Backpocket Brewing

The truth is you can tell a lot about a man by what he keeps in his back pocket – a useful pocketknife, a lucky coin, a worn out photo from an old love that has never died. Whatever it is, even if it wound up there by accident, there’s a story behind it. A story that probably won’t come out until you are in the right place, talking to the right people, with the right beer in hand.

Located in the Iowa River Landing in the beautiful Coralville, Iowa, we are German inspired and hand crafted. There’s a Backpocket beer perfect for every person, every occasion and, most importantly, every story.

Before we were Backpocket Brewing Company, we started out as Old Man River Restaurant and Brewery in McGregor, Iowa, the hometown of one of our owners. Back then, we operated out of a 7-barrel brew house and made our first beer—a dunkel— in 2008. While we no longer brew out of McGregor, the brew house still stands in historic downtown. The restaurant has recently opened by another group and they hope to brew their own beer soon.

903 Quarry Rd, Coralville, IA 52241