Forest City Brewers News and Headlines
NEW MEETING LOCATION!!
Start With our January 2015 meeting we will be changing the location of our meetings to Rockford Brewing Co. We will most likely be using the large room to the left as you enter
the front doors. If this room is reserved for a different event there are rooms in the center of the building we will use. Like with Thunder Bay, if the room location changes we will
let you know ahead of time. If you have never been to Rockford Brewing Co. below is their address. If the front parking lot is full there is parking in the back of the building and across the street.
Rockford Brewing Co.
200 Prairie St., Rockford IL
The Forest City Brewers would like to thank Thunder Bay management and all their employees for their hospitality these past years. You have always been welcoming to us and the FCB will
not forget about you.
Another Succesfull Screw City Beer Festival
Well, another Screw City Beer Festival has come and gone. Thank you to everyone who came out to the festival.
Also thank you to all the FCB members who provided beer to the festival. I want to especially thank everyone who stopped by the Forest City Brewer's tent.
At the end of the day all 9 kegs (45 Gallons) of beer was served. It's been a couple years since FCB was at the festival and we got a very warm welcome back by everyone at the festival.
We are looking forward to next year to once again show the brewing talents within the FCB Club.
Illinois House Bill 630
ILLINOIS HB630 IS
So, what does this mean for homebrewers?
now have the following requirements:
* No one under 21 years of age may
homebrew, and beer may not be sold at anytime.
* The Commission must
regulate the activities outside the homebrewer's residence.
* A license
must be obtained if beer is offered at a festival.
* Dram Shop Liability
Insurance is required.
* Samples (at festivals only) may be given to
consumers, at least 21 years of age, but no more than three 2 ounce samples to
each consumer. Note: Previously, these festivals gave full size beers to
basically anyone who asked, which is one of the reasons why the Commission
shut them down.
* Homebrewers may not brew anywhere outside the home other
than at a business at a fixed location that sells supplies and offers
* Homebrewers may hold contests at a licensed
premises; however, only judges (certified by a National Homebrewing
Organization) may sample the beer. At no time may the homebrewers give their
beer to anyone at a licensed premises other than a certified judge.
more information. Go to the Illinois General Assembly website for details about the bill.
New Homebrew Supply store
During the February
meeting there was a discussion about a new Homebrew Supply store in Janesville
WI called Farmhouse Brewing Supply . Here is a link to their website and a map
Here are some really neat tap handles to check out from