Illinois is brewing up excitement for the bicentennial celebration. This week, Governor Bruce Rauner visited Binny's Beverage Depot in Springfield for the roll out of the state's official bicentennial beer ‘1818 Prairie State Farmhouse Ale', which was created by Petersburg based Hand of Fate Brewing Company. They defeated other top craft brewers i a competition at last year's Illinois State Fair. Hand of Fate owner Mike Allison is thrilled to represent the state, less than two years after Hand of Fate opened its doors.
Governor Rauner says its an exciting moment for Illinois agriculture and the craft brewing industry.
The beer is now available at most Binny's, Jewel-Osco's, HyVee's and other select retailers statewide.