Yes, I misspelled the word "Labels" in the below video and didn't notice it until I was uploading it.

And no, I don't care enough to change it, reexport, and reupload. Gonna have to chalk it up to the poor schooling system in America.

In the meantime, Charlie Cole takes us to school as we talk about Wake's Hazy IPA called Locust Star which got us down the path of "branding" a beer and a brewery. I think Wake does an amazing job because when you look at a beer label, you know it's from Wake.

Charlie talks about the process of making the beer labels.

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This Week
Crawford Brew Works in Bettendorf is tapping a beer for charity. The Boot Camp Lager is back! Originally brewed to honor a former CBW assistant brewer that took his work boots from the taproom to the ground for the US military. So in continuing to honor Corey and our current military, CBW is donating $1 from each pour this Saturday Sept. 4th to a local military-based organization to be announced. There will be food and live music throughout the afternoon. BONUS: the weather is looking great for some patio beers.
Tuesday 8/31
La Flama at Crawford Brew Works 5:00 PM
Wednesday 9/1
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 9/2

QuickE's Tacos at Contrary Brewing 4:00 PM
Cafe Fresh at Crawford Brew Works 5:00 PM

Floyd's Burgers & Sliders at Five Cities Brewing 5:00 PM
Trivia Night at Five Cities Brewing 7:00 PM

Friday 9/3
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
Saturday 9/4
Boot Camp Lager tapping at Crawford Brew Works
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 9/5
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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