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This Week
On the first Saturday in May each year, homebrewers around the world get together to celebrate their favorite hobby. Come out to Twin Span Brewing this Saturday to brew your own beer or to just watch others brew. They will have one of the two recommended BigBrew recipes on tap and a water source for brewers interested in participating. Come and hang out! Starts at 11:00 AM on the Twin Span patio.
The Quad Cities welcomes back QC Craft Beer Week in May. This year the local celebration will be May 10-15. The Quad Cities craft beer community is growing. Each day highlights breweries in different parts of the Quad Cities regional destination to visit and support. All locations still offer to-go options. Save the dates and support local. RSVP and find more info on the official event page on Facebook
 
Tuesday 4/27

Key Lime Gose tapping at Bent River Brewing

La Flama at Crawford Brew Works 5:00 PM
 
Wednesday 4/28

Tangerine Wheat tapping at Bent River Brewing

Cafe Fresh at Crawford Brew Works 5:00 PM
Floyd's Burgers & Sliders at Wake Brewing 5:00 PM
Yoga on the Mezz at Crawford Brew Works 6:00 PM
Rock Star BINGO at Front Street Brewery 6:30 PM
 
Thursday 4/29

Blackberry Wheat tapping at Bent River Brewing
QuickE's Tacos at Contrary Brewing 4:00 PM

Lopiez at Crawford Brew Works 4:00 PM
Floyd's Burgers & Sliders at 5ive Cities Brewing 5:00 PM
Paint Night with Crafted QC at 
Crawford Brew Works 6:00 PM  *Must Pre-Register

Trivia Night at 5ive Cities Brewing 7:00 PM
Trivia Night at Iron Spike 7:00 PM
 
Friday 4/30
Lopiez Pizza Truck at Crawford Brew Works 4:00 PM
Lopiez Slices at Galena Brewing Ale House 5:00 PM
Floyd's Burgers & Sliders at Wake Brewing 5:00 PM
Rock Star BINGO at Green Tree Brewery 8:00 PM
 
Saturday 5/1
Big Brew Day at Twin Span Brewing 11:00 AM
Floyd's Burgers & Sliders at Radicle Effect Brewerks 12:00 PM
 
Sunday 5/2
Floyd's Burgers & Sliders at Crawford Brew Works 12:00 PM
Bends & Brews Yoga at Galena Brewing Company Moline Ale House 12:15 PM
 
What's on Tap
  • Mango Man Milkshake New England IPA at Galena Brewing Ale House
  • PB & Fluff Imperial Stout at Adventurous Brewing
  • Apricot Kolsch at Crawford Brew Works
  • Barrel Aged Stout at Midwest Ale Works  
  • Barrel Aged Ice Cream Sandwich Imperial Stout at Bent River Brewing Company
  • Nothing On Maibock at Twin Span Brewing 
  • Honey Porter at Contrary Brewing

Brewery of the Month for April
Geneseo Brewing in Geneseo, IL
Since 2014 GBC has been nestled in their cozy space in Downtown Geneseo. The dimly lit space will remind you more of your living room rather than a brewery, and that is where the charm begins. Grab a beer, a spot to sit, and try something off their food menu that the locals crave. Find them on Facebook, Instagram and Untappd or visit geneseobrewing.com
Drink Local. Support Local.
For more info visit CraftQC.com to find local breweries, craft beer events & other cool stuff and follow @craftquadcities on facebook and instagram for daily posts. Cheers!

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