Five of your favorite Illinois craft breweries are coming to together to create one special new collaboration beer – Farmhouse 66, in honor of the Great Rivers & Routes Craft Beer Week May 10 – 17.
Farmhouse 66 is a Saison style beer brewed using 100% Illinois grown products.
Working on the recipe are head brewers James Rogalsky of Old Bakery Beer
Company, Alton; Tracy Hutton of Recess Brewing Company, Edwardsville; Jeffrey Muhlrad of
Peel Brewing Company, Edwardsville; Tor O’Brien of Old Herald Brewery & Distillery,
Collinsville; and Jason Wood of Grafton Winery & Brewhaus, Grafton.
The beer is brewed using 100 percent Illinois grown ingredients including Illinois-Grown Violetta
Barley malted by Gateway Custom Malt located in Montgomery Co., MO; Crystal Hops from
Hallowed Hops, Lewistown; honey from Dow on the Farm, Dow; Raw Wheat from Cow Creek
Farm, Paxton; and Belgian-style yeast from Omega Yeast, Chicago.
Farmhouse 66 will be available only at the participating breweries during Great Rivers &a Routes
Craft Beer Week.
There will also be a Keep the Glass special available at each participating brewery during Great Rivers & Routes Craft Beer Week (available while supplies last).
Each brewery will have a unique glass featuring the Farmhouse 66 logo available throughout the
The weeklong celebration of craft beer will kick off with the Rivers and Routes Collaboration
Festival at Gordon Moore Park in Alton, on Saturday, May 11 from 1 to 7 p.m.
Eventgoers will enjoy live music, over 20 beer styles available for purchase from the
participating breweries, and food from Goshen Meat Market. On stage during the event will be
The Mindframes from 1 to 2 p.m.; Steel Creek from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.; and Big George Jr. and
the NGK Band from 5 to 7 p.m.
The event is free for all ages, and open to the public.