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Beer Nuts

103 North Robinson Street, Bloomington, IL 61701

Food & Beverage

Bloomington, Illinois is the only city in the world where Beer Nuts are made!

The Beer Nuts secret family recipe has its roots smack-dab in the middle of the good ol’ US of A.

Russell Shirk packaged peanuts and other specialty nuts for the family restaurant/confectionary and two local liquor stores. With a catchy name and smart distribution, word got out and over a half-century later, the Shirks are still selling ’em across the land. In fact, they still produce all BEER NUTS products at their 100,000 square-foot facility in Bloomington.

The unique sweet & salty taste continues to be beer’s best match.

Store has closed. Beer Nuts are available for purchase online and from select grocery stores.

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