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  • Michelob Ultra Pure Gold

    We are happy to announce that Michelob Ultra Pure Gold is now USDA Organic! This brew is made with organic grains from the country’s finest fields.  With only 2.5 carbs and 85 calories, Pure Go...

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  • How to Make the Ultimate Hot Chocolate

    This Mixed Drink Monday learn how to make The Ultimate Hot Chocolate in just six easy steps! This is the perfect drink to sit back and get cozy with on the upcoming cold winter days. We hope you enjoy...

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  • Upcoming Event | St. Louis Blues Bar Takeover

    7 West Bar & Grill will be hosting a St. Louis Blues Bar Takeover on Thursday, December 20th at 8pm. Louie, Reed Low, Cam Janssen and the St Louis Blues rally crew will be there giving away ticket...

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  • Employee of the Month | Pete Peterson

    We are so happy to introduce our employee of the month for December, Pete Peterson! Pete has been working as a salesman for 10 years now. He is a very confident and diligent individual who we can alwa...

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  • How to Make a Bai Orange Spritzer

    Do you love fruity drinks? If so, this Mixed Drink Monday is perfect for you! Today, learn how to make a Bai Orange Spritzer in just four easy steps. Directions: Step One: Pour one shot of Pinckn...

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  • Upcoming Event | Wine Sampling

    Join us on Saturday, December 8th for a wine sampling at Salem IGA. We will have a variety of wines to sample from 10am-2pm. We hope to see you there!...

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  • Job Opening | Full-Time Merchandiser

    Donnewald Distributing would like to announce a vacant position in the capacity of Merchandiser in the Sales Department. The candidate must be at least 18 years of age with a high school diploma or GE...

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  • How to Make a Cranberry Mimosa

    Are you looking for the perfect festive drink to serve at your holiday parties? If so, this weeks mixed drink is perfect for you. Learn how to make a Cranberry Mimosa with these eight easy steps! Your...

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  • Del Rio Vineyards

    We are happy to welcome one of our newest vendors, Del Rio Vineyards! In 1857, J.B. White was awarded several acres of land in Gold Hill, Oregon for fighting in the Rogue Indian Wars. Shortly after hi...

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  • Employee of the Month | Ben Going

    We are so happy to introduce our employee of the month for November, Ben Going! Ben is one of our drivers and has been working for Donnewald Distributing for over 19 years now. Ben not only has a stro...

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  • How to Make a Hot Toddy

    This Mixed Drink Monday learn how to make a Hot Toddy!   Directions: Step 1: Turn stove top on medium to low heat. Step 2: Add 8oz of Pennington Vanilla Rye Whiskey into pan. Step 3: Add 6 tables...

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  • How to Make a Carmel Apple Sangria

    This Mixed Drink Monday learn how to make a Carmel Apple Sangria!   Directions: Step 1: Chop up 2 apples and place into pitcher. Step 2: Drizzle carmel sauce into pitcher. Step 3: Add 1/2 cup of ...

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  • Upcoming Event | Wine & Beer Extravaganza

    Join us on November 21st from 5pm to 7:30pm at the Fairways at Greenview for the Wine & Beer Extravaganza. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. There will be...

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  • How to Make a Hot Apple Pie

    This Mixed Drink Monday learn how to make a Hot Apple Pie drink! This drink is easy to make and is perfect for the upcoming holiday season.   Directions: Step 1: Pour 1 bottle of Augusta Winery R...

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  • How To Make A S’mores Martini

    This Mixed Drink Monday learn how to make a S’mores Martini! This is the absolute perfect drink for the fall season and we hope you enjoy it.   Directions: Step 1: Drizzle chocolate sauce o...

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  • How to Make a Southern Cream Soda

    This Mixed Drink Monday learn how to make a Southern Cream Soda with our Wine & Spirits Sales Manager, Julie Buhnerkempe. This drink is simple, fun, and the perfect drink for fall!   Directio...

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  • Employee of the Month | Phil Robinson

    We are so happy to introduce our employee of the month for October, Phil Robinson! Phil is one of our team leaders and has been working for Donnewald Distributing for 10 years now. He is such a hard w...

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  • Upcoming Event | Celebrate Centralia

    Join us on October 13th in downtown Centralia from 4pm to 10pm for the annual Art, Wine, and Music Festival. There will be local artists, musicians, food vendors, and award winning wineries & vine...

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  • Upcoming Event | Okawville Chili Cook-Off

    Join us on October 13th from 4pm to 9pm at the Okawville Chamber of Commerce for a chili cook-off.  There will be great food, great drinks, and great company so we sure hope to see you there! For mor...

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  • Upcoming Event | The Wooden Nickel Fall Festival

    On October 13th the Wooden Nickel in Glen Carbon, IL will host their first annual Fall Festival from 1pm to 5pm. Kick off the fall season by enjoying the best beer and food in town! For more informati...

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  • How To Make An Iced Jitterbug Rumba

    Espresso yourself with this week’s drink called the Iced Jitterbug Rumba! This mixed drink is super fast and easy to make. Also, it will provide you with the energy you need to make it through t...

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  • Local Businesses Teaming Up to Support Folds of Honor

    The Folds of Honor program aims to provide educational scholarships to the loved ones of America’s fallen and wounded warriors. This past May, Anheuser-Busch created a limited-edition brew called Fr...

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  • How To Make A Mosquito

    We are happy to announce that Mixed Drink Monday is back! We hope you enjoy this refreshing drink called the Mosquito created by Derek Bangs the National Sales Manager for Del Rio Vineyards.   Dr...

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  • Employee of the Month | Paula Ansell

    We are so happy to introduce our employee of the month for September, Paula Ansell! She has been a huge asset to our team throughout the years and she deserves a shout out for all of her hard work. Du...

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  • Buy Busch & Protect Our National Forests

    Crack open a cold one and protect our national forests. For every package of Busch or Busch Light purchased from September 3rd through December 31st, Anheuser-Busch will donate a portion to the Nation...

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  • Hurricane Florence Victims Receiving Over 300,000 Water Cans from Anheuser-Busch

    Hurricane Florence is coming, and Anheuser-Busch is taking action to help those in need. They just recently shut down a brewery in Oregon to help fill and distribute over 300,000 cans of water to vict...

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  • Bond County CEO Contribution

    At Donnewald Distributing we believe in helping our community and those who live in it. On Monday morning we not only had the opportunity to meet some amazing individuals, but we also donated $1,000 t...

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  • Fall Brews

    There are so many great fall brews that just arrived to Donnewald Distributing! We have three different Oktoberfest beers from various breweries such as: Urban Chestnut, Mother’s Brewing, and Go...

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  • Upcoming Event | Global Brew Oktoberfest

    On Saturday, September 16, from 11am to 8pm, Global Brew Tap House will host its fourth annual Edwardsville Oktoberfest in Edwardsville City Park! The event is being co-hosted by Gori Julian & Ass...

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  • Upcoming Event | Breese Optimist Fall Fest

    Come on out to the 6th Annual Breese Optimist Fall Fest on Saturday, September 29th from 10am to 10pm. There will be a chili cook off, live music, vendor and craft fair, inflatables, car show, petting...

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  • Upcoming Event | Wine & Ale With Abe Festival

    Come join us at the Vandalia State House Historic Site on September 29th from 12pm to 9pm for their 2nd Annual Wine & Ale With Abe Festival.  There will be wine and craft beer tastings, live band...

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  • Upcoming Event | Corvette Funfest

    Join us in Effingham, IL for the 25th Annual Corvette Funfest sponsored by Mid America Motorworks. This exciting and fun filled four day event will take place September 20th through September 23rd. &n...

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  • Upcoming Event | St. Ambrose Applefest

    Join us for a weekend full of excitement and entertainment in Godfrey, IL for the annual St. Ambrose Applefest. The event will begin on September 14th and will conclude on September 16th. There will b...

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  • Upcoming Event | Balloons Over Marine

    Join us on September 21st and September 22nd for the 4th Annual Balloon’s Over Marine event held in Village Park. Look up into the sky and see beautiful hot air balloons hovering up above, all while...

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  • Upcoming Event | Wine Tasting at the Wright House

    Join us for a wine tasting event held at the Wright House in Altamont, IL on September 15th from 11am-6pm.   For a small donation, guests receive a commemorative wine glass. Samples of wines incl...

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  • Upcoming Event | Bier Fest

    Join us on August 18th at 4pm in the village of Germantown for the upcoming Bier Fest. All ticket sales from the festival will benefit the Park Improvement Project Addition Fund. Also, attendees have ...

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  • Upcoming Event | Harvest Fest

    Join us for Jerseyville’s 20th Annual Harvest Festival on September 15th and September 16th. There will be games, entertainment, food stands, baked goods, raffle drawings, and craft stores that the ...

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  • Upcoming Event | St. Paul Parish’s Kirchenfest

    Please join us for St. Paul Parish’s 48th Annual Kirchenfest Celebration in Highland, IL. The event will take place August 24th through August 26th, and will be a weekend full of excitement! Attende...

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  • How To Make A Blackberry Bramble

    The Blackberry Bramble originated in London in the 80’s, but we’re adding our own little twist!     Blackberry Bramble Ingredients Fresh blackberries Agave Syrup Pinckney Bend Gi...

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  • How To Make A Blue Mule

    You’re going to want to ditch the copper mug for this one, because the color is just too good to be true!   Blue Mule Ingredients Lime juice, .5oz Pickers Vodka, 2oz Taste of Florida Blue C...

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  • How To Make A Dirty Shirley

    Channel your inner child and try out this Dirty Shirley! Mix together some Pickers Vodka and Bai Pomegranate, and you’ve got yourself the adult version of a Shirley Temple.     Dirty S...

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  • How To Make A Bellini

    This week we are bringing you a Bellini with a little bit of a twist! We are switching it up and putting in pear juice and Stella Cidre for the perfect complimentary flavors!     Bellini Ing...

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  • How To Make Vodka Raspberry Lemonade

    We hope you love lemonade just as much as Julie does, because we have another alcoholic lemonade for you this week! Instead of blueberry, this time we’re adding some raspberries to kick it up a ...

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  • How To Make A Boozy Popsicle for Memorial Day

    Happy Memorial Day! We are so excited to share this fun, unique drink! It’s simple, pretty, and so much fun. All you need is some Azzuro Sparkling Wine and your favorite Popsicle!     ...

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  • How To Make A Beer Cocktail

    Beer Cocktail made with Mexican Beer     Ingredients Salt Lime wedges Agave Syrup, 1 tsp Lime Juice, 1oz Estrella Jalisco, 1 bottle   Directions Salt rim of glass Add ice Add agave syru...

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  • How To Make Alcoholic Blueberry Lemonade

    The only thing better than blueberry lemonade is ALCOHOLIC blueberry lemonade! Enjoy this sweet beverage with Sunkist Lemonade and Blueberry Pickers Vodka from Pennington Distilling Co.! This is...

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  • Tuscan Hills Winery Visit

    Last Friday, we visited Tuscan Hills Winery in Effingham, Illinois! The salesmen got a tour of the facilities and, most importantly, sampled the wine we distribute! Wanda Pitcher, the owner and founde...

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  • Honor Their Sacrifice, Educate Their Legacy With Budweiser Freedom Reserve Red Lager

    For over 100 years, Budweiser has proven themselves a champion for supporting U.S. troops by employing veterans in their facilities and supporting them through various efforts. This summer, that tradi...

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  • Mixed Drink Monday Southern Style Peach Apricot Tea

    Hey, tea lovers! We have the perfect drink for you this week: the Southern Style Peach Apricot Tea. With Pennington’s Peach Apricot Rye Whisky, this beverage is best served in a mason jar on you...

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  • New Products From Pennington Distilling Co.

    We hope you’re ready for some amazing new products coming out soon! Fresh from Pennington Distilling Company in Nashville, we have 11 new spirits for you! That’s right, we said 11. Penning...

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  • Mixed Drink Monday Gooseberry

    If you love Goose Island and/or Montelle wines, then this drink is for you! The Gooseberry is a combination of GI 312 and Montelle’s Red Raspberry Wine. With only 2 ingredients, this simple drin...

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  • New Brewery | Sun King

    Welcome to the family, Sun King Brewing Company! Based in Indianapolis and spread out across the Indy area, Sun King is the newest addition to our warehouse. Check below for available products and pac...

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  • Mixed Drink Monday Moscow Mule

    This week is all about alliteration with Mixed Drink Monday’s Moscow Mule!   Moscow Mule Ingredients   1 oz Pickers Pineapple Vodka 1 oz of Pickers vodka 2 oz pineapple juice 1 oz lime...

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  • High-End AB Non-Alcoholic Products

    We all know that Anheuser-Busch has some of the best beer in the country, and even the world. From Budweiser, to Stella Artois, to numerous craft breweries across America, AB has a wide variety of top...

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  • How To Make Giggle Juice

    Courtesy of our very own Tina Donnewald, we are bringing you some Giggle Juice this Mixed Drink Monday! Filled to the brim with vodka, wine, 7up, and strawberry lemonade, this mixed drink is sure to p...

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  • SweetWater Brewing

    If you like fishing, then we have the perfect brewery for you.   Founded in 1997 in Atlanta, SweetWater Brewing started as a “pipe dream” between two college friends. After almost 21 ...

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  • Mixed Drink Monday – Beery Mary

    How about a little beer cocktail to get you started this week? Julie is bringing you a special twist on the classic Bloody Mary: The Beery Mary! Complete with vodka, bloody mary mix, and Budweiser the...

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  • Spring Seasonal Beers

    Winter is coming to a close and Spring is creeping up on us fast. It’s time to leave all that snow behind and let the flowers grow! And with a new season comes new beer! We have a delicious sele...

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  • Boozy Raspberry Champagne Floats

    Whether you’re throwing your best friend her bachelorette party, toasting to the new year, or just need something to kick back and relax with, Boozy Raspberry Floats are the way to go. Check out...

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  • Tuscan Hills Winery, The Best Effing Winery

    On the outskirts of Effingham, Illinois lies a winery called Tuscan Hills Winery. With their Italian villa-style facilities, this winery provides an old-world Tuscan feel in the heart of a Midwest tow...

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  • Drink Of The Week Skinny Paloma

    This week we have a drink that taste delicious and saves you a few calories if you’re watching that figure of yours. The Skinny Paloma is a simple, easy-to-make drink with grapefruit juice, Azte...

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  • How To Make A Blackberry Whiskey Smash

    This week on Mixed Drink Monday we are introducing the Blackberry Whiskey Smash! Drink-wise, you will need Canada Dry Club Soda and Backwoods Bourbon Whiskey.   This recipe makes 4 servings, but ...

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  • Mother’s Brewing Coming Soon

    We have a whole lineup of new products for you to try this Spring! First we announced our new Rita flavors, and now we have yet another new brewery coming to our region soon: Mother’s Brewing fr...

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  • New Rita Flavors

    Spring is right around the corner (or at least we’d like to think so), and we are gearing up for some new spring-inspired flavors from Bud Light Lime-A-Rita! In 2017 we saw the release of Pome-G...

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  • Upcoming Event | Wordi Gras

    Come one, come all to the 12th annual Wordigras celebration! Taking place in Worden, Illinois, this fun festival is kicking off with a parade on February 10th at 3pm travelling the length of Wall Stre...

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  • Stella Artois Teams Up With Matt Damon and Water.org

    It’s no secret that almost 9 million people around the world lack access to safe water, or that 2.3 billion people do not have improved or clean sanitation. In fact, 1 million people each year a...

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  • New Product | Twisted Cherries

    Ever since Donnewald Distributing was founded in 1965, we have brought you the best beverages out there. Now we are adding a new type of product to the list: cherries. More specifically, alcoholic che...

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  • Coming Soon in 2018

    With the new year comes new changes, or in this case, new additions! Over the past month and continuing on into the near future, we have added some new products and packages to our lineup. We are exci...

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  • Pinckney Bend Reviewed By Wine Enthusiast

    Congratulations to our friends at Pinckney Bend Distillery on scoring 94 points with Wine Enthusiast for their vodka! This ties for the highest score during this tasting flight as well as beats other ...

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  • Taste Your Way Through 2017 | Week 8

    The holidays are over. The year is almost over. Now we have some long, holiday-less months ahead of us. Luckily, your last seasonal Winter beer is Goose Island‘s Winter Ale so you’ll get t...

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  • Taste Your Way Through 2017 | Week 7

    Do we really have to explain this one? It’s Christmas Eve. Christmas is TOMORROW. So our obvious choice must be Breckenridge‘s Christmas Ale! This ale was first released in 1993, which mea...

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  • Featured Brewery | Tallgrass

    When it comes to brewing at Tallgrass Brewery, quality is key. Located in Manhattan, Kansas, founder Jeff Gill was determined to bring quality craft beer to the Midwest. In 2007, he did just that. Jef...

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  • Upcoming Event | Perennial Abraxas Release

    Perennial‘s Abraxas has hit the market once again and we are ready to celebrate! The Global Brew Tap House in Edwardsville is hosting a release party on December 29th to commemorate the release...

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  • Upcoming Event | St. Louis Craft Tap Takeover in Highland

    Whether you’re new to the Craft Beer World or are a seasoned citizen, you need to be at this Tap Takeover! Featuring 6 different brands located in the St. Louis area, you will not want to miss t...

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  • Taste Your Way Through 2017 | Week 6

    Christmas is next week, so it’s time to start praying for snow with 10 Barrel‘s Pray For Snow. This delicately balanced Strong Ale starts with dark copper color mixed with slight reddish h...

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  • Taste Your Way Through 2017 | Week 5

    It’s getting colder… and colder… and colder… Don’t you just crave that Fall weather again? Pick up a pack of Elysian’s Bifrost to reminisce on the final days of cam...

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  • Upcoming Event | New Years Eve at Bluff City Grill

    Bluff City Grill is hosting a New Years Eve party! Featuring music from The Glendale Riders and Lady Luck, this party will also include dancing, crowd games, and more starting at 7pm.   Tickets a...

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  • Taste Your Way Through 2017 | Week 4

    It’s about time to start breaking out the Menorahs, Christmas trees, and all other holiday decorations, so why not have a few drinks along the way?   For this week, we are sharing with you ...

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  • Featured Brewery | Uinta Brewing

    They may not be new, but they certainly are good! In 1993, Uinta Brewing was founded in an old mechanic’s garage and they’ve been going strong ever since. Sitting at the 38th largest craft...

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  • Taste Your Way Through 2017 | Week 3

    We are officially in our 3rd week of Taste Your Way Through 2017! In case this is your first time participating, let us tell you what it is. We are sharing a different Winter seasonal beer that we pro...

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  • Taste Your Way Through 2017 | Week 2

    Last week’s beer for Taste Your Way Through 2017 was Alaskan Brewing Winter Ale. This week, it’s O’Fallon Brewery’s Big Walt!   This blonde ale from O’Fallon Brewery...

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  • UPCOMING EVENT | Black Friday Goose Island Release

    Forget about the turkey — there’s an even better bird coming to Global Brew in Edwardsville on November 24th. Its that wondrous time of year when our friends from Goose Island send some beers...

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  • Taste Your Way Through 2017 | Week 1

    It’s the VERY FIRST WEEK of Taste Your Way Through 2017! And our first seasonal Winter beer of the week is… drum roll, please…   Alaskan Brewing Winter Ale!   Brewed in the...

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  • Upcoming Event | Tasting Extravaganza

    Wake up your taste buds because you’re about to go for a ride. Legs for Life is hosting a tasting event featuring wine, spirits, and beer to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.   The...

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  • INTRODUCING Taste Your Way Through 2017

    We know, we know, there are so many different kinds of seasonal Winter ales to try this 2017 season! So many amazing choices can seem a little overwhelming when you’re standing in the freezing c...

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  • Winter Seasonal Beers

    It’s that time of year again. It gets dark around 5:00 every night, the wind is bitter, and you just can’t seem to get warm.   But there is hope for this winter season. Why, you ask? ...

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  • New Product | Natty Rush

    There’s alcohol, and there’s energy drinks. So what happens when you combine the two together? You get Natty rush, a fruity, boozy malt beverage.   Available in Watermelon Splash, Hur...

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  • Okawville Annual Chili Cook-Off

    Okawville is hosting their Annual Chili Cook-Off on October 14th!   Meet in Downtown Okawville at 4pm to join in on some beer, great food, music, friendship, and of course, CHILI! Admission is fr...

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  • Upcoming Event | Wine & Ale with Abe

    Do you like wine? Do you like beer? Do you like Abraham Lincoln? If you answered “yes” to at least 2 of those questions, then you’re in luck! Join the Vandalia Historical Society on ...

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  • Upcoming Event | Hank’s Bowl 50th Anniversary Party

    Hank’s Bowl is turning 50 years old! Join the staff in celebrating this milestone on the weekend of September 22nd at Hank’s Bowl in Trenton.   Enjoy $1.50 bowling from 11am-8pm! Some...

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  • Upcoming Event | Perennial Tap Takeover

    Head out to Germania Brew Haus in Alton on Thursday, September 28th for their 3rd monthly Tap Takeover featuring Perennial Artisan Ales!   There will be 5 brews available for you to try. A Perenn...

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  • Upcoming Event | Cheers & Beers to 150 Years

    St. Rose is hosting the event of the century! Well, century and a half. Join the city of St. Rose as they host Cheers & Beers to 150 Years featuring a race and craft beer festival on October 7th! ...

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  • Upcoming Event | Breese Fall Festival

    The Breese Fall Festival is coming! Join the city of Breese on September 30th in Northside Park for the 2017 Fall Festival! Event includes fireworks, music by 5 different bands, vendors, chili, and ou...

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  • New Brewery | Breckenridge Brewery

    Anheuser-Busch has added a new brewery to their lineup! Please welcome our Breckenridge Brewery to our lineup!   Open since 1990 in Breckenridge, Colorado, this brewery is the third-oldest craft ...

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  • New Brewery | Alaskan Brewing

    Great news! We have begun distributing beverages from Alaskan Brewing!   Alaskan Brewing is located in… you guessed it… Alaska. We will be one of the first out of 14 distributors in I...

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