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Riverlands Brewing Company
St. Charles-based Riverlands Brewing opened St. Patrick’s Day weekend 2019, after four college buddies caught the craft brewery bug several years ago at a barbecue.
“We’re getting beer out in stores, restaurants, bars and in kegs,” says co-owner and head brewer Eric Bramwell.“The community has been extremely receptive and supportive, and the Chicagoland area seems to be taking notice, which is pretty neat.”
Riverlands’ 2,500-square-foot tap room holds more than 100 people. “We have a gorgeous bar and barnwood walls, thanks to a woodworker friend,” says Bramwell.Besides making beer, Bramwel, a home brewer for 10 years, writes all the original recipes. “We do seasonal beers and rotate about 50 different recipes. We cycle through what people like.”
Favorites include a series called Acid Rainbow — a sour beer with a lot of fruit. Another fan favorite is Murky Waters IPA. “Every couple months we do an imperial stout release,” said Bramwell. “They’re amazing; like candy,” says co-owner Steve Marck. The tap room has 16 taps.
Riverlands Brewing Company : 1860 Dean St Unit A, St. Charles (630) 549-6293 https://www.riverlandsbrewing.com/