John Rhodell brewery resides in a beautiful and historic building with a great view of the Illinois river. It’s a large space in the style of a Scottish pub, and it’s Peoria’s oldest existing Microbrewery; established in 1998. The longevity of the watering hole undoubtedly is a contributing factor to the quality of its brews….
Brewing has been part of the fabric of Peoria, IL since Andrew Eitle established the first brewery there in 1837. There were over 20 breweries in Peoria at one point. In fact, the city grew and evolved around the brewing industry and likely wouldn’t be the same today without its beer making and distilling past….