Illinois is famous for its food but did you know there are many great craft beers with two local breweries recently honored with national awards?

Add Craft Beers To The List Of Things That Illinois Is Famous For

Illinois is famous for its food with specialties like deep dish pizza, Italian beef sandwiches, and Chicago-style hotdogs to name a couple. People travel from all over the world to try our delicious meals.

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Of course, to go along for some good grub you need a tasty beverage to wash it down. Now, Illinois has you covered with its craft beer scene. While it's become a big thing across the country, our state has become a hot spot for locally-made brews.

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Two Award Winning Breweries Located In Illinois

Craft beer has become such a big deal breweries are popping up all over the United States including in Illinois. So the question is, how do stand out in a crowded market, especially because the majority of them make really good beer? How about by winning a major award? That will definitely help.

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The U.S.A. Today recently released its list of the Reader's Choice Awards winners. In the category of Best New Brewery, two breweries in Illinois made the top ten. That's a pretty big honor considering all the competition across the entire country. Here they are if you want to check them out down the road.

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Landing at number seven is Turner Häus Brewery. It's located in the Bronzeville neighborhood of Chicago. They suggest checking out their popular grapefruit lager.

Sitting just above them in the sixth spot is Funkytown BreweryYou can find them in Oak Park. Their imperial stout is served at the United Center during Bulls games.

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