LOCATION: Calmar, Iowa
CAMPGROUND: PIVO Brewery and Art Studio, part of Harvest Host. Huge, gravel, flat parking lot. Very welcoming staff. Sandwiches and bar food. Huge beer selection. 5 stars out of 5
WEATHER: Cold! High 41
DISTANCE DRIVEN: 2 hours
We woke up to a dismal rainy day so decided to drive on to Decorah.
We checked out Toppling Goliath Brewery in Decorah. It is quite famous as an up- and- coming brewery.
We had a nice panini there for lunch and tried one of their beers. It was really hopping.
Then, on to PIVO where we stayed the night. It was still cold, but the sun came out. This brewery wasn’t as busy and felt very welcoming. After getting settled in, we went in to the brewery to taste some of their beers and have dinner.
We generally sit at the bar so we can chat with the wait staff. Today, our server is a teacher who just returned after teaching on an Indian reservation for 10 years. She and her husband were 4 hours north of Fairbanks by airplane. She said could do grocery shopping twice a year! She should write a book.
We had a very nice evening and kept warm inside.
DINNER: A Cuban sandwich with kimchi on the side.