LOVES PARK (WIFR) -- Those interested in making their own beer can now visit the Stateline's first craft home brew store.
The Rock River Spirits in Loves Park is officially open for business. It's right off of Forest Hills Road on Edward Drive. Besides beer it's also a distillery with eight liquors and four types of Whiskey.
Owner Tim Slocum hopes to eventually turn the place into a winery as well. The problem he's been running into is getting the right state and local permits, that's why he expanding into the beer business.
"I picked up the home brew store to replace some of that and keep some business coming in for different things it all works together because were using the grains for the brew shop and the distillery so it works well together," Slocum said.
Slocum says if all the permits are approved his business would be the first of its kind in the state.