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2022 Style Tables

2022 Style Tables Given all the uncertainties surrounding 2020 and 2021, the officers decided to temporarily set aside the monthly brewing table contests. However, the club is bringing back both table contests in 2022. The styles for each month in 2022 are as follows: January 2022: Cider (any style) February 2022: 19A American Amber Ale March 2022: 15C Irish Extra Stout April 2022: 27 Roggenbier May 2022: 34A Clone – […]

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FCB Quad Cities Brewery Bus Trip – RESCHEDULED!

FCB Quad Cities Brewery Bus Trip On Saturday, June 5, the club will be taking a bus trip to visit breweries in the Quad Cities. This is an all day trip that will leave from a the old Kmart parking lot in Rockford, at the corner of East State St and Mulford Rd. If you purchased a ticket last year before the trip was postponed, it will of course still be […]

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Big Brew 2021

In 1988, May 7th was announced before Congress as National Homebrew Day. The American Homebrewers Association created Big Brew as an annual event to celebrate National Homebrew Day around the world. Big Brew is always held on the first Saturday in May. Homebrew clubs and individuals get together all across the globe to brew beer and celebrate the hobby of homebrewing. If you are new to or interested in home-brewing, […]

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FCB Quad Cities Brewery Bus Trip *POSTPONED*

FCB Quad Cities Brewery Bus Trip ***THIS TRIP HAS BEEN POSTPONED. MEMBERS WILL BE UPDATED AS SOON AS MORE INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE*** On Saturday, November 14, The club will be taking a bus trip to visit breweries in the Quad Cities. This is an all day trip that will leave from a predetermined place in Rockford. A minimum of 30 tickets must be sold by October 14 in order to secure […]

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Big Brew 2020 at Hairy Cow

We’re going to be hosting a Big Brew/Brewer’s Guild event Saturday, July 18 at Hairy Cow Brewing. The club will be brewing 15 gallons of an imperial stout that will eventually be bottled/canned and donated to Screw City Beer Festival later this year. If you are new brewing or have been thinking about entering the hobby, this event is perfect to attend. You can come and watch a batch of […]

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Forest City Brewers Events on Indefinite Hiatus

After much discussion between the officers of the Forest City Brewers and in light of the recent mandate made by the Illinois governor to Shelter in Place until the end of April, the April meeting and tasting competition has been cancelled, with no plans to reschedule. All other Club events are currently on indefinite hiatus as well. Whenever things start to return to some sense of normalcy, the officers will […]

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2020 Day of the Living Ales Bus Trip

2020 Day of the Living Ales Bus Trip The club has made plans to secure a bus and a limited number of tickets for the 2020 Day of the Living Ales Bus Trip on Saturday March 7, 2020. Tickets are now $85 at the FCB Store for 2020 paid club members and $90 for non-club members. Each ticket cost includes one entry to the festival and bus transportation to and […]

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Brewers Guild Nov 2 at 815 Gardens and Brewing

November 2nd is the 21st annual Learn To Homebrew Day and we’ll be celebrating it by having a Brewer’s Guild event at the newest homebrew shop in Rockford, 815 Gardens & Brewing. 10:00am – 6:00pm 2105 23rd Ave, Rockford, IL 61104 MAP We’re planning on having at least 2 brewing setups going, a 3 kettle, single tier setup and a 1 kettle, BIAB setup. If you’re interested in brewing as […]

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FCB Madison Brewery Bus Trip

FCB Madison Brewery Bus Trip On Saturday, October 26, The club will be taking another bus trip to visit breweries, this time in Madison, WI. This is an all day trip that will leave from a predetermined place in Rockford. We are adding a pick up location in South Beloit at the Van Galder bus stop off of I 90. Rockford pick up will be at the old K Mart on State. […]

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