Illinois' most popular brewery is also one of the most popular in the entire country according to a new study.

House Method looked at every craft brewery in the country and based on four factors:

  • Facebook followers
  • Instagram followers
  • Yelp reviews
  • average Yelp rating

Those factors were all compared against every craft brewery in the US and scored up to 50.

The third most popular craft brewery according to House Method's findings was Goose Island Brewery just behind Boston Beer Company in Massachusets and Colorado's New Belgium Brewing Company. Both breweries produce beers known nationwide.

Just outside of the top 10 was Lagunitas Brewing Co. ranked as the 11th most popular in Illinois.

The five most popular Illinois breweries according to House Method:

In case you were wondering, nearby New Glarus Brewing was named Wisconsin's most popular brewery.

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