No, it's not an IPA...it's a Blood Orange Infused Pale Ale. A delicious, refreshing, aromatic pale ale from Green Tree Brewery in LeClaire.

Thanks to Doc for hooking us up with a growler and for making tonight's radio show more like a carnival ride than a job.

The first thing you notice when you crack this beer open is the amazing smell of oranges. The taste is just a good too with a super fruity (but not too fruity) taste and a bit of bitterness that makes you think of that bit of peel that gets left behind on the slices.

Charlie Cole from Big Swing Brewery in Rock Island and I talk beer events in the QC over a growler in this weeks "What's Tappening" on 97X.


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This Week
Busy weekend in the QC!
Make your way to Davenport for the Jaycees Bar-B-QC Craft Beer Tasting on Saturday, October 2nd and ride along with Tour de Brew to multiple QC watering holes, stop into Crawford Brew Works in Bettendorf for The Arc's Slice of the QC to vote on your favorite QC Pizza, or head up the river just a short drive to Clinton for the Riverview Bacon & Brew Fest.

Whatever you choose to do, you will not be disappointed in the QC beer scene this weekend!
 
Tuesday 9/28
La Flama Food Truck at Crawford Brew Works 5:00 PM
 
Wednesday 9/29
Smash Food Truck at Crawford Brew Works 5:00 PM
Yoga on the Mezz at Crawford Brew Works 6:00 PM
Music BINGO at Front Street Brewery 6:30 PM
 
Thursday 9/30

QuickE's Tacos at Contrary Brewing 4:00 PM
Cafe Fresh Food Truck at Crawford Brew Works 5:00 PM

Floyd's Burgers & Sliders Food Truck at Five Cities Brewing 5:00 PM

Trivia Night at Five Cities Brewing 7:00 PM
 
Friday 10/1
Floyd's Burgers & Sliders Food Truck at Wake Brewing 4:00 PM
Slice of the QC Pizza Contest & Fundraiser for The Arc at Crawford Brew Works 5:00PM
Lopiez Pizza Slices at Galena Brewing Ale House 5:00 PM
Music BINGO at Green Tree Brewery 8:00 PM
 
Saturday 10/2
Tour de Brew QC Fundraiser Bike Ride 11:00 AM
Jaycees of the Quad Cities Bar-B-QC Craft Beer Tasting at LeClaire Park Davenport IA 1:00 PM
Riverview Bacon & Brew Fest at Riverview Park in Clinton IA 4:00 PM
Smash Food Truck at Crawford Brew Works 12:00 PM
Floyd's Burgers & Sliders Food Truck at Radicle Effect Brewerks 12:00 PM
Eats in the Streets Food Truck at Contrary Brewing 12:00 PM
 
Sunday 10/3
Patio Yoga at Crawford Brew Works 10:00 AM
Floyd's Burgers & Sliders Food Truck at Crawford Brew Works 12:00 PM
Bends & Brews Yoga at Galena Brewing Company Moline Ale House 12:15 PM
 
What's New on Tap
 
Brewery of the Month for September
Bent River Brewing Company in Rock Island, IL
Bent has been a staple in the Quad Cities craft beer scene since 1996. Grab some food from their Brewpub in Moline or a pint at the taproom in Rock Island. Either location has a patio for those wanting some sun while quenching their thirst. The seasonal Sweet Potato Ale is on tap or the popular Uncommon Stout will satisfy your craft beer needs. Follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and Untappd or visit bentriverbrewing.com for more info!
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Quad Cities Live Music Venues That Aren't Live Music Venues Anymore

Nostalgia Alert!.

We've compiled a quick list (by no means comprehensive) of venues in the Quad Cities that are no longer music venues but to us will ALWAYS hold a special place were we saw some great shows and made some incredible memories.

To many of us the live music scene wasn't just a concert here & there. It was an every weekend affair. And it didn't matter if it was a touring band or your buddy's band. We were going to be there with a beer in hand and scream along with guitars that were way too loud in a room that was improperly treated acoustically and make some bad decisions.

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Data for this list was acquired from trusted online sources and news outlets. Read on to discover what major law was passed the year you were born and learn its name, the vote count (where relevant), and its impact and significance.