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Holiday Hours 2021-22

November 22nd, 2021

We are thankful for all of our old and new KBC friends and staff family this holiday season! Our upcoming holiday hours are: New Year’s Eve, Friday, 12/31/21, Open 11am-2:30pm; NYE Pairing Dinner 5:30pm and 8:00pm Details: NYE pairing dinner New Year’s Day, Saturday 1/01/22, Closed Valentine’s Day, Monday, 2/14/22, Closed St. Patrick’s Day, Thursday, […]

The Lewbricator Has Been Barrel Aged

December 11th, 2020

In our early history, founding Kalona Brewing Co. brewer, Lew Brewer (his real name) created a medal-winning doppelbock and called it, appropriately, Lewbricator. We filled fresh, fine KOVAL bourbon barrels with the Lewbi and aged it good and well. The long-awaited batch is now in wax-dipped 750 ml bottles hand numbered by head brewer Warren […]

KBC Features Kalona Residents

August 12th, 2019

The people of Kalona and the surrounding areas make it a special place to live. At Kalona Brewing Co. we want to show the world our community…and what better way to do that is to give recognition to some of our resident and longtime KBC friends on a beer label! Kalona Brewery first featured the […]

Stein Night

July 17th, 2019

Get a special deal every Wednesday at Kalona Brewery from 4pm to 9pm – a stein of the night’s featured beer for just the price of a pint. Cheers!

Lewbricator Wins Bronze at Best of Craft Beer Awards

February 28th, 2019

One of our favorites at KBC, Lewbricator – Dopplebock Lager won bronze this year in its category at the Best of Craft Beer Awards, the international competition held annually in Bend, Oregon. It’s extra special to us since it takes the name of KBC’s Founding Brewer, Lew Brewer. Cheers to our many friends who “sampled” […]

Resilience IPA – Brewing for Good

December 29th, 2018

Sierra Nevada asked breweries across the nation to brew their new IPA recipe to create Resilience, then to offer the beer in their taprooms, donating 100% of the profits to the California Camp Fire relief fund. Over 1400 breweries are participating across the U.S. including over 30 in Iowa. Kalona Brewing Company is proud to […]

Veteran’s Day 2018

November 10th, 2018

As a thank you for service, on Veteran’s Day, November 11, 2018, all veterans and active military members receive their first pint (or non-alcoholic drink) FREE. (Please bring veteran or military ID). Sunday restaurant hours are 11am-8pm. Also, on 11/11 we have 2nd Sunday live music from 6 – 8pm with Dan Trilk. Dan Trilk […]

American Craft Beer Week

April 27th, 2017

Celebrate American Craft Beer Week with Kalona Brewing Company Tues, May 16 – Private beer pairing dinner Featuring a five-course meal from Chef Ben and six beers brewed just feet away. 50 limited tickets available. (click here for menu) Prepaid tickets $65 (tax & gratuity included) Doors @ 6pm, Dinner @ 6:30pm Tickets only $55 if prepaid […]

Mothers Day Brunch

April 27th, 2017

Mother’s Day Brunch Find a full spread of delicious food for the whole family Mother’s Day Brunch 11am – 2pm Sunday, May 14 $18 buffet, $10 kids 4-12, 3 and under free (we will be closed 2-5pm and open 5-11pm with our regular menu) Enjoy Fruit: Strawberries, Grapes, Apples, Blackberries, Raspberries & Oranges Yogurt Parfaits Coffee […]

Easter Brunch

April 5th, 2017

Spend Easter with the Kalona Brewing Company Find a full spread of delicious food for the whole family Easter brunch 11am – 2pm Sunday, April 16 $18 buffet, $10 kids 4-12, 3 and under free (we will be closed the remainder of the day)   Enjoy Fruit: Strawberries, Grapes, Apples, Blackberries, Raspberries & Oranges Yogurt Parfaits […]

St. Patrick’s Day 2017

February 22nd, 2017

Join Kalona Brewing Company Friday, March 17th to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! We will be open Friday starting at 11am, closed 3-5pm and re-opening with a Special St. Patrick’s Day Menu from 5-11pm along with a Limited Release of our Junior Stout. Call 319-656-3335 to reserve your table for this special event.  

Valentine’s Day – Open 5-9pm

January 31st, 2017

Join us Tuesday, February 14th as we open up just for you and your sweetie with a Special Menu starting at 5pm. *Valentine’s Day Special – Two Entrees + Two Drinks (beer or wine) for $40 -a $50 value, prepaid with reservation- Call 319-656-3335 to take advantage of this deal and reserve your table today!    

Watch the Big Game with KBC

January 13th, 2017

  Watch the Big Game with KBC on Sun, Feb 5. We will be open for lunch starting at 11am / Special Menu Items 3-11pm including: -Chicken Wings with a honey, lime and ginger sauce -Stuffed Mushrooms -Chili and Cornbread -Loaded Beef Nachos Watch the Big Game on a projector screen next to our Big Brewing Tanks. […]

February Events

January 11th, 2017

February Events Stein Night Every Wednesday Starting At 4pm  A different beer every week in a stein for the price of a pint. Thur, Feb 2 – Firkin Thursday tapping at 11am. The first Thursday of every month we will tap a new special firkin. Try it before it’s gone! Sun, Feb 5 – Big Game Party Watch the […]

Kalona Brewing Company Oktoberfest Celebration

September 26th, 2016

Steins of Limber Legs Oktoberfest in our Biergarten Buy a stein to take home and refill it all weekend long Golden Kegs Every Day in the Biergarten- 1/2 Price pours until the keg blows Thursday & Friday 4pm – Limber Legs Oktoberfest Saturday & Sunday 1pm – Limber Legs Oktoberfest / 4:30pm – Free Range […]

Kalona Brewing Company featured on Iowa Public Television’s Iowa Ingredient show

April 4th, 2016

Kalona Brewing Company was featured on the Iowa Public Television show, Iowa Ingredient. Iowa Ingredient explores the farms, restaurants, and ingredients that make Iowa food uniquely Iowan. They do this by highlighting where the ingredients are grown in Iowa and learn more about talented chefs who use local ingredients. See more about Iowa Ingredient here. Kalona Brewing Company Maple Syrup Cooking […]

Sound, Bites and Brews – An evening with Jake McVey – April 5th

February 26th, 2016

Join the Kalona Brewing Company for an exclusive event, a four-course dinner followed by an intimate acoustic concert with Jake McVey on Tuesday, April 5th. This special event is limited to 75 guests and will sell out quickly. Jake McVey, an Iowa raised country artist, is a compelling performer who combines youthful enthusiasm with a […]

St. Patrick’s Day – March 17th

February 25th, 2016

Join Kalona Brewing Company for our St. Patrick’s Day celebration starting at 5 pm. We will be serving a special line up of your Irish favorites with music by Zach Marzoni & Friends followed by The Dunnderground Band. Our regular menu will be served 11 am-2 pm and we will reopen at 5 pm. See you there!

Trivia Night – March 10th

February 24th, 2016

Stop in for Kalona Brewing Company’s first trivia night Thursday, March 10th at 6:30 pm. Bring a team of 4-6 people.

Kalona Brewing Company Announces New Head Brewer

February 18th, 2016

Kalona Brewing Company announces a new head brewer, Warren “W” Yoder, to oversee brewing and development of new brands.   Yoder has been mentored and trained by Kalona Brewing Company co-founder and present head brewer, Lew Brewer, since the beginning of the brewery. In keeping with the tradition of unique and flavorful beers created by […]

Cullinary Classes with Kalona Brewing Company

January 11th, 2016

Kalona Brewing Company is excited to partner with Kirkwood Community College to offer five culinary classes to area residents. See the list below for the classes offered, course descriptions, tuition and dates. Sign up through Kirkwood Community College at the links provided below, or by calling 319-653-4655. Space is limited, so sign up today!   […]

New Year’s Eve

December 29th, 2015

Spend the last evening of 2015 with Kalona Brewing Company.  Alongside our regular menu we will be serving a steak and shrimp dinner feature.  Also KBC regulars, Your Dinnertime Jazz, will be performing 5:30-9:30 pm with a guest vocalist. Call 319-656-3335 for reservations today. Thursday, December 31st Open 11 am-10 pm.  

Something’s Brewing In Kalona

November 23rd, 2015

By: Allison Gnade, New Pioneer Catalyst Nov-Dec 2015 New Pioneer Co-op Catalyst Article – Private Label Beer

New Pi Co-op continues collaborative beer series with ‘Transporter,’ a granola porter

November 23rd, 2015

By Casey Wagner – Nov 14, 2015 Little Village  The New Pioneer Food Co-op is partnering with Iowa brewers and food producers on a series of locally-flavored collaboration beers. Brewed with ingredients or products sourced from Iowa, the beers are part of New Pioneer’s commitment to connect consumers with local producers — and to fill the […]

Fall Seasonal Beers are here!

October 28th, 2015

Cooler weather is here and so are some great Kalona beers! Start Up Coffee Stout 7.6% ABV -Dark as a moonless night with bold coffee flavor equally enjoyable at breakfast, lunch or dinner! -Brewed with locally roasted coffee from Cafe Del Sol in Iowa City. Available in 1/6 bbl, 1/2 bbl & 16oz 4 pack cans   Coconut […]

Special Event Dec 8th with Brendan James

August 28th, 2015

-SOLD OUT DINNER & SHOW-   Join the Kalona Brewing Company for an exclusive event, a five-course dinner followed by an intimate concert with Brendan James on Tuesday, December 8th. This special event is limited to 75 guests and will sell out quickly. Brendan’s songs have landed spots on over 15 major television shows and […]

Farm to Table Beer Pairing Dinner

August 14th, 2015

As part of our Two Year Anniversary Celebration September 10-13, we invite you to our Farm to Table Beer Pairing Dinner. You will experience a five coursed tasting menu prepared by Chef Justine, all sourced from within 35 miles of Kalona. Head Brewer and Co-Founder, Lew Brewer, will present five beers that have been paired […]

Kalona Brewing Company featured on WQAD’s Brewed program

August 14th, 2015

The crew from WQAD’s Brewed, a program exploring the Craft Beer scene in and around the Quad Cities, stopped by and filmed a segment with Head Brewer and Co-Founder, Lew Brewer. Check out more Brewed episodes here.

Fathers Day

June 18th, 2015

Fathers Day Weekend special Friday night, Saturday night and all day Sunday. Steak & Lobster: 1/2lb Lobster Tail Petite Filet Mignon Bacon Mashed Potatoes Fresh Vegetable Plus try our new Sunkissed Sour Beer!

Kalona Brewery | Dr. Grier Bright Futures Chiropractic

June 16th, 2015

Dr. Grier from Bright Futures Chiropractic stopped in to talk to Chef Justine and our Restaurant General Manager, Mike Hoard. They discussed what is happening at Kalona Brewing Company, including our fresh-local concept, cooking classes and our updated menu.

Devotay 4x4x40 Beer Pairing Dinner

May 7th, 2015

Join Kalona Brewing Co and Devotay for their 4x4x40 Dinner Series featuring 4 Kalona beers paired with the cuisine of Devotay Executive Chef Daniel Knowles. The Kalona Brewers will guide you through each of the beers, their ingredients and styles, and Chef Daniel, will explain the choices behind each of the pairings. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. […]

Mother’s Day Brunch – Sunday, May 10th

April 10th, 2015

Join us for our Mother’s Day Brunch from 11am-2pm.  Make your reservations at 319-656-3335.   Scrambled Eggs Sausage Bacon Fruit Plate Cheese Plate White Chocolate Chip pancakes Quiche Shrimp, asparagus, Hollandaise on crustini Cream Cheese Fruit Danish Twice baked potato bites Make your reservations at 319-656-3335.

American Craft Beer Week Events

April 10th, 2015

  Stein Night Wednesday, May 13 – 5:00pm – 10:00pm Lewbricator and Sucha Much served in 23oz. Steins for the price of a 16oz. Pint. Brew Master’s Dinner Thursday, May 14 – 6:00pm 6 courses paired with 6 beers. Ease your way through an evening of from-scratch plates using locally-sourced, organic ingredients prepared by Chef Justine Wieczorek. Set […]

Easter Brunch

March 31st, 2015

Join us this Sunday for Easter Brunch starting at 11am.

Hiring Kalona Brewing Company Brand Ambassadors

March 25th, 2015

Kalona Brewing Company is seeking Part-Time Brand Ambassadors to promote our craft beer in accounts across Iowa.  Brand Ambassadors must have a strong interest in craft beer, excellent communication skills, and be extremely reliable.  As a Brand Ambassador you will be responsible for On-Premise and Off-Premise sampling and reporting event results. Job Requirements Pre-Requisites/Skills Strong […]

St. Patty’s Day 2015

March 3rd, 2015

Join us Tuesday, March 17th for St. Patty’s Day!  We open at 5pm with our Chef’s Feature Menu of Corned Beef & Cabbage, Beer Bread Reuben, Beer Glazed Brat with Cabbage and Smokey Potato & Cheese Soup.  Plus the music of The Dunnderground Band.  

Culinary Classes at Kalona Brewing Company

February 26th, 2015

Kalona Brewing Company is excited to partner with Kirkwood Community College to offer five culinary classes to area residents! See the list below for the courses offered, as well as course descriptions, class prices, and dates. Sign up through Kirkwood Community College via the links below. Space is limited so sign up today.   Creamy […]

Sheer Madness in Iowa – Kalona Brewery Spotlight

February 2nd, 2015

Believe it or not, there are a lot of really amazing craft beers being brewed in Iowa these days. At the end of last year there were over 50 breweries in the state and many more are slated to open in 2015. Most people have heard of Toppling Goliath from Decorah, Ia. Iowa is also […]

My Biz: Beer enthusiast turns passion into business

February 2nd, 2015

  Kalona Brewing Company features beer, locally sourced food Katie Mills Giorgio, correspondent JANUARY 28, 2015 | 5:00 PM KALONA — Long before opening Kalona Brewing Company in September 2013, Lew Brewer experimented with recipes and dreamed about opening his own brewery. But it wasn’t until two years ago that the stars aligned to make […]

Start-Up Start post from the Iowa Beer Snob

December 12th, 2014

Check out this piece on Start-Up Stout from the Iowa Beer Snob.


November 10th, 2014

Little Village article written by Casey Wagner, Photo by Adam Burke, see original article here. Early morning tailgating before Hawkeye home games can be a challenge for us night owls. Groggy and perhaps a teensy bit hung over from Friday evening activities, when the 11 a.m. kickoff rolls around on Saturday morning, I thank god […]

Outside Magazine – 25 Canned Beers for Every Type of Outdoor Fun

November 10th, 2014

Kalona Brewing Company featured in Outside Magazine’s 25 Canned Beers for Every Type of Outdoor Fun article.  See the full article by Scott Yorko here.   The stigma is gone. For years, canned beers were derided for their metallic taste. Worse, the options were limited—few breweries canned beer that you’d want to sample, let alone drink […]

October 9th Newsletter

October 9th, 2014

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