Wishing good luck to Bent River Brewery this weekend. They are competing with other Illinois brewery's to be named Official Bicentennial Craft Beer at the Illinois State Fair.

According to OurQuadCities.com, the Illinois Bicentennial Craft Beer Competition Tent is located inside Gate 1 in the Happy Hollow area.

Illinois was recognized as a state on Dec. 3, 1818, and the official Illinois Bicentennial will be celebrated in 2018, with events planned across the state on Constitution Day on Aug. 26, 2018, leading up to the grand birthday celebration at the United Center on Dec. 3, 2018.

This weekend, Bent River will also debuting the new Strawberry Milkshake DIPA and Blueberry Sour. Get more details at the Bent River website.

If you've never had a beer from Bent River...WHAT ARE YOU THINKING! Uncommon Stout has to be by far my favorite. My favorite seasonal is the Sweet Potato! What's your favorite?