It’s no secret that the Quad Cities is home to a wide selection of impressive breweries. So many, in fact, that you might find it difficult to try all of them at once, right? Well not anymore!

Brewed Live returns to the QCCA Expo Center (2621 4th Avenue Rock Island) on Saturday March 9 with dozens of new and limited-edition releases!

This event showcases over 35 local, regional and national breweries. Enjoy samples of tasty beverages will receiving an educational experience on beer brewing! There will even be a food truck on site, if you’re looking for a bite to eat.

In addition to the massive selection of beers, two KCBS competition cooks, Glenn (Mr. BBQ) and Ken (Bone Collector BBQ & Catering) will join forces to create 2 Men & A Smoker! Combined, the two men have over 45 years of experience. Glenn has been in the food business cooking, smoking meats & catering for over 30 years. Ken is a KCBS competitor and has many championships. He has been smoking meats & catering for over 16 years.

General admission tickets (from 1 – 4 p.m.) are just $35. Early admission tickets (12 – 4 p.m.) are $45. Save some money and bring your own 6-pack! The Brewmaster 6-Pack includes early admission for 6 people and is just $210. The General Admission 6-Pack includes general admission for 6 people for just $150. You can purchase tickets online at: https://qcca.yapsody.com/event/index/302851/brewed-live-2019.

 

The QCCA Brewed Live Brewery List:

  • Bent River Brewing Co. – Moline, IL
    • Great River Brewery – Davenport, IA
    • Green Tree Brewery – Le Claire, IA
    • Lionstone Brewing Co. – Geneseo, IL
    • Front Street Brewery – Davenport, IA
    • Iron Spike Brewing Co. – Galesburg, IL
    • Lena Brewing Co. – Lena, IL
    • Kalona Brewing Co. – Kalona, IA
    • Millstream Brewing Co. – Amana, IA
    • Backpocket Brewing – Coralville, IA
    • Potosi Brewing Co. – Potosi, WI
    • Galena Brewing Co. – Galena, IL
    • Goose Island Beer Co. – Chicago, IL
    • Around the Bend Beer Co. – Chicago, IL
    • Church Street Brewing Co. – Itasca, IL
    • Big Muddy Brewing Co. – Murphysboro, IL
    • Bur Oak Brewing Co. – Columbia, MO
    • Urban Chestnut Brewing Co. – St. Louis, MO
    • Schlafly Beer Brands – St. Louis, MO
    • O’Fallon Brewery – Maryland Heights, MO
    • Summit Brewing Co. – St. Paul, MN
    • Bell’s Brewery – Kalamazoo, MI
    • Atwater Brewery – Detroit, MI
    • Stevens Point Brewery – Stevens Point, WI
    • Ciderboys Hard Cider – Stevens Point, WI
    • Horny Goat Brewing Co. – Milwaukee, WI
    • Blue Point Brewing Co. – Patchogue, NY
    • Tallgrass Brewing Co. – Manhattan, KS
    • Tommyknocker Brewery – Idaho Springs, CO
    • Breckenridge Brewery – Littleton, CO
    • Lost Coast Brewery – Eureka, CA
    • Uinta Brewing Co. – Salt Lake City, UT
    • Spoetzel Brewery – Shiner, TX
    • Elysian Brewing Co. – Seattle, WA
    • Redhook Ale Brewery – Seattle, WA
    • Omission Beer – Portland, OR
    • Kona Brewing Co. – Kailua, HI

 

In addition, the following breweries will be bringing a special limited beer which hasn’t been made available to the public! These will be beers that Brewed’s host Dave Levora will be announcing every 30 minutes during the event:

  • Bent River Brewing Company
  • Front Street Brewery
  • Crawford Brew Works
  • Lena Brewing Company
  • Bell’s Brewery

 

For the biggest selection of brews in one place and great Barbeque food from award-winning smokers, come to Brewed Live at the QCCA!

Tess Abney is a freelance writer who was born and raised in the Quad Cities. She spends most of her time attempting to successfully raise three boys. In her free time, writing is her passion. Whether it is sharing local events and businesses with readers or sharing her thoughts on life, she finds comfort in the way words can bring people together.