Of the beers to be made available, head organizer Ryan Hermes says “We’re excited to showcase some very unique beers from some passionate downstate brewers including; a top selling beer in all of the Quad Cities, ales and lagers brewed with locally grown ingredients from a farm near the state capitol, creative cask offerings from an up-and-coming St. Louis brewery and the brewery that became the face of last year’s fight over a small brewer’s right to self-distribute..”Who is this "up-and-coming St. Louis brewery?" Little old us. We're pretty freakin' psyched about it too.
Other breweries that will be pouring at the event are: Bent River Brewing Company, Big Muddy Brewing, and Rolling Meadows Brewery.
Here's the details if you also happen to be in the Chicago area or if you want to get your half pack of cigarettes and sunglasses for the drive up:
What: GuysDrinkingBeer.com and The Green Lady Present “South of 80″: A Celebration of Downstate Craft BeerHit it.
When: May 22, 2012, 7 pm – 10 pm
Where: The Green Lady, 3328 N. Lincoln, just steps from the Paulina Brown Line stop