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1641 N Alpine Rd, Rockford, IL 61107
February 15 2017 6:30PM
Taster's Guild meets the third Wednesday of each month at a different location. Just brewers enjoying good times and craft beer (dinner optional). Please feel free to bring your spouses, friends or significant others.
FCB Brewers Guild for FEB2017 When: Saturday Feb. 25, 10:am to ? Where: Curt Meyers, 12169 Tresemer Rd, Roscoe, IL 61073-7762 (MAP) Brewers Guild at Curt’s indoor all electric brewery. Curt will be brewing a Maibock, It should be nice and warm inside! Thanks to Curt for hosting this event. Feel free to bring Food and/or Beer to share to this event. Please RSVP!!!!! (link)
FCB August-September 2016 Newsletter Upcoming Styles for 2017 January – Winter Seasonal (30C) February – Experimental March – Irish Stout (15B) April – American Pale Ale (18B) May – Witbier (24A) June – American IPA (21A) July – TBD Clone (34A) August – American Wheat (1D) September – California Common (19B) October – Autumn Seasonal Beer (30B) November – Wood-Aged Beer (33A) December – American Barleywine (22C)
Happy #IPADAY Yes, it’s #IPADAY August 4, 2016, this non-corporate, non-sponsored holiday is about celebrating and educating fellow brewers and drinkers of the #1 submitted beer style at the 2015 Great American Beer Festival (Double IPA was a distant #2). (via Ashley Routson – Craftbeer.com) “Founded in 2011, IPA Day is a global celebration of craft beer. It is a universal movement that was created to unite the voices of […]
Visit BeerFests.com for comprehensive guide to 2016 craft beer festivals everywhere, year round. Below is a list of some bigger ones, near and far… Ballpark Beer Festival: Ballpark Ale Fest Rockford is a craft beer festival that combines America’s favorite pastime with America’s favorite craft beers. The inaugural fest will take place Saturday, June 04, 2016 and will feature over 80 American craft beers, live music and local food. See all details. Great Taste of […]
First reported by Brian Leaf at RRStar More is Better! The 2016 Screw City Beer Festival will host more people (2500 vs. 2000), more beer (60 breweries vs. 51), more space downtown (“We will also be slightly increasing our physical footprint this year along with adding in new food vendors, more seating options, new music area”) and a little ore money. But it’s sooooo worth it, right?! Forest City Brewers […]
ILLINOIS HB630 IS NOW LAW!!! So, what does this mean for homebrewers? Homebrewers now have the following requirements: * No one under 21 years of age may homebrew, and beer may not be sold at anytime. * The Commission must regulate the activities outside the homebrewer’s residence. * A license must be obtained if beer is offered at a festival. * Dram Shop Liability Insurance is required. * Samples (at […]
The long awaited 2015 BJCP Guidelines have been release. The new guidlines are very different from the 2008 Guidelines. If anyone is thinking of taking the BJCP exams, they will start using the new guidelines in November 2015. For BJCP sanctioned competitions they may use either set of guidelines. Make sure you check with the competition organizer. Download the new 2015 BJCP Guidelines.