Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

1600 Prosperity Rd
Decorah, Iowa, 52101
United States

(563) 387-6700 | map

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Rated: 4.36 by Chilmer from Iowa

Feb 24, 2022
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Reviewed by Pivopijak from Washington

4.39/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
On the way here, on a road trip, near the little municipal airport, was looking forward to visiting this vaunted brewery, nearing the outskirts of town, thinking about getting to the brewery, ounce in town. Saw a big red building, back off the main road, then the sign, and thought, "That is it, already!" Quick U-turn. This is a quite a new looking, really tall & metal sided building. Big, open dining room with many wooden tables on a polished concrete floor. A sizable gift shop, takes up one wall and big windows take up another, the opposite wall are also windows, though these are to look into a big brew room. There was a man analyzing tank samples at the time. The last wall is the tap bar. The ordering of beer, beer to go or food is done on computer tablets, carried around by each waitstaff person, and is very efficient. My waitress was very good and up-beat as well. Even though this is a highly esteemed brewery, it is also a good place to have a quality lunch. On to the beer. Tasted 5 beers and they rated from 4 to 4.50. Out of the 5 tried, only Pseudo Sue pale ale, is available outside their brewery taproom. Favorites were, TG Pils - German pilsner & Citroid - imperial I.P.A.
You should treat yourself, with a visit!
Nov 17, 2021
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Reviewed by daliandragon from Maryland

4.19/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4
So I pulled in to the parking lot about an hour before they closed on a Friday night while on vacation. It is a large building, with an ample beer garden out front and a huge high ceilnged tap and dining room inside. They have a long wraparound bar that handles both on site and to go sales. Most of the standards are available in cold four packs to go but the prices are still pretty hefty I was kind of hoping to get a deal on site, oh well. The gift store and apparel shop was pretty nice and there is a decorative wall with a number of impressive elk and deer heads near the entrance. Everyone was friendly and I would definitely come back and get the full experience.
Jun 18, 2021
Rated: 4.8 by cd34 from Illinois

Apr 28, 2021
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Rated by Philtrout883 from Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75
Pseudo Sue.....My favorite beer of all time
Mar 11, 2021
Rated: 4.87 by chillin from Indiana

Feb 13, 2021
Rated: 4.38 by dubers89 from Iowa

Jan 09, 2021
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Reviewed by Storm_Rryder from Iowa

4.14/5  rDev -8.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4
Toured the brewery, ate decent pizza. The place is nice, nothing really special. But obviously the best was the flight of beer. 5 small glasses. It was good time to explore their offering.
Dec 28, 2020
Rated: 5 by SolarPower36 from Florida

Oct 11, 2020
Rated: 4.53 by RandyHocken from Iowa

Sep 20, 2020
Rated: 4.97 by A1836 from California

Sep 16, 2020
Rated: 4.24 by jpbolton from Maryland

May 29, 2020
Rated: 4.58 by Condish

Feb 24, 2020
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Reviewed by Jeff-Iowa1 from Iowa

4.35/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5
I have been in the old brewery 2015 and 2017. Looking forward to going to the new facility also. Very nice area and town.
I made it to the new building March 2020 and Jan 2021 outstanding building wonderful seating inside and out easy to find easy to get to motels. An improvement over the old in all ways.
Feb 04, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by jschott75 from Illinois

Jan 19, 2020
Rated: 5 by Walzert from Iowa

Dec 08, 2019
Rated: 4.06 by hafchicken

Oct 25, 2019
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Reviewed by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5
Toppling Goliath seems to be in the middle of nowhere but it’s very easy to find using iPhone directions. The new, modern building has adequate parking and outside tables. Inside, there is a store area where beer to go and other items (hats, tee-shirts, openers, etc.) are available. The receipt from this area is itemized. There are multiple tables and booths available in the bar/dining area, as well as tables and conference rooms on the second floor. Rest rooms are clean and adequate. The food was excellent (I had the pork bahn mi and my wife had the house burger). Service was adequate but not stellar, but then we were there about 1600 on a Tuesday. The TVs over the bar were turned down and were not distracting. The only real complaint I have is the poor acoustics. Throughout the entire meal we could hear someone pontificating about something but could neither understand the words nor locate the speaker. Overall, I’ll make a side-trip there again.
Oct 24, 2019
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Rated by eithne from Minnesota

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

Pseudo Sue
Mornin' Delight
Mornin' Latte
Sep 16, 2019
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Reviewed by Victory_Sabre1973 from Minnesota

4.83/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5
18 beers on tap. Tons of seating. Got an area for events. Beer to go. Beer is top notch. If you're anywhere close to Decorah, Iowa, you must stop here.
Sep 08, 2019
Rated: 4.77 by GeorgeAKeim from Oregon

Aug 18, 2019
Rated: 4.87 by Old_Dead_Oak from Wisconsin

Jul 13, 2019
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Reviewed by gatornation from Florida

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25
This is a destination a monument to Toppling Goliath Brewing. It sits outside of the downtown old Decorah tap house by a couple of miles. Its large with outdoor seating and fire pits,Inside is a large two story tap room with a fireplace and a north wood cabin feel. A bar with a kitchen and brew to go cooler right when you walk in. Plenty of seating with a nice wait staff. 15 or so brews on tap with flights available. Very nicely done.
Jun 22, 2019
Rated: 4.23 by coz from Illinois

Mar 31, 2019
Rated: 5 by Justonemore91 from New York

Feb 22, 2019
Rated: 3.61 by jakekudo from Massachusetts

Feb 05, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by johnareisch from Connecticut

Jan 25, 2019
Rated: 5 by greensleeves73 from Kansas

Jan 24, 2019
Rated: 4.37 by oldmankoch from Tennessee

Jan 17, 2019
Rated: 4.06 by JoelSr from Wisconsin

Jan 06, 2019
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Rated by mmoore9363 from Arizona

5/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
Best taproom I've ever been in. Great Selection. Great service. Even greater beer!
Dec 29, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by sholcomb1122 from Connecticut

Dec 28, 2018
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Reviewed by HOTMU from Nebraska

4.62/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5
Excellent location and space compared to the original location. I could really tell this brewery I visited years ago was starting to make a large impact on the craft scene. I was very impressed with the spaciousness and high availability of the beers that they offered. I only wish I would have spent more time there than what I did. Really looking forward to going back next year.
Dec 24, 2018
Rated: 4.75 by paulish from New York

Dec 18, 2018
Rated: 4.55 by mig100 from Texas

Dec 15, 2018
Rated: 4.48 by NCSapiens from Indiana

Oct 21, 2018
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Rated by KeithS from Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -22.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5
Despite all the love, just not that excited by it. Very average.
Oct 18, 2018
Rated: 5 by ToddSoonerFan from Iowa

Oct 08, 2018
Rated: 3.09 by eafowler7 from Iowa

Oct 07, 2018
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Reviewed by mwilbur from Minnesota

4.51/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5
Awesome new place! The brewery tour was very informative! One of the better ones I’ve gone to. Nice and open; wood, stone, and glass modern feel. It gets busy on a Saturday night even with two levels!
Sep 01, 2018
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company in Decorah, IA
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