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REVIEW: Bent River Brewing Company Is Comfort Food For Fun Memories, Doc Kaalberg Says

August 21st, 2021
REVIEW: Bent River Brewing Company Is Comfort Food For Fun Memories, Doc Kaalberg Says

Twenty-four years ago I stood at the entrance of Bent River Brewing Company , with my old man’s ID in my hand. My thumb covering the photo. I wasn’t wise to the world, that world including bartenders being able to tell I wasn’t a 72 year old man. But, this week I made my triumphant return to sit down, enjoy a flight of some incredible brews and even better some amazing food. BRBC has been host to folks not only from around the country, but around the world in search of the signature beers brewed in house such as Undercurrent IPA, Mississippi Blonde, Jingle Java and my personal favorite, Uncommon... Read More

All Sweat Productions Returns Saturday For First Schwiebert Park Show, With “Abbey Road”

August 6th, 2021
All Sweat Productions Returns Saturday For First Schwiebert Park Show, With “Abbey Road”

An outdoor concert Saturday night at Rock Island’s Schwiebert Riverfront Park will be super special for Alan Sweet, and about 30 of his closest musical friends. Co-founder and leader of All Sweat Productions – which specializes in bringing a diverse group of performers together in tribute to specific artists and/or albums – Sweet is reprising his first concert, from May 2016 at the River Music Experience’s Redstone Room, where he organized a Beatles tribute, including playing the landmark 1969 “Abbey Road” in its entirety. This Saturday, starting at 7 p.m., a stellar lineup of musicians... Read More

Bent River’s Cherry Limeade Goze A Summer Beer To Make You Cheery

June 25th, 2021
Bent River's Cherry Limeade Goze A Summer Beer To Make You Cheery

Well, from the looks of things, between the stifling humidity, the oppressive sun between monsoons, and the constant harassment of gnats as persistent and unwelcome as guys hitting on newly single women on social media, summer seems to have finally kayaked into the Quad-Cities. And with that new season comes a desperate need for a beverage, known to those over 21 (and ONLY those over 21, of course) as “a beer,” to satisfy the full summer cravings of escape, levity and the blessed sainthood of responsible inebriation.Local brew pubs have, generously, proven up to this crucial task on the annual.... Read More

Gumbo Ya Ya Returning To Spice Up The District

June 9th, 2017
Gumbo Ya Ya Returning To Spice Up The District

Time to stir up the Gumbo again. Gumbo Ya Ya,  Mardi Gras in The District, returns to downtown Rock Island Saturday, June 10, bringing the atmosphere of New Orleans to the Quad-Cities for its 25th consecutive year. A variety of New Orleans style music will be performed over the weekend including zydeco, blues, and more. Louisiana style food will also be available through various vendors and a “French Quarter” marketplace will offer gifts and novelty items. Over 500 pounds of beads will be thrown to the masses by everyone from cajun cooks to musicians to people dressed as vampires. The cost... Read More

Are You Ready To Pub Crawl???

March 30th, 2017
Are You Ready To Pub Crawl???

Hey Quad-Citians, are you ready to pub crawl???? Well, then save the date for Moline Centre’s 13th Annual Cabin Fever Pub Crawl on Saturday, April 8, at 1:00 p.m. Gather your squad and head to your favorite watering hole NOW and sign up for the coolest crawl in the Quad Cities! This is your chance to putt around town, enjoy great specials, receive an awesome steel pint glass and vote for Best Hole on the course.  Participants this year include Bad Boyz, Barrel House-Moline, Bent River Brewing Company, Bierstube, Broken Saddle, McManus Pub, O’Keefe’s, Pub 1848, Steel... Read More

“Gumbo Ya Ya” Returning To Spice Up The District

June 8th, 2016
"Gumbo Ya Ya" Returning To Spice Up The District

Time to stir up the Gumbo again. Gumbo Ya Ya,  Mardi Gras in The District, returns to downtown Rock Island Friday, June 10, and Saturday, June 11, bringing the atmosphere of New Orleans to the Quad-Cities for its 24th consecutive year. A variety of New Orleans style music will be performed over the weekend including zydeco, blues, and more. Louisiana style food will also be available through various vendors and a “French Quarter” marketplace will offer gifts and novelty items. A street magician, David Casas, will perform David Blaine-style tricks among the crowd on Friday night (which will... Read More

From Heart to the Human Slingshot, here’s what’s hopping in downtown Moline

May 12th, 2016

Downtown Moline is going to be bursting with Heart, heritage and a human slingshot over the next couple of weeks, and the good folks of Moline Centre are happy to holler about it. Here’s the rundown of their events coming up for your perusement and amusement: The Moline Historic Preservation Commission, in conjunction with Moline Centre and the City of Moline, is proud to announce the roll out of a new Self-Guided Heritage Walking tour in Moline on Saturday, May 14, from 10 a.m. to noon.  The new system will allow you to access the tour through your smart phone via QR codes that will be available... Read More

Moline Centre Bursting With Activity As Spring Blooms

March 18th, 2016
Moline Centre Bursting With Activity As Spring Blooms

Moline Centre is always hopping with activity, and this month is no different. The downtown Moline area is jumping with events for St. Patrick’s Day, the spring awakening, benefits for great causes and more. Here are some of the things to keep your eye on: Looking for a great way to help kids in need?  The Children’s Therapy Center of the Quad Cities is in the midst of their Donate a Dollar campaign.  Stop in to Bierstube, BRIX, Barrel House, Lagomarcino’s and Las Regias during the month of March, shell out a dollar and you will have helped pay for therapy services that local families... Read More