The Oldest Brewery In Illinois Has Been Doing Things The Old-Fashioned Way Since 1871

History and great beer come together for an amazing experience at Illinois’ oldest brewery. Located in Rockford, this riverside restaurant is a wonderful spot for casual dates and special events.

This award-winning brewery is iconic to this part of the state. Scroll on for more details.

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Prairie Street Brewing Co. is located at 200 Prairie St., Rockford, IL 61107, and you can learn more on its website or Facebook page.

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