Updated 3:40 pm, July 9, 2014

The Onion Pub and Brewery, a brewery in Lake Barrington, is proud to announce that it now distributing its craft beer in New York, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska and Ohio.

"This is big news for a small suburban microbrewery, and we couldn't be more excited!" Mike Kainz, head brewmaster of Wild Onion Brewing Co., said.

Since its founding in 1995, brothers John and Mike Kainz have grown the Wild Onion Brewing Co. into a successful brewery and pub. Today, the Wild Onion Brewing Co. sits on the top rung of Illinois microbreweries with a pale ale and an oatmeal stout, and its newest release: Phat Chance Blonde.

The brewery will also be releasing their fourth all-year-round style in a can, Phat Chance Blonde, shortly. As a uniquely satisfying blonde ale, Phat Chance Blonde is brewed exclusively with Canadian 2-Row Pale Malt and Centennial hops. The use of only two ingredients highlights the fruity and citrus-like character of the Centennial hop, a favorite variety from the Pacific Northwest.

For more information about The Onion Pub and Brewery, call 847-381-7308, view the Lake Barrington pub on the Web at or visit 22221 N. Pepper Road in Lake Barrington.

About The Onion Pub and Brewery

The Onion Pub and Brewery began as the Wild Onion Brewing Co. in 1996 with the simple goal of brewing the finest beer available to local beer drinkers. Its original brewery was located two blocks away and was pieced together with used dairy tanks in a small warehouse. As The Onion Pub and Brewery grew its keg and bottle sales throughout Chicagoland, it began to dream of building a taproom and pub on its site. That dream became a reality when the Onion Pub and Brewery opened its doors to the public in 2003. The Onion Pub and Brewery invites the community to visit its three banquet rooms that can accommodate up to 250 guests.

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