Brewery releases bottles
A brewery is releasing its first-ever bottles.
Rockford Brewing Co., or RBC, will release the of beer on April 7 at 5 p.m. at the brewery’s public house in Rockford, at 12 E. Bridge St.
First up in bottles for RBC are the 2013 and 2014 versions of the brewery’s Belgian Multigrain Anniversary Ale.
The Belgian beer is made with barley, wheat, rye and oats.
“It is very meaningful for us to choose our first- and second-anniversary brews for RBC’s first-ever bottle release,” RBC Co-Founder Seth Rivard said.
The beer will be part of a new series called the Enthusiast Collection.
RBC wanted to give people the freedom to cellar or age the beers in the 750 ml bottles.
RBC brewers hand bottled the beers in a process that took several days.
“We really wanted to have this particular beer be our first Enthusiast Collection release, as it has become a fan favorite, and it has been with us since day No. 1,” Rivard said. “It's a great beer to age in the cellar.”
People will be limited to two bottles of the beer per day.
There will be 100 bottles of the 2013 vintage and 500 bottles of the 2014 version.
Prices for the bottles will be $18 for 2013 and $15 for 2014.
Beyond the tap
Another Enthusiast Collection release is expected for late May, according to Rivard.
RBC also recently expanded its keg distribution footprint to include the entire state.