Monday, March 10, 2008

Unique Event Brings Together 200 Brews

The Quad Cities is going to be brimming with laughter and lager on Saturday,
September 20, 2008, from 1:00-6:00 pm, as WQPT-TV Quad Cities PBS
presents their seventh annual Brew Ha Ha. Located along the Mississippi
River at LeClaire Park in downtown Davenport, Iowa, this event features the
best in improvisational comedy and micro brewed beers.

Wet your palate with more than 200 samples of brews from Europe and right
here in the Midwest. The event will include comedy, music and food along
with the opportunity to learn more about ales, lagers, porters and pilsners
from dozens of brewers, plus non-alcoholic beverages and cheeses. New this
year will be demonstrations on Cooking with Beer and the Budweiser
Designated Driver Tent.

There will be musical performances by local band favorites, plus
improvisational zaniness provided by ComedySportz. ComedySportz is a
collection of comedy clubs throughout the U.S. that use the same format of
competitive, interactive, fast-paced comedy appropriate for all ages.

Also featured are Old Chicago food tent and a Sports Corner tent to catch
Saturday's sports action. Admission to the Brew Ha Ha includes an event
program, unlimited tasting, and tasting glass. Tickets can be purchased
starting this summer online at or by calling 309-796-
2424. Attendees must be 21 or older. Feel free to bring your own lawn
chair. Strollers and animals will not be admitted.

Brew Ha Ha is a fundraiser for WQPT. WQPT is the broadcast service of Black
Hawk College located in Moline, Illinois, and serving Eastern Iowa and Western
Illinois. For more information, visit their website at

For more information on the Quad Cities area, call the Quad Cities Convention
& Visitors Bureau at 800-747-7800 or visit their website at

The Quad Cities is located on the Mississippi River and is made up of the
riverfront cities of Davenport and Bettendorf in Iowa, and Moline, East Moline
and Rock Island in Illinois. The area is just a 2-½ hour drive from Des Moines,
Iowa, and Chicago, Illinois. It is easily accessible via I-80, I-74, I-88 and
several major state highways.

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