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Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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Address: 310 College Dr, Decorah, IA 52101-1336
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+1 563-387-6700

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World class beer!

Fun place to hang out for a while with some of the best beers in the world! Cozy and interesting atmosphere. Very busy place. They could fill a much larger building!

Reviewed 15 February 2017
Scott S
Waterloo, Iowa
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Marengo, Illinois
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must stop in Decorah. People come from all over to sample the world class microbrews. It is a rather small but friendly place that has a nice outdoor terrace to enjoy a brew or two.

Thank cd1462
Elk Grove, California
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132 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I came with high expectations for this well known brewery. I was not disappointed. The beer is creative, unique and delicious. The taproom was warm and friendly. I truly enjoyed the experience, and am on board with promoting the wonderfulness of the beer. A great place.

Thank Keith L
Des Moines, Iowa
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Loved stopping in to Toppling Goliath as I am a fan of the Psuedo Sue. We got a flight to taste and found some new favorites. Great atmosphere and service.

Thank rocknreconstruct
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We drove from Des Moines specifically to drink here. TG makes phenomenal beer, hands down. Do. Not. Miss. This. If you are in/around decorah and like beer.

1 Thank JamaalAllan
Waterloo, Iowa
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3 reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Fun place to hang out for a while with some of the best beers in the world! Cozy and interesting atmosphere. Very busy place. They could fill a much larger building!

Thank Scott S
Tampere, Finland
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713 reviews
270 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2016

Toppling Goliath is probably the only reason anybody ever comes to Decorah. 9 of their own beers on tap plus 2 guest ones. Amazingly good beers no question about that. The taproom is small and kind of homey. Like there never were any beer nerd invasion here. They even had a small play corner for kids. Small selection of bombers... More 

Thank Jan R
North Branford, Connecticut
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Service is good, depending on the bartender(tress). Prices are excellent and the flagship beers are excellent. Small tasting room like a cafe (whether local or Starbucks), but very cozy. Toys to satisfy kids accompanying their craft beer-loving parents, and a water-cooler to keep one hydrated. Plenty of beers to go, canned or bottled, in addition to some great merchandise.

Thank mkoz112
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

World class beer only. This place is incredible. Was lucky enough to stop by on my way to Iowa City, and King Sue bombers were for sale. Has the "Chainsmoker" when I stopped, a very unique smoked porter. Keep on doing what you're doing TGB.

Thank Anthony S
Iowa City, Iowa
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129 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

On this trip our whole intention was to stop at new breweries as we traveled through Iowa and Wisconsin. Toppling Goliath was our first stop of the trip. We arrived early afternoon on a Friday so it was not crowded, but there was a steady stream of people coming through. The outside is nothing to look at, but it was... More 

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Marion, Ia
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230 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

My wife & I stopped here to sample the beers. Be aware that you'll need to order your beers up at the bar as they won't wait on the tables. We tried a 4 sampler, that way we could decide which pint we wanted to drink. we both liked the pseudoSue IPA. They also have a nice patio/deck to enjoy... More 

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