Breweries in Edwardsville, Alton, Collinsville, and Grafton are joining forces to create an event to remember and unveil a collaboration beer in celebration of craft beer. Join Grafton Winery & Brewhaus, Old Bakery Beer, Old Herald Brewing& Distillery, Peel Wood Fired Pizza and Recess Brewing for seven days of delightful drink specials and keep the glass specials. Craft Beer Week will kick off with a special event Saturday, May 11 at Gordon Moore Park in Alton. The outdoor event will feature live music, beers from each of the five breweries, and food. The special collaboration brew celebrating Illinois ingredients and the work of the five breweries, named Farmhouse 66, will be unveiled. The season brewed beer was created with honey and 100 percent of Illinois grown ingredients. The beer celebrates Illinois' Route 66 and was "created by friends" to be enjoyed "with friends" according to the brewers.
The craft breweries will also celebrate Craft Beer Week with Keep the Glass specials available at each brewery. The glass will feature the name of the individual breweries and the Farmhouse 66 logo. Visit each brewery to collect all five glasses. Click here to meet the craft brewers!