Stacey Ickes, from Nerdspeak Brewery in Bettendorf, came in this week to talk to Charlie Cole (Blue Cat Brewing Co) and me about a fun scavenger hunt they've got going on.


Of course, Nerdspeak just recently celebrated their 1 year anniversary last week with Nerd-Toberfest and are now looking for a fun way to celebrate Nerd-O-Ween at the end of the month.

You'll need to follow Nerdspeak on Facebook because they'll be scavenger hunt items to look for at OTHER QC breweries to bring in to Nerdspeak to win some big prizes on Saturday, October 29, 2022.

Stacey was pretty tight-lipped on the specifics of these prizes, but when you're asked to go to one brewery and meet back at another brewery I'd say we are all winners.

Then on the last Saturday of the month, we'll all meet at Nerdspeak and find out who won.

QC Ale Trail

Of course, when you play along be sure to check in to the QC Ale Trail for a shot at additional prizes just for visiting breweries in the Quad Cities.

Events to Check Out

  • Saturday, October 8 – Village Hops in the Village of East Davenport 3:00pm-6:00pm TIckets Still Available
  • Saturday, October 8 – QC Beer Club at Adventurous Brewing 4:00pm-6:00pm
  • Saturday, November 26 – Frogtown Craft Beer Fest at the Rust Belt 11am-3pm TIckets On Sale Now


What's On Tap

Join the 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, take part in the six-pack mix-pack bottle share, get chances to win giveaways each month, and access to discounted and FREE tickets to some of the best craft beer events.
Come make some new friends, sign up at today!
Follow QCBC on Facebook and Instagram


Plus, they're having a Nerd Costume contest! In case you're looking for are some of our favorite nerds:

Napoleon Dynamite

One of the most quotable movies I've ever seen with some truly nerdy characters.  Take your pick of Napoleon, Uncle Rico, Kip, or Deb.

``Napoleon Dynamite'' Makes History!
Getty Images

Doc Brown

Here's an example using our very own Dwyer & Michaels.  Proving that it is possible to be a nerd AND a dork.

Back To The Future

Egon Spengler

Ghostbusters most nerdy scientist.  Hobbies include collecting "spores, molds, and fungus."  Bonus points if you have a petri dish for your samples.

Pee Wee Herman

When people call you a nerd, tell them "I know you are, but what am I?"
Richard E. Aaron/Redferns, Getty Images
Richard E. Aaron/Redferns, Getty Images


Straight outta Superbad, from Honolulu,'s McLovin!  No costume is complete without your Aladdin vest.

Movieclips via YouTube
Movieclips via YouTube

 Revenge of the Nerds

It's a little "on the nose" but any character from this iconic 80s movie could put you in the race.  And I don't mean the one where you ride a tricycle and have to chug beers.
20th Century Fox
20th Century Fox

Barbecue, Pizza, & Beer-Illinois' Route 84 has Some Hidden Gems This Time of Year

Road trips aren't complete until you've stopped into some hidden gems along the way.

Quad City Pumpkin Patches

It's pumpkin pickin' time in the Quad Cities. Pumpkins make great fall decorations and they are obviously fun to carve. If buying a pumpkin at a store doesn't cut it and you want the full experience of a pumpkin patch, we have the full list of pumpkin patches throughout the Quad Cities. If we are missing any local pumpkin patches, email us here.

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