Breweries in Illinois


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  • Koval Distillery
    Robert Birnecker and Sonat Birnecker-Hart are devoted to the art of distilling. For Robert, it’s a family tradition: he still treasures memories of his grandparents’ award-winning Austrian distillery, where he often helped out as a child. A graduate of Oxford and the University of London, Robert's wife, Sonat, gave up a tenured academic position to pursue the couple’s dream of making their own spirits from scratch. Today, Robert and Sonat’s award-winning Koval Distillery is the first to open in Chicago’s city limits since Prohibition. There, they blend classic, mainstream techniques with contemporary, indie methods, ensuring quality by using only certified organic and kosher ingredients grown in the Midwest. Using a Kothe potstill custom-made and hand-built in Germany, the husband-and-wife team produces small-batch spirits, including five original white whiskeys made from rye, oat, wheat, millet, and spelt mash. They also distill Lion’s Pride aged whiskeys, plus a selection of liqueurs and brandies, such as bierbrand made with Dynamo Copper Lager from neighbor Metropolitan Brewing. These spirits have won multiple local and national awards, from Whisky Magazine’s 100 Greatest Distilleries to Visit to the Chicago Reader’s Best Local Distillery.
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    5121 North Ravenswood Avenue
    Chicago, IL US
  • Fox Valley Homebrew & Winery Supplies
    Nestled inside its window-laden storefront is Fox Valley Homebrew & Winery Supplies, a cozy, personable shop for home brewers and winemakers. Here, DIY brewers and vintners of all levels can snag equipment and ingredients for their projects in the form of fermenters, wine yeast, and winemaking books that, if stomped on hard enough, produce a floral bouquet with balanced tannins.
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    14 West Downer Place Suite 12
    Aurora, IL US
  • Granite City Food and Brewery
    If you haven't eaten at Granite City Food and Brewery, it's the perfect time to visit the hugely-popular bar. It's a culinary destination for visitors interested in great quality and fantastic service. No specific attire is required, so feel free to dress casually and comfortably. If you're on the lookout for the perfect spot for family or friends, it's been reviewed as a solid option for large groups and kids. WiFi is offered for those who'd like to get connected. If you just want to stop by for a beverage, the restaurant has a pretty broad selection at its bar. Specializing in both lunch and dinner, chances are you won't walk away from Granite City Food and Brewery disappointed. The food, in general, is "delicious" and "great." Don't worry about trying to find a spot on the street, as visitors to the restaurant do have access to a private parking lot nearby. Prefer to pedal your way there? Bicycle parking is also provided.
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    7140 Harrison Ave
    Rockford, IL US
  • Granite City Food and Brewery
    Enjoy a casual night out at Granite City Food and Brewery, a local American restaurant. If you're avoiding fat or gluten, you can still eat great at Granite City Food and Brewery, which offers a number of low-fat and gluten-free choices. TVs are also on hand in the bar to keep up with the latest scores. At Granite City Food and Brewery, kids of all ages are welcome. The patio tables outside of Granite City Food and Brewery are the perfect spot for a summer meal. Not to be overlooked is Granite City Food and Brewery's no-charge wifi. Give the restaurant a call to reserve your table if you're headed over on a weeknight — it can get quite busy with the after-work crowds. You can also grab your grub to go. null If you go out for a nice meal, it doesn't need to cost $100, come treat yourself at Granite City Food and Brewery. All major credit cards are accepted. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the restaurant, but the dinner menu is the real standout.
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    230 Conference Center Dr
    East Peoria, IL US
  • DESTIHL-Champaign
    American fare gets an edgy makeover at DESTIHL-Champaign. Life is all about choices, and they are not limited here with plenty of gluten-free and low-fat dishes. Toast your evening out at DESTIHL-Champaign with a glass of beer or wine from their lengthy drink list. Families will feel right at home at DESTIHL-Champaign with its kid-friendly menu and atmosphere. Plan your next big gathering at DESTIHL-Champaign — patrons will appreciate the spacious interior, and there's even a private room for special occasions. DESTIHL-Champaign offers patio seating in the warmer months. You can tote your laptop here to take advantage of the free wifi. The dress code is strictly casual at DESTIHL-Champaign, so come as you are (and as you are comfortable). For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your grub to go. A catering menu is also available if you're looking to dazzle the patrons at your next shindig. Find a space on the street or park in the lot not far from the restaurant. A visit to DESTIHL-Champaign will set you back less than $30 per person, so you can make it a regular part of your schedule. DESTIHL-Champaign offers a wide variety of payment options, including payment by major credit card. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but it's the dinner menu that really draws the crowds.
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    301 N Neil St
    Champaign, IL US
  • Gordon Biersch
    Catch up with your friends over a bite to eat at Gordon Biersch, a local American bistro. Healthy food is in, as it should be, come here for a tasty, low-fat and gluten-free bite. Toast your evening out at Gordon Biersch with a glass of beer or wine from their lengthy drink list. Parents, bring your kids along to Gordon Biersch, where you'll find a family-friendly menu and ambience. Outdoor seating is ready for diners on those warm summer days. Gordon Biersch can provide comfortable seating options for parties of any size. Tap into the free wireless Internet at Gordon Biersch. Don't get stuck waiting for a table — the restaurant accepts reservations. Show up in sneakers or a suit at Gordon Biersch, where dining in comfort is of utmost importance. Hosting a swanky shindig? Call up Gordon Biersch for their catering services. Dining out isn't your only option here — pickup is available, too. The parking lot near Gordon Biersch will have you in and out in a jiffy. Bike parking is quick and easy at Gordon Biersch. Meals at Gordon Biersch are incredibly tasty and reasonably priced around $30.
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    639 E Boughton Rd
    Bolingbrook, IL US

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