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Illinois to Unveil Official State Beer for Its Bicentennial

December 01, 2017

Almost every state has a long list of "official" things: flag, motto, nickname, song, flower, bird - you name it. Utah has an "official state snack," which, oddly enough, is Jell-O. Texas has an "official state cooking implement," which, somewhat humorously, is the Dutch oven. But now, Illinois is going to get an official item to rule them all: To go with the Land of Lincoln's official state bird (Cubs fans may be dismayed to know it's the cardinal) and its official state dance (the Square Dance), Illinois is about to get an official beer - for a year, at least.