Grant County: A Taste of Authentic Wisconsin

This quiet gem offers everything we love most about authentic Wisconsin: spectacular scenery, abundant wildlife, recreation galore, fantastic fishing, picture-postcard small towns and mile upon mile of farm-dotted, rolling green hills.

Smart Living Weekly – May 2, 2018

  GR 815 Beer Fest Debuts May 19 Right in Our Region: Listen up, beer lovers! A new Rockford event is designed just for you and will take place Saturday,…
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A Checklist of Regional Craft Wine and Beer

We’ve made a checklist of the best craft breweries and wineries in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. Can you visit them all this season?

Smart Living Weekly – August 17, 2016

  Celebrate Burpee’s 75th Year at The Local Right in Our Region: Something new is brewing this month at Burpee Museum of Natural History, 737 N. Main St. in Rockford,…
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Brew Crew Opens Owly Oop Pub in UW Sports Factory

Rockford’s iconic Prairie Street Brewing Company is opening a new sports pub later this summer. Discover the co-owners’ plan to make Owly Oop Sports Pub the new local hot spot.

Rockford Brewing Co. & Dockside Taproom Serve Up Sporty Fun

A new cool, casual sports bar has arrived at Prairie Street Brewhouse, and it’s just steps away from delicious dockside dining.

Olympic Tavern: Changing with the Times for 7 Decades

Now in its third generation of family ownership, this longtime Rockford favorite is still serving the community as the “living room of the neighborhood.”

Smart Living Weekly – October 15, 2014

  Take a Seasonal Brew Tour Right in Our Region: Fall means fresh ingredients straight from the field: hops only hours off the vine, local pumpkins, smoky malts, seasonal spices….
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Smart Living Weekly – September 3, 2014

  Suds Shine at Pretzel City Brewfest Right in Our Region: Freeport’s Pretzel City Brewfest will honor the community’s past while celebrating its future. The event, a fundraiser for Freeport…
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Rockford Brewing Co.: Where Old and New Come Together

Prairie Street Brewhouse’s latest attraction joins a creative menu, craft brewing and a wicked location in one of downtown Rockford’s hottest new destinations.