Two Brothers 20th Anniversary

20 Years of Chicago Craft


In the spring of 1997, homebrewers Jim and Jason Ebel released their first beer as Two Brothers Brewing Company. Since then, our two-man operation has grown into a multi-category lifestyle brand that includes award-winning craft beer, specialty-grade coffee, four artisan restaurants and now a line of hand-crafted spirits. Even though we’re a lot bigger now, we remain staunchly independent as a company so we can remain true to our values, making everything with craftsmanship, creativity and conscience.

One of Illinois’ original craft breweries, Two Brothers Artisan Brewing remains 100% family owned and continues to revolutionize the craft beer industry by pioneering high-quality, flavorful artisan beers. Two Brothers has helped introduce and popularize a number of beer varieties to the craft beer scene including German Hefeweizens, French Style Country Ales and Sours.

Always evolving, Two Brothers Brewing Company has a big year on tap to help celebrate its 20th Anniversary. Plans for a state-of-the-art brewing facility and campus are currently in the works and a new distillery, located in the Two Brothers Roundhouse, is near completion for Two Brothers Artisan Spirits. Two Brothers is also set to revamp its artisan beer lineup in 2017, with new year-round, seasonal and Special Projects Division releases throughout the year.

Twenty years and just getting started.