I've decided to do something a little different here and highlight a brewery that I discovered recently: Riverlands Brewing Company out of suburban St. Charles, IL.
I'm doing this because they are still a relatively small local brewery that I have yet to find at any of the Binny's stores I routinely visit. The only place I have found their products is at a small store in downtown Arlington Heights, IL called Beer on the Wall. It is a fantastic store if you like to sample a lot of different beers because they sell everything as singles. There's also a location in Park Ridge, IL that I have not been to.
The first time I went to Beer on the Wall I came across Riverlands, a brewery I've never seen before. They had a few options and I asked the employee which one I should get. He told me "Anything by Riverlands is good." So, I just grabbed Mantel Duck. After having it I wish I would have grabbed the other two as well. I instantly wanted to try more.
The next time I found Riverlands I came across this adorable can. How in the world could I pass this up? It is an absolutely fantastic beer. It was at this point I started to realize that Riverlands is legit and I needed to start getting their beers any chance I had. That's the only problem with a store like that. I am only getting singles and they have so many I want to try. I need their beers available at my local Binny's ASAP because I would be grabbing Riverlands' beers all the time.
Here are the three others I've had, and guess what? Another three winners. I would put Riverlands up there with the best of them. I've tried five beers and all five have been a hit. I look forward to getting more.
That's why I need to get the word out. If more people are buying Riverlands brews, then they'll start to distribute further and we'll get better access to their beers. Click here to check out if they distribute anywhere near you or ask your local shop if they carry any. You won't regret it.