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Chicago Southland Convention & Vistors Bureau releases new brewery guide

Cheers and Beers available now

by Katie Arvia

LANSING, Ill. (June 24, 2020) – The Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau (CSCVB) has released a brand-new brewery guide. Cheers and Beers: Chicago Southland Breweries, Distilleries & Wineries is a comprehensive guide to the Chicago Southland’s craft beer scene, as well as area distilleries and wineries.

The 20-page guide features information about the 19 craft breweries in the Chicago Southland, including flagship beers, events and live entertainment, awards, and much more. Listings range from Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery (the oldest brewery in the Chicago Southland), to One Allegiance Brewing and Brothership Brewing (the two newest breweries in the area). Also listed in the guide are the area’s wineries and distilleries, along with Wild Blossom Meadery & Winery, the first meadery in Chicago.

Information about the Dixie Highway Brewery Trail can also be found in the guide. The brewery trail is the first of its kind, and six of the eight breweries featured can be found in the Chicago Southland, including Evil Horse Brewing Company and Thornton Distilling and Brewing Co. Visitors will also find a drink recipe, annual beer- and wine-related events throughout the Chicago Southland, and hotel accommodations.

All listings, events, accommodations, and more can be found on the CSCVB website: Print copies of the guide can be requested at

Katie Arvia
Katie Arvia
Katie is a lifelong Lansing native who currently works full-time in marketing while also freelance reporting for The Lansing Journal. In 2015, she graduated with high honors from Saint Xavier University in Chicago with a BA in English, and she plans to pursue a Master's degree in the near future. Her favorite Lansing Journal assignments include coverage of TF South High School's walkout ("Demonstrating the possibilities") and her St. Patrick's Day interview with her grandma ("St. Patrick's Day traditions: reflections of an Irish granddaughter").