Ale is one of the oldest beverages humans have produced. With the spread of Christendom in Europe, came the men and women devoted enough to give up their previous life and take up the monastic lifestyle. During the first half of the Middle Ages, this influenced brewing practices. Family traditional brewing was shifted to centralized production in monasteries and abbeys. Beer was one of the most common drinks and was consumed daily by all social classes. Out of necessity, new techniques were discovered and developed to enable the wide range of beer styles we see today. At Abbey Ridge Brewery & Tap Room, we embrace and celebrate the long standing traditions of these brew masters and the times and people of the middle ages. Their widespread consumption and enjoyment of these monastic beers sustained a way of lifeā€¦ and we continue that tradition.

This is a great place! Lots of drink choices ( beer included). The bloody marys are the best and the atmosphere is very relaxed. Prices are better than any other place around. We will be back!

Courtney

Found this gem on a wine/farm crawl in southern IL. What a great place! Food was good and the drinks were wonderful. I cannot say enough about the staff. They were cheerful, helpful, and downright awesome. I cannot wait to come back. BTW, try the nachos! Love them!

Simon

Went today after driving by last night and seeing the sign, good brew – food looked great – owners were awesome! Great location, we’ll be back!

Kevin