Engrained Brewing

August 19, 2013

A new restaurant and microbrewery is open in Springfield. Founded on the principles of sustainability, supporting local, and using natural ingredients, Engrained will feature eight craft beers brewed on-site plus guest craft beers. The menu will offer traditional American cuisine including farm fresh steaks, pork chops, ribs, beer bread pizza, artisan cheeses, sandwiches & burgers, brewer’s meatloaf & brats, and much more.

Brent Schwoerer, the owner and founder at Engrained, was born and raised around the family dairy and grain farms just north of Bloomington, Illinois. His experience on the farm instilled his commitment to offer quality food from local farmers. “I believe in the local farmers who use natural methods avoiding growth hormones and steroids on their animals and chemicals on their crops,” Schwoerer says. “Small farmers are vital to keeping our food supply healthy and sustainable. You can feel good about coming to Engrained because you know where the food on your plate and the beer in your glass is from.”

Schwoerer started in the industry as a home brewer, and quickly became engaged in the craft beer culture. A mechanical engineer, Schwoerer enjoys the science of brewing and the satisfaction that comes with producing a quality product. “Craft brewers are passionate about beer and sharing it with their community and I am excited to create and share new craft beers in Springfield,” says Schwoerer.

Plans to open Engrained started three years ago when Schwoerer and his wife, Melissa, moved back to Springfield, her hometown. Schwoerer noticed the Legacy Pointe Development and quickly realized that it would be a perfect location for his vision. “I’m very fortunate to be a part of Legacy Pointe Town Center. There are so many exciting things happening out here, and I know the development will only continue to grow and offer more to Springfield and surrounding areas,” says Schwoerer.

Engrained will provide more than 75 jobs for the Springfield community. It will seat more than 250 guests, who will be able to view the brewery operation from every spot in the brewpub. There will also be a private room available for events. Engrained will be open seven days a week for lunch, dinner, and drinks.

Contact: Brent Schwoerer, brent@engrainedbrewing.com. For more information, please visit www.engrainedbrewing.com

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