Sep
1
1:00 PM13:00

Festival of Iowa Beers

The Festival of Iowa Beers is the state’s longest running beer festival held each year on the Sunday before Labor Day at Millstream Brewing Company in Amana. Debuting in 2005 with 300 attendees sampling beers from eight Iowa breweries, today, FoIB attendance is capped at 1,400 while featuring over 50 Iowa breweries.

The 2019 fest runs from 1-5 pm on Sunday, Sept. 1. Admission includes a souvenir glass and unlimited beer samples. Food and live music will be provided.

Tickets ($30 in advance and $35 day-of) are available at Millstream’s tasting room or online here (beginning July 15).

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Sep
29
1:00 PM13:00

Brew Ha Ha

It's a party for your taste-buds and a great cause! It just wouldn't be fall in the Quad-Cities without this favorite beer-tasting event! This year, the Jaycees of the Quad Cities are excited to be continuing the tradition of this popular event!

You can count on a variety of fantastic beer to taste from local, regional and national brewers--that's what Brew Ha Ha is all about. Take a tour of the American brewing landscape--two ounces at a time--from some of the finest brewers. You'll find some from well-loved places around the QC, while others will offer you something new to sample and sip.

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Jul
21
12:00 PM12:00

Brand New BBQ Returns to Contrary Brewing!

It’s Sunday Funday at Contrary Brewing with Barbecue from Brand New!
When: Sunday July 21st starting and noon, and going till we run out.
The menu will be posted at a later date when we nail down what we will be cookin’ up.
Maybe there will be fancy new beers to try. Mayve there will be some new and exciting things on the menu. Maybe it won’t be 104 degrees and people can comfortably sit outside.
We hope to see everyone there!

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Jul
20
3:00 PM15:00

Battle of the Brews

Sip and socialize as breweries across Iowa and the Midwest put their beer in the ring and battle it out for the top spot. Breweries will have the chance to either create a specialty brew or put in a tried and true brew to compete in the battle. A panel of judges will determine the Battle of the Brews victor. Each attendee will have one vote to decide the winner of the People’s Choice Award. Besides the area’s best beer, attendees can enjoy live music, yard games, and purchase foods from various food trucks and carts during the event.

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Jun
9
3:00 PM15:00

Kids First Pearl Pub Party

Kids First will host their 3rd annual fundraiser with Contrary Brewery. Proceeds will go to the Kids First Fund.
The purpose of the Kids First Fund is to provide funding for students in the Muscatine Community School District who have a need as identified by an MCSD employee. Some of the things the Kids First Fund has covered are shoes, clothing, gas for college visits, school supplies, and activity fees.
Please help us help kids reach their full potential.
Ticket includes entertainment, light appetizers, and a hand-crafted beer from Contrary.

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May
18
3:00 PM15:00

Shops with Hops, Leclaire

Shops with Hops is returning to historic downtown LeClaire, IA on Saturday May 18th, 2019. Starting at 3pm, the lovely shops will be hosting the Midwest's best breweries so you can sip, sample and shop your way through town. Enjoy delicious craft beer samples from your very own 5 oz. souvenir tasting glass.

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Apr
12
6:00 PM18:00

Sun Green - A Tribute to Neil Young & Crazy Horse

Neil Young’s music spans decades, from the beautiful folk sounds of Harvest to the sonic guitar melodies of his band Crazy Horse. Sun Green, a tribute to Neil Young and Crazy Horse explores the gamut of this folk rock icon. From Hank to Hendrix sums up this seasoned four piece band from Dubuque, IA. We take great pride and honor in covering all of Neil Young’s music, from the country sounds of The International Harvesters, the Rock a Billy nuances of The Shocking Pinks, the folk element of Neil’s solo material, and finally the deep rock driven guitar riffs of Crazy Horse. Sun Green takes its name from a fictional character in Neil Young’s 2003 rock opera ‘Greendale.’ The band has also performed this rock opera in its entirety with sets and narration. Sun Green is Bobby Bradford, Jimmy Berg, Jeff Weydert, and Dean Wellman. If you’re a Neil Young fan, we guarantee a great time and a heart felt adventure through the decades of Neil Young’s music.

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Mar
16
4:00 PM16:00

2nd Annual Leprechaun Games

Welcome to our 2nd Annual Leprechaun Olympics! You and a partner (Teams of 2)will compete against other craft beer lovers in ridiculous games. Not a lot of talent necessary. There will be prizes! Anyone can wear your St. Patrick’s Day finest and win a prize for best costume! Best of all, all these shenanigans are FREE, beer is extra. Prizes awarded at 6pm. There will be a limited number of teams allowed, so Sign up in the Taproom or through Facebook. Clam Shell will be open for your dining pleasure.

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