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Last updated: November 26, 2000


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60000: Palatine
Arlington Heights - Lake Barrington - Lake Villa - Libertyville - Lincolnshire - Richmond - South Barrington - Woodstock

O'Grady's Brewery and Pub #1
O'Grady Brewing
372 East Golf Road
Arlington Heights IL 60005

Phone: +1 847-640-0600
Fax: +1 847-640-0735

Brewpub
15.0 points / 8 beers
Opened May 13, 1996.
Brewer: Bob Ward.
Capacity 1,500 barrels.
Millrose Brewing
45 South Barrington Road
South Barrington IL 60010

Phone: +1 847-382-7673
Fax: +1 847-382-7693

Brewpub
13.5 points / 7 beers
Opened October 1, 1991.
Brewer: Jerry Riordan.
Capacity 600 barrels.
Wild Onion Brewing
28W039 Commercial Avenue
Lake Barrington IL 60010

Phone: +1 847-304-1183

Microbrewery
16.0 points / 2 beers
Brewer: Mike Kainz.
Columbia Bay Brewery Restaurant and Pub
38744 North Highway 59
Lake Villa IL 60046

Phone: +1 847-356-8550
Fax: +1 847-356-3694

Brewpub
13.0 points / 2 beers
Opened November 20, 1998.
Mickey Finn's Brewery #1
Libertyville Brewing
412 North Milwaukee Avenue
Libertyville IL 60048

Phone: +1 847-362-6688
Fax: +1 847-362-3121

Brewpub
15.5 points / 10 beers
Opened August 24, 1993.
Brewer: Ryan Ashley, Bill Stephenson.
Capacity 2,500 barrels.
Mickey Finn's Brewery #2
Libertyville IL 60048


Microbrewery - Planned
Flatlander's Chophouse and Brewery
200 Village Green
PO Box 538
Lincolnshire IL 60069

Phone: +1 847-821-1234
Fax: +1 847-821-1221

Brewpub
16.5 points / 10 beers
Opened April 19, 1996.
Brewer: Greg Browne.
Capacity 3,200 barrels.
JW Platek's Restaurant and Brewery
8609 Highway 12
Richmond IL 60071

Phone: +1 815-678-4078
Fax: +1 815-678-2025

Brewpub
Opened September 1, 1997.
Brewer: James Platek.
Woodstock Brewing and Bottling
PO Box 236
Woodstock IL 60098

Beer Marketing Company - Closed
12.5 points / 1 beer
Closed June 1, 1995.

60100: Carol Stream
Dekalb - Dundee - Elgin - Elmhurst - Glen Ellyn - Hoffman Estates - Saint Charles - Schaumburg - Villa Park

Box Office Brewery and Restaurant
145 North Third Street
Dekalb IL 60115

Brewpub - Closed
12.5 points / 1 beer
Opened January 14, 1994.
Closed February 1, 1998.
Capacity 1,000 barrels.
Emmett's Tavern and Brewery
128 West Main Street
Dundee IL 60118

Phone: +1 847-428-4500

Brewpub
15.0 points / 2 beers
Prairie Rock Brewing #1
127 South Grove Avenue
Elgin IL 60120

Phone: +1 847-622-8888
Fax: +1 847-622-9587

Brewpub
15.0 points / 7 beers
Opened October 30, 1995.
Brewer: Rob Hunter.
Capacity 2,400 barrels.
American Beer Works
383 Romans Road
Elmhurst IL 60126

Phone: +1 630-941-1111

Microbrewery
Opened November 15, 1997.
Brewer: Craig Dinehart.
Capacity 20,000 barrels.
Formerly Pavichevich.
Pavichevich Brewing
383 Romans Road
Elmhurst IL 60126

Microbrewery - Closed
10.0 points / 1 beer
Opened March 13, 1989.
Closed August 5, 1997.
Capacity 20,000 barrels.
Now part of Goose Island.
Glen Ellyn Brewing
433 North Main Street
Glen Ellyn IL 60137

Phone: +1 630-942-1140
Fax: +1 630-942-1143

Brewpub
14.0 points / 6 beers
Opened June 25, 1996.
Brewer: Mike Engelke.
Prairie Rock Brewing #2
1385 North Meacham Road
Schaumburg IL 60173

Phone: +1 847-605-9900

Brewpub
Fox Bay Brewing
112 North First Avenue
Saint Charles IL 60174

Phone: +1 630-587-0300

Brewpub
15.0 points / 1 beer
Opened 1999.
Brewer: Terry Richardson.
Lunar Brewing
54 East St.Charles Road
Villa Park IL 60181

Phone: +1 630-530-2077

Brewpub
Brewer: Mike Pezan.
G. Heileman Brewing
(Stroh Brewery Company)
1721 Moon Lake Boulevard, Suite 205
Hoffman Estates IL 60194

Corporate Headquarters - Closed
Closed December 31, 1999.

60400: South Suburban Chicago
Berwyn - Flossmoor - Morris - Orland Park - Posen

Weinkeller Brewery #1
6417 West Roosevelt Road
Berwyn IL 60402

Brewpub - Closed
14.5 points / 12 beers
Opened July 1, 1988.
Closed June 1, 2000.
Capacity 1,500 barrels.
Flossmoor Station Brewery
1035 Sterling Avenue
Flossmoor IL 60422

Phone: +1 708-957-2739
Fax: +1 708-798-1597

Brewpub
14.5 points / 1 beer
Opened July 1, 1996.
Brewer: Todd Ashman.
Capacity 750 barrels.
FireHouse Restaurant and Brewing
124 West Illinois Avenue
Morris IL 60450

Phone: +1 815-941-4700
Fax: +1 815-941-4800

Brewpub
Opened 2000.
Brewer: Matt Brennan.
Harrison's Brewery and Restaurant
15845 LaGrange Road
Orland Park IL 60462

Phone: +1 708-226-0100
Fax: +1 708-226-0200

Brewpub
Opened May 4, 1998.
Brewer: Thanh Van Vu.
Capacity 1,750 barrels.
RJ's Ginseng Beer Company
14828 McKinley Avenue
Posen IL 60469

Beer Marketing Company - Closed
No longer producing beer.

60500: Fox Valley
Aurora - Downers Grove - Naperville - Warrenville - Westmont

America's Brewpub
Walter Payton's Roundhouse
205 North Broadway
Aurora IL 60507

Phone: +1 630-264-2739
Fax: +1 630-892-0232

Brewpub
15.0 points / 5 beers
Opened March 20, 1996.
Brewer: Tom Sweeney.
Capacity 7,000 barrels.
Founders Hill Brewing
5200 Main Street
Downers Grove IL 60515

Phone: +1 630-963-2739
Fax: +1 630-963-2777

Brewpub
14.5 points / 7 beers
Opened June 21, 1996.
Brewer: Karl Fitzloff.
Capacity 2,400 barrels.
Rock Bottom - Warrenville
28256 Diehl Road
Warrenville IL 60555

Phone: +1 630-836-1380

Brewpub
Opened November 1, 1998.
Brewer: Dave Chichura.
Two Brothers Brewing
30W114 Butterfield Road
Warrenville IL 60555

Phone: +1 800-451-6348
Fax: +1 630-393-2323

Microbrewery
15.0 points / 3 beers
Opened April 15, 1997.
Brewer: Jason Ebel.
Weinkeller Brewpub #2
651 Westmont Drive
Westmont IL 60559

Phone: +1 708-789-2236
Fax: +1 708-789-2368

Brewpub
Opened February 28, 1992.
Brewer: Udo Harttung.
Capacity 750 barrels.
Taylor Brewing
200 East Fifth Avenue
Naperville IL 60563

Phone: +1 630-717-8000
Fax: +1 630-717-8069

Brewpub
14.0 points / 5 beers
Opened April 15, 1994.
Brewer: Ed Bronson.
Capacity 237 barrels.

60600: Chicago
Naperville

State Street Brewing Company
(Evansville Brewing)
2555 South Leavitt Street
Chicago IL 60608

Beer Marketing Company - Closed
15.0 points / 1 beer
Opened October 1, 1995.
Closed 1997.
Purchased by Evansville.
Rock Bottom - Chicago
1 West Grand Avenue
Chicago IL 60611

Phone: +1 312-755-9339
Fax: +1 312-755-0164

Brewpub
Opened October 26, 1995.
Brewer: Mark Pechenik.
Goose Island Beer Company - Fulton Street
1800 West Fulton Street
Chicago IL 60612

Phone: +1 800-466-7363
Fax: +1 312-733-1692

Microbrewery
14.5 points / 6 beers
Opened November 1, 1995.
Brewer: Greg Hall.
Capacity 120,000 barrels.
Brewing Company No. 9
2350 North Clybourn Avenue
Chicago IL 60614

Brewpub - Closed
Opened October 1, 1998.
Goose Island Beer Company - Lincoln Park
1800 North Clybourn Avenue
Chicago IL 60614

Phone: +1 312-915-0071
Fax: +1 312-337-0172

Brewpub
15.5 points / 18 beers
Opened May 19, 1988.
Capacity 2,500 barrels.
Hopcats Restaurant and Brewery
2354 North Clybourn
Chicago IL 60614

Phone: +1 773-868-4461
Fax: +1 773-868-0725

Brewpub
Opened July 14, 1998.
Brewer: Greg Moehn.
Capacity 1,750 barrels.
Chicago Brewing
1830 North Besly Court
Chicago IL 60622

Microbrewery - Closed
16.5 points / 2 beers
Opened July 5, 1990.
Closed June 8, 1997.
Capacity 30,000 barrels.
River West Brewing
925 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago IL 60622

Brewpub - Closed
14.5 points / 14 beers
Opened October 8, 1996.
Closed June 1, 2000.
Capacity 1,000 barrels.
Golden Prairie Brewing
2536 North Elston Avenue
Chicago IL 60647

Phone: +1 773-862-0106
Fax: +1 773-477-9582

Beer Marketing Company
17.0 points / 2 beers
Opened October 21, 1992.
Brewer: Two Brothers Brewing.
Formerly a microbrewery.
Goose Island Beer Company - Wrigleyville
3550 North Clark Street
Chicago IL 60657

Phone: +1 773-832-9040

Brewpub
Formerly Weeghman Park.
One Eyed Jack Brewing
PO Box 4767
Naperville IL 60657

Phone: +1 630-569-4769

Microbrewery - Planned
Shamrock Brewing
PO Box 577760
Chicago IL 60657

Phone: +1 847-583-8184
Fax: +1 847-583-8185

Brewpub - Planned
Slopeside Brewing Company
3445 North Elaine Place #1N
Chicago IL 60657

Beer Marketing Company - Closed
Opened August 9, 1995.
Weeghman Park Restaurant and Brewery
Windy City Brewers
3535 North Clark Street
Chicago IL 60657

Brewpub - Closed
Opened May 11, 1998.
Closed 1999.
Now Goose Island #3.

61000: Rockford
Galena

Galena Main Street Brewpub
Kingston Inn
300 North Main Street
Galena IL 61036

Brewpub - Closed

61100: Rockford

Forest City Brewing
3503 Zermatt Court
Rockford IL 61114

Phone: +1 815-282-3779

Brewpub - Planned
Brewer: Archie Grabinski.

61200: Rock Island
Moline

Blue Cat Brew Pub
113 Eighteenth Street
Rock Island IL 61201

Phone: +1 309-788-8247
Fax: +1 309-788-8270

Brewpub
14.5 points / 8 beers
Opened March 2, 1994.
Brewer: Dan Cleaveland.
Capacity 965 barrels.
Bent River Brewing
1413 Fifth Avenue
Moline IL 61265

Phone: +1 888-797-2367
Fax: +1 309-797-2729

Microbrewery
Opened August 13, 1997.
Brewbakers Ale House and Deli
425 Fifteenth Street
Moline IL 61265

Brewpub - Closed

61300: La Salle
Hennepin

Star Union Brewery
PO Box 282
RR 1 Box 26
Hennepin IL 61327

Microbrewery - Closed
12.0 points / 1 beer
Capacity 5,000 barrels.

61600: Peoria

John S. Rhodell Brewery
619A Water Street
Peoria IL 61602

Phone: +1 309-674-7267
Fax: +1 309-674-7237

Brewpub
Opened May 1, 1998.
Brewer: Mark Johnstone.
Capacity 200 barrels.
Crooked Waters Brewing
330 SW Constitution Avenue
Peoria IL 61604

Brewpub - Closed
17.5 points / 1 beer
Opened 1996.

61800: Champaign
Urbana

Bibiana Brewing
Urbana IL 61801

Microbrewery - Closed
16.0 points / 1 beer
Opened 1998.
Joe's Brewery
706 South Fifth Street
Champaign IL 61820

Brewpub - Closed
Opened January 31, 1992.
Closed March 1, 1997.
Capacity 1,000 barrels.
Bar still open.

62200: Saint Louis MO
Belleville - O'Fallon

Robin's Beak Restaurant and Brewery
127 Mascoutah Avenue
Belleville IL 62223

Phone: +1 618-235-4077

Brewpub - Planned
Brewer: Charles Helwig.
JD Nicks Brewery and Restaurant
1711 West US Highway 50
O'Fallon IL 62269

Brewpub - Closed

62700: Springfield

Capitol City Brewing
107 West Cook Street
Springfield IL 62704

Brewpub - Closed
Opened January 22, 1994.
Closed December 1, 1997.
Capacity 1,000 barrels.
Bar still open, no longer brewing.

62800: Centralia
West Frankfort

Mississippi Delta Micro Brewery
Route 4 Box 2798
West Frankfort IL 62896

Phone: +1 618-932-2739
Fax: +1 618-937-1941

Beer Marketing Company
Brewer: Capital Brewing.

62900: Carbondale

Copper Dragon Brewing
Pinch Penny Pub
700 East Grand Avenue
Carbondale IL 62901

Phone: +1 618-549-3348
Fax: +1 618-529-3514

Brewpub
14.5 points / 1 beer
Opened October 1, 1996.
Brewer: Jim Karayiannis.


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