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Beer Trail | Cedar Falls, Iowa

SingleSpeed Brewing Co. in Cedar Falls (photo courtesy CommunityMainStreet.org)
 

PLEASE NOTE: You must be 21 years of age to participate in the Beer Trail Passport.

Hours of operation of your favorite brewery or taproom may vary. It’s always a good idea to confirm hours by checking the Facebook page and/or website of your destination.
 

Cedar Falls is well known as an exciting trail destination. Breweries, locally-owned restaurants, unique boutiques, and overnight accommodations are only a “hop” and a skip from trails in the Cedar Falls Downtown District, southern Cedar Falls, the area of College Square Mall and the University of Northern Iowa.
 

Let’s add a beer trail to your adventure! Unique to Cedar Falls is the abundance of breweries and taprooms. Our Beer Trail Passport provides a map and inspiration for exploring seven of our local craft breweries and taprooms in Cedar Falls. Download our App to navigate the trail with ease. Click HERE for a suggested bike route and car route. Bike or drive responsibly to each destination on the trail and be sure to stop and dine like a local and explore local, chef-inspired cuisine at award-winning restaurants.  
 

What’s the connection between bikes and brews? Breweries support cycling and cyclists enjoy craft beer. It isn’t unusual to see bicycles crowded into racks in the Downtown District, along the outdoor patios or even hanging on the wall in Second State Brewing.   
 


Beer Trail | Cedar Falls, Iowa

Cedar Falls Downtown District - there's always room for one more bike


How does the Beer Trail Passport work? The Cedar Falls Beer Trail showcases our local craft breweries and taprooms in Cedar Falls celebrating the safe use of our extensive, 100-mile trail system.
 

To begin your adventure on the Cedar Falls Beer Trail, pick up a passport at one of our seven participating breweries/taprooms or print a passport at home by clicking HERE. Each passport may be used by one person age 21 or older.

Next, ask your waitress or bartender to stamp your passport when you visit any of the seven destinations and purchase a craft beer. The breweries and taprooms will also gladly stamp your passport whether you’re sipping an IPA, a soda, or other non-alcoholic beverage. . . 

  • SingleSpeed Brewing | Cedar Falls Beer Trail

    SingleSpeed Brewing Co.

    128 Main Street

    SingleSpeed Brewing is focused on brewing small-batch, unique beers built for the venturesome beer drinker and is crafted and poured in the heart of historic downtown Cedar Falls.

  • Second State Brewing | Cedar Falls Beer Trail

    Second State Brewing 

    203 State Street

    Second State Brewing serves a selection of brews made by the owner: S’mores, Peanut Butter Stout, Second State Lager, Nut Brown, Galaxy NE IPA, Double IPA, Irish Red, Blood Orange Blonde, Berry Blonde and Oatmeal Stout. Get your Blue Barn BBQ fix on weekends at the brewery.

  • Lark Brewing | Cedar Falls Beer Trail

    Lark Brewing

    6301 University Avenue

    Good times and craft beer. Stop by their location at the entrance of College Square Mall and enjoy dining in, carryout or a brew and food on their outdoor patio. 

  • The Brass Tap | Cedar Falls Beer Trail

    The Brass Tap

    421 Main Street

    The Brass Tap offers more than 200 craft beers from around the globe in a neighborhood atmosphere that feels both relaxed and upscale.

  • Mulligan's Brick Oven Grill & Pub | Cedar Falls Beer Trail

    Mulligan's Brick Oven Grill & Pub

    205 E. 18th Street

    A casual dining restaurant offering burgers, signature sandwiches, homemade appetizers, salads, pastas, original recipe brick oven pizzas and a tap beer menu.

  • Octopus | Cedar Falls Beer Trail

    Octopus College Hill

    2205 College Street

    Octopus our friendly, neighborhood College Hill bar serving craft beer inside or on the patio. Vinyl played nightly.

  • David's Taphouse and Dumplings. Cedar Falls | Cedar Falls Beer Trail

    David's Taphouse and Dumplings

    200 W 1st Street, Suite 107

    David's Taphouse and Dumplings, a family friendly taphouse with a unique menu of dumplings and serving exclusively Toppling Goliath beer. Beer and dumplings, the perfect pair!

  • To complete your adventure, you only need four stamps in your passport to redeem it for a multipurpose Bike 'n Brew keychain bottle opener. Or, get all seven stamps and redeem it for a soft, SiLiPINT glass to commemorate your ride. Stop at the Hearst Center For the Arts (304 W Seerley Blvd) or at the Cedar Falls Visitor Center (6510 Hudson Road) to redeem your passport. The passport will be valid through 2022!  
  • The Hearst Center For the Arts is open Tuesday & Thursday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm, Wednesday & Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, and Saturday & Sunday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. The Cedar Falls Visitor Center is open Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Plan your trip. Review the Cedar Falls Beer Trail and decide where you want to ride, where to imbibe and where to overnight. You’ll discover great hotels along the trail by visiting our Places to Stay. If you’d like to spend the weekend or several weekdays, visit our online visitor guide for inspiration or request a guide HERE.

Have fun, plan ahead for a safe trip and enjoy responsibly.


Thirsty for more? Pick up a Cedar Valley Trails & Recreation Guide (map) from the vestibule of the Cedar Falls Visitor Center on Hudson Road.  Live music is happening at local taprooms and outdoor venues near Cedar Valley Trails. Check out all events taking place on our online calendar, CedarValley365.com.


Share your favorite Cedar Falls Beer Trail moments by using the hashtags #CedarFallsBeerTrail and #WeKnowHowToWeekend in your social media posts!



PLEASE NOTE: You must be 21 years of age to participate in the Beer Trail Passport.
Hours of operation of your favorite brewery or taproom may vary without notice. It’s always a good idea to confirm hours by checking the Facebook page and/or website of your destination.

If everything is spinning, not just your bike…drunk biking is illegal so take a taxi or a hike!


 

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Cyclists at Second State Brewing in Cedar Falls
Beer Trail | Cedar Falls, Iowa