Historic Dixie Highway Brewery Trail
Southside breweries along historic Dixie Highway
The southside breweries launched Chicagoland’s newest brewery trail on Saturday, April 13. The trail follows the historic Dixie Highway from Beverly on the north to Crete on the south.
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
This is a full service, award winning brewery with a global kitchen dedicated to enriching the South Side of Chicago. Serving up wine and spirits too.
Sunday – Thursday 11:30AM–10PM
Friday & Saturday 11:30AM–Midnight
10934 South Western Ave, Chicago, IL
Experience an innovative brewery and pizza kitchen located on the southside of Chicago in the Beverly-Morgan Park neighborhood.
They serve up cocktails too!
7 days a week 11AM–10PM
13357 Olde Western Ave, Blue Island, IL
Enjoy historic Olde Western Ave. while enjoying beer brewed and packaged by the brewers right in Blue Island.
Sunday – 12:30–4PM
Wednesday – Friday 4–10PM
Saturday – 12–10PM
1338 Main St, Crete, IL
Located in quaint downtown Crete this brewery features 14 carefully crafted beers on tap daily. Ciders are also available along with a few crafted specialty cocktails.
Monday – 3–9PM
Tuesday – Thursday 3–11PM
Friday – Saturday 12PM–12AM
Sunday – 12–8PM
1035 Sterling Ave, Flossmoor, IL
One of Chicago's oldest breweries which opened in 1996 inside of an old train station serving classic American style Ales. Full bar with many drink choices as well as a full service restaurant.
Sunday – Thursday 11:30AM–11PM
Friday – Saturday 11:30AM–12PM
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
Thornton Distilling 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.