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!

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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Big Brew Day – 40th Anniversary!

FCB Annual Big Brew – May 5, 2018 HOST: Rockford Rivets Stadium 4503 Interstate Blvd, Loves Park, IL 61111 (MAP) 10:00 am until 5:00 pm Please post on the FCB Facebook Big Brew Event page what dish to pass you would like to bring. The club will provide some club beers and a main meat course, or reply […]

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FCB in RRSTAR-815: Home is where the hops are! comes to SMaSH project, shares local home brew story to readers! Rockford-area homebrewers turn passion into hobby (see full story) When it comes to brewing beer, there are four main ingredients: grains, hops, yeast and good water. There are many paths brewers can take when crafting the perfect beer, including whether they use a malt […]

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Brews on First – Beer Festival June 2nd

BREWS ON FIRST TICKETS ON SALE NOW! A festival taking a swing at a new twist on the ballpark & craft beer festival experience. Sample some beers that are sure to be a home run, while playing some ball at the park, and tasting twists on ball park food prepared by some of the best local […]

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FeBrewary Smash Beer Brewers Guild

February Smash Beer project! February 19 at 1 PM – 8 PM 2814 Stinson St, Poplar Grove, IL 61065-8249, United States Joe and I have put together a Smash IPA project for the record books. We will be doing no less than 10 different hop varieties for this very special brewers guild. Farmhouse has donated 40oz.(10-4 oz packs)of hops […]

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