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Illinois Bicentennial – Craft Beer Competition

August 11, 2017 - August 13, 2017

At this year’s Illinois State Fair, Illinois Bicentennial has invited Illinois Craft Brewers to compete in a Craft Brew Competition to determine who will brew a limited-edition Illinois Bicentennial craft beer. 

Fair attendees will have the opportunity to vote on their favorite brewer at the Illinois Bicentennial Craft Beer Tent. The winner will brew a commemorative beer that will be distributed throughout the Bicentennial celebration in 2018. The Bicentennial Craft Beer Tent will be open on Friday (8/11) and Saturday (8/12) from Noon – 9 PM and on Sunday (8/13) from Noon – 5 PM.

Participating Brewers

718 Brew Café, Metropolis
Aleman Brewing Company, Chicago
Bent River Brewing Company, Rock Island
Blue Nose Brewery, Hodgkins
Church Street Brewing Company, Itasca
DESTIHL Brewer, Normal
Engrained Brewing Company, Springfield
Excel Brewing Company, Breese
Forge Brewhouse, Sycamore
Hand of Fate Brewing Company, Petersburg
Miskatonic Brewing Company, Darien
Myths and Legends Brewing Co., Westmont
Noon Whistle Brewing, Lombard
The Old Bakery Beer Company, Alton
Peel Brewing Company, O’Fallon
Pollyana Brewing Company, Lemont
Sketchbook Brewing Company, Evanston
White Oak Brewing, Normal

Proud Supporters


August 11, 2017
August 13, 2017
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Illinois State Fairgrounds
801 Sangamon Ave, Springfield, IL 62702 United States
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