I talked with Charlie Cole about brewing summer style, refreshing, lighter beers.  I wondered if they were easier to brew.  He, of course, schooled me on why they are not.

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This Week
Only a few more chances to Send CBW Over the Edge is a series of guest bartending events on The Mezz with the goal of raising money for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Mississippi Valley. For every new fundraising milestone hit a CBW server will rappel off of the downtown Davenport historical Blackhawk Hotel at BBBS’s annual “Over the Edge” event on Saturday, August 21st.
Each guest bartending event will feature different guests from the CBW culture, as well as live music. The current lineup is as follows:
Monday, August 2nd, 6-8pm - Patrick and Renee Jewel with Live Music
Monday, August 9th, 6-8pm - TBD
If you are unable to attend the guest bartending events but still wish to contribute, you can donate to the CBW Over the Edge webpage at https://p2p.onecause.com/oteqc2021/team/crawford-brew-works
Over the Edge will take place Saturday, August 21st at the Hotel Blackhawk in downtown Davenport. CBW’s rappelling time is TBD based on how quickly the funds are raised.
 
Monday 8/2
Send CBW Over the Edge Fundraiser at Crawford Brew Works 6:00 PM
 
Tuesday 8/3
La Flama at Crawford Brew Works 5:00 PM
 

Wednesday 8/4

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 8/5

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 8/6
Lager tapping at Great Revivalist Brew Lab
Lopiez Pizza Truck at Crawford Brew Works 5:00 PM
Lopiez Pizza Slices at Galena Brewing Ale House 5:00 PM
Floyd's Burgers & Sliders at Wake Brewing 5:00 PM
Smash Food Truck at Radicle Effect Brewerks 5:00 PM
Saturday 8/7
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 8/8
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
Enigma Pale Ale at Crawford Brew Works
Strawberry Sleazecake Fruited Sour at  WAKE Brewing
Helvete Coffee Stout and Toa New England Pale Ale at Stompbox Brewing River Queen Blonde Ale at Great Revivalist Brew Lab
 
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 maw.beer for more info!
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!

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