The Most Underrated Brewery in the State of Iowa [PHOTOS]
We recently told you about the BEST brewery in the state of Iowa, but what about the one that deserves a little more recognition?
Last week, the website Thrillist put together a list of the best craft breweries in each state. The winner for Iowa was right over here on the east side: Toppling Goliath in Decorah. Well, we are happy to announce that ANOTHER Eastern Iowa brewery is being recognized in a follow-up article from Thrillist titled, "The Most Underrated Brewery in Every State." The winner is Great River Brewery in Davenport! Here's what Thrillist had to say about it:
"The Redband stout (made with cold-pressed espresso beans) is one of the more pleasant canned-stout experiences you’ll encounter. The 483 pale ale's like a lawnmower beer for hop enthusiasts. And Big Cock IPA is a potent blow against political correctness in favor of more wiener puns. Keep it up, Great River."
Great River Brewery was founded by two college friends, who started by opening up a brew pub in Iowa City back in 2004. They eventually moved their operation to Davenport in 2008, with their first batch of beer brewed in early 2009. Their website lists nine "core brews," including a root beer, but they also have seasonal options.
Read more about Great River Brewery in Davenport HERE!