/5  rDev -16.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

Hearing storys of this our one and only beer brewery in Iowa I excpected a little bit more of a larger operation.

The brewery is a very compact one. I was able to try all of their beer on tap and talk to the brewmaster for a half an hour and find out that all the beer is made with lager yeast which is why I don't find them to be a palate pleaser.

I was surprised to hear they aren't at this time able to brew any ales due to the fermentation storage being made for a lager.

The quality was just fine, however nothing too extremely impressive, a small operation with a nice selection of lagers and a few other beers made with lager yeast.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of jfettig
4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of Squire123
4.42/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of DSWeller
3.87/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
4.22/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of dcotom
3.23/5  rDev -18.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3

Stopped in during a Fall 2014 visit to Amana, IA. Small tasting room that included several offerings on tap (the first two samples are free) and a gift shop featuring logo glassware. A windowed lounge off the tasting room allows you to watch the brewers at work while you enjoy your Millstream beverage. The lounge has a trellised ceiling decorated with artificial hop plants, a nice touch. Outdoor patio seating is also available. Overall, a nice place to relax during your visit to the Amana Colonies.

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Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.63/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Kurmaraja
3/5  rDev -24.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3

Vibe is non descript, small interior, with minimal devour and a slightly German theme. Beers on tap rarely deviate from what you get in bottles. Beers are usually poured into plastic cups. Quality of beers is ok but little reason to go out of your way for a visit.

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Photo of sparx1100
3.6/5  rDev -8.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4

Photo of WestHam973
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of 22Blue
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of RayVB
3.4/5  rDev -13.9%

Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of KAF
3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of styleisking
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of boogs
3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of timlyon
4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of ChipChaight
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Kam
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Rosstheboss
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of Joey-bags1990
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of ALC82
4.01/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

This is a place we visit yearly if not more often, the atmosphere in the Amana Colonies area is very relaxed (as to be expected)! We are yet to be here for Oktoberfest but I hear it is a great experience. The selection of beers is middle of the road but all pretty good. Since we are so close, I've tried everything they offer, and am yet to find any I don't enjoy. If in the area, the shopping is a unique experience and Millstream offers a great resting point throughout the day!

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Photo of BillRoth
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of muddyh2oblues
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of vikinghorn
4/5  rDev +1.3%

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Millstream Brewing Company in Amana, IA
89 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.
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