Highest-rated breweries in Iowa

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January 16, 2022
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Highest-rated breweries in Iowa

Just a few decades ago, the list of breweries to visit in any given area were small—perhaps a handful around larger metro areas and a few more tucked away in rural spots. Thanks to the craft brewery revolution, though, no one need look too hard to find a bounty of venues to visit. Retail sales of craft beer in the U.S. grew from $10 million in 2011 to $29 million in 2019, according to Statista, with the COVID-19 pandemic creating the first dip in sales in 2020 after increases every year. In 2019, small and independent brewers put 26.3 million barrels of beer into the world, according to the Brewers Association, representing inroads into the beer market share.

Most breweries don’t just roll out the barrels, though. They also offer tours, which has become an increasingly popular activity for those 21 and over. Businesses capitalizing on areas where craft breweries are clustered nearby package tours and provide transport. Like wine tastings at vineyards, visitors can taste a brewery’s products. In-demand beers and small-batch brews can be events in their own right, with beer lovers lining up to get limited-release beers. If nothing else, brewery tours are usually a cheap way to drink a lot of beer. Stacker compiled a list of the highest rated breweries in Iowa on Tripadvisor.

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#23. Another Road Brewing

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (10 reviews)
- Address: 1175 8th Ave, Marion, IA 52302-3503
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#22. Timbukbrü

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (5 reviews)
- Address: 215 6th St SW, Clarion, IA 50525-1329
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#21. Reclaimed Rails Brewing Company

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (27 reviews)
- Address: 101 Main St NE, Bondurant, IA 50035-7722
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#20. River Ridge Brewing

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (10 reviews)
- Address: 303 Riverview, Bellevue, IA 52031
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#19. Torrent Brewing Company

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (19 reviews)
- Address: 504 Burnett Ave, Ames, IA 50010-6178
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#18. Keg Creek Brewing

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (18 reviews)
- Address: 22381 221st St, Glenwood, IA 51534-5183
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#17. Shiny Top Brewing

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (11 reviews)
- Address: 520 Central Ave, Fort Dodge, IA 50501-3810
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#16. Iowa River Brewing Company

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (7 reviews)
- Address: 107 N 1st St, Marshalltown, IA 50158-5803
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#15. Firetrucker Brewery

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (59 reviews)
- Address: 716 SW 3rd St, Ankeny, IA 50023-2615
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#14. 515 Brewing Company

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (50 reviews)
- Address: 7700 University Ave, Clive, IA 50325-1271
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#13. Pulpit Rock Brewing Company

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (55 reviews)
- Address: 207 College Dr, Decorah, IA 52101-1304
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#12. Peace Tree Brewing Company - Des Moines Branch

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (26 reviews)
- Address: 317 E Court Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309-2014
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#11. Clock House Brewing

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (9 reviews)
- Address: 600 1st St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401-2016
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#10. Boone Valley Brewing Company

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (16 reviews)
- Address: 816 7th St, Boone, IA 50036-2818
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#9. Lake Time Brewery

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (25 reviews)
- Address: 801 Main Ave, Clear Lake, IA 50428-1919
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#8. Alluvial Brewing Company

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (48 reviews)
- Address: 3715 W 190th St, Ames, IA 50014-9316
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#7. Crawford Brew Works

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (23 reviews)
- Address: 3659 Devils Glen Rd., Bettendorf, IA 52722
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#6. Brightside Aleworks

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (5 reviews)
- Address: 480 Center Pl SW, Altoona, IA 50009-2578
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#5. Confluence Brewing Company

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (59 reviews)
- Address: 1235 Thomas Beck Rd, Des Moines, IA 50315-1055
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#4. Contrary Brewing Company

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (18 reviews)
- Address: 411 W Mississippi Dr, Muscatine, IA 52761-3150
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#3. Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (157 reviews)
- Address: 1600 Prosperity Rd, Decorah, IA 52101-7892
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#2. Great River Brewery

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (64 reviews)
- Address: 332 E 2nd St, Davenport, IA 52801-1702
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#1. Green Tree Brewery

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (101 reviews)
- Address: 309 N Cody Rd, Le Claire, IA 52753-9220
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