Of all the breweries in Illinois, one of our very favorites in the QCA made the list.

No doubt, the Quad Cities has a deep love for beer. And not just any beer. I've found that more and more are jumping on the craft beer band wagon and the flavors, tastes and love for local beer just went to another level.


According to BestThingsIL.com, Bent River is #3 in the state of IL for best breweries on their list.

"Over 10,000 barrels of handcrafted beer are produced by the Bent River Brewing Company each year. Here visitors taste award-winning beer, such as the Mississippi Blonde, and visit the brew pub. This special brewery has a dinner restaurant, full bar, and large outdoor patio for guests"

An honorable mention also goes out to #9 on the list. Our neighboring community, Galesburg, has Iron Spike Brewing Company that is featured and known for their beer selection.