I had to check out what all the buzz is surrounding the Quad Cities newest brewery. 

No detail is left undone at Crawford Brew Works in Bettendorf, IA.  I can't even think of how I could make it any better than it is. And trust me, I'm an idea person all the time.

I'm also a detail-oriented person. I look for must-haves but also love the little things. The hospitality of the staff, the detail of the design of a space, the shine of the equipment and the whether or not the bathrooms are tidy, clean and updated, are among the things I take note of when I'm trying out a new space. I know within the first 20 minutes whether or not I'll go back again.

I love the design of the building, the ambiance, the color scheme, the fact that it's family-friendly, the outdoor patio (the perfect space for summer gatherings) and I can't figure out which I love most; the pics on the bathroom doors or the witty names of the drinks.

I tried a flight with several kinds of 'less-hoppy' brews. That's my preference but hey,  they can hop you up if you like it like that. Click through the pic gallery below to check out some of what's on their menu and I recommend stopping in for a sip or two.