5 Breweries in North Iowa you have to Try!

It’s freezing outside and what better way  to spend cold winter evenings than enjoying yourself in one of five great breweries in or close to Mason City, Iowa.

Local? Great, try out a different brewery every week for a month

Visiting? Even better, try to hit all five on a weekend stay in #MasonCityIA

Mason City Brewing

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Photo Credits: Mason City Brewing

 

Location:

Mason City Brewing

28 E State St.

Mason City, IA 50401

(641-423-1080)

Hours:

Thursday-Saturday: 5pm-11pm

Website:

www.masoncitybrewing.com

Did you know,  Mason City Brewing is the first brewery to open in Mason City in 130 years? Try a beer  or a cider (my personal favorite is the Pineapple Hula Cider Boy!)  whichever you decide – you won’t be disappointed.

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Photo Credits: Mason City Brewing

Next up is Fat Hill Brewing, only a two minute walk from Mason City Brewing

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Fat Hill Brewing

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Fat Hill Brewing 

17 N. Federal Ave

Mason City, IA 50401

(641-423-0737)

Hours:

Wednesday-Friday: 4pm-11pm

Saturday: Noon-11pm

Website:

 www.fathillbrewing.com

Opened in December 2016, Fat Hill Brewing is a 7-barrel craft brewery across from Central Park in downtown Mason City. The brewery provides a  fun-hip atmosphere with  a variety of events such as food pairings, live music and more.

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Photo Credits: Fat Hill Brewing

30 miles directly South of Mason City is Rustic Brew located in Hampton, Iowa.

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Rustic Brew

 

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Rustic Brew

117 1st St NW

Hampton, IA 50441

(641) 456-2141

Hours:

Monday-Wednesday: 7:30am – 5pm 

Thursday: 7:30am – 7:30pm 

Friday – Saturday: 7:30am – 9:00pm 

Website:

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 take out. 
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Photo Credits: Rustic Brew

Head on over to the Lake! Clear Lake, a neighboring community of Mason City is just a 40 minute drive from Hampton’s Rustic Brew. 

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Lake Time Brewery                          

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Photo Credits: Lake Time Brewing

 

 

Location:

Lake Time Brewery

801 Main Ave. Ste C

Mason City, IA 50401

Hours:

Thursday  4pm-9pm

Friday 4pm-10pm

Saturday 2pm-10pm

Website:

www.laketimebrewery.com

Take a break, sit back and enjoy Lake Time at Lake Time Brewery in Clear Lake, a neighboring community just west of Mason City.  With a great location on the beautiful Clear Lake and offering 10 different beers on tap, including specialty and seasonal brews you too will see why so many people love ‘Lake Time’! All brews on tap are crafted specially for their  customer base and served in an inviting atmosphere that is conducive for conversation.

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Photo Credits: Lake Time Brewery

Last stop – Jump on I-35 to Northwood, a  30 minute drive from Clear Lake- where Worth Brewing Company resides, a project of the Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center at North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) in Mason City, Iowa

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Worth Brewing Company

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Photo  Credits: Worth Brewing

 

Location:

Worth Brewing Company

835 Central Ave

Northwood, IA 50459

(641-324-9899)

Hours:

Wednesday & Thursday

5pm-9pm

Friday 5pm-11pm

Saturday 12pm-11pm

Website:

www.worthbrewing.com

Worth Brewing  Company started out in the Pappajohn’s Center at North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) . Working with the Pappajohn’s Entrepreneurial Center (small business development) for nearly  ten years, Worth Brewing has not only expanded in recent years but serves hand-crafted, high quality, distinctive beers.

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Photo Credits: Worth Brewing 

Now, back to Mason City for the night where more adventures await tomorrow!

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Hotel Lodging in Mason City:

Ashley Inn

3451 S. Federal Ave – HWY 65 S.

641-423-9471

Country Inn  & Suites

4082 4th St. SW – HWY 122 W.

641-423-1770 / 800-456-4000

Days Inn

2301 4th St. SW – HWY 122 W.

641-424-0210 / 800 329-7466

Decker House Bed & Breakfast

119 2nd St. SE

641-423-4700

Hampton Inn & Suites

2111 4th St. SW

641-435-7500

Historic Park Inn Hotel

7 W. State St.

641-422-0015 / 800-659-2220

Holiday Inn Express

3041 4th St. SW

641-424-1200 / 800-465-4329

 Quality Inn & Suites

410 5th St. SW – HWY 122 W.

641-423-4444 / 877-424-6423

Super 8

3010 4th St. SW – HWY 122 W.

641-423-8855 / 800-800-8000

Willow Inn

2781 4th St. SW – HWY 122 W.

641-423-8221

 

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About visitmasoncityiowa

Mason City, Iowa is best known as the hometown of "The Music Man", Meredith Willson. This charming town also showcases Prairie School Architecture designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, and is home to the only remaning hotel in the world designed by Wright. The largest selection of Bil Baird puppets can also be found right here in Mason City, located in North Central Iowa.

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