|Venerable Catfish Charlie's Brew Pub sits on Hamm Island in the middle of the Mississippi River between Wisconsin and Iowa. Plenty of craft beer, catfish and river views to go around.|
|Among Dubuque's top three breweries|
|Located inland a few miles from the Great River in Illinois, this hard working town was where Civil War hero and President Uly S. Grant was born. In Galena, it's "Uly" among his friends. Galena Brewing Company doesn't disappoint.|
|Back on the Iowa side of the Mississippi you can sip excellent craft beer and wave to the Illini across the way.|
Lost Duck Brewery, housed in a couple 1864 brick buildings right on the river. Last call in Iowa is another half-hour south in Keokuk at V’s Restaurant and Brewpub. The beer list balances between lighter, easy-drinking brews and bolder styles. Try the spicy fried pickles as an appetizer. From Keokuk cross the Des Moines River and enter Missouri south of town.