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Hirtenstraße 19, 10178 Berlin +49 30 240 414 20 office@baro.com
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Welcome to Forgottonia Brewing

Welcome to Forgottonia Brewing

What is Forgottonia?

In the late 1960s, a group of concerned citizens dubbed a sixteen-county section of west-central Illinois “Forgottonia” in protest of the lack of state and federal investment in highways and other infrastructure in the region.

What started as a tongue-in-cheek name grew into a satirical movement by the early 1970s, when Forgottonia leaders appointed a governor, selected a capital, and threatened secession so they could declare war, immediately surrender, and then petition for foreign aid. They even had their own flag: the white flag of surrender.

Thanks in part to these efforts, our region now enjoys a passenger train route to Chicago and an improved system of bridges and highways that allow for easier access to our little slice of Illinois.

Over the years, Forgottonia has come to stand for the deep connection the people of west-central Illinois feel to our region and the playful and irreverent refusal to let ourselves be forgotten. We at Forgottonia Brewing are proud to carry on this legacy by providing independently crafted beers produced right here in the heart of Forgottonia.



  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm (Record Night at 7 pm)
  • Thursday: 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm (Trivia at 7 pm)
  • Friday: 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm (MUSIC B!NGO at 7 pm)
  • Saturday: 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
  • Sunday: 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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Do you have food?

While we are not a restaurant, we allow outside food & deliveries from local restaurants. We also sell snack items like pretzels, popcorn, and chips in the taproom. Additionally, we try to host food trucks when possible (check our Upcoming Events Page for a list of food truck dates and times)

Do you have anything other than beer?

Yes, we always have guest hard cider & wine on tap as well as our house-made hard seltzer. We also stock craft sodas, canned cocktails, & N/A Beer. Finally, there’s a water station.

Are people under 21 allowed in the taproom/beer garden?

All ages are allowed; however, anyone under 21 must be accompanied by an acting parent.

It’s a holiday. Are you still open?

We update our Facebook, Google Business, and Instagram accounts as well as our weekly newsletter (signup below) with any closures outside of our regular hours.

Are dogs allowed in the Beer Garden?

Unfortunately, since we are a manufacturing facility, the local health department does not allow us to welcome dogs except service animals. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Can I book a private event in the taproom/beer garden?

Unfortunately, we don’t have a private event space, so regular operating hours are not an option. If you are interested in a day & time that we are not open to the public, we may be able to work something out. Please use our Contact US Form to get the ball rolling.