Radicle Effect Brewerks

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Radicle Effect BrewerksRadicle Effect Brewerks

Type: Brewery, Bar

1340 31st St
Rock Island, Illinois, 61201-2949
United States

(309) 283-7605 | map

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Added by RichN73 on 10-28-2014

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Ratings: 11 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by mynie:
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4.17/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

It's billed as a nanobrewery (it also used to be called Against the Grain, but that issue was settled amicably with the Louisville brewery). They have 1-2 of their own beers on tap, along with about a dozen quality craft lines and a few dozen bottles.

Small, quiet, and homey. It holds maybe 30 people, tops, the lighting is low and blue, and the while there's TV's, they don't play them too loudly. The house-made beer is solid, but I've had it twice and I honestly don't remember anything about it.

I have stopped in twice, and each time they had some reasonably rare stuff on tap along with excellent brewery flagships (2 Hearted) and seasonals (Celebration). They're not a gigantic draft account, and their western Illinois placement makes it so they don't get anything super rare. The best kegs get snatched up by RIBCO, but in order to drink them you have to put up with the loud grown-up-fratboy vibe of RIBCO. This is the nicer place to drink.

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Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.29/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

Small brewery that always has 4 of their beers on tap. Most known for their Garlic Stout. Good quality. Do many guest drafts and cans bottles. Weekly specials. Very friendly and knowledgeable. Little parking next to Augie.

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Photo of Grinky
4.79/5  rDev +11.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of JuanAlberto
3.89/5  rDev -9.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of emerge077
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

This was a nice laid-back place, more of a locals crowd. There were cool elaborate murals on the walls, and a separate game room in the back with pool and darts, lots of windows with natural light in the space. Corner bar was cozy with comfy bar stools. The brewhouse was visible through a window opposite from the bar. Taps were set into the wall, with bottle cap magnets decorating the door to the cold room behind the bar.

They had 3 of their house beers on, a southern English brown, a grapefruit and lime blonde ale, and a dry oatmeal stout. All were good quality and the blonde and brown ales were surprisingly good, atypical for otherwise ho-hum styles. A 4th house beer had kicked the night before, an American black ale. Triptych Kellerbier was on tap, a relative rarity, and they had fresh cans of A Wizard Is Never Late. They also had Schlitz on tap and go through 2 kegs a week apparently.

Service was great, the Saturday bartender was also the brewer I believe, so we chatted about beer with him, and got the lowdown on all the local spots. He really knew his stuff.

Do yourself a favor and get some fried chicken from Mulkey's to-go, and bring it over to Radicle Effect for a beer or two.

Overall we had a great experience here, and i'd happily return when in town again.

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Photo of Half-full
4.11/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Reinmogard
4.43/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of invalid665
4.14/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of lovethebelgians
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Pretty cool place great taps and bottles list, like the music enjoyed it a lot

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Photo of RichN73
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of GeneralBurden
4.52/5  rDev +5.4%

Radicle Effect Brewerks in Rock Island, IL
Brewery rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 16 ratings