Charlie Cole made his returned the studio memorable by bringing me a sour beer I actually enjoyed. Contrary Brewing in Muscatine has a cherry lime margarita beer available that is tart as hell but luckily balances out nicely with the fruit.

You can enjoy one of these and check in at to win some stuff!

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This Week
Shops with Hops Craft Beer Tasting is hitting historic downtown Muscatine, IA this Saturday from 3-6:00PM followed up by an after party at Contrary Brewing. Grab your souvenir taster glass and walk from store-to-store tasting some of your favorite regional brews. And just like its sister Shops event in LeClaire, proceeds & donations will be going to Getting Heroes Home, a local non-profit that assists our Soldiers when they need help the most. Tickets are available online at and at the Contrary taproom. Come thirsty and wear comfortable shoes!!


Tuesday 8/17

La Flama at Crawford Brew Works 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8/18

Eat the Streets at Wake Brewing 5:00 PM

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 8/19

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

Smash Food Truck at Wake Brewing 5:00 PM
Floyd's Burgers & Sliders at 5ive Cities Brewing 5:00 PM
Trivia Night at 5ive Cities Brewing 7:00 PM

Friday 8/20
Floyd's Burgers & Sliders at Wake Brewing 4:00 PM
Lopiez Pizza Truck at Crawford Brew Works 5:00 PM
Lopiez Pizza Slices at Galena Brewing Ale House 5:00 PM
Music BINGO at Green Tree Brewery 8:00 PM
Saturday 8/21
Shops with Hops Craft Beer Tasting in Muscatine IA
Child's Play Milkshake IPA tapping 
at Knox County Brewing
Smash Food Truck at Crawford Brew Works 12:00 PM
Floyd's Burgers & Sliders at Radicle Effect Brewerks 12:00 PM
Eats in the Streets at Contrary Brewing 12:00 PM
Sunday 8/22
Patio Yoga at Crawford Brew Works 10:00 AM
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 New on Tap
Brewery of the Month for August
Midwest Ale Works in East Moline, IL You can't miss the big stainless tanks and open taproom of MAW that is tucked into the brick walls of the Rust Belt. You'll also find a lineup of house beers on the wall behind their large bar offering everything from dark to light. Whether you grab a bar seat or a chair in the taproom or dog friendly patio, get over to East Moline and grab a flight or a few MAW pints. While they don't offer food, you can bring in your grub of choice to enjoy in their space. Follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and Untappd or visit for more info!
Drink Local. Support Local.
For more info visit to find local breweries, craft beer events & other cool stuff and follow @craftquadcities on facebook and instagram for daily posts. Cheers!

LOOK: Best Beers From Every State

To find the best beer in each state and Washington D.C., Stacker analyzed January 2020 data from BeerAdvocate, a website that gathers user scores for beer in real-time. BeerAdvocate makes its determinations by compiling consumer ratings for all 50 states and Washington D.C. and applying a weighted rank to each. The weighted rank pulls the beer toward the list's average based on the number of ratings it has and aims to allow lesser-known beers to increase in rank. Only beers with at least 10 rankings to be considered; we took it a step further to only include beers with at least 100 user rankings in our gallery. Keep reading to find out what the best beer is in each of the 50 states and Washington D.C.

Iowans In The 2020 Tokyo Paralympics

The 2020 Tokyo Paralympics begins Tuesday, August 24, 2021, and ends Sunday, September 5, 2021. This year 240 athletes make up Team USA. 5 of those athletes are from Iowa.

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