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Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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Address: 310 College Dr, Decorah, IA 52101-1336
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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!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 February 2017
Scott S
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Waterloo, Iowa
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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Waterloo, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Tampere, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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North Branford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank mkoz112
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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ANKENY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We arrived around 5:00, in town for the night. This small place was already fairly busy! These are some great beers, they have about 6 or 7 regularly on tap, then a couple guest beers. They also offered beer cocktails, mixed with various juices. My friend tried one of these and the beer selected for each cocktail matched well with... More 

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Decorah, Iowa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

The beer really is good and available throughout Decorah. The service is mediocre. The atmosphere is diminished by and the regulars at the bar who are creepy lecherous men sitting at the small ogling the young female bartender. To escape this unsavory atmosphere you can head outside on the pleasant outdoor patio which is pleasant four months out of the... More 

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