Coffee Beans Play a Pivotal Role in the Uncommon Stout
Charlie Cole, head brewer at Blue Cat Brewing Co, came on to talk about the Local Uncommon Tour happening at another Rock Island Brewery, Bent River. They take their normal Uncommon Stout recipe and swap the coffee beans with those from local coffee shops.
It's interesting to see what each variation brings to the flavor of Bent's most popular coffee stout.
Bent River Brewing Local Uncommon Tour rolls every Wednesday through May 18th for a new variation of Uncommon Stout featuring a coffee blend from a local coffee shop
Blue Cat has a coffee brown ale on tap for you to try. It's a lighter beer, being an ale instead of a stout. They used the "Emo's Not Dead" coffee for last weeks Emo Night. So, if you like coffee beer this is a great time of year for you!
The Craft Beer Wizards over at Wake Brewing has a new Facebook and Instagram account. The evil inter-web hackers took over their original accounts, which they have lost access to. In a day and age of digital marketing and awareness, it's important to establish a following. They are calling on their Cvlt to Like, Follow and Share the new pages to help spread the word. You don't want to miss their brew updates, food truck, and concert announcements. Also, go enjoy a pint or two in their taproom or grab some cans for the home fridge.
- Rambling Raspberry Wheat, Pistachio Cream Ale and Finnegan’s Dry Irish Stout at Blue Cat Brewing Co.
- Malty McGee Scottish Ale at Geneseo Brewing Co.
- Bad Decisions Native Root Coffee Variant and Ragnarbock Rye at Stompbox Brewing
- Bag O’ Dicks Irish Red at Rebels and Lions Brewing
- Irish Red Ale at Midwest Ale Works
- River Life” Is American Lager at Adventurous Brewing
- Kolsch and Slide Rules and TANG Kettle Sour at Nerdspeak Brewery
- Big A$$ Milk Stout and Blackberry Wheat at Bent River Brewing Company
- Baked Brown Ale and Top Down Milk Stout at Great Revivalist Brew Lab
- Beyond This Horizon Hazy Pale Ale at WAKE Brewing
- Duffy's Irish Red, Paddy's Irish Stout and Hop Collision Hazy IPA at Contrary Brewing
- Coffee In The Rye Brown Ale at Radicle Effect Brewerks
- PB&Java Oatmeal Coffee Stout at Green Tree Brewery