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May 16 to May 21: Quad Cities Craft Beer Week

To celebrate Quad Cities’ rich brewing history, Visit Quad Cities hosts its QC Craft Beer Week May 16 to May 21. QC Craft Beer Week has been an annual event since 2011.

QC Craft Beer Week takes place during the third anniversary of the QC Ale Trail, which is a year-round, self-guided, gamified tour of the local craft beer scene.

Each day of QC Craft Beer Week brings a new adventure for craft brew lovers as breweries in different parts of the Quad Cities host a variety of tasting and events:

Monday, May 16 – East Moline/Geneseo, IL

  • Midwest Ale Works
  • Geneseo Brewing Co.
  • Great Revivalist Brew Lab

Tuesday, May 17 – Davenport/Muscatine, IA

  • Front Street Brewery
  • Stompbox Brewing
  • Contrary Brewing Co.

Wednesday, May 18 – Bettendorf/LeClaire, IA

  • Crawford Brew Works
  • Five Cities Brewing
  • Nerdspeak Brewery
  • Twin Span Brewing
  • Adventurous Brewing
  • Green Tree Brewery

Thursday, May 19 – Moline, IL

  • Bent River Brew Pub
  • Galena Brewing Co. Ale House
  • Rebels & Lions Brewing/Rebellion Brew Haus

Friday, May 20 – Rock Island, IL

  • Bent River Brewery
  • Blue Cat Brewing Co.
  • Radicle Effect
  • Wake Brewing

On Friday, May 20, wear your favorite craft brewery shirt and share on social media using #qccraftbeerweek.

To close out QC Craft Beer Week, local and regional breweries will be pouring samples of their beer in the shops of Downtown LeClaire during Shops with Hops on Saturday, May 21. Purchase a $25 ticket in advance at www.shopswithhops.com and pick up your souvenir tasting glass at Green Tree Brewery in LeClaire. Sip, sample and shop from 3 to 6 p.m. before the after-party from 6 to 7 p.m. at Green Tree Brewery, with raffle prizes with proceeds going to Getting Heroes Home.

As an added bonus, beer lovers can enter to win a grand prize basket via the Check-in Challenge on www.qcaletrail.com. To win, visit a brewery every day Monday through Friday and check-in for the QC Ale Trail. There is an entry form to show which breweries you visited.

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