Rockford soon to spill over with craft beer

Just arrived, direct from Portland, Oregon, are seven custom crafted stainless steel Rockford Brewing Company brew tanks.	Photo by CLIFF HILL

by CLIFF AND NANCY 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 weeks, a flurry of activity has been in evidence inside and out of the craft brewery. Seven, custom crafted to RBC’s […]

Rockford Brewing slated to open soon

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Slow and steady wins the race. Rockford Brewing Co. partners are still aiming for a late summer opening of their signature microbrewery in the heart of downtown Rockford. The three tortoises Jeff Sheehan, Seth Rivard, and Brien Dews are crossing every ‘T’ and dotting every ‘i’ in order to achieve an authentic Northwoods Bavarian lodge […]

Rockford Brewing Company promises to be worth the wait

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 CLIFF HILL

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Everywhere we travel in West Michigan we are met with the question, “When is Rockford Brewing Company (RBC) going to open its doors?” The buzz of anticipation in the greater Grand Rapids area for RBC’s opening is absolutely amazing. Here’s the “scoop” directly from RBC’s Brewmaster Jeff Sheehan’s mouth. “Taking […]

Rockford Brewing Company on tap for 2012

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By CLIFF AND NANCY HILL “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 having a dream of opening a microbrewery in downtown Rockford specializing in craft beers. Microbreweries have been a growth […]