Millstream Brewing Company | Amana, Iowa
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Millstream Brewing Company
Good based on 21 ratings
Type: Brewery (see listing)

835 48th Avenue
Amana, Iowa United States 52203 [ print map ]
319 622 3672 | twitter

Hours: varies by month, check website for hours

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Millstream Brewing Company

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21 reviews for Millstream Brewing Company
 Ambiance  71%
 Service  78%
 Selection  69%
 Food  50%
 Value  76%
 Overall  69%
 Rating  78%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
ajnepple  (108) Conifer, Colorado | March 29, 2014
Small, historic taproom, nice ambiance. The bartender was talkative, friendly and helpful, great service. Got to chat with the brewer as well. They had 7 beers to try, 6 tasters for ~$10 and you got to keep the glass. Most of them were pretty good. Some cool glassware for sale as well. One of the oldest craft breweries in the country, and a must stop in Eastern Iowa.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 3/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
alecanaya  (4) Iowa | December 30, 2013
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
jcnielsen  (259) Charlotte, North Carolina | May 11, 2012
My favorite brewery in Iowa. I had some pretty good german beers here. I would say that one of the downsides is that the seating inside isnít that great (basically picnic tables) and they serve the sample in clear plastic cups (rather than actual glassware). But overall, a cool brewpub to visit in Iowa.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
KAF  (100) Coralville, Iowa | January 27, 2012
Nice atmosphere set in a small German town setting. Patio is nice to have a beer on in the summer time and the staff have always been kind. The beer is average, nothing bad, but definitely nothing to write home about. It is a local brewery so I will continue to show my support.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 9/20
tronraner  (109) Walland, Tennessee | September 21, 2011
Very touristy. Offputtingly so. Some of the beers are decent, and Iím a sucker for craft rootbeer, so at least thereís that. But in a gift shop full of kitschy glassware, they serve beer in plastic cups. Employees seemed annoyed that anyone was there and were not particularly friendly. The outdoor biergarten seating is pretty nice, or would have been if they werenít blasting silly German drinking music. This place was ok, but itís more for the tourist than the beer enthusiast.
emperorsled  (2) Aledo, Illinois | April 18, 2011
This is a nice place with usually around 5 beers available at any given time. They also make their own pop: root beer, cream soda, and black cherry. The ambiance is nice and the decor wonderful but it is a little small. If thereís more than 6 or so people it can start to get crowded. An update to a lot of the earlier reviews, they do have an indoor seating area now. Maybe only a half dozen tables or so, but it makes it nicer to stop by in the colder months. The staff is always knowledgeable and wonderful. You can get glasses or pitchers to sit and relax or buy 6 packs or growlers to take home. Bring the growler back and fill it up next time. Two growlers and a towel fit pretty nicely into a regular Playmate cooler for those longer drives or the hot summer months when youíre going to be spending the day walking around the town.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen  (422) Fort Collins, Colorado | April 8, 2011
My personal favorite brewery in Iowa. I tasted about six of their beers at the brewery and got two others to go that werenít on the sampler. Pretty good beers.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
eager25  (4) Independence, Iowa | August 20, 2009
I always make it a goal to stop here. Very friendly staff and great environment. Nice beer garden for live music and scenery. Making it there for Octoberfest for sure.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers  (74) Pouring Bus, Iowa | October 28, 2008
I like to stop in here now and again, all their beers are very good and the building is quaint and very nicely decorated. There are no tours, but the staff will talk with you about anything. When the weather permits they have a nice beer garden.
3fourths  (1444) Boulder, Colorado | January 9, 2008| Updated April 20, 2013
Amana Brewing is located in the main Amana Colony, and driving in you get the entire visual tour of the colony as the brewery is at the end of the drive, located in a small wooden building near the factory, so essentially you just follow the smokestack to reach the brewery. We visited in the winter, so the patio out front wasnít in use, but it appears that they have a few tables and chairs for the tourists and visitors to sit and enjoy a drink, because, frankly, the inside is an uncomfortable place to drink. Itís a tasting room with a small bar, and if itís busy youíll find yourself shoulder-to-shoulder with other folks. Large windows let you peer into the brewery, and the taproom is adorned in brewania and gifts: steins, bottles, shirts and hats, with historic brewery artificats and decorations lining the walls above your head. Whatís available depends on the season, but on tap in December was the wheat, IPA, vienna, stout, and Johnís Generation witbier, and bottles of each of these were for sale as well. You can either sample for free (please tip) or buy a plastic cup pint for around $2.75, which really is a great deal. I picked up a couple of swing-top 1 L bottles for $7 each (fantastic deal if you homebrew or handbottle), and I left with a greater appreciation for this brewery, simply because I like they way they operate and I like their setup

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