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RateBeer's Guide to the Best Beer in Iowa, USA

The following are the regional highlights -- best beers available here, best beers brewed here, events and local RateBeerian info -- for Iowa, USA. This site is interactive, so we encourage you to take part in the rating, addition and correction of the site.



These are the best beers you can find in this region's stores and restaurants based on the availability information provided by RateBeerians in this area. A beer has to have 5 or more ratings to be listed here.
1Bells Expedition StoutBells Brewery2831100
2Toppling Goliath Kentucky BrunchToppling Goliath103100
3Founders Backstage Series # 2: CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company710100
4Toppling Goliath King SueToppling Goliath9399.9
5Toppling Goliath SR-71 Blackbird (2015 Bottling / Draft)Toppling Goliath4699.9
6Prairie Pirate Bomb! Prairie Artisan Ales36499.9
7Surly DarknessSurly Brewing Company98499.9
8Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)263499.9
9Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout - Oak Aged Great Divide Brewing Company226299.9
10Toppling Goliath AssassinToppling Goliath17599.9
11Prairie Bomb!Prairie Artisan Ales72199.9
12Struise Cuvée DelphineDe Struise Brouwers73199.9
13North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial StoutNorth Coast Brewing Company392699.9
14Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti BreakEvil Twin Brewing67799.9
15Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break - Bourbon BarrelEvil Twin Brewing12999.9
16Toppling Goliath pseudoSueToppling Goliath35199.8
17Great Divide Yeti Imperial StoutGreat Divide Brewing Company248699.8
18Surly Abrasive AleSurly Brewing Company65199.8
19De Molen Hel & Verdoemenis (Hell & Damnation)Brouwerij de Molen89099.8
20Stone Ruination IPAStone Brewing Company363699.8
21Dieu du Ciel AphrodisiaqueDieu du Ciel119899.8
22Mikkeller George!Mikkeller54299.8
23Bells Two Hearted AleBells Brewery340799.8
24To Øl Sort MælkTo Øl26299.8
25Toppling Goliath SosusToppling Goliath13199.7


These are the best beers, as rated by RateBeerians everywhere, that are brewed by the brewers of this area. A beer has to have 5 or more ratings to be listed here.
1Toppling Goliath Kentucky BrunchToppling Goliath103100
2Toppling Goliath Mornin’ DelightToppling Goliath116100
3Toppling Goliath AssassinToppling Goliath17599.9
4Toppling Goliath King SueToppling Goliath9399.9
5Toppling Goliath SR-71 Blackbird (2015 Bottling / Draft)Toppling Goliath4699.9
6Toppling Goliath pseudoSueToppling Goliath35199.8
7Toppling Goliath SosusToppling Goliath13199.7
8Toppling Goliath Twisted GalaxyToppling Goliath2799.6
9Toppling Goliath Pompeii IPAToppling Goliath5199.5
10Toppling Goliath / Tree House DavidToppling Goliath3198.8
11Toppling Goliath Golden Nugget IPAToppling Goliath23998.8
12Toppling Goliath Sol Hunter Pale AleToppling Goliath5698.8
13Toppling Goliath ZeeLanderToppling Goliath14898.8
14Toppling Goliath Light Speed Pale AleToppling Goliath7498.7
15Toppling Goliath Intergalactic Warrior IPAToppling Goliath5598.3
16Toppling Goliath / Mikkeller Nelson SchmelssonToppling Goliath1698
17Peace Tree No Coast IPAPeace Tree Brewing Company2297.5
18Toppling Goliath ReGifter Double IPAToppling Goliath1397.2
19Toppling Goliath XHops Series - GreenToppling Goliath2296.8
20Peace Tree Hop SutraPeace Tree Brewing Company8796.5
21Toppling Goliath Imperial Golden NuggetToppling Goliath1096.1
22Toppling Goliath Smoove OpferatorToppling Goliath6896
23Great River Redband StoutGreat River Brewery12795.6
24Toppling Goliath Rover TruckToppling Goliath5695.3
25Toppling Goliath Naughty TempleToppling Goliath4495

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A list of the RateBeerians from this area with the most beer ratings. These are great people to contact to better get to know beer in this area.
 heemer77Urbandale 5174
 wlajwlQuad Cities 4621
 GeneralGaoIowa City 3614


Get out and experience craft beer at area festivals, tastings and gatherings.
  Event  City  Date 
AHA Rally at Confluence Brewing Co.   Des Moines  10/11/2015 

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Looking for great beer near you? Check out these stores recommended by other beer enthusiasts like you.
  Place  City  Phone 
Happy’s Wine and Spirits   Cedar Falls  () (319) 277-1463 
John’s Grocery   Iowa City  (319) 319 337-2183 
Crust Stone Oven Pizza   Bettendorf  () 563 424-5502 
SingleSpeed Brewing Company   Cedar Falls  () 319 266-3581 
The Sanctuary Pub   Iowa City  (319) 319 351-5692 

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