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Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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Toppling Goliath Brewing CompanyToppling Goliath Brewing Company
BA SCORE
4.23/5
Exceptional
23,055 Ratings
Toppling Goliath Brewing CompanyToppling Goliath Brewing Company
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

310 College Dr
Decorah, Iowa, 52101-1336
United States

(563) 387-6700 | map
tgbrews.com

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Added by emerge077 on 07-15-2010

BEER STATS
Beers:
50
Reviews:
3,361
Ratings:
23,055
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.53/5
Reviews:
58
Ratings:
297
pDev:
10.38%
 
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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.33/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

This is an absolutely tiny place and it looks like it was put together in a hurry. However the service is amazing and the beers are simply out of this world. I wonder how the new facility will be like.

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.43/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of RockRuler
4.3/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5

It's on the smaller side with 8 stools at a "L" shaped bar top, tables and an outdoor patio. 14 beers on tap, mostly of the hoppy variety. They have a cooler with bombers and 4 packs to go. They do not serve food but you can have food delivered. Very freidnly staff. Very tight parking. Right now the tap room and brewery are located at different locations. Said they are constructing a new brewery and taproom where they will all be in one facility scheduled to be open by early 2018. Their current building was once a pizza place and most recently a florist.

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Photo of That_Bearded_Guy
4.44/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Sabtos
3.99/5  rDev -11.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 3

For such a world-renowned brewery, existing in small town America seems to have ensured that this taproom has kept that hometown bar feel where everyone knows your name. There's a small L-bar in front of the taps, with a few short 4-seaters around the open floor. Some sports plays on the TV and the taplist is moderate, but at least consists entirely of super fresh, ultra local, intensely delicious beers coming out of the old-school, triple faucet taps.

As a side note, it must be said, TG is really adept at handling a massive crowd for large events. They pump people through with an efficient speed and a good attitude that you rarely see at beer releases of the magnitude of Mornin' Delight.

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Photo of Dankacheese
4.23/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of IMFletcher
3.95/5  rDev -12.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Visited on a weekday afternoon. The inside is like an old, converted restaurant that seemed largely untampered with. There were less than 10 beers on tap, and from what I could tell, they were only the ones you can find in the TG distro footprint. I always hope to try something on tap at a brewery that I can't try anywhere else. Their patio is shaded and very pleasant, and the service was friendly.

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Photo of Beerdudenumberone
4/5  rDev -11.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of GreenBayBA
5/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Sam_The_Elder
4.85/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of Adamplus4000
4/5  rDev -11.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of bound4er
4.11/5  rDev -9.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 2.75

Visited on 6/16 as part of a weekend of bike riding, beer drinking and shopping in Decorah with my wife. When we drove by the place we almost missed it. An earlier reviewer's comment of it looking like an old steak house is spot one. Once inside the place is very inviting with tables around the front entrance followed by a wooden bar near the back. To one side is parking and on the other side is a beer garden. We drank at the bar and then ate Mabe's pizza outside. The service was excellent - the bartenders were nice, helpful and not afraid to pour a small trial sample. My only beef (more like my wife's) was the lack of non-hoppy beers on tap. Dorothy's was the only non IPA / PA beer they had on tap. I enjoyed the hell out of Sue, Pompeii and Scorpius Morchella (wish they'd bottle this stuff). If they would have had a dark beer or hefe on tap my wife would have enjoyed TG a bit more. Hop heads paradise in a nutshell.

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Photo of cgwami
4.3/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of NappyB
4.94/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of TCOlson
4.73/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.62/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Treyliff
4.18/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5

Visited for the KBBS B3 release. The place is tiny and looks like an old steakhouse, very unassuming as you could drive right past it and not know it. The staff were top notch though, very efficient during the release and did their best to accommodate everyone. Selection was about as big as you'd expect for a building this size, they seem to go for quality over quantity.

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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Nuro0101
4.73/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Good atmosphere to sample the brews but the selection was a little lacking considering all the beers on their website.

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4.16/5  rDev -8.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of DamienArk
5/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Patrick_Redbeard
4.63/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Jaszucs
4.48/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of kidzord
4.84/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of ThirstyHungryLife
4.9/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

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Toppling Goliath Brewing Company in Decorah, IA
Brewery rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 23,055 ratings
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