Category: Tasting

Whiskey On The Rock: Grand Whiskey Tasting

We’re hosting our first ever Grand Whiskey Tasting at Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens on Saturday, May 19th. We are projected to have over 20 tables featuring a full range of American, Scotch, and Irish whiskey. Hors d’oeuvres will be provided by Toni’s of Winnebago. Samples of beer from Spiteful Brewing and wine will be provided as well.

Tickets are $60 per person in which $25 is donated to the Rockford Park District, $25 is applied toward any order you place that night, and $10 toward food. It’s an incredible deal!

Tickets are required for entrance and are available for purchase here at Artale & Co. Attendance is limited and tickets will go fast!

Penrose Brewing | Geneva, IL

This Thursday, January 18th, we welcome Penrose Brewing to Rockford with an in-store beer tasting.

The following beers will be tasted out. Get to know them a little better…



This beer packs a ton of Hop Head Farms Chinook hop goodness into a golden blonde base. Tropical fruits, assertive hop bite and an ample dankness fuel our fresh Taproom IPA.

ABV: 7.1%  |  IBU: 85  //  Malt — 2 Row, Carapils  //  Hops — Chinook, Columbus, Cascade


Another step in our low-ABV kettle-soured series, our Session Sour utilizes Amarillo hops to bring a grapefruit pop to welcome in clean tartness and shandy-like brightness.

ABV: 4.0%  |  IBU: 15  //  Malt — 2 Row, Carapils  //  Hops — Columbus, Amarillo  //  Yeast — Saison II, Lactobacillus


Full of chocolate, roast and toasted marshmallow flavors layered on top of a sticky, aromatic, Simcoe hop note that finishes smooth and silky.

ABV: 10.5%  |  IBU: 60


About Penrose:

“We focus on Belgian inspired session ales, oak barrel-aging, fresh hop flavors and alternative fermentation. Our beers are brewed with intention, as part of a ‘beer first’ culture. Our pursuit of balance inspires effort to bring order to random. Our lives are enriched by personal experience, some more common than others, but each as unique as the next. This random collective becomes who we are, what we do, and how we remember. We liken our beers to these experiences.”