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Iowa Brewery Tours

Whether as a Father’s Day gift or an exciting outing with your suds-loving crew, these Iowa brewery tours offer a behind-the-scenes look at how your favorite beer is made.

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SingleSpeed Brewing

SingleSpeed Brewing


Gather up 14 of your nearest and dearest beer-loving buds and head to SingleSpeed’s Waterloo taproom for a 30- to 45-minute brewery tour or a 60- to 90-minute historical building tour. The private tours, which may start as early as 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, can accommodate up to 15 people. Best of all, each tour includes a pint of your favorite SingleSpeed brew.
Cost: $150 per group (brewery tour); $250 per group (historical building tour).

The QC Ale Trail

Quad Cities

The QC Ale Trail invites beer enthusiasts on a self-guided tour of craft breweries across the Quad Cities bi-state region–which boasts a long history of brewing beer–on a quest to earn great prizes and sip great beer. At each brewery, the server can check you in on your mobile device (or a stamp for paper passport users) as you work your way to earning exciting prizes. (Get your QC Ale Trail passport here.) Visit four locations and get an Ale Trail bottle opener; visit all the locations and earn a QC Ale Trail pint glass. All prizes are redeemed through Visit Quad Cities. Participating Iowa breweries include Contrary Brewing Co., Crawford Brew Works, Five Cities Brewing, Stompbox Brewing and many more.
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Templeton Distillery

Templeton Distillery


Perhaps you (or Dad) prefer whiskey to beer. If so, check out tours at Templeton Distillery every Wednesday and Thursday at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. and at an additional time at 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Tours are limited to 10 guests, who will learn about the roots of whiskey in the town and how this beloved Iowa distillery came to be.
Cost: $10. Complimentary to military personnel and guests under 21 years old.

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