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Hops House begins to pour at Argosy Casino Alton


From Illinois Business Journal news services

ALTON – Blonde or amber, pilsner or ale, bottle or draft — there’s plenty on tap at the new Hops House at Argosy Casino Alton.

Craft beer takes center stage with 77 varieties to choose from, complemented by a menu that delivers contemporary pub fare with beer-pairing suggestions. The bar is just inside the landing area, seen by patrons just as they enter through the turnstyles, across from what had been a more traditional bar.

“This is a fantastic addition to our lineup of food-and-beverage offerings,” said Joelle Shearin, general manager at Argosy Casino Alton. “Hops House has broad appeal not only for our players but for anyone who enjoys a vibrant bar atmosphere and quality craft beer. We took special care to bring in a wide variety of labels that resonate with discerning beer-enthusiasts as well as the casual consumer.”

Among the labels offered are local brewery 4204 Main St. Brewery, as well as Old Bakery Beer Company, Schlafly, and many others including an exclusive brew “Argosy Ale.” Hops House will also feature a Nitro Tap that will open with Founder’s Oatmeal Stout. The bar and kitchen will offer late-night hours daily. Hops House will feature HD TVs, and guests can order from “The Argosy Angels,” a team of servers assembled especially for Hops House.

Patrons are offered the Hops House Passport program, which offers food items, gifts and other rewards for frequent visitors. The ultimate prize is to become a “Beer Baron” and earn a personal barstool in Hops House.

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