Visited on a trip through Iowa. Located in a touristy area, parking located behind the brewery. Small stand alone building. Gift shop and tap room combined, with minimal seating inside. There is patio seating, but it was to hot the day we visited. View of the actual brewery behind some large glass windows. Service was sub par on my visit, not very friendly and seemed annoyed to have to deal with any guests. Selection consisted of 8 taps, six packs and bottles for sale. Two free sample pours, additional are around $3. Overall, worth a stop if your in the area.
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.
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 isn’t 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.
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.
Very touristy. Offputtingly so. Some of the beers are decent, and I’m a sucker for craft rootbeer, so at least there’s 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 weren’t blasting silly German drinking music. This place was ok, but it’s more for the tourist than the beer enthusiast.
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 there’s 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 you’re going to be spending the day walking around the town.