There's no shortage of good breweries in the QC, and one of our favorites was recognized recently by Best Things In Illinois. The website listed Bent River Brewing Co., which has both a Rock Island and Moline location, as number three on their list of best breweries in Illinois, citing the brewpub's unique beer selection and large outdoor seating space.

Some of Bent River's most beloved beers include their Mississippi Blonde, Blueberry Sour, Jalapeno Pepper Ale, Uncommon Stout, and returning this week, Sweet Potato Ale. Their Moline location also serves up tasty eats, like BBQ Pulled Pork and an extensive burger selection.

Other breweries that made the list include Chicago's Half Acre, Church Street Brewing Company in Itasca, and Iron Spike, which is just a short drive away in Galesburg.

Bent River definitely deserves to make the list, but I honestly love all of the QC breweries. We're fortunate to have such a high caliber of local beer in the area, and in Iowa City as well.

Check out the rest of the list here, and below are some of our favorite Instagram photos of Bent River.