Rich Nunez from Radicle Effect Brewerks joins Charlie Cole & Bill Stage to talk about the brew day mess up that created a super interesting beer.

He may have forgotten the hops at home...but made up for it with an ingenious ingredient.


A few brew runs later and they created the Roasted Garlic Stout which they've upleveled to a "car bomb" style with garlic/peppercorn vodka shot that makes it taste like a peppered steak.

Is your mouth watering yet?  This beer taps on Thursday at Radicle Effect Brewerks in Rock Island!

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This Week
Brewers are starting to create some of your favorite Fall lagers. Look for some notable Festbiers hitting local taps soon and check out these characteristics of a Marzën or go deeper into beer-nerdism with Craft Beering and find out what these distinct names mean.
Bent River has tapped their Sweet Potato Ale at their taprooms and this Thursday 8/19 Radicle Effect brings out their next version of the Roasted Garlic Stout.
Tuesday 8/17
La Flama at Crawford Brew Works 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8/18

S&L Lager tapping at Twin Span Brewing
Floyd's Burgers & Sliders 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

Roasted Garlic Stout tapping at Radicle Effect Brewerks
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
Julie’s Oranges tapping at Great Revivalist Brew Lab
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
Smash Food Truck at Radicle Effect Brewerks 5:00 PM
Music BINGO at Green Tree Brewery 8:00 PM

Saturday 8/21
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!

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