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Scratch Brewing

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Stopped here on a Saturday afternoon on a return trip to Chicago from the Gulf Coast. Great beers... read more

Reviewed 3 December 2018
Naperville, Illinois
Good visit. Overall decent beers

Overall worth the time and energy to get here. Isolated place far from anything. Run down and needs... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2018
Belleville, Illinois
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264 Thompson Rd, Ava, IL 62907-2658
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Reviewed 3 December 2018

Stopped here on a Saturday afternoon on a return trip to Chicago from the Gulf Coast. Great beers back in the woods made from local ingredients. Very relaxing.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

Overall worth the time and energy to get here. Isolated place far from anything. Run down and needs more attention to outside area. Flies were everywhere. Walked in and we weren’t sure if they were open or not. Kind of got a deer in the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 September 2018

The Scratch Brewing location has multiple seating locations, mostly outside so weather might be a factor. The inside is not large (not sure if there was another room or not as the day we were there outside seating was just fine. We has a flight...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JS1418
Reviewed 21 August 2018

We loved the setting for Scratch Brewery. The outdoor space is lovely and a fun place to spend a few hours. The beer was wonderful. The menu is limited - we had a wood fired pizza and the bread with goat cheese/honey - both made...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Hmm1960
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

very spoiled to have a brewery like this anywhere. especially southern illinois. the majority of the ingredients they use for their beers are foraged from their property or nearby. really cool idea and the beers arent too bad either, especially if you like sours. their...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank LilyWanderingGypsy
Reviewed 20 October 2017

A little hard to find brewery, but worth the trip. The outside area is pretty cool and rustic. It is located on the edge of the forest with lots of seating area outside so you will want to go on a nice day. We tried...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Went to pick up my reserved ale today and had to try some that was on tap. The chicken in the woods was our favorite. Small out of the way place but big on ambience. Can't wait to go back and see what new tastes...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Rebecca K
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

This is our second visit her. Decent brew but we again don't feel that the customer service is good. Only water available if you are not drinking beer and that comes from the tap. They do serve a limited menu. Cash only but they do...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Sprandel5
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Great hidden gem in Southern Illinois - nice contract to all the wineries in the area. Cherry Porter is great - flavors are trendy and well done. Just go.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank elizabethth
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Yesterday was Scratch's 4th Anniversary celebration. We met some friends there and we had a great day at Scratch. They were offering about 20 of their beers for tasting and growler fills. They usually have some nice bread/cheese app trays and a good wood fired...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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