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Brewery Visit: Keg Grove Brewing

As I walked into Keg Grove Brewing Company, I couldn’t help but notice their taproom felt a little different than any I had previously visited.  There was nothing obviously out of the ordinary about it; I did notice that for mid-afternoon on a Wednesday business was strong, but other than that, I couldn’t quite put…

Industry Brewing Company

I was excited about my visit to Industry Brewing Company.  Industry is a relatively new operation on the North side of Peoria.  The owner, Travis Mohlenbrink, took advantage of the opportunity to buy what was previously Peoria Brewing Company and he put his own spin on it with a newly remodeled tap room and an…

John S Rhodell Brewery

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….

A Visit to Bearded Owl Brewing

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….