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Rockford soon to spill over with craft beer

August 23, 2012 // 0 Comments

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL  Just arrived, direct from Portland, Oregon, are seven custom crafted stainless steel Rockford Brewing Company brew tanks. Photo by CLIFF HILL Ladies and gentlemen, “whet” your whistles. The long awaited and much anticipated opening of Rockford’s signature microbrewery, Rockford Brewing Company (RBC), is close (or closer) at hand. In recent [...]

Rockford Brewing Company promises to be worth the wait

April 19, 2012 // 0 Comments

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Standing behind an imaginary main floor glass window that will soon reveal the gleaming stainless steel workings of Rockford Brewing Company’s “Brew House” are brewery partners (L to R) Jeff Sheehan, Brien Dews, and Seth Rivard. The devils in the details and each and every day the partners go over a punch list of “to-do’s”. Photo by [...]

Rockford Brewing Company on tap for 2012

November 17, 2011 // 0 Comments

By CLIFF AND NANCY HILL (l to r) Brien Dews, Seth Rivard, and Jeff Sheehan on the White Pine Trail in front of the building that, in 2012, will become Rockford Brewing Company. “It was a short 2-month courtship and a marriage made in heaven,” said Rockford resident Brien Dews in speaking about a recently formed partnership with two other Rockford residents, all three [...]