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As a craft beer lover, the names are a TON of fun.  As a craft beer maker, I'm told the name is the hardest part.  Trying to find one that hasn't been used before is super challenging.

Monkey on Maibock from Contrary Brewing has the trophy for best name I've heard in a long time!  Can't wait to try it!

This Week
Grab those PATIO BEERS - the temps will be an enjoyable range for some enjoyable beers this week at local brewery. They have dusted off their patio furniture for our favorite outdoor experience.

Next Week
The Quad Cities welcomes back QC Craft Beer Week in May. This year the local celebration will be May 10-15. The Quad Cities craft beer community is growing. Each day highlights breweries in different parts of the Quad Cities regional destination to visit and support. All locations also offer to-go options, another great way to support local! We'll end Craft Beer Week with a massive Tap Takeover at 5ive Cities Brewing on Saturday at 11:00 AM. Save the date and RSVP to find more info on the official event page on Facebook. $1 from every pint sold will be donated to the River Bend Food Bank.  Lopiez Pizza will be there from 12-4 pm and Central Standard has discounted apps until 5 pm.

Tuesday 5/4
Juan Solo Tepache Lager tapping at Twin Span Brewing
La Flama at Crawford Brew Works 5:00 PM

Wednesday 5/5
Desoto Lager tapping at Bent River Brewing
Cafe Fresh at Crawford Brew Works 5:00 PM
Floyd's Burgers & Sliders at Wake Brewing 5:00 PM
Yoga on the Mezz at Crawford Brew Works 6:00 PM
Floyd's Burgers & Sliders at Wake Brewing 6:00 PM
Rock Star BINGO at Front Street Brewery 6:30 PM

Thursday 5/6
QuickE's Tacos at Contrary Brewing 4:00 PM
Floyd's Burgers & Sliders at 5ive Cities Brewing 5:00 PM
Smash Pizzeria at Crawford Brew Works 5:00 PM
Trivia Night at 5ive Cities Brewing 7:00 PM
Trivia Night at Iron Spike 7:00 PM

Friday 5/7
Lopiez Pizza Truck at Crawford Brew Works 4:00 PM
Lopiez Slices at Galena Brewing Ale House 5:00 PM
Floyd's Burgers & Sliders at Wake Brewing 5:00 PM

Saturday 5/8
Floyd's Burgers & Sliders at Radicle Effect Brewerks 12:00 PM
Smash Pizzeria at Crawford Brew Works 12:00 PM

Sunday 5/9
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 on Tap

  • American Wheat at Great Revivalist Brew Lab
  • Senko de Mayonnaise Mexican Amber, Some of Them Letters is Numbers DDH Sour Limeshake IPA, and Slave to the Hype: Blackberry Guava Nitro Pastry Sour from Rebels & Lions at Rebellion Brew Haus
  • Mic Check Jasmine Rice Lager at WAKE Brewing
  • Monkey On Maibock is on tap at Contrary Brewing
  • Upstream Tangerine Wheat, Key Lime Gose, and Blackberry Wheat at Bent River Brewing Company
  • Sipo de Mayo Mexican Lager at Galena Brewing Company Moline Ale House

Brewery of the Month for May
Front Street Breweryin Davenport, IA
If river views are your thing, the FSB Taproom or Brew Pub & Eatery is your place. Located on the riverfront in Downtown Davenport, you are just a few hundred feet from the banks of the Mississippi. Enjoy your local beer inside their newly renovated taproom, or on the expansive patio of the Freight House. If you're hungry grab some of our favorite eats at the brewpub location just a couple blocks away.
Find them on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Untappd or visit frontstreetbrew.com

Drink Local. Support Local.
For more info visit CraftQC.com to find local breweries, craft beer events & other cool stuff and follow @craftquadcities on facebook and instagram for daily posts. Cheers!

Craft Breweries in the Quad Cities Area

We're very lucky to live in an area with such an amazing, thriving "craft beer scene". You'll be able to find everything you could want.

Not sure what you want? That's ok. The bartenders at these establishments are very well versed and can guide you through a wonderland of Ales and Lagers.

From "coffee infused" to "riff infused".

From "pale ales" to "peanut butter porters".

Fruity, Sour, Hoppy, Malty, Crisp, Crushable beers in all shapes and sizes.

Crowlers, Growlers, Cans & Kegs...the Quad Cities Craft Beer scene has it all.

And of course...a great beer isn't complete unless it's paired with some amazing food. Whether it's made in the breweries kitchen or in the food truck in the parking lot...brewers know that people love food with their beer. 

Take a look at the 19 Quad Cities Area craft breweries!