New Iowa Brewery: Crawford Brew Works Opens its Doors in Bettendorf - The Iowa Beer Blog

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

New Iowa Brewery: Crawford Brew Works Opens its Doors in Bettendorf


Iowa's newest brewery, Crawford Brew Works, opened its doors in Bettendorf, Iowa, last Friday. Per the brewery's Untappd profile, here's a brief description of the new place:

Crawford Brew Works is a micro-brewery and taproom in Bettendorf, IA. The brewery occupies 3500-sq. ft. of newly constructed space. Crawford Brew Works offers a number of flagship beers and seasonal options. The brewery features a Crawford Brewing Equipment brewhouse and fermenters. The brewery also serves as a show room for Crawford’s equipment. The brewery features both indoor and outdoor seating and will accommodate groups of various sizes. The ownership group includes: Keith Gerks, Bruce Grell, Adam Isaacson, Bob Frink, and Ian Frink. Scot Schaar has been named head brewer. Marshall Dismer is the general manager. CBW is a member of the Iowa Brewers Guild.

The brewery has a 15-barrel system in place and produced six beers for their opening. Their taplist includes: Get off my Lawn IPA, Witty Repartee, Road Rash Raspberry, Pedal Your Ass Off Porter, Kinda Kolsch'ish and a Team Good Beer Special. There's a bicycle community theme there and one owner, Bruce Grell, relocated his Healthy Habits Bicycle Shop to the brewery space.

Crawford joins Five Cities Brewing as the second to open in Bettendorf this year. Both are now part of 13 breweries in the Quad City area.



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