Granite City Food & Brewery
1722 Detroit Street
Ellsworth, IA 50075
4755 First Avenue SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
12801 University Ave
Clive, IA 50325
5280 Utica Ridge Rd
Davenport, IA 52807
Granite City Food & BreweryÂ®, a casual dining restaurant with an on-site brewery. Our initial restaurant commenced operations in St. Cloud, Minnesota, in June 1999. Our second restaurant, located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, commenced operations in December 2000, and our third restaurant opened to the public November 20, 2001 in Fargo, North Dakota. We now have 26 stores operating in 11 different states. At Granite City Food & BreweryÂ®, we serve signature beers, including Duke of Wellington (an English ale) and Broad Axe Stout (an authentic Irish beer), and entrees such as London broil. We offer a broad menu of items that are prepared fresh daily and are served in generous portions at reasonable prices. Our handcrafted beers are moderately priced and offer unique styles and flavors not typically produced by major breweries.
Our founders, Mr. Wagenheim and Mr. Burdick, have over 52 years of combined hospitality industry experience. Mr. Wagenheim’s experience includes that of corporate executive, owner/operator, manager and consultant for hotels, resorts, and individual and multi-unit restaurant operations. Mr. Burdick, a brewing chemist, has over 30 years experience in the restaurant, hospitality and brewing industry in both corporate and private positions.
Shortly before we opened our third store, we launched our patented brewing process, Fermentus Interruptusâ„˘, which makes micro brewing for multiple locations more efficient. This process, conceived and designed by Mr. Burdick, allows us to ship sweet liquid called wort, from our central brewing facility to individual stores. When this liquid reaches the stores, we begin the fermentation process and complete the brewing. We use Fermentus Interruptus at all of our GraniteÂ City Food & BreweryÂ® locations.
Granite City Brews
Duke of Wellington “The Duke”
The Duke of Wellington The copper color of this India Pale Ale hints at the strong malt character needed to support the huge hoppy flavors and defining bitterness of this classic beer.
Broad Axe Stout
Broad Axe Stout – Can you handle the Axe?A thick creamy head sits atop the opaque blackness of this traditional dry Irish stout. Roasted chocolate and coffee notes make this beer a great treat.
Brother Benedict Bock, “The Bennie”
Brother Benedict – We’ve got your BockA German style lager, our Bock carries a brownish color, a medium body, and a mouth-watering smoothness from the wonderful malt flavor.
Northern Light Lager, “The Northern”
Northern Light – Do Some Light LiftingBrewed to the American standard of a classic lager, this light golden beer is our mildest offering with a creamy, smooth taste.
Two-Pull! Specialty Brew
Specialty BrewCreated and made popular by our Guests, the two pull is a blend of our Northern Light and Mai Bock beers. Sometimes the best creations are a mix of great creations! Try it and you’ll have a new favorite.