Join the Iowa-Central Illinois CCAI Chapter for a Member Appreciation event tour and tasting at Bent River Brewing Company. Bent River was conceived by Tim Koster of Koski Home Brew Fixens Ltd. In April 1993, Koski Home Brew Fixens Ltd. opened its store front in downtown Moline and in the fall of 1996, the Bent River bar opened to the public without brewing equipment. It would be a couple years before the first keg of American Pale Ale flowed from the beautifully-polished, Bohemian Brau Haus copper kettles.
Bent River Brewing Co. now produces over 10,000 barrels of award-winning beer annually. Attention to detail has garnered yearly awards at brew competitions throughout the Midwest, including a bronze medal at the world-renowned Great American Brew Fest in 2007 for our Mississippi Blonde.
The tour and discussion will involve the entire brewing process with a heavy emphasis on the cleaning and sanitizing steps that take place. During the tour attendees will get the opportunity to sample multiple beers (5 oz samples). Food will be provided and you will get the chance to speak with the owners and brewers directly about the facility and their process.
Date: Friday, April 29th
4:45 PM - Registration
5;30 PM - Tour/discussion followed by the tasting
Cost: This Member Appreciation Event is FREE to CCAI Members! Members can also bring 1 guest for $15.
Non-Members price that are not a guest of a member is $30
Cost includes a 5oz tasting of 4 beers and food (spinach/artichoke dip, port taco, hummus, chicken sliders and dessert)
Bent River Brewery and Tasting Room
512 24th St.
Rock Island, IL. 61201
There will be additional parking available behind The Tap House AFTER 5:00PM. Note: This tour is being held at the ROCK ISLAND location, not the main location.
Register early as there is a limit to the number of people who can participate.