North Iowa Brew Tour
Visit 8 craft breweries located in and around Mason City
Whether it’s freezing outside or a hot summer day, nothing beats the experience of discovering locally crafted beer. Whether you like them mild or wild, hoppy or zippy, citrusy or roasty we have eight local establishments located right here in North Iowa, including two in the heart of downtown Mason City. We invite you to check out the North Iowa Brew Tour!
MASON CITY BREWING
28 E State Street, Mason City, IA 50401 | 641-423-1080
The first brewery to open in Mason City in 130 years, Mason City Brewing has been serving quality, small batch beer to northern Iowa since 2013. Each batch is brewed to exacting standards with a state-of-the-art three-barrel brewing system. 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.
Temporarily closed until further notice.
FAT HILL BREWING
17 N. Federal Avenue, Mason City, IA 50401 | 641-423-0737
100% locally-owned and operated, Fat Hill Brewing is a 7-barrel craft brewery located in the heart of downtown Mason City. The brewing facility and taproom features sixteen taps, and an ever-changing menu that spotlights a variety of locally-sourced Iowa ingredients including wildflower honey from Nora Springs, aronia berries from Fertile, herbs from Mitchell, and hops from Cedar Falls. From classic old-world style porter to the hazy citrus-bomb NEIPA, FHB provides visitors a variety of delicious beers, ciders and non-alcoholic drinks served with top-notch customer service and hospitality.
Taproom is currently closed until further notice. Beer to-go is available for online purchase.
NOTE: To limit the number of people in the taproom at one time, beer pick-up is done by appointment only. Pick-up times are Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 2pm-6pm and Saturday from 1pm-5pm. Please click here to start your order. Beer must be purchased online. No attempts at walk-in orders, please.
LAKE TIME BREWERY
801 Main Ave. Suite C, Clear Lake, IA 50428 | 641-357-2040
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 especially for their customer-base and served in an inviting atmosphere that is conducive for conversation.
Hours: Wednesday &Thursday, 4pm-9pm; Friday 4pm-10pm; Saturday 12pm-10pm; Sunday 12pm-6pm
SAINT CHARLES BREWING COMPANY
100 South Main Street, Charles City, IA 50616
Located southwest of the Cedar River, in Charles City. This micro-brewery, a former glass-repair shop building has been renovated into a warm and welcoming brewery accented by two windowed overhead doors and a hand-crafted bar. The brewery offers 8 craft beers, as well as bottles of Millstream Root Beer and a selection of wines.
Hours: Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 4pm-9pm. Taproom and patio are open. Online ordering is also available.
518 Main Street, Osage, IA 50461 | 641-832-3100
Brewed in the middle of everywhere, Limestone Brewers, located on Main Street in Osage, is the newest brewery to join the North Iowa Brew Tour. Craft beer, hand-crafted pizza, and axe throwing… what more could you ask for?
Hours: Thursday-Saturday, 2pm-10pm(ish)
Taproom is open. Call or order online for carryout or curbside pick-up.
WORTH BREWING COMPANY
835 Central Ave, Northwood, IA 50459 | 641-324-9899
Worth Brewing Company is owned by brewer Peter, a brewer of 30+ years, and his wife, Margaret. Together they’ve been serving hand-crafted, high quality, distinctive beers in Northwood since 2007. The brewery is located in a beautiful, historic building which houses the taproom on the main floor and a ballroom on the top floor which is a popular venue for parties and special events.
Hours: Wednesday & Thursday, 5pm-9pm Friday, 5pm-11pm Saturday, Noon-1pm
5 ALARM BREWING COMPANY
211 West Main St., Lake Mills, IA 50450 | 641-592-2739
5 Alarm Brewing Company is named and located at the site of the 1961 Lake Mills Main Street fire – a Code 3 / 5-alarm fire that destroyed the community’s original fire station. The brewery serves a variety of tasty craft brews, wine, and locally-crafted root beer. The taproom features a collection of local firefighter photos, fire scenes, antique fire equipment, turnout gear as well as other firefighting related items. Visiting firefighters can place their department’s patch on the wall of honor includes patches from around the state of Iowa, the U.S., and around the world.
Hours: Thursday & Friday, 4pm-10pm; Saturday Noon-10pm; Sunday Noon-6pm
117 1st St NW, Hampton, IA 50441 | 641-456-2141
Coffee café and micro-brewery located in Hampton, Iowa. Enjoy a freshly roasted coffee, craft beer, or glass of wine. Rustic Brew also offers an assorted menu of soups and sandwiches as well as daily rustic features.
Hours: Monday-Wednesday, 7:30am-5:00pm; Thursday 7:30am-7:30pm; Friday & Saturday, 7:30am-9:00pm
Want to experience more of Iowa’s brewing industry? Be sure to check out all seven #IABeerTrail regions.