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Upper Mississippi Brewing
(Closed)
132 Sixth Avenue South
Clinton IA 52732
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Notes

Visited: October 18, 2002

Opened: 2000

Contributors: Ken Epich, Mike England

Upper Mississippi is in the old "Clinton Paper Company" building, across the street from the police station. They've got a full bar along with various yellow- and pseudo-beers, but why waste your time with those when Mark's tasty beers are flowing from his seven-barrel Pub Brewing system? A pint will set you back $2.75, a half-pint $1.50, and samples are 75¢. The lunch menu has the usual assortment of finger-food appetizers ($5-$9), salads ($7-$8), pastas ($7-$9), and sandwiches ($6-$8). (The tenderloin sandwich is obscenely large, by the way.) There's live entertainment in the bar on Saturday nights.

Updated: July 8, 2006

Beer List

  • 4.00% abv.
    • Date: October 18, 2002 (#4460)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 17 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Bright pale golden, good head. Sweet malt aroma. Light body. Big clean grainy malt flavor. Quick clean finish with a flash of noble hop flavor.

  • 4.20% abv.
    • Date: October 18, 2002 (#4462)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 16 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Deep yellow opaque, good head. Smoky banana aroma. Medium body. Huge banana flavor, and even some bubblegum. Hints of smoke.

  • Classic Irish-Style Dry Stout
    • Date: October 18, 2002 (#4464)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 14 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Deep dark red, low head. Roasty, coffee aromas. Light-medium body. Big coffee flavor, mildly sweet. One-dimensional.

  • English-Style Brown Ale
    4.80% abv.
    • Date: October 18, 2002 (#4463)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 19 points
      Overall Impression (3½)
      Bright red-brown, thick head. Mild toasty malt aroma. Light body. Huge oaky, raisiny, smoky malt flavors! Mildly sweet. Dark malt flavors linger happily.

  • American-Style Pale Ale
    4.80% abv.