The state of Iowa currently has around 115 breweries, and that includes some great ones here in our neck of the woods!

The craft beer industry here in Iowa has really grown over the past few years. According to the Iowa Beer website, it's actually doubled in size since 2014! The website reads:

"The Iowa craft brewing industry supports 1,500 jobs, has a $100 million impact on the economy, and produced nearly 41,000 barrels of beer in 2014. By 2018, the Iowa brewing industry produced over 120,000."

With the assistance of Yelp, we decided to take a look at some of the highest-rated breweries here in our half of the state. Here are ten of the best ones to visit in Eastern Iowa:

Iowa Brewing Company - 708 3rd Street SE, Cedar Rapids

Big Grove Brewery - 101 W Main St, Solon/1225 S Gilbert St, Iowa City

Lion Bridge Brewing Company - 59 16th Ave SW, Cedar Rapids

BIT Brewery - 26 4th Street N, Central City

Clock House Brewing - 600 1st St SE, Cedar Rapids

Contrary Brewing Company411 W Mississippi Dr, Muscatine

Millstream Brewing - 835 48th Ave, Amana

House Divided Brewery - 1620 Dows St, Ely

Textile Brewing Company - 146 2nd St NE, Dyersville

Jubeck New World Brewing115 W 11th St, Dubuque

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