Last year we contracted with Big Muddy Brewing to develop our own beer. We wanted a craft brew that would be unique to us and complement our barbecue. Who better to capture the flavor than our local, award-winning craft brewery? The collaboration resulted in a brew that’s been described as a “full-flavored, yet balanced, amber ale with a decidedly smoky nose and finish and just the slightest hint of sweet apple flavor.” The apple is, of course, a nod to our hometown of Murphysboro’s many apple orchards and the apple wood with which we smoke our barbecue. 17ST Amber Ale is ranked 35th in the nation in smoked beers.
We’ve had the beer on tap for almost two years and you can take home a growler from our Murphysboro restaurant. Now it’s available in 22 oz. bottles at many liquor stores in Illinois and the surrounding region. Tweet, Instagram, or Facebook us a picture if you see it in the wild! Find us @17thstreetbbq.
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Big Muddy Brewing has distribution in many areas of the country. If you’d like to sell the beer on tap or in bottles, please contact Chuck: 618-684-8833