After living in France, brothers Jim and Jason Ebel developed a passion for flavorful specialty beer. After returning to the states, they had trouble finding that type of beer in Chicago so they opened Two Brothers Brewing Company in 1996. To get them started, the Ebel brothers' grandfather, a retired dairy farmer, donated his bulk milk tanks, which were quickly converted to fermenters. Currently, the brewery resides in a 40,000 square foot facility 30 miles west of Chicago. In addition to their traditional style beers, Two Brothers Brewing Company produces many specialty beers including a line of oak aged ales. Two Brothers Brewing Company's award winning products are currently available in Illinois, Florida, Indiana, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Arizona, Missouri, Iowa, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.