Toppling Goliath: Big Beers brewed in Small Batches

Toppling Goliath is a craft brewery based in Decorah, Iowa, that has gained a reputation for producing some of the finest beers in the United States. Here's a cool story about the brewery:

In 2010, Toppling Goliath was a small, relatively unknown brewery located in a town with a population of less than 10,000 people. Despite their small size, they were committed to producing the highest quality beer possible, and their dedication paid off when they won a gold medal at the Great American Beer Festival for their beer, “Zeelander.”

The brewery continued to grow in popularity, and in 2013, they released a beer called “Kentucky Brunch,” which quickly became one of the most sought-after beers in the world. The beer was only brewed once a year, in limited quantities, and it was aged in barrels that had previously been used to age maple syrup.

Beer enthusiasts from around the world would travel to Decorah just to get a taste of Kentucky Brunch, and bottles of the beer were being sold on the black market for thousands of dollars. The beer was so popular that Toppling Goliath had to implement a lottery system just to distribute it fairly among their customers.

Another Big hitter is the “Mornin Latte” a popular beer brewed by Toppling Goliath, known for its unique combination of flavors that blend coffee and beer together. The beer is brewed with freshly roasted coffee beans from a local coffee roaster in Decorah, Iowa, and is infused with lactose to give it a creamy, sweet flavor.

“Mornin Latte” has been a hit with beer lovers since its release, and it has inspired Toppling Goliath to create several other beers that incorporate coffee into their recipes. Some of these beers include “Assassin,” an imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels and infused with coffee, and “Mornin Delight,” a barrel-aged imperial stout that also includes maple syrup and bacon.

Toppling Goliath has also collaborated with other breweries to create coffee-infused beers. For example, they worked with the San Diego-based brewery, Modern Times, to create “Monster's Park,” a bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout infused with coffee, vanilla, and cocoa nibs.

Overall, Toppling Goliath has become well-known for their skill at incorporating coffee into their beer recipes, and they continue to innovate and experiment with different flavor combinations to create unique and delicious beers that are enjoyed by beer enthusiasts around the world.