Charlie Cole brought me in the first full pint off the new tap system in the first can that was canned at Brew Cat Brewing Company!

 
This is called "Baby Bahre" and it's a salted caramel Scottish Export beer. 100% of the proceeds of this beer will be donated to the Bahre family and Guinny’s battle which you can read about below.
Blue Cat Brewing Company opens in the District of Rock Island on Friday with 8 Blue Cat beers on tap!

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This Week
Blue Cat Brewing Co. in Rock Island is officially back this Friday - they are releasing a list of new brews so make sure to stop in. Also this Saturday, you'll have a chance to join thousands of people around the country taking part in Learn to Homebrew Day. Blue Cat is hosting a free public event for anyone interested in learning the basics of brewing beer. Come watch a live brew session with Head Brewer Charlie Cole as he'll be explaining the process, the ingredients, and the equipment needed to make some awesome brews. Whether you are interested in brewing, a new brewer, or an experienced brewer already, come in and hang out!
Thursday 11/4

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

Floyd's Burgers & Sliders Food Truck at Five Cities Brewing 5:00 PM
Front Street Brewery Paint Party 6:00 PM

Trivia Night at Five Cities Brewing 7:00 PM
 
Friday 11/5
Blue Cat Brewing Public Opening and new beer tapping including Stout, Wheat, Pale Ale, Wine-Sour, Scottish, and a Blonde
Floyd's Burgers & Sliders Food Truck at Wake Brewing 4:00 PM
Kelly Girls Woodfire Pizza at Crawford Brew Works 5:00 PM
Lopiez Pizza Slices at Galena Brewing Ale House 5:00 PM
Music BINGO at Green Tree Brewery 8:00 PM
 
Saturday 11/6
Learn to Homebrew Day at Blue Cat Brewing 6:00 PM
Floyd's Burgers & Sliders Food Truck at Radicle Effect Brewerks 12:00 PM
Eats in the Streets Food Truck at Contrary Brewing 12:00 PM The Food Mechanic at Crawford Brew Works 8:00 PM 
 
Sunday 11/7
Floyd's Burgers & Sliders Food Truck at Crawford Brew Works 12:00 PM
Bends & Brews Yoga at Galena Brewing Company Moline Ale House 12:15 PM
 
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DIY Mc

Everyone is rejoicing that the McRib is back! You can hear the chanting from down the block. Everyone is washing their hands a little bit more due to the bbq sauce residue and it's wonderful.

All is right with the world.

But it isn't always like this. The McRib will leave soon and we'll have to settle for a McChicken or a Double Quarter Pounder like a peasant. Life isn't fair. We know this.

However, my cousin Steve has figured out a way to beat the system.

He's gotten his hands dirty and experimented so we don't have to. He has perfected the DIY McRib!

Quad Cities Live Music Venues That Aren't Live Music Venues Anymore

Nostalgia Alert!.

We've compiled a quick list (by no means comprehensive) of venues in the Quad Cities that are no longer music venues but to us will ALWAYS hold a special place were we saw some great shows and made some incredible memories.

To many of us the live music scene wasn't just a concert here & there. It was an every weekend affair. And it didn't matter if it was a touring band or your buddy's band. We were going to be there with a beer in hand and scream along with guitars that were way too loud in a room that was improperly treated acoustically and make some bad decisions.