For some reason, America’s On Tap craft beer festival franchise, is coming back to the Expo Center on Saturday, April 16th. I heard nothing but negative feedback from the attendees last year; ran out of the good beers they did have, it was too few tickets for too many dollars, the lines were outrageous.
And yet, they return….and I know why! This is a huge, bi-state craft beer market, filled with people that will show up, will wait in line, and will appreciate true craft. However, we are a spoiled bunch of Quad Citians; not only do we have 6 breweries within the 4 quads but many more in the outer lying areas. We also have 2 home brew clubs that are filled with incredibly talented individuals, we have a meadery, a couple of distilleries, a beer university and a local beer historian!
To put it simply, we are no joke. The Quad Cities knows about its beer and the greatness that’s being produced today. That’s why I’m still boycotting this ridiculous affair. Once I make up mind, I’m pretty adamant, I felt the exact same way last year: