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Glenn Cole from Midwest Ale Works was at Twin Span Brewing in Bettendorf with head brewer Adam Ross brewing Midwest Legend beer with Iowa Legend Carson King!

Carson, of course, came to the national stage as the guy at the ISU game holding a sign with his Venmo address asking for beer money.  He then went on to raise over $3Million dollars for the University of Iowa's Children's Hospital.

The Carson King Foundation has continued to raise money for great causes including recently raising $40,000 to support mental health services. Now, he's got his sights set on helping farmers & small businesses who were effected by this summers derecho wind storm.  They've already raise $60,000 through t-shirt sales.

Brewers across the country are encouraged to make their version of "Midwest Legend" beer. For instance, MAW's version is a blonde ale "a pale yellow colored light flavored beer is the most approachable style for people new to craft beer."  Twin Span Brewing in Bettendorf's version is  a saison brewed with malt and hops from local Iowa farmers

$1 of every sale will go to storm relief. MAW has offered labels and their recipe and suppliers have offered to give discounts to breweries who would like to take part in this effort. Carson says his favorite part so far is seeing how the brewing community works together.  He even goes so far as to say as the MAW version "rivals Busch Light" and "might be a little better".

This Week
LIVE MUSIC, GREAT BEER, AND A GOOD CAUSE this Thursday
Great Revivalist Brewing Company (formerly Great River Brewery) and the River Music Experience are celebrating GRB's new name and location, as well as helping to support RME's programs and educational opportunities so we can keep filling our community with music.
And Fright Flights are back!
Crawford Brew Works has paired 5 CBW brews with five sweet treats. It's like trick-or-treating for adults. Try the following only at the taproom
  • Oktoberfestbier with Gummy Bears
  • Fuego de Chocolate Mexican Hot Chocolate Stout with Marshmallows
  • Get Off My Lawn IPA with Hot Tamales
  • Pedal Your Ass Off Porter with Peanut Butter Cups
  • Road Rash Raspberry with Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans
Wednesday 10/14
CC&B Mobile BBW at Crawford Brew Works 4:00PM
Eat the Streets is back at Wake Brewing 5:00PM featuring food from Floyd's, LoPiez and La Flama
Thursday 10/15
Cushman's Food & Engine at Crawford Brew Works 4:00PM Floyd's Burgers & Sliders at 5ive Cities Brewing 5:00PM
The Breakroom at Radicle Effect 5:00PM
Trivia Night at 5ive Cities Brewing 7:00PM
River Music Experience Fundraiser at GRB Brew Lab 7:00PM
 
Friday 10/16
CC&B Mobile BBQ at Crawford Brew Works 4:00PM
Floyd's Burgers & Sliders at Radicle Effect Brewerks 5:00PM
Rock Star BINGO at Green Tree Brewery 8:00PM
Sunday 10/18
Cushman's Food & Engine at Crawford Brew Works 12:00PM
Floyd's Burgers & Sliders at Radicle Effect Brewerks 5:00PM


What's on Tap
New Zealand Hazy IPA and Rip Tide Imperial IPA at Bent River Brewing Roller Dam bREaD at GRB Brew Lab MRDC Cody Road Barrel Aged Rye(toberfest) at Twin Span Brewing Drunken Pumpkin Ale and Witbier at Midwest Ale Works Midwest Legend Pumpkin Pie at Geneseo Brewing The Witching Sour Grapefruit at Rebel Lion Fright Flights at Crawford Brew Works Pumpkin Ale at Iron Spike Brewing Flood Insurance Blonde Ale at Stompbox Brewing The #5 IPA at Radicle Effect Brewerks

CraftQC.com Brewery of the Month for October
Great Revivalist Brew Lab / Geneseo IL

What is old is new again. GRB Brew Lab was introduced to the Geneseo community and Quad Cities followers just a few months ago. Since then, they have been busy inside and out. Since building up their portfolio of house brews, they have built up their customer experience. Just off I-80 you can find a range of beverage options with crafted beers, seltzers to sodas. Whether you enjoy drafts, cans or growlers, GRB has what you need. Grab some lunch or dinner with their creative food menu including brick oven pizzas, burgers, wings, tasty apps and more. Opt outside to enjoy their new deck and covered patio space, which includes a dog-friendly area. Follow GRB on facebook and instagram to find out when they have live music, specials and more!

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 & Quaff!