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Proud to distribute Founders Brewing Co’s line-up of award-winning craft brews!

LaMonica Beverages is the distributor for the Rockford/Northern Illinois of Founders Brewing Co’s entire line up of award-winning craft beers! Founders Brewing Co. has evolved into one of the highest recognized breweries in the United States. They have been ranked amongst the top breweries in the world by for the last five years, and have had several beers listed in the top one hundred beers of the world on You can find their line-up at your favorite area liquor store, grocery store, pub or restaurant… and Cheers!

Seasonal Beers!

All of our various craft brewer partners offer different style seasonal/specialty brews depending on time of year. Winter, Spring, Summer, Octoberfest, Pumpkin brews, Fall beers… whatever the season brings, we have a beer for you!

Urban Chestnut Brewing Co.

Urban Chestnut Brewing Company (UCBC) is an unconventional-minded yet tradition-oriented brewer of craft beer. Founded in early 2011 by Florian Kuplent- a German born and trained brewmaster with extensive experience at both small breweries, worldwide, and with the world’s largest, Anheuser-Busch, AND David Wolfe – a 20-year brewing industry member, who was also with Anheuser-Busch, Urban Chestnut operates two breweries in St. Louis, MO; Midtown Brewery & Biergarten at 3229 Washington Avenue in Midtown St. Louis and Grove Brewery & Bierhall at 4465 Manchester in Forest Park Southeast St. Louis, where it brews both small batches of artisanal, modern American beers (their Revolution series) and classically-crafted European styles (their Reverence series), and a third brewery, Urban Chestnut Hallertauer Brauerei, in the Hallertau region of Bavaria where it brews their Hallertauer Serie; small batches of locally sourced, Bavarian bier.

Blake’s Hard Cider Co.

At Blake’s Hard Cider Co., They like spicing things up. That’s why they put dimmers on the lights in their Cider House. And it’s why they created this sweet, heated blend of habanero pepper, mango and our famous Blake’s apples. Experience a hard cider that’s really, honestly, truly like no other. Experience El Chavo.
6.5% ALC. BY VOL.

Blake’s Flannel Mouth is made with a wide array of late season table and dessert apples. This succulent combination gives it a sweet flavor than finishes incredibly smoothly. Made 100% with Michigan-grown apples, Flannel Mouth is sure to win you over. Again and again.
6.5% ALC. BY VOL.

It’s impossible to replicate a Michigan summer. Recreating a northern night under the stars would be a futile endeavor. So, they did the next best thing – they crafted summer’s perfect ally. Experience WakeFire, a comforting blend of Michigan-grown cherries, orange peel and the famous Blake’s apples.
6.5% ALC. BY VOL.

Tighthead Brewing Company

LaMonica Beverages is the proud distributor of Tighthead Brewing Company’s line-up of craft beers! Tighthead Brewing Company is a local production brewery in Mundelein, Illinois that is dedicated to crafting quality beer for all seasons. Nestled in a small community in Northern Illinois, Tighthead provides fresh, quality craft beer to Winnebago, Boone and Lake County, as well as all of the Chicago-land area.

Irie IPA is a malty and complex IPA. Named for the Jamaican word “Irie” meaning “good, excellent, great or of good quality”,” this beer is all of those and more. With an original gravity of about 1.070, the malt profile provides a sturdy backbone for the generous amount of Simcoe, Centennial and Columbus hops. American Ale yeast ferments this beer cleanly allowing the dank hop qualities to come through in all their glory!
ABV: 4.8%
IBU: 19.8

Chilly Water (American Pale Ale) Wheat based Pale Ale that fermented very clean with American ale yeast giving it a crisp, refreshing finish. Citra and Amarillo hops provide an aroma and flavor of mango, tangerine and other soft citrus fruit. Warning, this beer may cause a widespread panic… hint at the name’s origin.
ABV: 4.8%
IBU: 40.1

Scarlet Fire (Red Ale) is an American style Red Ale. The name coming from the reference to the playful, improvisational transitions between Grateful Dead song’s Scarlet Begonias and Fire on the Mountain, has a nice balance of malt sweetness from caramel malt and subtle toasty notes from roasted barley. The beer is brewed with American Ale yeast, and the hops are East Kent Golding’s, paying tribute to its heritage as an Irish Red Ale.
ABV: 5.6%
IBU: 19.8

Comfortably Blonde (Blonde Ale) is an easy drinking American Blonde Ale. This blonde is lighter and less bitter than traditional Pales Ales yet contains plenty of malt sweetness to support the ample additions of Crystal hops. Brewed with American Ale yeast, this is a perfect gateway beer for the mainstream American Pilsner beer drinker.
ABV: 4.8%
IBU: 19.8

Generations Brewing Company

LaMonica Beverages is the partner distributor to Generations Brewing Company, out of Freeport, Illinois. Much like LaMonica Beverages, Generation’s is a family-owned, family-operated brewing company with a sentiment, “Like Father, Like Son, Like None…” The 8,400 sq. ft. brewing facility and Taproom are state of the art. Generations beers range from crisp and refreshing to hoppy and bold. There is a long list of ingredients used to create their unique recipes. Generations can be seen locally in festivals such as Screw City Beer Festival in Rockford, and the Pretzel City Brewfest in Freeport. Be sure to stop at your favorite spot and ask for a Generations brew!

On Draught

Pretzel City Amber – American Amber Ale – 5.1% abv, 30 ibu

Craft brewing is all about celebrating tradition and heritage, and getting to have fun while doing so. The amber ale is loaded up with melanoidin and caramel malts. They actually throw locally made pretzels right into the mash tun!

No Promises Pale Ale – Extra Pale Ale – 5.9% abv, 63 ibu

Get ready to take an adventure and explore the world of Humulus Lupulus, Hops. Expect the unexpected, every batch of No Promises will be hopped with several different hop varieties every time they make it!

Wintergreen IPA – India Pale Ale – 7.4% abv, 81 ibu

IPA will always be a poplar style. This new batch includes a touch od winter as real spruce tips were included in the boil. Ridiculous amounts of Citra and Simcoe hops express themselves in an extremely pungent aroma with a beautifully balanced malt background. But honestly, some beers just speak for themselves.

5 Blend (Seasonal) – Belgian Rye Saison – 7.0% abv, 18 ibu

A traditionally seasonal ale delicious enough to brew all year long. This Franco – Belgian style beer is fermented unusually warm to produce endless amounts of flavor including pineapple, bubblegum, and white peppercorn. A blend of five different yeast strains and a large addition of rye malt leaves this beer spicy, and higher in alcohol.