Craft Beer 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. Fairbury Brewer Adds New Flavor To Central Illinois Craft Beer Corridor By Ryan Denham • May 20, 2019 Jeff Smudde / WGLT Surrounded by farmland as far as the eye can see, Lincoln Slagel showed off a crop you don't see too often here in central Illinois: hops. Fiala Brothers Plan Brewery In Uptown Normal By Ryan Denham • Feb 11, 2019 Google Maps McLean County could soon be getting its fifth craft brewery—and its first in Uptown Normal. Rauner Visits Destihl To Sign Craft Beer Bill By Eric Stock • Aug 11, 2018 Eric Stock / WGLT Gov. Bruce Rauner visited Destihl Brewery on Saturday to sign a measure that he said will cut costs and bureaucratic red tape for craft breweries across Illinois. Photos: Grand Opening at Bloomington's Keg Grove Brewing By Ryan Denham & Jeff Smudde • Jun 2, 2018 Jeff Smudde / WGLT Bloomington-Normal’s latest craft beer destination is officially open for business. One Year Later, Destihl Grows To Global Beer Player By Ryan Denham & Maddie Bounds • May 31, 2018 When you think of Bloomington-Normal brands with national or even international reputations, it's State Farm and Beer Nuts. Now Destihl is on the list. Keg Grove Adds New Brewery To Heart Of Bloomington By Ryan Denham • Mar 2, 2018 Ryan Denham / WGLT When you visit the new Keg Grove Brewing Co. in Bloomington, the first thing you notice is the location.