Dubuque Iowa. Any good spots to grab a brew?

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  1. 4DAloveofSTOUT

    4DAloveofSTOUT Poo-Bah (2,258) Nov 28, 2008 Illinois
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    Hey Iowa locals! I am heading to Dubuque Iowa this friday(tommarrow) and was looking for a place to grab some really good food and a glass of some solid craft beer. What suggestions might you have?

    Would especially like to know if any toppling goliath is on draft anywhere and what beers are currently on draft at that location. I wont be able to make the drive up to decorah to visit the brewery that day though...

    Thanks everyone!

    *EDIT- the place doesnt necessarily have to have any toppling goliath. Anything thats awesome local beer or a beer that is under the radar! And good food is a must as well. :slight_smile:
     
  2. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Zealot (592) Jan 12, 2013 Iowa
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  3. iowabeerbaron

    iowabeerbaron Initiate (0) Nov 23, 2011 Iowa

    Eronel is in the former Bricktown restaurant basement. Has a nice selection of beers.
     
  4. dzyneguru

    dzyneguru Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2010 Minnesota
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    Busted lift is pretty cool - basement bar with live music and a pile of taps. They didn't have any TG when I was there last summer, but maybe they do now. There's also a bar at the casino that has some decent brews.
     
  5. 4DAloveofSTOUT

    4DAloveofSTOUT Poo-Bah (2,258) Nov 28, 2008 Illinois
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    Cool. Anything that must eat food?
     
  6. printer1

    printer1 Initiate (176) Aug 29, 2005 Iowa

  7. jcsilves

    jcsilves Initiate (139) Jan 26, 2013 Illinois

    Are there any liquor stores in Dubuque that carry TG beers? TG's beer finder only shows restaurants and bars
     
  8. BrettHead

    BrettHead Devotee (474) Sep 18, 2010 Nebraska

    For the most part TG bottles don't last even 24 hours when they hit stores in IA
     
  9. jcsilves

    jcsilves Initiate (139) Jan 26, 2013 Illinois

    soooooo.....are there any liquor stores in dubuque that get allocations of TG beers?
     
  10. BrettHead

    BrettHead Devotee (474) Sep 18, 2010 Nebraska

    based on their facebook, it looks like no
     
  11. Lionhawk

    Lionhawk Disciple (319) Nov 14, 2012 Iowa
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    no, QC is the only place east of Iowa City to get allocations
     
  12. SaulTBauls

    SaulTBauls Aspirant (222) Mar 22, 2013 Iowa
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    Busted Lift gets my vote. Cool vibe and nice beer selection. Lot One was kind of a college bar, a lot of bros hanging out, but they did have a nice beer selection.
     
  13. OnIowa

    OnIowa Initiate (163) May 31, 2011 Iowa
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    No TG in Dubuque. IC, CR, and occasionally the QC area and Waterloo. You might find some on tap, but no bottles.
     
  14. 4four4

    4four4 Initiate (0) Apr 27, 2007 Minnesota

    I remember when Three Floyd's used to brew beer in this town. Oh the memories of Alpha King changing from batch to batch.
     
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