Small batch beer to benefit Northwestern Memorial Foundation

Small batch beer to benefit Northwestern Memorial Foundation

Starved Rock Country's own Tangled Roots Brewing Company returns with the eighth installment of 'Girls Brew Too', an on-going series of experimental small-batch beers, brewed by the women of Tangled Roots. Best of all, for this round of Girls Brew Too, a dollar of every pint sold…
Sign of the Times

Sign of the Times

The bright lights of the arrow serve as a guide. Pull over. Stop by on your way home. Maybe it was a long day on the job. Perhaps there’s cause for celebration. Regardless, the neon sign at Rudy’s Liquors promises a nip and a tote, a little now and more to tote home. 
History and spirits combine at distillery

History and spirits combine at distillery

Believe it or not, Star Union Spirits owners' first love was not spirits. It was wine.On a camping trip about a decade ago, Jeff Yosowitz gave Bob Windy a sample of his homemade wine. Windy enjoyed it so much, he asked Yosowitz to teach him how to make his own. It started a frien…
Utica's 50th Annual Burgoo To Feature Signature Brew

Utica's 50th Annual Burgoo To Feature Signature Brew

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Utica’s biggest festival, the La Salle County Historical Society Canal Market has teamed up with Tangled Roots Brewing Company to produce a special Burgoo-themed brew!So what exactly is Burgoo?Burgoo is a benefit festival hosted by the La Sall…
7 drinking destinations in Starved Rock Country

7 drinking destinations in Starved Rock Country

Starved Rock is going to be a happening place this weekend, and after a few hours of enjoying Illinois' favorite Labor Day destination, you'll probably want to track down a place to cool off and have a drink or two. We've got you covered, here's a guide to seven of the best water…
Illinois Beer Festival to host 100-plus craft brews

Illinois Beer Festival to host 100-plus craft brews

This Saturday, celebrate our state's thriving craft beer industry at the fourth annual Illinois Beer Festival in Morris. More than 100 beers, coming from 40 of Illinois' best breweries, will be available to taste, right in the heart of scenic Starved Rock Country.Last year’s Illi…
Court Street Pub serves craft brews and downtown views

Court Street Pub serves craft brews and downtown views

Located just across from Ottawa's beautiful court house building, the Court Street Pub is bringing a modern bar and eatery to one of Starved Rock Country's most historic districts.But Court Street Pub is about more than just atmosphere.Court Street Pub also features a full menu, …