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Scratch Brewing Co.


Mon-Wed: Closed
Thu: 5pm-10pm
Fri: 4pm-10pm
Sat: 12pm-10pm
Sun: 12pm-8pm


About Scratch Brewing Co.

Scratch Brewing Company is a farmhouse brewery located 5 miles from the Shawnee National Forest in Ava, Illinois focusing on farmhouse beers and other styles brewed with home grown and locally farmed ingredients. The facility has been voted one of the most beautiful places to drink beer in the world by All About Beer Magazine, featuring a tree filled campus that’s truly a destination. Brews change both weekly and seasonally, and include innovative additions of local ingredients, including elderberry, ginger, dandelion, maple sap, hickory, lavender, juniper, and chanterelle mushrooms. Food is almost entirely locally sourced as well, featuring in-house grown produce along with other ingredients from nearby farms and eateries.

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Scratch Brewing Co.

264 Thompson Rd.
Ava, IL 62907


Beer & Honey flowing nicely here in St. Louis

Beer & Honey flowing nicely here in St. Louis

After the brewery hosted the National Honey Beer Summitt in August of 2017, Urban Chestnut Lab Specialist Amanda Mikolay got busy.

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