Rockford Region Launches New Craft Beer Festival

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- Screw City Brew Festival tickets are on sale now!

What: Craft beer lovers will have the chance to try some fresh brews when a new festival kicks off this fall. The Screw City Beer Festival hits the streets in the heart of Rockford featuring craft beer from local, regional and national breweries. Over 100 beers from 30 breweries will be served. Only 1,500 tickets will be sold for this event.

When: Saturday, September 10 1 – 6 p.m.

Where: Intersection of State and Main Streets
Centered at the intersection of State and Main Streets in downtown Rockford, Illinois, the Festival will span one block north, south, east, and west of this intersection.

Admission: General Admission: $25 - includes 5oz. plastic pilsner tasting cup, event guide and 25 drink tickets

VIP Ticket: $50 - includes 5oz. tasting glass, VIP hour from 12-1 p.m. with special releases, 30 drink tickets, event guide and Srew City Beer Festival t-shirt.

Tickets can be purchased online at

Why: While this is the first year for the event, organizers believe it will grow on an annual basis and attract regional attention.

On-site Contact: Aaron Sleger, event organizer: 815.319.3759

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