Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

Toppling Goliath Brewing CompanyToppling Goliath Brewing Company
BA SCORE
94%
Liked Their Beers
4.27 w/ 22,028 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

Notes:
No notes at this time.

Added by emerge077 on 07-15-2010

BEER STATS
Beers:
49
Reviews:
3,186
Ratings:
22,028
Liked:
20,716
Average:
4.27/5
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
95.6%
Reviews:
56
Ratings:
293
Liked:
280
Avg:
4.53/5
pDev:
10.38%
 
 
View: Beers | Place Reviews | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 293 |  Reviews: 56
Reviews by Erdinger2003:
Photo of Erdinger2003
4.03/5  rDev -11%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

This place is all wood with a nice sky light. 4 or 5 round tables, a large long table and 6 or 7 seats at the bar.

Big selection of TG Beers, some you can't get anywhere else they're so special. Service is good, it's like a local bar. It has a kind of Cheers feel to it for Decorah.

I enjoy the specialty beers here, like the Firkin Fridays. You can also buy TG t-shirts, glassware, and growlers of TG Beer.

I have seen people ordering pizza in from Mabe's I think, other than that no food is sold on premises. There are pretzels at the bar.

 547 characters

More User Reviews:
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.

 698 characters

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.

 401 characters

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.

 929 characters

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.

 376 characters

Photo of countrypeddler8
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.

118 characters

Photo of codytwo
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

Photo of dleiner
4.67/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of leroybrown10
4.53/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of CPAles
3.03/5  rDev -33.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company in Decorah, IA
Brewery rating: 94% out of 100 with 22,028 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.