Thanksgiving is for food, family, and football.  Over the course of four days, you might also need a drink, or two.  So add a craft beer festival to your Thanksgiving weekend to sample from so many breweries and maybe escape some of that family for a bit.

On Saturday, November 25 at The Rust Belt in East Moline, Illinois enjoy the Frogtown Craft Beer Festival.  Find out how you can get tickets and win free tickets below.

Thanksgiving Weekend For Food, Family, and Beer


The Frogtown Craft Beer Festival is more than all that tasty beer.  There is also live music from Karl Beatty.  Because you'll be drinking beer and it's a weekend of eating, food will be on site.

Plus, you will be drinking beer for a good cause.  Proceeds from the Frogtown Craft Beer Festival go to The Peaceful Palate a local non-profit that provides food for the homeless and less fortunate.  They work with local restaurants to get food that is not sold, but still good and ready to be served, to the community.

So Many Breweries For You To Try

Angelika Kagan
Angelika Kagan

There will be great craft beer from local, regional, and national brands.  So far, yes, the giant list below is just so far, breweries that will be on-site include:

Bent River, Industry Brewing, Five Cities, Unpossible Mead, Reserve Artisan Ales, Twin Span Brewery, Rebels & Lions, Midwest Ale Works, Front Street, Potosi, Toppling Goliath, Allagash White, Half Acre, O'Dell, Left Hand, Rhinegeist, Ace Cidar, Millstream, Iowa Brewing Co, Lena, Goose Island, Big Muddy, Destihl Brewery, Golden Road Brewing Co, Shiner, Sweetwater, Alaskan, Deschutes, Cidar Boys, Breckenridge, Brewdog, Backpocket, Kona, O'Fallon, Omission, Elysian, and more.

Whew.  That is a lot to choose from.

Get tickets your GA or VIP tickets today right here...and cheers!

Win your GA tickets right here.

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Craft Breweries in the Quad Cities Area

We're very lucky to live in an area with such an amazing, thriving "craft beer scene". You'll be able to find everything you could want.

Not sure what you want? That's ok. The bartenders at these establishments are very well versed and can guide you through a wonderland of Ales and Lagers.

From "coffee infused" to "riff infused".

From "pale ales" to "peanut butter porters".

Fruity, Sour, Hoppy, Malty, Crisp, Crushable beers in all shapes and sizes.

Crowlers, Growlers, Cans & Kegs...the Quad Cities Craft Beer scene has it all.

And of course...a great beer isn't complete unless it's paired with some amazing food. Whether it's made in the breweries kitchen or in the food truck in the parking lot...brewers know that people love food with their beer. 

Take a look at the 19 Quad Cities Area craft breweries!

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