— How can you turn an empty keg into a brewing machine?
That’s what beer aficionados in this small Kentucky town want to know.
The city of Rockford is hosting the third annual WILD Beer Fest, which starts Friday.
It’s the brainchild of local brewmaster, brewer and local TV personality Chris Wood, who is also the founder of the Rockford Brewing Company.
The fest, which also will feature a beer tour, food and beer competitions, is part of the nonprofit group’s efforts to inspire local businesses to create new businesses and help keep the community afloat.
The event will take place on Saturday, March 9, at the Rock County Courthouse.
Tickets cost $30 for adults and $15 for children ages 12 and under.WILD Beerfest is also a way for the Rockfords brewery to raise money for its local food bank.
The food bank is a 501(c)(3) organization, and donations are tax-deductible.
The Rockford brewery, which is located on Main Street, is known for its beers.
One of its most popular beers is WILD, a blonde ale made with local hops.
Wood says it’s also popular among students who are in the 10th grade.
The beer has been a hit with the Rock Ford community, Wood said.
There are also a lot of people who come here and want to have a beer with friends, he said.