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Old Bakery Beer

Every year, wintering bald eagles migrate to Alton, a riverside city nestled along the meeting of the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway.  With the opening of the region's only 100% organic craft brewery featuring 15 original IPAs, beer connoisseurs are joining the flock.

in Illinois Made
November 08, 2016

Old Bakery Beer

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A passion for craft beer, the love of hometown, and a commitment to locally sourced ingredients: the perfect bakery mix. A passion for craft beer, the love of hometown, and a commitment to locally sourced ingredients: the perfect bakery mix.

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A passion for craft beer, the love of hometown, and a commitment to locally sourced ingredients: the perfect bakery mix.

A passion for craft beer, the love of hometown, and a commitment to locally sourced ingredients: the perfect bakery mix.

James’ beer crafting started when Lauren’s mother bought him a home-brewing kit for Christmas. James parlayed his passion into the prestigious American Brewers Guild Intensive Brewing Science and Engineering Program. Today, James serves as brewmaster, working in the garage where Colonial Bakery delivery trucks used to park. The space is now lined with stainless-steel fermentation tanks producing iconic flavors from a Golden Oat to an India Brown Ale.

Old Bakery Beer Company reclaims the essence of the original Colonial Bakery. The freshness extending throughout the experience, from a selection of adventurous beers to a menu of seasonally-rotating artisan sandwiches. Even the beer tappers are made from rolling pins. With cans of Old Bakery craft beers distributed throughout the region, the legacy of the bread delivery driver lives on.

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