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Craft Brews of Southern Illinois

Not just for wine lovers, southern Illinois is home to a number of award-winning craft breweries as well.  We often visit breweries and wineries in the same tour, making for a truly nuanced experience.

Southern Illinois Breweries

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Big Muddy Brewing

Murphysboro, IL

Big Muddy Brewing began in Murphysboro, IL. This microbrew quietly puts out small batches of craft beer for beer enthusiasts to enjoy. Stop on in for a tour of the operation and stick around for a sampling.  Offering brewery tours every Saturday & Sunday.

Scratch Brewing Company

Ava, IL

Scratch Brewing Company is a farmhouse brewery located five miles from the Shawnee National Forest in Ava, Illinois. Named one of the top four breweries for foraged beer by Outside Magazine, and one of the most beautiful places to drink beer in the world by All About Beer Magazine

St. Nicholas Brewing Company

DuQuoin, IL

The St. Nicholas Brewing Company is an Illinois Brewpub located in the historic St. Nicholas Hotel in Du Quoin, Illinois. We offer great beer and great food in the heart of Southern Illinois.

Route 51 Brewery

Elkville, IL

Route 51 Brewery is a new Southern Illinois brewery located on Rt. 51 in Elkville, between Du Quoin and Carbondale, offering several unique, hand crafted beers and a large banquet center.

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