National Beer Day is celebrated on April 7 each year to commemorate President Franklin D. Roosevelt signing the Cullen-Harrison act in 1933 and making the comment, "I think this would be a good time for a beer." If you care to celebrate the day with a frosty beverage or 2, here's the top 4 Stateline breweries to check out according to Yelp.

  1. Rockford Brewing Company - 200 Prairie St., Rockford
  2. Carlyle Brewing Company - 215 East State St., Rockford
  3. Granite City Food & Brewery - 7140 Harrison Ave., Rockford
  4. Pig Minds Brewing - 4080 Steele Dr., Machesney Park


Now, don't get me wrong, all of the above breweries are fabulous, but as a beer lover, I think Yelp users missed a few on the list:

  • Oasis Micro Pub - 901 East State St., Rockford
  • Olympic Tavern - 2327 North Main St.; Rockford
  • Rural on Tap - 1710 Rural St., Rockford

What's your favorite beer stop in Rockford? Let's add to the list, so we can all celebrate National Beer Day in style!