$45 for a holiday gift package ($74 value)
- Two passes for a brewery tour
- Two tulip glasses
- A four-pack of 16-ounce Pollyanna IPA
- 32-ounce howler, plus a gift certificate to fill it up
- Two coasters
- One brewery sticker
Pollyanna Brewing Company
Pollyanna Brewing Company's brewmaster, Brian Pawola, is a bit of a beer nerd. What else do you call a guy who has a favorite yeast cocktail? Fortunately, Pawola's devotion to craft beer is apparent in every single aspect of the Lemont brewery he calls home.
The four flagship brews: These consist of a porter, a pale ale, a golden ale, and an IPA. The porter is named Eleanor in an homage to novelist Eleanor H. Porter, who wrote the classic children's book Pollyanna back in 1913.
The experimental styles: The team loves to try new things, which can mean playing with barrel-aging, fruits, and wild yeasts.
The rigorous process behind it all: The eight-step process involves only Illinois-made gear, and it ends in responsible grain-recycling—plus, of course, beers infused with complex, delectable flavors.