Welcome To “God’s Country,” Stone Brewing Company

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Stone Brewing Southern IllinoisToday marks the beginning of the end for the palates of craft beer drinkers in southern Illinois; Stone Brewing Companies highly acclaimed beers are now available in the southern third of the state.

The brewery recently inked a deal with Koerner Distributor, which is based in Effingham but also has locations in Carterville and New Baden, to distribute its beers.

Stone’s arrival in southern Illinois was first reported by our friend Shawn Connelly, The Beer Philosopher.

The Hangar 9 [in Carbondale] has secured ten … count ’em, ten … Stone beers for the event. A couple of these beers will be exclusive pours for the event (marked with a red asterisk below), meaning you won’t be able to get them anywhere else. I’m thinking this warrants marking your calendars, folks.

Here are the beers that will be featured for your imbibing pleasure:

  • Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale w/ Espresso Beans
  • Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale
  • Arrogant Bastard Ale
  • Stone Ruination IPA
  • Stone IPA
  • Stone 16th Anniversary IPA w/ Green Tea Leaves
  • Stone Smoked Porter
  • Stone Levitation Ale
  • Stone Suitable for Cage-Aging aged in Bourbon Barrels*
  • Stone 14th Anniversary Emperial IPA*

According to Stone’s website, Koerner will be distributing the following beers to southern Illinois:

  • Pale Ale on Draft
  • Pale Ale in Six Packs
  • Smoked Porter on Draft
  • Smoked Porter in 22oz Bottles
  • India Pale Ale on Draft
  • India Pale Ale in Six Packs
  • Arrogant Bastard Ale on Draft
  • Arrogant Bastard Ale in 22oz Bottles
  • Levitation Ale on Draft
  • Levitation Ale in Six Packs
  • Ruination IPA on Draft
  • OAKED Arrogant Bastard Ale on Draft
  • Cali-Belgique IPA on Draft
  • Cali-Belgique IPA in 22oz Bottles
  • Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale on Draft
  • Old Guardian Barleywine on Draft
  • Imperial Russian Stout on Draft
  • Old Guardian Barleywine in 22oz Bottles
  • Imperial Russian Stout in 22oz Bottles
  • Anniversary Ale in 22oz Bottles
  • Double Bastard Ale in 22oz Bottles

Stone’s beers are also available in the Chicago area, through Windy City Distribution, and in the central Illinois area through Marketplace Selections in Peoria.

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Equal parts beer nerd and policy geek, Ryan is now the curator of the Guys Drinking Beer cellar. The skills he once used to dig through the annals of state government as a political reporter are now put to use offering unique takes on barrel-aged stouts, years-old barleywines and 10 + year verticals.

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