Forest City Brewers is a social group of home-brewers and craft beer enthusiasts in the Northern Illinois area, that meet regularly in Rockford, IL.  Our club strives to help out our fellow brewers to create better beers and cultivate appreciation of the science and culture of beer through education.

To find out more about club membership click here. Forest City Brewers also has an active community with numerous gatherings, events, and educational opportunities. To see our upcoming events click here.

Our monthly brewer meetings are open to the public, if you’d like to learn more about us, please feel free to attend!

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 […]

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2019 Screw City Beer Fest – HomeBrew Line Up

It’s in writing – 28 home brewers(and Forest City Brewers members) serving 32 home brews …Talk about your POUR SAPS!!! 🙂 Full Screw City Beer List. Beers Being Served Brewer Tent Beer Style Beer Name ABV Blake Aper 1 Gose with Cucumber & Lime Cucumber Lime Gose 4% David Benson 1 Belgian Blonde Ale Bomb […]

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2019 Rock River Anything That Floats Race

SPONSOR & DONATE to the 2019 Rock River Anything That Floats Race On Sunday, August 18 at 12:00 PM, the FCB club will be participating in a 1.65 mile river float race that ends in a grand finish at Prairie Street Brewhouse, with live music and other fun that lasts until 6:00 PM. More info HERE. […]

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Brews on First Beer Fest 2019

Come to Brews on First at Rivots Stadium and party with the Forest City Brewers! …and drink our homebrew … more than 9 tantalizing home brew flavors that are sure to hit for the cycle. This is not just another beer event, this is an event for the kid in all of us. Sample some […]

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Big Brew 2019 Crosbie’s Homebrew Supply

It’s the annual Big Brew!! Starts at 9:00am – ends at 4:00pm Bring your rig and brew up a batch with your fellow homebrewers in Crosbie’s Parking Lot in Roscoe behind Backyard Bar & Grill. Big Brew 2019 Crosbie’s Homebrew Supply 5496 Elevator Rd. Roscoe, Illinois 61073

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2019 Day of the Living Ales Bus Trip Tickets

2019 Day of the Living Ales Bus Trip Tickets The club has secured 36 tickets total for the 2019 Day of the Living Ales Bus Trip on Saturday March 2, 2019. Tickets are now for sale for$95 at the FCB Store for both 2019 paid club members and non-club members. Each ticket cost includes one […]

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Home Brewer Taste Off – Off Kilter Brewing

Saturday, September 29 at 12 PM – 3 PM at Off Kilter Taproom @ Artisan Pub 1322 Gardner St, South Beloit, IL 61080 [MAP] Bring in your favorite home brew. If judged best in show, you will win $100 and have your beer on tap for the month of December. Now that some bragging rights! […]

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FCB Pouring 20 Home Brews at Screw City Beer Fest 2018

The 8th annual Screw City Beer Festival will be held on Saturday, September 8th, 2018 along the banks of the Rock River in the heart of downtown Rockford, IL in the Riverview Ice House parking lot north of the Jefferson St. Bridge. The festival entrance is on Water St. under the Jefferson St. Bridge. VIP Session […]

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