Today Glenn Cole from Geneseo Brewing Co came in to talk about (geek out about) lagers!  They apparently are harder to make because there's less in them to mask the mess-ups.  They're also a nice intro to craft beers!  So, if you've got a friend who's looking to try but doesn't' know where to start...lagers!

The beer of the week was 5ive Cities Brewery "Smash Pad" (4.4%abv). Which reminds me...if you're a craft beer guy who has a negative view on lagers...try our beer of the week.  It's damn good.

Here's a few events going on around the QC Brew Scene

  • Monday 12/9...Trivia at Five Cities 7:PM
  • Tuesday 12/10...Trivia at Iron Spike Brewing Co. 7:PM
  • Wednesday 12/11...Crafted QC is at Crawford Brew Works for a night of Needle Felting. Come out at 6:PM to enjoy some beers while learning how to create Gnome ornaments.
  • Thursday 12/12...Trivia at Crawford Brew Works 7:PM
  • Friday 12/13...Rock Star BINGO at Green Tree Brewery 8:PM, Bra HAHA at Radicle Effect Brewerks 5-8:PM come out and donate to women in need of feminine products and clothing. Bent River is providing food
  • Sunday 12/15...Bends & Brews Yoga at Galena Brewing Ale House 12:PM, Sip & Stretch Yoga at Midwest Ale Works 12:30PM

What's on Tap

  • Radicle Soul Amber Ale at Radicle Effect Brewerks
  • Smashpad American Light Lager and the Rye or Die Imperial Stout at Five Cities Brewery
  • Russian Ruckus Imperial Stout at Green Tree Brewery
  • Black Forest Cake Stout at Front Street Brewery
  • Krampusblud Nordic Stout at Wake Brewing
  • Pollinator Honey Ale at Contrary Brewing Co.
  • Dark Arts Old English at Knox County Brewing Co.
  • Spring Fever Cream Ale at Galena Brewing Ale House

Coming Wednesday - Limited release of experimental brews Queens Cordial Chocolate Cherry Porter and Oh Jeez Rick Dill Kettle Sour at Geneseo Brewing Co.

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