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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.
1Toppling Goliath Kentucky BrunchToppling Goliath99100
2Founders Backstage Series # 2: CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company702100
3Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company2034100
4Toppling Goliath AssassinToppling Goliath17199.9
5Toppling Goliath SR-71 Blackbird (2015 Bottling / Draft)Toppling Goliath4699.9
6North Coast Old Stock Cellar Reserve Brandy BarrelNorth Coast Brewing Company36699.9
7Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)262999.9
8Struise PannepotDe Struise Brouwers197799.9
9Surly DarknessSurly Brewing Company97899.9
10Prairie Pirate Bomb! Prairie Artisan Ales35399.9
11Toppling Goliath King SueToppling Goliath9299.9
12Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout - Oak Aged Great Divide Brewing Company226199.9
13Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti BreakEvil Twin Brewing66999.9
14Struise Cuvée DelphineDe Struise Brouwers71999.9
15Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break - Bourbon BarrelEvil Twin Brewing12999.9
16North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial StoutNorth Coast Brewing Company391399.9
17Prairie Bomb!Prairie Artisan Ales70099.9
18De Molen Hel & Verdoemenis (Hell & Damnation)Brouwerij de Molen87999.8
19Toppling Goliath pseudoSueToppling Goliath33599.8
20Surly Abrasive AleSurly Brewing Company65099.8
21Great Divide Yeti Imperial StoutGreat Divide Brewing Company247299.8
22Bells Two Hearted AleBells Brewery339799.8
23To Øl Sort MælkTo Øl25799.8
24Dieu du Ciel AphrodisiaqueDieu du Ciel119099.8
25Mikkeller George!Mikkeller53199.8


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 Goliath99100
2Toppling Goliath Mornin’ DelightToppling Goliath115100
3Toppling Goliath AssassinToppling Goliath17199.9
4Toppling Goliath King SueToppling Goliath9299.9
5Toppling Goliath SR-71 Blackbird (2015 Bottling / Draft)Toppling Goliath4699.9
6Toppling Goliath pseudoSueToppling Goliath33599.8
7Toppling Goliath SosusToppling Goliath13199.7
8Toppling Goliath Twisted GalaxyToppling Goliath2799.6
9Toppling Goliath Pompeii IPAToppling Goliath3899.2
10Toppling Goliath / Tree House DavidToppling Goliath3198.8
11Toppling Goliath Golden Nugget IPAToppling Goliath23198.8
12Toppling Goliath Sol Hunter Pale AleToppling Goliath5698.8
13Toppling Goliath ZeeLanderToppling Goliath14698.8
14Toppling Goliath Light Speed Pale AleToppling Goliath6498.7
15Toppling Goliath Intergalactic Warrior IPAToppling Goliath5198.2
16Peace Tree No Coast IPAPeace Tree Brewing Company2297.5
17Toppling Goliath ReGifter Double IPAToppling Goliath1397.2
18Peace Tree Hop SutraPeace Tree Brewing Company8596.8
19Toppling Goliath XHops Series - GreenToppling Goliath2296.8
20Toppling Goliath Imperial Golden NuggetToppling Goliath1096.1
21Toppling Goliath Smoove OpferatorToppling Goliath6495.8
22Great River Redband StoutGreat River Brewery12795.6
23Confluence Thomas Beck Black IPAConfluence Brewing Company4894.8
24Toppling Goliath Naughty TempleToppling Goliath4294.8
25Toppling Goliath XHops Series - OrangeToppling Goliath3494.8

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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 5169
 wlajwlQuad Cities 4539
 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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