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Old 11-10-2011, 01:36 AM   #1
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Anyone ever hear of the Illinois Brewing Company? Looks like they are for sale:

http://chicago.craigslist.org/sox/bfs/2683464603.html
http://www.myspace.com/illinoisbrewing

Not saying anyone should jump on this, just curious if anyone's been there. Seems like a pretty reasonable for what looks to be a turnkey business.
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Old 11-10-2011, 01:40 AM   #2
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IBC is here in my town. I was never impressed with the place... seemed like they had line cleaning issues and had funky tastes. The location is in a PRIME spot across from the big Colosseum and near a bunch of businesses.
It could be a GREAT microbrewpub if the right person ran it.
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Old 11-10-2011, 01:41 AM   #3
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Wow... I wonder what town this is actually located in (looks like Bloomington). I also wonder why they're selling.

This is seriously.. seriously interesting - but trying to get a small business loan now has to be pretty brutal. If this were about 5 years in my future I would definitely consider it.
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Old 11-10-2011, 01:43 AM   #4
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Old 11-10-2011, 02:21 AM   #5
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They had some good times, but they have definitely lacked the quality, service, and atmosphere the last few years. It would need a budget for cleanup. But yeah, GREAT location. If only...

 
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Old 11-10-2011, 02:29 AM   #6
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Look into the Sam Adams Brewing the American Dream program. 2 guys local to me got into it and were picked for the Experienceship where they get to work side by side with SA employees to better their business and brewing. The were guests of Jim Koch at GABF and Jim actually knew them by sight.

 
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If I recall correctly, the SA loan is 25k to help get started. At least that's what it was when I looked into it. But if any of you guys want to float me 1.5 million, I have a hell of a plan and pro brewer.
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If I recall correctly, the SA loan is 25k to help get started. At least that's what it was when I looked into it. But if any of you guys want to float me 1.5 million, I have a hell of a plan and pro brewer.
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If I recall correctly, the SA loan is 25k to help get started. At least that's what it was when I looked into it. But if any of you guys want to float me 1.5 million, I have a hell of a plan and pro brewer.
One of the reasons I posted is because its listed at $149k, not $1,490k. Also, I'm not positive it is IBC, I just tried to match the area codes of the phone number and the descriptions match.
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And we also decided to make a Barley Wine this weekend as a starter. (That is probably one of the silliest sentences I've ever written.)
On tap: Russian Imperial Stout (nitro), Imperial Red, Kentucky Common Rye, Ruination Clone.
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Old 11-10-2011, 12:56 PM   #10
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There is no doubt its IBC... I can't think of any other brewery/bar that matches that description in the 309 area code. The attached homebrew shop was the kicker in the description
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