Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

BEER AVG
4.28/5
Toppling Goliath Brewing CompanyToppling Goliath Brewing Company
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar

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:
2,831
Ratings:
20,360
PLACE STATS
Score:
96
Reviews:
52
Ratings:
279
Avg:
4.38
pDev:
4.79%
 
 
Taps:
8
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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4.18/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Toppling Goliath Brewing Company - 12-17-10

I stopped in here on a personal beer tour on a Thursday just after they opened around noon. I was the only customer in the place, but the staff of five was having their meeting in the same room, so it wasn't awkwardly quiet which was nice. The tap room looks brand spanking new with a nice wooden bar that would seat maybe 12 people, and then chairs around the rest of the room. There are 6 taps (I think) at the bar and another three behind. A chalk board tells what's currently on tap and the prices while a white board just outside of the brewery (more on this in a moment) lists all the beers they make total, which I really liked because it enticed me to check back to see when some of those beers might come on. There is also a cooler with a pretty solid grouping of guest beers, some of which also make an appearance on tap.

Behind the bar and through a door is the kitchen and brewery, though they have recently purchased a new brewery facility off the property where they have a larger brewing system. I believe the plan in to brew mostly at the larger facility and brew some of the specialty/smaller batches at the tap room.

The service was good, even though they were in the middle of the staff meeting I never waited for a beer for too long. The owner was present, so after the meeting I was able to talk to him at length about the beer, their plans to expand distribution in Iowa and Minnesota and plan to bottle their beer. This guy has an aggressive plan to expand.

I ate, but it was just French fries because most of what was on the menu of appetizers was not available, the delivery truck was late. But the bartender didn't charge me full price for the fries at least.

This is definitely a place I plan to go back to and would highly recommend to others.

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Photo of Nuro0101
4.73/5  rDev +8%
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 -5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

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5/5  rDev +14.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

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4.63/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

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4.48/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

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4.84/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

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4.9/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

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4.67/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

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4.53/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

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3.03/5  rDev -30.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2

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4.65/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

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5/5  rDev +14.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

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4.68/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

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4.93/5  rDev +12.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

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4.46/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

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4.59/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

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4.16/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

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4.43/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -8.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

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4.36/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

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4.37/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

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4.59/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Pansgirl16
4.65/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Spent some time at Toppling Goliath Brewery last weekend. Had a blast! Love the Naughty 90! I am not a big IPA fan, usually too hoppy for me. The Naughty 90 was spectacular! Amber with caramel and mild smokey notes. A hint of hoppiness on the back finish but not too much. Filled a growler to take home. Just finished the growler tonight and wished we had more! Will definitely make a trip back to Decorah for more!

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4.9/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

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Toppling Goliath Brewing Company in Decorah, IA
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