Book Description: Robin Shepard, author of the award-winning book Wisconsinâ€™s Best Breweries and Brewpubs, now showcases The Best Breweries and Brewpubs of Illinois. This guidebook introduces some three dozen breweries and brewpubs in Illinois and sixteen within half an hourâ€™s drive across the state line in Iowa, Missouri, Indiana, and Wisconsin. From the small microbrewery Two Brothers in Warrenville and big brewpubs like Goose Island in Chicago to the world-famous brewing giant Anheuser-Busch across the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Shepard provides descriptions and his personal ratings of more than four hundred beers. Plus, there is a tasterâ€™s chart you can use to record your own preferences. Shepard also introduces novices to the brewing process and a wide variety of beer styles. And in this information packed guidebook, youâ€™ll find a list of helpful books and Web sites, as well as where to find Illinois beer-tastings and festivals.