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The Great River Road in Illinois

Brews, Wine & Spirits

Breweries, distilleries, and wineries offer a great way to experience local flavor along the Great River Road. From the certified organic suds at Old Bakery Beer Company to the daring and potentially funky foraged brews at Scratch Brewing, no ingredient or technique is off limits. Small batch distillers along the route are crafting everything from vodka and gin to bourbon, including a rye whiskey collaboration between Stumpy’s Spirits and Stubborn German Brewing. Made using a pre-Prohibition recipe, it can only be found at Stubborn German Brewing. From the oldest winery in Illinois, Baxter’s Vineyards, to the first winery on the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail, Alto Vineyards, vintners along the byway create distinct wines by pairing modern and traditional techniques with grapes specifically chosen to withstand Illinois’ winters. Beverage crafters along the byway serve up a variety of lively wines, beers, and spirits. Stop in for a tour and to sample the fruits of their labor.

 

Alto Vineyards

Baxter's Vineyards & Winery

Bella Vista Winery

Bent River Brewing Company - Brew Pub

Bent River Brewing Company - Brewery and Tap Room

Big Muddy Brewing

Big Swing Brewing Co.

Blaum Bros. Distilling Co.

Bluestem Vodka

Fergedaboudit Vineyard and Winery

Galena Brewing Co. Ale House

Galena Brewing Company

Galena Cellars Vineyard & Winery

Grafton Harbor Floating Winery

Grafton Winery & Brewhaus

Grafton Winery & Brewhaus

Grafton Winery The Vineyards

Hickory Ridge Vineyard

Highway 20 Brewing Company

Hofbräuhaus St. Louis

Hopewell Winery

Hopskeller Brewing Company

Kite Hill Vineyards, Bed & Breakfast and Winery

Lake Hill Winery

Lavender Crest Winery

Lieferbräu Brewery

Lincoln Heritage Winery

Massbach Ridge Winery

Mastermind Vodka

Midwest Ale Works

Millpond Brewing & Incubator

Mississippi Valley Wine Trail

Molly's Pint Brew Pub

Northern Illinois Wine Trail - Northwest Loop

Old Herald Brewery & Distillery

Owl Creek Vineyard & Apple Knocker Hard Cider

Peachbarn Winery & Café

Peel Brewing Co.

Pomona Winery

Press House Winery

QC Ale Trail

Quincy Brewing Company

Radicle Effect Brewerks

Rebellion Brew Haus

Recess Brewing

Rocky Waters Vineyard/Winery, Inc.

Schorr Lake Vineyards

Scratch Brewing Company

Shawnee Hills Wine Trail

Southern Illinois Beer Trail

Spirit Knob Winery

St. Nicholas Landmark Brewery

StarView Vineyards

Stubborn German Brewing Company

Stumpy's Spirits

The Old Bakery Beer Company

The Pour Vineyard

The Winery at Aerie's Resort

Von Jakob Winery & Brewery

Von Jakob Winery & Brewery

Wake Brewing

White Rooster Farmhouse Brewery