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Twin Span Brewing, Credit Union Relaunch Special R.I.A. Beer

Working with local beer brewer Twin Span Brewing, the R.I.A. Federal Credit Union is relaunching its special label R.I.A. beer. The beer is called the R.I.A. I.P.A. and it is an India Pale Ale. A donation of $2 from every can/pint will help to fund the Honor Flight of the Quad Cities (HFQC).

Twin Span Brewing, Credit Union Relaunch Special R.I.A. Beer

$2 from every sale of the Twin Span Brewing R.I.A. IPA will help fund Honor Flights.

“We released it for a short time earlier this year and we’re now bringing it back by popular demand,” said Jim Watts, President/CEO at R.I.A. Federal Credit Union. This beer is a hazy IPA blended with blood orange puree for a bold fruity flavor with low bitterness.

“We were very happy with the great reception our pale ale received the first time around,” Watts said. “This project allowed us to show support for both a local cause and a local business. Honor Flight of the Quad Cities recognizes veteran heroes of our area, and Twin Span Brewing offers great food and exceptional beverages – both of which can be ordered online.”

The first release raised about $500 for Honor Flight of the Quad Cities, according to the credit union.

The HFQC is the Q-C chapter of the Honor Flight Network, which works to fly America’s veterans to Washington, D.C., so they can visit the memorials that honor their sacrifices. Top priority is given to World War II and Korean War era veterans, or any veterans with a terminal illness.

Veterans who live within 75 miles of the Quad-Cities are encouraged to apply for HFQC flights. Every flight departs from the Quad Cities International Airport, flies directly to Washington, D.C., and returns the same evening. The HFQC operates on donations from organizations and individuals.


Eligible veterans who’d like to apply for the trip, as well as interested donors and volunteers, are encouraged to visit the HFQC Application Forms page at http://honorflightqc.org/application-forms and download an application to fill out and mail in. HFQC requests that no calls

Twin Span Brewing, Credit Union Relaunch Special R.I.A. Beer

Honor Flight of the Quad Cities takes veterans (priority given to World War II and Korea vets) for free trips to Washington, D.C.

be made to check on application status, once the paperwork has been sent.

Applicants are called by HFQC volunteers four to eight weeks prior to the set honor flight dates, to let them know they have been selected to attend the next scheduled flight. All applications are dated in the order they are received. To find out more about the HFQC, visit https://honorflightqc.org.

Twin Span Brewing is located at 6776 Championship Drive, Bettendorf, at the BettPlex. Quad-Citians are encouraged to stop in and pick up a crowler of R.I.A. I.P.A. and dinner for the family. Customers can call 563-526-4677 for take-out or order from the online menu at www.twinspanbrewing.com.

R.I.A. Federal Credit Union is a progressive, member-owned credit union. Their purpose is to provide the financial tools and expertise to their members so they can achieve their financial goals and live their best lives.

R.I.A. Federal Credit Union has branches in Bettendorf, Davenport, and Wilton, Iowa; Moline, Rock Island, Silvis, Milan, and Savanna, Ill.; and Tomah and Fort McCoy, Wis. For more information, call 1-800-742-2848 (RIA-CU4U) or go to https://www.riafcu.com.

Twin Span Brewing, Credit Union Relaunch Special R.I.A. Beer

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Jonathan Turner has been covering the Quad-Cities arts scene for 25 years, first as a reporter with the Dispatch and Rock Island Argus, and then as a reporter with the Quad City Times. Jonathan is also an accomplished actor and musician who has been seen frequently on local theater stages, including the Bucktown Revue and Black Box Theatre.
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