Alcohol Bloomington Brewery Expands During Pandemic By Charlie Schlenker • Jul 1, 2020 Lil Beaver Brewery The pandemic has hurt so many businesses in central Illinois. But not, apparently, some alcohol producers. Recovering Addicts Face Extra Challenges Around The Holidays By Ryan Denham • Dec 20, 2019 Ryan Denham / WGLT For recovering addicts, staying sober can more difficult around the holidays. Alcohol is as pervasive as gingerbread cookies at holiday parties. And as families come together, the pain of past relapses can linger even if a person is newly sober. City Council Sends Back West Side Restaurant Beer Garden Request By Mary Cullen • Oct 14, 2019 Eric Stock / WGLT The Bloomington City Council voted Monday to send a west side restaurant’s request for a beer garden back to the liquor commission. ISU Athletics To Sell Beer, Wine At Select Events By Ryan Denham • Jul 18, 2019 Staff / WGLT Fans will soon be able to buy beer and wine at Illinois State University Athletics events—and not just in premium seating locations.