63,794 Ratings
Score: 3.88
Lion Bridge Brewing Company Claim
59 16th Ave SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
(319) 200-4460
Wed 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM Open Now
Thu 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM Open Now
Fri 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Open Now
Sat 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Open Now
Sun 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM Open Now
Lion Bridge Brewing is a producer of world-class beers. Our brewery and beer hall is located in the historic Czech Village of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

- 2016 and 2014 Gold Medal for English Mild at the Great American Beer Festival

- 2015 Gold Medal for Brown Porter at the Great American Beer Festival.

- 2016 Bronze Medal for Specialty Beer for GAZPROM!, Russian Imperial Stout, re-fermented in whiskey barrels with local maple syrup and aged for 6 months.

Our beer hall features 8-12 of our own beers, a selection of sandwiches and beercentric foods, as well as a small selection of cider, artisan non-alcoholic beverages, and featured guest beers from admired peers in the industry.

Our distribution currently is draft only and covers most of Iowa. Ask for Lion Bridge at your favorite bar or restaurant.
Parking: Parking lot, Street parking
Price range: $$
  • Good for groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Waiter service
Style: English Mild Ale
ABV: 4.5%
IBUs: 16
# Ratings: 6,662
Score: 3.77
Notes of biscuit, toffee, and chocolate meld with a silky mouthfeel to produce this world-class session beer. Gold Medal at the 2014 & 2016 Great American Beer Festival.
Yard Sale
Style: IPA - American
ABV: 6.7%
IBUs: 62
# Ratings: 4,464
Score: 3.85
Juicy flavor and a pungent, tangy nose of citrus and tropical fruit. A nice, clean bitterness paired with a slight alcohol heat and dry finish makes this an exceptionally easy drinking brew.
Disaster At Meux
Style: Porter - Other
ABV: 5.8%
# Ratings: 3,397
Score: 3.87
Brewed to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the Great Porter Flood of 1814 that occurred in London at the Meux Brewery. Biscuity, brown malt character and a bit of chocolate and coffee make this a nice, quaffable brew. Gold Medal at the 2015 Great American Beer Festival.
Majestic Beast
Style: IPA - New England
ABV: 7.8%
# Ratings: 1,594
Score: 4.12
This mirthful beverage was dry-hopped to be both resinous and tropical; potent yet graceful. The majesty of it may just bring a tear to your eye.
The Spice Must Flow!
Style: Dark Ale
ABV: 7.0%
# Ratings: 1,128
Score: 4.08
Dark Maple Syrup? Yup! Saigon Cinnamon? Absolutely! Fresh Nutmeg? Why not?! This creamy, smooth black ale is beautifully balanced and complex. Just enough spice makes this luxurious treat so nice. He (or she, or they) who controls the Spice, controls the universe!
Comfy Pants
Style: Winter Warmer
ABV: 7.2%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 3.75
Work is done; go ahead and slip into something a little more comfortable with a pint of our English Strong Ale. This rich, full-bodied beer uses a wide array of malts to bring a complex flavor profile filled with dark fruits, caramel, and a touch of floral hops. Get Comfy!
Disaster At Maui
Style: Porter - Imperial / Double
ABV: 9.5%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.00
Cacao nibs, coconut, and coffee blend together with some tropical rum character to bring this collab with local brewer, Lee Paulsen, to the big time. Originally brewed for a homebrew competition, we loved it so much that we brought Lee in to make it again!
Olde No. 17
Style: Stout - Irish Dry
ABV: 4.8%
IBUs: 24
# Ratings: 1,492
Score: 3.80
The official beer of the Cedar Rapids St. Patrick's Day Parade Society (SaPaDaPaSo), and originally brewed to commemorate its 40th anniversary. This is the classic pub stout you know and love with a twist; 100 lbs of organic mashed potatoes were added during the brew to increase the dryness and slightly boost the alcohol. Roasty, with hints of dark chocolate, nuttiness and rich creamy mouthfeel. Sláinte!
Bridge Beer
Style: Golden Ale
ABV: 3.6%
IBUs: 15
# Ratings: 1,220
Score: 3.44
Just an honest-to-goodness crushable beer. Bridge Beer is our take on light beer, with just a bit more panache. It doesn't demand hours of contemplation but you just might contemplate drinking it for hours.
Kundera Kölsch
Style: Kölsch
ABV: 4.6%
# Ratings: 1,150
Score: 3.65
Slight hop bitterness, pleasing European malt character and pleasant earthy German hop flavor and aroma. This beer is light, clean, low ABV and highly drinkable. Enjoy morning or night.
Živá Voda
Style: Pilsner - Czech
ABV: 4.7%
# Ratings: 1,054
Score: 3.52
Named for the "living water" of Czech fairy tales that heals infirmities and counteracts spells. Bohemian Pilsner Malt adds subtle richness and accents of clover honey, while the addition of traditional Saaz hops throughout the run-off and long boil give this beer the distinctive earthiness and spice associated with authentic Pilsners. Lagered for 6 weeks and brought to you for St. Joe's Day and beyond.
Style: Wheat Beer - Other
ABV: 4.2%
# Ratings: 1,030
Score: 3.76
TAG...You're It! Inspired by German “Radlers” that combine beer and soda to produce a light and refreshing beverage. TAG is a juicy and slightly hazy American wheat beer with the zesty citrus bite of tangerine. Enjoy a TAG! Enjoy the Day!
Iron Lion
Style: Belgian Strong Golden Ale
ABV: 7.0%
IBUs: 20
# Ratings: 1,001
Score: 3.64
A riff off of a Belgian classic with a Caribbean twist. Pilsner malts and a light Belgian yeast character play nicely with the citric cranberry nature of Hibiscus. Beet sugar lends a pleasant sweetness to the finish while effervescent carbonation keeps it dry and clean.
Zack Morris Cell Phone
Style: IPA - New England
ABV: 6.8%
# Ratings: 994
Score: 4.01
At 5 lbs. of hops per barrel, this beer uses more hops than we’ve ever used before. Loral, Amarillo & Mosaic hops contribute a complex profile of dark fruit, stone fruit & tropical fruit, while restrained bitterness, a healthy dose of wheat & oats, and a touch of California sweet orange peel make this beer real tasty. Long ago, Quinton was at a bar in Colorado & asked an over-served gentleman what had put him in such a state. He replied, “The Zack Morris Cell Phone.” When Quinton attempted to order one himself, the bartender had no idea what he was talking about, and when he turned around, the man was gone. Over the ensuing years, no one else has ever heard of such a concoction. This IPA is our attempt to bring closure to this mystery.
Sticke Alt
Style: Altbier
ABV: 6.0%
IBUs: 30
# Ratings: 989
Score: 3.77
A traditional German Ale that has a pleasing bronze hue, a rich malt body and a pleasant noble hop character. "Sticke" means "secret" in German, and was named so as it was historically released to celebrate the loyal brewery patron. We aren't good at keeping secrets, but we are honored to have you enjoying Lion Bridge beer!
The Dangler
Style: IPA - New England
ABV: 5.9%
# Ratings: 709
Score: 3.99
Blood Orange Radler
Style: Shandy / Radler
ABV: 3.6%
# Ratings: 678
Score: 3.72
Our light, refreshing Bridge Beer blended with house made artisan Blood Orange Soda for a tart kick.
Gobble Wobble
Style: Brown Ale - American
ABV: 8.5%
# Ratings: 658
Score: 4.01
Wild Turkey Bourbon barrel set the table, but the rich, malty brown ale is the main dish. This is a hearty Brew that we've had for Thanksgiving. Perfect for any celebration with friends and loved ones.
Style: Märzen
ABV: 7.7%
# Ratings: 653
Score: 3.82
Our Imperial Märzen is a fusion brew with German and Czech roots in the recipe, as well as the name ("robot" is a word with Czech origins). Munich and Bohemian Pilsner Malt are the motherboard to this amped up version of the style, while a healthy dose of German hops provide fuel to keep it running. This is the non-barrel aged version. Look to Oktobot 3000 for even more power.
Style: Stout - Imperial / Double
ABV: 11.0%
# Ratings: 522
Score: 4.46
Dessert for your desert island. Fudge and saigon cinnamon meld with a little bit of hazelnut goodness to produce something we liken to a cookie in beer form.
Untitled Saison
Style: Farmhouse Ale - Saison
ABV: 6.8%
# Ratings: 521
Score: 3.53
A simple and elegant farmhouse ale, featuring peppery dryness, aromas of apple and pear on the nose and some subtle earthiness. A refreshing beer for the heat of the Iowa summer.
Maple Disaster
Style: Porter - Other
ABV: 6.6%
# Ratings: 477
Score: 3.98
Brown porter with maple syrup aged in whiskey barrels.
Smoked Chocolate Stout
Style: Smoked Beer
ABV: 5.3%
# Ratings: 467
Score: 3.69
The velvety texture and flavor of the dark roasted "chocolate" malt is most definitely the centerpiece of this beer, but an addition of beechwood smoked barley throws in a subtle layer of complexity that makes you want to go back for another sip.
These Boots Were Made For Hoppin' (PBS 2019)
Style: IPA - New England
ABV: 7.0%
# Ratings: 458
Score: 3.94
A special blend from YCH Hops for the Pink Boots Society, consisting of a well-rounded mix of Pacific Northwestern hop varieties, including Loral, Mosaic, Simcoe, Sabro, and Glacier. The combination creates a high aroma hop blend that contributes citrus, earthy and fruity aromas. This Hazy IPA was brewed by the women of 15 Iowa Breweries to benefit the Pink Boots Society, a national organization whose mission is to assist, inspire, and encourage women beer professionals through education.
The Royal Wee
Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy
ABV: 8.2%
# Ratings: 437
Score: 4.07
A strong Scottish Ale. Malty, rich, slightly smoky. Aged in a mix of Cedar Ridge Peated Whiskey, Apple Brandy, and Dark Rum barrels.
King Cake (5th Anniversary Stout)
Style: Stout - Imperial / Double
ABV: 10.5%
# Ratings: 434
Score: 4.30
Cheers to 5 Years for Lion Bridge Brewing Company on 3/5/2019! A decadent stout with overflowing flavors of caramel and chocolate. The perfect beer to celebrate another trip around the sun...and Mardi Gras too! Laissez les bon temps rouler!
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Style: English Mild Ale
ABV: 8.2%
# Ratings: 414
Score: 4.08
Aged in Heaven Hill Bourbon and Rye Barrels, our take on a historic style of high alcohol Mild Ales. While it seems like a contradiction in terms, the XXXX Mild was a beer that existed in 1830 England before taxes dragged down alcohol levels in beer. Our XXXX is an homage to our world-class Compensation Mild and barrel-aged to make it just right.