Whether it’s freezing outside or a hot summer day, nothing beats the thrill of exploring and experiencing locally crafted beer. Luckily, we have six breweries close in proximity to Mason City – two of which located right in the heart of our Downtown. We invite you to check out our unofficial (but SO official) North Iowa Brew Tour! You’re welcome (and encouraged) to use this as your guide.
THE NORTH IOWA BREW TOUR
MASON CITY BREWING
28 E State Street
Mason City, IA 50401
Hours: Thursday-Saturday: 5pm-11pm
Trivia Night: Wednesday & Thursday nights, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Online at: www.masoncitybrewing.com
Did you know, Mason City Brewing is the first brewery to open in Mason City in 130 years? Since 2013, they’ve been serving tasty, quality beer. The beer menu changes frequently so there’s always something new to try – you may just want to order a flight and try them all!
If you’re visiting during the week, stop in on a Wednesday or Thursday night for their FREE American Pub Trivia. Always free to play and no purchase required. $50 cash & other prizes given away nightly. That’s right – Every Wednesday & Thursday – BEER, TRIVIA and a whole lotta FUN!
FAT HILL BREWING
17 N. Federal Avenue
Mason City, IA 50401
Hours: Wednesday-Friday: 4pm-11pm, Saturday: Noon-11pm
Online at: www.fathillbrewing.com
Opened in December 2016, Fat Hill Brewing is a 7-barrel craft brewery located across from Central Park in downtown Mason City. The brewery offers a fun atmosphere where everyone feels welcome. The drink menu features a variety of delicious beers, ciders and non-alcoholic drinks. Not a beer drinker? Bring your own bottle of wine to sip and enjoy with your friends – take your unopened bottle to the bar for a minimal $1 bottle open fee. Be sure to check out the calendar of events for special food and beer pairings, live music, book club, craft workshops, tarot card readings and so much more!
LAKE TIME BREWERY
801 Main Ave. Ste C
Clear Lake, IA 50428
Hours: Thursday 4pm-9pm, Friday 4pm-10pm, Saturday 2pm-10pm
Online at: www.laketimebrewery.com
Take a break, sit back and enjoy the home-like atmosphere at Lake Time Brewery in Clear Lake, a neighboring community just 7 miles west of Mason City. Lake Time Brewery offers 10 different beers on tap, including specialty and seasonal brews. All brews are crafted specially for their customer-base and served in an inviting atmosphere that is conducive for conversation.
117 1st St NW
Hampton, IA 50441
Hours: Monday-Wednesday: 7:30am – 5pm, Thursday: 7:30am – 7:30pm, Friday – Saturday: 7:30am – 9:00pm
Online at: www.rusticbrew.com
Enjoy all of life’s finest things such as roasted coffees, craft beer, wonderful wine and rustic, artistic decor. Assortment of soups and sandwiches are also available for dine-in or carry out.
WORTH BREWING COMPANY
835 Central Ave
Northwood, IA 50459
Hours: Wednesday & Thursday 5pm-9pm, Friday 5pm-11pm, Saturday Noon-1pm
Online at: www.worthbrewing.com
Worth Brewing Company, a mom-n-pop business, is owned by brewer Peter Ausenhus who has been brewing for over 30 years. Peter and his wife, Margaret, have been serving hand-crafted, high quality, distinctive beers in Northwood since 2007. The brewery is located in a beautiful, historic building which houses a ballroom on the top floor -a popular venue for parties and special events.
5 ALARM BREWING COMPANY
211 West Main St.
Lake Mills, IA 50450
Hours: Thursday & Friday 4pm-10pm, Friday 5pm-11pm, Saturday Noon-10:00pm, Sunday 11:30am-6:00pm
North Iowa’s newest brewery, 5 Alarm Brewing Company opened in December 2017. Located in the heart of downtown Lake Mills, the brewery is named after The Lake Mills Fire – a Code 3 fire (5 Alarm fire) – that destroyed the community’s original Fire Station, located on the site which the brewery sits today. 5 Alarm Brewing Company serves a variety of tasteful brews. Guests are welcome to bring in snacks or have food delivered. Weekly entertainment features local musicians and artists.