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(WQAD Quad Cities)   Since 1993 a brewery in Davenport has offered free beer whenever the river floods to thank volunteers who help keep it safe from floodwaters   ( wqad.com) divider line
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2018-10-11 09:39:55 AM  
Cavortin' in Davenport?
 
2018-10-11 09:53:55 AM  
Finally. Good news from a Northern State
 
2018-10-11 09:54:03 AM  
Before, during, or after they help?
 
2018-10-11 09:55:37 AM  

Vtimlin: Before, during, or after they help?


Why not all three? It's how the Egyptians got sh*t done.
 
2018-10-11 09:55:46 AM  
Yeah, but you have to go to Davenport to get it.
 
2018-10-11 09:56:08 AM  
I had a free beer once.
 
2018-10-11 10:00:23 AM  
They do the same in St. Louis

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2018-10-11 10:12:42 AM  
When there was flooding in my hometown, we sandbagged Mrs. Kellerman's house first because she paid us in strawberry pie and honey biscuits.
Every freaking time the river rose, we secure her house before we did our own because strawberry pie and honey biscuits.
 
2018-10-11 10:16:04 AM  
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2018-10-11 10:16:35 AM  
There are exactly two things to do in the quad cities: drink and keep back the floodwaters.  That is all .
 
2018-10-11 10:23:43 AM  
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Sometimes I like to come out here to Davenport and sit on my favorite log.
-Will Ferrel
 
2018-10-11 10:34:52 AM  
We'd like to thank you with this Raging River beer. Now that winter is coming we'll need help with shoveling snow and there will be plenty of Natural Ice and - hey, where's everyone going?
 
2018-10-11 11:32:14 AM  
It's BOGO, so more like half-price beer.
 
2018-10-11 11:33:14 AM  
There is a lot of great beer being brewed in Iowa now, which was not the case when I was a young beer-swilling degenerate.  When we wanted to go local Dubuque Star was the only option.  One of those good but not great beers.  But it was magical in that somehow a case of it was so cheap that you seemed to make money when you returned the bottles for the deposit.
 
2018-10-11 11:43:12 AM  
I was once sandbagging in front of Front Street during one of our now numerous 500 year floods when a Fox news reporter showed up. She literally read the question that she had written on the palm of her hand, "How high does this wall have to be to hold back this raging river?" I answered, "at least a foot higher than the raging river," and went back to sandbagging.

/ In Davenport we call 'temporary dikes' Anne Heches.
// I don't remember any free beer but we got free pizza
/// When you're throwing sand bags you don't realize how heavy they really are until the next day.
 
2018-10-11 11:52:45 AM  

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That snowflake couldn't lift a sandbag.
 
2018-10-11 12:05:41 PM  
So, a brewery gives away free beer to people who help protect it from flood waters?

What do the strip clubs give away? *smirk*

\you get gonorrhea, and you get gonorrhea, everyone gets gonorrhea!!!
 
2018-10-11 01:28:02 PM  
I've been there a few times.  Good beer. Nice people.
 
2018-10-11 01:45:18 PM  
Hope all you Farkers along the water, wherever you are, stay dry. I'd gladly buy any volunteer a beer or two.

/Survived the flood of '08 in Cedar Rapids
//Headed out tonight to help prep for the current one
 
2018-10-11 02:03:23 PM  
Since 1993? Is anyone even alive now to remember that?
 
2018-10-11 02:42:20 PM  

Albert911emt: So, a brewery gives away free beer to people who help protect it from flood waters?

What do the strip clubs give away? *smirk*

\you get gonorrhea, and you get gonorrhea, everyone gets gonorrhea!!!


Like a Red Cross blanket, you get something dry and scratchy.
 
2018-10-11 03:16:54 PM  

RyansPrivates: There are exactly two things to do in the quad cities: drink and keep back the floodwaters.  That is all .


Well, you seem to have forgotten the most important thing to do in the QC: be glad you're not in Chicago.
 
2018-10-11 04:42:11 PM  
Your doing God's work Front Street Brewery
 
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