Decorah/Calmar Brew Hop

NE Iowa

What to Bring

Designated Driver
Clean Palette
Half Day
< 10 Miles
4 Stops

Looking to get away for the day? Like locally handcrafted beers? National recognized handcrafted beers can be found 1.5 hours south of Rochester in the Norwegian community of Decorah, IA. Men or women 21 years old plus will enjoy the Brew Hop. This is the perfect opportunity to get out of town and drive through the stunning driftless region in SE Minnesota and NE Iowa. P.S. Don’t forget to take your camera as there are many photo opportunities.

What to Expect

We are sure that you will enjoy the drive and the town of Decorah. Connoisseurs and non-connoisseurs will be awed at the selection of microbrews available in Decorah. If you want to spend the night there are hotels, cabins, and AirBnBs that are guaranteed to impress. At the end, there is a bonus option of heading down to Calmer to enjoy PIVO Brewery!


  • Dixie's Biergarten
  • Pulpit Rock Brewing Company
  • Toppling Goliath Brewing Co
  • PIVO Brewery

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About Charlene

Charlene actively seeks out ultimate and unique experiences that can be found just around the bend in the Driftless region.

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