Craft beer is in our nature.

Craft beer is in our nature.

Illinois was built on the shared dreams and ambitions of people from all corners of the world. And here in beautiful Starved Rock Country, the dream lives on. Driven by a shared goal to create America’s finest total craft beer experience, a diverse collection of passionate and skilled individuals got together right here in the city of Ottawa, Illinois, to create The Tangled Roots Brewing Company.


Dedicated not only to brewing a portfolio of craft beers like no other, they also set out to build a unique ‘farm-to-foam’ craft beer experience, where visitors who share the passion can come and see for themselves how the beers are made, from start to finish. Then they can enjoy tasting them along with fine food from the beer-inspired menu at the spectacular Lone Buffalo Brew Pub in downtown Ottawa. It’s how beer-making in this region used to be done. It’s how beer making should be done. It’s beer done right.


Tangled Roots Brewing Company. The roots may be tangled but the dream is one and the same. Come and share it with us.

Tap List

Tap List

Here is a list of our beers on tap.

Our Core Beers

Who we are.

At Tangled Roots Brewing Company, we’re about beers, not bandwagons. Flavors, not fads. Liquids, not labels. This is beer done right. With an appreciation for natural elements, and an aversion to pretense. With a devotion to craft, a dedication to authenticity, and a respect for where we came from. A respect for our roots.
We believe that making exceptional beers requires a well-grounded approach. Our starting lineup focuses on making simple beers great and will take your craft beer appreciation to the next level. Connoisseurs of craft beer can expect more adventurous beers such as our imminent double IPA to blow their pallets away as we crank up production and expand our experimental portfolio in the initial months.

Farm to table food.

Our farm-to-table menu features locally-grown ingredients prepared by Executive Chef Brok Kellogg and Chef de Cuisine Scott Seese. The neighboring taproom, where guests can sample Tangled Roots’ latest brews, will offer lighter fare, including Bavarian-style pretzels, in a casual atmosphere.

Happy Hour Mon-Fri: 3-6pm $3 Core Beers!

lonebuffalo_whiteThe Lone Buffalo
is the first location by
Tangled Roots Brewing Company!

View our menu here

Brew Club

Brew Club

$25 membership

• 2 growler fills every month
• 1 beer flight every month
• Earn your first 150 points – receive a Tangled Roots Members ONLY T-shirt
• For EVERY 350 points earned – receive a $25 gift certificate (valid for dine-in only)
• 10% off carry out orders
• $15 gift certificate during your birthday month
• First invitation to member’s only parties, events, classes, beer dinners and much more!

Members earn points and include additional incentives.
Points will be accumulated through food and beverage purchases.
For every dollar spent, a point will be earned by the member.

To register call:  (815) 324-9549

Online registration coming soon.



Call Us (815) 324-9549

Tap Room Seasonal Hours:

Closed Monday-Wednesday
Thursday: 4pm–10pm
Friday 3pm-11:30pm
Saturday 11am-11:30pm
Sunday 11am-6pm

Visit Us 812 LaSalle St. Ottawa, IL 61350

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