TRIBUNE: Illinois’ birthday beer gets a name

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The Chicago Tribune is reporting, “Illinois’ bicentennial beer has a name: 1818 Prairie State Farmhouse Ale.

The beer, made by Hand of Fate brewing in Petersburg, will be available statewide throughout 2018 as part of the Illinois’ 200th birthday celebration. The name was announced at a bicentennial kickoff event during the weekend.

Hand of Fate founder and head brewer Mike Allison has described the beer as an “Illinois farmhouse ale” that is made with hops grown at Hallowed Hops Farm in Lewistown, an earthy saison yeast strain from Omega Yeast Labs in Chicago, and grains typically grown in Illinois: corn, wheat, oats and barley…”

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