Green Tree Brewing Company

309 N Cody Road
Le Claire, IA 52753

563-729-1164

HISTORY OF GREEN TREE BREWERY

The Green Tree Brewery sits on the banks of the Mississippi River in Le Claire Iowa where Interstate 80 crosses between Iowa and Illinois. Le Claire is a quaint town with a rich historic past and a vision for the future. You can shop, dine and stroll the streets enjoying the view of the river.

Le Claire is known as the site of the "American Pickers" reality television series and is the birthplace of William Fredrick Cody, AKA Buffalo Bill Cody, who in his younger days, climbed and played around the original Green Tree.

The owners are Dr. Richard Day and his wife, Denise Day. Richard has always (well, for 20 years anyway) had a passion for brewing his own beers because he loved adding his own flavors to the brews to make them very unique. He enjoyed the flavors of his own beers better than the flavor neutral beers that were on the markets. He and his wife frequented a local microbrewery often and when they would travel, they would search out other microbreweries, sometimes visiting 3 or 4 in a day.

It didn't take much encouragement from his wife, kids, sister in law, nephew and tons of other family and friends to take his brews to the next level. They thought that brewing 15 barrels at a time would be much better than 5 gallons! Not to mention, much easier to take the beer home with them! So, we opened Green Tree Brewery! With help from a lot of amazing people who believed in us.

We didn't want a "bar" so we have a gathering place, much like our namesake "Green Tree Hotel". The hotel was actually a tree that brought many people together for a variety of reasons. You are welcome to drop in and stay awhile. Come sample of beers and you can even take some home with you!

We truly hope you enjoy it!

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