About Us

THIS IS NOT A TYPICAL BREWERY

We are the original flavored craft brewer.  Our vision is to take the classic tastes you love and deliver brews that are unrivaled by any other brand.

Although rooted in tradition, we are not the brewery of yesterday.  We’re constantly inventing ways to exceed your expectations and push the boundaries of what craft brewing is all about. And, while we’re damn proud of what we’ve accomplished so far, we use every single day as an opportunity to deliver on our promise to you.

We are Small Town Brewery.

WE ARE HUMBLED BY OUR PAST AND EAGER FOR OUR FUTURE

Our founder, Tim Kovac, may just have brewing in his blood.  Legend has it that way back when, his family won a brewery during a high-stakes card game and supplied beer to some of the earliest settlers to America.  Must have been a hell of a hand.  Inspired by this story, Tim founded Small Town Brewery in Wauconda, IL with the goal of honoring gruit-inspired brewing.  Using a variety of herbal ingredients, Tim crafted botanical beers with the unmistakable taste of nostalgia that became loved by many.

In fact, after introducing Not Your Father’s Root Beer, bottles flew off shelves so quickly that we couldn’t keep up!  After ramping up production, we are now sold across the US.  But we didn’t stop there.  We soon followed up with more classic flavors such as Not Your Father’s Ginger Ale and Not Your Father’s Vanilla Cream Ale.  Most recently, we whipped up our newest batch of brews: Not Your Mom’s reminds you of all the comforts of home you remember, either from real life or TV.

So stay tuned…who knows what we’ll delight you with next.


CHECK OUT WHAT THEY’RE SAYING ABOUT US

When you’re the OG flavored craft beer, imitators will always come along and try to steal your thunder. But there’s a reason Small Town Brewery is the most sought-after and most-awarded in the industry – our beers just taste better.


Awards

2016 Alcohol Power Players


2016 - Beverage World Magazine

2016 Beer Growth Brand winner


2016 - Cheers Magazine

2016 Market Watch Best New Beer/RTD Brand


2016 - MarketWatch Magazine

Cigars & Leisure Magazine


2016 - 2016 Readers' Choice Award: Beer

Industry Excellence Award 2016 - Best New Beer Product


2016 - IMPACT Magazine

Best New Product


2016 - MarketWatch Leaders

2015 Beer Launch of the Year


2015 - Brewbound

Hot Brand Award - Not Your Father's Root Beer


2015 - IMPACT Magazine

95 Beeradvocate Rating - NYFRB


2014 - Beer Advocate

Recent Press


Super Bowl Beer List


2017 - CBS-TV Minnesota

Root Beer Grows Up


2015 - Men's Journal

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