New Iowa Brewery Alert! Can’t Wait for a New Place to Throw Back a Cold One
That Ain't No Pro Shop
When this brewery announced its expansion they showed us renderings of a "pro shop" that ended up looking nothing like the actual building that's now up in LeClaire, Iowa. Take a peek; we have pictures below.
Were the sudsy sleuths throwing us off the scent? Were they tricking competitors into thinking it was actually going to be a sporting goods store?
According to an article posted in May, the QC Times reps say the additional location will be a brewery
and a restaurant with 10 golf indoor hitting bays that open to outdoor range patrons could use during any season.
Then there was a TikTok video showing off some new equipment in a new space...
@5ivecities We are ready!! #henryapproved#certifiedgoodboy#pineappleforthepeople#craftbeer#brewediniowa#doggos#bettendorf#leclaire#quadcities#fyp#MakeASplash#craftbeer♬ Thunderstruck - AC/DC
We're ready too.
The New Brewery in LeClaire
The new brewery is at the corner of 35th Street and 195th Street just next to the Clubhouse at Pebble Creek in LeClaire, Iowa. Forest Grove Road turns into 195th Street.
5ive Cities' 2nd location is finally up. Complete with a giant sign for everyone to see. So, it's not exactly a secret. But their opening date apparently is. So, we sent our super sleuth reporter out for a few shots of the building in anticipation of its grand opening.
The Success of Bikini Bottom
We KNOW that 5ive Cities has struck gold with their Bikini Bottom Pineapple Wheat beer. Over the past few years, it's ubiquitous. It's on tap in every bar and restaurant in the QCA, it seems. It's hard to keep up with that sort of demand, so instead of going with a contract brewer...it would make sense to just go bigger.
We can't WAIT to check out their new location. So, here are a few pics of what will be.