One of the first pubs to order up more kegs was the Rogue River Tavern which was featuring the White Peak Wheat. We made sure to visit there next so as not to miss out on any beer. This very drinkable German style wheat is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Our next destination, Reds on the River was filled to capacity but we were able to get in after making dinner reservations. The Hoplust IPA was a great compliment to the restaurant’s excellent food. The complimentary bread was delicious as were the meals which included seafood, burgers, salads and soup.
Our last two destination proved to have my personal favorite beers of the night. First up was the Rogue River Brown at Grill One Eleven which has the absolute perfect balance of malt and hops. Brewmaster Jeff Sheehan met up with us here and was happy to share with us the details of all of his various brews. Next followed a visit to the Corner Bar for the Carriage House Ale; This beer is an easy drinking, very balanced almost session beer clocking in at 5.9% ABV. The Corner Bar stayed open an extra hour until thirsty beer drinkers finally deplenished the last keg. A total of 30 kegs of beers were distributed throughout the night, and good news is that you should be able to continue to find Rockford beers on tap throughout downtown Rockford until next month’s Grand Opening!