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 Brewer of the Year – Mike Beldon

CONGRATULATIONS to 2017 Style Beer competition winner, Mike Beldon. Mike brought the goods, clinching first place before the December competition, while only brewing for 10 of the 12 months of styles. Maybe some of that winning spirit will rub off on the team his hat is sporting? Ok, let’s not get carried away…Great Job Mike! See […]

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Day of the Living Ales 2018 – TICKETS

Buy tickets NOW before they sell out! This is a club bus trip (open to public) for: Day of the Living Ales 2018 March 3rd, 2018 1:00pm-6:00pm Bottom Lounge 1375 W Lake St, Chicago, Illinois 60607 Only 36 tickets available: $95 for paid members, $105 for non-members -Deadline to purchase tickets is January 20th 2018. […]

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Homebrew Alley 2018

The Forest City Brewers will be attending the Homebrew Alley in Found Du Lac WI on Feb 3rd. 2 pm until 7:30 pm.  This is an event where you, as the homebrewer, have to serve the beer you brewed to attendees. You get the chance to describe your beer and get feedback. This year the theme […]

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AHA Learn to Homebrew Day on Nov 5

Join other FCBers at Mike Coisman’s place for a fun AHA event on SUNDAY NOV 5, 2017 located at 1409 Iles Ave, Belvidere, IL 61008 >> MAP Mike will be brewing a Sweet Stout and Tim will be brewing a Russian Imperial Stout. Hmmm…FCB does Dark Lord Day? This shindig kicks at 10:00 am – bring whatever […]

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AUGUST Brewers Guild 2017

It’s not your Gov’Nah’s Brewers Guild… but seriously… Join us at high-noon on Saturday August 5 for a brewdown at Scott Walker’s place. 10 gallons of Milk Stout. Bring yer own home-brew to share! 3911 Ashwinton Way, Rockford, IL 61109-2367, United States

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It’s always good to brew off a summer picnic hangover!!! The FCB JULY Brewer’s Guild will happen on Sunday July 23 at Brew and Grow in Rockford. Tim Lundquist will be brewing an English Barleywine. Also for a BONUS, I will be demonstrating how to do a Parti-gyle or 2nd runnings beer. The Second runnings beer will […]

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JUNE Brewers Guild at Brew and Grow

It’s getting hot in here!!! The FCB June Brewer’s Guild will happen at Brew and Grow in Rockford. Tim Lundquist will brewing a Flanders Red on his rig and the B&G crew will also be brewing up something yummy.   Brew and Grow 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 3224 S Alpine Rd, Rockford, IL 61109 – MAP […]

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Ballpark Beer Festival 2017

Ballpark Ale Fest Rockford is a craft beer festival that combines America’s favorite pastime with America’s favorite craft beers. See all details The 2nd annual festival will take place Saturday, June 03, 2017 and will feature over 80 American craft beers, live music, local food and an actual minor league baseball game to boot! Forest City Brewers are planning […]

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It’s Big Brew Day!

FCB Annual Big Brew – May 6, 2017 HOST: Steve and Allison Anthony 14223 Argyle Road Caledonia, IL 61011 (MAP) 10:00 am until you are asked to leave 🙂 Steve will be brewing on his system, others TBD               History: In 1988, May 7 was announced before Congress as National […]

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April Tasters Guild at PIG MINDS

Hello, Just a reminder our April Tasters Guild scheduled for April 19 is at Pig Minds @7:00 pm! Come represent!   Menu as of 4/3/17 Rudy’s Rasp: 5.2% abv, Our raspberry golden ale with a touch of wheat. Belgian Golden Ale: 6.0% abv, A Belgian Abbey with spice, banana and clove. Always the Hardway: 8.2% abv, Our Double IPA brewed with […]

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