Tasters Guild

Contest Pre-Registration

Please pre-register your monthly Style/Open entries. Pre-Registration can be done by sending an email to:
FCBbeersteward@gmail.com

Provide the following information:
First & Last name
Style or Open (or one for each)
Name of the beer style(s)

Monthly Styles

Tasters Guild

Tasters Guild

Der Rathskeller
1132 Auburn St, Rockford, IL 61103
September 21, 2016 6:30PM
Taster's Guild meets the third Wednesday of each month. No minutes, no rules of order, and sorry...no homebrew sampling. Just brewers enjoying good times and craft beer (dinner optional). Please feel free to bring your spouses, friends or significant others.

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Monthly Meeting

Monthly Meeting

Rockford Brewing Co.
200 Prairie St, Rockford, IL 61107
October 5, 2016 7:00PM
Club meetings are held on the 1st Wednesday of each month. We host monthly homebrew contests at each meeting that are sampled and judged by those attending. See our Monthly Contest Beer Styles section for detailed featured beer style info.

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Blog

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September Newsletter – 2017 Styles List

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)

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Hopheads are Giddy – IPA Day 2016

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 […]

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2016 Beer Festivals Galore!

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 […]

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Screw City Beer Festival Gets Bigger in 2016

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 […]

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Illinois House Bill 630

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 […]

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2015 BJCP Guidelines

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.

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