The Quad Cities welcomes back QC Beer Week in May! This year the local celebration will be Monday, May 13 through Friday, May 17. Due the recent flooding, this year QC Beer Week is all about cities supporting cities, brewers supporting brewers. A portion of the sales of the week will be donated to the flood relief effort.
The Quad Cities is now home to 12 breweries, with a few more in the works. Because of this awesome amount of breweries, the week is highlighting a different city each day, encouraging the community to visit and support the breweries in each city, each night of the week.
As both two Davenport breweries will be inaccessible, Crawford Brew Works has kindly stepped in and offered to host the Davenport night at their location on Wednesday. UPDATE: Front Street Brewery’s Taproom is back open so you can now go there too.
Friday, May 17 is the final celebration with the Quad Cities Tap Takeover to close out the week. All the brewers will gather together at Five Cities Brewing in Bettendorf, each represented by one tap handle. There will be 15 local breweries on one tap system. Plan to join us for this historic event!
QC Beer Week Schedule:
- Rebellion Brew Haus at 1529 3rd Ave.
- Bent River Brewing Co. at 1413 5th Ave.
- NEW – Galena Brewing Co. Ale House at 1534 River Drive
- 5ive Cities Brewing 2255 Falcon Ave.
- Crawford Brew Works 3659 Devil’s Glen Road
- Green Tree Brewery 309 N. Cody Road
**Due to the flooding of the Mighty Mississippi, Davenport Day is now moved to Crawford Brew Works in Bettendorf. There will be Great River and Front Street beers on tap and the sales will go back to the breweries to aid in their flood relief efforts.
Rock Island Thursday
- Wake Brewing at 2529 5th Ave.
- Bent River Brewing Co. at 512 24th St.
- Radicle Effect Brewerks 1540 31st St.
- Big Swing Brewing Co. 113 18th St.
Attend the QC Tap Takeover Friday starting at 3pm at Five Cities Brewing in Bettendorf!
Details on specials and events throughout the week can be found on Facebook.
QC Beer Week began eight years ago by the local home brewing club, MUGZ. It was created to highlight the great places in the Quad Cities that celebrated craft beer, with different tapping events at both bars and breweries. As the local brewing landscape changed, so has the event itself, the focus is now solely on all Quad Cities crafted brews.
QC Beer Week was revived to coincide with the launch of the QC Ale Trail, a new promotion by Visit Quad Cities. It will be announced in full detail on Friday, May 17 at the Quad Cities Tap Takeover. Plan to attend the event and support a thriving, local industry and meet the people who are making it happen.