Once you meet Brandon Wright, Owner and Head of Brewing Operations at Werk Force Brewing (to name just a couple of his titles), step inside his taproom or sample his brews at a festival, it’s immediately clear that he thrives on a never-ending passion for experimentation. It’s at the boiling, bubbling core of everything he does. His zeal for exploring new ingredients and flavors stems from more than a dozen years of homebrewing and the last five years running Chicago Brew Werks, one of the most successful homebrew supply shops in the country. He even owned a hop farm for a few years.
After years of countless customer requests to share his beers with the public, Wright started Werk Force Brewing inside his shop with his wife, Amanda, and Head Brewer Steve Woertendyke. With a focus on small batches of big, bold beer styles, the taplist reads just like you’d expect one to from a homebrewing-inspired brewery. From juicy double IPAs and massive barleywines to barrel-aged wild ales and Russian imperial stouts, there’s never a shortage of variety on their constantly rotating menu.
Visit the shop and taproom, and you’ll no doubt get the bug to do some experimenting of your own. Where else can you grab a pint or two of unique beers, learn how Brandon and Steve made them and walk out with the ingredients to try brewing them yourself? You can further conduct your testing at Naperville Ale Fest, where Werk Force Brewing will be pouring some of their latest creations.
Get your tickets today to Ballpark Ale Fest Rockford taking place on Saturday, June 4, 2016. Ballpark Ale Fest will hit the Rockford Rivets stadium, combining two of America’s favorite things, Americana pastime and craft beer. The fest will feature a variety of unique American craft beers, local food and live music. A craft beer fest is about more than just beer, it’s about the experiences – the opportunity to experience craft beer in a unique setting with like minded people. We look forward to seeing you at the fest…
Ballpark Ale Fest Rockford
Saturday, June 4th
1:00 to 5:00 pm
Rockford Rivest Stadium
4503 Interstate Blvd
Loves Park, IL 61111