Historic Dixie Highway Brewery Trail
Southside breweries along historic Dixie Highway
Participating breweries on Dixie Highway itself are Horse Thief Hollow, Open Outcry Brewing Co., Blue Island Beer Co. and Evil Horse Brewing Co. To the west is Flossmoor Station Brewery and to the east, Rabid Brewing and One Trick Pony Brewery.
Guests can pick up passports at each participating brewery or download them from the trail’s website at DixieHighwayBreweryTrail.com. Once all breweries have been visited, guests can turn their passport in for a prize and a chance to win one of four brewery swag baskets.
In 1914, Carl G. Fisher (who also helped plan the Lincoln Highway - one of the earliest transcontinental highways across the United States) came up with the idea to create the Dixie Highway. The highway was part of the National Auto Trail system and was a network of paved roads, rather than one single highway. The western route of the Dixie Highway ran from Chicago to Miami, allowing a way for northern automobile tourists to drive to Miami for vacation. While originally supervised by The Dixie Highway Association, each town along the route was responsible for building and maintaining its section of the highway. In the late 1920s, the federal government took it over as part of the U.S. Route system. Over the decades, the Dixie Highway has played a significant role in each of the towns along its path, and the highway has a storied history.
Dixie Highway Brewery Trail
Welcome to the historic Dixie Highway's newest attraction! Enjoy at least one beer at all participating breweries (in any order) during a six-month period to receive a cool prize. Get the Dixie Highway Brewery Trail Passport stamped at each of the locations. To download your passport and for additional rules please visit DixieHighwayBreweryTrail.com.
10426 South Western Ave, Chicago, IL
10934 South Western Ave, Chicago, IL
13357 Olde Western Ave, Blue Island, IL
1338 Main St, Crete, IL
1035 Sterling Ave, Flossmoor, IL
17759 Bretz Drive, Homewood, IL
Purveyors of the hedonistic arts, Rabid's prime purpose is to make the most mythical beer in the galaxy. They also offer food, ciders and cocktails
Wednesday – Thursday 4–10PM
Friday – Saturday 4–12PM
|One Trick Pony
17851 Chappel Ave, Lansing, IL
One Trick Pony brews quality, bold beers with attention to detail.
Tuesday – Saturday 3–11PM
|Thornton Distilling & Brewing Co.
400 E Margaret St, Thornton, IL 60476
We believe in crafting unique spirits by hand. Starting with limestone-filtered water drawn from the building’s original artesian well, our spirits are created with painstaking detail to attention, each with as much a story to tell as the building itself.