Every year the Quad Cities celebrates QC Craft Beer Week, which highlights and supports local breweries.
From May 10-15 craft-brew fans will celebrate local establishments in different parts of the Quad Cities. As the QC craft brew scene continues to grow, this week is your chance to experience the new ones you may not have tried or frequent your old favorite. (Check them out individually to see what their to-go options are)
Three new breweries in the area opened up in 2020. Nerdspeak Brewery is coming soon.
Rock Island breweries are being featured on Monday, the first day of QC Craft Beer Week:
- Wake – located at 2529 5th Ave.
- Radicle Effect – located at 1340 31st St.
- Bent River – located at 512 24th St.
“Craft Beer, our breweries, and the QC Ale Trail are important to how we activate the regional destination,” said Dave Herrell, President and CEO, Visit Quad Cities. “It is proven that communities that have a strong local craft industry and scene are more successful in the tourism, economic development, and placemaking space. We need to continue to develop and focus on this strategy as we position the QC for people attraction and retention.”
QC Beer Week began in 2011 by the local home brewing club, MUGZ.