June 19, 2021

Goliath Brewing Co.’s Scorpius Morchella

Bottoms Up
By Lynda Wheatley | May 8, 2021


There’s not a lot we don’t like about Iowa’s Topping Goliath Brewing Co. Purposely founded in the wee northern town of Decorah, in 2009, the perfection-driven brewery has seen several of its beers ranked among some of the globe’s best: Mornin’ Delight, an imperial stout, and Kentucky Brunch, a barrel-aged imperial stout, were ranked the second and third best in the world in 2016 by beer culture and rating site Beer Advocate; 7 million reviews of around 380,000 beers led RateBeer to name the Iowa Brewery the second best in the world in 2015. While our rating system is a bit less refined — generally, a thirsty but picky staff of seven chimes in, whether they’re invited to or not  — we can attest that no matter what style of beer you like, if you sample Goliath’s interpretation of it, you’ll love it. The one we’re especially enjoying right now is one of five Goliath-brewed creations that just hit 7Monk’s Taproom’s draft last week: Scorpius Morchella, the hazy, juicy, slightly grass-danky double IPA the Iowa brewery unveils every spring to celebrate its annual day off — so staff can go morel hunting. Taste the Midwest kinship at 7 Monks Tap Room, 128 S. Union St. in Traverse City, before the Goliath taps (or May’s morels) run dry. (231) 421-8410, www.7monkstap.com



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