Liquor Store Rockford IL

Local resource for liquor stores in Rockford. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to liquor stores and wine and spirits that have a wide variety of rums, vodkas, whiskies, tequilas, wines and beers, as well as advice on mixed drinks and drink recipes.

Stadium Lounge
(815) 962-7354
160 15th Ave
Rockford, IL
Description
Stadium Lounge - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Stadium Lounge, located at [Address], might just do the trick. Pretty barebones and without fanfare, but the prices are reasonable and there's no hassle at the door.

Brickhouse Lounge
(815) 968-6180
517 15th Ave
Rockford, IL
Description
Brickhouse Lounge - True, it might not be as cheap as a dive bar, but Brickhouse Lounge offers an upscale ambience with a laid back vibe. Located at [Address], it's a good "middle-tier" nightlife option.

Stoops
(815) 965-2685
1312 7th
Rockford, IL
Description
Stoops - If you're trying to impress your date, Stoops is the place to do it. The drinks are strong, the atmosphere laid back and welcoming. Grab a seat and check out the many specials Stoops offers.

Cub's Tap
(815) 968-4870
1103 Broadway
Rockford, IL
Description
Cub's Tap, located at [Address], has an atmosphere that's bordering on dive. Don't take a date there-unless she's cool as hell and is super low-maintenance-but it's a good place to chill and unwind. -Review of Cub's Tap

Der Rathskeller
(815) 963-2922
1132 Auburn St
Rockford, IL
Description
Der Rathskeller - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Der Rathskeller will do the trick. Grab a seat at the welcoming bar and order one of the many brews on hand. The bartender will likely hook you up if you become a regular and then you'll really have your very own place where everyone knows your name.

Office
(815) 965-0344
513 E State St
Rockford, IL
Description
Office - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Office? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

Lamont's Restaurant & Lounge
(815) 961-9771
403 15th Ave
Rockford, IL
Description
Lamont's Restaurant & Lounge - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Lamont's Restaurant & Lounge fits right in the middle of the bell curve - a place to hit with your buddies on the way to your ultimate destination. Not the ideal spot for fabulous, drunken debauchery, but it's a good as place as any to pre-drink.

Shooter's Bar & Grill
(815) 399-0683
4007 E State St
Rockford, IL
Description
Shooter's Bar & Grill - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Shooter's Bar & Grill will do the trick. Grab a seat at the welcoming bar and order one of the many brews on hand. The bartender will likely hook you up if you become a regular and then you'll really have your very own place where everyone knows your name.

Mary's Place
(815) 962-7944
602 N Madison St
Rockford, IL
Description
Mary's Place - Happy hour never looked so good. Mary's Place, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

Cheers Of Rockford
(815) 282-9007
3207 N Main St
Rockford, IL
Description
Cheers Of Rockford - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Cheers Of Rockford is nowhere near the pages of Us Weekly or TMZ, but hey, beer is beer, whiskey is whiskey. A friendly neighborhood bar where you can pretty much wear whatever the hell you want. (But leave the cargo-shorts at home.)

How do they make beer, wine and liquor?

By Russ Cobbe

It's a good question and one you rarely think about on the way to the store to pick up a bottle or two of alcohol. They all involve some sort of fermenting process, which changes sugars in the ingredients into alcohol.

Beer

The basic ingredients are malted barley, yeast, water and sometimes other grains are added. Hops for example are used to make the resulting brew have a bitter flavor. Barley grain is turned into a malt by soaking it in water and allowing the grains to start germinating. The grains are then dried in a kiln, which stops the germination and voila you have malted barley. The malt is ground up and mashed with hot water, which is then boiled, the result is called wort. Next comes the fermentation process which starts with cooling down of the wort and the adding of yeast. The yeast turns the natural sugars that exist in the grain into alcohol over a period of time. The end result of course is beer.

Wine

The most important aspect of wine making is deciding when to pick the grapes from the vine. Conditions must be just right for the variety being used and the picking must be done quickly. Stems are removed from the grapes after picking and the skins are generally left on for at least 24 hours. The grapes are pressed to extract the juice from the grape. This juice is allowed to settle to remove any bits of skin. Yeast is added which turns the sugars in the grape juice to alcohol and carbon dioxide. There are specialized yeast cultures that act differently on the grape juice to provide different characteristics. The resulting wine is left so the yeast settles and the wine is drawn off, this can happen multiple times until the wine is clear. The wine is cold stabilized which precipitate white
crystals that are using in making tarter sauce. Finally the wine is filtered and bottled.

Liquor/Spirits

Spirits such as Rum, Vodka, Gin and Whiskey have a much higher alcohol percentage than wine o...

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