Did you know Illinois is home to an abundance of breweries that produce some of the tastiest craft brews in the country? Illinois’ brews are making headlines and being enjoyed by craft connoisseurs and casual beer drinkers alike. One Land of Lincoln brewery even holds the title as one of the “Top 50 Places to Drink Beer in the USA” by Beer Advocate. That place is The Blind Pig Brewery.
Located in bustling Champaign, Illinois, in the heart of the Land of Lincoln region, The Blind Pig serves up an assortment of craft brews that wow locals and attract visitors from all over the country. The type of brew flowing out of The Blind Pig’s 14 taps is constantly rotating, but you can be sure at least four taps are always dedicated to The Blind Pig brews. The other 10 are microbrew taps from other outstanding breweries, many of which are located in the Midwest. In addition to what’s on tap, The Blind Pig has more than 100 different types of bottles available – ciders, gluten free beer, you name it!
The brewery is Champaign’s first all-grain brewery since prohibition and is a staple in the community. To celebrate its success, The Blind Pig Brewery hosts an annual festival dedicated to 10 tasty beers. Not only are these beers delicious, but they have a kick. Each beer featured in the festival is nine percent ABV and above.
Next time you’re thinking about taking a trip with the guys, think about Illinois’ breweries! For a complete list of microbreweries throughout the state, click here.
–The Illinois Office of Tourism