A national award winner, Bar Manager Pato Thornycroft was pouring two of the local brewery's selections.
Craft beer is the fastest growing part of the industry, according to Ted Widen, the festival’s producer. “Craft beer is the hallmark of the beer industry,” Widen said. “They are brewing the best beer in the country.”
Illinois currently has 70 breweries and over 100 more have applications filed with state licensing agency, according to Widen.