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.

Smart Living Weekly – August 6, 2014

  Foodie Fun at Burpee ‘The Local’ Event Right in Our Region: What better place for a summer celebration of all things local, than on the Burpee Museum’s Riverview Terrace…
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New Glarus: America’s Little Switzerland

Talk about love of ancestry. The folks in this small Wisconsin town know exactly where they came from, and where they’re headed. Explore how you can be part of the fun this season.