What We’re Drinking: August 2018

Welcome back to What We’re Drinking, wherein The Growler editorial staff look back on recent remarkable beverages. What are you drinking, Growler Nation? Let us know on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.   Brian Kaufenberg, Editor-in-Chief ■ Toppling Goliath Pompeii IPA The fervor around this Decorah, Iowa-based brewery is a bit staggering. With special releases selling out in an instant and … [ Read more]

Autumn Brew Review 2015 Recap

There is a quote often attributed to Benjamin Franklin that reads, “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” While the evidence suggests the original quote was about wine and not beer, craft beer fans will never argue with the sentiment. Nor would anyone argue with the phrase, “Autumn Brew Review … [ Read more]

UPDATE: Artisan Beer Company will distribute Toppling Goliath starting next month

Starting in late August, Minnesotans will no longer have to cross a state line to buy Toppling Goliath beer. The Decorah, Iowa, brewery will officially announce today it is partnering with Johnson Brothers’ Artisan Beer Company to expand its distribution into Minnesota and take over distribution in Iowa. “Johnson Brothers is one of the best … [ Read more]

Toppling Goliath coming to Minnesota

Late last week, Decorah, Iowa’s, Toppling Goliath Brewing Company announced via Twitter that it will begin distributing its beers in Minnesota. We now have a distributor for MN and will announce market plans in a press release soon. Licenses applied for. https://t.co/1X9wijdCH1 — TG Brews Hop Patrol (@TGBrews) July 16, 2015 Since opening in 2009, … [ Read more]

Midwest Craft Brewers Conference to Feature Keynotes from Lagunitas, Toppling Goliath Founders

What do Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin have in common? They’re all invited to participate in the first annual Midwest Craft Brewers Conference, to be held August 6–7 at the University of Wisconsin–Stout. Beer and America’s breadbasket have long gone hand in hand. Some of the … [ Read more]

Growing Pains: Toppling Goliath Confronts the Challenges of Expansion, Turnover, and Public Perception

Like a milk-chugging eighth grader, Toppling Goliath is on the verge of a summer growth spurt. Since opening in 2009, the small Decorah, Iowa, brewery has lit up the online trade boards with explosively hopped beers, such as its flagship pale ale PseudoSue and a bitter fiend’s dream Intergalactic Warrior. With Goliath’s demand far exceeding … [ Read more]

Chasing the Beer Scene in Iowa

In previous issues of The Growler, we’ve played match-up with beers from Duluth and Western Wisconsin, pairing them with the most fun, scenic, and exciting outdoor excursions the respective areas have to offer.  Now we’re turning our gaze south to the relatively young but wholly unique craft beer scene in Northern and Central  Iowa. Most … [ Read more]