Charlie Cole, head brewer at Blue Cat Brewing Co in Rock Island, was in to talk about the new beer...well, let's say "fresh beer" on tap right now.
The original recipe of Mallard Ale was brewed as far back as 1995 during the heyday of Mallard Hockey and won a World Beer Award in 1996.  It's hard to lock down what style this is as it's got ingredients from America, Germany, Czecholovakia, and England.  It's a bit of a "mutt" in that there's no clear culture of origin but it's crisp, amber, hoppy back end will make you scream even louder for Howie Rosenblatt!

This Friday, March 4th a reunion exhibition game will be played against a reunited Flint Generals for the sole purpose of raising money for the Genesis Heart Institute.

This Friday, when you wear your Mallards gear into the Blue Cat, you'll get 10% off their amazing food!


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What's Tappening This Week

Join the club, the Quad Cities Beer Club

On the second Saturday each month, local craft beer fans get together at a local brewery, taphouse, or pub to support the local craft beer scene.
QCBC members get exclusive deals on beer during meetups, receive the coveted Beer Card from Crawford Brew Works good for $1 off EVERY PINT, EVERY DAY, get to take part in the six-pack mix-pack bottle share, a chance to win awesome swag from our partners, and access to discounted or FREE tickets to the best craft beer events.
Come make some new friends, sign up at CraftQC.com today!
 
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What The Quad Cities Did For Fun in the 90's

Many times over the years, I'll be talking with friends about years gone by and I'll say "take me back".

Every generation goes through this, I assume. Looking back at a more simple time where responsibilities haven't set in and life seems fun. Opportunities are endless.

Let's go back to the 1990's to Wacky Waters, 50 Cent Beer night and revisit Mallards Mania!

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.