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Dixie Highway Brewery Trail releases collaboration beer to raise funds

Sale of imperial stout to aid with income lost during shelter-at-home order

information provided by Evil Horse Brewing Company

CRETE, Ill. (June 8, 2020) – The Dixie Highway Brewery Trail breweries will be releasing Highway Star Imperial Stout on Saturday, June 13, at each of the trail’s eight locations. The 11% ABV beer is a collaborative project that will raise much-needed funds for each of the independently owned businesses.

The Dixie Highway Brewery Trail is made up of seven southside breweries and one distillery: Blue Island Beer Company, Rabid Brewing, One Trick Pony, Evil Horse Brewing Company, Open Outcry Brewing Company, Horse Thief Hollow, Flossmoor Station, and Thornton Distilling.

“2020 has been tumultuous, so we need to lean hard on our brotherhood of breweries. The Dixie Highway Brewery Trail is one of the best ways that people can help some great south side breweries survive the year. It’s an honor to collab with these other talented brewers and to be in it together,” says Tobias Cichon of Rabid Brewing.

Highway Star Imperial Stout will be available for carryout sales in 2-packs of 16-ounce cans for $15. The limited supply will be available only at the trail breweries. Each brewery will also be releasing Highway Star on draft later this summer.

The Dixie Highway Brewery Trail was created to celebrate the art of craft beer on the south side of Chicago, as well as the history of the Dixie Highway in the area. Anyone who wants to do the trail can pick up a passport at any of the participating breweries and visit them in any order during a six-month time period. Once all breweries have been visited, trailblazers receive a prize for participating. Current prizes are a tin tacker or a stone coaster.

To learn more about the Dixie Highway Brewery Trail and the participating breweries, visit

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