Glenn Cole from Midwest Ale Works in East Moline has been busy and today he's got some brewer friends from the QC to do a taste test of new beers out this week.

Adam from Twin Span has an Australian Sparkling Ale called Wallaby & Platypus out tomorrow.

Cameron from Bent River has a blueberry marshmallow sour called Blueberry Marshmanilow arriving Thursday.

MAW has the Buzzcut on Sunday a prickly pear watermelon wheat in honor of the Brantley Fransis Foundation event to raise money for pediatric cancer this Sunday.

I asked if they had any rituals when they tap a new beer but Glenn said he just gets really into critiquing it and seeing if or how he can make it better.

This Week
It's a GREAT week in the QC Beer Scene
July BREWS+CHEWS LIVE is Thursday – CraftQC.com has teamed up with Radicle Effect Brewerks and Streets of Italy for a Thirsty Thursday Pizza Night!! Come out and grab some COLD beers, HOT pizza and FREE prizes. 5-8:PM 21+ Only. We'll have a featured pizza on the menu for the night as well as some great giveaways all night long. BREWS+CHEWS LIVE is a monthly food truck feature at one of the great local breweries where we enjoy great local food and beer while giving you a chance for free local food and beer and other cool stuff.
 
On Sunday come support the fundraiser for Brantley Francis Foundation at Midwest Ale Works as they are tapping Buzzcut Season, a Watermelon and Prickly Pear brew, and donating $1 from every pour sold. And you can donate by supporting someone getting their head shaved for the cause! The mission of the Brantley Francis Foundation is to positively influence pediatric cancer patients and their families. Visit www.brantleyfrancisfoundation.org to learn more!
 
Monday 7/20
Trivia Night LIVE at 5ive Cities Brewing 7:00pm
A Culinary Experience is at Crawford Brew Works 4:00pm
 
Tuesday 7/21
A Culinary Experience is at Crawford Brew Works 5:00pm
Cushman's Food & Engine is at Stompbox Brewing 4:30pm
 
Wednesday7/22
Adventurous Brewing is tapping Suitable Hazy IIPA and Gooey Imperial Sour at Bad Boys Pizza & Pub Davenport
Jingle Java tapping at both Bent River Brewing locations
Wake Brewing hosts Eat the Streets featuring Floyd's Burgers and Sliders, LoPiez Pizza, CC&B Mobile BBQ and La Flama on Wheels Mexican
Capriotti's is at Crawford Brew Works 4:00pm
Thursday 7/23
Cushman's Food & Engine is at Crawford Brew Works 4:00pm
BREWS+CHEWS LIVE at Radicle Effect Brewerks featuring Streets of Italy 5:00pm
Trivia Night at Crawford Brew Works 8:00pm
 
Friday 7/24
Smash Pizzeria at Crawford Brew Works 4:30pm
Floyd's Burgers & Sliders is at Radicle Effect 5:00pm
Wake hosts CC&B Mobile BBQ 6-8:PM
Rock Star BINGO at Green Tree Brewery 8:00pm
Saturday 7/25
Smash Pizzeria at Crawford Brew Works 3:00pm
LoPiez is at Wake Brewing 
 
Sunday 7/26
Beer Yoga on the Patio at Crawford Brew Works 10:30am
Cushman's Food & Engine is at Crawford Brew Works 12:00pm
CC&B Mobile BBQ at Wake Brewing

Fundraiser for Brantley Francis Foundation at Midwest Ale Works and Buzzcut Season tapping 1:00pm

Floyd's Burgers & Sliders is at Crawford Brew Works 4:00pm

 
What's on Tap
Galena Ale House has tapped B Dopp Belgian Dubbel
Experimental IPA 1.0 is on tap at Great Revivalist Brew Lab - NEW beer from the NEW brewery in Geneseo!!!
Heritage Stout and Tulsi Summer Kombucha is on tap at KnoxCo BrewCo
5ive Cities has tapped Iowa Terroir Pilsner
Masa of Puppets Mexican Lager is back on tap at Wake
Twinspan has released Blueberry Cheesecake Cloudbridge Hefe
Jingle Java Stout at Bent River Wed/Jul/22
Adventurous Brewing is tapping Suitable Hazy Double IPA and Gooey Imperial Sour at Bad Boys Pizza & Pub Davenport Wed/Jul/22
Midwest Ale Works is tapping Buzzcut Season Sun/Jul/26

CraftQC.com Brewery of the Month / July 2020

Knox County Brewing Co. / Galesburg IL

Knox County Brewing Company is located on Main St. at the West end of Galesburg, IL just off US-34. KCBC will remind you more of a living room rather than a modern day brewery. And that's on purpose. It's an inviting space that currently offers taproom service, including indoor and outdoor seating, as well as Beer and Tacos To-Go. Grab a few brews from the comfort of their cozy space, play some card and board games, listen to live music and relax. Best part is that people of all ages are welcome! Their homemade Sourdough bread returns in July as well. And don't forget the merchandise and gift cards that make the best gifts. It's more than just beer, make sure to stop by KCBC this month!! Follow them on facebook and instagram or visit knoxcobrewco.com for more info!

Drink Local. Support Local.

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